RESOLUTION

A RESOLUTION TO INITIATE A ZONING ORDINANCE TEXT AMENDMENT TO

SECTION 14-203 TO REDUCE THE NUMBER OF BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS MEMBERS FROM SEVEN TO FIVE AND SECTION 14-205 TO REDUCE THE QUORUM REQUIREMENT FROM FOUR TO THREE

WHEREAS, the Code of Virginia Section 15.2-2308.A. states that every locality that enacts a zoning ordinance shall establish a board of zoning appeals that shall consist of either five or seven members; and

WHEREAS, Fauquier County desires to reduce the number of appointed Board of Zoning Appeals members from seven to five members; and

WHEREAS, the amendments to Sections 14-203 and 14-205 achieve this goal and support good zoning practice, convenience and the general welfare; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 10th day of December 2009, That amendments to Sections 14-203 and 14-205 of the Zoning Ordinance related to the number of appointed Board of Zoning Appeals members be, and are hereby, initiated and referred to the Planning Commission for public hearing and recommendation; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the following text represents the proposed changes for

consideration:

14-203             Membership

1.      The BZA shall consist of seven (7)  five (5) members appointed by the Circuit Court of Fauquier County, Virginia, and the members may receive compensation as may be authorized by the Board of Supervisors. All members shall be residents of the County.

14-205             Meetings

1.      The BZA shall hold at least one (1) meeting each month when there is business to conduct at a time and place to be designated by resolution of the BZA. When a meeting date falls on a legal holiday, the meeting shall be held on the day following unless otherwise designated by the BZA.

2.      Four (4) Three (3) members of the BZA shall constitute a quorum and four (4) three (3) members are necessary to render a decision on all matters referred to and upon which it is required to pass by this Ordinance, but a less number may meet and adjourn.

 

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                                                                                    Paul S. McCulla
                                                                                    Clerk to the Board of Supervisors

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