COUNTY OF ALBEMARLE

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

 

 

AGENDA TITLE:

Historic Preservation Committee Update

 

 

SUBJECT/PROPOSAL/REQUEST:

Provide update from the Committee on Priority Recommendations

 

 

STAFF CONTACT(S):

Messrs. Tucker, Foley, Davis, Cilimberg, Benish; Ms. Maliszewski

 

 

 

LEGAL REVIEW:   Yes

 

 

AGENDA DATE:

June 6, 2007

 

ACTION:                             INFORMATION: 

 

CONSENT AGENDA:

      ACTION:                       INFORMATION:  X

 

 

ATTACHMENTS:   Yes

 

 

REVIEWED BY:

 

 

BACKGROUND:

The Historic Preservation Plan was adopted in the Fall of 2000. In April 2001 the Board of Supervisors adopted the Priority Recommendations for Historic Preservation in Albemarle County (the “Priority Recommendations”, Attachment A) as the action agenda to be used for the implementation of the Plan. The original Priority Recommendations are taken directly from the adopted Historic Preservation Plan. The Board also approved recommendation #1 for implementation, thereby establishing a standing Historic Preservation Committee (HPC). Members were appointed and the HPC held its first meeting on January 8, 2002. The Board of Supervisors last received a formal update on the work of the HPC in November 2005. Since that time the HPC has continued to work on the “Priority Recommendations”, as outlined in the Committee’s cover letter and assessment (Attachments B and C). The Committee has requested that this status update be provided to the Board at this time.

 

STRATEGIC PLAN:

The Historic Preservation Committee’s work focuses on the Strategic Plan Goal to “Enhance the Quality of Life for all Albemarle County Residents”.

 

DISCUSSION:

Recommendations made in the 2005 HPC update are being considered in the current review/update of the Natural Resources and Cultural Assets section of the Comprehensive Plan, which is scheduled for review by the Planning Commission in the Fall/Winter of 2007. The HPC had three recommendations resulting from its current assessment (see page 9 of the assessment, Attachment B). Regarding the Committee’s recommendation on membership, due in large part to the high number of members originally appointed to the Committee, vacated appointments have been filled only when a specific area of expertise was considered lacking in the Committee make-up. Regarding the Committee’s recommendation for improvements to the HPC page on the County’s web site, this work falls under Priority Recommendation #7, which provides for education programs. Staff for the Committee will work on enhancements to the County’s website to expand the information provided about the HPC and its work/products. Regarding the recommendation for a dedicated line item in the budget, the Committee’s funding needs will be considered as part of the development of the proposed budget for the Community Development Department.

 

BUDGET IMPACT:

At this point in time, the HPC’s assessment is for information only. As such, it has no direct budget impact.

 

RECOMMENDATIONS:  

This has been provided for information only.  No action is required at this time.

 

ATTACHMENTS

Attachment A: Priority Recommendations for Historic Preservation in Albemarle County

Attachment B: Cover letter from the Historic Preservation Committee

Attachment C: Evaluation and Assessment of Priority Recommendations

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