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File #: 13-0611    Version: 2
Type: Agenda Item Status: Department Matters
File created: 5/20/2013 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 6/25/2013 Final action: 6/25/2013
Title: Community Development Agency, Transportation Division and the Chief Administrative Office Facilities Division, seeking Board direction regarding the City of Placerville’s request for modifications of the Western Placerville Interchange west bound on-ramp. (Est. Time: 15 Min.)
Attachments: 1. Exhibit A.pdf
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Community Development Agency, Transportation Division and the Chief Administrative Office Facilities Division, seeking Board direction regarding the City of Placerville’s request for modifications of the Western Placerville Interchange west bound on-ramp. (Est. Time: 15 Min.)
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Fiscal Impact/Change to Net County Cost
The funding agreement between the City and the County for the Western Placerville Interchange Phase 1A Project for the County to contribute up to $1,200,000 in Highway Users Tax funds (“Road Fund”) was approved by the Board on October 16, 2012. According to the City, the project cost savings in eliminating a section of the retaining wall is approximately $347,000 and would be a reduction in the amount of Road Fund the County would be required to contribute under the funding agreement. It is not clear whether the $347,000 project cost savings includes any added incidental costs to cut a deeper slope and fence relocation, such as project design cost, grading cost, and other construction-related costs. We have requested and are waiting for the City to provide in writing a more comprehensive, detailed estimate of costs and savings for the proposed project modification.

The County will incur certain General Fund costs associated with the project modification. The County estimates the current value of the land take at $30,000. Conveyance of the buffer space could also potentially lower the market value of the property if County were to sell it in the future. Potential future increase in utility maintenance and replacement costs could approximate $75,000 due to confined working space in addition to having to request Caltrans’ permission to access or encroach beyond its fence line if County requires wider clearance to maintain or repair the lines.

As an alternate to the County’s future replacement or realignment of these utilities, the City has proposed relocating the utilities now for approximately $70,000 (including $4,000 for County...

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