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 the County of Washington, Virginia, hereby gives notice of its intent to conduct public hearings at its regular meeting on Tuesday, September 23, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter as may be heard regarding the following three proposed ordinances:

An Ordinance to Vacate Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30, 31, 32, and Undeveloped Road as Shown on the Plat Titled “H.B. Roberts Estate” Recorded in the Clerk’s Land Records in Plat Book 19, Page 102, in the Harrison Magisterial District in Washington County, Virginia

Map:  Proposed Ordinance Tax Map Parcels

Adoption of the ordinance would consolidate the named parcels and roadway to allow a single commercial development on several adjoining lots near I-81, Exit 19.


An Ordinance to Amend Section 2-191 and Appendix A of the Code of the County of Washington, Virginia, to Establish an Electronic Summons System Fee for Persons Convicted of Criminal and Traffic Offenses

Adoption of the ordinance would establish assessment of a five dollar fee as part of costs in criminal and/or traffic offense convictions. Revenue from the fee would fund implementation and maintenance of an electronic summons system.


An Ordinance to Amend Section 30-36 of the Code of the County of Washington, Virginia, Regarding the Enforcement Provisions for Regulation of Noise

Adoption of the ordinance would provide that a warning may be given prior to enforcement proceedings for violation of the Noise Ordinance and to state that each hour of continued violation shall constitute a separate offense.