FLOOD CONTROL ZONE 1 ADVISORY BOARD
AUGUST 18, 2023
Statement of Proposed Action
This Statement of Proposed Action has been prepared in lieu of meeting. According to the California Water Code, Section 68-6.2 Marin County Flood Control and Water Conservation District (District) staff submits this Statement of Proposed Action to provide any Zone 1 Advisory Board (AB) member an opportunity to respond or provide written comment on the recommended action items outlined below within the next 30 days on or before September 17, 2023. The next meeting will be scheduled in fall 2023 to review preliminary alternatives for the Novato Creek Bypass Study.
Any individual AB member may contact the Flood District at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss any items related to the zone. To comply with Brown Act requirements, all meetings of a quorum of AB members to discuss Zone business must be publicly noticed.
Item 1. Recommend Budget Adjustment to Award Engineering, Surveying and Sampling Contract for Novato Creek Sediment Maintenance Project
The February 27, 2023 Statement of Proposed Action recommended preparing for the Novato creek sediment removal project detailed in Item 7 of the February 23, 2023 Staff Report. An additional action by the Advisory Board and District Board of Supervisors is needed to move one time project funds into an expenditure budget. Professional Engineering, Surveying, and Sediment Sampling services for this project were solicited in May. Three proposals were received in July. The proposal from the highest qualified firm had an estimated cost of $331,000. Staff recommends an additional $69,650 as contingency and as-needed tasks for a total recommended professional services budget adjustment amount requested for this project of $400,650. Note: another consultant, WRA is already retained by the District to fulfill most of the environmental permitting requirements for this project.
Recommended Action: Recommend the District Board of Supervisors increase the Zone 1 professional services expenditure budget from baseline by $400,650.