Agricultural/Forestal District Review Committee

Purpose

The committee shall advise the Planning Commission and the Board of Supervisors and assist in creating, reviewing, modifying, continuing or terminating Agricultural and Forestal districts within the County. In particular, the committee shall render expert advice as to the nature of farming and agricultural and forestal resources within the district and their relation to the entire County.

Agricultural/Forestal District, Wetlands And Purchase Of Development Rights Review Committee

Day and Time of Meetings:
2nd Wednesday of the following months: February, May, August, & November, and as necessary.  The May and August meetings are at 7:30 p.m.  The November and February are at 3:30 p.m.

Location:
Community Development Conference Room, 9019 Old Battlefield Blvd, 3rd Floor, Spotsylvania, Virginia 22553

Structure:
10 members: 4 members who are landowners engaged in Agricultural or Forestal Production and 4 members who are landowners; 1 Board member and the Commissioner of the Revenue. Click here to view the roster of members.

Board or Staff Representative:
Deborah Williams

County Support Staff:
Ginger Deale, Planning Technician, 507-7448
Wanda Parrish, AICP, Director of Planning, 507-7425

Purpose or Mission Statement:
The committee is charged with reviewing any agricultural/forestal districts in the County every 10 years, at which time they must be renewed, and hearing applications for new districts as they come up. In addition review Purchase of Development Rights Applications.

Agricultural/Forestal District Application

Reference:
§ 15.2-4304. Agricultural and forestal districts advisory committee.

Upon receipt of the first agricultural and forestal districts application, the local governing body shall establish an advisory committee which shall consist of four landowners who are engaged in agricultural or forestal production, four other landowners of the locality, the commissioner of revenue or the local government's chief property assessment officer, and a member of the local governing body. The members of the committee shall be appointed by and serve at the pleasure of the local governing body. The advisory committee shall elect a chairman and a vice-chairman and elect or appoint a secretary who need not be a member of the committee. The advisory committee shall serve without pay but the locality may reimburse each member for actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of his duties. The committee shall advise the local planning commission and the local governing body and assist in creating, reviewing, modifying, continuing or terminating districts within the locality. In particular, the committee shall render expert advice as to the nature of farming and forestry and agricultural and forestal resources within the district and their relation to the entire locality.

(1977, c. 681, § 15.1-1510; 1987, c. 552; 1989, c. 52; 1997, c. 587.)

Who Appoints: Board of Supervisors

Length of Term: Four years; terminates with Board terms

Compensation: None

Are Meetings Televised: No

Name of Recorder: Ginger Deale

Minutes to BOS and Co. Adm.: No Annual Report to BOS: No

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Contact Information

Mailing Address:
9019 Old Battlefield Blvd, Suite 320
Spotsylvania, VA 22553

Physical Address: 
9019 Old Battlefield Blvd
Spotsylvania, VA 22553


Contact: Ginger Deale

E-Mail: planning
@spotsylvania.va.us

Main: (540) 507-7434 
Fax: (540) 507-7445