In early June,

Charlottesville Tomorrow

provided exclusive coverage of the

Albemarle County Planning Commission’s

discussion of

groundwater issues related to the Glen Oaks subdivision

proposed near Glenmore. That evening, the Planning Commission was told that neither they nor county staff has the authority to reject a subdivision on the basis of data from the County’s new groundwater assessments.

As a result, at their June 27, 2006 meeting (podcast below), the Planning Commission asked staff to present additional information on the intent and the utility of the Groundwater Protection Ordinance.   Mark Graham, the County’s Director of Community Development, and Larry Davis, County Attorney, presented information on both the scientific and legal background of the ordinance approved in December 2004.

Listen to podcast:

Download 20060627-groundwater.mp3

The following  were among the important points made in the discussion:

Brian Wheeler


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