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File #: 21-0628    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 4/9/2021 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 4/20/2021 Final action: 4/20/2021
Title: Chief Administrative Office, Facilities Division, recommending the Board consider the following: 1) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign the Purchase and Sales Agreement and Joint Escrow Instructions 5653 with the buyers, City of Placerville of Assessor's Parcel 002-151-03-100 (525 Main Street, Placerville) for $25,000 (4/5 vote); and 2) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign the Purchase and Sales Agreement and Joint Escrow Instructions 5342 with the buyers, El Dorado Gold 1848, of Assessor's Parcel 002-151-02-100 (515 Main Street, Placerville) for $100,000; and 3) Authorize the Facilities Manager to sign any subsequent escrow and related documents. FUNDING: NA
Attachments: 1. A - 515 Main Street - PSA, 2. B - Draft 525 Main Street - PSA, 3. C - Original PSA El Dorado Gold 515 & 525 Main Street, 4. D - City of Placerville Proposal, 5. E - El Dorado Gold 1848 Proposal, 6. Proof of Publication, 7. Public Comment BOS Rcvd 04-19-2021, 8. Public Comment BOS Rcvd 04-20-2021, 9. Executed Agreement 5342, 10. Executed Agreement 5653
Related files: 21-0466, 20-1268, 20-0524, 20-0544, 21-0380, 21-0330, 18-0707, 20-0743, 20-0806, 21-0082, 21-0143
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Chief Administrative Office, Facilities Division, recommending the Board consider the following:
1) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign the Purchase and Sales Agreement and Joint Escrow Instructions 5653 with the buyers, City of Placerville of Assessor's Parcel 002-151-03-100 (525 Main Street, Placerville) for $25,000 (4/5 vote); and
2) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign the Purchase and Sales Agreement and Joint Escrow Instructions 5342 with the buyers, El Dorado Gold 1848, of Assessor's Parcel 002-151-02-100 (515 Main Street, Placerville) for $100,000; and
3) Authorize the Facilities Manager to sign any subsequent escrow and related documents.

FUNDING: NA
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
In December 2017, the County relocated the District Attorney out of the buildings at 515 and 525 Main Street. The buildings were too small for the District Attorney's operations and deemed to be at end of life. During this time frame, representatives from the El Dorado Arts Council presented their preferred concepts relative to the use of the 515 and 525 Main Street and their overall vision for what is referred to as 'A Cultural Master Plan for El Dorado County'. These discussions included the idea that the County may retain ownership and allow the Arts Council to utilize the space.

In July, 2018, staff met with representatives from the Historical Society to explore options related to restoration grants. The Historical Society requested that the County hold off on disposition of the buildings until December 31, 2018 to allow them to pursue grant opportunities. In January, 2019, the Historical Society requested a 4 month extension as they had not been successful in finding grant opportunities. In July, 2019, staff again met with representatives from the Historical Society and the Mineral and Gem Society to receive a presentation requesting that the County retain ownership of the buildings but allow these organizations to turn the buildings into a Museum and...

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