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File #: 1760-2019    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Afternoon Administrative Report Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 2/26/2019 In control: CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NAPA
On agenda: 3/5/2019 Final action: 3/5/2019
Title: Emergency Repair of Browns Valley Creek Damage to Browns Valley Road at Valley Glen Lane
Attachments: 1. ATCH 1 - Resolution
To: Honorable Mayor and Members of City Council

From: Eric B. Whan, Acting Public Works Director

Prepared By: John Ferons, Senior Civil Engineer

Emergency Repair of Browns Valley Creek Damage to Browns Valley Road at Valley Glen Lane


Adopt a resolution determining there is a need to continue the emergency action to execute and implement contracts for the design, permitting and construction of the creek bank and sidewalk repairs adjacent to Browns Valley Creek at Browns Valley Road and Valley Glen Lane, and determining that the actions authorized by this resolution are exempt from CEQA.

On the morning of February 14, 2019, following heavy rains, Public Works staff was notified of a sudden and unexpected erosion of the northerly bank of the Browns Valley Creek that caused an undermining and failure of a portion of the public sidewalk located south of Browns Valley Road near Valley Glen Lane. Although the sidewalk failed, the vehicular roadway on Browns Valley Road is intact. Immediately after being notified of the bank erosion, Public Works crews secured the location by installing barriers that: (1) for vehicles, closed the eastbound lane of Browns Valley Road (from the intersection with Partrick Road from the east, to the intersection with Buhman Avenue to the west) while maintaining open vehicular traffic on westbound Browns Valley Road, and (2) for pedestrians, maintained a safe passageway on the south side of Browns Valley Road to and from Browns Valley Elementary School.

Based on the initial evaluation by Public Works Engineering staff of the impact of the bank erosion on the adjacent sidewalk, and the potential future impact on Browns Valley Road, on February 20, 2019, the City Manager declared an emergency need to take immediate action to fund the design, permitting and construction of the repair. Engineering staff is contacting an engineering and environmental specialist...

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