At the July 27, 2005 meeting
of the Transportation Committee, a Scott District resident,
Mrs. Katherine Weeden, spoke regarding a request to resolve
some confusion with the official naming of a state
maintained County roadway. Mrs. Weeden stated that the
section of Blantyre Road (VA Route 628) at Route 55 is very
confusing to delivery trucks as well as emergency vehicles.
The County Code, Chapter 5,
Article I – Buildings, Section 5-8 states that street name
changes for public streets (those maintained by the Virginia
Department of Transportation) may only be initiated by the
Board of Supervisors where it is necessary for the general
health, safety, or welfare of County residents. The Code
does not necessitate the need for a public hearing in the
case of a Board initiated change.
The Board of Supervisors met
at their regular meeting on April 13, 2006 and reviewed the
request. Mr. Downey directed staff to notify residents in
the immediately affected area of this proposed action in
order to seek citizen feedback, and then moved to postpone a
decision on the matter for up to sixty (60) days. Mr.
Graham seconded and, following discussion, the vote for the
motion was unanimous.
Staff contacted all owners
along the affected roadways, receiving favorable responses
from all, with the exception of Grace Episcopal Church. A
second letter was sent to Grace Episcopal Church, with no
response having yet been received. Copies of responses
received are attached.