RESOLUTION

A RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE THE AMENDMENT OF TERMS OF ACCEPTANCE OF A CONSERVATION EASEMENT OVER THE PROPERTY OF WILLIAM G. PRIME, EVE DOUGLAS PRIME, WILLIAM C. PRIME, AND ALEXANDRA K. PRIME

WHEREAS, William G. Prime, Eve Douglas Prime, William C. Prime and Alexandra K. Prime have proposed to donate a conservation easement over their property described as PIN #6973-95-6616 and PIN #6973-96-6253 and  consisting of approximately 46.403 acres, hereinafter “the Property;” and

WHEREAS, on August 14, 2008, the Board of Supervisors determined on the that the proposed easement is appropriate, in the public interest, and furthers the goals and objectives of its Comprehensive Plan; and

WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors has determined that proposed amendments to the easement will preserve important agricultural and forestal lands and scenic and natural resources in a manner consistent with the Comprehensive Plan; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 13th day of November 2008, That the Board finds as follows:

  1. The proposed amendments to the easement approved on the 14th of August, 2008 adequately preserve open-space lands in the county pursuant to the goals and objectives stated in the county’s Comprehensive Plan and thereby advances a public purpose of the county; and
  2. The restrictions contained in the proposed easement will preserve and protect in perpetuity the open-space values of the Property and will limit the uses of the Property to those uses which are consistent with and which will not adversely affect the open-space values described in the easement; and
  3. The proposed easement will provide a significant public benefit to the citizens of Fauquier County and the Commonwealth of Virginia; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the County Administrator and the County Attorney be, and are hereby, authorized and directed to accept the donation of a conservation easement under those terms generally set forth in the proposed easement attached to the agenda request for this item, subject to such revisions as may be deemed appropriate to the County Administrator and County Attorney.

                                                                                    A Copy Teste

 

                                                                                    Paul S. McCulla
                                                                                    Clerk to the Board of Supervisors

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