COUNTY OF ALBEMARLE

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

 

 

AGENDA TITLE:

Jarman Lake Road Child At Play Signs

 

 

SUBJECT/PROPOSAL/REQUEST:

Approval of Child At Play Signs For Jarman Lake Road in the Grayrock Subdivision

 

 

STAFF CONTACT(S):

Messrs. Tucker, Foley, Kamptner, Graham, Cilimberg, Benish, Wade

 

LEGAL REVIEW:   YES

 

AGENDA DATE:

February 2, 2005

 

ACTION:                                 INFORMATION: 

 

CONSENT AGENDA:

  ACTION:    X                         INFORMATION: 

 

 

ATTACHMENTS:     Yes

 

 

REVIEWED BY:

 

 

BACKGROUND:

The Grayrock Homeowners Association has requested that VDOT install Child At Play signs on Jarman Lake Road in the Grayrock subdivision (Attachment A).  VDOT procedures for this type of request require a resolution of support from the Board of Supervisors.

 

STRATEGIC PLAN:

3.1 Make the County a Safe and Healthy Community in which citizens feel secure to live, work and play.

 

DISCUSSION:

The County has established criteria for County support of the Child at Play signs.  Below are the review criteria and staff’s assessment of how this request meets each of these criteria.

 

1.         “Child At Play” signs shall only be considered on secondary roads.

Jarman Lake Road is in the Secondary Road System (Route 1380). 

 

2.         The request must come from a Homeowner’s Association where applicable.

Please find attached a letter from the Grayrock Homeowners Association requesting placement of the signs.

 

3.         There must be a child activity/attraction located nearby for the sign to be considered.  

Jarman Lake Road is the entrance road into the Grayrock subdivision and there is a tot lot located on Jarman Lake Road. There are sidewalks on both sides of Jarman Lake Road. Children and families from the entire subdivision walk to this tot lot.  

 

4.         The installation of the sign shall not conflict with any existing traffic control devices.

The proposed location of the signs will not conflict with any existing traffic control devices.

 

This request meets all of the criteria for supporting the installation of Child At Play signs.  Planning staff has visited the site and can recommend approval of this request. If supported by the Board of Supervisors, the resolution will be forwarded to VDOT for review and installation.   The approximate cost to install a child at play sign is $125. These funds will come from the County’s secondary maintenance funding.

 

RECOMMENDATIONS:

Staff recommends the Board of Supervisors adopt the attached (Attachment B) resolution supporting the installation of Child at Play signs on the street noted above.

 

ATTACHMENTS:

Attachment A: Letter from Grayrock Homeowners Association

Attachment B: Resolution for Child at Play Signs

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