Department of Public Works
February 26, 2009
BOARD MEETING DATE:
March 17, 2009
Honorable Board of Supervisors
James C. Porter, Director of Public Works
MidCoast Drainage Improvement Project: Cedar Street from George Street to Montara Creek in the Montara Area
(Project No. M0209, F-149 )
Adopt a resolution adopting plans and specifications, including conformance with prevailing wage scale requirements and calling for sealed proposals on Tuesday, April 7, 2009, at 2:30 p.m., for the MidCoast Drainage Improvement Project: Cedar Street from George Street to Montara Creek - in the Montara 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 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 San Mateo County Planning Commission has approved a Coastal Development Permit (CDP) and found that the Negative Declaration is complete, correct and adequate and prepared in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act and applicable State and County guidelines.
We are now recommending that your Board authorize calling for bids for the proposed work.
The Resolution has been approved as to form by County Counsel.
The estimated cost of construction is $315,000 and is proposed to be financed with Mitigation Fees.
Funds have been appropriated in the Road Fund to finance this work.
There is no impact to the General Fund.