NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS

By August 14, 2019Proposed Ordinance

Washington County, Virginia, hereby gives notice of public hearings regarding a proposed ordinance. The public hearings will be held in the Board of Supervisors Auditorium at the County Administration Offices located at 1 Government Center Place; Abingdon, Virginia. The Commission hearing will be held on September 23, 2019 at 7 p.m., or as soon thereafter as may be heard, after which the Commission will decide a recommendation for consideration by the Board. The Board hearing will be held on October 8, 2019, at 6:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter as may be heard, after which the Board will decide whether to adopt the proposed ordinance. Proposed ordinance:

An Ordinance to Amend Section 948 of Chapter 66 of the Code of the County of Washington, Virginia, to Allow Occupancy of Camper Trailers and Recreational Vehicles in the Shoreline Recreation Zoning District

Click here to see full text of the ordinance.

Adoption of the ordinance would permit residential use of camper trailers and recreational vehicles in the Shoreline Recreation (SR) Zoning District, which is much of the property that surrounds South Holston Lake, for up to 14 days as a temporary use not requiring a zoning permit and for more than 14 days only if the unit meets the same requirements as are mandated for permanent occupancy of a manufactured home.

A copy of the full text of the proposed ordinance 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. 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.