COUNTY OF SAN MATEO

Inter-Departmental Correspondence

Department of Public Works

 

DATE:

April 25, 2008

BOARD MEETING DATE:

May 6, 2008

SPECIAL NOTICE/HEARING:

None

VOTE REQUIRED:

4/5ths vote

 

TO:

Honorable Board of Supervisors

FROM:

James C. Porter, Director of Public Works

SUBJECT:

APPROPRIATION TRANSFER REQUEST FOR THE DEMOLITION OF THE COYOTE POINT MARINA HARBORMASTER’S OFFICE AND THE McGARVEY GULCH SALMON MIGRATION PROJECT

 

RECOMMENDATION:

Approve an Appropriation Transfer Request (ATR) recognizing unanticipated revenue of $41,240 in the Capital Projects Fund and making a corresponding appropriation in the Fixed Assets account in order to complete the demolition of the Coyote Point Marina Harbormaster's Office and the McGarvey Gulch Salmon Migration Project.

 

VISION ALIGNMENT:

Commitment: Preserve and provide people access for our natural environment.

Goal 14: Important natural resources are preserved and enhanced through environmental stewardship.

 

The demolition of the Harbormaster’s Office is needed to remove a building that was condemned and presents a hazard.

 

The McGarvey Gulch Salmon Migration Project will improve the streambed characteristics for Salmon migration and repair failing park access infrastructure.

 

BACKGROUND:

In September 2007, the Board adopted the final County Budget for Fiscal Year 2007-08. The demolition of the Coyote Point Marina Harbormaster’s Office and the McGarvey Gulch Salmon Migration Project were two of the capital projects that were approved as part of that budget.

 

DISCUSSION:

This ATR is needed to transfer funds in order to complete these two projects. Initial funding was included in the adopted Fiscal Year 2007-08 budget as follows:

 
 

Demolition of Harbormaster’s Office

$80,000

 
 

McGarvey Gulch Salmon Migration

$132,230

 
 

The additional funding being transferred in this ATR is needed because the original budgets were based on preliminary estimates before the projects were fully evaluated. Approval of the ATR will provide the additional funds necessary to complete the projects based on current estimates.

 

The demolition of the Harbormaster’s Office at the Coyote Point Marina is necessary because the building has been condemned for a number of years and represents a safety hazard. After the building is torn down, its footprint will be paved over with asphalt. The additional funding included in this ATR will provide for the removal of the concrete walkways surrounding the building, removal of some adjacent structures, and the installation of barricades to prevent parking at the site.

 

The McGarvey Gulch Salmon Migration project will improve fish passage for steelheads by replacing the original 36-inch culvert pipe with a 6.5 foot by 9.75-foot arch culvert. The project crosses McGarvey Gulch, which is a tributary to San Francisquito Creek in Huddart County Park. The additional appropriation will also provide for monitoring to ensure that this improvement provides adequate room for the fish migration.

 

FISCAL IMPACT:

Funding for these projects will come from the Parks Acquisition Fund. There is no impact on the General Fund.