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8 : <br /> \ MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING OF LEESBURG TOWN COUNCIL- AND PUBLIC HEARING <br /> ON REZONING, ,APPLICATION ZM-21 BY ROBERT W. AHRENS, TRUSTEE, MAY 1Q 1978. <br /> A regular meeting of the Leesburg Town Council was held in the <br /> Council Chambers, 10 West Loudoun Street, Leesburg, Virginia on May <br /> 10, 1978. The meeting was called to order by the Mayor at 7 : 30 P.M. , <br /> with the invocation being given by Mr. Tolbert, and followed with <br /> the Salute to the Flag. Present were: Mayor Mary Anne Newman,. <br /> Councilmembers Charles E. Bange, Glen P. Cole, Stanley D. Herrell, Jr. ; <br /> James. A. Rock, C. Terry Titus and John W. Tolbert, Jr. ;• also Town <br /> Manager John Niccolls and Town Attorney George M. Martin. In the <br /> absence of the Clerk, Mary Mack was appointed Clerk Pro-Tem. <br /> Mayor Newman 'announced a change in the order of business in order <br /> to consider a resolution proposed by Mr. Titus, explaining that Mr. <br /> Titus has to leave the meeting early. <br /> 78-75 - Resolution - Opposinga variance to Madison House for private <br /> water fcilities. <br /> • <br /> On motion of Mr. Titus, seconded by Mr. Rock, the following <br /> resolution was proposed: <br /> RESOLVED by the Council of the Town of Leesburg, Virginia, <br /> as follows : <br /> The Town Council for- the Town of Leesburgdoes herebyoppose <br /> l the- granting to Madison House Associates by the Leesurgp <br /> Board of Zoning Appeals of a variance for private water- fa- <br /> : - cilities on a parcel of land containing 5 acres on the south <br /> side of Monroe Street and, as grounds ,for such opposition, <br /> sets forth the following: <br /> (1) There is nothing exceptional or peculiar about this <br /> property not shared by all other unimproved parcels of <br /> land in the Town of Leesburg. <br /> • <br /> (2 ) The granting of such variance would be contrary to the <br /> public interest, and be a substantial detriment to the <br /> public good, because it would deprive the Town of much <br /> needed revenue for operation of the water and sewer <br /> system. <br /> (3) The Town Council , in adopting the existing Zoning Ordi- <br /> nance, and in particular Section 4-B-1-3, imposed a <br /> requirement that a multi-family dwelling located in a <br /> R.4 District must be served by town sanitary sewers and <br /> town water facilities ; therefore, the granting of the <br /> requested variance would fail to observe the spirit of <br /> the Zoning Ordinance as now in force and would, in ef- <br /> fect, be an amendment to Section 4-B-1-3 of the Zoning <br /> Ordinance, setting a dangerous precedent for all future <br /> multi-family developments in Leesburg. , <br /> Mr. Titus' said Council should be aware of the potential loss of revenue <br /> and the town should protect its interest in its utility systems. This <br /> should be made known to the Board of Zoning Appeals. On motion of Mr. <br /> Herrell, seconded by Mr. Tolbert, the -following amendment was proposed <br /> to be added following the last paragraph: <br /> "Further, it is hereby directed that no zoning permits for <br /> any residential, commercial or institutional structures <br /> shall be issued which are not to be served by .the town <br /> water and sewer systems." <br /> Mayor Newman commented that she has received many phone calls and <br /> letters concerning Madison House and she is divided in her, feelings. <br /> Madison- House Associates is prepared to pay the necessary fees for <br /> connection to the system and it is unfortunate that the Town does <br /> not have water available. After lengthy discussion on this, amend- <br /> ment, it was felt it was a valid point, but not as a part of this <br /> particular resolution. A roll call vote of 2 to 5 defeated the <br /> amendment: <br /> Aye: Councilmembers Bange and Herrell. <br /> Nay: Councilmembers Cole, Rock, Titus, Tolbert and Mayor Newman. <br />