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File #: 19-1383    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 9/9/2019 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 10/22/2019 Final action: 10/22/2019
Title: HEARING - Department of Transportation recommending the Board consider the following regarding the formation of the Shingle Springs Underground Utility District: 1) Conduct a public hearing to consider adoption of Resolution 172-2019 to form the Shingle Springs 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.) FUNDING: Rule 20A Tariff Program Funds.
Attachments: 1. A - Resolution Routing Sheet, 2. B - Resolution, 3. Executed Resolution 172-2019
Related files: 18-0568
Title
HEARING - Department of Transportation recommending the Board consider the following regarding the formation of the Shingle Springs Underground Utility District:
1) Conduct a public hearing to consider adoption of Resolution 172-2019 to form the Shingle Springs 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.)

FUNDING: Rule 20A Tariff Program Funds.
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
Overhead utility poles and guy wires can be considered roadside hazards; an Underground Utility District (UUD) can help eliminate these risks. Due to the considerable community input and the benefit to this area, the Department of Transportation (Transportation) staff recommends the Board consider this UUD to further improve the aesthetics of the Shingle Springs community 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.

On May 8, 2018, Item 52, Legistar 18-0568, the Board directed Transportation staff to begin preliminary work and public outreach necessary to establish this UUD. Currently, a number of overhead utility lines exist adjacent to South Shingle Road, Ponderosa Road, North Shingle Road, Wild Chaparral Drive, and Sunset Lane within the UUD area. These utility owners include PG&E, AT&T and Comcast. These utility lines will ...

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