RESOLUTION

 

A RESOLUTION TO ESTABLISH PROCEDURES FOR APPROVING PURCHASE OF DEVELOPMENT RIGHTS APPLICATIONS OUTSIDE REGULAR APPLICATION ROUNDS

 

WHEREAS, at its February 19, 2002 meeting, the Board of Supervisors adopted the Purchase of Development Rights Program (PDR); and

 

WHEREAS, on April 19, 2004, the Board of Supervisors approved creation of the Conservation Easement Service District; and

 

WHEREAS, on May 17, 2004, the Board of Supervisors created the PDR Selection Review Committee; and

 

WHEREAS, there may be circumstances in which qualified farms face emergency situations thereby making the threat of farmland conversion highly probable prior to the regular PDR application round and

 

WHEREAS, emergency PDR applications must meet all PDR program eligibility criteria and must be recommended to the Board of Supervisors by the PDR Selection Review Committee; now, therefore, be it

 

RESOLVED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 14th day of October 2004 That qualified emergency purchases through the PDR program are hereby authorized.  For purposes of this resolution “qualified emergency purchases” are defined as situations including, but not limited to estate settlement, foreclosure, and death or serious illness of farm owner or family member which make application during regular PDR application rounds impossible.