COUNTY OF ALBEMARLE

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

 

 

AGENDA TITLE:

Barry E. and Tracy M. Meade, Deed of Dedication Agreement – Rivanna Greenway

 

SUBJECT/PROPOSAL/REQUEST:

Request to approve deed of dedication from Barry E. Meade and Tracy M. Meade allowing a public greenway trail.

 

STAFF CONTACT(S):

Tucker, White, Kamptner, Mullaney, Mahon

 

 

LEGAL REVIEW:   Yes

 

AGENDA DATE:

February 9, 2005

 

ACTION:                                INFORMATION:   

 

CONSENT AGENDA:

  ACTION:      X                      INFORMATION:   

 

 

ATTACHMENTS:      Yes

 

 

REVIEWED BY:

 

 

 

BACKGROUND:

The subject property, a portion of TMP 78-15C3,  is owned by Barry and Tracy Meade and is located along the route of the County’s proposed Rivanna greenway trail which runs from Darden Towe Park at Free Bridge downstream to the Fluvanna County line. (See Plat, Attachment B) This property abuts a 22.7 acre parcel in the Pantops area which was dedicated to the County in 2002 and is currently managed as a greenway within the County’s park system.  Park staff approached the owners and made a request for the portion of the property necessary for the continuation of the proposed route.  The total area of the dedication is 11,268 square feet.      

 

STRATEGIC PLAN:

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

Goal 3.3:  Develop and implement policies that address the County’s growth and urbanization while continuing to enhance factors that contribute to the quality of life in the County.

Goal 4.2:  Fund County services in a fair, efficient manner and improve needed public facilities and infrastructure.

 

DISCUSSION:

The Albemarle County Comprehensive Plan identifies the Rivanna River from the South Fork Rivanna Reservoir to the Fluvanna County line as a main component of the overall recommended greenway system.  Currently the County has 2.4 miles of this section complete with a Class B trail running from the northern end of Darden Towe Park to the Meade property line which is approximately 1 mile downstream of Free Bridge.  It should be noted that the Meade property is not under development review.  This small but critical dedication is being offered simply as a gift in support of the Albemarle County greenway plan. 

 

The deed of dedication prepared by the County Attorney’s Office is attached (Attachment A).

 

RECOMMENDATIONS:

Staff recommends that the Board approve the proposed deed of dedication and authorize the County Executive to sign   the deed on behalf of the County after it has been approved by the County Attorney with any necessary changes.    

 

ATTACHMENTS

Attachment A –Deed of Dedication         

Attachment B – 10/5/04 Plat

 

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