Albemarle County Planning Commission

February 17, 2004

Partial Set of Minutes

Additions to Batesville Agricultural/Forestal District


The Albemarle County Planning Commission held a meeting and a public hearing on Tuesday, February 17, 2004 at 6:00 p.m., at the County Office Building, Room 241, Second Floor, 401 McIntire Road, Charlottesville, Virginia. Members attending were William Rieley, Rodney Thomas, Chairman; Calvin Morris, Jo Higgins, Marcia Joseph, Pete Craddock, Vice-Chairman; and Bill Edgerton.


Other officials present were Wayne Cilimberg, Director of Planning & Community Development; Margaret Doherty, Principal Planner; Elaine Echols, Senior Planner; Scott Clark, Senior Planner;  and Greg Kamptner, Assistant County Attorney.


Public Hearing Items:


Additions to Batesville Agricultural/Forestal District - Requests to add four parcels to the Batesville Agricultural and Forestal District, in accordance with Section 3-203 of the Albemarle County Code, which allows for additions of land to Agricultural and Forestal Districts. The first property, described as Tax Map 71, Parcel 26C, contains 23 acres. The second property, described as Tax Map 71, Parcels 26B, 26B1, and 26B2, contains 82.75 acres. The properties are located in the Samuel Miller Magisterial District on Rt. 689 (Burch's Creek Road), approximately 0.6 miles from the intersection with Rt. 637 (Dick Woods Road). The properties are zoned RA Rural Areas. The Comprehensive Plan designates these properties as Rural Area.   (Scott Clark)


Mr. Clark summarized the staff report as follows:


There are four parcels being added to the Batesville Agricultural/Forestal District, which was created in May, 1990.  The District was last reviewed in 2000 and was renewed for a 10-year review period.  Two additions have been proposed:

         Tax Map 71, Parcels 26B, 26B1 and 26B2 (82.75 acres owned by Mary Chapin Carpenter)

         Tax Map 71, Parcel 26C (23 acres owned by Carol M. Davis and Bettye S. Walsh)


The District currently contains 712.4 acres in 22 parcels. The proposed additions contain 105.75 acres in 4 parcels.  The Batesville District is located near the community of Batesville. The Open Space Plan shows this area to have important farmlands, forests, and stream valleys. 


On December 15, 2003, the Agricultural/Forestal District Advisory Committee unanimously recommended approval of these additions to the Batesville district.


Mr. Thomas asked if there were any questions for staff from the Commissioners. There being none, he opened the public hearing and invited comment from anyone in the audience who wanted to speak regarding this issue.  There being none, he closed the public hearing to bring the matter back before the Commission for discussion and possible action.  


Mr. Rieley moved to recommend approval of the Additions to Batesville Agricultural/Forestal District as proposed.


Mr. Morris seconded the motion.


The motion carried by a vote of (7:0).


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