Harry Atherton, Marshall District                                         September 16, 2002

Department, Organization                                               Board of Supervisors

Or Person Making Request                                                    Meeting Date

G. Robert Lee, County Administrator

Peter Mitchell, Agricultural Development

Staff Lead & Department


Topic             A Resolution Adopting the Timeline for Recommendation Process for Purchase of Farmland Development Rights

On February 19, 2002, the Board of Supervisors adopted a Purchase of Development Rights (PDR) Program for Fauquier County and on April 15, 2002 adopted a resolution to commit land use roll back tax collections for support of the program.  The attached Resolution would endorse the Agricultural Development Office’s and Agricultural Advisory Committee’s use of a proposed timeline to implement the PDR Program. 

The proposed Purchase of Development Rights (PDR) Program timeline for Fauquier County is attached.

Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors

Consider adoption of the attached resolution.

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

Agricultural Advisory Committee

Agricultural Development Office

Community Development Office

County Attorney’s Office

Graphic Information Services Department 

Attachment:  Resolution