Board of Supervisors Meeting Date:


Miriam R. Glaettli, Joan G. Brent, Owner/Applicant


May 17, 2004


Staff Lead:




Kimberley Johnson, Zoning Administrator

Community Development


Magisterial District:



Cedar Run


           7807-59-7220-000 (130.5 Acres)



An Ordinance to Approve a Withdrawal from the Southern Fauquier Agricultural and Forestal District


Topic Description:


History of the District


 The Southern Fauquier Agricultural and Forestal District was originally created in 1982 and is currently due to expire on February 16, 2005. The District currently contains 253 parcels   comprising approximately 19,212 acres.




This 130.5-acre parcel was added to the District by the current owners in 1982, when the District was created. This is the only parcel in the District owned by the applicant. The applicant has requested that her property be removed from the Agricultural and Forestal District so that she may subdivide and sell a portion of her property in order to cover the costs of medical expenses while still remaining in her home. While property remains in an agricultural and forestal district, it cannot be subdivided.




Pursuant to Section 15.2-4314 of the Code of Virginia, at any time after the creation of a District within any locality, any owner of land lying in such District may file with the locality a written request to withdraw all or part of his land from the District for good and reasonable cause.


Agricultural and Forestal Advisory Board and Planning Commission Review


The Agricultural and Forestal Advisory Board and the Planning Commission have both met to review this application. These bodies are charged with advising the Board of Supervisors regarding the potential impacts of additions/withdrawals to Agricultural and Forestal Districts.


The Agricultural and Forestal Advisory Board and Planning Commission recommended that the Board of Supervisors approve this request for removal from the Southern Fauquier District. The Board noted that this parcel had been in the District since its inception in 1982 and found that keeping the property in an agricultural and forestal district would impose further financial difficulties upon the applicant, potentially forcing the owner from her home.


Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors:


Hold a public hearing, and consider adoption of the attached Ordinance.


Financial Impact Analysis:


No financial analysis was conducted for this proposed withdrawal.


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

Commissioner of the Revenue

Agricultural Development Office





  1. Copy of Ordinance
  2. Copy of Application
  3. Fauquier County GIS Map of Property
  4. Letter of Request