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File #: 18-1151    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 7/17/2018 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 8/21/2018 Final action: 8/21/2018
Title: Community Development Services, Department of Transportation and Planning and Building Department, recommending the Board: 1) Find that the proposed property acquisition of APN 109-230-12, 51.12 acre property containing rare plant species, in Cameron Park is categorically exempt from review pursuant to California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guideline Section 15313 (Acquisition of Lands for Wildlife Conservation Purposes); 2) Direct and authorize staff to determine that the contingencies are satisfied and authorize the close of escrow to occur no earlier than 35 days after the filing of the CEQA Notice of Exemption; 3) Authorize the Director of Transportation, or designee, to execute the escrow instructions and any other related escrow documents pertaining to the transaction, including payment of title and escrow fees, which are estimated to be $998; and 4) Authorize the Director of Transportation, or designee, to extend the date of closure of escrow upon mutual agreement of both...
Attachments: 1. A - Contingency Removal Form, 2. Executed Contingency Removal Form
Related files: 18-0941
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Community Development Services, Department of Transportation and Planning and Building Department, recommending the Board:
1) Find that the proposed property acquisition of APN 109-230-12, 51.12 acre property containing rare plant species, in Cameron Park is categorically exempt from review pursuant to California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guideline Section 15313 (Acquisition of Lands for Wildlife Conservation Purposes);
2) Direct and authorize staff to determine that the contingencies are satisfied and authorize the close of escrow to occur no earlier than 35 days after the filing of the CEQA Notice of Exemption;
3) Authorize the Director of Transportation, or designee, to execute the escrow instructions and any other related escrow documents pertaining to the transaction, including payment of title and escrow fees, which are estimated to be $998; and
4) Authorize the Director of Transportation, or designee, to extend the date of closure of escrow upon mutual agreement of both parties, if necessary.

FUNDING: Ecological Preserve Special Revenue Fund. (No Federal Funds)
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DEPARTMENT RECOMMENDATION
Community Development Services, Department of Transportation and Planning and Building Department, recommending the Board consider satisfied the Inspection and Studies contingency of the Purchase and Sale Agreement for Scariot/DeWolf parcel, Assessor's Parcel Number 109-230-12, in Cameron Park for rare plant habitat conservation.

DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
On July 17, 2018 (Item 19), the Board approved the purchase of a 51.12 acre parcel (Property) in Cameron Park from the Scariot Family Limited Partnership/DeWolf Family Investment Limited Partnership. The Property is located within the designated Recovery Area for the Pine Hill Preserve, which was established in 2001 to protect eight rare plant species and their gabbro soils habitat in western El Dorado County. The Property contains six of the eight Pine Hill Endemic rare plant species. This acquisit...

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