COUNTY OF ALBEMARLE

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

 

 

AGENDA TITLE

Update of the Community Facilities Plan

 

 

SUBJECT/PROPOSAL/REQUEST:  

Work session to review the proposed update of the Community Facilities Plan, including the Overall Facility Objectives and sections on Police, Fire/Rescue, Schools, and Libraries.

 

STAFF CONTACT(S):

Tucker, Foley, Davis, Graham, Cilimberg, Benish

 

AGENDA DATE:                      

August 4, 2004

 

ACTION:                             INFORMATIONX

 

CONSENT AGENDA:         

     ACTION:                        INFORMATION:

 

ATTACHMENTS:     Yes

 

 

REVIEWED BY:

 

 

BACKGROUND:  

The Community Facilities Plan is a component of the Comprehensive Plan and has not been updated since its original adoption in 1993.  This draft of the revised Plan (Attachment A) includes updated sections for Schools, Libraries, Police, and Fire/Rescue facilities.  Sections of the Plan related to Solid Waste, Administrative Offices, and Parks and Recreation will be updated once studies related to each section are completed.  

 

The Libraries, Police, and Fire/Rescue sections were unanimously recommended for approval by the Planning Commission on May 18, 2004 and the Schools section was unanimously recommended for approval on June 15, 2004.  The School Board also reviewed the Schools section on June 10 and unanimously recommended approval.

 

Changes to the original document are provided in bold/italics and strikethrough form.  All new language is in bold and italic type, with major substantive deletions in strikethrough type.  In order to reduce the size of this draft and make it simpler to follow, some minor and non-substantive changes (primarily format related changes) were not shown in strikethrough form. 

 

 

STRATEGIC PLAN:

Goal 3.1:  Make the County a safe and healthy community in which citizens feel secure to live, work and play. 

Goal 3.3:  Develop and implement policies that address the County’s growth and urbanization while continuing to enhance the factors that contribute to the quality of life in the County. 

Goal 4.1: Provide effective, responsive and courteous service to our customers.

Goal 4.2: Fund County services in a fair, efficient manner and improve needed public facilities and infrastructure.

 

 

DISCUSSION

The following are highlights of the most significant changes to the Plan:

 

-Enrollment capacity for middle schools has been increased from 750 to 900 students.

-Two different school site sizes are established for elementary schools based on the amount of fields provided to serve community park/recreation needs.  The larger school size provides typical level field/recreation space that has traditionally been provided recently to meet Community Park standards.  The smaller size is based on providing only the field/recreation space needed for educational purposes.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION:

Staff recommends the Board set a public hearing for Community Facilities Plan.

 

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