COUNTY OF ALBEMARLE

 

                                                                          EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

 

 

AGENDA TITLE:

Public Hearing to Consider Granting Sewer Lateral Easement

 

SUBJECT/PROPOSAL/REQUEST:

Public hearing to consider granting to the Hurt Investment Company a sewer lateral easement in Peyton Drive public right-of-way

 

STAFF CONTACT(S):

Messrs. Tucker, Foley, Davis, Kamptner

 

LEGAL REVIEW:   Yes

 

AGENDA DATE:             ITEM NUMBER:

February 13, 2008

 

ACTION: X             INFORMATION:

 

 

CONSENT AGENDA:        

     ACTION:            INFORMATION:

 

 

ATTACHMENTS: Yes

 

 

REVIEWED BY:

 

 

BACKGROUND:

Hurt Investment Company (“Hurt”) is constructing a building at 335 Greenbrier Drive near its intersection with Commonwealth Drive.  Sewer mains run along Greenbrier Drive and Peyton Drive.  Peyton Drive is a County-owned right-of-way, but it is currently not used for vehicular travel and is not within the state system of secondary highways.  Peyton Drive runs perpendicular to Greenbrier Drive and abuts the Hurt property on its southeasterly boundary.  Hurt needs to connect a 4-inch sanitary sewer lateral from the new building to a sewer main, and has requested that the County grant a 20-foot easement into a portion of Peyton Drive that would allow the lateral to connect to the Peyton Drive sewer main.  A copy of the plat showing the location of the proposed easement and the relative locations of Greenbrier Drive and Peyton Drive is attached as Attachment A.  A map showing the location of the Greenbrier and Peyton Drive sewer mains is attached as Attachment B.     

 

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 any interest in County-owned real property.  The connection of the lateral to the Peyton Drive sewer main provides a proper fall for the lateral. A proper fall cannot be provided for a lateral connecting to the Greenbrier Drive sewer main and connection is not practical even with a pumping station.  In addition, a concreted fiber optic cable runs along the same side of Greenbrier Drive, which further complicates connecting to the Greenbrier Drive sewer main.  Because of the noted problems connecting the lateral to the Greenbrier Drive sewer main, County and ACSA staff advised Hurt to pursue extending the lateral to the Peyton Drive sewer main. A copy of the proposed deed of easement is attached as Attachment C.    

 

The easement will not affect the ability of Peyton Drive to be accepted into the state system of secondary highways.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION:

Staff recommends that at the conclusion of the public hearing the Board approve the proposed easement and authorize the County Executive to sign the deed of easement on behalf of the County.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS:

      A – Plat showing location of easement

      B – Map showing location of sewer mains

      C – Proposed deed of easement       

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