A RESOLUTION TO
AMEND THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORSí PROFFER POLICY TO PERMIT THE ACCEPTANCE
OF CONSERVATION EASEMENTS
WHEREAS, on October 21, 2002, the Board of Supervisors adopted a proffer policy detailing the nature and type of proffers which may be accepted by the Board of Supervisors in order to offset or alleviate the impact of a proposed rezoning; and
WHEREAS, that proffer policy permits the Board of Supervisors to accept donations of cash and land where the donations are reasonably related to or arise out of the impact of a proposed rezoning; and
WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors wishes to clarify its proffer
policy by adding provisions which expressly permit the acceptance of
conservation easements restricting development of land outside of service
districts as a means of alleviating the impact of a proposed rezoning
within a service district; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 21st day of July 2003, That the following revisions to the October 21, 2002 Board of Supervisorsí Proffer Policy be, and are hereby, amended as follows:
A.1. Pursuant to this policy, staff will (i) calculate the annual net cost of public facilities, (ii) calculate the fiscal impact of a rezoning request that permits residential uses, and (iii) administer the collection and expenditure of proffered funds. The Board will accept cash proffers for rezoning requests that permit residential uses in accordance with this policy. However, the Board may also accept cash, land, conservation easements or in-kind improvements in accordance with County and State law. Staff will provide a recommendation for a maximum proffer based upon this policy.
In some instances, a rezoning applicant may wish to diminish the
development's calculated impact on public facilities by dedicating
B.5. Payment of the cash proffer for residential development must occur prior to release of a building permit. Timing for dedication of property, conservation easements, or in-kind improvements should be specified in the proffer statement.