the Fauquier County Zoning Ordinance currently permits residential uses in
the Rural Agriculture and Rural Conservation Zoning Districts; and
residents of properties located in the Rural Agriculture and Rural
Conservation Zoning Districts have requested the ability to hold limited
fundraising activities at their residences; and
WHEREAS, this amendment would make limited
fundraising, as defined in the standards, a permitted accessory use to
residential uses in Rural Agriculture and Rural Conservation Zoning
a no-fee administrative permit would be required from the Zoning
Administrator to ensure compliance with Health Department and similar
on June 27, 2002, the Fauquier County Planning Commission held a public
hearing and voted to forward the amendment with a recommendation for
on July 15, 2002, the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors held a public
the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors has determined that adoption of
this amendment would be in keeping with the intent of the Zoning Ordinance
and would be in the publicís best interest; now, therefore, be it
by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 15th day of July 2002,
That Section 6-102 be amended by adding number 29 to permit limited
fundraising as an accessory use, as defined in the standards, as a
permitted accessory use to residential uses in Rural Agriculture and Rural
Conservation Zoning Districts. The section will be amended to read as follows:
by local non-profit and governmental entities shall be permitted as an
accessory use to residential uses in the Rural Agriculture and
Rural Conservation zoning districts, if the accompanying standards are
met. An administrative permit
under this subsection shall be subject to the following performance
event shall fireworks, hot air balloons or helicopters be used for any
case shall attendance exceed 1,000, based upon the capacity of the
maximum number of events shall not exceed two (2) in any calendar year.
grass areas used for parking shall be mowed and maintained as to minimize
the risk of vehicle and field fires.
applicant shall provide adequate security, emergency services, traffic
control, sanitation and refreshment services at every event activity.
applicant shall require its employees/volunteers and all invitees to
strictly comply with State burning laws and copies of such laws shall be
posted on site.
applicant shall conform at all times to County Health Department
uses under this category shall be conducted so as to meet all noise
performance standards enumerated in Article 9 of the Fauquier County
events with outdoor music or amplified sound, the maximum permitted sound
pressure noise levels shall not exceed 60 decibels at the property line(s).
events shall be conducted between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m.
provided that all outdoor music shall cease no later than 10:00 p.m.
Event preparation and breakdown shall cease by 11:00 p.m.
lighting shall be in conformance with the Fauquier County Zoning Ordinance
and positioned downward, inward and shielded to eliminate glare from all
Department of Transportation approval and installation of entrance shall
occur prior to any event being held.
applicant shall provide a copy of the local non-profitís IRC ß501.c.
determination letter from the Internal Revenue Code or a letter from the
governmental agency stating that the event is being held for the benefit
of the governmental agency.
n. The site shall contain a minimum of 50 acres and have a minimum of 300 feet of frontage on a road designated by the County as a major collector (or higher) in the Comprehensive Plan unless the Zoning Administrator in issuing this permit determines that the type and amount of traffic generated by the fund raising event is such that it will not cause an undue impact on the neighbors or adversely affect safety of road usage.