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Agricultural and Forestal Districts Advisory Committee

The Prince William County Agricultural and Forestal Districts Advisory Committee consists of four Prince William County land owners who are engaged in agricultural or forestal production, four additional  Prince William County land owners, Prince William County's Finance Director and a member of the Prince William Board of County Supervisors.

The Committee is appointed by the Board of County Supervisors to advise the Planning Commission and the Board of County Supervisors in the creation, review, modification, continuation or termination of agricultural and forestal districts in the County.  The committee can also provide expert advice about the nature of farming and forestry and agricultural and forestal resources within the County. Agricultural and Forestal Districts Advisory Committee members do not have term lengths. They serve at the pleasure of the Board. The Committee meets monthly during review of new applications; otherwise, meetings are held as needed.

The meetings are open to the public.

The next regular meeting of the Agricultural and Forestal Districts Advisory Committee will be held on Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at the Nokesville Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department located at 12826 Marsteller Drive, Nokesville, VA 20181.

The Agenda is usually posted five days before the meeting.

To confirm meeting schedule or for further information contact Toni Brzyski at 703-792-6832 or email to planning@pwcgov.org.

The Agricultural and Forestal Districts were reviewed in 2001.  In 2010,  the Board of County Supervisors determined that a review was not necessary. The districts are scheduled for review again in 2015. However, an applicant may apply to have property added at any time by submitting an application to the Planning Office. Owners of properties within the current Agricultural and Forestal Districts are required to request authorization from this Committee before removing property from the district or changing the land use. The findings and recommendations of this committee are forwarded to the Planning Commission and the Board of County Supervisors for action. The standard for review for removal of land from an Agricultural and Forestal District is good and reasonable cause.

Click here to view agendas and briefs and to listen to audio recordings from previous meetings.

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