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Amendments to Chapter 1066 of the Codified Ordinances of Loudoun County
Proposed Amendments Sent to Board Business Meeting

Proposed amendments to Chapter 1066 of the Codified Ordinances of Loudoun County are on the agenda of the Board of Supervisors business meeting scheduled to begin at 5:00 p.m., Thursday, January 19, 2017, in the Board Room of the Loudoun County Government Center. The meeting will be available for viewing on Comcast Government Channel 23, Open Band Channel 40, Verizon FiOS Channel 40, and through the county's webcast system. The item prepared for the meeting is online:

Proposed Amendments Sent to Board Public Hearing 

On October 4, 2016, the Board of Supervisors forwarded the proposed amendments to Chapter 1066 of the Codified Ordinances of Loudoun County to the Board’s public hearing on November 9, 2016. The item prepared for the October 4 Board meeting and the November 9 public hearing are online:


The item for the public hearing will be posted once it is available.

Anyone interested in speaking at the public hearing may sign up in advance by calling 703-777-0200. More information about Board meetings and how to sign up to speak is online here.

Citizens may also contact the Board members in a variety of ways. More information about contacting the board may be found here.

Transportation and Land Use Committee Items

Loudoun County staff presented an item concerning amendments to Chapter 1066 of the Codified Ordinances of Loudoun County to the Board of Supervisors’ Transportation and Land Use Committee (TLUC) on September 15, 2016. The item prepared for the meeting is online:


Loudoun County staff presented several items for review by the Transportation and Land Use Committee (TLUC) in May and June. Staff will be presenting additional proposed changes to Chapter 1066 to TLUC on Thursday, September 15, 2016. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 9:00 am in the Dulles Room of the Loudoun County Government Center, 1 Harrison Street, S.E. in Leesburg. The meeting will be available for viewing on Comcast Government Channel 23, Open Band Channel 40, Verizon FiOS Channel 40, and through the county's webcast system. Documents prepared for the meeting will be posted online once they are available. Documents prepared for the May and June meetings are online:


April 7 Stakeholder Meeting

Loudoun County held a stakeholders group meeting on proposed amendments to Chapter 1066 of Loudoun County' s Codified Ordinances on Thursday, April 7, 2016, from 4:00 to to 6:00 p.m. in the Dulles Room of the Loudoun County Government Center, 1 Harrison Street. S.E. in Leesburg. The county received comments on proposed ordinance changes regarding septic systems from the public, including residents whose homes operate on septic systems. The meeting was a follow-up to meetings held in January and will include staff responses to stakeholder comments. Documents prepared for the meeting are online:


Written comments on draft changes can be sent by emailing Gwen Kennedy in the Office of the County Administrator. Comments are due by April 8, 2016. 

January Stakeholder Group Meetings

Loudoun County government staff held meetings with stakeholder groups concerning proposed amendments to Chapter 1066 of Loudoun County's Codified Ordinances in the Purcellville Room of the Government Center on the following dates:  

  • Business and Development Stakeholders Group, Tuesday, January 12, 201, from 2- 4 p.m. 
  • Industrial Professionals Stakeholders Group, Wednesday, January 13, 2016, from 9-11 a.m. 
  • Environmental and Conservation Stakeholders Group, Wednesday, January 13, 2016, from 4-6 p.m.
  • Homeowner's Stakeholder Group, Thursday, January 14, 2016, beginning at 6 p.m.

Draft septic amendments discussed at the meeting can be found online:  


Background

Chapter 1066 of the Codified Ordinances of Loudoun County regulates onsite sewage treatment systems in Loudoun County. Although Chapter 1066 has been amended several times, it has not had a comprehensive update since its enactment in 1976.

On October 7, 2015, the Board of Supervisors approved a work plan to amend Chapter 1066. The work plan provides target dates for Staff and Board review and includes and extensive stakeholder input process. Staff has proposed some changes to Chapter 1066 as a means to update dated language and terminology and codify longstanding existing Health Department policies. In addition to these proposed changes, stakeholders will have an opportunity to propose additional changes to the ordinance. Stakeholders include, but are not limited to, industrial professionals, business and development professionals, homeowners with well and septic systems, and environmental and conservation groups.  Staff anticipates the stakeholder input process to be completed by February 2016, with changes brought forward to the Board of Supervisors Transportation and Land Use Committee in May 2016. 

The item prepared for the October 7 Business Meeting, including work plan and staff proposed changes, are online:


For More Information
For questions about amendments to Chapter 1066, contact Jerry Franklin, Loudoun County Health Department, at 703-771-5802 or by email; or Gwen Kennedy, Office of the County Administrator, at 703-777-0208 or by email

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