Important note: the following recommendation was approved by the Board of Supervisors on Nov. 15, 2016:
To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Marlene Finley, Parks Director
Subject: Measure A: Agreement between the County of San Mateo and the San Mateo County Resource Conservation District for Contract Services for the Old Haul Road Sediment Reduction Project, Phase 1
Measure A: Adopt a resolution authorizing an agreement between the County of San Mateo and the San Mateo County Resource Conservation District for advertisement, award, and administration of contracts for the Old Haul Road Sediment Reduction Project, Phase I, in Pescadero Creek County Park, for a term of November 15, 2016 to December 31, 2017 or to completion date of Phase I, whichever comes first, in an amount not to exceed $130,000.
The San Mateo County Resource Conservation District (RCD) is a non-regulatory, public agency that works in partnership with landowners/managers and provides technical assistance toward land management goals that lead to restoration and protection of local watersheds.
In July 2015, San Mateo County Parks and the RCD signed a Stewardship Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for coordinating and completing projects within the Pescadero Creek County Park Complex. One of the projects identified is the Old Haul Road Sediment Reduction Project (Project). Old Haul Road is a legacy logging road used now for recreation and emergency response, access to privately owned timber property, and fire protection access in the Park. The Dark Gulch crossing on this road is actively failing. The Project will occur over several phases. The Department has allocated $130,000 for Phase 1 of the Project using Measure A funds that were designated to the Project through the County’s Measure A funding review process.
During Phase I, RCD will work with County Parks, County Department of Public Works, consultants and regulatory agencies to address critical issues and position the project towards implementation. Through this proposed Agreement, County Parks will pay the consultant costs for topographic and geotechnical surveys and analyses, and feasibility analyses. RCD will provide contract advertisement, award and administration services for Phase I.
County Counsel has reviewed and approved the resolution and agreement as to form.
The agreement contributes to the Shared Vision 2025 for Collaborative Community through the coordinated sharing of funds and resources between agencies for the protection of an important watershed in the Pescadero community.
There is no impact to the General Fund. Measure A funding was allocated to the Old Haul Road Sediment Reduction Project in the amount of $257,000. Phase I of the Project will use up to $130,000 of those funds.
Important note: this is a copy of the official report -- item 42 on the Board's agenda.