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File #: 09-1438    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 11/18/2009 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 12/15/2009 Final action: 12/15/2009
Title: Transportation Department recommending Chairman be authorized to sign Easement Acquisition Agreement For Public Purposes and Certificate of Acceptance for the related Deed from Stephen S. Kramer and Kaye S. Kramer, Trustees of the Stephen S. Kramer and Kaye S. Kramer Trust Agreement Dated March 23, 1998 for APN 069-340-04; and authorize the Director of Transportation or his designee to execute the escrow instructions and any other related escrow documents pertaining to the transaction, including the payment of title and escrow fees for the Green Valley Road at Tennessee Creek - Bridge Replacement Project No. 77109. FUNDING: Highway Bridge Program, Highway Safety Improvement Program Grants and the 2004 GP Traffic Impact Mitigation Fee program.
Attachments: 1. A-vicinitymap, 2. B-BlueRoute, 3. C-EasementAcquisitionAgreement, 4. D-DeedandCertificateofAcceptance
Title
Transportation Department recommending Chairman be authorized to sign Easement Acquisition Agreement For Public Purposes and Certificate of Acceptance for the related Deed from Stephen S. Kramer and Kaye S. Kramer, Trustees of the Stephen S. Kramer and Kaye S. Kramer Trust Agreement Dated March 23, 1998 for APN 069-340-04; and authorize the Director of Transportation or his designee to execute the escrow instructions and any other related escrow documents pertaining to the transaction, including the payment of title and escrow fees for the Green Valley Road at Tennessee Creek - Bridge Replacement Project No. 77109.
 
FUNDING: Highway Bridge Program, Highway Safety Improvement Program Grants and the 2004 GP Traffic Impact Mitigation Fee program.
 
Body
BUDGET SUMMARY:
 
 
Total Estimated Cost
 
$1,850
 
 
 
     Funding
 
 
          Budgeted
$1,850
 
          New Funding
$
 
          Savings
$
 
          Other
$
 
     Total Funding Available
$1,850
 
Change To Net County Cost
 
$0
      
Fiscal Impact/Change to Net County Cost:  
Acquisition costs are $650, with title and escrow fees of $1,200, for a total estimated cost of $1,850.  The Green Valley Road at Tennessee Creek - Bridge Replacement Project #77109 is funded with Highway Bridge Program (HBP), Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) Grants and the 2004 GP Traffic Impact Mitigation Fee program (TIM) and sufficient funds are in the project budget for the subject acquisition.  There is no net cost to the County General Fund associated with this agenda item.
 
Background:
The Department of Transportation (DOT) has been working to advance this grant funded project for the improvement, signalization, and channelization of the 3-way intersection of Green Valley Road and North Shingle Road and replacing the two-lane, reinforced concrete girder bridge with a three-lane, pre-stressed slab bridge.  Green Valley Road will be realigned to improve site distance and a continuous left turn median will extend from the North Shingle Road Intersection past Peaceful Garden Way and transition into the northbound lane prior to Oakvale Drive.
 
The project is subject to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).  The preparation of a CEQA Mitigated Negative Declaration and NEPA Categorical Exemption has been completed and on December 9, 2008, your Board adopted and approved the project as described in the CEQA and NEPA documents.
 
Reason for Recommendation:
On January 27, 2009, your Board authorized DOT's R/W unit staff to proceed with final negotiations to acquire the land rights from the subject property owners.  Negotiations with Stephen and Kaye Kramer have concluded and a settlement has been reached that is representative of the appraised value of the necessary land rights.
 
Action to be taken following Board approval:
1. Chairman to execute the Easement Acquisition Agreement for Public Purposes and the Certificate of Acceptance for the Public Utility Easement.
2. Board Clerk to return all executed documents to the DOT R/W unit for final processing.
3. Director of Transportation or designee to sign the Escrow Instructions and any related escrow documents pertaining to this transaction.  All executed documents and all funds necessary to close the escrow, to be provided to the title company for final audit and recording.
 
Contact: James W. Ware, P.E.
               Director of Transportation
 
Concurrences: County Counsel