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File #: 16-0576    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 5/19/2016 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 6/28/2016 Final action: 6/28/2016
Title: Community Development Agency, Transportation Division, recommending the Board approve and authorize the Chair to sign the First Amendment to Agreement 415-S1511 with North State Resources, Inc., increasing compensation by $17,861 for a new not-to-exceed amount of $80,549, to provide extended cultural studies for the Oak Hill Road at Squaw Hollow Creek - Bridge Replacement Project, CIP 77134, PW 15-54148. FUNDING: Highway Bridge Program. (Federal Funds)
Attachments: 1. A- Approved CRS Amend 1 6-28-16, 2. B - Amendment 6-28-16, 3. C - Approved CRS Agreement 6-28-16, 4. D - FE Agreement 6-28-16, 5. Executed Amendment to 415-S1511 (6-28-16)
Related files: 18-0206
Title
Community Development Agency, Transportation Division, recommending the Board approve and authorize the Chair to sign the First Amendment to Agreement 415-S1511 with North State Resources, Inc., increasing compensation by $17,861 for a new not-to-exceed amount of $80,549, to provide extended cultural studies for the Oak Hill Road at Squaw Hollow Creek - Bridge Replacement Project, CIP 77134, PW 15-54148.

FUNDING: Highway Bridge Program. (Federal Funds)
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DEPARTMENT RECOMMENDATION
Community Development Agency, Transportation Division (Transportation), recommending the Board approve and authorize the Chair to sign the First Amendment (Amendment) to Agreement 415-S1511 (Agreement) with North State Resources, Inc. (NSR), increasing compensation by $17,861.60 for a new not-to-exceed amount of $80,549.35, to provide extended cultural studies for the Oak Hill Road at Squaw Hollow Creek - Bridge Replacement Project (Project), CIP 77134, PW 15-54148.

DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
On April 10, 2015, the Purchasing Agent approved and signed the Agreement with NSR to provide environmental services for the Project with a not-to-exceed amount of $62,687.

The proposed Amendment is necessary because of the potential cultural sensitivity of the Project’s Area of Potential Effects (APE), the presence of a known cultural site in and adjacent to the APE, and the heightened interest of members of the Native American community in the Project area. Additional cultural investigations and documentation are necessary to evaluate impacts on cultural resources, particularly tribal cultural resources, and to comply with the California Department of Transportation's environmental guidelines and consultation requirements under the National Historic Preservation Act and California Environmental Quality Act. These investigations will include additional research, communications with Native American tribes, and additional testing in the Area of Direct Impacts.

ALTERNATIVES
1) The Bo...

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