ORDINANCE

 AN ORDINANCE TO DECLARE BUSINESS personal PROPERTY Owned by MIDDLE EAST MINISTRIES  EXEMPT FROM Taxation

WHEREAS, Middle East Ministries is a 501(c)(3) organization owning business personal property in Fauquier County; and

WHEREAS, Middle East Ministries has requested an exemption from real and personal property taxation in order to permit it to be better able to use its financial resources for charitable purposes; and

WHEREAS, 8-71 of the County Code and 58.1-3651 of the Code of Virginia authorize the property of charitable organizations to be classified as exempt from taxation; and

WHEREAS,  prior to granting a charitable organization an exemption from property tax the Board of Supervisors must conduct a public hearing and adopt an ordinance granting the exemption; and

WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors has conducted a public hearing and determined that it is appropriate and in the public interest to classify the business personal property of Middle East Ministries to be exempt from taxation; now, therefore, be it

ORDAINED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 8th day of October 2009, That the business personal property of Middle East Ministries be, and is hereby, declared exempt from taxation; and, be it

ORDAINED FURTHER, That the continuance of this exemption shall be conditioned upon the continuous use of this property in accordance with the purpose for which this organization has been designated.

                                                                                    A Copy Teste

 

                                                                                    Paul S. McCulla
                                                                                    Clerk to the Board of Supervisors

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