Proposed Resolution for Consideration of the
Arlington County Civic Federation
Submitted by: Old Glebe Civic Association
September 7, 2004
Referred to the Executive Committee, which decided
on September 22 to refer it to an ad hoc committee
composed of two advocates, two opponents and one
neutral to be selected by the first four.
Whereas Arlington County and specifically DPRCR have violated for at least five years and continue to violate Section 31A of the County Zoning Ordinance by allowing a dog park and its amenities to remain in the Fort Ethan Allen Historic District;
Whereas operation of the dog park at its present site has caused serious damage to a site that is listed on the Virginia and Federal Registers of Historic Places;
Whereas operation of the dog park has also caused serious damage to the environment resulting in the loss of green space and many trees;
Whereas the County proposes to relocate the dog park to a site adjacent to residences, a playground, a tot lot and a community center all in violation of DPRCR's Operating Memorandum E.24 of January 1997;
Whereas OM E.24 was developed and included as part of the "County Wide Dog Exercise Areas Work Group Report" of May 4, 1999 and was intended to reassure and protect the community and neighborhoods from the arbitrary and improper siting of dog parks;
Therefore, be it resolved that the Civic Federation calls on the County to immediately comply with these and all of its laws and regulations, or provide reasonable and adequate justification as to why the present situation merits an exception.
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