RESOLUTION ADOPTING THE TIMELINE FOR RECOMMENDATION PROCESS FOR PURCHASE
OF FARMLAND DEVELOPMENT RIGHTS
at its February 19, 2002 meeting, the Board of Supervisors adopted the
Farmland Preservation Program – Purchase of Development Rights (PDR);
the Board of Supervisors has adopted the application and selection
the Fauquier County Agricultural Advisory Committee has been selected to
rank applications and advise the Board of Supervisors of selected farm(s)
WHEREAS, it is anticipated that the County of Fauquier will receive $1,500,000 from Old Dominion Electric Cooperative (ODEC) specifically for the PDR program within five miles proximate to the ODEC peaking power plant, and in addition, roll-back taxes have been set aside to fund the PDR program; now, therefore, be it
by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 16th day of
September 2002, That the following timeline be, and is hereby, adopted to
be followed by the County Agricultural Development Officer and the
Agricultural Advisory Committee for recommendation of qualified purchase
of development rights to the Board of Supervisors using the application
Proposed Timeline for Farmland
Purchase of Development Rights
October – December –
Public Notice is given to all County landowners requesting applications
for Farmland Preservation Program Purchase of Development Rights.
31, – Application period ends 5 p.m.
March, – Application Review and ranking
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.
Development Office reviews applications and makes site visits.
- Ag Advisory Committee ranks applications and advises approval to Board
of Supervisors on selected farm(s) parcels.
April – June – Purchase Approval
BOS reviews and votes on expenditure for PDRs and authorizes
County Administrator to purchase development rights
– September – Purchase completed
County Attorney prepares legal documents for County to
purchase development rights. Purchase
of Development Right is consummated by County Administrator.