COUNTY OF ALBEMARLE

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

 

 

AGENDA TITLE:

Wickham Pond, Phase Two - Request to amend the Albemarle County Service Authority Jurisdictional Area

 

SUBJECT/PROPOSAL/REQUEST:

Public hearing to amend the Jurisdictional Area Boundary to designate Tax Map 56, Parcel 91 and 91B for water and sewer service.  The parcels are located on the south side of Route 240, adjacent and to the west of the previously approved Wickham Pond development, in the Community of Crozet.

 

STAFF CONTACT(S):

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

 

LEGAL REVIEW:   YES

 

 

AGENDA DATE:

June 6, 2007

 

 

ACTION:     X                    INFORMATION:   

 

 

CONSENT AGENDA:

     ACTION:                       INFORMATION:   

 

 

ATTACHMENTS:   YES

 

 

REVIEWED BY:

 

 

 

BACKGROUND:

The applicant is requesting ACSA Jurisdictional Area designation for water and sewer service for the Wickham Pond Phase Two development approved by the Board of Supervisors at its meeting on September 13, 2006.  The parcels, totaling 19.551 acres are located on the south side of Route 240, adjacent to the previously approved Wickham Pond residential development (see Attachment A).  The parcels are located within the designated Crozet Development Area, in the Whitehall Magisterial District. The parcels are currently designated for “water only to existing structures.”  The applicant is requesting water and sewer service to serve the development.  

 

STRATEGIC PLAN:

2.2 Increase the quality, supply, and protection of the County’s water resources.

 

DISCUSSION:

The subject property is located in the Crozet Development Area.  The water supply for Crozet is provided by the Beaver Creek Reservoir and sewer service is provided by the Moore’s Creek Treatment Plant via the Crozet Interceptor.  The Comprehensive Plan provides the following concerning the provision of water and sewer service to the Development Areas:

            “General Principle: Urban Areas, Communities, and Villages are to be served by public water and sewer (p. 114).”

“Provide water and sewer service only to areas within the ACSA Jurisdictional Areas (p. 130).”

             “Follow the boundaries of the designated Development Areas in delineating Jurisdictional Areas (p.130).”

The Comprehensive Plan recommends serving the Development Areas with public water and sewer service.  These parcels are located within the Crozet Development Area and are currently zoned Neighborhood Model District.  Given these conditions, designating them as part of the ACSA Jurisdictional Area for public water and sewer service would be consistent with County policy.

 

BUDGET IMPACT:

The property owner will bear the costs for water and sewer hook-up.

 

RECOMMENDATIONS:

As a general policy, staff has advised that public utility capacity should be reserved to support development of designated Development Areas.  Since these parcels are located within a designated Development Area, the provision of both water and sewer service to the property would be consistent with the Comprehensive Plan policies for the provision of public water and sewer service.  Therefore, staff recommends that the Albemarle County Service Authority Jurisdictional Area be amended to designate Tax Map 56, Parcel 91 and 91B for water and sewer service.  

 

ATTACHMENTS

A-      Parcel Locations, ACSA Jurisdictional Areas, and Development Area Boundaries

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