RESOLUTION

A RESOLUTION APPROVING SE03-S-35: A CATEGORY 23 SPECIAL EXCEPTION FOR FLOODPLAIN USE TO ALLOW THE CONSTRUCTION OF A DAM AND FARM POND WITHIN A FLOODPLAIN, HIGH MOUNTAIN FARM, LLC, APPLICANT, CLAUDE SCHOCH, OWNER

            WHEREAS, the owners and operators of High Mountain Farm intend to construct a 20.85 acre pond primarily for farm use; and

            WHEREAS, the creation of this pond requires the construction of a dam approximately 34 feet in height; and

            WHEREAS, the selected location of the proposed dam requires construction in a floodplain; and

            WHEREAS, Section 5-2300 of the Zoning Ordinance allows such construction in a floodplain by Special Exception; and

            WHEREAS, the Applicant has requested a Special Exception pursuant to Section 5-2300 of the Zoning Ordinance; and

            WHEREAS, the Planning Commission has conducted a public hearing on Special Exception SE03-S-35 and has forwarded a recommendation of approval to the Board of Supervisors; and

            WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors conducted a public hearing on August 18, 2003 ; now, therefore, be it

            RESOLVED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 18th day of August 2003, That SE03-S-35 be, and is hereby, approved subject to the following conditions: 

1.      The Applicant shall comply with all requirements and conditions contained in the Virginia Water Protection Permit issued April 17, 2003 .

2.      The Applicant shall obtain and comply with all other applicable Federal, State, and local permit requirements.

3.      The impounding structures shall conform to all design criteria listed in NRCS Pond Specification Number 378, or equivalent design criteria accepted by the County Engineer .