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File #: 20-0507    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 4/2/2020 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 6/30/2020 Final action: 6/30/2020
Title: Planning and Building Department recommending the Board approve and authorize the Chair to sign the Third Amendment to Agreement 236-S1710 with Ascent Environmental, Inc., extending the term of the contract by an additional six months, with a revised expiration of April 5, 2023, amending Article XII, Independent Contractor/Liability, and increasing the compensation amount by $400,000 for a total not-to-exceed amount of $800,000. FUNDING: Applicant Funded.
Attachments: 1. A - CRS - 447, 2. B - Amendment - 447, 3. C - Original Contract & Amendments - 447, 4. Executed Agreement for Services #236-S1710
Related files: 19-1355, 17-0213
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Planning and Building Department recommending the Board approve and authorize the Chair to sign the Third Amendment to Agreement 236-S1710 with Ascent Environmental, Inc., extending the term of the contract by an additional six months, with a revised expiration of April 5, 2023, amending Article XII, Independent Contractor/Liability, and increasing the compensation amount by $400,000 for a total not-to-exceed amount of $800,000.

FUNDING: Applicant Funded.
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
The California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and County CEQA Resolution 61-87 allow the County to hire consultants, funded by the applicant, to prepare complex and comprehensive CEQA documents such as Environmental Impact Reports (EIRs).

Pursuant to Agreement for Services #236-S1710, Ascent Environmental Inc. (Ascent) has been in contract with the County to assist the Planning and Building Department in providing on-call planning and environmental services for specific plan projects since October 6, 2016. Services provided by Ascent are fully-funded by the respective Project applicants.

This Third Amendment extends the term of the contract by an additional six months, with a revised expiration of April 5, 2023, amends Article XII, Independent Contractor/Liability, and increases the compensation amount by $400,000 for a total not-to-exceed amount of $800,000. The amendment to Article XII, Independent Contractor/Liability, is necessary to address recent Assembly Bill No. 5 legislation. Assembly Bill No. 5 (2019-2020 Reg Session) changed the definition of “independent contractor” for purposes of the Labor Code and the Unemployment Insurance Code by adding Section 2750.3 to the Labor Code.

Ascent is currently assisting the Planning and Building Department in processing several major development applications, including Central El Dorado Hills Specific Plan, Village of Marble Valley Specific Plan, Lime Rock Valley Specific Plan, and Montano De El Dorado Phase 1 and ...

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