COUNTY OF ALBEMARLE

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

 

 

AGENDA TITLE:

Crozet Community Advisory Council

 

SUBJECT/PROPOSAL/REQUEST:

Request to Create a Crozet Community Advisory Council to Provide Assistance on Community Issues Related to Master Plan Implementation

 

STAFF CONTACT(S):

Tucker, Foley, Davis, Kamptner, Graham, Cilimberg, Catlin

 

LEGAL REVIEW:   Yes

 

AGENDA DATE:

February 1, 2005

 

ACTION:     X                            INFORMATION:   

 

CONSENT AGENDA:

  ACTION:                                INFORMATION:   

 

 

ATTACHMENTS:      Yes

 

 

REVIEWED BY:

 

 

BACKGROUND:

The Crozet Master Plan identifies three primary partners that were noted as being key to the successful implementation of the Plan: local government, the business community and community residents.  The Plan notes that all three groups dedicated substantial time and effort to the master plan’s development and comprehensive recommendations and identifies discrete actions associated with each group that in the words of the Plan “are intended to start building the mosaic of public and private actions that are critical to creating a healthy urban community.”   

 

The county recognizes that successful implementation of the Master Plan depends on all three partners being fully and actively engaged.  Specific opportunities were outlined in the plan as best suited for community leadership – again in the words of the Plan, “community residents hold the distinct capacity to invigorate a place with a sense of unique identity.”   The Plan calls for the appointment of a Crozet Community Advisory Council by the Board of Supervisors to serve as the major vehicle by which those action items related to community leadership can be achieved.  Now that implementation of the Master Plan is actively underway, establishment of the Crozet Community Advisory Council is very vital to future progress.

 

STRATEGIC PLAN:

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:

Based on recommendations from the adopted Master Plan and on review of similar advisory bodies from other communities, staff has drafted Attachment A for consideration by the Board of Supervisors in the formation of the Crozet Community Advisory Council.  

 

BUDGET IMPACT:

There will be no direct budget impact from establishing the Crozet Community Advisory Council – any funding requests that might be initiated by the CCAC would come to the attention of the Board of Supervisors through the regular budgeting process.  Current staff will provide assistance to the committee.

 

RECOMMENDATIONS:

Staff recommends that the Board review the duties/functions, responsibilities, principles, expected work products and membership of the proposed Crozet Community Advisory Council and make any necessary changes.  After the guidelines have been approved by the Board, staff will initiate the advertisement to fill the necessary appointments.

 

ATTACHMENTS

Attachment A – Proposed Crozet Community Advisory Council Guidelines

Attachment B – Crozet Community Advisory Council Action Item Table
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