COUNTY OF ALBEMARLE

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

 

 

AGENDA TITLE:

09-03(  ) Agricultural and Forestal Districts; additions to Kinloch Agricultural and Forestal District

 

SUBJECT/PROPOSAL/REQUEST: Public hearing on an ordinance to amend  § 3-220 to add four parcels to the Kinloch Agricultural and Forestal District

 

STAFF CONTACT(S):

Messrs. Tucker, Foley, Davis, Kamptner, Graham, and Cilimberg

 

LEGAL REVIEW:   Yes

 

AGENDA DATE:

December 9, 2009

 

ACTION:     X          INFORMATION:   

 

CONSENT AGENDA:

  ACTION:              INFORMATION:   

 

 

ATTACHMENTS:   Yes

 

 

REVIEWED BY:  

 

BACKGROUND:

On December 2, 2009, the Board considered the review of three Agricultural and Forestal (“AF”) districts, the creation of two new AF districts, multiple requests for additions to several AF districts, and the adoption of an ordinance making corresponding changes to the County Code. Many of the properties are being added for land use taxation purposes.  Because of a problem in advertising the public hearing, a proposed addition to the Kinlock AF District was unable to be considered on December 2. 

 

STRATEGIC PLAN:

Goal 2: Protect the County’s Natural Resources

 

DISCUSSION:

Four parcels are being proposed to be added to the Kinloch AF District.  The Kinloch AF District is located northeast of Cismont and currently is composed of 29 parcels over 1,573.69 acres.  26 parcels are identified in County Code § 3-220;

3 additional parcels have been created by subdivision since the last district review in 2004 and will be reflected in the County Code amendment at the time of the next district review.  The four parcels proposed to be added to the district are approximately 109.27 acres in the aggregate.

 

Virginia Code § 15.2-4309 requires that the Board conduct a public hearing on proposed additions to AF districts and that the proposed additions be reviewed by both the Agricultural and Forestal District Advisory Committee and the Planning Commission for their recommendations.  The Planning Commission will be considering the requests for additions to the Kinloch AF District at its December 8, 2009 meeting.  The Agricultural and Forestal District Advisory Committee will consider these additions prior to December 8, 2009.  The staff report to the Planning Commission is included as Attachment B.

 

Staff will advise the Board of the Committee’s and Planning Comission’s recommendations during its presentation at the December 9 Board meeting.

 

BUDGET IMPACT:

None

 

RECOMMENDATIONS:

After conducting a public hearing and considering the recommendations of the Agricultural and Forestal District Advisory Committee and the Planning Commission, staff recommends, assuming favorable recommendations, that the Board adopt the attached ordinance amending County Code § 3-220 to add the four parcels to the Kinloch AF District.   

 

ATTACHMENTS:

A – Ordinance amending County Code § 3-220

B – Staff report to the Planning Commission

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