Subject: REVISED OGCA Resolution for Consideration of the Civic Federation of Arlington County
Date: Sat, 20 Nov 2004
Please find attached a revised resolution that was considered by the ad hoc committee appointed by the Executive Committee. The ad hoc committee voted 4-1 to forward the resolution for the consideration of the Civic Federation at a general meeting.
The committee members were Les Garrison, Chair; Bob Deason, Mike Hogan, Andy Ness and Rich Samp.
Mr. Garrison will be preparing a report that will include the committee's deliberations as well as the varying viewpoints and comments of the committee members.
Below is the final form, without redlining.
Proposed Resolution for Consideration of the
Submitted by: Old Glebe Civic Association September 7, 2004
(As revised 11-20-04)
Civic Federation of Arlington County
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 damage has occurred to this site, which is listed on the Virginia and Federal Registers of Historic Places; and has resulted in the loss of turf, shrubs and trees;
Whereas such damage may have been caused by the operation of the dog park;
Whereas the County proposes to relocate the dog park to a site adjacent to residences, a playground, a tot lot and a recreation center, senior center and community center violating Sections 4.2 and 4.9 of DPRCR�s Operating Memorandum E.24 of January 1997;
Whereas OM E.24, which was included as part of the �County Wide Dog Exercise Areas Work Group Report� of May 4, 1999, and insofar as we know is the only official county regulation governing procedures and guidelines for dog parks,and reassures and protects 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:
a) immediately and officially determine and state whether or not they are in compliance with these ordinances and regulations;
if not in compliance, to provide reasonable and adequate justification as to why the present situation merits an exception; or
c)to comply with these laws and regulations.
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