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File #: 10-0807    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 7/16/2010 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 7/27/2010 Final action: 7/27/2010
Title: Agriculture, Weights and Measures Department recommending the Board authorize the Chair to sign Amendment I to Agreement for Services 039-S1011 with Thomas Amesbury, an individual, dba Forester's Co-Op modifying the Scope of Services and increasing the maximum compensation amount by $78,000 to an amount not-to-exceed $168,000 for the term of July 9, 2009 through June 30, 2011, for continued specialty weed abatement, control and eradication work. FUNDING: 100% California Department of Food and Agriculture.
Attachments: 1. 10-0807 ATTACH A BLUE ROUTE.pdf, 2. 10-0807 ATTACH B AMENDMENT 039-S1011.pdf, 3. 10-0807 ATTACH C EXHIBIT AMEND.pdf, 4. 10-0807 ATTACH D ORIGINAL 039-S1011 AGREEMENT .pdf
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Agriculture, Weights and Measures Department recommending the Board authorize the Chair to sign Amendment I to Agreement for Services 039-S1011 with Thomas Amesbury, an individual, dba Forester's Co-Op modifying the Scope of Services and increasing the maximum compensation amount by $78,000 to an amount not-to-exceed $168,000 for the term of July 9, 2009 through June 30, 2011, for continued specialty weed abatement, control and eradication work.

FUNDING: 100% California Department of Food and Agriculture.

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BUDGET SUMMARY:
Contract History Orig Agmnt (24 Month Term) $ 90,000
Amendment I (no term change) $78,000
Total Amended Contract $ 168,000
Change To Net County Cost $ -0-

Fiscal Impact/Change to Net County Cost: Appropriations of $69,000 are included in FY 10/11 Budget with funding provided by the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), with an additional $9,000 applied for in new, additional funding from CDFA.

Background: The Department of Agriculture, Weights & Measures has been proactively involved in intensive invasive weed survey and eradication projects as state monies have become available. This contract includes the continuation of three control projects in El Dorado County and one project in Alpine County. The additional phases of the projects will enable the department to effectively continue eradication efforts of Yellow Starthistle along the Highway 50 corridor. This portion of the project is designed to stop Yellow Starthistle from migrating into the environmentally sensitive Sierra Nevada Mountains.

The second project is designed to treat and survey Spotted Knapweed in the Cleveland Fire area. This project portion is a continuation of our previous efforts to eradicate this invasive weed population before it produces a monoculture consisting of hundreds of acres.

The third project will continue a comprehensive weed management plan for protecting the sensitive Lake Tahoe Basin environment through surv...

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