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File #: 16-0345    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 3/29/2016 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 8/16/2016 Final action: 8/16/2016
Title: Surveyor's Office recommending the Board adopt and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution of Vacation 133-2016 for Abandonment of Easement 16-007 to abandon a public utility easement on Lot 266 of "Fairchild Village Unit No. 4”, recorded at Book H of Subdivisions at Page 23, identified as Assessor's Parcel Number 125-722-06. FUNDING: N/A
Attachments: 1. A - Resolution 8-16-16, 2. B - Vicinity Map 8-16-16, 3. Executed Recorded Resolution 133-2016 8-16-16
Title
Surveyor's Office recommending the Board adopt and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution of Vacation 133-2016 for Abandonment of Easement 16-007 to abandon a public utility easement on Lot 266 of "Fairchild Village Unit No. 4”, recorded at Book H of Subdivisions at Page 23, identified as Assessor's Parcel Number 125-722-06.

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DEPARTMENT RECOMMENDATION
Surveyor's Office recommending the Board adopt a Resolution of Vacation for Abandonment of Easement 16-007 to abandon a public utility easement on Lot 266 of "Fairchild Village Unit No. 4", recorded at Book H of Subdivisions at Page 23, identified as Assessor's Parcel Number (APN) 125-722-06, requested by the owner, Christopher Meyer.

DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
A request has been submitted by Christopher Meyer, owner of APN 125-722-06, requesting that the County vacate a public utility easement located on the subject property. Said easement is more particularly described in Exhibit A, and depicted on Exhibit B of the attached Resolution.

The public utility easement, as shown on Lot 266 of "Fairchild Village Unit No. 4", recorded at Book H of Subdivisions at Page 23 was offered to the County of El Dorado by Southfork Partnership, a General Partnership, on May 7, 1990 and May 30, 1990. The easement was accepted by the County of El Dorado on June 12, 1990 and the Subdivision Map recorded on June 22, 1990.

These types of public utility easements are required by the public utility companies on subdivisions in El Dorado County. These required offers of easement are not generally based on an established need, but are a standard requirement in case there is a current or future need for them. When a member of the public requests an abandonment of easement, the concerned utilities review exhibits of the proposed abandonment to determine if they ever have used the easement area for their infrastructure or if a future need actually exists.

ALTERNATIVES
An alternative would be to not adopt a Re...

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