A RESOLUTION TO APPROVE THE FUNDING FOR THE PURCHASE OF A DEVELOPMENT RIGHT ON THE WILBUR E. RITCHIE FARM UNDER THE PURCHASE OF DEVELOPMENT RIGHTS PROGRAM
WHEREAS, on February 19, 2002, the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors adopted the Purchase of Development Rights (PDR) Program to acquire conservation easements for the purpose of protecting agriculture, providing open space, and ameliorating the impact of development on the County; and
WHEREAS, the Purchase of Development Rights on the Wilbur E. Ritchie farm was approved by the Board of Supervisors on October 14, 2004, and closed on February 10, 2005; and
WHEREAS, the landowner has requested that the County purchase the one Development Right which was retained on PIN #7807-77-8728; and
WHEREAS, the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors created the PDR Committee to assist the Board of Supervisors in selecting and reviewing qualified properties for preservation; and
WHEREAS, the PDR Committee has reviewed this request and recommends approval by the Board of Supervisors; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 12th day of July 2007, That the County Administrator be, and is hereby, authorized to execute the purchase of one Development Right for $30,000.00 on the Wilbur E. Ritchie farm.