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File #: 19-1513    Version:
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 10/4/2019 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 12/17/2019 Final action: 12/17/2019
Title: Environmental Management Department recommending the Board adopt and authorize the Chair to sign approve the Final Passage (Second Reading) of Ordinance 5115 amending in its entirety Chapter 8.39, Well Standards, Ordinance No. 4110, of the El Dorado County Ordinance Code pertaining to Well Construction and Water Supply Standards. (Cont. 12/10/19, Item 42) FUNDING: General Fund / Environmental Health Permit fees (no change to current cost or revenue).
Attachments: 1. A - Approved Contract Routing Sheet, 2. B - Well Construction and Water Supply Standards Ordinance Summary, Chapter 8.39, 3. C - Well Construction and Water Supply Standards Ordinance, Chapter 8.39, 4. Executed Ordinance 5115
Related files: 15-0396
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Environmental Management Department recommending the Board adopt and authorize the Chair to sign approve the Final Passage (Second Reading) of Ordinance 5115 amending in its entirety Chapter 8.39, Well Standards, Ordinance No. 4110, of the El Dorado County Ordinance Code pertaining to Well Construction and Water Supply Standards. (Cont. 12/10/19, Item 42)

FUNDING: General Fund / Environmental Health Permit fees (no change to current cost or revenue).
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
On December 10, 2019 (Item 42), the Board continued this matter to December 17, 2019 for Final Passage (Second Reading).

Environmental Management Department (Environmental Management), is recommending the Board amend Title 8, Public Health & Safety, Chapter 8.39, Well Standards within the County (Ordinance 4110), in its entirety in order to comply with the El Dorado County General Plan Objective 5.2.3, the County Land Development Code Chapters 110.16 and 110.64, and any other applicable County ordinance codes. Consistent with Board Policy A-3, Ordinances - New or Amended, the Board provided conceptual approval on April 28, 2015 (File No. 15-0396, Item No. 24) to amend Chapter 8.39 of the County Ordinance Code.

On April 10, 1990, the Board first adopted the Well Ordinance (Ordinance 4110), which was modeled after the State’s model document and became effective on May 10, 1990, in order to protect the health, safety, and general welfare of the people of the County by ensuring that the groundwater of the County will not be polluted or contaminated. Ordinance 4110 set the minimum requirements for construction, reconstruction, repair, and destruction of water wells, cathodic protection of wells, and monitoring wells.

Since the time that the Well Ordinance was first adopted, several changes to regulations and land use policy have occurred, most notably the passage of the voter approved County General Plan in 2005. The County’s General Plan Objective 5.2.3 requires well water q...

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