Board of Supervisors Meeting Date: 

Joe Winkelmann , Center  Magisterial District.

September 16, 2002

Staff Lead:


Paul S. McCulla

County Attorney


Topic:  A Resolution Directing the County Administrator to Schedule a Public Hearing on a Proposed Ordinance Amending Section 13.5-3 of the Code of Fauquier County to Add Subsection (D) Prohibiting Excessive Noise Caused by Engine Braking Except for Responding to Bona Fide Emergency Occurrences


Topic Description:

Supervisor Winkelmann has received complaints from a Center District resident living along the Warrenton by-pass that trucks are causing excessive noise by engine braking.  Engine braking involves the use of the engine to brake the vehicle which creates greater noise than the use of wheel brakes.   The proposed resolution directs the County Administrator to schedule a public hearing on draft ordinance making engine braking, except  when needed to respond to a bona fide emergency, a class one misdemeanor.

Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors: 

Consider adopting the attached resolution or exact action requested.

Financial Impacts Analysis:

No financial impacts have been identified.

Identify any other Departments, Organizations or Individuals that would be affected by this request:

Jon Lynn, Fauquier Commonwealth's Attorney

Joe Higg, Fauquier County Sheriff