Public Hearing – Proposed Ordinances

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 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, hereby gives notice of its intent to conduct a public hearing at its regular meeting on

Tuesday, February 24, 2015, at 6:30 p.m.

or as soon thereafter as may be heard regarding a proposed ordinance titled:

An Ordinance to Amend Chapter 58, Subdivision II of the Code of the County of Washington, Virginia, To Update Financial Eligibility Criteria for Discounted Tax Rates for Qualifying Elderly and Handicapped Persons; Revising Sections 58-81,-83, -84, -85 and Adding Appendix B