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File #: 12-1090    Version:
Type: Agenda Item Status: Adopted
File created: 8/21/2012 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 10/16/2012 Final action: 10/16/2012
Title: Department of Transportation recommending the Board adopt a Resolution 151-2012 authorizing the County to contribute up to $1,200,000 in Highway Users Tax funds to the City of Placerville for the Western Placerville Interchange Phase 1A project. (4/5 vote required)
Attachments: 1. Fully executed Resolution 151-2012.pdf, 2. 6A - Resolution 10-16-12, 3. 6B - Contract Routing Sheet - Resolution 10-16-12, 4. 6C - Western Placerville Interchange Draft funding agreement 10-16-12.pdf, 5. 3A - Req. for Cont. K. Kerr 9-18-12.pdf, 6. 3B - Letter from C. Morris 12-1090.pdf, 7. 3C - Revised Letter - att'd 9/25/12, 8. Loan to Placerville BOS Ltr 8-27-12 from Joe Harn.pdf, 9. Email from Kim Kerr attached 8-28-12.pdf, 10. 2A - Letter from the City of Placerville
Title
Department of Transportation recommending the Board adopt a Resolution 151-2012 authorizing the County to contribute up to $1,200,000 in Highway Users Tax funds to the City of Placerville for the Western Placerville Interchange Phase 1A project. (4/5 vote required)
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FISCAL/NET COUNTY COST IMPACT
There is no net County cost to the General Fund. The County will grant $1,200,000 of Highway Users Tax funds from the Road Fund. Appropriations are included in the Road Funds approved FY 12/13 budget.

BACKGROUND
The City of Placerville (City) submitted a Corridor Mobility Improvement Account (CMIA) application to the California Transportation Commission (CTC) for $6,000,000 to construct the westbound on-ramp for the future Ray Lawyer Interchange also known as Western Placerville Interchange Phase 1A project (Project) in May 2012. CTC awarded the City the CMIA funds with the requirement that the City award the contract for the construction no later than November 2012. The City received four bids on this project. The lowest bidder, Teichert, was below the engineer’s estimate but has requested relief from their bid. The City is reviewing its options.

The City of Placerville has requested that the County assist in funding this project as the City has received $6,000,000 CMIA funding. However, the project costs are projected to exceed the $6,000,000 they received in funding. The City is the project owner and will be responsible for construction management and submitting all reimbursement claims to the State for reimbursement.

This project will benefit the County of El Dorado residents by: improving the access to Highway 50 from Ray Lawyer Drive; making improvements at Placerville Drive; providing access to a new courthouse; and relieving traffic at Placerville Drive and Fair Lane. Also, the El Dorado County Transportation Commission, City of Placerville, and the County staff believe it is necessary for the City to deliver this project in a timely mann...

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