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File #: 2020-0819   
Type: Consent Calendar Item Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 8/10/2020 In control: County Administrator
On agenda: 10/20/2020 Final action:
Title: Dry Creek Tribal Development Impact Mitigation Fund
Department or Agency Name(s): County Administrator
Attachments: 1. Summary Report.pdf, 2. Resolution.pdf, 3. MAC Budget Request.pdf
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To: Board of Supervisors

Department or Agency Name(s): County Administrator

Staff Name and Phone Number: Jennifer Mendoza 707-565-2241

Vote Requirement: 4/5th

Supervisorial District(s): Fourth District

 

Title:

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Dry Creek Tribal Development Impact Mitigation Fund

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Recommended Action:

Recommended action

A)                     Authorize the County Administrator to execute a funding agreement in the amount of $100,000 with the Northern Sonoma County Fire Protection District to complete priority vegetation management and fuel reduction.

B)                     Authorize the use of $5,577 of Tribal Development Impact Mitigation Fund set aside for Geyserville Alexander Valley Municipal Advisory Council administrative costs.

C)                     Adopt a budget resolution appropriating $100,000 to the Northern Sonoma County Fire Protection District and $5,577 to the Geyserville Alexander Valley Municipal Advisory Council from the Tribal Development Impact Mitigation Fund Balance, Set-aside for outreach, planning, and projects in the Geyserville area.

(Fourth District)

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Executive Summary:

In July, 2020, the Geyserville Alexander Valley Municipal Advisory Council (MAC) approved a recommendation to support the Northern Sonoma County Fire Protection District (NSCFPD) in obtaining $100,000 to fund the first year of a two-year program needed to complete priority fuel reduction along County roads conducted in cooperation with the Department of Transportation and Public Works and CAL FIRE.

 

With the adoption of the FY 2016-2017 budget, the Board approved a set-aside of $1,086,743 to fund outreach efforts, planning, and infrastructure projects in the Geyserville Area to mitigate the impacts of the casino and general associated changes in the area. On February 27, 2018, the Board approved the use of $60,000 for the Geyserville Fire Protection District to develop and implement a community preparedness plan leaving a balance of $1,026,743.

This item requests Board authorization for the County Administrator to execute an agreement in the amount of $100,000 with the Northern Sonoma County Fire Protection District to complete priority vegetation management and fuel reduction and authorization for the use of $5,577 of Tribal Development Impact Mitigation Fund set aside for Geyserville Alexander Valley Municipal Advisory Council administrative costs. Additionally, this item seeks Board approval of a budget resolution appropriating $100,000 to the Northern Sonoma County Fire Protection District and $5,577 to the Geyserville Alexander Valley Municipal Advisory Council from the Tribal Development Impact Mitigation Fund Balance, set-aside for outreach, planning, and projects in the Geyserville area.

 

Discussion:

The MAC was established in late 2018 and initially charged with the task of recommending how the mitigation funds should be expended by the County for the benefit of the residents of Alexander Valley. In early 2020 the GAV MAC adopted a formal program to identify and further develop proposals for community improvement projects. The proposed Vegetation Management and Fuel Reduction project would focus on vegetation management and fuel reduction along the County roads in high fire-risk areas in the Alexander Valley, with increased focus on transecting “wildland urban interface” areas. The Vegetation Management Program is staffed largely by a group of volunteer fire fighters who are paid hourly rates. The group had recently completed fuel reduction along Coyote Ridge prior to the 2019 Kincade Fire, contributing to the preservation of the Vineyard Valley View community.

 

In July, 2020, the MAC approved a recommendation to support the NSCFPD in obtaining $100,000 to fund the first year of a two-year program needed to complete priority fuel reduction along County roads conducted in cooperation with the Department of Transportation and Public Works and CAL FIRE. The MAC is also requesting $5,577 to support administrative costs to support public outreach and engagement.

 

With the adoption of the FY 2016-2017 budget, the Board approved a set-aside of $1,086,743 to fund outreach efforts, planning, and infrastructure projects in the Geyserville Area to mitigate the impacts of the casino and general associated changes in the area. On February 27, 2018, the Board approved the use of $60,000 for the Geyserville Fire Protection District to develop and implement a community preparedness plan leaving a balance of $1,026,743.

This item requests Board authorization for the County Administrator to execute an agreement in the amount of $100,000 with the Northern Sonoma County Fire Protection District to complete priority vegetation management and fuel reduction and authorization for the use of $5,577 of Tribal Development Impact Mitigation Fund set aside for Geyserville Alexander Valley Municipal Advisory Council administrative costs. Additionally, this item seeks Board approval of a budget resolution appropriating $100,000 to the Northern Sonoma County Fire Protection District and $5,577 to the Geyserville Alexander Valley Municipal Advisory Council from the Tribal Development Impact Mitigation Fund Balance, set-aside for outreach, planning, and projects in the Geyserville area. (4/5)

 

Prior Board Actions:

12/11/2018: Board established the Geyserville Municipal Advisory Council.

2/27/2018: Board approved a budget resolution appropriating $60,000 from the Tribal Development Impact Mitigation Fund balance, set-aside for outreach, planning, and projects in the Geyserville area.

6/13/17: Board approved set-aside of $1,086,743 to fund outreach efforts, planning, and infrastructure projects in the Geyserville Area to mitigate the impacts of the casino and general associated changes.

 

Fiscal Summary

 Expenditures

FY 20-21 Adopted

FY21-22 Projected

FY 22-23 Projected

Budgeted Expenses

 

 

 

Additional Appropriation Requested

105,577

 

 

Total Expenditures

105,577

 

 

Funding Sources

 

 

 

General Fund/WA GF

 

 

 

State/Federal

 

 

 

Fees/Other

 

 

 

Use of Fund Balance

105,577

 

 

Contingencies

 

 

 

Total Sources

105,577

 

 

 

Narrative Explanation of Fiscal Impacts:

This item requests $105,577 in Tribal Development Impact Mitigation Fund Balance be appropriated in Fiscal Year 2020-21.

 

Staffing Impacts:

 

 

 

Position Title (Payroll Classification)

Monthly Salary Range (A-I Step)

Additions (Number)

Deletions (Number)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Narrative Explanation of Staffing Impacts (If Required):

None

 

Attachments:

Budget Resolution

 

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