COUNTY OF ALBEMARLE

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

 

 

AGENDA TITLE:

Walnut Creek Park Drainage Easement

 

SUBJECT/PROPOSAL/REQUEST:

Public hearing to consider granting to the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) a permanent drainage easement in Walnut Creek Park

 

STAFF CONTACT(S):

Messrs. Tucker, Davis, Herrick, Mullaney

 

LEGAL REVIEW:   Yes

 

AGENDA DATE:

August 8, 2007

 

ACTION:     X                         INFORMATION: 

 

CONSENT AGENDA:

  ACTION:                              INFORMATION:   

 

ATTACHMENTS:   Yes

 

 

REVIEWED BY:

 

 

 

BACKGROUND:

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has advised that a pipe under Old Lynchburg Road near Walnut Creek Park is in need of repair.  VDOT is requesting a permanent drainage easement from the surrounding property owners, including the County, to acquire the necessary property rights to make the improvements.

 

 

STRATEGIC PLAN:

Goal 2:  Protect the County’s Natural Resources.

 

 

DISCUSSION:

Virginia Code § 15.2-1800 requires that the Board hold a public hearing prior to conveying an interest in County-owned real property.  The proposed 15-foot-wide permanent drainage easement would extend 50 feet back from Old Lynchburg Road on County-owned Tax Map Parcel Number 100-35.  The proposed easement is well-removed from Walnut Creek Lake and the other public facilities at the Park, and would have no adverse impact on either of them.  The County would have no responsibility for constructing or maintaining any drainage improvements.  Staff has reviewed the request and has determined it will not have any adverse impacts on the County’s use of the property.

 

 

BUDGET IMPACT:

None

 

 

RECOMMENDATIONS:

After the public hearing, staff recommends that the Board adopt the attached resolution to authorize the County Executive to sign the deed of easement on behalf of the County.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

A – Resolution

B – Letter from VDOT Contract Administrator John W. Winn, Jr.

C – Proposed deed of easement

D – Plat showing proposed easement

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