PUBLIC HEARING AGENDA REQUEST

Applicant:

Board of Supervisors Meeting Date: 

John and Judith Hensley, Owner

Ron Poston, Applicant

May 20, 2002

Staff Lead:

Department: 

Deirdre B. Clark

Community Development

Topic:  SPECIAL EXCEPTION  #SE02-S-17; USE OF AN AQUAROBIC SEPTIC SYSTEM TO SERVE A SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENCE TO BE BUILT ON A 1.464 ACRE PARCEL ON OLD MAIDSTONE ROAD IN THE VILLAGE OF RECTORTOWN, SCOTT MAGISTERIAL DISTRICT. 

Topic Description:

The applicant is seeking Special Exception approval under Section 3-320, Public Utilities, of the Zoning Ordinance for the use of an Aquarobic Septic System to serve a three-bedroom single-family residence to be built on a 1.464-acre parcel on Old Maidstone Road in the Village of Rectortown.  Because the soils on site do not percolate and will not accommodate a conventional septic system, the applicant’s soil consultant recommended an Aquarobic System.  The Aquarobic System pre-treats wastewater in a mini-plant from which it is pumped and distributed across the top of a filter bed.  Although the mini-plant, which provides primary treatment, is considered conventional, the filter bed is classified as “experimental” by the Health Department and, therefore, requires a special exception. 

Both the County Soil Scientist and the Health Department concur that this type of system is a suitable alternative to serve the residence proposed for the site. 

For the Board of Supervisors’ information, the Planning Commission held a public hearing on this request on March 28, 2002.  The applicant’s soil scientist and one individual spoke in favor of the request.  After having his questions answered, a third individual stated that he had no objections to the proposal. 

The Planning Commission has forwarded this application to the Board of Supervisors with the recommendation of approval for the request subject to the conditions as listed in Attachment 1. 

Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors: 

Hold a public hearing and take appropriate action.  A resolution for approval is attached for consideration.

 

Financial Impacts Analysis: 

There was no financial impact analysis required for this request.

 

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

None

Attachments 

1.      Resolution of Approval

2.     Planning Commission Staff Report