Should the Board of Supervisors choose to
approve these Subdivision Ordinance text amendments, as
recommended by the Planning Commission, an Ordinance is provided
as Attachment A.
The Planning Commission held a public
hearing on the proposed Subdivision Ordinance text amendments on
July 25, 2002, and voted to recommend the following:
SECTION 4 - PLAT PREPARATION PROCEDURES, GENERAL
Prior to acceptance of
a dedication for public use and/or maintenance of
facilities, of any right-of-way located within any subdivision
or section thereof, which has constructed or proposed to be
constructed within the subdivision or section thereof, any street,
curb, gutter, sidewalk, bicycle trail, drainage or sewerage
system, waterline as part of a public system or other improvements
dedicated for public use, and maintained by the locality, the
Commonwealth, or other public agency, and for the provision of
other site-related improvements required by this Ordinance or
other ordinances for vehicular ingress and egress, for public
access streets, for structures necessary to ensure stability of
critical slopes, and for stormwater management facilities pursuant
to the Fauquier County Stormwater Management Ordinance,
financed or to be financed in whole or in part by private funds, if
the owner or developer shall:
(1) certify to the agent for the
governing body that the construction is complete and the costs
have been paid to the person constructing such facilities; or
(2) furnish to the agent for the
governing body a certified check or cash escrow in the amount of
the estimated costs of construction or a personal, corporate or
property bond, with surety satisfactory to the governing body, in
the amount sufficient for and conditioned upon the construction of
such facilities, or a contact for the construction of such
facilities and the contractors bond, with like surety, in like
amount and so conditioned; or
(3) furnish to the agent for the
governing body as to the bank or savings and loan association, the
amount and the form.
amount of such certified check, cash escrow, bond or letter of
credit shall include the total of the estimated cost of
construction based on unit prices for new public or private sector
construction in the locality and a reasonable allowance for
estimated administrative costs, inflation, and potential damage to
existing roads or utilities.
7 - MINIMUM STREET IMPROVEMENTS REQUIRED
The grades of streets submitted
on subdivision plats shall be approved by the Virginia Highway
Department Engineer prior to final action by the agent for the
Fauquier County Board of Supervisors and shall be in accordance
with the road designs and standards of the County of Fauquier.
Where the grade of any street exceeds 5% and on grades
of less than 5% where soil conditions and the general topography
make such necessary as determined by the governing body or its
agent in conjunction with the engineer for the Virginia Department
of Transportation, paved roadside ditches of a design satisfactory
to meet the standards set forth in this Ordinance and the Virginia
Department of Transportation standards shall be required.
8 - SPECIAL AREA REQUIREMENTS FOR USE OF STREET STANDARDS
Ditch Cross Section
All public streets, accessways,
or service drives in subdivisions having lots containing from
20,000 square feet to 5 acres shall be graded and paved in
accordance with the typical section that is currently provided in
the Fauquier County construction specifications and standards for
the various classifications of streets as designated.
The standards are shown as Type 1-B, 2-B, 3-B, 4-A and 4-B.
Where curb and gutter is used in lieu of roadside ditches,
roadways shall be constructed to standard typical sections for
curb and gutter streets.
any street grade exceeds 5% and on grades of less than 5% where
soil conditions and the general topography makes such necessary as
determined by the governing body or it agent on recommendation of
the Virginia Department of Transportation Resident Engineer for
Fauquier County, paved roadside ditches shall be installed and
extended to the nearest roadway culverts or outfall ditch in
accordance with the current County construction specifications and
SECTION 9 - PRELIMINARY PLATS
Preliminary Plan Requirements
Preliminary plans indicating the provision/layout for all
utilities, including but not limited to, water supply, sewage
disposal, BMP's, and stormwater management facilities as
outlined in the Fauquier County Stormwater Management Ordinance.
Location of any existing or proposed bridges.
Location of any proposed major culverts, SWM and BMP
facilities as outlined in the Fauquier County Stormwater
SECTION 10 - FINAL PLATS
Additional Submission Requirements
Final Construction Plans for subdivisions, resubdivisions
or revisions, including the following minimum information as part
of the final plans:
Storm drainage system plans including stormwater management
as outlined in the Fauquier County Stormwater Management
should be sufficient to build structure and outfall.
Drainage divides and summary should be shown on the plans.
Calculations for drainage, stormwater management, BMP's,
waterline flows, sewerage flows, or other areas where necessary
for agency review of engineering methods, sealed and signed by a
Virginia Licensed Professional Engineer or surveyor (with a 3-B
calculations may be included on pages of the construction plans. Stormwater Management plans shall be prepared in accordance
with the Fauquier County Stormwater Management Ordinance.