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File #: 2021-1041   
Type: Consent Calendar Item Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 9/21/2021 In control: Sonoma County Water Agency
On agenda: 11/2/2021 Final action:
Title: Consider Property Conveyance to City of Santa Rosa for Fulton Road Widening Project
Department or Agency Name(s): Sonoma County Water Agency
Attachments: 1. Summary
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To: Board of Directors, Sonoma County Water Agency

Department or Agency Name(s): Sonoma County Water Agency

Staff Name and Phone Number: Kevin Booker 521-1865; Jennifer Willits 494-3094

Vote Requirement: 4/5th

Supervisorial District(s): Fourth

 

Title:

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Consider Property Conveyance to City of Santa Rosa for Fulton Road Widening Project

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Recommended Action:

Recommended action

Consider approval of an Easement Agreement, an Acquisition Agreement, and a Grant Deed, in a form approved by County Counsel, between the Sonoma County Water Agency and the City of Santa Rosa, to convey property to City required for its Fulton Road Widening Project. (4/5th Vote Required) (Fourth District)

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Executive Summary:

The City of Santa Rosa (City) requires access to lands owned by Sonoma Water to complete City’s Fulton Road Widening Improvement Project (Project). This item requests that the Board of Directors consider approval of agreements to grant fee title to a portion of Sonoma Water’s parcel, and a perpetual easement for another portion of the parcel (APN 157-010-035).

 

Discussion:

Sonoma Water owns and maintains Forestview Creek, which provides flood protection within the northwest portion of the City of Santa Rosa. City has requested that Sonoma Water grant fee title to a portion of Sonoma Water’s parcel, and a perpetual easement for another portion of the parcel (APN 157-010-035) required for City’s Fulton Road Widening Improvement Project. The affected parcel is on the west side of Fulton Road near Appletree Drive.

 

The City’s Project is funded by Measure M, as administered by Sonoma County Transportation Agency, and is intended to improve circulation in the Project area by reconstructing and widening Fulton Road between Guerneville Road and Piner Road. In addition to improving circulation throughout the corridor for all users, the Project’s objectives include improving the operation and safety of the corridor for all users, including pedestrians, cyclists, transit, and motorists.

 

The project would reconstruct and rehabilitate Fulton Road between Guerneville Road and Piner Road to a four-lane Regional/Arterial Street, as envisioned in the Santa Rosa General Plan, and will close the existing gaps in pedestrian and bike facilities and provide additional enhanced and formal crossings. In conjunction with the Project, PG&E will be performing a Rule 20A utility undergrounding project, to relocate the existing overhead utilities underground along the corridor.

 

Sonoma Water staff has reviewed City’s proposed plans and determined that the grant of easement and conveyance of property and the project that the easement and property are being acquired in support of, will not adversely affect Sonoma Water in any respect.

 

City has completed environmental documentation in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) for the Project.  An Initial Study/Proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration (IS/MND) was prepared for the City of Santa Rosa (as the Lead Agency) by consultant GHD in September 2017 to satisfy the requirements of CEQA. City filed a Notice of Determination on October 24, 2017.

 

Section 9 of Sonoma Water’s enabling legislation provides that an easement and the property proposed to be conveyed to the City may be released or conveyed to another public entity with or without consideration.  City provided Sonoma Water with an appraisal for the affected portion of the parcel and has offered to purchase a portion of the property in fee title for $1,400.

 

In accordance with Section 9 of Sonoma Water’s enabling legislation, this item will be returned to the Board at a subsequent meeting for approval, with a 4/5th vote.

 

Prior Board Actions:

None

 

Fiscal Summary

 Expenditures

FY 21-22 Adopted

FY22-23 Projected

FY 23-24 Projected

Budgeted Expenses

$1,400

 

 

Additional Appropriation Requested

 

 

 

Total Expenditures

$1,400

 

 

Funding Sources

 

 

 

General Fund/WA GF

 

 

 

State/Federal

 

 

 

Fees/Other

$1,400

 

 

Use of Fund Balance

 

 

 

Contingencies

 

 

 

Total Sources

$1,400

 

 

 

Narrative Explanation of Fiscal Impacts:

City of Santa Rosa will pay $1400 to Sonoma Water (Flood Control Zone 1A) for fee title acquisition of a portion of the affected parcel.

 

Staffing Impacts:

 

 

 

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Narrative Explanation of Staffing Impacts (If Required):

N/A

 

Attachments:

None

 

Related Items “On File” with the Clerk of the Board:

None