COUNTY OF ALBEMARLE

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

 

 

AGENDA TITLE:

Public Hearing:  Easement Agreement for Electrical Service and associated Membership Application with Central Virginia Electric Cooperative.

 

SUBJECT/PROPOSAL/REQUEST:

Approve the Easement Agreement and Membership Application for Electrical Service with Central Virginia Electric Cooperative for the Peterís Mt./ECC 800 MHz Public Safety Communications Tower site and Authorize the County Executive to Execute the Agreements.

 

STAFF CONTACT(S):

Tucker, Foley, Davis, Trank

 

LEGAL REVIEW:   Yes

 

AGENDA DATE:

September 8, 2004

 

 

ACTION:     X                      INFORMATION:   

 

CONSENT AGENDA:

  ACTION:                           INFORMATION:   

 

 

ATTACHMENTS:     Yes

 

 

REVIEWED BY:

 

 

 

BACKGROUND:

The Emergency Communications Center (ECC) has negotiated a right of way/easement agreement with Central Virginia Electric Cooperative to provide electrical service to the Peterís Mt. 800 MHz Public Safety Communications tower site.  Central Virginia Electric Cooperative is also seeking an easement from AT&T, over whose property the proposed electrical service line would extend.  The one-time cost for establishment and installation of the proposed electrical service is $13,878.00, to be paid from the ECCís 800 MHz project budget.  As part of the right of way/easement agreement, the County as fiscal agent for the ECC is being asked to enter into a Membership Agreement with Central Virginia Electric Cooperative.

 

 

STRATEGIC PLAN:

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

Objective 3.1.1  By June 2004, the County will establish a strategy to insure that its public safety systems meet the demands of the growing County

Strategy 3.1.1.3  Plan for and provide infrastructure necessary to support desired level of service

 

 

DISCUSSION:

Va. Code ß 15.2-1800(B) requires that the Board conduct a public hearing before agreeing to convey any interest in County-owned property.  The Peterís Mt. Tower site is titled in the name of the County, and is jointly owned by the County, City of Charlottesville and University of Virginia.  Central Virginia Electric Cooperative seeks an easement and right of way over the Peterís Mt. property where the new 800 MHz Public Safety Communications Tower is currently being constructed. The attached Easement Agreement (Attachment A) and Membership Application are required in order to provide electrical service to the tower site.  Attachment B is a sketch showing the location of the proposed electrical service.  Attachment C is an Addendum to the easement.

 

 

RECOMMENDATIONS:

Staff recommends that the Board approve the Easement Agreement and Membership Application with Central Virginia Electric Cooperative and authorize the County Executive to execute the Agreement and Application on behalf of the County.

 

View Attachment A - Easement Agreement
View Attachment B

View Attachment C

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