RESOLUTION

A RESOLUTION TO APPROVE SPEX10-LE-002 & SPPT10-LE-007 – VIRGINIA ELECTRIC AND POWER COMPANY (OWNER)/SHADY GROVE KENNEL AND HUNTING PRESERVE, INC. (APPLICANT) – SHADY GROVE KENNEL AND HUNTING PRESERVE – TO OBTAIN A CATEGORY 9 SPECIAL EXCEPTION AND A CATEGORY 13 SPECIAL PERMIT TO ALLOW FOR THE CONTINUED OPERATION OF AN EXISTING HUNTING PRESERVE AND KENNEL 

            WHEREAS, Shady Grove Kennel and Hunting Preserve, Inc. is seeking a Category 9 Special Exception and Category 13 Special Permit to allow for the continued operation of an existing hunting preserve and kennel on PIN #6888-83-5891-000 and 6898-21-1913-000; and

            WHEREAS, the original Special Exception was permitted by the Board of Supervisors in 1990, renewed in 1999, and renewed again in 2002; and

            WHEREAS, on September 24, 2009, the Fauquier County Planning Commission held a public hearing on the Special Exception and Special Permit requests and unanimously recommended that the applications be approved, subject to conditions; and

            WHEREAS, on November 12, 2009, the Board of Supervisors conducted a public hearing and considered written and oral testimony; and

            WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors concurred with the Planning Commission and agreed that the application satisfies the standards of Zoning Ordinance Articles 5-006, 5-901, 5-913, and 5-1301; now, therefore, be it

            RESOLVED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 12th day of November 2009, That SPEX10-LE-002 and SPPT10-LE-007 be, and are hereby, approved, subject to the following conditions: 

1.      The hunting preserve is to be managed by the applicant, Neil Selby and Leslie Carter of the Shady Grove Kennel and Hunting Preserve, who is the property lessee.  This Special Exception does not transfer with any change in management, nor does it convey with the applicant to other properties.

2.      The number of employees on-site at any time shall not exceed twelve.

3.      All dogs housed on site and used for this operation shall be kept in kennel facilities, which are maintained in accordance with all applicable state and local regulations governing such use.

4.      There shall be on-site caretakers at all times as long as the dogs are kept on the property.

5.      The use shall be in general conformance with the proposed schematic plan submitted and on file with the Department of Community Development.

6.      All on-site facilities and operations shall be in accordance with all applicable state and local regulations at all times.

7.      Appropriate outward facing signage shall be maintained on all property boundaries indicating the use.

8.      The hunting preserve shall be limited to bird hunting and the use of shotguns with birdshot only.

9.      The hours of operations for the hunting preserve shall be limited from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. from September through April 20 of each year.

10.  The sporting clay facility is limited to one course with hours of operation from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

11.  A one hundred-yard buffer zone for safety shall be provided and maintained around all perimeters of the designated hunting preserve area.  All hunting activities shall be limited to the designated hunting area and prohibited from the buffer area, with the exception that preserve staff may enter the buffer area without shotguns to retrieve downed birds that fall within the buffer area.

12.  To properly secure the hunting preserve, the applicant shall place posts every fifty yards along the entire interior perimeter of the buffer area.  Each post shall contain a brightly colored sign indicating the presence of the buffer zone and that no hunting is permitted beyond that point.

13.  All lighting shall be back-shielded and downward directed to minimize off-site impacts in accordance with the provisions of the Zoning Ordinance.

14.  Not including the applicant’s personal dogs, no more than fifty dogs are allowed to be kenneled at any one time.

                                                                                    A Copy Teste

 

                                                                                    Paul S. McCulla
                                                                                    Clerk to the Board of Supervisors

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