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File #: 20-390    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Water Protection Ordinance Status: Work Session
File created: 6/24/2020 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 7/15/2020 Final action:
Title: Work Session on Improving Stream Health in Development Areas
Attachments: 1. Att.A - Summary Report on Approved Stream Health Proposals, 2. Att.B - Original List of Stream Health Proposals with Notations and Updates
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AGENDA DATE: 7/15/2020

Work Session on Improving Stream Health in Development Areas

SUBJECT/PROPOSAL/REQUEST: Discuss Water Protection Ordinance (WPO) proposals to improve stream health in the County's Development Areas prior to public hearing on proposed amendments.

ITEM TYPE: Regular Action Item

STAFF CONTACT(S): Richardson, Walker, Kamptner, Herrick, Filardo, McCulley, Pohl

PRESENTER (S): Frank Pohl


REVIEWED BY: Jeffrey B. Richardson

BACKGROUND: During 2017, staff conducted a public review of the County's stream buffer regulations, culminating in a work session with the Board on December 6, 2017. Based on Board direction during the work session, staff initially developed thirteen proposals designed to improve stream health in the Development Areas consistent with the County's Growth Management Policy. The proposals are not intended to limit or hinder development in the County's Development Areas.

From October through December of 2018, staff conducted a public engagement process to receive feedback and public comment on the proposed strategies. The proposals that arose from this input were subsequently shared with the Board.

During a work session on January 9, 2019, the Board directed staff to work on nine of the initial thirteen proposals to improve stream health in the County's Development Areas. At a joint work session with the Board and Planning Commission on July 9, 2019, more detailed proposals and staff recommendations were presented and discussed. Staff was directed to develop final versions of seven of the proposals, and to make recommendations to the Board. At a Board work session on November 6, 2019, specific recommendations were presented and the Board provided further direction. Staff is now returning for an additional work session before scheduling a public hearing.

STRATEGIC PLAN: Natural Resources Stewardship: Thoughtfully protect and manage Albemarle County's ecosystems and natura...

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