Revision:  Evening Action


 Board of Supervisors Meeting Date:

R. Holder Trumbo, Scott District Supervisor


June 12, 2008

Staff Lead:


Frederick P.D. Carr, Director


Community Development


A Resolution to Extend the Date for Planning Commission Recommendations Regarding the Zoning Ordinance Text Amendment to Eliminate Density Credit for Slopes Greater than 25 Percent and Floodplain within the RA and RC Zoning Districts


Topic Description: 

Since this text amendment is Board of Supervisors initiated, §13-205 of the Zoning Ordinance requires the Planning Commission to provide the Board a recommendation within 65 days of its public hearing. The proposed resolution authorizes a Planning Commission recommendation extension to September 25, 2008.

Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors:


Consider adoption of the attached resolution.

Financial Impact Analysis:

None required.


Summary Staff Report:

On May 8, 2008, the Board of Supervisors initiated a Zoning Ordinance text amendment which would reduce the maximum residential density allowed per the sliding scale for properties within the 100-year floodplain or having steep slopes in excess of 25% in the Rural Agricultural (RA) or Rural Conservation (RC) Districts. The text amendment was referred to the Planning Commission for public hearing and recommendation. 

The Planning Commission conducted the first public hearing on May 29, 2008, for the referenced amendment; however, the advertisement was defective. The reason was that the Department of Community Development needs to provide written notice to all property owners in the RA and RC Districts with parcels 10 acres or greater in size that have 100 year floodplain, steep slopes exceeding 25% or both.  Last week and in conjunction with the GIS Department, we are now in receipt of all affected parcels and the mailing address list of property owners. The mailing will total 2,632 6,700+ letter notices which will be sent via first class mail, and will be completed in time for the Planning Commission’s June 26th public hearing.  That hearing has been scheduled for the Warrenton Community Center. 

It is recommended that the Board of Supervisors provide the Planning Commission the month of July to consider public comments and prepare any refinements and require recommendation by its September 25, 2008 meeting.


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

County Attorney
Department of Community Development
Property Owners




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