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File #: 22-234    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Public Hearing
File created: 3/14/2022 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 4/6/2022 Final action:
Title: Ordinance to Amend County Code Chapter 13, Solid Waste Disposal and Recycling, to Address Clutter
Attachments: 1. Att.A - Proposed Ordinance
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AGENDA DATE: 4/6/2022

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Ordinance to Amend County Code Chapter 13, Solid Waste Disposal and Recycling, to Address Clutter
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SUBJECT/PROPOSAL/REQUEST: Public hearing to consider the adoption of an Ordinance to amend County Code Chapter 13, Solid Waste Disposal and Recycling, to prohibit storing or accumulating clutter

ITEM TYPE: Regular Action Item

STAFF CONTACT(S): Richardson, Walker, Kamptner, DeLoria, Filardo, Svoboda, Green

PRESENTER (S): Richard DeLoria

LEGAL REVIEW: Yes

REVIEWED BY: Jeffrey B. Richardson

BACKGROUND: Virginia Code ? 15.2-901, as amended in 2021, now enables localities to adopt an ordinance requiring landowners to remove or dispose of trash, garbage, refuse, litter, clutter (excepting that on land zoned for farming or in active farming), and other substances that might endanger the health or safety of other residents. The statute authorizes the County to impose civil and criminal penalties.

STRATEGIC PLAN: Mission - To enhance the well-being and quality of life for all community members through the provision of the highest level of public service consistent with the prudent use of public funds.

DISCUSSION: The attached draft ordinance would:
1) make it unlawful for any owner or occupant of property not zoned for farming or used for farming to store or accumulate clutter (mechanical equipment, household furniture, containers, and similar items that may be detrimental to the well-being of the community when left in public view), along with existing prohibitions against the storage or accumulation of trash and other refuse, on their property;
2) allow the County to require the owner or occupant to remove clutter or for the County to remove clutter itself as it is already authorized to do with trash and other refuse upon reasonable notice to the owner or occupant;
3) allow the County to charge the owner for the costs of removal and to impose a lien for the unpaid expenses on the property that would be t...

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