ORDINANCE

AN ORDINANCE TO DECLARE BUSINESS personal PROPERTY Owned by MIDDLEBURG humane foundation EXEMPT FROM Taxation

WHEREAS, Middleburg Humane Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization owning personal property in Fauquier County; and

WHEREAS, Middleburg Humane Foundation has requested an exemption from personal property taxation in order to permit it to be better able to use its financial resources for charitable purposes; and

WHEREAS, 8-71 of the County Code and 58.1-3651 of the Code of Virginia authorize the property of charitable organizations to be classified as exempt from taxation; and

WHEREAS,  prior to granting a charitable organization an exemption from property tax the Board of Supervisors must conduct a public hearing and adopt an ordinance granting the exemption; and

WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors has conducted a public hearing and determined that it is appropriate and in the public interest to classify the personal property of Middleburg Humane Foundation to be exempt from taxation; now, therefore, be it

ORDAINED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 12th day of November  2009, That the personal property of Middleburg Humane Foundation  be, and is hereby, declared exempt from taxation; and, be it

ORDAINED FURTHER, That the continuance of this exemption shall be conditioned upon the continuous use of this property in accordance with the purpose for which this organization has been designated; and, be it

ORDAINED FINALLY, That this exemption be effective for the tax year beginning January 1, 2009.

                                                                                    A Copy Teste

 

                                                                                    Paul S. McCulla
                                                                                    Clerk to the Board of Supervisors

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