ORDINANCE 

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 2-39(3)(A)(1) of the Fauquier County Subdivision Ordinance TO INCLUDE WITHIN THE DEFINITION OF the term "immediate family members" for purposes of family transfer, SPOUSES, siblings, AUNTS, UNCLES, NIECES AND NEPHEWS 

WHEREAS, Section 2-39(3)(A)(1) of the Fauquier County Subdivision Ordinance currently permits family transfers to a child, grandchild, or parent of the owner or owners of a parcel of land; and

WHEREAS, Virginia Code 15.2-2244 defines a member of the "immediate family" for purposes of a family transfer as being the "natural or legally defined offspring, spouse, sibling, grandchild, grandparent, or parent of the owner"; and

WHEREAS, Section 15.2-2244 of the Code of Virginia also permits counties to include within the definition of "immediate family" for purposes of family transfers, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews; and

WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors, after due notice and public hearing, has determined it to be in the best interest of the Citizens of Fauquier County to amend Section 2-39(3)(A)(1) of the Fauquier County Subdivision Ordinance; now, therefore, be it

            ORDAINED by the Board of Supervisors of Fauquier County this _______ day of _______________ 2002, That Section 2-39(3)(A)(1) of the Fauquier County Subdivision Ordinance be, and is hereby, amended to read as follows:

Section 2-39(3)(A)(1).

Any person who is a natural or legally defined offspring, spouse, sibling, grandchild, grandparent, parent, aunt, uncle, niece or nephew of the owner of the parcel.

; and, be it

            ORDAINED FURTHER, That this Ordinance shall be effective upon adoption.