Board of Supervisors Meeting Date:

Planning Commission


July 9, 2009

Staff Lead:


Susan K. Eddy, Chief of Planning


Community Development



Subdivision Ordinance Text Amendments to Sections 9-5 (Preliminary Plan Requirements) and 10-5 (Final Plat Requirements) to Require Inclusion on Preliminary Plans and Final Plats of Mapped Dam Break Inundation Zones


Topic Description:

The Code of Virginia (15.2-2258) now requires preliminary plans and final plats to include mapped dam break inundation zones.  This state code change was a companion to changes to 10.1-606.2 of the Code of Virginia, which also required the mapping of certain dam break inundation zones.  The proposed Subdivision Ordinance text amendment requires that any dam break inundation zone which is required to be mapped by 10.1-606.2 be included on preliminary plans and final plats.  10.1-606.2 further requires such maps be filed with the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation and the County; therefore, Community Development staff will need to develop internal procedures to verify compliance with this Ordinance change.

Planning Commission Recommendation:

The Planning Commission held a public hearing on this item on May 28, 2009.  No members of the public spoke.  The Planning Commission unanimously recommended approval. 


Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors:

Conduct a public hearing and consider adoption of the attached Ordinance.

Financial Impact Analysis:

No financial impact analysis has been conducted.


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

Fauquier County Citizens
Department of Community Development


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