ALAMEDA COUNTY VOLUNTARY LOCAL PROGRAM NOTICE OF INTENT TO ADOPT A MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION AND PUBLIC MEETING
The Alameda County Resource Conservation District (ACRCD) has prepared an Initial Study and Proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration for the Alameda County Voluntary Local Program (VLP), and is inviting your comments regarding the adequacy of the document. The VLP is a coordinated approach among ACRCD and the Department of Fish and Game (Department) that provides authorization for take of candidate, threatened, or endangered species incidental to routine and ongoing agricultural activities if those activities incorporate specified habitat management practices. The Alameda County VLP becomes effective upon issuance of a take authorization pursuant to Section 2086 of the California Fish and Game Code and implementing regulations in Section 786 et seq. of Title 14 of the California Code of Regulations and will be in effect for 10 years. The purpose of the Program is to encourage farmers and ranchers engaged in agricultural activities to establish locally designed programs to voluntarily enhance and maintain habitat for endangered and threatened species. The Program provides take authorization for routine and ongoing agricultural activities conducted in accordance with cooperative agreements entered into pursuant to the Program.
ACRCD is the lead agency under CEQA for the proposed project. ACRCD will be accepting comments on the Initial Study and Proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration from Wednesday, July 18th through Friday, August 17th, 2012. Written comments may be submitted to: Leslie Koenig, Alameda County Resource Conservation District, 3585 Greenville Road Suite 2, Livermore, CA 94550.
The VLP Documents, including the Initial Study and Proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration, are available for download below as attachments or in-person at the following locations:
- ACRCD office, 3585 Greenville Road Suite 2, Livermore, CA 94550, from Wednesday, July 18th through Friday, August 17th, 2012, weekdays between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
- City of Pleasanton Public Library, 400 Old Bernal Avenue, Pleasanton, CA 94566; (925) 931-3400
- City of Livermore Public Library, 1188 South Livermore Avenue, Livermore, CA 94550; (925) 373-5500
- City of Castro Valley Public Library, 3600 Norbridge Avenue, Castro Valley, CA 94546, (510) 667-7900
A public meeting to describe the proposed project and answer questions is scheduled for Tuesday, July 31, 2012 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at 3585 Greenville Rd. Ste. 2, Livermore, CA 94550.
Documents related to this notice (pdf documents):
VEGETATIVE BANK TREATMENT DEMONSTRATION PROJECTS ALONG TWO ZONE 7 WATER AGENCIES CANALS – LINE B-5 (PLEASANTON CANAL) AND LINE G-1-1
INFORMAL BID NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS
Sealed proposals for the work shown on the plans entitled:
VEGETATIVE BANK TREATMENT DEMONSTRATION PROJECTS ALONG TWO ZONE 7 WATER AGENCY CANALS - LINE B-5 (PLEASANTON CANAL) AND LINE G-1-1
will be received at the office of the Alameda County Resource Conservation District (the “District”), 3585 Greenville Road, Suite 2, Livermore, California, 94550-6710, until 10:00 a.m. on August 13, 2012, at which time they will be publicly opened and read at the above address.
General Work Description:
Sections of two Zone 7 canals in the City of Pleasanton (Line B-5 aka Pleasanton Canal and Line G-1-1) are known to be highly susceptible to winter bank failures. This proposed project consists of the installation of native plants along approximately 440 LF of Pleasanton Canal and 540 LF of Line G-1-1. The properties are owned and operated by the Zone 7 Water Agency for flood control.
Line B-5 (Pleasanton Canal): This project site is located near the intersection of Valley Trails Blvd. and Hopyard Road in Pleasanton, CA. The planting effort includes site preparation and installation of containerized native plants, an irrigation system and tree/shrub protective cages. Plants and the irrigation system will be monitored and maintained for two years following installation by the selected Contractor.
Line G-1-1: This project site is located near Val Vista Park off of Johnson Drive. The project consists of installation of native grasses grown in sod form. Three different treatments with native sod will be installed to determine the effectiveness of each application on site including installation of plug species throughout the sod mats. The project includes site preparation, installation of the sod and plugs and an irrigation system. Weed competition on site is a significant challenge at this site and pre and post planting activities will include management of the weeds on site, and upstream and downstream of the project site.
A mandatory pre-bid meeting is scheduled on Thursday, July 19, 2012 at 10:00 a.m.. We will meet at the Val Vista Park parking lot off of Johnson Drive in Pleasanton, CA. Directions to this site: From Hwy 680 take the Stoneridge Dr. exit east. Take your first right onto Johnson Drive heading south. Follow into the Val Vista Park parking lot. We will then travel to the Line B-5 site. Bids will not be considered from Contractors who were not represented at the meeting.
A contract will not be awarded until all permits have been issued and are in possession of the Zone 7 Water Agency (see Department of Transportation Standard Specifications, Section 3-1.01). Bid proposals will remain open and subject to acceptance for ninety (90) days after the bid submission. Permits are currently applied for and expected to be received before the anticipated contract award date.
Bids are required for the entire work described herein.
At the time this contract is awarded, the Contractor shall possess the licenses described below and a combination of the experience required below:
- A class C-27 Landscape Contractors License and Certified Pesticide Applicator License, other appropriate license classification, or a combination of license classification which constitutes a majority of the work AND
- Documented experience with three (3) or more native plant establishment projects and non-native removal projects along riparian corridors and/or flood control channels. A project list detailing the experience must be accompanied as part of the bid packet with references available for contact.
Plans, specifications and proposal forms may also be reviewed and obtained through arrangement with the Project Manager, at (925) 371-0154 extension 115, weekdays between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., at the office of the Alameda County Resource Conservation District, 3585 Greenville Road, Suite 2, Livermore, California, 94550-6710, and may be purchased for $20.00 non-refundable, plus $10.00 postage and handling if mailed (expedited mailing will be at requestor's expense).
The successful bidder shall furnish a bid bond, payment bond and a performance bond in a form and amount and from a surety acceptable to the District.
The Alameda County Resource Conservation District hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively insure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, disadvantaged business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin in consideration for an award.
Pursuant to Section 1770 and following of the California Labor Code, the Contractor for the work shall be required to pay the general prevailing wage rates as determined by the Director of the Department of Industrial Relations (“DIR”) of the State of California.
No bid will be considered unless it is made on a blank form furnished by the Alameda County Resource Conservation District and is made in accordance with the provisions of the Proposal Requirements and Conditions set forth under Section 2 of the Special Provisions.
This Project will be let to contract by informal procedures as set forth in Section 22032, et seq., of the Public Contract Code.
The Alameda County Resource Conservation District reserves the right to reject any or all bids, or to waive any irregularity in any bid.