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PLN-USE-2017-003 Hickory Solar Farm APPLICANT: New Energy Ventures, Inc. AGENCY: North Ridge Resources, LLC PROPOSAL: A conditional use permit to allow a solar energy facility on a 154.40 acre parcel. ZONE: A-1, Agricultural District LOCATION: On Ballentine Road, approximately 5000 feet east from the intersection of Ballentine Road and Battlefield Blvd. TAX MAP SECTION/PARCEL: 0970000000660 BOROUGH: Butts Road (Continued from the June 20, September 19, December 19, 2017 and January 23, 2018 City Council meetings)
The applicant/owner shall construct a City Standard Commercial Entrance, CG-11A to access the site prior to issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy. The entrance shall be constructed at the intersection of Battlefield Boulevard South and Ballentine Road and shall be depicted on the final site construction plan which is subject to review and approval of the Director of Development and Permits, or designee. In addition, a closure and restoration plan shall be a required component of the final site construction plan.
The applicant/owner shall submit a Landscape Plan pursuant to the Chesapeake Zoning Ordinance prior to final construction plan approval. Said plan shall be subject to the review and approval of the City s Landscape Coordinator. Said plan shall consist of the following: a modified Buffer Yard E along the entirety of the property line, consisting of small and medium canopy trees that are at least 6 feet in height, shrubs that are in a minimum
industry standard 3 gallon container at planting, and a solid evergreen buffer along the entirety of the property line adjacent to the residential properties to screen the use. The solid evergreen buffer shall include trees that are at least 8 feet in height at time of planting, and shrubs that are in a minimum industry standard 3 gallon container at time of planting. All plant materials shall be subject to the review and approval of the City s Landscape Coordinator and shall be installed prior to the issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy for the use. The applicant/owner shall also install and maintain a 6 foot security fence around the entire perimeter of the solar farm prior to the issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy for the use.
The applicant/owner agrees that all power lines transferring the power generated from the property to the existing Dominion Virginia Power distribution system on Battlefield Boulevard South, which are both on-site and off-site, shall be placed underground unless the applicant/owner provides written correspondence from Dominion Virginia Power which requires the lines to be placed above ground to the Zoning Administrator.
The applicant/owner agrees that the proposed use shall utilize SMA 2200- EV-US, SMA 2500-EV-US or an alternative solar panel inverter approved by the Navy and in compliance with the Navy s Electromagnetic Interference (EMS) assessment.
7. The approval of this Conditional Use Permit is limited to the applicant only.
The applicant/owner shall provide written notice to the Director of Development and Permits or designee at least 30 days in advance of the cessation or abandonment of this use. Within 180 days of the cessation or abandonment of this use, the applicant/owner shall remove all photovoltaic systems (including but not limited to inverters, modules/solar panels, solar trackers) and all other structural elements related to the photovoltaic system use. The applicant/owner shall also restore the property to its pre-use grade, as approved by the Director of Development and Permits or designee, within the referenced 180 days.
Prior to receiving a certificate of occupancy, an Emergency Management Plan (EMP) will be provided to, and subject to the approval of, the Director of Development and Permits for the solar energy facility. The goal of this EMP is to provide safety guidelines and procedures for potential emergency- related incidents during all phases of the life of the facility (construction, operation, and decommissioning). The EMP shall cover at minimum emergency communications and training, theft and vandalism, inclement weather, high voltage equipment, and fire safety and prevention.
The applicant/owner shall maintain insurance for the duration of the use. The applicant/owner shall provide to the City Attorney a certificate of insurance providing General Liability Insurance which shall include at least the following information: (i) the name of the insurance company, policy number and
expiration date; and (ii) the coverage and limits on coverage and including the amount of deductibles or self-insured retentions with a minimum limit of One Million Dollars ( 1,000,000) per occurrence and Two Million Dollars ( 2,000,000) aggregate, combined single limit, for bodily injury (including death) or property damage and Environmental Impairment insurance with minimum limits of 1,000,000 per occurrence. The certificate of insurance shall be provided to the City Attorney prior to the issuance of a certificate of occupancy.
The applicant/owner agrees that the solar array shall be designed to withstand 120 mph wind speeds, as depicted on the approved final site plan.
The applicant/owner agrees that the proposed solar energy facility shall only use mono-crystalline or poly-crystalline photovoltaic (PV) technology. This stipulation shall be included as a condition on the final site plan.
The applicant has submitted the following stipulations dated January 22, 2018:
13. In light of tax exemptions afforded to solar facilities in Virginia and in an effort to promote and preserve agricultural lands, the applicant/owner agrees to make an annual contribution of fifty thousand dollars ( 50,000.00) to the City of Chesapeake s Open Space and Agricultural Preservation Program or similar program as approved by the Director of Planning or designee. The first contribution shall be paid prior to the issuance of a certificate of occupancy for this use and each annual contribution shall be paid every twelve (12) months thereafter.
The applicant/owner shall submit a Landscape Plan pursuant to the Chesapeake Zoning Ordinance prior to final construction plan approval. Said plan shall be subject to the review and approval of the City s Landscape Coordinator. Said plan shall consist of the following: a modified Buffer Yard E along the entirety of the property line, consisting of small and medium canopy trees that are at least 6 feet in height, shrubs that are in a minimum industry standard 3 gallon container at planting, and a solid evergreen buffer along the entirety of the property line adjacent to the residential properties to screen the use. The solid evergreen buffer shall include trees that are at least 8 feet in height at time of planting, and shrubs that are in a minimum industry standard 3 gallon container at time of planting. All plant materials shall be subject to the review and approval of the City s Landscape Coordinator and shall be installed prior to the issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy for the use. The applicant/owner shall also install and maintain a 6 foot security fence around the entire perimeter of the solar farm prior to the issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy for the use. Said fence shall be between six (6) to ten (10) feet in height. The fence shall not exceed six (6) feet in height unless the applicant/owner receives the approval of a variance
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE A LEASE AGREEMENT WITH REED JACKSON AND CARNA JACKSON FOR APPROXIMATELY 27.37 ACRES OF LAND OWNED BY THE CITY OF CHESAPEAKE LOCATED AT 1653 MOUNT PLEASANT ROAD, CHESAPEAKE, VIRGINIA, TAX MAP PARCEL 0500000000040
PLN-REZ-2017-036 New Mill Creek Conservation APPLICANT: Thomas Tye PROPOSAL: A conventional zoning reclassification of approximately 28.63 acres from M-1, Light Industrial District to C-1, Conservation District to create a tidal wetlands mitigation bank. PROPOSED COMP LAND USE / DENSITY: Conservation EXISTING COMP LAND USE / DENSITY: Suburban Mixed Use with less than 10 dwelling units per acre LOCATION: 174 Sampson Creek Road. TAX MAP SECTION/PARCEL: 0460000001301 BOROUGH: Deep Creek
(2) REQUEST FOR THE ACCEPTANCE OF 4,800 OF VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY GRANT FUNDS, AND THE TRANSFER OF ANY NECESSARY FUNDS FROM THE GRANT CONTINGENCY FUND TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES/DIVISION OF COMMUNITY PROGRAMS-DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER AND CITY CLERK TO EXECUTE A SALES AGREEMENT FOR THE PURCHASE OF CERTAIN PROPERTY CONTAINING APPROXIMATELY 2.4 ACRES, MORE OR LESS, OWNED OR TO BE ACQUIRED BY COASTAL VIRGINIA DEVELOPERS, LLC, LOCATED AT 1912 OLD JOLLIFF ROAD, IDENTIFIED AS A PORTION OF TAX MAP PARCEL NUMBER 0150000001166-DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS/CHESAPEAKE FIRE DEPARTMENT
REQUEST TO REVISE THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN AND AMEND THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT BUDGET TO APPROPRIATE 330,000 FOR THE ACQUISITION OF PROPERTY NECESSARY FOR THE RELOCATION OF DOCK LANDING FIRE STATION 11- DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS/FIRE DEPARTMENT
(1) AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CHESAPEAKE CITY CODE, CHAPTER 14 THEREOF, ENTITLED BUILDING AND BUILDING REGULATIONS, SECTIONS 14-206, 14-276, 14-287, 14-291, AND 14-296 THEREOF; CHAPTER 58, ENTITLED SECONDHAND GOODS, SECTION 58-28 THEREOF; CHAPTER 66, ENTITLED STREETS AND SIDEWALKS, SECTIONS 66-4 AND 66-121.1 THEREOF, CHAPTER 74, ENTITLED TRAFFIC AND VEHICLES, SECTIONS 74-247 AND 74-410 THEREOF, TO AMEND PROVISIONS REFERENCING SIGNS TO COMPLY WITH CONSTITUTIONAL REQUIREMENTS AND TO AMEND OTHER SECTIONS TO UPDATE REFERENCES FOR PURPOSES OF CONSISTENCY (Continued from March 21, June 20, September 19, October 17, and November 14, 2017 City Council meetings)
(2) AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 46 OF THE CHESAPEAKE CITY CODE, ENTITLED OFFENSES AND MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS, SECTION 46-25 THEREOF, TO PROVIDE FOR RECOVERY OF REASONABLE EXPENSES FROM PERSONS CONVICTED OF MISDEMEANOR VIOLATIONS OF VARIOUS PROVISIONS OF STATE LAW RELATING TO FALSE SUMMONING OF EMERGENCY SERVICES AND FALSE BOMB THREATS, AND TO INCREASE THE MAXIMUM
(3) A. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 2 OF THE CHESAPEAKE CITY CODE, ENTITLED ADMINISTRATION, ARTICLE V, ENTITLED BOARDS, COMMITTEES AND COMMISSIONS, REPEALING DIVISION 27, ENTITLED CHESAPEAKE TOURISM ADVISORY BOARD, SECTIONS 2-620.60 THROUGH 2-620.63
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 2 OF THE CHESAPEAKE CITY CODE, ENTITLED ADMINISTRATION, ARTICLE V, ENTITLED BOARDS, COMMITTEES AND COMMISSIONS, DIVISION 5, ENTITLED PARKS AND RECREATION ADVISORY BOARD, SECTIONS 2-396, 2- 397, 2-398 and 2-399 THEREOF, TO CHANGE THE NAME OF THE ADVISORY BOARD TO THE PARKS, RECREATION AND TOURISM ADVISORY BOARD, TO INCREASE THE NUMBER OF VOTING MEMBERS TO 17, TO INCREASE THE NUMBER OF EX OFFICIO, NONVOTING MEMBERS TO 5, AND TO AMEND THE DUTIES OF THE BOARD TO INCLUDE CONSIDERATION OF MATTERS RELATING TO TOURISM
RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE CHESAPEAKE PLANNING COMMISSION TO CONSIDER AND MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS CONCERNING PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO ARTICLE 8 OF THE CHESAPEAKE ZONING ORDINANCE TO REGULATE ACCESS TO AN INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT THROUGH AN EXISTING SINGLE-FAMILY DETACHED RESIDENTIAL SUBDIVISION (Continued from the November 14, 2017 City Council meeting)
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 18 OF THE CHESAPEAKE CITY CODE, ENTITLED BUSINESS LICENSES, SECTION 18-60 THEREOF, TO AMEND THE BASELINE AMOUNT OF ANNUAL GROSS RECEIPTS AND/OR GROSS PURCHASES USED TO CALCULATE RATES OF LICENSE TAXES AND FEES
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING AN ORDINANCE WHICH WAS ADOPTED ON MAY 9, 2017, AND AMENDED ON JUNE 27, 2017, IMPOSING AND LEVYING A TAX WITHIN THE CITY OF CHESAPEAKE, VIRGINIA, ON ALL TAXABLE PROPERTY FOR THE MAINTENANCE AND OPERATION OF THE CITY, FOR THE RETIREMENT OF BONDED DEBT, AND FOR THE PAYING OF INTEREST THEREON FOR THE PERIOD FROM JULY 1, 2017, TO JUNE 30, 2018