Albemarle County Planning Commission

July 8, 2008



The Albemarle County Planning Commission held a meeting and public hearing on Tuesday, July 8, 2008, at 6:00 p.m., at the County Office Building, Lane Auditorium, Second Floor, 401 McIntire Road, Charlottesville, Virginia.


Members attending were Marcia Joseph, Eric Strucko, Thomas Loach, Jon Cannon, Vice Chairman; Bill Edgerton, Linda Porterfield and Calvin Morris, Chairman.  Julia Monteith, AICP, non-voting representative for the University of Virginia was present. 


Other officials present were Scott Clark, Principal Planner; Judy Wiegand, Senior Planner; Wayne Cilimberg, Director of Planning; Glenn Brooks, County Engineer and Greg Kamptner, Deputy County Attorney. 


Call to Order and Establish Quorum:


Mr. Morris called the regular meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. and established a quorum.


            Public Hearing Items:


AFD-2008-00005 Moormans River Addition

Notice is hereby given that the Albemarle County Planning Commission will hold a hold a public hearing to receive public comments regarding the addition of Tax Map and Parcel Number 05700-00-00-06900 to the Moorman’s River Agricultural and Forestal District (Albemarle County Code § 3-222) on July 8, 2008, at 6:00 p.m., in the Auditorium of the Albemarle County Office Building, 401 McIntire Road, Charlottesville, Virginia.  The parcel proposed for addition is approximately 117 acres in size and located 1.1 miles north of the State Route 240/250 intersection on Brown’s Gap Turnpike.  The Albemarle County Agricultural and Forestal Advisory Committee have recommended approval of this addition.   (Scott Clark)


Mr. Clark presented a power-point presentation and summarized the staff report.



Ms. Joseph asked when the district was up for renewal.


Mr. Clark replied that it was renewed two years ago for a ten year period.


Mr. Morris opened the public hearing and invited the applicant to address the Planning Commission.


Lowry Abell, applicant, said that he was present to answer any questions.


Mr. Morris invited other public comment. There being none the public hearing was closed and the matter before the Planning Commission.


Motion:  Mr. Strucko moved, Ms. Porterfield seconded to recommend approval of AFD-2008-00005, Moorman’s River Addition as recommended by staff.


The motion passed by a vote of 7:0.  


Mr. Morris said that AFD-2008-00005, Moorman’s River Addition will go before the Board of Supervisors on August 6, 2008 with a recommendation for approval.


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