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James City County Appoints Rural Lands Committee

Date: October 13, 2005
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Tammy Rosario, JCC Planning

Phone: (757) 253-6685
Email: planning@james-city.va.us

 

The James City County Board of Supervisors has appointed the Rural Lands Committee (RLC) to work with staff and its consultant, Renaissance Planning Group, in considering changes to the County's rural policies and ordinances. The eight-person citizen committee will review alternatives for rural residential development which support the goals of the Comprehensive Plan; such alternatives include rural residential cluster development and varying standards for conventional three-acre subdivisions. The Rural Lands Committee members are Jeff Barra, Rich Costello, Jim Daniels, Victoria Fahringer, Ginny Hartmann, Richard Krapf, Gary Massie, and Jack Schmidt.

 

The RLC will meet on the following dates:

 

  • October 5 - Emergency Operations Center 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
  • October 19 - James City County Library - 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. - Community Room
  • November 2 - James City County Library - 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. - Community Room
  • November 16 - James City County Library - 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. - Community Room Cancelled
  • November 30 - Emergency Operations Center 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

 

Additional meetings will be held in December with dates, locations, and times to be announced.

Committee meetings are open to the public, and public comment periods are held at the beginning and end of each meeting. The RLC will also hold two public workshops to get feedback on different residential development scenarios possible in the rural areas. The first public workshop will be held Thursday, November 10 at 6:30 p.m. at Toano Middle School. The RLC will also hold two public workshops to get feedback on different residential development scenarios possible in the rural areas. The first public workshop will be held Thursday, November 17 at 6:30 p.m. at Toano Middle School. The second workshop will be held at a later date to be announced by the committee. Interested citizens can also follow the progress of the committee and offer comments through the Rural Lands website.

 

After receiving public input and guidance, the consultant will be presenting potential revisions to rural policies and ordinances to the Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors in late winter/early spring.

 

 

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