Board of Supervisors Meeting Date:


Raymond Graham, Vice-Chairman,

Cedar Run District Supervisor


July 19, 2004

Staff Lead:



Frederick P.D. Carr, Director

Community Development




 A Resolution for Proposed Department of Community Development Fee Schedule Revisions


Topic Description:


The Department of Community Development fee schedule needs to be upgraded to provide financial support for the transfer of street addressing and associated responsibilities to the Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Department, and a fee for residential/non-residential subdivision potential requests.


Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors:


Adopt the attached proposed fee schedule resolution.




The Board of Supervisors conducted its public hearing on the proposed fee schedule on June 21, 2004.  No one spoke in opposition to the revision; however, action was postponed until the July meeting due to Board of Supervisors policy regarding fee amendments.


Summary Staff Report:


Street Addressing.  The Departments of Community Development and GIS have reviewed the overall street addressing program.  The conclusion is that all functions are more logically placed within the GIS Department for new street addressing and coordination with the E911 mapping system.  As a result of this effort, the Board of Supervisors approved a full-time GIS Technician position to be fully dedicated to the comprehensive street addressing program. 


The enclosed fee schedule, under the streets section, identifies those fees to be collected for street addressing, as well as street sign applications and requested name changes.  To maintain the County’s one-stop land development application point, the Department of Community Development plans to process the specific fees and deliver the applications to GIS for processing and action.  The associated street addressing or sign application fees will be assigned directly to designated GIS revenue and expenditure budget codes.


Appeals to the Board of Supervisors.  The Department needs to establish a Zoning Division fee for appeals to the Board of Supervisors regarding previously approved proffer statements and final plat approval and conditions.  These represent rare requests, but require staff time, analysis, recommendations and processing.  Here the proposed $500 fee is the same as required for appeals before the Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA).  If the appellant succeeds in the appeal, the fee is returned as it is before the BZA.


Subdivision Potential.  Upon request and paid fees ($100), the Department already provides detailed land records research to establish the subdivision potential and availability of administrative divisions for Rural Agricultural (RA) and Rural Conservation (RC) zoned properties.  For example, such research requires tracking the division of parent parcels after May 21, 1981.   The recommendation here is to require a similar fee for all other residential and non-residential zoning categories for requests for establishing administrative division capabilities.  That research should refer back to the parent parcel in May of 1968.  All requests verify proffered zoning, special exception/special permit conditions and other related constraints (e.g., location within a specified Agricultural & Forestal District).


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

GIS Department

Department of Community Development

Developers and Property Owners