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File #: 21-1216    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Calendar Status: Passed
File created: 9/1/2021 In control: Council and Authorities Concurrent Meeting
On agenda: 9/28/2021 Final action: 9/28/2021
Title: Action on a Resolution Approving the Purchase and Sale Agreement for Electric Utility Easement on the South Loop Reconfigure Project
Attachments: 1. Resolution of Acceptance for Owens September 28, 2. Agreement for Purchase and Sale - 960 Central Expressway [224-07-099], 3. Resolution No. 21-9002
REPORT TO COUNCIL
SUBJECT
Title
Action on a Resolution Approving the Purchase and Sale Agreement for Electric Utility Easement on the South Loop Reconfigure Project

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 accommodate the shift in electrical load demand that is currently being seen on the South Loop Circuit to the East Loop Circuit to increase capacity and system reliability.

On June 16, 2015, the City Council 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. On July 12, 2016, the City Council approved a professional services agreement with Electrical Consultants, Inc. to provide transmission line engineering design services which included reconfiguring the south transmission loop. The City Council also took action on January 14, 2020 to amend a service agreement with Valbridge Property Advisors to perform appraisal services as part of the easement acquisition for the Project. On July 7, 2020, the City Council adopted the Negative Declaration and Mitigation, Monitoring and Reporting Program for the Project and increased the capital funding of the Transmission System Reinforcements Capital Improvement Program Project (No. 2124) by $6,300,000.

The majority of the new 60 kV transmission line would be constructed along the following city streets in areas where existing power lines do not currently exist: Lafayette Street, Mathew Street, Martin Avenue and De La Cruz Boulevard. The Project requires the acquisition of thirty-seven (37) parcel easement...

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