consideration of this request and take appropriate action.
On January 22, 2002, the Board of
Supervisors held a public hearing on this application.
Decision was deferred for thirty days to allow additional
review time and deliberation of the development conditions
forwarded by the Planning Commission.
After the public hearing, the applicant’s
representatives met with Supervisor Atherton to review the
proposed conditions and any remaining issues. As a result of that meeting, changes to the Planning
Commission’s original conditions are highlighted in bold
The special exception is granted for and runs with the land indicated
in this application and is not transferable to other land.
This special exception is granted only for the purpose(s), structure(s)
and/or uses indicated on the special exception plat dated
October 2, 2001 and
amended through March 5, 2002, as qualified by these
This special exception is subject to the provisions of Article 12 of
the Fauquier County Zoning Ordinance, Site Plans, as may be
determined by the Fauquier County Department of Community
site plan submitted pursuant to this special exception shall be
in substantial conformance with the special exception plat dated
October 2, 2001, and these conditions.
This special exception shall be granted for a period of three
years from the date of approval with
an additional three year administrative approval period to be
granted by the Zoning Administrator in accordance with the
provisions of Section 5-012 of the Zoning Ordinance.
There shall be no new structures constructed beyond the subject areas depicted on the revised special exception
plat dated March 5, 2002 in association with this use
without amendment to the special exception approval.
The proposed principal
entrance to the site from Route 729 shall be upgraded to include
a wider entrance to accommodate two-way traffic at the site
improvements shall be indicated on the site plan and constructed
to VDOT standards.
Hours of operation for the school activities shall be limited as follows: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. during the
months of November, December and January and 8:00 a.m. to 6:00
p.m. during the months of June, July and August.
Hours at all other times shall be limited from 8:00 a.m.
to 5:00 p.m.
Summer activities for students shall be limited to no
more than eight weeks in total duration between June 15 and
August 31 of each calendar year.
Summer events for teachers shall not exceed five in any week and shall
be conducted Monday through Friday, no more than four weeks during the months
of June, July and August.
Teacher attendance shall not exceed twelve
per event within the hours provided for in Condition #7
There shall be no more than sixty attendees on site at any one time.
This daily attendance limit does not apply to other private functions
that may be held on the subject property.
Transportation for student and youth activities shall
be coordinated through the use of multiple-passenger vehicles or
school buses at all times to reduce vehicular traffic to and
from the site. Use
of full-size school buses shall be limited to
two per day (ingress and egress).
number of school employees on the property shall not exceed
The applicant shall submit to the Zoning Administrator, on a quarterly
basis, a summary of attendance records for the events to ensure
that attendance limitations are maintained.
All school parking must be
provided on site, and shall be located
within one hundred feet of
the structures used for school activities.
All grass areas used for parking shall be mowed and maintained so as
to minimize the risk of vehicle and field fires.
Restroom facilities shall be provided in accordance with Health
In no event shall fireworks, hot-air balloons or helicopters be used
in association with this use.
The applicant shall require its employees and all invitees to strictly
comply with State burning laws and copies of such laws shall be
posted on site.
During events associated to this use with outdoor music or amplified sound, the maximum permitted
sound pressure noise levels shall not exceed forty db at the property line.
All lighting shall be in conformance with the Fauquier County Zoning
Ordinance and positioned downward, inward and shielded to
eliminate glare from all adjacent properties.
Fire extinguishers meeting State and Federal standards shall be
provided at all events.
applicant shall obtain all necessary zoning and building permits
and obtain any other applicable State and local approvals prior
to commencement of operations.
All applicable rules and regulations governing this use
shall be maintained by the applicant at all times.