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TO THE CITIZENS OF CAMPBELL COUNTY PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that at its meeting to be held on Monday, November 30, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. in the Board of Supervisors Meeting Room, Lower Level, Walter J. Haberer Building, 47 Courthouse Lane, Rustburg, Virginia, the Campbell County Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing on hereinafter described proposed new ordinances and amendments to Chapter 22 (Zoning) of the Campbell County Code of 1988, pursuant to authority of VA. CODE ANN. §15.2-2204, and will make its recommendations on them to the Campbell County Board of Supervisors for its consideration at its meeting to be held on December 1, 2020. PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that at its meeting to be held on December 1, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. in the Board of Supervisors Meeting Room in the aforesaid location, the Board of Supervisors for the County of Campbell, Virginia, will consider recommendations of the Planning Commission with respect to the proposed new ordinances and amendments to Chapter 22 (Zoning), will have proposed to it for passage all of the hereinafter described proposed new ordinances and amendments to the Campbell County Code of 1988, and will hold a public hearing thereon, pursuant to VA. CODE ANN. §15.2-1427 and §15.2-2204. Minor nonsubstantive changes are shown in the text of the Campbell County Code of 1988 as proposed for passage, on file in the Office of the County Administrator, and shall also be the subject of the aforesaid public hearings and shall be proposed for passage at said meeting of the Board of Supervisors. CHAPTER 4 Animals and Fowl. §4-4 In definition of "commercial dog breeder," clarifies that person who breeds dogs for federal-regulated research does not qualify, rewrote sentence slightly in definition of "companion animal." §4-5 Clarifies that confinement period in shelter is called "stray hold," requiring indoor enclosures to be durable, nonporous, impervious to moisture, and easily cleaned, that animal to be provided with adequate care, including reasonable access to outdoor areas to ensure animal has exercise and space and specifying healthy confinement conditions for animals not subject to stray hold period. CHAPTER 9 Finance and Taxation. §9-14.01 Adds exemption from personal property taxation for equipment and machinery used for forest harvesting and silvicultural activities. CHAPTER 15 Motor Vehicles §15-9 Clarifies that amount of county vehicle license fee shall not be greater than annual or one-year fee imposed by Commonwealth on vehicle in effect on January 1, 2020. §15-23 Defines "abandoned motor vehicle" as one that weighs at least 75 pounds; and (i) is left unattended on public property for more than 48 hours in violation of law, (ii) has remained for more than 48 hours on private property without consent of property owner, or (iii) is left unattended on shoulder of primary highway. §15-23.1 Deletes: "If any person fails to pay [civil] penalty [for abandoning vehicle, his privilege to drive a motor vehicle on the highways of the Commonwealth shall be suspended." CHAPTER 16 Offenses, Miscellaneous §16-3 Changes upper limit of value of stolen item from $500 to $1000 before petit larceny becomes grand larceny. §16-8 Changes the penalty for marijuana possession from misdemeanor to $25 civil penalty, charge to be by summons, charges or violations of this section shall not appear in criminal record. §16-11 Renumbers sections with minor clarifying changes, exempts elementary or secondary school students from disorderly conduct if the it occurred on property of any elementary or secondary school, on a school bus, or at any activity conducted or sponsored by any elementary or secondary school. §16-12 Substitutes "Wildlife Resources" for "Game and Inland Fisheries." §16-17.1 Adds an exception to smoking prohibition for any portion of a facility licensed to conduct casino gaming pursuant to state code, while continuing to apply prohibition to any restaurant within facility licensed to conduct casino gaming. §16-25 NEW - Clarifies that County chooses not to regulate firearms on county property under §15.2-915 (E) and (F). §16-26.3 Substitutes "Wildlife Resources" for "Game and Inland Fisheries" twice. CHAPTER 22 Zoning §22-2 Increases minimum square footage in definition of "Shopping Center" from 50,000 to 100,000. §22-16.03 In Intensive Agriculture ordinance, adds animals of the genus "Vicugna" to definition of "Livestock." §22-31 Provides that zoning permit not required for mobile food vendors, mobile food units and sales, mobile retail sales, fireworks stands, peddlers, itinerant merchants, and Christmas tree and pumpkin stands within zoning districts B-GC, B-HC, I-G, and I-H. The entire text of the above-noted proposed new ordinances and amendments of the Campbell County Code of 1988, as amended, is on file in the Office of the County Administrator, Haberer Bldg., 2nd Floor, 47 Courthouse Lane, Rustburg, Virginia, and can be examined there between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The public is invited to attend and make its views known at the meeting of the Campbell County Planning Commission on Monday, November 30, 2020, and at the meeting of the Board of Supervisors on December 1, 2020. Kristin B. Wright Staff Attorney for Campbell County

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