COUNTY OF ALBEMARLE

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

 

 

AGENDA TITLE:

Public Hearing to Consider Granting Natural Gas Line Easement

 

 

SUBJECT/PROPOSAL/REQUEST:

Public hearing to consider granting to the City of Charlottesville a natural gas line easement in public right-of-way on North Berkshire Road extended

 

 

STAFF CONTACT(S):

Messrs. Tucker, Foley, Davis, Kamptner

 

LEGAL REVIEW:   Yes

 

 

AGENDA DATE:

July 11, 2007

 

ACTION:        X                      INFORMATION:   

 

CONSENT AGENDA:

  ACTION:                              INFORMATION:   

 

 

ATTACHMENTS:    Yes

 

 

REVIEWED BY: 

 


 

BACKGROUND: 

The segment of North Berkshire Road north of its intersection with Solomon Road (hereinafter, “North Berkshire Road extended”) has been an unimproved public right-of-way since it was dedicated to the County in 1960 as part of the Barterbrook Subdivision off of Hydraulic Road in the Jack Jouett Magisterial District.  The natural gas line, along with the improved North Berkshire Road extended, will serve a townhouse development under construction on Tax Map and Parcel Number 60A1-34.

 

 

STRATEGIC PLAN:

Goal 3:  Develop Policies and Infrastructure to Address the County’s Growing Needs.

 

 

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 natural gas line easement would allow the City of Charlottesville to install a natural gas line to serve a townhouse development under construction on Tax Map and Parcel Number 60A1-34.  The easement is located within the County-owned right-of-way.  However, it will not prevent North Berkshire Road extended from being accepted into the state system of secondary highways when its construction is completed.

 

 

BUDGET IMPACT:

None

 

 

RECOMMENDATIONS:

After the public hearing, staff recommends that the Board approve the proposed easement and authorize the County Executive to sign the deed of easement on behalf of the County.

 

 

 

ATTACHMENTS:

A – Proposed deed of easement

B – Map showing location of North Berkshire Road extended

C – Plat showing proposed easement

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