ORDINANCE NO.  05-3(  )

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND AND REORDAIN CHAPTER 3, AGRICULTURAL AND FORESTAL DISTRICTS, ARTICLE I, IN GENERAL, OF THE CODE OF THE COUNTY OF ALBEMARLE, VIRGINIA.

 

BE IT ORDAINED by the Board of Supervisors of the County of Albemarle, Virginia, that Chapter 3, Agricultural and Forestal Districts, Article I, In General, of the Code of the County of Albemarle, Virginia, is hereby amended and reordained as follows:

 

By Amending:

 

Sec. 3-103        Advisory Committee Established; Powers and Duties, as follows:

 

CHAPTER  3.  AGRICULTURAL AND FORESTAL DISTRICTS

 

ARTICLE I.  IN GENERAL

 

Sec. 3-103  Advisory committee established; membership; appointment and term of office of    members; compensation; powers and duties.

 

            An advisory committee is hereby established, as provided herein:

 

            A.        The committee shall consist of ten (10) members appointed by the board of supervisors.  The committee shall be comprised of four (4) landowners who are engaged in agricultural or forestal production, four (4) other landowners of the county, the county assessor, and one (1) member of the board of supervisors.

 

            B.         The terms of the eight (8) landowner members of the committee shall be as follows:

 

                        1.         Upon adoption of this subsection, the eight (8) landowner members shall be appointed to one-year, two-year, three-year or four-year initial terms so that one (1) engaged landowner and one (1) other landowner is appointed to serve each initial term length.  Thereafter, all terms shall be for four (4) years.

 

                        2.         No landowner member may serve more than three (3) consecutive terms, provided, however, a member appointed to complete the unexpired term of another may be appointed to serve up to three (3) additional consecutive four-year terms.    

 

                        3.         A member whose term expires shall continue to serve until his or her successor is appointed.

           

            B.  C.   The members of the committee shall serve at the pleasure of the board of supervisors.

 

            C.  D.   The members of the committee shall serve without pay compensation, but the board of supervisors may, in its discretion, reimburse each member for actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of his duties.

 

            D.  E.   The committee shall elect a chairman, vice-chairman and secretary at the first meeting of the committee each calendar year.  The secretary need not be a member of the committee.

 

            E.  F.    The committee shall advise the planning commission and the board of supervisors on matters that it considers pursuant to this chapter, and shall render expert advice as to the nature of farming and forestry and agricultural and forestal resources within a district and the relation of those resources to the county. 

 

            F. G.    The committee shall advise the planning commission and the board of supervisors on matters pertaining to the rural areas of the county which may affect agriculture or forestry.

 

(Ord. 98-A(1), 8-5-98; Ord. 05-3(1), 3-2-05)

 

            State law reference--Va. Code 15.2-4304, 15.2-4404.

 

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