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,~pW N p~.~ <br />~~ f` } <br />tosos COUNCIL AGENDA REPORT <br />GA <br />MEETING DATE: 06/21/10 <br />ITEM NO: <br />~. <br />DATE: JUNE 7, 2010 <br />T0: MAYOR AND TOWN COUNCIL <br />FROM: GREG CARSON, TOWN MANAGER <br />fT ' ~, <br />.SUBJECT: ABATEMENT OF HAZARDOUS VEGETATION (BRUSH) <br />OVERRULE OBJECTIONS AND ORDER HAZARDOUS VEGETATION <br />ABATEMENT (BRUSH) <br />RECOMMENDATION: <br />1. Open and hold the Public Hearing. <br />2. Close the Public Hearing. <br />3. Overrule objections and order hazardous vegetation abatement (brush). <br />BACKGROUND:. <br />On May 17, .2010, the Town Council passed Resolution 2010-058 declaring hazardous <br />vegetation (brush) a public nuisance and set June 21, 2010 as the date for the public hearing. <br />The required. public posting and publishing has been completed (Attachment 1.) Property <br />owners have been noticed by mail from the Santa Clara County Fire Department (Attachment 2) <br />to remove brush in accordance with fire safety standards. The public hearing is an opportunity <br />for those objecting to the potential charges to come forward and be heard. <br />DISCUSSION: <br />As part of the annual Brush Abatement Program witlx Santa Glara County, the Tov~m annually <br />declares hazardous vegetation (brush) a nuisance due to fire danger and enters into a contract <br />(along with other municipalities) with the County to abate the hazardous vegetation .(brush) not <br />.removed by property owners. The focus of this program is the identification of peremlial <br />vegetation, brush, trees, and shrubs in designated high fire hazard areas. <br />Attached for information is a Town. Council Hazardous Vegetation Abatement Schedule (for <br />blush) for the year 2010 (Attachment 3). <br />`~ <br />PREPARED BY: TODD CAPURSO <br />Director of Parks and Public Works <br />Reviewed by: ~S~ Assistant Town Manager _~~- Attorney ,~.,.~.W.~....~w..~w.~~.,.~,~y ~.~..,~.-~.. <br />Clerk Ad>ninistrator Finance Community Development <br />N:\PPW\MANAGEMENT\COUNCIL\COUNCIL REPORTS\2010 ReportsUune 21\Brush.Pub.Hearing.062110.doc <br />