COUNTY OF ALBEMARLE

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

 

 

AGENDA TITLE:

Public Hearing for ZTA 2004-008 and ZMA 2004-00019  Flood Hazard Overlay District

 

SUBJECT/PROPOSAL/REQUEST:

Board of Supervisors approval of the Flood Hazard Overlay District Zoning Ordinance text and Zoning map amendments

 

STAFF CONTACT(S):

Tucker, Foley, Davis, Kamptner, Kelsey

 

LEGAL REVIEW:   Yes

 

AGENDA DATE:

January 5, 2005

 

ACTION:     X                    INFORMATION:   

 

CONSENT AGENDA:

  ACTION:                         INFORMATION:   

 

 

ATTACHMENTS:    Yes

 

 

REVIEWED BY:

 

 

 

BACKGROUND:

A public hearing was held by the Planning Commission on December 7, 2004 on the proposed zoning map and text amendments.  The Commission supported the zoning map and text changes necessary to assure continued eligibility in the National Flood Insurance Program and to provide the clarity needed for implementation of these regulations.  The Commission, however, did not support the proposed addition to Section 30.3.05.1.2  that would allow pedestrian and multi-use paths within County owned or operated parks and Greenways as a by right use.   In addition, the Commission requested additional clarification of the terms “floodway fringe” and “flood plain” in the FHOD regulations.

 

 

STRATEGIC PLAN:

Goal 2.2  -         Protect and/or preserve the County’s natural resources.

Goal 3     -         Enhance the Quality of Life for all Citizens

 

 

DISCUSSION:

The Commission discussed in detail the proposed amendment to allow pedestrian and multi-use paths within County owned or operated parks and Greenways as a by right use.  The Commission noted fairness and the concern that public projects should be held to the same review procedures and requirements as private projects as the primary reason for its decision not to recommend the amendment.  However, staff feels the proposed amendment will assure the same level of technical review and facilitate the implementation of the County trail system.  As proposed the ordinance will require that any filling of land be approved by the county engineer in accordance with section 30.3.06.1(1) through (5). Staff recommends that the ordinance allow County created pedestrian and multi-use paths to be a by right use.

  

As requested by the Commission, staff incorporated additional terms and revised definitions in Section 30.3.02.1 of the proposed ordinance (Attachment A) to clarify the terms “floodway fringe” and “flood plain.”

 

 

RECOMMENDATIONS:

Staff recommends approval of the attached ordinance amendment and the associated zoning map amendment.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

Attachment A:   Draft Ordinance 05-18(1)

Attachment B:   Planning Staff Report w/attachments
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