WHEREAS, Chapter 2 of the Comprehensive Plan, Natural Resources and Cultural Assets, has a section on stormwater management;


            WHEREAS, stormwater management is a critical quality of life, public health and safety, and environmental issue in the Development Areas of Albemarle County due to existing and expected levels of development;


WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors has a strategic goal to “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”;


WHEREAS, a Stormwater Master Plan for the Development Areas has been completed with County and State funding to assess and prioritize streams, identify watershed projects, and identify funding options, and reports have been completed entitled “Stormwater Action Lists Report for Stormwater Management Master Plan” (January 2004) and “Stormwater Master Plan Funding Analysis” (April 2004);


WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors held work sessions on the Stormwater Master Plan on April 7, May 5, and July 14, 2004;


            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT for the purposes of further implementing the Stormwater Master Plan, the Board of Supervisors hereby directs the Planning Commission to prepare an amendment to the Comprehensive Plan by amending Chapter 2, Natural Resources and Cultural Assets, that incorporates the Stormwater Master Plan into Chapter 2; and


BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT the Planning Commission shall hold a public hearing on this proposed amendment, and make its recommendations to the Board of Supervisors, at the earliest possible date.


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