COUNTY OF ALBEMARLE

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

 

 

AGENDA TITLE:

Stormwater Master Plan – Comprehensive Plan Amendment

 

 

SUBJECT/PROPOSAL/REQUEST:

Amend the Comprehensive Plan to incorporate the Stormwater Master Plan as a freestanding document

 

 

STAFF CONTACT(S):

Messrs. Foley, Graham, Cilimberg, Benish, Harper

 

 

AGENDA DATE:

February 9, 2005

 

ACTION:     X          INFORMATION:     

 

CONSENT AGENDA:

  ACTION:              INFORMATION:   

 

 

ATTACHMENTS:   Yes

 

 

REVIEWED BY:

 

 

 

BACKGROUND:

At the September 1, 2004 meeting the Board of Supervisors adopted a resolution of intent to amend the Comprehensive Plan to incorporate the Stormwater Master Plan.  This action was the culmination of three prior work sessions held by the Board on April 7, May 5, and July 14, 2004.  The Board subsequently directed the Planning Commission to prepare an amendment and hold a public hearing on the proposed amendment.  The Planning Commission did this at their January 11, 2005 meeting and unanimously passed a recommendation that the Board incorporate the Stormwater Master Plan.

 

 

STRATEGIC PLAN:

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

Goal 2.3: Provide for environmentally sensitive government operations at the local and regional level.

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

Goal 3.3: 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

 

 

DISCUSSION:

The Planning Commission suggested several non-substantive changes to the proposed text amendments.  These changes have been integrated into the proposed amendment (Attachment A).

 

A thorough historical summary is provided in the attached Executive Summaries of three past Board work sessions (Attachment B).

 

 

RECOMMENDATIONS:

Amend the Natural Resources and Cultural Assets component of the Comprehensive Plan to incorporate the Stormwater Master Plan, with the anticipation of eventually adopting a stormwater financing strategy as part of a broader approach to funding urban infrastructure.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

Attachment A – Proposed text amendment to the Natural Resources and Cultural Assets component of the Comprehensive Plan.

 

Attachment B – Executive Summaries of the April 7, May 5, and July 12, 2004 Board of Supervisors work sessions.

 

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