RESOLUTION

A Resolution Initiating a Zoning Ordinance Text Amendment to SECTION 13-600 RELATING TO civil penaltiES

            WHEREAS, the Zoning Administrator has been granted the authority by the Code of Virginia to utilize certain penalties for violations and infractions of the Fauquier County Zoning Ordinance, including both criminal and civil penalties; and

            WHEREAS, the existing enforcement of violations and infractions is based primarily on the utilization of voluntary compliance and through the use of civil injunctions; and

WHEREAS, the Zoning Administrator believes it would be beneficial to the enforcement program to slightly broaden the allowed use of civil penalties under the Zoning Ordinance to include the further use of civil injunctions and civil fines; and

            WHEREAS, the amendment of Section 13-600 of the Zoning Ordinance supports good zoning practice, convenience and the general welfare; now, therefore, be it           

            RESOLVED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 9th day of July 2009, That an amendment to Section 13-600 of the Zoning Ordinance relating to civil penalties be, and is hereby, initiated and referred to the Planning Commission for public hearing and its recommendation.

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