ORDINANCE TO APPROVE THE 6TH ADDITION TO THE
MOUNTAIN AGRICULTURAL AND FORESTAL DISTRICT
Section 15.2-4310, Code of Virginia (1950), as amended, allows additional
parcels of land to be added to an existing district following the process
described for the creation of a new district; and
requirements of Section 15.2-4310, Code of Virginia (1950), as amended,
have been met; now, therefore, be it
ORDAINED, by the
Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 17th day of June
2002, That the 6th Addition to the Thumb Run Agricultural and
Forestal District be, and is hereby, adopted as follows:
That this addition is land which requires conservation and
protection for the production of food and other agricultural and forestal
products and as such is a valuable natural and ecological resource
providing open space and clean air and adequate safe water supplies and
other aesthetic purposes and is, therefore, valuable to public interest.
That this 6th Addition to the Thumb Run Agricultural and
Forestal District is hereby added this 17th day of June 2002,
in accordance with the provisions of Title 15.2, Chapter 43, Section
15.2-4310, Code of Virginia (1950) as amended, and for a period of eight
That the 6th Addition shall consist of the following
and be it,
ORDAINED, That the same
conditions and restrictions shall apply, to wit:
That pursuant to Title 15.2, Chapter 43, Section 15.2-4312, (b) of
the Code of Virginia (1950), as amended, the Fauquier County Zoning
Ordinance shall apply, except as modified below.
The modifications are necessary to assure that the Ordinance does
not conflict with the purpose for which the District was established.
All uses allowed by-right in the applicable zoning district(s) for
each parcel shall require a special exception permit, except that farming
and single-family dwellings on a legally recorded parcel of record shall
be permitted by-right.
Subdivision of land as defined in Article 2-39 of the Fauquier
County Subdivision Ordinance is not permitted.
No special exception shall be in conflict with the purposes for
which the District was created.
That these parcels qualify for land use value assessment, provided
that the parcels meet the criteria set forth in Article 4 of Section
58.1-3229 et seq. of Chapter 32 of Title 58.1 of the Code.
That the owners of land within the District shall not terminate the
District, except in accordance with Section 15.2-4314 of the Code.
That lawful termination of any owner’s association in the
District shall not serve to terminate the existence of the District, but
the District shall continue in effect until the review required by Section
15.2-4314 of the Code.
That parcels under twenty-five (25) acres shall be excluded, except
where exempted by the Board.
That if the parcel is subdivided or boundary adjusted to below
twenty-five (25) acres, then the parcel shall be removed from the
That the District will expire on March 6, 2006.