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Code of Virginia
Title 15.2. Counties, Cities and Towns
Chapter 12. General Powers and Procedures of Counties
1/17/2022

§ 15.2-1226. Authority of certain counties over Smith Mountain Lake.

A. The governing bodies of Bedford, Franklin, and Pittsylvania Counties may by ordinance regulate the land of their respective counties in and around Smith Mountain Lake below the 800-foot contour concerning the location, size, and length of wharves, piers, boathouses, docks, bulkheads, and similar structures to provide for safe navigation of the lake. Such ordinance shall not conflict with the provisions of the Uniform Statewide Building Code or with the rights and responsibilities accorded Appalachian Power Company under its federal license to operate the Smith Mountain Project. The ordinance may include:

1. Procedures for approval of construction of such by the governing body or its designated agent; and

2. Penalties for violation of the ordinance.

B. Such governing bodies may act jointly in the enactment, administration, and enforcement of such an ordinance pursuant to § 15.2-1300.

1988, c. 876, § 15.1-12.1; 1997, c. 587.

The chapters of the acts of assembly referenced in the historical citation at the end of this section may not constitute a comprehensive list of such chapters and may exclude chapters whose provisions have expired.