Warrenton Chase Attachment 6



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

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

             WHEREAS, the Planning Commission has forwarded to the Board of Supervisors a recommendation to deny this request; therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 21st day of July 2003, That the portion of SE03-C-20 requesting approval of a community wastewater treatment and disposal system be, and is hereby, denied for the following reasons:

  1. The Applicant has failed to demonstrate the long-term viability of the proposed land application of sewage effluent.
  2. Absent an agreement to transfer the proposed system to public ownership, the Applicant has failed to demonstrate either the long-term viability of system ownership or operational responsibility.
  3. The Applicant has failed to adequately demonstrate the provision of 200% reserve drainfield area as recommended by WSA draft standards for such systems.
  4. The Applicant has failed to adequately demonstrate that the proposed community drainfield system will not adversely affect the use or development of neighboring properties.
  5. The Applicant has failed to demonstrate that the anticipated life of the proposed system will provide adequate long-term sewage disposal for the proposed community.
  6. The Applicant has failed to demonstrate that the proposed land application of treated sewage will not degrade surface or groundwater to an extent that may hinder or discourage the development or use of adjacent properties.
  7. Similar systems in other jurisdictions have required extensive upgrades and/or replacements with conventional sewage systems at significant public cost; the proposed system provides no safeguards against such an occurrence.
  8. In the absence of a specific system design, the Applicant has been unable to provide adequate information on long-term operating history and reliability of the proposed system.
  9. The Applicant has failed to adequately address the effect of reduced common open space that would be required by the proposed community drainfields.
  10. The Applicant has failed to demonstrate that the primary drainfields, required reserve drainfield areas, SWM/BMP facilities, and required open space can all be adequately accommodated within the proposed development.
  11. The denial of this request will not preclude the Applicant from pursuing other reasonable development opportunities for this site.