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File #: 15-0193    Version:
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 2/4/2015 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 11/17/2015 Final action: 11/17/2015
Title: Community Development Agency, Development Services Division, recommending the Board consider an amendment to the Lakehills and Southpointe Community Wildfire Protection Plan. Staff recommending the Board consider the following: 1) Agree to Amendment A of the Lakehills and Southpointe Community Wildfire Protection Plan (August 31, 2015); and 2) Authorize the Chair to sign said Amendment A to the referenced Community Wildfire Protection Plan. FUNDING: N/A
Attachments: 1. 2A - Amendment A-Lakehills&Southpointe CWPP BOS 11-17-15, 2. Executed Amendment A 11-17-15, 3. A - Georgetown Fire Protection District Community Wildlife Protection Plan-2014 2-24-15 (Large File Size), 4. B - Lakehills_Southpointe Community Wildfire Protection Plan-2014 2-24-15 (Large File Size), 5. C - Approved EDC Wildfire Protection Plan 2-24-15 (Large File Size), 6. Executed signature pages 2-24-15 item 21.pdf
Related files: 17-0148
Title
Community Development Agency, Development Services Division, recommending the Board consider an amendment to the Lakehills and Southpointe Community Wildfire Protection Plan. Staff recommending the Board consider the following:
1) Agree to Amendment A of the Lakehills and Southpointe Community Wildfire Protection Plan (August 31, 2015); and
2) Authorize the Chair to sign said Amendment A to the referenced Community Wildfire Protection Plan.

FUNDING: N/A
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DEPARTMENT RECOMMENDATION
Community Development Agency (CDA), Development Services Division (DSD), recommends the Board agree to Amendment A of the Lakehills and Southpointe Community Wildfire Protection Plan dated August 31, 2015.

DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
Community Wildfire Protection Plans (CWPP) are described in the Federal Healthy Forest Restoration Act of 2003. The plans are intended to be developed collaboratively by wildland fire organizations, land managers, and policy making officials representing local, state and federal agencies. The plans are intended to serve as a roadmap for pre-fire management plans to reduce potential wildfire losses.

The added benefit from a CWPP is to receive priority for Federal and State funding and potentially support financial assistance for implementation of the plans.

The Lakehills Estates and Southpointe CWPP was prepared in 2014. The amendment is for the inclusion of nine large lots east of Southpointe that are accessed through and contiguous to Southpointe. These lots were not included in the original CWPP, but are a logical addition to the CWPP due to their location and common fuel type. The amendment also includes recommendations for fuel treatment to provide added fire protection to the communities of Southpointe and Lakehills Estates.

The Healthy Forest Restoration Act states that a CWPP should be "agreed to" by the local government. The CDA DSD serves as the primary point of contact for CWPP coordination.

The CDA DSD has reviewed the a...

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