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File #: 20-426    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Report Status: Public Hearing
File created: 7/28/2020 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 10/7/2020 Final action:
Title: Public Hearing to Consider Appalachian Power's Request for Easements across the Yancey School Community Center property
Attachments: 1. Att.A - Appalachian Power's Request for Easement TMP 128A2-00-00-01800, 2. Att.B - Appalachian Power's Request for Easement TMP 128A2-00-00-02200, 3. Att.C - Aerial Map detailing Proposed Easements and Current and Replacement Transmission Lines, 4. Att.D - AEP presentation
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AGENDA DATE: 10/7/2020

Public Hearing to Consider Appalachian Power's Request for Easements across the Yancey School Community Center property

SUBJECT/PROPOSAL/REQUEST: Conduct a public hearing to receive comments on Appalachian Power's request for easements on County property known as Yancey School Community Center (TMPs 128A2-00-00-01800 and 128A2-00-00-02200)

ITEM TYPE: Regular Action Item

STAFF CONTACT(S): Richardson, Henry, Kamptner, Herrick, Stewart, Freitas

PRESENTER (S): Michael Freitas


REVIEWED BY: Jeffrey B. Richardson

BACKGROUND: Appalachian Power (APCO or AEP) has requested easements (Attachments A and B) on County owned property, parcels 128A2-00-00-01800 and 128A2-00-00-02200, commonly referred to as the Yancey School Community Center. Appalachian Power is planning to upgrade the local power grid by rebuilding approximately six (6) miles of transmission line and upgrading one of its substations located in Albemarle County. Appalachian Power is seeking to supplement existing easements to meet updated standards for the safe construction, operation, and maintenance of the new transmission line. The supplemental easements would update the existing "blanket" easements by defining a specific right-of way width (Attachment C). Appalachian Power is offering a payment of $1,500.00 for each of the two easements.

Virginia Code ? 15.2 - 1800 (B) requires a public hearing for this proposed disposal of County Property.

STRATEGIC PLAN: Mission: To enhance the well-being and quality of life for all citizens through the provision of the highest level of public service consistent with the prudent use of public funds.

DISCUSSION: These two parcels, totaling 11.57 acres, are the site of the Yancey School Community Center and associated waste-water treatment facility. The proposed easements follow the general course of an existing overhead transmission line and would not further impact the use of the...

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