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<br /> <br />PREPARED BY: MATT MORLEY <br /> Director of Parks and Public Works <br /> <br /> <br />Reviewed by: Town Manager, Assistant Town Manager, Town Attorney, and Finance Director <br /> <br /> <br />110 E. Main Street Los Gatos, CA 95030 ● 408-354-6832 <br /> <br /> <br />TOWN OF LOS GATOS <br />COUNCIL AGENDA REPORT <br />MEETING DATE: 06/20/2017 <br />ITEM NO: 4 <br /> <br /> <br />DATE: JUNE 7, 2017 <br />TO: MAYOR AND TOWN COUNCIL <br />FROM: LAUREL PREVETTI, TOWN MANAGER <br />SUBJECT: RECEIVE THE FINAL REPORT ON THE HAZARDOUS VEGETATION (BRUSH) <br />ABATEMENT ANNUAL PROGRAM FOR 2017 <br /> <br /> <br />RECOMMENDATION: <br /> <br />Receive the final report on the hazardous vegetation (brush) abatement annual program for <br />2017. <br /> <br />BACKGROUND: <br /> <br />On May 2, 2017, the Town Council adopted a resolution (Attachment 1) declaring hazardous <br />vegetation (brush) a public nuisance and providing for abatement and set June 20, 2017 as a <br />public hearing date to authorize County staff to correct issues for non-compliant properties. <br /> <br />The property owners within the Wildland Urban Interface area were given a June 1st deadline <br />for compliance with the option of maintaining their parcels prior to the specified deadline or <br />requesting the County contractor to perform the brush abatement, thus adding the charges to <br />their property tax bill. <br /> <br />DISCUSSION: <br /> <br />The Santa Clara County Fire Department confirmed that as of June 1 st, all property owners have <br />complied with abating the hazardous vegetation, with none requesting the County’s contractor <br />to address the necessary work. Since all property owners complied, there will be no County <br />assessments charged to any of the owners’ property tax bills. The typical annual process of <br />