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File #: 19-231    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Report Status: Consent Agenda
File created: 3/19/2019 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 4/17/2019 Final action:
Title: Acquisition of Conservation Easements (ACE) Ranking Order for FY18-19 Applicant Class
Attachments: 1. Att.A - Ranking Order of ACE Applicants from FY18-19, 2. Att.B - ACE Scorecard FY18-19
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AGENDA DATE: 4/17/2019

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Acquisition of Conservation Easements (ACE) Ranking Order for FY18-19 Applicant Class
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SUBJECT/PROPOSAL/REQUEST: Request approval of final ranking order and appraisal of top three properties from FY18-19 ACE applicant pool

ITEM TYPE: Consent Action Item

STAFF CONTACT(S): Richardson, Walker, Kamptner, Herrick, Gast-Bray, Maliszewski, Goodall

PRESENTER (S): N/A

LEGAL REVIEW: Yes

REVIEWED BY: Jeffrey B. Richardson

BACKGROUND: Pursuant to sections A.1-110(G) and A.1-110(H) of the ACE Ordinance, the Board of Supervisors reviews the list of parcels ranked by the ACE Committee and identifies parcels on which it desires to acquire conservation easements. Each conservation easement identified by the Board for purchase is appraised by an independent appraiser chosen by the County.

On October 31, 2018, six new applicants enrolled in the FY18-19 applicant class. Staff recently evaluated each of the properties from this applicant pool according to the ACE Ordinance ranking evaluation criteria. These objective criteria include: open space resources; threat of conversion to developed use; natural, scenic and cultural resources; and County fund leveraging from outside sources. Based on the results of the evaluation, staff has determined the eligibility of the properties and has ranked them in order (see Attachments A and B). These results were presented to the ACE Committee, which unanimously approved the proposed ranking at its March 11, 2019 meeting.

STRATEGIC PLAN: Natural Resources Stewardship: Thoughtfully protect and manage Albemarle County's ecosystems and natural resources in both the rural and development areas to safeguard the quality of life of current and future generations.

Rural Areas Character: Preserve the character of rural life with thriving farms and forests, traditional crossroad communities, and protected scenic areas, historic sites, and biodiversity.

DISCUSSION: Of the six properties...

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