ADOPTED - NOVEMBER 22, 2005

Agenda Item No. 5

Introduced by the County Services Committee of the:

INGHAM COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

 

RESOLUTION APPROVING SELECTION CRITERIA (SCORING SYSTEM) FOR RANKING LANDOWNER APPLICATIONS TO THE INGHAM COUNTY FARMLAND PRESERVATION PROGRAM AND AUTHORIZING THE INGHAM COUNTY AGRICULTURAL PRESERVATION BOARD TO PROCEED WITH THE 2006 PURCHASE OF DEVELOPMENT RIGHTS APPLICATION CYCLE

 

RESOLUTION #05-313

 

WHEREAS, Ingham County desires to provide for the effective long-term protection and preservation of farmland in Ingham County from the pressure of increasing residential and commercial development; and

 

WHEREAS, the Ingham County Board of Commissioners adopted the Ingham County Farmland Purchase of Development Rights Ordinance in July 2004; and


WHEREAS, the Ingham County Farmland Purchase of Development Rights Ordinance authorized the establishment of the Ingham County Agricultural Preservation Board to oversee the Farmland Preservation Program; and

 

WHEREAS, Ingham Countyís Purchase of Development Rights Program has now qualified for the State Farmland Preservation Program; and

 

WHEREAS, in the course of implementing the Ingham County Purchase of Development Rights Ordinance, the Ingham County Agricultural Preservation Board has established selection criteria for ranking landowner applications to the Ingham County Farmland Preservation Program; and

 

WHEREAS, the Ingham County Purchase of Development Rights Ordinance requires that the selection criteria be approved by the Ingham County Board of Commissioners before each application cycle.

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Ingham County Board of Commissioners approves the Selection Criteria developed by the Ingham County Agricultural Preservation Board as set forth in the Purchase of Development Rights Ordinance passed July 27, 2004.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Ingham County Board of Commissioners authorizes the Ingham County Agricultural Preservation Board to proceed with the 2006 Purchase of Development Rights (PDR) application cycle.

 

COUNTY SERVICES:Yeas:Celentino, Copedge, De Leon, Schor, Severino, Vickers

†† Nays:None††††††††††††† Absent:None†††††††††††† Approved 11/15/05