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Posted by: News_Desk on 01/18/2017 12:48 PM Updated by: News_Desk on 01/18/2017 12:48 PM
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Calaveras County Seeking Proposals For Butte Fire Hazardous Tree Removal Program

San Andreas, CA...The County of Calaveras, Public Works Department (County) is seeking proposals in an effort to obtain the services from qualified and experienced forestry professionals, arborists, or project management professionals (professional or Consultant) who will provide all project management and coordination services to oversee the County’s, 2015 Butte Fire Incident hazardous tree removal program.



The 2015 Butte Fire Incident killed or mortally injured over 8,400 trees along the County’s roadways. These trees are considered potential hazards and must be removed. The County has entered into a contract with Tetra Tech, Inc. for Arboricultural and Tree Removal Monitoring Services and with Phillips and Jordan, Inc. for Hazardous Tree Removal Services. As the hazardous tree removal program is expected to be funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency )FEMA(, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services )Cal-OES(, and from County funds, the selected consultant is expected to have experience with the requirements of FEMA’s Disaster Assistance Programs related to debris removal. The ideal consultant will have a solid understanding of all applicable rules, regulations, and guidance including but not limited to the rules and requirements for Federal Grants )2 CFR 200(, Public Assistance Debris Management Guide FEMA 325, etc., and provide for the accountability of all work items to satisfy FEMA’s auditing requirements.

Interested parties may view the Request for Proposals on the County’s website at http://calaverasgov.us/. Proposals are due no later than 4:00 PM on January 27, 2017, the Calaveras County Administrator’s Office, 891 Mountain Ranch Road, San Andreas, CA 95249-9709.

Published: January 18, 20, 25 & 27, 2017 VSN


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Dead Trees Hazardous
Posted on: 2017-01-18 13:45:09   By: Anonymous
 
So we are still waiting for this program to be started?
The trees are now much more of a hazard with dead rotted roots, and saturated soil.
The dangerous conditions keep increasing. Maybe when someone dies there will be a renewed sense of urgency, and the trees will be removed making our roads safer.

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    Re: Dead Trees Hazardous
    Posted on: 2017-01-18 14:10:30   By: Anonymous
     
    You pay for it then, since money doesn't matter to you.

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    Re: Dead Trees Hazardous
    Posted on: 2017-01-18 14:46:34   By: Anonymous
     
    Create an urgency ordinance to combat the problem

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      Re: Dead Trees Hazardous
      Posted on: 2017-01-18 15:43:05   By: Anonymous
       
      Most of the cost is borne by the State and FEMA.
      If they can print $ for the Afghanistan, Iraq wars and more, they can print some $ for dead tree removal.

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        Re: Dead Trees Hazardous
        Posted on: 2017-01-18 15:55:29   By: Anonymous
         
        So wait for them to pay for it, or do it now and pay for it ourselves.

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    Re: Dead Trees Hazardous
    Posted on: 2017-01-18 19:56:03   By: Anonymous
     
    Crackers

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    Re: Dead Trees Hazardous
    Posted on: 2017-01-19 05:29:09   By: Anonymous
     
    Worst run county in Calif, Iswear to God it is.
    Look at Tuolumne area, their dead tree removal has been non stop. I'm taking it, all these no go problems here is because of the idiots who were voted into our BOS who make all these important decisions of doing nothing.

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Cutting the trees?
Posted on: 2017-01-18 16:07:42   By: Anonymous
 
What's the rush?

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Calaveras, worst run county in the state
Posted on: 2017-01-19 05:26:10   By: Anonymous
 
Wow, the county here sure is on the ball and moving at a furiously pace.
Over in Tuolumne county their tree work has been non-stop. Now they have a $2 million plus, grant being voted on for tree removal on private property for people who can't afford removal of trees near their residence. AND HERE? THEY CAN'T EVEN HAVE SANDBAGS ON HAND.
Calaveras County is probably the worst run county in the State of California.
I sure hope the new BOS has been taking notes on what not to do, these new elected officials have a huge mess to clean up, and they need to look into why this county is run so inefficient and reverse course to the 21st century

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    Re: Calaveras, worst run county in the state
    Posted on: 2017-01-19 12:35:56   By: Anonymous
     
    The have Sonora, big businesses, and a tax revenue of multiple times of Calaveras. We like to kill any and all local businesses and growth potential, and I'm not referring to just the Cannabis ban.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2017-01-19 09:50:23   By: Anonymous
 
I thought this bid already went out and was awarded to some big, out of county contractor? What gives?

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