Warrenton Chase Attachment 5

RESOLUTION

A RESOLUTION APPROVING SE03-C-20 TO ALLOW A COMMUNITY WASTEWATER TREATMENT AND DISPOSAL SYSTEM

WHEREAS, in the matter of SE03-C-20: A Special Exception to construct a community wastewater treatment facility, the Board of Supervisors has conducted a public hearing; and

WHEREAS, based on public testimony, staff analysis and its own deliberations, the Board of Supervisors has made a number of findings and conclusions regarding the proposed system; and

WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors determined that the proposed system is a beneficial alternative to development on individual drainfields; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 21st day of July 2003, That SE03-C-20 be, and is hereby, approved subject to the following conditions:

  1.  The system shall be designed and built to the WSA standards in place at the time of system approval.
  2. The system shall be designed to accommodate future connection to a conventional sewer system should lines be extended to the site.
  3. The Applicant shall be responsible for all design and construction costs.
  4. The Applicant shall be responsible for all costs of initial operation up to the time of transfer to a public entity. During this period, the operation and maintenance will be provided by not less than a Class “A” wastewater operator licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia .  Written documentation with respect to the operator shall be provided to the Building Official in the form of an operator agreement, prior to the issuance of the first occupancy permit for the facility.
  5. Following system completion and attainment of 90% rate of utilization, or at an earlier time deemed appropriate by the Board of Supervisors and WSA, the entire system (including treatment facilities, primary drainfields, and reserve drainfields) shall be conveyed in fee simple ownership to WSA or another appropriate entity approved by the Board of Supervisors. With either option, operation and maintenance shall be by the WSA.
  6. Prior to site plan submittal for the private sewage treatment facility approved hereby, the Applicant shall:

a)      File an application with the Health Department and/or DEQ, as appropriate, for the proposed private sewage system.

b)      Conduct a preliminary meeting with the Health Department and/or DEQ, as appropriate, to determine basic design parameters acceptable to the Department.

c)      The Health Department and/or DEQ, as appropriate, and the County Soil Scientist shall conduct a field inspection to identify specific sites on the property that are both adequate and suitable for use as effluent discharge areas.

d)      Submit a soils evaluation proposal to the Health Department and/or DEQ, as appropriate, and the Fauquier County Soil Scientist for the proposed site of drainfields associated with the facility.  As part of this evaluation, the Applicant shall conduct a saturated hydraulic conductivity test (K-sat) to determine a permeability rate that will be used in developing suitable design criteria.

e)      Submit a design to dispose of sewage effluent, and calculate nitrate loading, ponding and disposal means in accordance with State and local health codes.

f)        Effect any design revisions deemed necessary by the Health Department and/or DEQ, as appropriate, and submit the revised package to the local Health Department for the issuance of a permit.

7.      In addition, the following general provisions shall also apply:

a)      The private sewage treatment facility shall, preferably, be operated by a public entity, but under no circumstances by less than a Class “A” wastewater operator licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia .  Written documentation with respect to the operator shall be provided to the Building Official in the form of an operator agreement, prior to the issuance of the first occupancy permit for the facility.

b)      The Applicant shall provide an annual certification statement to the Zoning Administrator indicating that a Class “A” or higher operator is under a current contract for the sewage treatment facility.

c)      Either the Applicant or the licensed operator shall ensure that 24-hour a day monitoring and notification systems and procedures suitable to the Health Department and/or DEQ, as appropriate, have been developed and are in then current effect for the sewage treatment operations.  The operator shall be responsible for notifying the County and all adjacent property owners of any system malfunctions within 24 hours of the occurrence of the malfunction.

d)      Monitoring reports of the sewage treatment system shall be submitted to the Health Department and/or DEQ, as appropriate, as required on a routine basis, with accumulated results submitted to the Zoning Administrator on an annual basis.

e)      Before the issuance of the first occupancy permit, the Applicant shall provide written evidence to the Building Official that the Applicant has arranged for the appropriate disposal of bio-solids produced on-site.

8.      The Applicant shall make suitable provisions for the payment of sufficient fees and dues by members of the homeowners’ association to be created for the development, to assure that in addition to all other fees and dues charged to homeowners for other purposes of the said association, there are raised annually sufficient funds for safe operation and maintenance of the system, to include creation of a reserve fund to be used in the event of emergencies, or replacement of components, for so long as the system shall remain in operation.