RESOLUTION

A RESOLUTION INITIATING A PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE 4 OF THE FAUQUIER COUNTY ZONING ORDINANCE TO ADD PART 9 ENTITLED “WATERSHED MANAGEMENT AND PROTECTION AREA OVERLAY DISTRICT” AND REFERRING SAID AMENDMENT TO THE PLANNING COMMISSION FOR ITS REVIEW, COMMENT AND RECOMMENDATION

            WHEREAS, the public water supply system for the County of Fauquier is served by a number of wells and reservoirs providing water to the citizens of Fauquier County; and

           WHEREAS, protection of the reservoirs which supply water for the public water supply system in Fauquier County is of the utmost importance; and

           WHEREAS, as present and public water supplies are identified, it is necessary to protect the reservoirs from contamination; and

           WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors wishes to consider an amendment to the Fauquier County Zoning Ordinance to permit the creation of overlay districts necessary to protect reservoirs identified for use as public water supplies; now, therefore, be it

            RESOLVED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 21st day of July 2003, That the hereinafter set forth proposed Ordinance amending Article 4 of the Fauquier County Zoning Ordinance to add Part 9 entitled “Watershed Management and Protection Area Overlay District Ordinance” be, and is hereby, in conformance with Section 13-205 of the Fauquier County Zoning Ordinance, initiated by the Board of Supervisors and referred to the Planning Commission for its review, comment and recommendation; and, be it

            RESOLVED FURTHER, that the County Administrator be, and is hereby, directed to institute the studies to identify the reservoir watersheds necessary to protect for the County’s present and future water supplies.