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
January 28, 2010, the Fauquier County Planning Commission held a public
hearing on the Special Exception request; and
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
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,
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
The maximum daily number of dogs at the kennel/daycare/grooming
shall not exceed seventy-five (75) dogs.
There shall be no more than a total maximum number of 100 dogs on
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
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.
No outdoor training classes shall take place after dark.
Dogs at the facility, that are not kenneled, shall be accompanied by
staff or the pet owner at all times.
No dog daycare shall be permitted on Sundays.
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.
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.
The use shall not exceed a maximum of 20 total employees (this
includes full-time employees and part-time employees).
Any expansion of the use shall require amendment to this Special
The applicants shall maintain the farm building appearance of any
remodeled or reconstructed buildings used for the kennel/daycare
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
A Preliminary Soil Report will be required if a major site plan is
Geotechnical Investigation will be required prior to issuance of a
Jurisdictional Determination will be required if land disturbance is
planned in areas mapped “78A.”
The applicants shall comply with all
applicable water and sewage treatment standards as determined by the
Virginia Department of Health.