RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE THE COUNTY EXECUTIVE TO ACCEPT DEEDS OF EASEMENT AND TO ENTER INTO LICENSE AGREEMENTS TO ALLOW

THE COUNTY TO ESTABLISH AND MAINTAIN GROUNDWATER

MONITORING WELLS AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT

 

            WHEREAS, the County of Albemarle has established a groundwater monitoring well program in order to obtain data that will provide a greater understanding of the County’s groundwater resources; and

 

            WHEREAS, in order for the County to establish and maintain groundwater monitoring wells and associated equipment on privately owned lands, the County may acquire interests through Deeds conveying easements or may obtain permission to use such lands through License Agreements; and

 

            WHEREAS, such Deeds and License Agreements set forth the rights and responsibilities of the landowner and the County, including the County’s rights and obligations to establish and maintain the wells and to use the associated equipment within the easement or licensed area; and

 

            WHEREAS, the efficiency of government is improved by delegating the authority to the County Executive to accept such Deeds and to enter into such License Agreements on behalf of the County.

 

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors authorizes the County Executive, on behalf of the County, to accept Deeds conveying to the County an easement, and to enter into License Agreements granting permission for the County to use a licensed area, for the purpose of establishing and maintaining groundwater monitoring wells and using associated equipment, provided that such Deeds and License Agreements are approved as to form and content by the County Attorney.

 

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