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File #: 19-1312    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 1/9/2020 Departments: PARKS
On agenda: 1/28/2020 Final action: 1/28/2020
Title: Adopt a resolution authorizing an amendment to the agreement with Rincon Consultants for professional on-call services in order to analyze revisions to the Flood Park Landscape Plan and make any necessary changes to the Revised Environmental Impact Report, extending the term through June 30, 2020, and increasing the amount by $50,000 to an amount not to exceed $375,000.
Attachments: 1. 20200128_r_Rincon.pdf, 2. 20200128_a_Rincon.pdf
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Nicholas J. Calderon, Parks Director
Subject: Amendment to the Agreement with Rincon Consultants for the delivery of on-call professional services to extend the term of the Agreement and to increase the not-to-exceed amount of the Agreement

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution authorizing an amendment to the agreement with Rincon Consultants for professional on-call services in order to analyze revisions to the Flood Park Landscape Plan and make any necessary changes to the Revised Environmental Impact Report, extending the term through June 30, 2020, and increasing the amount by $50,000 to an amount not to exceed $375,000.

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BACKGROUND:
On January 26, 2016, your Board adopted Resolution No. 074330, which authorized the execution of an agreement (the "Agreement") with Rincon Consultants ("Rincon") for the delivery of professional on-call services for the Parks Department. The Department utilized this Agreement as related to the County's efforts to overhaul Flood Park, a County-owned and operated recreational park located entirely within the City of Menlo Park, and specifically to evaluate the potential environmental impacts associated with the proposed Flood Park Landscape Plan in accordance with California Environmental Quality Act ("CEQA") requirements. Consistent therewith, the Flood Park Landscape Plan's original Environmental Impact Report ("EIR") was prepared between October 2017 and May 2018. Due to concerns expressed by neighbors, in summer 2019, the Department tasked Rincon with revising the EIR to evaluate: 1) a more conservative projection of growth in park usage resulting from the proposed Landscape Plan, and 2) projected noise levels generated on-site from concurrent park events. Moreover, because of changes to the CEQA guidelines, new wildfire and energy chapters were also added. The County circulated the revised EIR for ...

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