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File #: 13-0728    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 6/11/2013 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 6/25/2013 Final action: 6/25/2013
Title: Agriculture Department recommending the Chair be authorized to sign Agreement No. 707 with the Sierra Nevada Conservancy compensating El Dorado County in the amount of $266,500 for the term July 1, 2014 through March 1, 2017 for the provision of services for weed surveys, mapping, inspection, treatment and abatement of noxious/invasive weeds in El Dorado and Alpine counties. FUNDING: Sierra Nevada Conservancy.
Attachments: 1. 13-0728 A Blue Route Sheet 6-25-13.pdf, 2. 13-0728 B Grant Agreement 6-25-13.pdf, 3. 13-0728 C Application 6-25-13.pdf, 4. Executed Agreement 6-25-13 item 20.pdf
Title
Agriculture Department recommending the Chair be authorized to sign Agreement No. 707 with the Sierra Nevada Conservancy compensating El Dorado County in the amount of $266,500 for the term July 1, 2014 through March 1, 2017 for the provision of services for weed surveys, mapping, inspection, treatment and abatement of noxious/invasive weeds in El Dorado and Alpine counties.

FUNDING: Sierra Nevada Conservancy.
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BUDGET SUMMARY:
Total Estimated Cost $ 266,500.00

Funding
Project Management Staff $ 45,000.00
Seasonal Weed Techs $ 180,000.00
Mileage $ 13,000.00
Supplies $ 4,272.73
Overhead Costs $ 24,227.27
Total Funding Available $ 266,500.00
Change To Net County Cost $ 0

Fiscal Impact/Change to Net County Cost
This Agreement provides funding of up to $266,500, over three fiscal years: FY 14/15 Funding $77,750, FY 15/16 $83,750, FY 16/17 $80,773 and administrative cost of $24,227. The funds will be used for permanent staff oversight, mileage, supplies and additional extra-help Seasonal Agricultural Technicians for the weed crew.

Background
The Agriculture Department currently manages all regulatory invasive weed work in El Dorado and Alpine counties pursuant to the authority of the California Food and Agricultural Code. Funding for the work has been confirmed through Sierra Nevada Conservancy, generating this contract. This agreement encompasses control/abatement projects which are important components of the Work Plans of the El Dorado County Weed Management Group, the Lake Tahoe Basin Weed Management Group and the Alpine County/Upper Carson River Watershed Weed Management Group. This funding will allow for the continuation of the department's current weed eradication efforts without interruption well into the future.

In 2000, State law authorized the formation of Weed Management Areas (WMA) to begin eradication efforts which documented...

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