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File #: 21-729    Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 9/15/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 10/13/2021 Final action: 10/13/2021
Title: Resolution determining the continued existence of an emergency and authorizing procurement for emergency remediation work relating to fire damage on Sign Hill in South San Francisco.
Sponsors: City Council
Related files: 21-728
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Resolution determining the continued existence of an emergency and authorizing procurement for emergency remediation work relating to fire damage on Sign Hill in South San Francisco.




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WHEREAS, on September 12, 2018, the City Council adopted a resolution delegating authority to the City Manager to order any emergency action and enter into necessary contracts pursuant to the provisions and restrictions of California Public Contract Code Section 22050; and

WHEREAS, on October 16, 2020, a multi-alarm grass fire broke out on the western section of the iconic letters at Sign Hill in South San Francisco, where multiple recreational trails are located and frequently used by the public; and

WHEREAS, the wind pushed the fire quickly to the west across the southern face of the hill through the grasses and spread into the nearby tree groves, killing hundreds of trees which now pose a public safety hazard; and

WHEREAS, the fire burned over 16 acres of land and damaged a significant number of trees and trails; and

WHEREAS, at the November 24, 2020 Regular City Council Meeting, the City Council adopted a resolution determining the existence of an emergency as a result of the Diamond Fire, and authorized emergency repairs including removal of more than 1,500 trees directly impacted by the wildfire; and

WHEREAS, in order to remediate such dangerous conditions, City staff retained consultants and contractors to assess the scope of the damage, recommend corrective action, and undertake or contract for a substantial amount of tree removal and trail repair/remediation work in order to restore the trails and other features of Sign Hill to a safe condition as quickly as possible, and to subsequently re-open them to the public; and

WHEREAS, pursuant to the aforementioned delegated authority, the City solicited for and executed a contract with Davey Tree Expert Company, for the emergency removal of more than 1,500 damaged...

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