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 County of Prince George
 Board of Zoning Appeals

2015 Annual Report
January – December 2015  

Adopted by the Board of Zoning Appeals:   February 22, 2016  

     2015 Board of Zoning Appeals Members
William D. Kreider, Chairman
Erma R. Brown, Vice Chairwoman
Charles G. Leonard
Linda E. McAllister
Carol Dois Woodward  

Secretary to the Board of Zoning Appeals 
Douglas C. Miles, CZA, Zoning Administrator 

Introduction:

§15.2-2308 (C), of the Code of Virginia, as amended, prescribes the duties of the local Board of Zoning Appeals and one duty is to provide an annual report to the Board of Supervisors.  It specifically states “The board shall keep a full public record of its proceedings and shall submit a report of its activities to the governing body or bodies at least once each year.” This document seeks to meet this Virginia State Code requirement as a direct linkage between the Prince George County Board of Zoning Appeals and the Prince George County Board of Supervisors.

2015 Meeting Summary:

January 25, 2015 – The Board of Zoning Appeals held their 2015 Organizational Meeting and elected William D. Kreider as Chairman and Erma R. Brown as Vice-Chairwoman for 2015.  They approved the 2015 Board of Zoning Appeals Meeting dates and approved the 2014 Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) Annual Report.  

May 18, 2015 - The Board of Zoning Appeals approved Variance VAR-15-01 request of Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless for a Variance from §90-111 of the Zoning Ordinance to construct a 199’ communications tower in an R-A, Residential Agricultural Zoning District.  The request property is located at 14300 Fairwood Road. They also approved Variance VAR-15-02 Request of Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless for a Variance from §90-61 of the Zoning Ordinance to construct a 199’ communications tower within an A-1, General Agricultural Zoning District.  The request property is located in the southwest quadrant of Hines Road and Pole Run Road.  They approved the minutes for the January 26, 2015 BZA Organizational Meeting. 

October 26, 2015 – The Board of Zoning Appeals held their 2015 Work Session and received a 2015 Virginia General Assembly Update from Steve Micas, County Attorney.  He discussed the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Groundwater Permit new restrictions that will affect growth and development especially along the Route 10 Corridor near Surry County; he discussed the new HB2 VDOT road funding formula process; and the Reed Sign Case that was decided by the U.S. Supreme Court relative to sign content - specifically religious signage. 

Board of Zoning Appeals Communications: 

Douglas Miles, CZA, Secretary to the BZA, continues to serve on the Virginia Association of Zoning Officials (VAZO) Executive Committee as the Regional Director for the Richmond and Tri-Cities Area. In order to assist area zoning staff members with educational credits to maintain a CZO, Certified Zoning Official or a CZA, Certified Zoning Administrator state certification. VAZO Legal training sessions keep area staff members current on Virginia State Code requirements and any changes as they relate to both the BZA and to the Planning Commission.