A RESOLUTION TO APPROVE Liberty Hill Pet Resort, SEAM10-CR-002: An Amendment to a Previously Approved Category 13 Special Exception to Allow for Additional Activities

WHEREAS, Scott W. & Mary Ann Robertson, owners and applicants, are seeking Special Exception approval to amend a previously approved Category 13 Special Exception for Liberty Hill Pet Resort to allow for additional activities on PIN #6990-14-2323-000; and

            WHEREAS, on January 28, 2010, the Fauquier County Planning Commission held a public hearing on the Special Exception request; and

            WHEREAS, on February 25, 2010, the Fauquier County Planning Commission unanimously recommended that the application be approved, subject to conditions; and

WHEREAS, on April 8, 2010, the Board of Supervisors conducted a public hearing and considered written and oral testimony; and

            WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors concurred with the Planning Commission and agreed that the application satisfies the standards of Zoning Ordinance Articles 5-006 and 5-1300; now, therefore, be it

            RESOLVED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 8th day of April 2010, That SPEX10-CR-002 be, and is hereby, approved, subject to the following conditions:

  1. The approved Special Exception for Liberty Hill Pet Resort shall be granted for and run with the land indicated in this application and shall not be transferable to other land.
  2. The Special Exception is granted only for the purpose(s), structure(s) and/or uses indicated, and shall be in general conformance with the Special Exception Plat, approved with the applications, as qualified by these development conditions.
  3. The subject parcel (PIN# 6990-14-2323-000) under this Special Exception shall not be subdivided without amendment to the Special Exception in accordance with the provisions of Article 5 of the Zoning Ordinance.
  4. The term of this Special Exception shall be limited to ten (10) years from the date of site plan approval, but may be extended on an annual basis by the Zoning Administrator in accordance with the provisions of Section 5-012 of the Zoning Ordinance for five (5) annual extensions, a total of fifteen (15) years. Thereafter, the Special Exception must be renewed in accordance with Section 5-013 of the Zoning Ordinance.
  5. The maximum daily number of dogs at the kennel/daycare/grooming shall not exceed seventy-five (75) dogs.
  6. There shall be no more than a total maximum number of 100 dogs on the site.
  7. The applicants shall have the ability to conduct the following uses on the site: grooming; indoor/outdoor dog training classes; puppy training; private training; doggy daycare; dog play days and swimming; boarding (dogs & cats); and, sale of pet supplies and food.
  8. The hours of operation for all activities, other than the kennel, shall be limited to 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Sunday hours shall be limited to drop off and pick up of kenneled dogs and cats during the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  9. No outdoor training classes shall take place after dark.
  10. Dogs at the facility, that are not kenneled, shall be accompanied by staff or the pet owner at all times.
  11. No dog daycare shall be permitted on Sundays.
  12. Temporary structures associated with the Liberty Hill Pet Resort shall have the ability to be moved around on the property so long as they are outside of the required 75 setback.
  13. The Special Exception shall allow for phased growth of the kennel over time to include the following: kennel operating out of the existing farm house with 30 dogs and 5 cats; building cabins around the pond; remodeling the existing main barn to add 20 suites, 34 runs and 20 cat enclosures; and, remodeling existing Barn 2 to add 14 additional suites and 20 additional runs.
  14. The use shall not exceed a maximum of 20 total employees (this includes full-time employees and part-time employees).
  15. Any expansion of the use shall require amendment to this Special Exception approval.
  16. The applicants shall maintain the farm building appearance of any remodeled or reconstructed buildings used for the kennel/daycare operation.
  17. As shown on the Special Exception plat, this permit shall allow for the construction of dog cabins around the pond; a pavilion (not to exceed 1,200 square feet) alongside Barn 1 for picnic, training and to exercise dogs during inclement weather; additional fencing around exercise areas; a dome on the pool in the winter; and, a tent or pole barn building (not to exceed 1,800 square feet) for additional sheltered space.
  18. A Preliminary Soil Report will be required if a major site plan is required.
  19. Geotechnical Investigation will be required prior to issuance of a building permit.
  20. Jurisdictional Determination will be required if land disturbance is planned in areas mapped 78A.
  21. The applicants shall comply with all applicable water and sewage treatment standards as determined by the Virginia Department of Health.

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