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File #: 12-1031    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 8/8/2012 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 8/14/2012 Final action: 8/14/2012
Title: Supervisor Sweeney and the Department of Transportation recommending the Board execute a Certificate of Acceptance for the easement granted by the United States Forest Service (USFS) on the Rubicon Trail. (Est. Time 30 Min.)
Attachments: 1. A-Rubicon Easement Resolution.pdf, 2. B-Rubicon Easement.pdf, 3. C-Rubicon Certificate of Acceptance.pdf, 4. D - JRS comments 8-14-12 - 12-1031.pdf, 5. E - Recorded Easement - Rubicon Trail.pdf, 6. Fully executed Resolution 117-2012.pdf
Related files: 19-1494, 20-0612
Title
Supervisor Sweeney and the Department of Transportation recommending the Board execute a Certificate of Acceptance for the easement granted by the United States Forest Service (USFS) on the Rubicon Trail. (Est. Time 30 Min.)

Body
The County Department of Transportation recommends that the Board consider the following actions:
1) Authorize Supervisor Jack Sweeney to execute a Certificate of Acceptance for an easement granted by the United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Eldorado National Forest, for those portions of the Rubicon Trail alignment adopted by the Board of Supervisors on January 26, 2010, from the Wentworth Springs Campground easterly to the El Dorado/Placer County line, which cross federal land. This easement is not intended to supplant, replace, diminish, alter, vacate or abandon whatever rights-of-way may exist under Revised Statutes section 2477.
2) Find that the acceptance of the easement offered by the Forest Service will not have a significant effect on the environment because the easement will memorialize a pre-existing legal right of way. The longstanding historical use of the Rubicon Trail and the County’s ongoing maintenance activities will not change. Furthermore, the grant of easement is exempt under California Code of Regulations, Title 14, sections 15301 (road maintenance), and sections 15307 and 15308 (compliance with a Water Board order).
3) Authorize the Department of Transportation to continue to take the steps necessary to acquire easements for the Rubicon Trail alignment adopted by the Board of Supervisors on January 26, 2010, from the Wentworth Springs Campground easterly to the El Dorado/Placer County line, from the private owners of the underlying land, including ordering and paying for title and appraisal reports for the appropriate properties, including APN's: 010-100-01 (Rubicon Trail Partners) and 010-180-07 (Rubicon Soda Springs).

FUNDING: There are no direct costs associated with the accep...

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