Sponsor:                                                             Board of Supervisors
Harry Atherton, Marshall                                      Meeting Date:
                                                                            September 16, 2002

Staff Lead:                                                          Department:
G. Robert Lee                                                       County Administrator

Peter Mitchell                                                        Agricultural Development Office 

Topic:            Review of the Farmland Purchase of Development Rights Program (PDR) Adopted by Resolution (February 19, 2002); Funding Support Resolution (April 15, 2002)  Provided by Roll Back Taxes; and to Authorize the Proposed Timeline for Program Implementation. 

The review will cover the PDR application, selection criteria, selection committee, and the proposed timeline for the program.

Attachment A: PDR Program Resolution (February 19, 2002)

Attachment B: Commit Land Use Roll Back Tax Collections for PDR (April 15, 2002)

Attachment C: PDR Application

Attachment D: Ag Advisory Committee Ranking Work Sheet

Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors

That the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors authorize the County Agricultural Development Office and Agricultural Advisory Committee to follow the Proposed Timeline for Selection of Qualified Purchase of Development Rights using the proposed application process.

Financial Impacts Analysis

It is anticipated that Fauquier County 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.  Roll back taxes and penalties have also been set aside to fund the PDR program.         

Identify Any Other Departments, Organizations or Individuals That Would be Affected by This Request

Community Development

County Attorney’s Office

GIS Office