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File #: 20-0420    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 3/12/2020 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 6/23/2020 Final action: 6/23/2020
Title: Chief Administrative Office, Parks Division recommending the Board of Supervisors conceptually approve the use of $126,818 for consultant services for a site assessment, public outreach, and a feasibility study for the Chili Bar site. FUNDING: SMUD Agreement Funds
Attachments: 1. A - Helix Chili Bar Revised Scope of Work, 2. B - Helix Chili Bar Original Scope of Work, 3. Public Comment BOS Rcvd 6-23-20
Related files: 20-0405, 19-1215, 20-0859, 21-1199
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Chief Administrative Office, Parks Division recommending the Board of Supervisors conceptually approve the use of $126,818 for consultant services for a site assessment, public outreach, and a feasibility study for the Chili Bar site.

FUNDING: SMUD Agreement Funds
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
Chili Bar is a rafting/kayaking put-in downstream of the Highway 193 Bridge over the South Fork of the American River. The site is approximately 16 acres and is owned by El Dorado County. The lower area of the property, located adjacent to the river, is operated for rafting activities by the American River Conservancy under the terms of a conservation easement. The upper level includes parking, structures, and the site of a previously-existing mobile home park. Chili Bar is a heavily-used access point for the South Fork of the American River.

The El Dorado County Parks and Trails Master Plan identifies the Chili Bar site as a Tier One Priority and identifies the need for the County to gather additional public input and finalize a plan for this site.

In 2009, the County entered into a contract with Foothill Associates, now Helix Environmental Planning, to prepare a Master Plan for the Chili Bar Park property to examine options for the development of the site. The 2009 Master Plan was preliminary only and was never adopted by the County.

On September 19, 2019, staff brought an agenda item, 19-1422, to gather input from the Parks and Recreation Commission (PRC) regarding a draft scope of work provided by Helix Environmental Planning that would include a three-phase process for the Chili Bar site and would include an updated plan, public outreach, and financial feasibility study. The original proposed scope of work was approximately $50,000. Item 19-1422 was continued to the meeting of October 17, 2019.

At the regularly scheduled PRC meeting on October 17, 2019, staff, PRC Commissioners, and members of the public conducted a site visit at Chili Bar to provide Co...

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