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File #: 19-1453    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 9/26/2019 In control: Public Works
On agenda: 10/15/2019 Final action: 10/15/2019
Title: City of Eureka Request for Pacific Gas and Electric Company's (PG&E) Rule 20A Funding Transfer; Rescind Resolution 19-12; Adopt Resolution establishing an Undergrounding Utility District in Garberville; and Receipt of Annual Work Credit Summary from Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Attachments: 1. Staff Report, 2. Attachment 1 Annual PG&E Allocation Letter, 3. Attachment 2 Eureka Funds Request and Resolution, 4. Attachment 3 Proposed Resolution Underground District, 5. Attachment 4 Utility Conversion Plan, 6. Attachment 5 Work Credit Summary, 7. Resolution 19-102
To: Board of Supervisors

From: Public Works

Agenda Section: Consent

SUBJECT:
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City of Eureka Request for Pacific Gas and Electric Company's (PG&E) Rule 20A Funding Transfer; Rescind Resolution 19-12; Adopt Resolution establishing an Undergrounding Utility District in Garberville; and Receipt of Annual Work Credit Summary from Pacific Gas and Electric Company
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RECOMMENDATION(S):
Recommendation
That the Board of Supervisors:
1. Authorize the Public Works Director and PG&E to transfer $1,500,000 from the county's Rule 20A Funds to the City of Eureka;
2. Rescind Resolution 19-12 establishing an Underground Utility District in Garberville;
3. Adopt the attached resolution to establish an Underground Utility District in Garberville (Attachment 3); and
4. Receive and file the PG&E Annual Work Credit Summary (Attachment 1).

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SOURCE OF FUNDING:
County of Humboldt Rule 20A Utility Undergrounding Fund.

DISCUSSION:
The County of Humboldt currently has $2,936,134 in work credits available through PG&E for undergrounding of overhead utility lines (Attachment 1). The funds are derived from tariffs that are calculated based upon 50 percent of the number of PG&E overhead electric meters and 50 percent of the total electric meters within each community. The funds can only be used for the purpose of undergrounding utilities and only when meeting criteria established by the California Public Utililities Commission.

The county has historically assisted cities within the county with work credit transfers to perform undergrounding projects. The City of Eureka's annual allocations are insufficient to move large projects forward on their own without assistance from the county. The City of Eureka is currently working with PG&E on an undergrounding project on 4th Street (Southbound Hwy 101) and has requested a work credit transfer of $1,500,000 from the county to supplement their available work credits of $4,200,000 to complete this project in desig...

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