Board of Supervisors Meeting Date:

Raymond E. Graham, Cedar Run District Supervisor

April 10, 2008


Staff Lead:


Kimberley P. Fogle, Assistant Director

Community Development



 A Resolution Revising the Department of Community Development’s Fee Schedule


Topic Description:


This revision to the Department of Community Development’s fee schedule amends the fee categories associated with land development applications to add a subcategory for early grading permits under land disturbing permits. 


Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors:


Conduct a public hearing.  Due to Board of Supervisors policy, a resolution for fee schedule approval cannot occur until the May 8, 2008 meeting, with an effective date of June 1, 2008. 


Financial Impact Analysis:

The proposed fee is anticipated to offset the costs involved in the review and inspection of early grading permits.


Summary Staff Report:


The Board of Supervisors is currently considering the addition of an early grading permit process for commercial, industrial and governmental projects for which a major site or infrastructure plan is currently under review.  An overall fee in the amount of $4,000 per acre, based on disturbed acreage, with a fee cap of $25,000 is proposed for this process.  The overall fee includes plan review for the early grading plan, and bond review and land disturbing permit fees for the total project.  This fee is essentially all inclusive for a construction project, except for the fee for the review of the site plan itself.  The fee will cover the cost of staff time associated with review of the plan, performance bonds and development agreements, as well as the in-field inspections of the grading and construction operation. The cost of the review and inspection work performed by John Marshall Soil and Water Conservation District will be defrayed by this proposed fee.  The proposed amendment to the Department of Community Development Fee Schedule is shown in Attachment 1.   


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

Property Owners
Design Firms
Fauquier County Government
Fauquier County Water & Sanitation Authority

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