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File #: 21-1111    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Public Hearing/General Business Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 8/10/2021 In control: Council and Authorities Concurrent Meeting
On agenda: 8/24/2021 Final action:
Title: Public Hearing: Action on a Resolution of Necessity to Acquire Certain Real Property Interests on 630 Martin Avenue, Santa Clara, California, from D&R Miller Properties, LLC
Attachments: 1. April 8, 2020 Offer Letter, 2. Resolution of Necessity, 3. POST MEETING MATERIAL, 4. Resolution No. 21-8998
REPORT TO COUNCIL
SUBJECT
Title
Public Hearing: Action on a Resolution of Necessity to Acquire Certain Real Property Interests on 630 Martin Avenue, Santa Clara, California, from D&R Miller Properties, LLC

Report
COUNCIL PILLAR
Deliver and Enhance High Quality Efficient Services and Infrastructure

BACKGROUND
The City of Santa Clara's Electric Utility, Silicon Valley Power (SVP), is proposing to construct approximately 3.5 miles of new single and double circuit 60 kilovolt (kV) overhead transmission line within the northeastern area of the City of Santa Clara. SVP's primary objective of the South Loop Reconfigure Project (Project) is to shift the electrical load demand that is currently being seen on the South Loop Circuit to the East Loop Circuit to increase capacity and system reliability.

The majority of the new 60 kV transmission line would be constructed along the following city streets in areas where power lines do not currently exist: Lafayette Street, Mathew Street, Martin Avenue, and De La Cruz Boulevard. The remaining segments of the Project would be along routes that have existing distribution power lines and/or telecommunication lines.

The City Council has previously taken a number of actions on the project:
* June 16, 2015 - Adopted the FY 2015/16 Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Budget which included the initial funding for the engineering for this 60kV reconductoring and upgrading project.
* July 12, 2016 - Approved a professional services agreement with Electrical Consultants, Inc. to provide transmission line engineering design services which included reconfiguring the south transmission loop.
* January 14, 2020 - Amended a service agreement with Valbridge Property Advisors to perform appraisal services as part of the easement acquisition for the Project.
* July 7, 2020 - Adopted the Negative Declaration and Mitigation, Monitoring and Reporting Program for the Project and increased the capital funding of the Transmission System Reinforce...

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