2015 Uncodified Acts

2015 Virginia Uncodified Acts
11/20/2019

CHAPTER 377

An Act to authorize the Virginia Marine Resources Commission to convey a permanent easement and rights-of-way across the Rappahannock River, including a portion of the Baylor Survey, to Virginia Electric and Power Company (Dominion Virginia Power), for the purpose of installing, constructing, maintaining, repairing, and operating an overhead electric transmission line.

[S 1030]

Approved March 19, 2015

 

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. § 1. The Virginia Marine Resources Commission is hereby authorized to grant and convey to Virginia Electric and Power Company, its successors and assigns, upon such terms and conditions as the Commission, with the approval of the Governor and the Attorney General, shall deem proper, a permanent easement and right-of-way of 80 feet of width, a right-of-way of 200 feet of width section at the navigational channel, and a temporary right-of-way of a reasonable width as needed for the purpose of installing, constructing, maintaining, repairing, and operating an overhead electric transmission line across the Rappahannock River, including a portion of the Baylor Survey, the center line of such easement being described as follows:

Beginning at a point on the mean low water mark on the south side of the Rappahannock River and east of the Robert O. Norris Bridge, State Route 3, said point also being on the southerly line of the Commonwealth of Virginia and being N 14°48'58" W, a distance of 13.51' from the northwesterly property corner of a parcel of land owned by David B. Wallace and Heidi M. Ott as recorded in Deed Book 282, page 699 in the Clerk's Office of the Circuit Court of Middlesex County, Virginia, said point having a coordinate value of North 3,753,495.48, East 12,081,488.92 based on the Virginia State Plane Coordinate System, South Zone, NAD 1983(2011), thence continuing in the waters of the Rappahannock River, N 40°00'45" E, a distance of 316.22' to a point having a coordinate value of North 3,753.737.68, East 12,081,692.23, thence N 36°59'28" E, a distance of 9889.26' ending at a point on the mean low water mark on the north side of the Rappahannock River and east of the Robert O. Norris Bridge, State Route 3, said point also being on the northerly line of the Commonwealth of Virginia and being S 77°21'59" E, a distance of 53.10' from the southwesterly property corner of a parcel of land owned by Highbank Association Incorporated as recorded in instrument number LR20080000163 in the Clerk's Office of the Circuit Court of Lancaster County, Virginia, and also being on the northerly line of the Commonwealth of Virginia, having a coordinate value of North 3,761,636.52, East 12,087,642.51 and containing 18.95 acres more or less.

§ 2. The portion of the property described in § 1 that lies within the Baylor Survey shall not be considered part of the natural oyster beds, rocks, and shoals in the waters of the Commonwealth and is described as follows:

Area within Public Ground No. 1 Middlesex County

Beginning at a point on the southerly line of the Baylor Survey Grounds of Public Ground No. 1 in the waters of the Rappahannock River, located in Middlesex County, Virginia (119.001.0300). Said point also being along the centerline of a proposed 80' Virginia Electric and Power Company right-of-way, having a coordinate value of North 3,754,367.78, East 12,082,166.90, based on the Virginia State Plane Coordinate System, South Zone, NAD1983(2011) and being the point of beginning: thence, from said point of beginning along the southerly line of the Baylor Survey Grounds of Public Ground No. 1, N 75°00'02" W, a distance of 43.14' to a point having a coordinate value of North 3,754,378.94, East 12,082,125.23, thence leaving the aforesaid southerly line, N 36°59'28" E, a distance of 2257.07' to a point on the northerly line of the Baylor Survey Grounds of Public Ground No. 1 having a coordinate value of North 3,756,181.73, East 12,083,483.29, thence along the aforesaid northerly line, S 73°58'25" E, a distance of 42.84' to a point, said point being along the centerline of a proposed 80' Virginia Electric and Power Company right-of-way, having a coordinate value of North 3,756,169.90, East 12,083,524.46, thence S 73°58'25" E, a distance of 42.84' to a point having a coordinate value of North 3,756,158.08, East 12,083,565.63, thence leaving the aforesaid northerly line, S 36°59'28" W, a distance of 2255.41' to a point, said point being on the southerly line of the aforesaid Public Ground No. 1 having a coordinate value of North 3,754,356.61, East 12,082,208.57, thence along the aforesaid southerly line, N 75°00'02" W, a distance of 43.14' to the point of beginning, containing 4.14 acres.

Area within Public Ground No.1 Lancaster County

Beginning at a point on the northerly line of the Baylor Survey Grounds of Public Ground No. 1 in the waters of the Rappahannock River, located in Lancaster County, Virginia (103.001.0300). Said point also being along the centerline of a proposed 80' Virginia Electric and Power Company right-of-way, having a coordinate value of North 3,761,010.52, East 12,087,170.94 based on the Virginia State Plane Coordinate System, South Zone, NAD1983(2011) and being the point of beginning: thence, from said point of beginning along the northerly line of the Baylor Survey Grounds of Public Ground No. 1, S 36°47'27" E, a distance of 41.66' to a point, having a coordinate value of North 3,760,977.16, East 12,087,195.89, thence leaving the aforesaid northerly line, S 36°59'28" W, a distance of 2235.02' to a point on the southerly line of the Baylor Survey Grounds of Public Ground No. 1, having a coordinate value of North 3,759,191.98, East 12,085,851.10, thence along the aforesaid southerly line, N 55°16'47" W, a distance of 40.03' to a point, said point being along the centerline of a proposed 80' Virginia Electric and Power Company right-of-way, having a coordinate value of North 3,759,214.78, East 12,085,818.19, thence N 55°16'47" W, a distance of 40.03' to a point having a coordinate value of North 3,759,237.58, East 12,085,785.29, thence leaving the aforesaid southerly line N 36°59'28" E, a distance of 2261.46' to a point, said point being on the northerly line of the aforesaid Public Ground No. 1 having a coordinate value of North 3,761,043.88, East 12,087,145.99, thence along the aforesaid northerly line S 36°47'27" E, a distance of 41.66' to the point of beginning, containing 4.13 acres.

§ 3. The instruments granting and conveying the easement and rights-of-way from the Commonwealth to Virginia Electric and Power Company shall be in a form approved by the Attorney General. The legal descriptions above may be modified to correct any errors discovered during the process of finalizing these instruments. The appropriate officials of the Commonwealth are hereby authorized to prepare, execute, and deliver such deed and other documents as may be necessary to accomplish the conveyance.

2. That an emergency exists and this act is in force from its passage.