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File #: 18-0457    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 3/14/2018 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 5/8/2018 Final action: 5/8/2018
Title: HEARING - Community Development Services, Department of Transportation, recommending the Board consider the following regarding the formation of the Diamond Springs and El Dorado Underground Utility District: 1) Conduct a public hearing to consider adoption of Resolution 081-2018 to form the Diamond Springs and El Dorado Underground Utility District; 2) Direct the Director of Transportation, or designee, to sign all Pacific Gas & Electric Company application documents necessary to initiate work under the Rule 20A Program upon the identification of a specific overhead to underground conversion project within the Underground Utility District; and 3) Direct the Director of Transportation, or designee, to sign all related notices to Pacific Bell Telephone Company dba AT&T California upon identification of a specific overhead to underground conversion project within the Underground Utility District. (Est. Time: 30 Min.)
Attachments: 1. A - Resolution Routing Sheet, 2. B - Resolution, 3. Executed Resolution 081-2018, 4. Public Comment Rcvd 5-8-18 BOS 5-8-18
Related files: 18-0062
Title
HEARING - Community Development Services, Department of Transportation, recommending the Board consider the following regarding the formation of the Diamond Springs and El Dorado Underground Utility District:
1) Conduct a public hearing to consider adoption of Resolution 081-2018 to form the Diamond Springs and El Dorado Underground Utility District;
2) Direct the Director of Transportation, or designee, to sign all Pacific Gas & Electric Company application documents necessary to initiate work under the Rule 20A Program upon the identification of a specific overhead to underground conversion project within the Underground Utility District; and
3) Direct the Director of Transportation, or designee, to sign all related notices to Pacific Bell Telephone Company dba AT&T California upon identification of a specific overhead to underground conversion project within the Underground Utility District. (Est. Time: 30 Min.)
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DEPARTMENT RECOMMENDATION
Community Development Services, Department of Transportation (Transportation), recommending the Board conduct a public hearing to consider adoption of a Resolution to form the Diamond Springs and El Dorado Underground Utility District (UUD).

Overhead utility poles and guy wires can be considered roadside hazards; a UUD can help eliminate these risks. Due to the considerable community input and the benefit to this historic area, Transportation staff recommend the Board consider this UUD to further improve the aesthetics and safety of the Diamond Springs and El Dorado communities by eliminating the existing heavy concentration of utility poles and overhead lines along primary transportation routes. In accordance with Section 12.36.020 of the El Dorado County Ordinance, a UUD can be established by public hearing of the Board.

DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
On January 9, 2018 (Item 43), the Board directed Transportation staff to begin preliminary work and public outreach necessary to establish this UUD. Currently, a num...

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