ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEE

 

2.

APPROVE EXPENDITURE FOR COMMUNITY DEMONSTRATION GARDENS AT GARLAND RANCH REGIONAL PARK AND LAGUNITA MIRADA PARK IN MONTEREY

 

Meeting Date:

March 13, 2017

Budgeted:

Yes

 

From:

David J. Stoldt,

Program/

Conservation Program

 

General Manager

Line Item No.:

4-2-2 C

 

Prepared By:

Stephanie Locke

Cost Estimate:

$19,718 (Reimburseable)

 

General Counsel Approval: N/A

Committee Recommendation: The Administrative Committee considered this item on March 13, 2017 and recommended ____________.

CEQA Compliance: No CEQA Required

 

SUMMARY: District staff is requesting approval to expend funds in partnership with the Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District (MPRPD) and the City of Monterey to install two community demonstration gardens. Both projects are designed to showcase drought tolerant and native landscaping and educate the public on water conservation practices.

 

Project 1: Garland Ranch Regional Park Signage (Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District) Description: This project will add interpretive signage for the rainwater catchment system installed at the visitors center in 2016 in partnership with MPWMD. It will also pay for the design, construction and installation of native plant garden interpretive panels and plant identification placards. Estimated cost is $10,718. (See Exhibit 2-A)

 

Project 2: Drought Tolerant Garden at Lagunita Mirada Park (City of Monterey)

Description: This project will replace existing landscaping at Lagunita Mirada Park with drought tolerant plants, drip irrigation, decomposed granite walkways and interpretative signage. Estimated cost: $9,000. (See Exhibit 2-B)

 

RECOMMENDATION: Staff recommends the Administrative Committee approve an expenditure of $19,718 and authorize the General Manager to partner with the MPRPD and the City of Monterey to install two community demonstration gardens.

 

IMPACT TO STAFF/RESOURCES: All District costs are reimburseable through the 2015-2017 conservation budget approved by the California Public Utilities Commission in 2015.

 

EXHIBITS

2-A Project 1 Garland Ranch Regional Park Signage

2-B Project 2 Drought Tolerant Garden at Lagunita Mirada Park

 

 

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