COUNTY OF ALBEMARLE

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

 

 

AGENDA TITLE:

Albemarle First Bank-Central Sewage System:

1)       Appeal of Planning Commission decision of Compliance with Comprehensive Plan;

2)       Approval of Central System request as per County Code.

 

SUBJECT/PROPOSAL/REQUEST:

1) Board review of an appeal of the Planning Commission’s finding that the proposed central system is inconsistent with the County’s Comprehensive Plan, and 2) Board review and approval of proposed central system.

 

STAFF CONTACT(S):

Tucker, Foley, Graham, Cilimberg, Kelsey, Benish

 

LEGAL REVIEW:   YES

 

 

AGENDA DATE:

April 6, 2005

 

ACTION:     X                       INFORMATION:   

 

CONSENT AGENDA:

  ACTION:                            INFORMATION:   

 

 

ATTACHMENTS:       Yes

 

 

REVIEWED BY:

 

 

 

BACKGROUND:

The applicant is proposing to modify the interior of the former Shadwell Antiquaries building, located on Route 22, to allow multiple users/tenants within the structure.  No expansion of the structure is proposed.  Because the existing septic system could potentially serve three or more users, it is considered a central system.  Central systems are considered public facilities and, therefore, are subject to review by the Planning Commission for compliance with the Comprehensive Plan in accordance with the State Code (Section 15.2-2232).  Central systems must also be approved by the Board of Supervisor’s as per the County Code (Section 16-100). 

 

STRATEGIC PLAN:

Protect the County’s Natural Scenic and Historic Resources.

 

DISCUSSION:

The Planning Commission reviewed this request on February 15, 2005 and found that it is not in compliance with the Comprehensive Plan. The staff report for the February 15th Commission review is provided as Attachment 1.  Attachment 2 is an updated report from the County Engineer on the proposed central system recommending approval of the proposed system, with conditions.  Attachment 2 supercedes the previous comments from the County Engineer referred to as Attachment 1A in the February 15th staff report.  Several letters of opposition have also been received by (or forwarded to) staff and are attached for the Board’s consideration (Attachment 3).

 

RECOMMENDATIONS:

The Board should first consider the appeal of the Planning Commission’s action on compliance with the Comprehensive Plan.  Should the Board find this proposal is consistent with the Comprehensive Plan, staff recommends approval of the central system with the conditions as recommended by the County Engineer.

 

ATTACHMENTS

PC actions letter
Attachment 1– February 15, 2005 Staff Report to Commission-Compliance with the Comprehensive Plan

            1A-County Engineer’s report (superceded by Attachment 2)

            1B-Location Map

            1C-Land Use Plan, Central Systems Recommendations

Attachment 2 - County Engineer’s Report-Central System (March 17, 2005)

Attachment 3 – Letters of opposition (5)

Attachment 4 – Applicant’s Appeal Letter

Attachment 5 – Planning Commission Minutes for February 15, 2005

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