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File #: 21-0187    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 1/28/2021 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 2/23/2021 Final action: 2/23/2021
Title: Supervisor Parlin recommending the Board: 1) Find that a public benefit is derived from supporting the Coloma Lotus Fire Hydrant Initiative project development; and 2) Approve and authorize the Chief Administrative Officer to sign a funding Agreement, consistent with the County’s standard form and upon the approval of County Counsel, with the South Fork Arts and Recreation - 501(c)3 nonprofit (sponsor for Coloma Lotus Fire Hydrant Initiative) authorizing payment of the $5,000 community funding contribution in support of this effort. FUNDING: Community Funding.
Attachments: 1. A - Community Funding Request - Coloma Lotus Fire Hydrant Initiative, 2. Executed 5518 FE Agreement
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Supervisor Parlin recommending the Board:
1) Find that a public benefit is derived from supporting the Coloma Lotus Fire Hydrant Initiative project development; and
2) Approve and authorize the Chief Administrative Officer to sign a funding Agreement, consistent with the County’s standard form and upon the approval of County Counsel, with the South Fork Arts and Recreation - 501(c)3 nonprofit (sponsor for Coloma Lotus Fire Hydrant Initiative) authorizing payment of the $5,000 community funding contribution in support of this effort.

FUNDING: Community Funding.
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
The Coloma Lotus Fire Hydrant Initiative will provide enhanced fire suppression capability for the Coloma / Lotus valley. This area includes >1200 residents and currently has no fire hydrants. This initiative has the support of EDC Fire, Cal Fire, EDC Fire Safe Council and the Coloma Lotus Advisory Council.

Funds will be applied to costs of developing supporting documentation for grant applications, including:
• Acquiring and recording easements required for the installation and maintenance of tank/hydrant sites.
- Acquisition, surveying, easement documentation, county recording costs
• Engineering services required to complete the tank/hydrant design for EDC Fire Station #74 and Clark Mountain Rd. sites (2 highest priority installations)
- Soil analysis, hydraulic engineering, mechanical design review

The Problem
The Lotus valley is a rural residential area of grassland and oak trees spanning about 40 sq. miles in the foothills of El Dorado County. This area is home to more than 500 households with property improvements worth <$200M. Most neighborhoods are accessed through a single, two lane road. There are no fire hydrants in this entire area, including the local Fire House (EDC Fire #74).

The Solution
Install a system of hydrants at strategic locations in the valley.
• 6 key locations have been identified
- Sites chosen based on population, traffic a...

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