Staff and the appropriate referral agencies have reviewed
this request for conformance with the Comprehensive Plan,
the Zoning Ordinance, and other relevant policies and
regulations. Findings, comments, and recommendations are
summarized below. The actual responses from referral
agencies are available upon request.
The Zoning Office has provided the
drainfield is located within the front yard setback area.
The drainfield can be located within the required yard;
however, if there are any above-ground structures associated
with the type of unit proposed, it must be located outside
the yard or meet the maximum height limits. Any such
structures should be identified and made part of the Special
Scientist conducted a site visit to determine if it was
possible to locate a mini-mound (administratively approved
system) on the parcel. It was determined that there was not
adequate space for that type of system.
point, the Aquarobic Filterbed system may have its
experimental classification removed. Its manufacturer does
have an application in with the Commonwealth of Virginia for
this request. However, there is no anticipated timeframe or
guarantee of this action.
As noted previously, subsequent to
the Health Departmentís comments, approval of this system
has been withdrawn; however, as the applicantís system had
Health Department approval prior to the cut-off date, its
Engineering Department has reviewed the above referenced
plan and expressed concern that it is not clear who will
inspect and maintain this system to ensure it remains within
the guidelines of the Health Department.
The Warrenton Residency staff reviewed the above referenced
Special Exception for an Aquarobic Filter Bed system. Due
to the proximity of the proposed system to the road, VDOT
requests that right-of-way be dedicated 25 feet from the
centerline of the road to ensure that the system is outside
of any area that may be needed for future improvements to
the road. VDOT also reviewed the location of the driveway
to ensure this was the safest location. There are trees to
the left that will need to be removed to improve sight
distance, but locating the entrance as far north on the
property as possible is the safest location.
Summary and Recommendations:
Staff recommends that the
Board of Supervisors consider the Planning Commissionís
recommendation of approval for this item. Approval of this
item will allow the applicant to build his house on this
parcel and remain in the county. In addition, the
applicantís soil scientist indicates that there are no other
systems available for this property.