About FOSC

Fairfax Hills

FOSC is an advisory body to the Town Council and its role is to advocate for open space.  It is FOSC’s responsibility to survey the lands within, and adjacent to, the Town of Fairfax in order to determine the availability of unique, threatened, or environmentally sensitive land parcels that may be appropriate to acquire to hold in perpetuity as dedicated open space for the public.  FOSC is also responsible for the consideration of long term planning of open space in and near Fairfax, for the generation of community support for the implementation of that program and for the fund raising necessary to implement the plan.  FOSC may also serve as an advisory body in the consideration of long term planning for the Town and also review planning and development matters in order to formulate policy it may deem appropriate to advocate.

FOSC "Priority Criteria for Protecting Open Space" - Resolution No. 11-54

On September 7, 2011, the Fairfax Town Council adopted a resolution which includes criteria FOSC may use to determine the priority of a property for potential aquisition as Open Space.  Read the resolution with the criteria.

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