RESOLUTION

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

            WHEREAS, the Village and Settlement chapter of the Comprehensive Plan was originally adopted with the 1977 Plan Revision; and

WHEREAS, the Village and Settlement chapter has remained largely unchanged since its original adoption; and

WHEREAS, certain ambiguities in the Village and Settlement chapter have required staff interpretation over the years with regard to rezoning requests within the Villages and Settlements; and

            WHEREAS, an update to the Village and Settlement chapter is identified as a key project for the Planning Commission to undertake in 2002, in part to provide more precise boundaries for each of the approximately forty villages and settlements within the County; and

            WHEREAS, it is the belief of the Board of Supervisors that a more conservative interpretation of village and settlement boundaries should be utilized by the County until such time as the Village and Settlement chapter has been amended; now, therefore, be it

            RESOLVED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 18th day of March 2002, That the Community Development staff is hereby directed to utilize only the village and settlement outlines for boundary interpretations and that the one-half mile radius circles no longer be used to determine village and settlement boundaries until such time as the Planning Commission has completed, and the Board of Supervisors has adopted, an update of the Village and Settlement chapter of the Comprehensive Plan.