112 West Main Street
P.O. Box 111
Orange, Virginia 22960


Division 1 – Generally

Sec. 2-31. – Community development authorities; power to consider petitions for creation.

The county hereby elects to assume the power to consider petitions for the creation of community development authorities in accordance with the Virginia Water and Waste Authorities Act. Said petitions shall be filed in accordance with the act and any regulations as established by the Orange County Board of Supervisors.

(Ord. of 3-27-2001)

Secs. 2-32—2-50. – Reserved


Division 2 – Economic Development Authority

Sec. 2-51. – Creation

Pursuant to the authority contained in Code of Virginia, § 15.2-4903, there is created a political subdivision of the commonwealth with such corporate and public powers as are set forth in the Industrial Development and Revenue Bond Act, Code of Virginia, § 15.2-4901 et seq., including such powers as may be set forth in that act.

(Ord. of 5-13-1976, § 1)

Sec. 2-52. – Name.

The name of the political subdivision created in this article shall be the Economic Development Authority of the County of Orange, Virginia, which may be referred to as the Economic Development Authority.

(Ord. of 5-13-1976, § 2; Ord. of 10-10-2006(1))

Sec. 2-53. – Board of directors.

(a) The Economic Development Authority shall be governed by a board of seven directors to be appointed by the board of supervisors. There shall be one director each from the towns of Orange and Gordonsville and one director each from the five magisterial districts of the county. Each director shall serve for a term of four years and until his successor is duly appointed and qualified.

(b) The seven directors initially appointed shall be appointed for terms of four years except for appointments to fill vacancies, which shall be for the unexpired terms.

(Ord. of 5-13-1976, § 3; Ord. of 10-10-06(1))

Secs. 2-54—2-60. – Reserved.


Division 3 – Planning Commission

Sec. 2-61. – Creation.

Pursuant to the provisions of Code of Virginia, § 15.2-2210, there is hereby created the Orange County Planning Commission in order to promote the orderly development of the county and its environs. In accomplishing the objectives of Code of Virginia, § 15.2-2200, the planning commission shall serve primarily in an advisory capacity to the board of supervisors.

(Ord. of 4-13-2004)

Sec. 2-62. – Composition; qualification of members; terms of office.

(a) Effective April 1, 2010, the planning commission shall consist of five members who shall be appointed for the terms of the office and with such authority as hereinafter provided.

(b) One member shall be appointed by the board of supervisors for each election district in the county, each of whom shall be a resident of the district for which they are appointed and qualified by knowledge and experience to make decisions on questions of community growth and development; at least one-half of such members shall be freeholders. The member shall be appointed from each election district 90 days after the supervisor for the corresponding election district takes office. The term of office for commission members shall be four years. The initial terms shall be as follows:

District One for an initial term to expire on April 1, 2014.

District Two for an initial term to expire on April 1, 2012.

District Three for an initial term to expire on April 1, 2012.

District Four for an initial term to expire on April 1, 2014.

District Five for an initial term to expire on April 1, 2012.

(c) One member of the board of supervisors shall be appointed by the board of supervisors to serve as a liaison to the planning commission. The term of this appointment shall be coextensive with the term of office to which the member has been elected or appointed, unless the board of supervisors, at the first regular meeting of each year, appoints another to serve in his place.

(Ord. of 4-13-2004; Ord. of 3-23-2010)

Sec. 2-63. – Powers and duties.

(a) The planning commission shall have all the powers and perform all the duties prescribed for local planning commissions in the Code of Virginia, § 15.2-2210 et seq., and other state laws relating to local planning commissions.

(b) The commission shall have the power to establish such advisory committee or committees as it deems advisable.

(c) The commission, at the direction of the board of supervisors, shall perform any other acts and functions, not inconsistent with this division, which will further the purposes of the commission.

(Ord. of 4-13-2004)

Sec. 2-64. – Compensation.

The board of supervisors may provide for compensation to planning commission members for their services, reimbursement for actual expenses, or both.

(Ord. of 4-13-2004)

Sec. 2-65. – Removal.

Any member of the planning commission may be removed from office by the board of supervisors in accordance with the provisions of Code of Virginia, § 15.2-2212.

(Ord. of 4-13-2004)

Secs. 2-66—2-85. – Reserved.