PIN: 7012-34-8514-000 

            WHEREAS, Roger L. Elgin, owner, and Barbara Elgin, applicant, have filed an application to obtain approval for an outdoor educational facility and an associated overnight tent campground to be located on a 91-acre farm on the east side of Landmark School Road approximately one-half mile north of its intersection with Bull Run Mountain Road in Scott magisterial District; and

            WHEREAS, the Planning Commission held a public hearing on this application on April 25, 2002, and has forwarded the application to the Board of Supervisors; and

WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors has considered the written and orally presented information of the applicants and conducted a public hearing for this application on June 17, 2002; and

WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors has determined that the application is in substantial conformance with the Comprehensive Plan and the applicable provisions of the Zoning Ordinance; now, therefore, be it

            RESOLVED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 17th day of June 2002, That the application is in substantial accordance with the Fauquier County Comprehensive Plan; and, is hereby approved subject to the following conditions:

1.      The special exception is granted for and runs with the land indicated in this application and is not transferable to other land.

2.      This special exception is granted only for the purpose(s), structure(s) and/or uses indicated on the special exception plat revised April 16, 2002, as qualified by these development conditions.

3.      This special exception is subject to the provisions of Article 12 of the Fauquier County Zoning Ordinance, Site Plans, as may be determined by the Fauquier County Department of Community Development.  Any site plan submitted pursuant to this special exception shall be in substantial conformance with the special exception plat revised April 16, 2002, and these conditions.

4.      This special exception shall be granted for a period of three (3) years from the date of approval and must be renewed by the Board of Supervisors in accordance with the provisions of Section 5-013 of the Zoning Ordinance.

5.      There shall be no subdivision of the subject property without amendment to the special exception.

6.      There shall be no new permanent structures constructed in association with this use without amendment to the special exception approval, with the exception of a bath house as required by the Health Department and generally depicted on the special exception plat with a maximum size of eight-hundred (800) square feet.

7.      The proposed principal entrance to the site from Route 776 shall be upgraded to include a wider entrance (30-foot minimum) to accommodate two-way traffic at the site entrance.  Such improvements shall be indicated on the site plan and constructed to VDOT standards.

8.      The school and camp shall operate only between the months of June through August of each calendar year.  The days of operation shall be Monday through Friday, with no weekend activities permitted. Activities, exclusive of camping, shall be limited to the hours of 8:00 a.m. through 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

9.      The weekly attendance for the use shall not exceed twelve (12) students.

10.  The applicant shall submit to the Zoning Administrator, on an annual basis, a summary of attendance records for the events to ensure that attendance limitations are maintained.

11.  No campsite shall be closer than 100 feet from any lot line.

12.  All parking must be provided on site, and shall be no closer than 100 feet from any adjacent property.

13.  All grass areas used for parking shall be mowed and maintained so as to minimize the risk of vehicle and field fires.

14.  Restroom and shower/bathing facilities shall be provided in accordance with Health Department regulations.  Such approval shall be evidenced prior to site plan approval.

15.  All food operations shall be in accordance with Health Department regulations and written evidence of such approval shall be provided to the County prior to the issuance of the Certificate of Occupancy for the use.

16.  In no event shall fireworks, hot-air balloons or helicopters be used in association with this use.

17.  The applicant shall require its employees and all invitees to strictly comply with State burning laws and copies of such laws shall be posted on site.

18.  There shall be no outdoors music or amplified sound associated with this use.

19.  All lighting shall be in conformance with the Fauquier County Zoning Ordinance and positioned downward, inward and shielded to eliminate glare from all adjacent properties.

20.  Fire extinguishers meeting State and Federal standards shall be provided at all events.

21.  All perimeters of the subject property shall be marked with posts and signage at intervals of one hundred (100) feet with signs facing inward indicating that campers are not permitted beyond the property boundaries.

22.  Evidence of all required State and Local licenses to operate an overnight camp in the Commonwealth of Virginia shall be provided to the Zoning Administrator prior to site plan approval.

23.  The applicant shall provide at least one staff member on site at all times that the camp is in operation with basic first aid training to include cardio-pulmonary resuscitation.

24.  The site entrance shall be relocated approximately 150 feet southeast of the existing drive and improved per Virginia Department of Transportation requirements as specified in its April 24, 2002 letter to County staff.