Board of Supervisors Meeting Date:

Patrick T. Sullivan, II, Evelyn B. Sullivan & Mark A. Foldenauer, Owners/Applicants


January 13, 2005

Staff Lead:



Holly Meade, Senior Planner

Community Development


Magisterial District:








Sullivan/Foldenauer Subdivision: Preliminary Plat PPLT05-LE-014


Topic Description:


The applicants are seeking Preliminary Plat approval to divide approximately 50.0 acres into two (2) single-family residential lots of ±7.5 and ±42.50 acres (residue).  These two (2) divisions will exhaust all subdivision potential on the property.  The residue parcel shall be dedicated as non-common open space.  Each property will be served by individual wells and drainfields.  A copy of the Preliminary Plat is attached.


Section 9-7 of the Subdivision Ordinance requires that "…all preliminary plats approved by the Planning Commission shall be referred to the Board of Supervisors at its next regularly scheduled meeting…If the Board takes no action on the preliminary plat referral, the preliminary plat shall be deemed approved in accordance with the actions of the Planning Commission."


Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors:


No action is necessary, unless a majority of the Board wishes to consider this preliminary subdivision application.  On December 8, 2004, the Planning Commission voted to approve the Sullivan/Foldenaur Preliminary Plat, subject to the conditions noted below:


1.      The Final Plat shall be in general conformance with the Preliminary Plat entitled “Preliminary Plan Division of the Land of Patrick T. Sullivan, II, Evelyn B. Sullivan & Mark A. Foldenauer” dated July 6, 2004, signed by Kenneth A. Marceron December 23, 2004, except as modified by these conditions.  This approval is for a maximum of two (2) residential lots.



  1. All driveway culverts shall be a minimum of 15 inches diameter and pass no less than a 10-year storm.


  1. When submitting the Final Construction Plans, a complete landscape plan shall be provided with full detail of planting type, size and location pursuant to Article 7-603.2 of the Zoning Ordinance.


4.  The County recommends that no below grade basements be constructed on soils with high water table due to wetness unless the foundation drainage system of the structure is designed by a licensed professional engineer to assure a dry basement and preclude wet yards and recirculation of pumped or collected water.  Where possible, all exterior foundation drainage systems shall be designed to gravity daylight without assistance from mechanical means.  All discharged water (mechanical or gravity) must be conveyed to an adequate channel.  Drainage easements, where necessary, shall be placed on the final plat.  A note shall be placed on the final plat stating that “Basements are not recommended in mapping units 12A, 15B, 17B, 17C, and 48B.  Basements in these mapping units are subject to flooding due to high seasonal water tables.  Sump systems may run continuously, leading to possible premature pump failure.”




The property is on the west side of State Route 615 (Silver Hill Road), north of its intersection with Route 651 (Sumerduck Road).




1.      Preliminary Plat