City Council Meeting: June 23, 2009

Agenda Item: 1-D

To:†††††††††††††††††† Mayor and City Council

From:††††††††††††† Lee E. Swain, Director of Public Works

Subject:††††††††† Easements for Construction and Maintenance of Gas Facilities and New Electrical Facilities at Mountain View Mobile Home Park

 

Recommended Action

Staff recommends that the City Council:

 

1)     adopt the attached resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a Grant of Easement to Southern California Edison for construction and maintenance of new electrical facilities servicing the Mountain View Mobile Home Park, located at 1930 Stewart Street; and

2)     adopt the attached resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a Grant of Easement to Southern California Gas Company for construction and maintenance of gas facilities servicing the Mountain View Mobile Home Park, located at 1930 Stewart Street.

 

Executive Summary

To provide permanent underground electrical and gas service to the Mountain View Mobile Home Park project, new easements need to be granted to Southern California Edison and to Southern California Gas Company (Gas Co.).The easement for Southern California Edison will allow for construction and maintenance of the necessary underground and aboveground electrical facilities and the easement for the Gas Co. will allow for construction and maintenance of the gas and appurtenant facilities.

 

Discussion

The Mountain View Mobile Home Park was built in the late 1940ís and its infrastructure has only been minimally improved since then. The existing overhead electrical system is insufficient to meet basic demands for current and future mobile home units, and utilizes fused meter boxes instead of modern circuit breakers. In addition, only a small portion of the mobile home site is served by natural gas lines, with the majority of residents still using propane tanks to supply gas for cooking and heating. The park utility and site improvement project is currently in the final stages of construction. The remaining construction process requires connection of each individual mobile home unit to the new electrical system through individual services and meters and permanent gas service connection for the park and individual trailers.

 

Prior to connecting and energizing the new electrical facilities, Southern California Edison requires that the City grant an easement allowing ingress and egress to their equipment for construction and maintenance purposes. To construct new permanent natural gas service to the park and mobile homes, the Gas Co. also requires that the City grant this type of easement. Similar easements have been granted for other City-owned facilities which required new or upgraded electrical and gas service. There are two existing Southern California Edison easements, one for the transmission lines adjacent to the freeway, and one for the overhead facilities within the park. The transmission line easement will remain and the overhead easement within the park will be removed after the construction is complete.There were no existing easements granted to the Gas Co.

 

Financial Impacts & Budget Actions

The easements are necessary to allow the Gas Company and Southern California Edison to provide maintenance and repair of the gas and electrical infrastructure within the mobile home park in the future. There are no future budget or financial impacts associated with the recommended actions in this report.

 

Prepared by:Allan Sheth, Civil Engineering Associate

 

Approved:

 

Forwarded to Council:

 

 

 

 

 

Lee E. Swain, Director

Department of Public Works

 

P. Lamont Ewell

City Manager

 

Attachments:

††††††††††† 1. Resolution for SCE Easement

††††††††††† 2. Resolution for Gas Company Easement

††††††††††† 3. Grant of Easement and related Exhibits for SCE

††††††††††† 4.Grant of Easement and related Exhibits for Gas Company