Board of Supervisors Meeting Date: 

Larry Weeks, Scott District Supervisor

March 18, 2002

Staff Lead:


Brian Davis

Community Development

Topic:  A Resolution to Direct Community Development Staff to Change Its Interpretation of Chapter 7 of the Comprehensive Plan (Villages and Settlements) with Regards to Rezoning Applications


The current Villages and Settlements chapter of the Comprehensive Plan was adopted in the 1977 Plan Revision, and has remained largely unchanged since its original adoption.  The delineation of each village and/or settlement in Chapter 7 is based upon old tax maps, delineation lines, zoning designations and a one-half mile radius circle to depict scale and size.  When considering rezoning applications in the village and settlement area, Community Development staff has consistently interpreted that properties within the one-half mile circle radius were designated for village or settlement uses. 

The Planning Commission has recently identified the Village and Settlement Chapter update as a project in its 2002 Work Program.  However, until such time as the Planning Commission has completed its work and made recommendations for Board of Supervisorsí adoption, the recommended resolution would direct staff not to use the one-half mile radius circle in determining the location of village boundary lines.  Such direction would provide staff with a clearer basis on which village and settlement boundaries should be considered when making recommendations on rezoning applications. 

Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors: 

 Consider adopting the attached resolution.


Financial Impacts Analysis:

 There was no financial impact analysis required for this request.

Identify any other Departments, Organizations or Individuals that would be affected by this request:



1.      Proposed Resolution