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                                                             Utilities (4840B)
Program Locator                                                       Program Outcome Statement
County                                                                The goals of the Utilities Program are to:
   Environmentally Conscious Community
                                                                      •   Reduce the risk of injury and property damage in a major flood
       Department of Public Works
                                                                          event by planning, designing, constructing and maintaining flood
          Administrative Services                                         control facilities within established flood control zones
          Engineering Services                                        •   Ensure public health by maintaining facilities to transport sewage
          Facilities Services                                             emanating from properties located within ten sewer / sanitation
          Road Construction and Operations                                districts to sewage treatment plants for processing and disposal
          Construction Services                                       •   Improve nighttime visibility and safety for the general public by
          Vehicle and Equipment Services                                  maintaining streetlights in eleven lighting districts
          Waste Management                                            •   Provide customers with an adequate supply of safe drinking
          Transportation Services                                         water by operating and maintaining small water systems in La
          Utilities                                                       Honda and Pescadero
          Airports                                                    •   Assist staff in the Department to comply with requirements of
                                                                          federal, state and local regulatory agencies, obtain required
Headline Measures                                                         regulatory permits for Department projects, and to implement
                                                                          natural resource conservation practices

                           Percent of Time Spent on
                                                                      Services and Accomplishments
                     Scheduled vs. Unscheduled Sewer Work
                                                                      The Utilities Program primarily contributes to the Shared Vision of a
            100%
                                                                      Healthy Community by 2025 by offering a variety of services
             80%                                                      including sewer service, streetlights, water service, flood protection,
                                                                      drainage facilities and services to protect the water quality of many
             60%
                                                                      county watersheds.
             40%
                                                                      The Program manages the flood control facilities of the flood control
             20%                                                      zones to ensure they are functional and free of obstructions, by
                                                                      coordinating and managing required maintenance, working to
              0%
                       07-08    08-09     09-10      1 1
                                                      0-1      12
                                                              1 -1    implement the design and construction of new flood control facilities,
                       Actual   Actual   Estimate   Target   Target   identifying opportunities to secure outside funding to help finance
       Scheduled        83%      85%       75%       75%      75%     construction of flood control projects, providing customer assistance
       Unscheduled      17%      15%       25%       25%      25%     regarding district facilities and projects, and participating in public
                                                                      meetings to provide information about district activities. The Program
                                                                      supports healthy and safe communities by managing the facilities
                         Percent of Time Spent on
                                                                      such that residents and businesses are provided with protection of
               Scheduled vs. Unscheduled Flood Control Work           life and property from flood conditions.
            100%
                                                                      The Program manages ten sewer districts within County
             80%                                                      unincorporated areas and portions of cities within the County. District
                                                                      customers are provided with reliable sanitary sewer systems,
             60%
                                                                      responsible emergency assistance, environmentally sensitive
             40%                                                      sewage treatment and disposal, and competent and courteous
                                                                      customer service. The Program is also responsible for: evaluating
             20%
                                                                      and recommending rate structures to effectively finance the
              0%                                                      maintenance of the sewer districts, treatment of sewage, district
                       07-08    08-09     09-10      1 1
                                                      0-1      12
                                                              1 -1    capital improvement projects, and financing the district’s
                       Actual   Actual   Estimate   Target   Target
                                                                      proportionate share of downstream agencies’ capital improvement
       Scheduled        82%      90%       85%      100%     100%
                                                                      projects; setting and interpreting sewer policies; providing plan
       Unscheduled      18%      10%       15%       0%       0%
                                                                      reviews for sewer projects within the districts; maintaining and
                                                                      updating standard drawings; and working to facilitate the annexation
                                                                      of properties into districts.




County of San Mateo                                                                                                       Utilities (4840B)
FY 2010-12 Recommended Budget                                                                                  Department of Public Works
                                                                                                                                                4-61

The Program manages eleven street lighting districts within the              •   Developed, recommended, and presented sewer service rates
County. The Program relies on the Construction Services Program,                 for two districts through a public process to our customers and
to provide field maintenance for the streetlights. The districts provide         the Board of Supervisors
street lighting to a variety of areas including suburban and rural           •   Participated in regular meetings with property owner
settings, as well as varied climates such as ocean, mountainous,                 representatives from the Burlingame Hills Sewer Maintenance
North County, and bayside areas. The Program faces a variety of                  District and Crystal Springs County Sanitation District to work
issues because the areas served by the districts vary widely. These              collaboratively to determine future sewer service rates for the
issues include: varied light styles; differing concentrations of lights;         districts that will be acceptable to our customers and sufficient to
participation in underground districts; installation of additional lights;       fund anticipated future costs
required maintenance due to climatic issues; protecting facilities           •   Commenced construction of a sewer rehabilitation project to
from vandalism; and responding to the public when lights are                     replace approximately 2,800 linear feet of deteriorated pipes,
reported out. The lighting districts are managed such that residents             and completed repair of various problematic sections of sewer
and businesses within lighting districts are provided with enhanced              mains
safety in their community through efficient and responsive customer          •   Worked collaboratively with other agencies to implement Phase I
service.                                                                         of the San Francisco Garter Snake Recovery Plan for the Cupid
The Program manages four County Service Areas (CSAs); two                        Row Canal in the San Bruno Flood Control Zone, which included
CSAs provide residents and businesses in two small communities                   channel widening and maintenance
with adequate and reliable supplies of high quality water. Providing
this service includes ensuring that required water quality testing is        Story Behind Performance
performed, regular maintenance occurs, meter reading and billing is          Flood Control—Flood Control activities are financed through the
completed in accordance with a specific schedule, and customer               flood control zones of the San Mateo County Flood Control District,
service is provided in a timely and courteous manner. One of the             which were established for some bayside watersheds in the county
remaining CSAs provides financing for street lighting to a community         prior to the passage of Proposition 13.
in the same manner as provided in the lighting districts, and the
other CSA provides fire protection and garbage and recycling                 The maintenance responsibilities of the Colma Creek Flood Control
collection services.                                                         Zone continue to increase as channel construction, which provides
                                                                             50-year flood protection, is completed and the infrastructure ages.
The Program manages eight drainage maintenance districts within              The District has had unscheduled channel repair work performed in
various areas of the County to provide communities with reliable             an older section of channel where movement of the channel walls
storm drain systems through efficient maintenance, repair and                was detected. The District is working to develop and construct a
responsive customer service. The Program utilizes the Road                   permanent repair or replacement project for this section of channel.
Construction and Operations Division to provide service as required          The District has continued to work with the permitting agencies to
to these district facilities.                                                develop acceptable methods for maintaining the channel while
The Program manages watershed protection activities for the                  meeting District maintenance standards and permitting agency
Department. Some of the roles include: participating in the                  requirements such that routine maintenance work can be scheduled.
environmental permitting process for Department projects;                    The San Francisquito Creek Zone (Zone) is continuing to finance a
performing field inspections during construction to assure permit            portion of the San Francisquito Creek Joint Powers Authority
compliance; coordinating with the Planning Department and other              (SFCJPA), which is working with the Army Corps of Engineers to
agencies on permitting issues; determining the impacts of new                study a project to improve flood protection for the cities of Menlo
environmental regulations; coordinating with other departments to            Park, East Palo Alto, and Palo Alto. The SFCJPA is also working to
comply with the County’s Municipal Regional Stormwater National              develop feasible alternatives for channel improvements between the
Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit (MRP);                 San Francisco Bay and Highway 101, as well as, evaluating the
working to procure grant funding for watershed protection projects;          section of the Creek from Highway 101 to El Camino Real. The
and developing road maintenance standards that are                           Zone’s participation includes attending SFCJPA meetings and
environmentally sensitive. The County is unique in that it has varied        providing input and review of the issues. The Zone continues to
terrain and is bordered by the ocean and bay. The Program strives to         allocate local match funds for the Feasibility Phase of the Army
protect and enhance the qualities of the environment for current and         Corps of Engineers sponsored project. The Zone also allocated
future generations.                                                          money during the FY 2009-10 to the design and environmental work
                                                                             associated with the Creek from the Bay to Highway 101.
The following are major accomplishments in the current year:
                                                                             The San Bruno Creek Flood Control Zone continues to maintain a
•   Completed all eleven elements of the Sewer System                        portion of San Bruno Creek which channels water through San
    Management Plan (SSMP) in accordance with the time line set              Francisco International Airport property. The San Bruno Creek Flood
    by the State Water Board Statewide General Waste Discharge               Control Zone’s maintenance activities are complicated by the
    Requirements and obtained approval of the SSMP from Board of             presence of the San Francisco garter snake and the California red
    Supervisors


Utilities (4840B)                                                                                                         County of San Mateo
Department of Public Works                                                                                     FY 2010-12 Recommended Budget
4-62

legged frog that have inhabited the flood control channel and             rates. The districts continue to implement maintenance programs,
environs, necessitating state and federal permits to maintain the         modify preventative maintenance strategies, utilize data
channel. The San Bruno Creek Flood Control Zone worked with the           management systems, and educate customers regarding the
San Francisco International Airport and regulatory agencies during        appropriate use of sewer systems to work toward reducing the
the current and previous fiscal years to develop and implement the        number of sanitary sewer overflows and to comply with State
San Francisco Garter Snake Recovery Plan for the San Francisco            requirements and the Clean Water Act. The districts are required to
International Airport’s property west of Bayshore. The plan provides      electronically report all sanitary sewer overflows, regardless of size,
for a multi-year permit, which specifies allowable channel                to the State Water Resources Control Board, which require
maintenance, construction work, and habitat monitoring                    considerable field and office staff time. Through the use of these
requirements in an effort to balance flood protection and                 tools and strategies utilized by the districts, more time will be spent
enhancement of habitat.                                                   on scheduled preventative maintenance work and necessary
                                                                          repairs, in an effort to reduce the number of sewer system overflows.
Colma Creek and San Bruno Creek are monitored on a quarterly
                                                                          Customer service targets continue to be met with greater than 90%
basis to assist in identifying maintenance, repair, and nuisance
                                                                          of customers rating services good or better.
issues that must be addressed through scheduled maintenance
work. The inspections of Colma Creek are performed with staff from        Water—Minor system upgrades in CSA 7 (La Honda) that will
the City of South San Francisco such that code enforcement issues         improve the integrity of the water distribution system and be
can be identified and addressed by the City.                              financially feasible continue to be identified, but are difficult to fund
                                                                          due to the small customer base. The estimated cost to replace the
Lighting—Lighting performance measure target for responding to
                                                                          70-year-old water system exceeds $1,500,000. Monitoring activities
streetlight repairs within ten working days was reduced from 95% to
                                                                          will continue on the existing well in CSA 11 (Pescadero), and rate
93% for FY 2008-09 due to equipment failure but is expected to be
                                                                          increases will be developed to set appropriate water rates to
at or above 95% for the current fiscal year. The districts continue the
                                                                          adequately support the system. It continues to produce good quality
use of an automated maintenance management system to schedule
                                                                          water as well as meet the required water quality monitoring and
and track streetlight repairs. Lighting continues to receive and
                                                                          annual reporting of test results to customers.
respond to property owner requests for additional streetlights in
compliance with district policies and governing codes. In an effort to    Watershed Protection—Watershed Protection continues to group
contribute to the environmentally conscious outcome of the Shared         numerous work sites into defined projects in an effort to reduce the
Vision 2025, the districts will explore new technology to reduce          paperwork, time, and resources required to obtain permits,
carbon emissions and energy use.                                          predominantly for Road Fund projects. However, the permit
                                                                          requirements and regulatory agency review times continue to
Sewer—The number of sewer connections in the districts will
                                                                          increase, which significantly lengths the time required to obtain
continue to slowly and steadily increase as properties are subdivided
                                                                          permits. The Program regularly completes the monitoring and follow-
and vacant properties are developed. The districts allocated
                                                                          up work for two closed County landfills and is assisting with
significant resources to determine the required funding and
                                                                          development and implementation of final closure plans for one of the
corresponding sewer service rates for FY 2007-08 through FY 2011-
                                                                          landfills. The Program also participates in regular association /
12 to support regulatory requirements, operations and maintenance
                                                                          agency meetings such as: the National Pollution Discharge
costs, treatment, and system improvements. This effort resulted in
                                                                          Elimination System, FishNet 4C, the Fitzgerald Marine Reserve
setting rates for five years in eight of the ten districts. The
                                                                          Critical Coastal Area, and Areas of Special Biological Significance.
Burlingame Hills Sewer Maintenance District and the Crystal Springs
                                                                          The County’s focus on watershed issues and the Program’s
County Sanitation District have both had majority protests based on
                                                                          involvement continue to expand as new requirements and concerns
Proposition 218, which prevented rate increases for past fiscal
                                                                          arise; however, there is no specific funding source for this work;
years. The requirements of Proposition 218 and the small size of
                                                                          therefore, ensuring adequate participation has become a major
most districts have increased the complexity of raising rates for
                                                                          challenge.
sewer service. In addition, the San Francisco Baykeeper filed a
complaint against the Burlingame Hills Sewer Maintenance District,        The Municipal Regional Storm water Permit (MRP) adopted by the
which resulted in a Consent Decree requiring the district to pay          San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board on
settlement charges and perform various studies, work, and reporting       October 14, 2009 supersedes the NPDES Permit No. CAS0029921
in the next five years. The San Francisco Bay Regional Water              issued to the San Mateo Countywide Water Pollution Prevention
Quality Control Board also issued a Cease and Desist Order to the         Program (Countywide Program) on July 21, 1999. San Mateo
Crystal Springs County Sanitation District, Town of Hillsborough, and     County and the San Mateo County Flood Control District (District)
City of San Mateo requiring payment of fines and implementation of        have been named as co-permittees of the new MRP, which regulates
identified capital improvement projects. Many agencies within the         the discharge of storm water runoff from storm drains and
County are facing major sewer capital improvements, including             watercourses within the jurisdiction of the County and District. To
expensive capital projects at the wastewater treatment plants, as         comply with the requirements of the MRP, Watershed Protection
infrastructure continues to age. Districts will be required to pay a      works with the Countywide Program and other County Departments
portion of the improvements, which must be supported by the sewer         to develop and implement appropriate Best Management Practices


County of San Mateo                                                                                                            Utilities (4840B)
FY 2010-12 Recommended Budget                                                                                       Department of Public Works
                                                                                                                                               4-63

(BMPs), source control and storm water treatment measures, and                  with the new trash reduction and water quality monitoring
trash capture methods and cleanup activities for Department and                 requirements of the MRP
District projects and facilities. The County faces the challenge of
meeting the increased storm water quality requirements contained in         Program Objectives
the MRP, while securing or allocating adequate funding to meet the
                                                                            The Utilities Program will meet performance targets by doing the
requirements. Many of the MRP requirements are unfunded
                                                                            following:
mandates that the County must comply with.
                                                                            Spend 75% of Time on Scheduled Sewer Work
Major challenges over the next two years will be:                           • Complete implementation and revise, as needed, the Sanitary
•   To establish sanitary sewer service rates for the Burlingame Hills         System Management Plan for the sewer districts in conformance
    Sewer Maintenance District and the Crystal Springs County                  with the schedule provided by the State - ongoing
    Sanitation District for the future fiscal year that are acceptable to   • Implement a financially feasible and appropriate program for
    customers and sufficient to fund the increasing cost of sewage             inspecting one sixth of the sewer districts’ infrastructure to obtain
    treatment, maintenance on aging infrastructure, capital                    condition information and provide a method to proactively correct
    improvements (within the districts and the proportionate share of          system deficiencies - ongoing
    downstream agency projects), compliance with Baykeeper                  • Prioritize the purchase and replacement of equipment based on
    Consent Decree and State Cease and Desist Order, and other                 the anticipated and dedicated revenue and ongoing
    necessary costs                                                         • Continue and improve regular communication between office
•   To increase the education and awareness of sewer customers                 and field staff and within each group - ongoing
    regarding the appropriate use of sewer systems so they can do           • Update district maps to reflect field conditions, improvement
    their part to help prevent sewer system overflows (i.e. no grease          projects, and correct identified inaccuracies – ongoing
    down the sink and only flushing appropriate waste materials)            • Continue to dedicate time to review and modify, as needed, the
•   To decrease sewer system overflows based on appropriate                    preventative maintenance strategies for the sewer systems to
    preventative maintenance activities and associated schedules,              assure that the prescribed activities remain the most appropriate
    repairs, and capital improvements                                          – ongoing
•   To set water rates which are sufficient to fund required                • Monitor preventative maintenance activities for the sewer
    expenditures                                                               systems, and determine whether the schedules are realistic,
•   To continue implementation of the Sewer System Management                  treatment is appropriate, and if system repairs are required -
    Plans required by the Regional and State Water Board for all               ongoing
    districts, while keeping within a budget that can be supported by       • Monitor preventative maintenance activities for all remaining
    sewer service rates                                                        programs in terms of scheduled time versus actual completion –
•   To manage limited staff resources in order to provide dedicated            ongoing
    staff time to maintain and update the various automated data            • Provide regular training for staff in collection system operations,
    management systems to provide current information, while also              maintenance, and monitoring - ongoing
    addressing unanticipated daily issues raised by customers, and          • Review and modify, when needed, district standards and testing
    inquiries that require immediate response                                  methods to assure they are appropriate and meet current
•   To continue channel work in the San Bruno Creek Flood Control              standards – ongoing
    Zone based on the approved recovery plan and the limited
    funding available                                                       Achieve a 100% Rate of Scheduled Work for Flood Control
•   To obtain the necessary permits and complete the design and             • Continue implementation of work associated with the recovery
    construction of the repair of the Colma Creek walls upstream of            plan approved for the San Bruno Creek Flood Control Zone
    the Spruce Avenue                                                          channel area – ongoing
•   To obtain approval from all the permitting agencies for a long-         • Continue working with the permitting agencies to obtain a long-
    term maintenance plan for Colma Creek and permits that may be              term maintenance plan permit for the improved channel sections
    required for repair / rehabilitation type projects                         in Colma Creek by 2011
•   To obtain timely approval from permitting agencies for routine          • Continue performing regular inspections of San Bruno Creek
    road maintenance projects, even though permit applications                 and Colma Creek in accordance with the maintenance plans –
    continue to increase in complexity, permit approval time lines             ongoing
    have lengthened, and permit requirements have increased                 • Continue to perform maintenance as required and in compliance
•   To identify and secure funding for Watershed Protection                    with the maintenance plans for San Bruno Creek and Colma
    activities that cannot be funded through existing sources                  Creek
•   To work collaboratively with the San Mateo Countywide                   • Continue performing regular maintenance of the Colma Creek
    Stormwater Pollution Prevention Program and other                          habitat creation and enhancement project
    municipalities and County departments to identify and comply



Utilities (4840B)                                                                                                        County of San Mateo
Department of Public Works                                                                                    FY 2010-12 Recommended Budget
4-64

Performance Measures Summary Table

                                                   FY 2007-08          FY 2008-09         FY 2009-10         FY 2010-11           FY 2011-12
 Performance Measures                                Actual              Actual            Estimate            Target               Target

 What/How Much We Do (Effort)

 Number of Properties Served by County                11,429             11,429             11,429             11,429               11,429
 Sewer Districts

 Number of streetlights maintained                     2,128              2,158              2,166              2,166                2,166

 Miles of flood control channel maintained               8                  7                  8                  8                    8

 How Well We Do It (Quality / Efficiency)

 Percent of streetlights repaired within ten           95%                93%                95%                 95%                 95%
 working days

 Percent of time spent on scheduled vs.
 unscheduled work:

 - Scheduled sewer work                                83%                85%                75%                75%                  75%
 - Unscheduled sewer work                              17%                15%                25%                25%                  25%
 - Scheduled flood control work                        82%                90%                85%                100%                100%
 - Unscheduled flood control work (1)                  18%                10%                15%                 0%                  0%

 Is Anyone Better Off? (Outcome / Effect)

 Number of reportable sewer overflows:

 - 1,000 gallons or more                                 5                  1                  1                   5                  5
 - Between 100 and 999 gallons                          20                 14                 20                  19                  18
 - Between 1 and 99 gallons                             31                 28                 20                  19                  18

 Number and percent of customers rating             36 / 100%          50 / 100%           35 / 100%          35 / 100%           35 / 100%
 services good or better for Sewer services

(1) Unscheduledflood control work is defined as either work that requires a permit must be done immediately because lives or property are in
eminent danger or an unanticipated situation that does not require a permit but does require significant funding reallocations in order to do the
work needed.




County of San Mateo                                                                                                              Utilities (4840B)
FY 2010-12 Recommended Budget                                                                                         Department of Public Works
                                                                                                                                                4-65



Utilities (4840B)
Resource Allocation Summary
                                                Actual            Actual         Revised        Recommended           Change        Recommended
                                               2007-08           2008-09         2009-10           2010-11            2010-11          2011-12
Salary Resolution                                    16.0                16.0            16.0              16.0                                  16.0
Funded FTE                                           16.0                16.0            16.0              15.8             (0.2)                15.8


Total Requirements                             50,085,184          52,997,781     56,008,085        57,427,611         1,419,526        45,486,165
Total Sources                                  50,205,885          53,118,491     56,128,791        57,547,611         1,418,820        45,606,165
Net County Cost                                  (120,701)          (120,710)       (120,706)         (120,000)              706           (120,000)


NCC Breakdown
Non-Mandated Services                                                               (120,706)         (120,000)              706           (120,000)




Discretionary Net County Cost
This program is fully funded by charges to users. Negative Net County Cost of $120,000 in this unit is a result of excess Cable Television
franchise agreement revenues over program expenditures and Fund Balance which offsets Net County Cost in other Agency programs.

FY 2010-11 Program Funding Adjustments
The following are significant changes from the FY 2009-10 Revised to the FY 2010-11 Recommended Budget:

1. Adjustments to Provide Current Level of Services
Budget adjustments have been made to reflect current costs for existing levels of service and performance: inclusion of merit increases, and
increases in retirement contributions and health benefit costs; increase in operating revenue: increase in districts’ operating costs; decrease in
interest earned on projected fund balances due to declining interest rates; increase in available Fund Balance available; elimination of one-
time capital improvement project costs and contribution to other agencies; and increase in Reserves for future projects.

   Revenue/Sources            Appropriations         Intrafund Transfers           Reserves             Net County Cost             Positions

        889,996                (6,552,889)                   (3,787)               7,447,378                   706                     0

2. Colma Creek Flood Control Project
Existing flood control channel walls in a specific section of the previously constructed channel are demonstrating signs of failure. The specific
section of channel must be replaced to continue to provide adequate flood protection. Replacing the identified section of channel walls will
reduce the amount of time spent on unscheduled maintenance (emergency response).

   Revenue/Sources            Appropriations         Intrafund Transfers           Reserves             Net County Cost             Positions

           0                    4,000,000                      0                  (4,000,000)                     0                    0




Utilities (4840B)                                                                                                       County of San Mateo
Department of Public Works                                                                                   FY 2010-12 Recommended Budget
4-66

3. Daly City Storm Drain Improvements
The City of Daly City is contemplating storm drainage improvements that will reduce flooding in the City as it relates to the Colma Creek
watershed. The Colma Creek Flood Control Zone includes areas of Daly City that are within the watershed. Zone revenue will be used to
support drainage improvements in the City of Daly City that are specifically linked to Colma Creek Flood Control Zone. Drainage improvements
will reduce the flooding experienced by City residents that are located within the Colma Creek Flood Control Zone.

   Revenue/Sources            Appropriations          Intrafund Transfers            Reserves              Net County Cost            Positions

            0                    1,500,000                     0                   (1,500,000)                     0                      0

4. San Francisquito Creek Flood Control Zone 2 Project
The San Mateo County Flood Control District is a member of the San Francisquito Creek (SFC) Joint Powers Authority and has committed to
financing half of the local share of a study by the Army Corps of Engineers to evaluate options for solving flooding issues in the SFC watershed
(the County’s share is $1.5 million) and a contribution of up to $400,000 for the planning and design of a project called the Initial Capital Project
on San Francisquito Creek between East Bayshore Road and the San Francisco Bay. The progress of the Army Corps of Engineers study
continues to be dependent on Federal appropriations. It appears that there may be money allocated for the Federal FY 2010-11 to continue the
study. The study will help identify potential solutions to reduce flooding within the SFC watershed, and the Initial Capital Project will implement
previously identified improvements.

   Revenue/Sources            Appropriations          Intrafund Transfers            Reserves              Net County Cost            Positions

            0                    1,417,735                     0                   (1,417,735)                     0                      0

5. Colma Highway Lighting District Project
The overhead utilities (electrical, cable, telephone, and streetlight) are being placed underground in a specific section of El Camino Real in the
Colma Highway Lighting District. The City of Daly City, Town of Colma, and County of San Mateo created an underground utility district along
El Camino Real to assist in beautifying the El Camino Corridor. The project will involve replacing existing aging infrastructure with new
infrastructure (underground wires and street light poles), which should reduce the necessary street light repairs after the project is completed.
This appropriation represents the County’s share of the joint project.

   Revenue/Sources            Appropriations          Intrafund Transfers            Reserves              Net County Cost            Positions

            0                     100,000                      0                    (100,000)                      0                      0

6. Fair Oaks Sewer Replacement and Capital Improvement Project
Existing sewer pipes have been identified for replacement due to insufficient capacity, structural deficiencies (cracks, offset pipes, etc.), or
excessive maintenance. Replacing the identified pipes will help reduce sewer overflows and reduce the amount of staff time spent on
unscheduled maintenance so more time can be spent on scheduled maintenance.

   Revenue/Sources            Appropriations          Intrafund Transfers            Reserves              Net County Cost            Positions

            0                    1,375,000                     0                   (1,375,000)                     0                      0

7. Crystal Springs Sanitary District Capital Improvement Project
Existing sewer lines to be replaced with new sewer lines. Existing sewer pipes have been identified for replacement due to insufficient capacity,
structural deficiencies (cracks, offset pipes, etc.), or excessive maintenance. Replacing the identified pipes will help reduce sewer overflows
and reduce the amount of staff time spent on unscheduled maintenance. The project is also necessary to comply with the conditions of the
Cease and Desist Order issued to the District by the California Regional Water Quality Control Board.

   Revenue/Sources            Appropriations          Intrafund Transfers            Reserves              Net County Cost            Positions

            0                     500,000                      0                    (500,000)                      0                      0




County of San Mateo                                                                                                               Utilities (4840B)
FY 2010-12 Recommended Budget                                                                                          Department of Public Works
                                                                                                                                             4-67

8. Devonshire County Sanitation District Capital Improvement Project
Existing sewer pipes have been identified for replacement due to insufficient capacity, structural deficiencies (cracks, offset pipes, etc.), or
excessive maintenance. Replacing the identified pipes will help reduce sewer overflows and reduce the amount of staff time spent on
unscheduled maintenance.

   Revenue/Sources           Appropriations         Intrafund Transfers           Reserves             Net County Cost           Positions

           0                     130,000                     0                    (130,000)                    0                     0

9. Emerald Lake Heights Sewer Capital Improvement Project
Existing sewer pipes have been identified for replacement due to insufficient capacity, structural deficiencies (cracks, offset pipes, etc.), or
excessive maintenance. Replacing the identified pipes will help reduce sewer overflows and reduce the amount of staff time spent on
unscheduled maintenance.

   Revenue/Sources           Appropriations         Intrafund Transfers           Reserves             Net County Cost           Positions

           0                     100,000                     0                    (100,000)                    0                     0

10. Sewer District Operations Fixed Asset Equipment Replacement
A number of existing sewer equipment items are old, close to the end of their useful life, and no longer functional. It is necessary to replace
these with the latest technology, such as rodding and hydro-flush trucks, combination hydro-flush/vacuum truck, CCTV camera and van, flow
meters, etc. Replacing this equipment will help manage the sanitary sewer systems more efficiently during scheduled maintenance and allow
the County to meet current standards and regulatory requirements by reducing sewer overflows.

   Revenue/Sources           Appropriations         Intrafund Transfers           Reserves             Net County Cost           Positions

        528,824                  528,824                     0                        0                        0                     0

                                         TOTAL FY 2010-11 PROGRAM FUNDING ADJUSTMENTS

   Revenue/Sources           Appropriations         Intrafund Transfers           Reserves             Net County Cost           Positions

       1,418,820                3,098,670                 (3,787)                (1,675,357)                 706                     0

FY 2011–12 Program Funding Adjustments
The following are significant changes from the FY 2010-11 to the FY 2011-12 Recommended Budget:
11. Adjustments to Provide Current Level of Services
Budget adjustments have been made to reflect current costs for existing levels of service and performance: inclusion of merit and health
benefit cost increases; elimination of one-time projects and equipment; reductions in districts’ operating costs; and offsetting adjustments in
Fund Balance and Reserves.

   Revenue/Sources           Appropriations         Intrafund Transfers           Reserves             Net County Cost           Positions

     (12,616,790)             (10,187,878)                   0                   (2,428,912)                   0                     0

12. Sewer District Operations Fixed Asset Equipment Replacement
A number of existing sewer equipment items are old, close to the end of their useful life, and no longer functional. It is necessary to replace
these with the latest technology, including rodding and hydro-flush trucks, combination hydro-flush/vacuum truck, CCTV camera and van, flow




Utilities (4840B)                                                                                                     County of San Mateo
Department of Public Works                                                                                 FY 2010-12 Recommended Budget
4-68

meters, etc. Replacing this equipment will help manage the sanitary sewer systems more efficiently during scheduled maintenance and allow
the County to meet current standards and regulatory requirements by reducing sewer overflows.

   Revenue/Sources          Appropriations       Intrafund Transfers          Reserves            Net County Cost          Positions

         675,344               675,344                    0                       0                      0                     0

                                       TOTAL FY 2011-12 PROGRAM FUNDING ADJUSTMENTS

   Revenue/Sources          Appropriations       Intrafund Transfers          Reserves            Net County Cost          Positions

       (11,941,446)          (9,512,534)                  0                  (2,428,912)                 0                     0




County of San Mateo                                                                                                     Utilities (4840B)
FY 2010-12 Recommended Budget                                                                                Department of Public Works

								
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