RESOLUTION OF INTENT
WHEREAS, the civil penalties schedule in Zoning Ordinance § 37.2 is enabled by Virginia Code § 15.2-2209;
WHEREAS, Zoning Ordinance § 37.2 establishes civil penalties of $50 or $100 for the first zoning violation, civil penalties of $150 for each violation after the first violation, and a cumulative $3,000 cap, for each violation under the same operative facts;
WHEREAS, in 2003, Virginia Code § 15.2-2209 was amended to increase the maximum civil penalty for each violation after the first violation from $150 to $250, and to increase the cumulative cap from $3,000 to $5,000; and
WHEREAS, because civil penalties have proven to be an effective tool in enforcing the Zoning Ordinance since they were adopted in 2000, it is desired to amend Zoning Ordinance § 37.2 to increase the civil penalties and the cumulative cap enabled by Virginia Code § 15.2-2209.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT for purposes of public necessity, convenience, general welfare and good zoning practices, the Albemarle County Planning Commission hereby adopts a resolution of intent to amend the Zoning Ordinance § 37.2 to achieve the purposes described herein.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT the Planning Commission shall hold a public hearing on the zoning text amendment proposed by this resolution of intent, and make its recommendation to the Board of Supervisors, at the earliest possible date.
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