Board of Supervisors Meeting Date:

Chester W. Stribling, Chairman, Lee District Supervisor


May 8, 2008


Staff Lead:



Cynthia Porter-Johnson, Planner

Community Development


Magisterial District: 


Lee District




A Resolution to Approve the Arnold Family Request to Reduce the Ten Year Sale Restriction for a Family Transfer Lot


Topic Description: 

In 2005, the County approved the creation of a 2.13755-acre lot as a family transfer. This lot is located off a private easement that connects to Nugget Court in the Lee Magisterial District (PIN # 7806-70-9415-000). The attached vicinity map shows the location of this parcel. The lot was conveyed to Jon L. Arnold and Jessica Arnold by Audrey Arnold, and the conveyance included the affidavit requiring that the grantee not transfer the property to a non-immediate family member for ten (10) years.

Jon and Jessica Arnold are now requesting that the Board of Supervisors reduce the 10-year time requirement of Section 2-39.3.A.3 of the Subdivision Ordinance, so that they will not have to hold the property for ten (10) years before voluntarily transferring the property. Section 2-39.3A.15 of the Subdivision Ordinance states that, if the Board of Supervisors finds that an extraordinary hardship is caused by the ten (10) year restriction, it may reduce the time period to alleviate the hardship. If approved, Mr. and Mrs. Arnold would have held the property for three (3) years.

The Applicants have encountered financial hardship due to decrease in demand for Mr. Arnold’s business. The Arnold’s can no longer sustain the financial impacts and needs to sell the property in order to alleviate that hardship. The Arnold’s letter (provided under separate cover) requests the reduction, along with the specific justification. Additional financial documents, outlining their situation in more detail, are included under separate cover and are exempt from release under Virginia Code Section 2.2-3705.A.2, 4 and 5.



Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors:

Consider adoption of the attached resolution.


Financial Impact Analysis:


Other Departments, Organizations or Individuals affected by this request:



Vicinity Map

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