A Resolution Initiating a Zoning Ordinance Text Amendment to SECTION 8-1401 OF THE FAUQUIER COUNTY ZONING ORDINANCE TO ALLOW THE OFF-SITE LOCATION OF SUBDIVISION SIGNS
WHEREAS, it is appropriate to amend the Zoning Ordinance to regulate subdivision signage; and
WHEREAS, Fauquier County seeks to provide additional flexibility to those subdivisions with unique location circumstances; and
WHEREAS, adoption of the attached amendments to Section 8-1401 supports good zoning practice, convenience and the general welfare; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 10th day of July 2008, that amendments to Section 8-1401 related to the off-site location of subdivision signs be, and are hereby, initiated and referred to the Planning Commission for public hearing and its recommendation; and, be it
RESOLVED FURTHER, That the following text represents the proposed changes for consideration:
4. Subdivision Sign: One sign, not exceeding twelve (12) square feet in area, in each subdivision entrance for the purpose of advertising or identifying a housing development or subdivision, when erected or displayed on the property so advertised or identified in conformance with the required building setback line. The total area of all such signs shall not exceed twenty-four (24) square feet. Height not to exceed ten (10) feet.
Notwithstanding any other provision of this section or of this Article, a subdivision sign may be erected on property owned by the County or the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) where:
(A) The property is immediately adjacent to the subdivision and its entrance road.
(B) The property is right-of-way which has been abandoned or discontinued for public use as a road, street or highway in the State Secondary System of Highways.
(C) The subdivisionís Homeowners Association or appropriate management agent has executed an agreement with the owner of the right-of-way related to the proper maintenance of the sign and property, and to remove the sign should the owner determine that the property is needed for a road, street or highway or any use connected with such road, street or highway.
(D) The sign is setback a minimum of one (1) foot for every one (1) in height from any sidewalk or the edge of the pavement.
(E) The location of the sign does not violate any line of sight requirements for the road, street or highway, as determined by the Zoning Administrator in consultation with VDOT.
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Paul S. McCulla