COUNTY OF ALBEMARLE

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

 

 

AGENDA TITLE:

Key West Dam

 

SUBJECT/PROPOSAL/REQUEST:

Report on the Condition of the Key West Dam

 

 

STAFF CONTACT(S):

Tucker, Foley, Davis, Graham, Kelsey

 

 

 

LEGAL REVIEW:   Yes

 

AGENDA DATE:

June 2, 2004

 

ACTION:                             INFORMATION:    X

 

CONSENT AGENDA:

  ACTION:                           INFORMATION:   

 

 

ATTACHMENTS:    Yes

 

 

REVIEWED BY:

 

 

 

BACKGROUND:

The Ridge Homeowners Association of Key West subdivision expressed their concerns for the safety and potential failure of one of the dams in the Key West subdivision in a letter dated 3 May 2004 (included in report), as well as at the May 5th Board of Supervisor meeting.   

 

 

STRATEGIC PLAN:

Goal 3 - Enhance the Quality of Life for all Citizens.

 

 

DISCUSSION:

This specific dam is traversed by the privately maintained portion of Key West Drive (north of the Key West Drive/Northwest Lane intersection).  It serves as the primary means of access to 20 dwellings and the recreation center.  In the Spring of 1997 the Engineering Department responded to a similar complaint by the residents, conducted an inspection, and provided the homeowners association with a letter report dated March 6, 1997.  A copy of this report is included in the new report.  Due to public safety concerns for access by the residents, fire & rescue, and school buses, County staff conducted an inspection of this dam on May 6, 2004.  A report summarizing Engineering’s observations, as well as the conclusions and recommendations on remedial actions has been attached below. 

 

It would be appropriate for a discussion regarding whether the County has an ownership interest in the dam and the County’s legal options regarding repair, maintenance, and liability to take place in a Closed Meeting.  The County Attorney can be prepared to address these issues in a Closed Meeting at the Board’s request.

 

 

RECOMMENDATIONS:

This summary and report are for information only.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS:

 

Key West Dam Report

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