Details for PUBLIC NOTICE The Spotsylvania County Planning Commission will hold a

PUBLIC NOTICE The Spotsylvania County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 in the Auditorium located in the Marshall Center, 8800 Courthouse Road, Spotsylvania, VA, 22553, to consider the following: CA21-0002: Spotsylvania County Board of Supervisors, Ordinance No. 14-18: Proposed amendments to the Code of the County of Spotsylvania, Chapter 14 Article 1- Offenses and Miscellaneous, Section 10 Camping and Use or Storage of Camping Equipment. Amendments include the restructuring of the provision to create a definitions section in 10-14.1 and create a new section 10-14.2 that was the former 10-14.1, and amended as follows: Chapter 14, Article 1-Section 10- Camping and Use or Storage of Camping Equipment Section 10-14.1 of the proposed amendment includes the addition of the following defined terms: Camper means a person(s) camping or utilizing a camping device or camp site for the purposes of camping or temporary occupancy. Camping or Camping Event means to temporarily occupy a camping device or camp site, with or without a camping device. Camping Device means any natural or man-made tent, tarp, lean-to, camping trailer, recreational vehicle, or similar device or structure, established or maintained and operated for purposes of temporary occupancy. Camp Site means any plot of ground used for purposes of temporary occupancy, with or without a camping device, or intended for exclusive occupancy by a camping device(s). Section 14-10.2(a) amends the provisions related to camping within the County to allow property owners, or person(s) authorized by the property owner, to camp on the property owner's property provided that no more than two (2) camp sites or devices, collectively, are utilized concurrently, and the camping event does not exceed a total of fourteen (14) days within a 60-day period. Any camping event which exceeds fourteen (14) days within a 60 day period must obtain a temporary pump and haul permit from the Virginia Department of Health in accordance with the Code of Virginia 12VAC5-610-599.2. Sewage disposal into the public sewer system is prohibited. Persons interested may appear and present their views at the public hearing described above or submit written comments in accordance with the Revised Public Hearing Procedures During the Coronavirus Emergency. Any public hearing cases, including any ordinances as applicable, are on file and available in the Planning Department, located at 9019 Old Battlefield Blvd, 3rd Floor, Spotsylvania, Virginia, 22553, and may be inspected between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Planning Commission encourages the participation of all interested County citizens. For those with special needs, please notify the Planning Department of any accommodations you may require at least five days before the meeting you wish to attend. Revised Public Hearing Procedures During the Coronavirus Emergency For your safety and the safety of the community at large during this on-going coronavirus emergency, citizens wishing to comment are HIGHLY ENCOURAGED to submit written comments to be read into the public record by County staff in front of the Board at the televised hearings rather than attending in person. Those desiring to submit written comments to be read publically to the Planning Commission may do so immediately by emailing Paulette Mann at, or by placing written comments in the Community Development drop box at the Merchant Square Building located at 9019 Old Battlefield Blvd, Spotsylvania, VA 22553. Comments submitted via the drop box should be in a sealed envelope which is clearly marked with the case number or case name and Attn: Paulette Mann, Commission Secretary Additionally, comments may be mailed to the attention of Paulette Mann at 9019 Old Battlefield Blvd, Suite 320, Spotsylvania, VA 22553. Mailed comments must be received by close of business on the Monday prior to the BOS meeting date in order for them to be read into the public record at the hearing. Submissions of written comments must include the citizen's name and voting district. Please construct your written comments in such manner that they are limited to three (3) minutes when read at a typical oral reading pace. For comments provided in representation of a group, the time limit is five (5) minutes. Citizens choosing to attend in person will be required to maintain recommended social distancing at all times and will be guided by County staff in accomplishing this. If you or a member of your family is sick, in the interest of public health, you are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED not to attend in person, but rather submit your comments in writing to be read aloud and heard by the Board during the public hearing. By the Spotsylvania County Planning Commission


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