ORDINANCE 

AN ORDINANCE EXEMPTING CERTAIN REAL PROPERTY OWNED BY THE ATOKA PRESERVATION SOCIETY FROM TAXATION

            WHEREAS, Fauquier County Code Section 8-71 authorizes the Board of Supervisors to designate property as exempt from taxation where such property is held by organizations that  use the property exclusively for religious, charitable, patriotic, historical, benevolent, cultural or public park and playground purposes; and 

            WHEREAS, Virginia Code 58.1-3651 sets forth the process and procedure by which a locality may designate property as tax exempt; and 

            WHEREAS, Virginia Code 58.1-3651.B requires that prior to the adoption of any Ordinance exempting property from local taxation, the Board of Supervisors shall hold a public hearing on the proposed application; and 

            WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors, after due notice and public hearing, has considered the questions set forth in Virginia Code 58.1-3651.B and, upon consideration of those questions, has determined that the application for the proposed exemption from taxation should be granted; now, therefore, be it 

            ORDAINED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 13th day of December 2007, That the real property of The Atoka Preservation Society be, and is hereby, declared as exempt from taxation for real property taxes of the County; 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 shall be effective as of January 1, 2007.

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