Board of Supervisors Meeting Date:

Raymond E. Graham,
Cedar Run District Supervisor 


August 14, 2008

Staff Lead:


Andrew B. Hushour,
Assistant Zoning Administrator 


Community Development


A Resolution to Abate the Special Permit Application Fee for the Elk Run Church Site Preservation Committee


Topic Description: 

The Elk Run Church Site Preservation Committee, a non-profit organization, has requested abatement of the Special Permit application fee associated with a Category 11 Special Permit application that is scheduled for Public Hearing at the Board of Zoning Appeals on August 7, 2008.


 Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors:

Consider adoption of the attached resolution.


Financial Impact Analysis:

The requested abatement amount is $800.00. It is proposed that the General Fund reimburse the Elk Run Church Site Preservation Committee in this amount.


Staff Report:

The Elk Run Church Site Preservation Committee is seeking approval of a Category 11 Special Permit to allow a museum on the subject property located on the south side of Elk Run Road (Route 806), immediately west of its intersection with Midland Road (Route 610) in the Cedar Run District. The property is the site of the archeological remnants of the historic Elk Run Anglican Church, which was a part of pre-Revolutionary War settlement in Fauquier County and dates back to the 18th century. The site has been the subject of extensive archeological work beginning in 1999 that has uncovered various artifacts, the original stone foundation and portions of the brick wall base of the original church, which was constructed some time in the 1750s. The archeological work was concluded in 2006 and the actual site has been prepared and covered for preservation. With approval of a special permit, the Committee is planning to construct a small ‘mini-museum’ on-site to commemorate its history and its role in development of the Elk Run area. The museum and archeological site will together establish the Elk Run Historic Church Park.

Fauquier County has offered its support of this project in the past and contributed $1,200 to the Committee in 2007 to assist in their efforts to preserve the cultural and historic value of this site. To minimize the expenses associated with the cost of the Special Permit and thereby allowing these funds to be used to further develop the site as an historic park, the Committee has requested abatement of the $800.00 fee for the Special Permit application.


Identify any other Departments, Organizations or Individuals that would be affected by this request:

Department of Community Development


Letter of Request: Elk Run Church Site Preservation Committee


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