RESOLUTION

A RESOLUTION TO APPROVE FUNDING FOR THE PURCHASE OF DEVELOPMENT RIGHTS OF QUALIFYING SEVENTH ROUND APPLICANTS TO THE PURCHASE OF DEVELOPMENT RIGHTS PROGRAM

WHEREAS, on February 19, 2002, the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors adopted the Purchase of Development Rights (PDR) Program to acquire conservation easements for the purpose of protecting agriculture, providing open space, and ameliorating the impact of development on the County; and authorizing payment of $20,000 per development right; and

WHEREAS, on October 13, 2005, the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors approved an increase of $10,000 in the payment per development right to total $30,000 per development right in the Purchase of Development Rights (PDR) Program; and

            WHEREAS, the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors created the PDR Committee to assist the Board of Supervisors in selecting qualified farm properties for preservation; and

            WHEREAS, on October 23, 2007, the PDR Committee reviewed the new applications and on November 1, 2007, visited and ranked the farms in accordance with the adopted PDR application scoring system; and

WHEREAS, the PDR Committee highly recommends that the Board of Supervisors approve funding for the Purchase of Development Rights Easements representing a total of 65 development rights on four highest scoring farms; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 13th day of December 2007, That the County Administrator be, and is hereby, authorized to negotiate and execute the purchases of the following eligible development rights as recommended by the PDR Committee.

Applicant                                         Acres     Parcels            Development             Cost
                                                                                                                Rights

Raymond Shrock                                300                 1                      11                 $330,000

Garland, Elaine & Berle Heddings  364.6                    7                      28                 $840,000

Frank Ott, Jr.                                      239                  3                     10                  $300,000

            James Eustace                                    211                  5                     16                  $480,000

TOTALS                                        1,114.6            16                       65              $1,950,000

 

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