4 Resolution Approving the Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration for the City of Livingston Improvements to Municipal Well No. 17.

Meeting Date: February 17, 2015

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4. Resolution Approving the Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration for the City of Livingston Improvements to Municipal Well No. 17.

STAFF REPORT

AGENDA ITEM: Resolution Approving the Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration for Improvements to Municipal Well No. 17 in the City of Livingston.

MEETING DATE: February 17, 2015

PREPARED BY: Holly R. Owen, Planning Director

REVIEWED BY: Odi Ortiz, Interim City Manager

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RECOMMENDATION:

That the City Council adopt a resolution approving the Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration for improvements to Municipal Well No. 17.

BACKGROUND AND DISCUSSION:

The project is the final step in bringing Municipal Well No. 17 on line that of installing a vertical turbine pump and associated facilities for an existing well that was drilled in 2005 but never equipped for production.

The existing well was located and constructed as part of a separate project.

New well site equipment and improvements will include an estimated 2,000 gpm, 150-hp well pump with associated discharge piping, valving and a treatment system. The site itself will have an electrical service meter and transformer, site security, grading and lighting, paving, storm drain collection and HVAC and an emergency power generator.

Specific details regarding the components of the water treatment system and electrical equipment are provided in the project description and background analysis of the Initial Study, attached. A perimeter fence (CMU block) will also be constructed around the well site.

Well No. 17 is located on Lot 54 of the Sun Valley Estates Subdivision, northeast corner of Sun Valley Avenue and Spring Brook Drive in the City of Livingston (APN 047-581-006).

An Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration was circulated for public comment and submitted to the State Clearinghouse. The 21-day comment period for responding to the Initial Study and proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration had not expired at the time of the writing of this staff report.

Any comments received on this project will be submitted as a supplemental handout at the time of the hearing before the City Council and, if deemed significant, will be incorporated into the mitigation measures for the project.

Should Council adopt the Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration for the project, a Notice of Determination will be filed with the Merced County Clerk within 5 days.

FISCAL IMPACT:

Filing the Notice of Determination for the Mitigated Negative Declaration will require a one-time environmental document filing fee of $2,260.00 to the Merced County Clerk and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

ATTACHMENTS:

1. Resolution 2015-

2. Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration, dated January 14, 2015, and signed by former City Manager Jose A. Ramirez.

3. Project Location Map

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RESOLUTION NO. 2015-

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LIVINGSTON APPROVING THE INITIAL STUDY AND MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION FOR IMPROVEMENTS TO CITY OF LIVINGSTON MUNICIPAL WELL NO. 17

WHEREAS, the City of Livingston is considering the completion of a public works project consisting of improvements to existing Municipal Well No. 17; and

WHEREAS, the City of Livingston City Council verified that an Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration were prepared for the improvements to Municipal Well No. 17 pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA); and

WHEREAS, an Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration were prepared and circulated to applicable agencies for review and comment; and

WHEREAS, comments from applicable agencies were reviewed and considered in accordance with provisions of CEQA; and

WHEREAS, mitigation measures from the Mitigated Negative Declaration will be incorporated into project construction plans and specifications that will address any environmental comments or concerns from the applicable agencies; and

WHEREAS, with the incorporation of the mitigation measures from the Mitigated Negative Declaration into project construction plans and specifications, all environmental impacts can be mitigated to a level of less than significant; and

WHEREAS, the City of Livingston City Council finds that the Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration contains and reflects the independent judgment of the City of Livingston.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Livingston City Council hereby adopts the Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration for improvements to City of Livingston Municipal Well No. 17.

Passed and adopted this 17th day of February, 2015 by the following vote:

AYES:

NOES:

ABSENT:

ABSTAIN:

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Rodrigo Espinoza, Mayor of the City of Livingston

ATTEST:

I hereby certify that the foregoing resolution was regularly introduced, passed and adopted at a regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Livingston this 17th day of February, 2015.

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Antonio Silva, City Clerk of the City of Livingston

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