RESOLUTION

A RESOLUTION INITIATING A PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE 4 OF THE FAUQUIER ZONING ORDINANCE TO ADD PART 8 ENTITLED “AQUIFER PROTECTION OVERLAY DISTRICT” AND REFERRING SAID AMENDMENT TO THE PLANNING COMMISSION FOR ITS REVIEW, COMMENT AND RECOMMENDATION

WHEREAS, the public water supply system for the County of Fauquier is served by a number of wells providing water to the citizens of Fauquier County; and          

WHEREAS, protection of the aquifers which supply groundwater for the public water supply system in Fauquier County is of the utmost importance; and          

WHEREAS, as public water supplies are identified, it is necessary to protect the aquifers from contamination; and        

WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors wishes to consider an amendment to the Fauquier County Zoning Ordinance to permit the creation of overlay districts necessary to protect aquifers identified for use as public water supplies; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 16th day of June 2003, That the proposed Ordinance amending Article 4 of the Fauquier County Zoning Ordinance to add Part 8 entitled “Aquifer Protection Overlay District Ordinance” be, and is hereby, in conformance with Section 13-205 of the Fauquier County Zoning Ordinance, initiated by the Board of Supervisors and referred to the Planning Commission for its review, comment and recommendation; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, that the County Administrator be, and is hereby, directed to institute the studies necessary to identify aquifers necessary to protect for the County’s present and future water supplies.