Inter-Departmental Correspondence

Department of Public Works



May 5, 2004


June 8, 2004



Honorable Board of Supervisors


Neil R. Cullen, Director of Public Works


Annexation of Property to the Emerald Lake Heights Sewer Maintenance District - Lands of Ferguson - Redwood City Area



Acting as the governing Board of the Emerald Lake Heights Sewer Maintenance District, adopt a resolution setting a time and place for a public hearing to consider the proposed annexation of the Lands of Ferguson to the Emerald Lake Heights Sewer Maintenance District (District).


Previous Board Action

Entered into an agreement (Agreement) with the City of Redwood City which allows the District to provide sewer service to properties within the corporate limits of Redwood City that are adjacent to District-owned and operated facilities.


Key Facts


The Agreement requires properties within the City that are proposed to be served by the District to be annexed to the District.



The Agreement also requires the City to approve annexations into the District. The City of Redwood City has consented to the proposed annexation.



A public hearing to consider an annexation to the District is required pursuant to Section 4860 et seq. of the Health and Safety Code.



Roger C. Ferguson and Naheed R. Ferguson, current owners of the property within Redwood City at 3 Summit Way and identified by Assessor's Parcel Number 068-262-170, have requested that their property be annexed to the District for the purpose of receiving sewer service.


We have determined that the property can be served through the facilities of the District and the City of Redwood City has agreed to provide the necessary sewer treatment capacity for the property, as the property is located within the City's corporate limits.

We are recommending that a public hearing be set for your regular meeting of July 6, 2004, at 9:15 a.m., and we will post the required notices if your Board adopts the proposed resolution.


Vision Alignment

We believe our recommendation is consistent with the Shared Vision Commitment to "ensure basic health and safety for all" and to be a "responsive, effective and collaborative government;" and Goal Number 7, "maintain and enhance the public safety for all residents and visitors," as proceeding with the annexation can result in providing effective sanitary sewer service to a parcel in a suburban area, that would otherwise use an "on site" method to handle wastewater which could have an impact on neighboring residents.


Fiscal Impact

The property owner has paid or will pay all required fees for the parcel as follows:



Annexation Processing Fee:




District Connection Fees:




The State Board of Equalization's Recording and Mapping Fee:




Sewer Inspection Permit Fee:




Redwood City's Wastewater Capacity Fee:




Redwood City's Sewer Facilities Fee:



The property owner will be subject to the annual sewer service charge levied by the District (currently $304 per year).


There is no impact on the General Fund.


A form of resolution has been approved by County Counsel.