COUNTY OF FAUQUIER
DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
PLANNING COMMISSION STAFF REPORT
MAY 30, 2002
EXCEPTION CASE #SE 02-CR-24
Elizabeth A. Cook/Jennifer Kilanski
subject property is the site of the Smith-Midland Corporation, a concrete
products operation located along Licking Run in the Midland Service
District. The property
consists of approximately 12 acres, with five structures and outdoor
storage areas. The specific
area of the parcel, which is under this special exception request and
delineated by the applicant, totals ±0.15 acres (6336 square feet).
This area currently has two existing ponds.
According to the current Flood Insurance Rate Map 510055, panel
400, dated November 1, 1979, the area is located within Zone A, or the
100-year floodplain. In
February of 2002, the Board of Supervisors approved a special exception
for fill in the floodplain in a different area on this site.
AND AGENCY REVIEW
special exception request is a result of a State Water Control Board
Enforcement Action, Special Order By Consent, issued to Smith-Midland
Corporation on December 17, 2001. The
order requires that Smith-Midland construct a new acid etching operation
process water treatment system to resolve violations of the State Water
Control Law and Regulations. Smith
Midland is to install concrete structures for the process water system and
fill the existing ponds. This
area is entirely within the FEMA designated floodplain.
is the opinion of the County Engineer's Office, that when FEMA grants the
Letter of Map Revision (LOMR) that Smith-Midland is required to submit
under SE01-CR-10, condition #4, this area will no longer be in the FEMA
designated floodplain. Under condition #4, Smith-Midland must submit the
Conditional Letter of Map Revision (CLOMR) by August 19, 2002 and the LOMR
within 90 days of the completion of the channel improvements.
recommends that the Planning Commission defer action to allow the
applicant time to submit a plan conforming to the provisions of Article
5-011 of the Zoning Ordinance. If
the applicant receives FEMA approval of the Letter of Map Revision (LOMR)
and it shows that this area is not in the floodplain, this special
exception for the applicant's site will no longer be a requirement.