RESOLUTION

A Resolution Directing the County Administrator to Schedule a Public Hearing to Consider Elimination of the County Decal, Change the Decal Fee to a Vehicle Registration Fee AND establish an alternative Personal Property filing process as permitted by State law

WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors of Fauquier County adopted an Ordinance  pursuant to Titles 46.2 and  58.1 of the Code of Virginia, 1950, for the administration of County Vehicle License under Chapter 13, Article IV, sections 13-51 et.seq, and the filing of personal property returns under Chapter 8, Article I, section 8-1 of the Code of Fauquier respectively; and

WHEREAS, Title 46.2-752 (G) provides that the county is not required to issue a decal or any other tangible evidence of a local license to be displayed on the licensed vehicle if the county's ordinance does not require display of a decal or other evidence of payment; and

            WHEREAS, Title 58.1-3518.1 permits an alternative Personal Property filing process that removes the requirement for annual reporting of motor vehicle and trailers if there has been no change in situs or status since the last filing; and

WHEREAS, the local governing body may adopt a local ordinance to accommodate the enabling legislation; and

 WHEREAS, these amendments to the county ordinance are intended to be implemented in the 2007 calendar year; and

            WHEREAS, these changes are for the benefit of the citizens of Fauquier County; and

            WHEREAS, a public hearing is required to be held prior to an amendment of the local ordinance; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, by the Board of Supervisors of Fauquier County this 9th day of November 2006, That the County Administrator be, and is hereby, directed to schedule a public hearing to receive citizen comment on the attached proposed ordinance amendments to Chapter 13, Article IV, sections 13-51 et.seq, and Chapter 8, Article I, section 8-1 of the Code of Fauquier County.

 

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