ORDINANCE

AN ORDINANCE Amending ZONING ORDINANCE Sections 8-1301.3 and

8-1620.C Related to Removal of Signs in the Right-of-Way

            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 8-1301 and 8-1620 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 8-1301 and 8-1620 of the Zoning Ordinance be, and are hereby, amended as follows:  

8-1301

3.   The Zoning Administrator or his authorized representative shall may remove and discard any sign erected in a public right-of-way in violation of any provision of this Article. impound the sign. and give written notice to the owner of the sign if ownership is readily determinable from the sign.  The owner may secure release of the sign upon payment of the cost incurred by the County removing the sign, plus one dollar ($1.00) per day for each day of storage.  Signs not redeemed within a period of thirty (30) days after the placing of such notice in the mail shall become the property of Fauquier County at the option of Fauquier County.

8-1620

          C.  The Zoning Administrator or his authorized representative shall may remove and discard any sign erected in a public right-of-way in violation of any provision of this Article. impound the sign. and give written notice to the owner of the sign if ownership is readily determinable from the sign.  The owner may secure release of the sign upon payment of the cost incurred by the County removing the sign, plus one dollar ($1.00) per day for each day of storage.  Signs not redeemed within a period of thirty (30) days after the placing of such notice in the mail shall become the property of Fauquier County at the option of Fauquier County.

 

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