CONSENT   AGENDA REQUEST

Sponsor:

Board of Supervisors Meeting Date: 

Sharon Grove McCamy , Vice Chair, Lee District Supervisor

October 21, 2002

Staff Lead:

Department: 

Paul S. McCulla

County Attorney

Topic: 

A Resolution Referring to the Planning Commission for Its Review and Recommendation a Proposed Ordinance Amending Section 2-39(3)(A)(1) of the Fauquier County Subdivision Ordinance Defining the Term "Immediate Family Members" for Purposes of Family Transfer Provisions of the Fauquier County Subdivision Ordinance     

 

Topic Description:

Section 2-39(3)(A)(1) of the Fauquier County Subdivision Ordinance currently permits family transfers to be made to a legally or naturally defined child, grandparent or parent of the owner or owners of a parcel of land.  Virginia Code 15.2-2244, 1950, as amended, defines a member of the immediate family as "any person who is a natural or legally defined offspring, spouse, sibling, grandchild, grandparent, or parent of the owner."  That section also permits any locality to include within the definition of an immediate family aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. The attached resolution refers to the Planning Commission, for its review and recommendation, a proposed Ordinance amending Section 2-39(3)(A)(1) of the Fauquier County Subdivision Ordinance to include in the definition of "immediate family members" for purposes of the family transfer provisions, spouses, siblings, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.  The amendment is intended to resolve situations where a brother or sister wishes to transfer, by family transfer, a lot to their sibling, or an aunt and uncle wish to transfer, by family transfer, a lot to nieces and nephews.

Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors: 

Consider adoption of the attached resolution.

Financial Impacts Analysis:

None.

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

Department of Community Development

Planning Commission