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CAROLINE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING


CAROLINE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Proposed Addition of Article XIX (Cigarette Tax) to Chapter 103 (Taxation) of the CODE OF CAROLINE COUNTY

 The Caroline County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing on Thursday, November 10, 2022, beginning at 7:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard, in the Community Services Center Auditorium, located at 17202 Richmond Turnpike, Milford, Virginia, to consider the addition of Article XIX (Cigarette Tax) to Chapter 103 (Taxation) of the Code of Caroline County.

 The purpose of the proposed amendment is to create a tax on the sale of cigarettes in Caroline County at the rate of two cents ($0.02) per cigarette or 40 cents ($0.40) per pack of 20 cigarettes as authorized under §58.1-3830 of the Code of Virginia. If approved by the Board of Supervisors, the tax would apply only to cigarettes and would not apply to cigars, chewing tobacco, electronic cigarettes or other tobacco products.

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Cigarette Tax Draft Ordinance

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Beginning at 7:30 p.m.

TXT-02-2022 - An Ordinance to amend the Zoning Ordinance of Caroline County by Amending Article II, Definitions, to add definitions for “Energy Storage Facility”, “Energy Storage Project” and Host Locality”. The purpose of the amendment is to establish definitions for these terms, which are not currently defined in the Zoning Ordinance.

TXT-03-2022 – An Ordinance to amend the Zoning Ordinance of Caroline County by Amending Article XV, Supplemental Regulations, Section 4 – Accessory Building and Uses, by adding subparagraph 6. The purpose of this amendment is to establish standards under which accessory garages are allowed a reduced setback on corner lots in the R-1 Zoning District.

TXT-04-2022 - An Ordinance to amend the Zoning Ordinance of Caroline County by Repealing Article IV Rural Preservation, Section 5, Paragraph 40 Minor Solar Energy Project.

TXT-05-2022 - An Ordinance to amend the Zoning Ordinance of Caroline County by Repealing Article XV Supplement Regulations, Section 8 Development Standards, Paragraph V Standards for Minor Solar Energy Projects.

TXT-06-2022 - An Ordinance to amend the Zoning Ordinance of Caroline County by Repealing Article XV Supplement Regulations, Section 23 Solar Energy Overlay District.

TXT-07-2022: An Ordinance to amend the Zoning Ordinance of Caroline County, 1) by amending Article XV, Supplemental Regulations, by adding Section 24, Overlay Districts, and 2) to include Section 1 Chesapeake Bay Preservation Areas.

TXT-08-2022: An Ordinance to amend the Zoning Ordinance of Caroline County by Repealing Article XV, Supplemental Regulations, Section 17, Chesapeake Bay Area Overlay District. This section will be replaced by Article XV, Section 24 of the Caroline County Zoning Ordinance.

TXT-09-2022: An Ordinance to amend the Zoning Ordinance of Caroline County by repealing and replacing Article XIII, Parking. The purpose of the amendment is to modify the general standards, and establish provisions for reducing the number of required parking spaces and providing opportunities for shared parking.

TXT-10-2022: An Ordinance to amend the Zoning Ordinance of Caroline County by Amending Article XV, Supplemental Regulations, Section 14 Site Plans, by repealing and replacing subparagraph 18 Chesapeake Bay Preservation Areas. The purpose of this amendment is to cross reference requirements of the Chesapeake Preservation Area Overlay District with Site Plan regulations.

SO-01-2022: An Ordinance to amend the Subdivision Ordinance of Caroline County by adding section 6.3.xxxvi and 6.9.xxi Chesapeake Bay Preservation Area delineation requirements. The purpose of this amendment is to cross reference the requirements of the Chesapeake Bay Preservation Area regulations in the Zoning Ordinance with the platting requirements of the Subdivision Ordinance.

SPEX-16-2021 – Pruitt Properties, Inc., Owner / Woodford Solar, LLC, Applicant: Request a Special Exception Permit in accordance with Article XVII, Section 13 (Standards for Special Use Permits) and Article XV, Section 23.9. The purpose of this special exception request is to modify Section 8.V.7 of Article XV and Section 23.9.12 of Article XV, to allow a minor solar energy project within an area in an identified 100-year flood plain. This project includes tax map #28-A-32 consisting of 348.5 acres, more or less. This property is located on Route 626 (Woodford Road), at its intersection with Route 638 (South River Road), Port Royal Voting District. The 2030 Comprehensive Plan designates this property as Agricultural Preservation/Flood Plain.

SPEX-17-2021 – Pruitt Properties, Inc., Owner / Woodford Solar, LLC, Applicant: Request a Special Exception Permit in accordance with Article XVII, Section 13 (Standards for Special Use Permits) and Article IV, Section 5.40 (Minor Solar Energy Project) of the Caroline County Zoning Ordinance on tax map numbers 28-A-32 consisting of 348.5 acres, more or less. This property is located on Route 626 (Woodford Road), at its intersection with Route 638 (South River Road), Port Royal Voting District. The 2030 Comprehensive Plan designates this property as Agricultural Preservation/Flood Plain. Proposed Use: Minor Solar Energy Facility (15 Mw).

Any person desiring to be heard in favor of or in opposition to the request is hereby invited to be present at the public hearing. Those citizens with special needs are asked to contact County Administration at (804) 633-5380 at least 5 days prior to the hearing.

A copy of the above application is on file at the Department of Planning & Community Development, 233 West Broaddus Avenue, Bowling Green, Virginia 22427; 804.633.4303.

The meeting will be streamed live on the Internet via YouTube channel Caroline County Virginia Government at the following link: 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPjBwPjQnTZdfcy5ySZcqAg


CHARLES M. CULLEY, JR., COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR