RESOLUTION

A RESOLUTION APPROVING SPEX04-CR-004:  A CATEGORY 9 SPECIAL EXCEPTION TO ALLOW FOR CLASS “C” DOG FIELD EVENTS

            WHEREAS, Dr. Phyllis Giroux, owner/applicant, is seeking Special Exception approval for Class “C” dog field events on approximately eighty (80) acres of a one hundred fifteen acre tract (115) known as Deep Run Farm; and

            WHEREAS, in 1999, the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors granted Dr. Giroux and Deep Run Farm a Special Exception for Class “C” dog field events for a period of three (3) years; and

            WHEREAS, the Special Exception approved in 1999 expired in 2002; and

            WHEREAS, on September 25, 2003 , the Fauquier County Planning Commission held a public hearing and recommended approval of the proposed Special Exception; now, therefore, be it

            RESOLVED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 20th day of October 2003, That SPEX04-CR-004 be, and is hereby, approved subject to the following conditions:

1.      This Special Exception is granted for and runs with the land indicated in this application and is not transferable to other land.

2.      This Special Exception is granted only for the purpose(s), structure(s), and/or uses indicated on the Special Exception Plat approved with the application, as qualified by these development conditions.

3.      A Minor Site Plan shall be submitted and approved by the Fauquier County Zoning Office.  The Site Plan shall be generally consistent with the plat approved with this Special Exception, with modifications only as necessary to meet the requirements of the Zoning Ordinance.

·        A dustless surface waiver will need to be submitted to the Fauquier County Zoning Office with the Minor Site Plan.

4.      This Special Exception shall be granted for the period beginning with the date of Site Plan approval and shall expire three (3) years from that date.  Should there be no violations associated with this use, three (3) additional years shall be granted administratively by the Fauquier County Zoning Administrator.

5.      This Special Exception is subject to the provisions of the Fauquier County Zoning Ordinance, as may be determined by the Fauquier County Department of Community Development.

6.      The Special Exception holder shall provide adequate security, emergency, traffic control, sanitation, and refreshment services at every Class C event or activity.  At least thirty (30) days prior to holding a Class C event, the holder of the Special Exception for the property upon which a Class C event will be held shall provide to the Zoning Administrator written proof, including copies of any permits or licenses if required, from the following agencies that traffic control, security, emergency services and on-site sanitary and refreshment facilities are adequate for the size and type of event to be held:  Fauquier County Emergency Services, Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office, Virginia Department of Transportation, and Fauquier County Health Department.

7.      All entrances shall be approved by VDOT in accordance with the Minimum Standards of Entrances to State Highways.

8.      All entrances shall meet VDOT’s minimum sight distance standards.

9.      The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and the Department of Community Development shall determine all entrances for ingress/egress to events.  The entrance(s) shall be from either Sillamon Road or Blackwells Mill Road .

10.  No artificial lighting shall be installed nor shall it be used for any event.

11.  No amplified sound shall be permitted.

12.  Events shall be limited to the following:

·        Ten (10) three (3) day dog field events to be held either, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, or Thursday, Friday, and Sunday.

o       Total attendance including staff, judges, volunteers, stewards, trainers, grooms, and spectators shall not exceed 200 persons per day.

o       Hours of Operation shall be limited to:

      Thursday:   8:30 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.

                                                                              Friday:        8:30 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.

                                                                              Saturday:   8:30 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.                                                                                                                OR

                                                                              Friday:        8:30 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.

                                                                              Saturday:    8:30 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.

                                                                              Sunday:      8:30 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.                                                                                                

o       Access to site shall be available no earlier than 7:00 A.M.

o       The total number of dogs on the site shall not exceed 80 per event.

o       Use of shotguns shall be limited to Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday between the hours of 8:30 A.M. and 6:00 P.M.

·        One (1) regional event, per calendar year, to be held on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, or Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

o       Total attendance including staff, judges, volunteers, stewards, trainers, grooms, and spectators shall not exceed 300 persons per day.

o       The total number of dogs on the site shall not exceed 100 for this event.

o       Use of shotguns shall be limited to Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday between the hours of 8:30 A.M. and 6:00 P.M.