COUNTY OF ALBEMARLE

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

 

 

AGENDA TITLE: SP 2008-00061 Slingluff Dock

 

 

SUBJECT/PROPOSAL/REQUEST:

Construction of a private floating dock on the South Fork Rivanna Reservoir

 

STAFF CONTACT(S):

Scott Clark

 

 

 

 

LEGAL REVIEW:  Yes

 

AGENDA DATE: June 10, 2009

 

 

ACTION:  Yes   INFORMATION:   

 

CONSENT AGENDA: NO

  ACTION:              INFORMATION:   

 

 

ATTACHMENTS:  Yes

 

REVIEWED BY:

 

 

 

BACKGROUND:

At the May 5, 2009 Planning Commission meeting, the Commission noted that while recommended condition of approval 3 prohibited such structures as decking or stairs in the reservoir stream buffer, the sketch plan of the dock (see Attachments I and II) showed that a small set of three steps was needed. (The proposed condition is a standard condition of approval for special use permits for docks.) These steps were not considered a significant impact to the stream buffer, and the Commission directed staff to re-draft the proposed condition to clarify that the steps shown on the sketch plan would be permitted.

 

The dock design had been reviewed and approved by the Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority, which controls dock design on the reservoir, before submission of the special use permit application.

 

DISCUSSION:

In order to permit the needed steps without permitting other structures in the stream buffer, staff has developed a condition of approval that would permit only the improvements shown on the sketch plan. This condition would replace the recommended condition 3 that was presented to the Planning Commission.

 

RECOMMENDATION:

Staff recommends approval of SP 08-61 Slingluff Dock, with the following conditions of approval:

 

1.        There shall be no lighting within 25 horizontal feet of the Reservoir, measured from the elevation of normal pool, which is Elevation 382 (North American Vertical Datum of 1988).

2.        There shall be no removal of vegetation or earth disturbance with the 200-foot stream buffer associated with the installation of the boat dock.  The stream buffer is measured from the edge of the floodplain, which is Elevation 391.

3.        There shall be no other structures, such as decking or stairs, constructed in the 200-foot stream buffer. Structures and improvements located in the 200-foot stream buffer shall be limited to those shown on the Schematic of Dock Design and Schematic of Dock Design, Side View, including a set of up to five steps without railings located directly adjacent to the dock.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS:

        I.            Schematic of Dock Design

     II.            Schematic of Dock Design Side View

View PC actions letter

View staff report and attachments

View PC minutes

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