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q1\9G0F <br />!ps G A.�pS <br />DATE: <br />Mel <br />FROM: <br />COUNCIL AGENDA REPORT <br />JULY 24, 2012 <br />MAYOR AND TOWN COUNCIL <br />GREG LARSON, TOWN MANAGER <br />MEETING DATE: 08/06/12 <br />ITEM NO: ' 3 <br />SUBJECT: ABATEMENT OF HAZARDOUS VEGETATION (BRUSH <br />A. CONDUCT PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER OBJECTION_ S TO <br />HAZARDOUS VEGETATION ABATEMENT (BRUSH) <br />B. OVERRULE OBJECTIONS AND ORDER HAZARDOUS VEGETATION <br />ABATEMENT (BRUSH) <br />RECOMMENDATION: <br />1. Conduct Public Hearing to consider objections to hazardous vegetation abatement (brush). <br />2. Overrule objections and order hazardous vegetation abatement (brush). <br />BACKGROUND: <br />On May 7, 2012, the Town Council passed a resolution declaring hazardous vegetation (brush) a <br />public nuisance and set June 4, 2012 as the date for the public hearing (Attachment 1). The <br />required posting and publishing has been completed. Property owners were noticed by mail to <br />remove brush in accordance with fire safety standards (Attachment 2). The hearing is an <br />opportunity for those objecting to the potential charges to come forward and be heard. <br />DISCUSSION: <br />As part of the annual Brush Abatement Program with Santa Clara County, the Town annually <br />declares hazardous vegetation (brush) a nuisance due to fire danger. The Town then enters into a <br />contract with the County, along with other municipalities, to abate the hazardous vegetation <br />(brush) not removed by property owners. The focus of this program is the identification of <br />perennial vegetation, brush, trees, and shrubs in designated high fire hazard areas. <br />PREPARED BY: TODD CAPURSO <br />Director of Parks and Public Works <br />Reviewed by: Assistant Town Manager Town Attorney Finance <br />N:\PPW\ MANAGEMENT \COUNCIL \COUNCIL REPORTS\2012 Reports\Aug 6\Hazardous Vegetation Abatement - 2012 <br />Brush \Brush.PubHearing.080612.docx <br />