Proposed Timeline for Farmland Preservation Program
- Purchase of Development
December – Application
October– Public Notice
is given to all County landowners requesting applications for Farmland
Preservation Program Purchase of Development Rights.
– Application period ends 5 p.m.
– March, – Application Review and ranking
January – February–
Development determines number of development rights on each parcel
owned by each applicant.
Information Systems department develops parcel maps including soil
types, hydrology, ground cover, and properties with ˝ mile radius.
AG Development Office
reviews applications and makes site visits.
March - Ag Advisory
Committee ranks applications and advises approval to Board of
Supervisors on selected farm(s) parcels.
April – June – Purchase Approval
reviews and votes on expenditure for PDRs and authorizes County
Administrator to purchase development rights
July – September – Purchase
Attorney prepares legal documents for County to purchase development
rights. Purchase of
Development Right is consummated by County Administrator.