April 20, 2006


Travis M. and Angela R. Critzer

1145 James River Road

Scottsville, VA 24590



RE:      SP 2005-034 Camp Watermarks (Signs #90,96)

            Tax Map 136, Parcel 6B, 9D, 9D1 and 9E


Dear Mr. and Mrs. Critzer:


The Albemarle County Planning Commission, at its meeting on April 11, 2006, unanimously recommended approval of the above-noted petition to the Board of Supervisors. Please note that this approval is subject to the following conditions:


  1. Special Use Permit 2005-34 shall remain in general accord with the concept application plan dated February 22, 2006, prepared by Angela and Travis Critzer, and titled “Watermarks  Christian Ministries Camp” (Attachment A. drawing 1.)  However, the Zoning Administrator may approve revisions to the concept application plan to allow compliance with the Zoning Ordinance. 
  2. Compliance with the Virginia Statewide Fire Prevention Code shall be verified by the Fire Marshall prior to clearance and the commencement of the Special Use Permit. 

3.       Compliance with the Virginia State Department of Health regarding minimum septic requirements shall be required prior to the commencement of the Special Use Permit.

4.       Compliance with the Virginia State Department of Health regarding kitchen and food service approvals shall be verified by the Health Department prior to clearance and the commencement of the Special Use Permit.

5.       Total number of staff (in addition to the applicant and their family) on site at one time shall be limited to 10.  

  1. Camp sessions shall be limited to a maximum of four, each one week long, overnight sessions per year.
  2. The maximum number of children per session shall be limited to 45 (forty five).
  3. The maximum number of bus or van trips (round trips) to and from the camp, each session shall be six (6).   Bus or van trips shall be the primary means of transportation for the children.
  4. Outdoor amplified sounds or bull horns shall be prohibited.
  5. Compliance with VDOT requirements for the entrance shall be verified prior to the clearance for the commencement of the special use permit.


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Please be advised that the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors will review this petition and receive public comment at their meeting on May 3, 2006. The meeting will begin at 9:00 a.m. in Room 241 of the County Office Building at 401 McIntire Road.


If you should have any questions or comments regarding the above noted action, please do not hesitate to contact me at (434) 296-5832.






Amy R. Arnold


Planning Division