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File #: 21-712    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Report Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 7/22/2021 In control: BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
On agenda: 7/27/2021 Final action:
Title: Allocation of Cannabis Taxes to the Middle Creek Restoration Project Design Cost
Sponsors: Bruno Sabatier, Eddie Crandell

Date: July 27, 2021

To: The Honorable Lake County Board of Supervisors

From: Bruno Sabatier, Chair and District 2 Supervisor
Eddie "EJ" Crandell, District 3 Supervisor

Subject: Allocation of Cannabis Taxes to the Middle Creek Restoration Project Design Cost

Executive Summary: (include fiscal and staffing impact narrative):
The Middle Creek Restoration Project requires the local District to pay 25% of the total cost for construction design. The approximate cost of the construction design has been estimated at around $3.2 million. Our local District share would be $800,000.

While the construction design process is still a ways away, we are attempting and have been attempting to get the Army Corps Engineer to start this process as soon as possible. While we have had many conversations with the Army Corps, the main problem is releasing appropriations from the federal government for our project. It has already been highlighted as a priority project, however, funding to get the construction design initiated has not materialized.

As a committee, the Middle Creek Restoration Project committee feels that we would be more persuasive in requesting that funding be approved if we can show evidence that our share of the construction design funds have been fully allocated and are available.

Current funds found in Budget Unit #1072 contain enough funding to allocate these funds as a new item allocation within the budget. Currently there are #9 items for allocation of funds for this budget unit. We request that a 10th item be added for the Construction Design of the Middle Creek Restoration Project in the amount of $800,000. 50% ($400,000) of the total amount can be taken from the allocation of item #1 Planning/Code Enforcement/Water Resources/Environmental Health. The other 50% ($400,000) of the total amount can be taken from allocation of item #3 Economic Development/Housing/Risk Reduction.

The Middle Creek Restoration Project, as the board know...

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