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5/15/2006 4:42:49 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Virginia--Hearing Tomorrow on Proposed Anti-Family Ordinance

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May 15, 2006

Virginia--Hearing Tomorrow on Proposed Anti-Family Ordinance

Dear HSLDA members and friends:

We urgently need your help to stop a plan that could force larger
families to sell their homes, or pressure them to stop having
children.

Tomorrow at 2 p.m., the Clarke County Board of Supervisors will hold a
public hearing on a proposed ordinance that would limit the number of
adults and children who can live in a house with a drain field in
Clarke County--even if they are all of the same immediate family.

The plan would make it illegal for more than 2 people, multiplied by
the number of permitted bedrooms, to live in a house with a septic
drain field. For example, only 6 people could legally live in a
3-bedroom house. If that family had another baby, they could face the
prospect of being punished for violating the law.

ACTION REQUESTED:

1. Please come to the Board of Supervisors meeting tomorrow at 2 p.m.
at 102 North Church St., in the large meeting room on the second floor
of the court house.

2. Please call other families and ask them to come.

3. Call your pastor, priest, etc., and ask them to come and oppose
this ordinance.

4. Call members of the Board of Supervisors. Your message can be as
simple as, "Please oppose the planning commission's effort to make it
difficult or impossible for large families to live in homes with drain
fields."

Board of Supervisors contact information:

John Staelin, Chairman
jstaelin@co.clarke.va.us
(540) 837-1903
(540) 837-1845 - Fax

J. Michael Hobert, Vice Chairman
lawyers@visuallink.com
(540) 955-4141
(540) 955-4186 - Fax

Barbara J. Byrd
bjb71@shentel.net
(540) 955-1215 - Home
(540) 955-3109 - Office
(540) 955-1973 - Fax

David Weiss
amweiss@visuallink.com
(540) 955-2151

A. R. Dunning, Jr.
pdunning@co.clarke.va.us
(540) 955-3828 - Office
(540) 837-1719 - Home

BACKGROUND:

In response to opposition to the proposal, the planning commission
modified their proposal by adding a complex, expensive, time-consuming
procedure for requesting an exception. Even if the family managed to
jump through all the hoops, the officials would still have the
discretion to reject the family's request. Even if an exception were
granted, the family might have to pay to have their well metered and
their water usage reported to officials.

The simple solution is to create a blanket exclusion so the plan does
not affect persons who are all of the same immediate family.

Thank you for standing with us for freedom.

Scott A. Woodruff
HSLDA Staff Attorney

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