Request to amend the Albemarle County Service Authority Jurisdictional Area for water service to Tax Map 46, Parcels 23D and 23D1.
To consider holding a public hearing to amend the ACSA Jurisdictional Area boundary to provide water service.
Tucker, Foley, Cilimberg, Benish, Ragsdale
August 11, 2004
ACTION: X INFORMATION:
This is a proposal to
amend the ACSA Jurisdiction Area to provide water service to two parcels which
are 2.3 acres and 2.2 acres in size, located on the south side of Route 643
(Polo Grounds Road). The properties are adjacent to the
Goal 2.1: Protect and/or preserve the County’s rural character.
This request has been made because the condition of the spring serving the properties is being compromised due to surrounding development. There are very limited opportunities to locate a new well on the properties, due to the location of drainfields and because portions of the properties are located in the floodplain. The applicant has submitted preliminary information which indicates attempts to locate wells on the property have not been successful due to dangerously high contaminates in the water. Staff has requested the applicant provide more information from the hydrologist and also the Health Department. It is anticipated that this information will be available in sufficient time for the staff to review prior to public hearing.
The request appears to be consistent with the Comprehensive Plan policy for the provision of public water service to the Rural Area subject to further information to be provided and reviewed regarding on-site options for providing adequate service to the sites. In order to allow for a timely review of this request given the applicant’s current situation, staff recommends the Board set a public hearing for its September 1 meeting to consider providing water service to the existing structures on Tax map 46, parcels 23D and 23D1.
ATTACHMENTS: A-Plat of property; B-Jurisdictional Area Map