A Zoning Ordinance Text Amendment to Sections 9-1006 and 9-1007 to Address Lighting Standards for Greenhouses

            WHEREAS, on August 30, 2007, the Planning Commission initiated this text amendment; and

WHEREAS, on September 27, 2007, the Planning Commission held a public hearing on the proposed text amendment and forwarded the proposed text amendment to the Board of Supervisors recommending approval; and  

            WHEREAS, on November 8, 2007, the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors held a public hearing on this amendment; and

            WHEREAS, adoption of the attached amendment to Sections 9-1006 and 9-1007 supports good zoning practices, convenience, and the general welfare; now, therefore, be it         

            ORDAINED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 8th day of November 2007, That Sections 9-1006 and 9-1007 be, and are hereby, amended as follows:


9-1006                         General Requirements for all Uses

                                    8.         No growing lights shall be utilized in a greenhouse during non-daylight hours unless the light is completely screened so that no uplighting occurs and the light is not visible beyond property lines.  Any interior or exterior lighting that is upgraded after approval of this regulation shall be brought into compliance with this requirement in conjunction with the upgrade. 

9-1007                         Exemptions

9.         Lighting associated with agricultural use structures, such as a barn, paddock area.  Greenhouses, Rresidential buildings and parking associated with a farm or other agricultural uses are not exempted from the lighting requirements contained herein. 


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