Public Hearing – Proposed Ordinances
The Code of Ordinances of the County of Washington, Virginia, (County Code) is the record of local laws that apply in Washington County. The Washington County Board of Supervisors (Board) is the legislative body that develops and adopts the local laws, which are presented in the County Code. The Board has authority to adopt new ordinances and to revise existing ordinances, but state law requires that both adoption of new ordinances and revision of existing ordinances may be done only after the general public is given a chance to review such changes, which will be presented in the form of a “proposed ordinance.” At least two weeks before the Board meeting at which a proposed ordinance is to be considered, the full text of the proposed ordinance will be made available on this website and at the Office of the County Administrator, 1 Government Center Place, Suite A; Abingdon, Virginia. Also, the Board must hold a public hearing on the proposed ordinance before the Board may make a decision whether to adopt it. In the case of ordinances proposed to amend the County Zoning Ordinance (County Code Chapter 66) and the County Subdivision Ordinance (County Code Chapter 52), a public hearing must be held before the Washington County Planning Commission before the public hearing before the Board of Supervisors, or the two hearings may be conducted concurrently during a joint meeting of the Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors.
The following are full titles and scheduled public hearing date(s):
The Board of Supervisors of Washington County, Virginia, will conduct public hearings at its regular meeting on Tuesday, October 14, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter as may be heard:
- Modified Voluntary Settlement Agreement (“Settlement Agreement”) between the City of Bristol, Virginia, and the County of Washington, Virginia, and the Board of Supervisors thereafter will consider for passage an ordinance to approve and adopt the Settlement Agreement
2. Proposed conveyance to the Washington County Service Authority of a ten-foot wide permanent water easement across County tax parcel no. 013-1-109, located at 174 East Main Street, Abingdon, Virginia in Washington County, Virginia.
The public hearing will be held in the Board of Supervisors Auditorium at the County Administration Offices located at 1 Government Center Place; Abingdon, Virginia. A copy of the full text of the proposed deed of easement is on file and available for public inspection in the office of the Washington County Administrator and, also, on the County’s website at www.washcova.com (link, Board of Supervisors; link, Proposed Ordinances). Individuals requiring physical or sensory accommodations or additional information, please call the Administrative Supervisor, Office of the County Administrator, (276) 525-1300, or call 1-800-828-1120 for TTY/TDD relay services.
All citizens of Washington County are encouraged to attend