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File #: 20-0859    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 6/24/2020 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 7/21/2020 Final action: 7/21/2020
Title: Chief Administrative Office, Parks Division, recommending the Board: 1) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign Agreement for Services 4325 with Helix Environmental Planning, Inc. for a two (2) year term beginning upon final execution of the contract, with a total not-to-exceed amount of $126,818, for the purpose of a site assessment, public outreach, and feasibility study of the Chili Bar site; 2) Authorize the Purchasing Agent, or designee, to execute further documents relating to Agreement for Services 4325, including amendments which do not increase the maximum dollar amount or term of the Agreement, contingent upon approval by County Counsel and Risk Management; and 3) Direct that the related budget changes be incorporated in the FY 2020-21 Final Budget. FUNDING: SMUD Agreement.
Attachments: 1. A - Chili Bar Helix Agmt 4325, 2. B - Blue Route, 3. Executed Agreement 4325
Related files: 20-0255, 19-1422, 20-0420
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Chief Administrative Office, Parks Division, recommending the Board:
1) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign Agreement for Services 4325 with Helix Environmental Planning, Inc. for a two (2) year term beginning upon final execution of the contract, with a total not-to-exceed amount of $126,818, for the purpose of a site assessment, public outreach, and feasibility study of the Chili Bar site;
2) Authorize the Purchasing Agent, or designee, to execute further documents relating to Agreement for Services 4325, including amendments which do not increase the maximum dollar amount or term of the Agreement, contingent upon approval by County Counsel and Risk Management; and
3) Direct that the related budget changes be incorporated in the FY 2020-21 Final Budget.

FUNDING: SMUD Agreement.
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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. The PRC, with input from members of the public, recommended the project as a priority that needed to move forward as soon as possible.

The proposed Chili Bar Feasibility study will provide information on existing infrastructure, recommendations on the use of the property based on public input, and the cost to implement. It will also provide an economic analysis of the potential revenue from the s...

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