COUNTY OF ALBEMARLE

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

 

 

AGENDA TITLE:

Downtown Crozet Stormwater Management – Property Acquisition

 

SUBJECT/PROPOSAL/REQUEST:

Resolution to approve the County Executive’s execution of a contract to purchase property necessary for the construction of the Downtown Crozet Stormwater Management project.

 

STAFF CONTACT(S):

Messrs. Tucker, Foley, Davis, Herrick, Shadman, and Harper

 

LEGAL REVIEW:   Yes

 

AGENDA DATE:

December 2, 2009

 

ACTION:                INFORMATION:   

 

CONSENT AGENDA:

  ACTION:   X          INFORMATION:   

 

 

ATTACHMENTS:   Yes

 

 

REVIEWED BY:

 

 

 

BACKGROUND:

At its November 7, 2007 meeting, the Board directed staff to begin planning a regional stormwater management system to serve a portion of downtown Crozet. Later, at its July 1, 2009 meeting, the Board authorized staff to proceed with easement and property acquisition for the project.  Staff estimated that the cost for land and easement acquisition would not exceed $300,000 (See July 1, 2009 Executive Summary, Attachment C).

 

STRATEGIC PLAN:

Goal 2: Protect the County’s natural resources.

Goal 2.2: By June 30, 2010, the County, working in cooperation with Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority and others, will increase the quality, supply, and protection of the County’s water resources.

Goal 3: Develop policies and infrastructure improvements to address the county’s growing needs.

Goal 4: Effectively manage the County’s growth and development.

 

DISCUSSION:

Staff has negotiated a sales contract for the acquisition of a 5.51-acre parcel (TMP 05600-00-00-01100) in Crozet owned by Moyer Family Trust, subject to the Board’s approval, for a proposed price of $287,200 and closing costs not to exceed $5,400 (Attachment B).  The current County assessed value for the parcel is $287,200.

 

A regional stormwater facility is planned to be located on this property:

·      to protect sensitive downstream water resources and the community’s water supply by addressing stormwater impacts from much of the downtown’s existing built areas, and

·      to facilitate denser downtown development envisioned by the Crozet Development Area Master Plan by providing a regional stormwater management system for future growth.

 

Without this project, future development within the proposed stormwater service area – including the proposed Jarmans Gap roadway improvements and Crozet library – would have to provide stormwater quantity control onsite, discouraging the intended density of downtown development

 

BUDGET IMPACT:

Funding for the project is available from the following sources: a grant from the Rivanna River Basin Commission ($113,000), available Grayrock proffer funds ($74,880), and money already allocated to the Stormwater Control Improvement Fund ($851,176).  Future in-lieu-of fees and possible savings related to library stormwater management will offset a portion of the project cost.

 

RECOMMENDATIONS:

Staff recommends that the Board adopt the attached Resolution to approve the proposed Sales Contract dated September 30, 2009 between the Moyer Family Trust and the County and to authorize the County Executive to execute the proposed Sales Contract, deed, and any other documents, as approved by the County Attorney, necessary to purchase and accept the property on behalf of the County.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS:

A – Resolution

B – Sales Contract with Moyer Family Trust  

C – July 1, 2009 Executive Summary
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