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MOTION: <br />CADDIGAN June 1, 2010 <br />Regular Meeting <br />SECOND: <br />PRINCIPI Ord. No. 10 -26 <br />RE: <br />ADOPT AMENDMENTS TO CHAPTER 2 OF THE PRINCE WILLIAM <br />COUNTY CODE BY CREATING A NEW ARTICLE IX PERTAINING <br />TO THE COASTAL PRIMARY SAND DUNES AND BEACHES ZONING <br />ORDINANCE <br />ACTION: <br />APPROVED <br />WHEREAS, the Prince William Board of County Supervisors created a <br />Wetlands Board in 1972, pursuant to § 28.2 -1303 of the Code of Virginia. The Wetlands Board <br />is regulated by the Virginia Marine Resources Commission (VMRC) and operates under <br />Chapter 13 (§ 28.2 -1300 et seq.) of Title 28.2 of the Code of Virginia; and <br />WHEREAS, the Wetlands Board has the authority to enact the wetlands zoning <br />ordinance pursuant to § 28.2 -1302 of the Code of Virginia and has jurisdiction over tidal shores <br />for both vegetative and non - vegetative tidal areas located between mean low and high tide <br />elevations; and <br />WHEREAS, the Wetlands Board has the authority to regulate the use and <br />development of wetlands in order to preserve and prevent the despoliation and destruction of <br />wetlands within its jurisdiction while accommodating necessary economic development in a <br />manner consistent with wetlands preservation; and <br />WHEREAS, the provisions of the Coastal Primary Sand Dunes and Beaches <br />Zoning Ordinance (Chapter 14 of Title 28.2) are extended to all Tidewater localities, including <br />Prince William County, which adopted a wetlands zoning ordinance pursuant to § 28.2 -1302 of <br />the Code of Virginia. Additionally, it affords the localities the option of adopting and <br />implementing the model ordinance, thus assigning management authority to the local Wetlands <br />Board; and <br />WHEREAS, Prince William County has not previously enacted a coastal <br />primary sand dune and beaches zoning ordinance as provided for by enabling legislation. <br />However, pursuant to § 28.2 -1403, VA Code Ann., the Prince William Board of County <br />Supervisors has the authority to adopt this ordinance; and <br />WHEREAS, the Prince William Board of County Supervisors has the authority <br />to adopt ordinances, pursuant to § 15.2 -1427, VA Code Ann.; and <br />