ORDINANCE

A PROPOSED ZONING ORDINANCE TEXT AMENDMENT TO SECTION 15-300 TO ADD A DEFINITION OF FAIRGROUNDS  

WHEREAS, on May 25, 2006, the Planning Commission initiated this text amendment; and

WHEREAS, on June 29, 2006, after a public hearing, the Planning Commission forwarded the proposed text amendment to the Board of Supervisors unanimously recommending approval; and  

WHEREAS, on August 10, 2006, the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors held a public hearing on this amendment; and

             WHEREAS, the adoption of this text amendment would be in the spirit of the Zoning Ordinance, consistent with public convenience, general welfare, and good zoning practices, consistent with the adopted Comprehensive Plan, and is in the best interest of the citizens of Fauquier County; now, therefore, be it

ORDAINED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 10th day of August 2006, That Section 15-300 be, and is hereby, amended by the addition of a definition of fairgrounds as follows:

15-300 Definitions

Fairgrounds:  a place where the County Fair is held, as well as utilized as a meeting hall for social, fraternal, civic, public and similar organizations; utilized as an event venue for spectator and non-spectator field events and activities such as equestrian events and field sports, concerts, tractor pulls, rodeos, scholastic athletic contests, festivals, arts and craft shows, and related fundraising for charitable or non-profit activities, family reunions, wedding receptions and similar receptions, picnics, educational seminars, and community-related arts, cultural, agricultural, and educational activities;  and utilized as a farmersí market.

 

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