ORDINANCE

A Zoning Ordinance Text Amendment to SECTION 8-1401 OF THE FAUQUIER COUNTY ZONING ORDINANCE TO ALLOW THE OFF-SITE LOCATION OF SUBDIVISION SIGNS

            WHEREAS, on July 10, 2008, the Board of Supervisors initiated this text amendment; and

WHEREAS, on August 28, 2008, the Planning Commission held a public hearing on the proposed text amendment; and forwarded the proposed text amendment to the Board of Supervisors with a recommendation of approval; and  

            WHEREAS, on September 25, 2008, the Planning Commission forwarded the proposed text amendment to the Board of Supervisors with a recommendation of approval; and

WHEREAS, on November 13, 2008, the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors held a public hearing on this amendment; and

            WHEREAS, adoption of the attached amendment to Section 8-1401 of the Fauquier County Zoning Ordinance supports good zoning practices, convenience, and the general welfare; now, therefore, be it           

            ORDAINED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 13th day of November 2008, That Section 8-1401 be, and is hereby, amended as follows:

4.   Subdivision Sign:  One sign, not exceeding twelve (12) square feet in area, in each subdivision entrance for the purpose of advertising or identifying a housing development or subdivision, when erected or displayed on the property so advertised or identified in conformance with the required building setback line.  The total area of all such signs shall not exceed twenty-four (24) square feet.  Height not to exceed ten (10) feet.

Notwithstanding any other limitation of this section or of this Article related to off-site signs or signs in the right-of-way, the Zoning Administrator may approve an Administrative Permit authorizing a subdivision sign to be located on property owned by the County or the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) where:

A.  The property is located immediately adjacent to the subdivision and its entrance road.

B.  The sign is set back from any sidewalk or edge of pavement and meets all clear zone requirements as required by VDOT, and does not violate any line of sight requirements as determined by the Zoning Administrator in consultation with VDOT.

C.  The location of the sign would not conflict with use planned for the property by the County or VDOT.

D.  The subdivisionís Homeowners Association or appropriate management agent has executed an agreement with the owner of the right-of-way related to the proper maintenance of the sign and property, and to remove the sign should the owner determine that the property is needed for a road, street or highway or any use connected with such road, street or highway.

E.  The sign is a monument sign no greater than four (4) feet in height, and constructed of brick, concrete, stone, or other natural materials.  

 

                                                                                    A Copy Teste

 

                                                                                    Paul S. McCulla
                                                                                    Clerk to the Board of Supervisors

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