RESOLUTION

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE SCHEDULING OF A PUBLIC HEARING ON A PROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDING ARTICLE II CHAPTER 8 OF THE CODE OF FAUQUIER COUNTY TO REVISE SECTION 8-3 (EXEMPTION FOR ELDERLY AND DISABLED) TO PROVIDE FOR INCREASED FINANCIAL LIMITATIONS FOR QUALIFICATION FOR RELIEF FROM REAL PROPERTY TAX

WHEREAS, the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors adopted an ordinance establishing certain income and combined net worth limitations for application for real estate tax relief for the elderly and disabled; and

WHEREAS, Article II, Chapter 8 of the Code of Fauquier County regulates requirements for the program; and

            WHEREAS, Title 58.1-3211 Code of Virginia establishes the maximum limitations and the County of Fauquier is among those localities that may by ordinance establish higher income and financial worth limitations for the real estate exemption program for the elderly and disabled.

            WHEREAS, the local governing body may adopt a local ordinance to accommodate the enabling legislation; and

            WHEREAS, these changes are for the benefit of the citizens of Fauquier County; and

            WHEREAS, a public hearing is required to be held prior to an amendment of the local ordinance; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 15th day of April 2002, That the County Administrator be, and is hereby, directed to schedule a public hearing to receive citizen comment on the attached proposed ordinance amending Article II Chapter 8 of the Code of Fauquier County to revise Section 8-3 to provide for an increase in the income and combined net worth limitations in the relief for the elderly and disabled program.