RESOLUTION

 

A RESOLUTION TO APPROVE FUNDING FOR A PURCHASE OF DEVELOPMENT RIGHTS EASEMENT ON THE SUSANNAH GROVE (HOWARD L. GROVE ESTATE) FARM

 

WHEREAS, on February 19, 2002, the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors adopted the Purchase of Development Rights (PDR) Program to acquire conservation easements for the purpose of protecting agriculture, providing open space, ameliorating the impact of development on the County, and authorizing payment of $20,000 per development right; and

 

WHEREAS, on November 10, 2004, the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors authorized the annual application cycle for properties to be considered under the PDR Program; and

 

WHEREAS, on April 12, 2005, the PDR Committee visited and ranked the farm in accordance with the adopted PDR application scoring system; and

 

WHEREAS, the PDR Committee recommends that the Board of Supervisors approve funding for a Purchase of Development Rights Easement on the Susannah Grove (Howard L. Grove Estate) farm at $20,000 per development right, with 25 development rights being assigned to the 422-acre property, for a total of $500,000; now, therefore, be it

 

RESOLVED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 12th day of May 2005, That the Board of Supervisors does hereby approve funding for a Purchase of Development Rights Easement on the Susannah Grove (Howard L. Grove Estate) farm.