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File #: 17-0772    Version:
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 7/12/2017 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 10/10/2017 Final action: 10/10/2017
Title: Community Development Services, Department of Transportation, recommending the Board authorize the Director of Transportation, or designee, to administer and/or sign any administrative documents that do not fiscally encumber the County, including documents required by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection or other California State agencies, related to all phases of the County’s Tree Mortality Hazard Tree Removal Plan. FUNDING: California Disaster Assistance Act Funds (75% - State) and General Fund (25% - Local).
Attachments: 1. 2A - Bid Summary 9-19-17, 2. 2B - PW 17-31173 BOS award ltr_FE 9-19-17, 3. Executed Contract PW 17-31173 for Timber Mortality Project Phase 2 - Camino and Grizzly Flats, 4. A - Approved CRS 08-15-17, 5. B - Contract Documents 08-15-17
Related files: 17-0042, 17-0402
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Community Development Services, Department of Transportation, recommending the Board authorize the Director of Transportation, or designee, to administer and/or sign any administrative documents that do not fiscally encumber the County, including documents required by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection or other California State agencies, related to all phases of the County’s Tree Mortality Hazard Tree Removal Plan.

FUNDING: California Disaster Assistance Act Funds (75% - State) and General Fund (25% - Local).
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DEPARTMENT RECOMMENDATION
Community Development Services, Department of Transportation (Transportation), is recommending the Board authorize the Director of Transportation, or designee, to administer and/or sign any administrative documents, including documents required by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) or other California State agencies, related to all phases of the County’s Tree Mortality Hazard Tree Removal Plan.

DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
Data collected by state and federal agencies demonstrates that drought conditions and bark beetle infestation have killed over 102 million trees throughout California, and that tens of millions more are likely to die over the next five to six years.

On October 30, 2015, Governor Jerry Brown proclaimed a State of Emergency due to unprecedented tree mortality caused by conditions of extreme drought and drought-related bark beetle infestations. The Governor's Emergency Proclamation contains 18 distinct actions that direct state agencies, utilities, and local governments to remove dead or dying trees in high hazard areas across the entire state.

On March 28, 2016 (Item 1), the Board adopted Resolution 053-2016 declaring a State of Emergency in El Dorado County due to pervasive tree mortality, and on May 17, 2016 (Item 46), the Board approved the County’s Tree Mortality Hazard Tree Removal Plan.

On May 9, 2017 (Item 27), the Board authorized the Ch...

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