ORDINANCE

A PROPOSED ZONING ORDINANCE TEXT AMENDMENT TO SECTION 15-300 TO AMEND THE DEFINITION OF PARK FACILITIES (GOVERNMENTAL), NON-ATHLETIC

  

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

WHEREAS, after public hearings on June 29, 2006 and July 27, 2006, 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 “Park Facilities (Governmental), Non-Athletic” as follows:

15-300 Definitions

PARK FACILITIES (GOVERNMENTAL/CIVIC), NON-ATHLETIC:

A piece of ground provided for use by the public and kept for ornament and

Recreation,  for the purpose of this Ordinance such uses shall not include facilities

for sports or athletic activities or camping, but may include areas of picnicking,

walking, and riding horses and bicycles.  Uses such as festivals, education, community celebrations, temporary farmer’s markets, and similar activities and purposes shall be considered accessory uses for such Park Facilities, regardless of whether otherwise permitted and regulated by the Zoning Ordinance, as authorized by the Fauquier County Department of Parks and Recreation. 

 

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