COUNTY OF SAN MATEO
Department of Public Works
January 31, 2008
BOARD MEETING DATE:
February 26, 2008
Honorable Board of Supervisors
James C. Porter, Director of Public Works
Drainage Improvements on Portions of Cypress Avenue,
Adopt a resolution adopting Plans and Specifications, determining wage scales, and calling for sealed proposals for the MidCoast Drainage Improvement Project: Cypress Avenue from Highway 1 to Etheldore Street, Etheldore Street from Sunshine Valley Road to Vermont Avenue, and Sunshine Valley Road from Stetson Street to Etheldore Street – Moss Beach Area.
Commitment: Ensure basic health and safety for all.
Goal 7: Maintain and enhance the public safety of all residents and visitors.
The proposed drainage improvements will help alleviate both street and property flooding which will benefit the public using the roads in these areas as well as adjoining property owners.
PREVIOUS BOARD ACTION
Adopted an ordinance in 1990, which established Mitigation Fees that are paid by property owners at the time a building permit is issued. The Mitigation Fees can be used to construct road or drainage improvements in the subarea of the County where they are collected. The MidCoast area is a Mitigation Fee subarea.
Adopted a resolution authorizing the Director of Public Works to utilize Mitigation Fees to finance the preparation of any necessary studies, environmental documents, regulatory and Coastal Development permits, and the construction of said improvements if the design of said improvements are approved by your Board.
The Department, over the past few years, has evaluated and discussed with the MidCoast Community Council (MCC), various options to construct storm drain and road improvements in the subareas of the MidCoast as provided for in the MidCoast Community Plan.
The MCC approved of constructing storm drain conveyance facilities in the two areas as described in this report, without requiring the associated road improvements as described in the Community Plan; and also supported drainage improvements being financed with Mitigation Fees that have been collected in the MidCoast area.
Plans and specifications for the work have now been prepared.
The project qualifies for a Categorical Exemption pursuant to Section15301 of the Guidelines for Implementation of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), and a Notice of Exemption has been filed with the County Clerk Recorder as provided by the County guidelines.
We are now recommending that your Board authorize calling for bids for the proposed work.
The estimated cost of construction is $227,000 and is proposed to be financed with Mitigation Fees.
Funds have been appropriated to the Road Fund to finance this work.
There is no impact to the General Fund.
Resolution has been approved as to form by County Counsel.