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Rural Lands Committee (RLC) held its fifth steering committee meeting . . .

Date: December 30, 2005
Contact: Tammy Rosario, JCC Planning

Phone: (757) 253-6685


The Rural Lands Committee (RLC) held its fifth steering committee meeting on Wednesday, December 14, 2005. At the meeting, the RLC discussed common themes and the direction of the rural residential development options presented thus far. The committee was also presented information on utilities in rural residential developments and began planning its second public workshop.


The RLC discussed which of the development options presented at the November 30 meeting would encourage development that is consistent with the community's vision and the County's Comprehensive Plan. Afterward, to get a better understanding of some environmental impacts of these various development options, Earthworks Consulting Engineers presented information on the cost and feasibility of well and septic systems within the rural lands. To close out the meeting, the RLC examined various strategies for the public workshop and approved the conceptual workshop agenda and format.


The RLC will host its second public workshop on Thursday, January 12, 2006, from 6:30 to 9:30 at Toano Middle School. The RLC will present information on the broader spectrum of residential development options possible in the rural areas of James City County in hopes of obtaining feedback from the community at-large. The committee hopes all citizens will consider attending. The next committee meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, January 25, 2006, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the James City County Library on Croaker Road; interested citizens are encouraged to attend. Citizens can also follow the progress of the committee and offer comments through the Rural Lands link on the County's website at


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