§ 1-1-16. Reorganization of departments, agencies and offices.  


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  • (a)

    Effective July 1, 1998, as a result of prior action by the Board of Supervisors, the Department of Public Works, the Department of Environmental Management and parts of the Department of General Services shall be reorganized into a new Department of Public Works and Environmental Services. It is the intention of the Board of Supervisors, by its adoption of this section, to facilitate this reorganization and to ensure continuity such that actions taken and decisions made prior to July 1, 1998, by Fairfax County officials affected by the reorganization remain in effect on and after July 1, 1998, as if such actions and decisions had been taken or made by the corresponding newly named officials. In furtherance thereof, the following shall apply:

    (1)

    All provisions of the County Code, including Chapter 112, the Zoning Ordinance, the Public Facilities Manual, and all other codified and uncodified ordinances of Fairfax County that refer to the "Director of the Department of Environmental Management," the "Department of Environmental Management," its divisions, branches or sections, and officials thereof whose positions shall be retitled or changed in the reorganization, shall mean the "Director of the Department of Public Works and Environmental Services," the "Department of Public Works and Environmental Services," and the corresponding offices, divisions, branches or sections, as the case may be, specified as part of the reorganization of the Departments of Public Works, Environmental Management and part of General Services.

    (2)

    All provisions of the County Code, including Chapter 112, the Zoning Ordinance, the Public Facilities Manual, and all other codified and uncodified ordinances of Fairfax County that refer to the "Director of the Department of Public Works," or the "Department of Public Works," its offices, divisions, branches or sections, and officials thereof whose positions shall be retitled or changed in the reorganization, shall mean the "Director of the Department of Public Works and Environmental Services," the "Department of Public Works and Environmental Services," and the corresponding offices, divisions, branches or sections, as the case may be, specified as part of the reorganization of the Departments of Public Works, Environmental Management and part of General Services.

    (3)

    The Director of the Department of Public Works and Environmental Services, or the Director's designee(s), shall be the agent of the Board of Supervisors with approval authority over all documents, plats and plans related to the subdivision and site plan process, as provided in Chapter 22, Planning, Subdivision of Land and Zoning, Title 15.2 of the Virginia Code.

    (4)

    The Director of Public Works and Environmental Services, or the Director's designee(s), may continue to execute and enforce all subdivision and site plan documents, plats and plans, agreements, bonds, letters of credit, escrows and other performance guarantees in the name of the Director of the Department of Environmental Management as well as in the name of the Director of Public Works and Environmental Services.

    (b)

    Effective July 12, 2017, as a result of prior action by the Board of Supervisors, a new agency to be named the Department of Land Development Services is hereby created from the operational unit of the same name that was part of the Department of Public Works and Environmental Services. It is the intention of the Board of Supervisors, by its adoption of this section, to facilitate this reorganization and to ensure continuity such that actions taken and decisions made prior to July 12, 2017, by Fairfax County officials affected by the reorganization remain in effect on and after July 12, 2017, as if such actions and decisions had been taken or made by the corresponding newly named officials. In furtherance thereof, the following shall apply:

    (1)

    All provisions of the Public Facilities Manual, that refer to the "Director of the Department of Public Works and Environmental Services," the "Department of Public Works and Environmental Services," its divisions, branches or sections, and officials thereof whose positions shall be retitled or changed in the reorganization, shall mean the "Director of the Department of Land Development Services," "Department of Land Development Services," and the corresponding offices, divisions, branches or sections, as the case may be or if no corresponding, specified as the reorganization and separation of part of the Department of Public Works and Environmental Services into the Department of Public Works and Environmental Services and the Department of Land Development Services.

    (2)

    For all provisions in all chapters of this Code, the term "Land Development Services" shall mean the "Department of Land Development Services." All actions taken and decisions made on and after July 12, 2017, by the Director under the title of "Director of Land Development Services" shall mean the "Director of the Department of Land Development Services."

    (3)

    The Director of Land Development Services, or the Director's designee(s), shall be the agent of the Board of Supervisors with approval authority over all documents, plats and plans related to the subdivision and site plan process, as provided in Chapter 22, Planning, Subdivision of Land and Zoning, Title 15.2 of the Virginia Code.

    (4)

    The Director of Land Development Services, or the Director's designee(s), may continue to execute and enforce all subdivision and site plan documents, plats and plans, agreements, bonds, letters of credit, escrows and other performance guarantees in the name of the Director of the Department of Public Works and Environmental Services or the Director of the Department of Environmental Management, as well as in the name of the Director of Land Development Services, as applicable under the circumstances.

    (5)

    The Building Official of Fairfax County, Virginia shall be appointed by the Director of Land Development Services.

    (6)

    The reorganization and separation of the Department of Public Works and Environmental Services into the Department of Public Works and Environmental Services and Land Development Services shall not affect any act done, any penalty incurred or any right established, accrued or accruing on or before July 12, 2017, or any proceeding, prosecution, suit or action pending on that day. (20-98-1; 74-08-1; 15-17-1.)