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The subject of this Environmental Impact Report (EIR) is a project known as Sycamore Village, which
is a request to construct a 35-unit attached residential development on a 3.59-acre site in the RD-4
land use zone. The project site is on the west side of Illinois Avenue, approximately 600 feet south of
Greenback Lane in the Orangevale community.

The following environmental impact and mitigation summary table (Table 1-1
Executive Summary of Impacts and Mitigation on page 1-2) briefly describes the project impacts and
the mitigation measures recommended to eliminate or reduce the impacts. The residual impact after
mitigation is also identified. Immediately following the summary table is a list of
recommendations/requirements of various agencies pertaining to the project (see Requests and
Requirements of Various Agencies on page 1-13). Detailed discussions of each of the identified
impacts and mitigation measures, including pertinent supporting data, can be found in the specific
topic sections in the remainder of this report.

This report identifies a significant environmental impact related to biological resources (tree loss).
There are no known mitigation measures that could reduce this impact to less than significant;
however, measures are recommended to minimize the significant impact that will occur as a result of
the proposed project. The report also identifies potentially significant impacts related to aesthetics
(loss of tree canopy) and cultural resources; mitigation measures are recommended to reduce these
potentially significant impacts to a level of less than significant.

Impacts associated with land use, public services, drainage, noise, air quality, and traffic and
circulation are considered less than significant.




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                                                                    Table 1-1
                                                     Executive Summary of Impacts and Mitigation
Impacts                                                           Level of                         Mitigation Measure                      Level of
                                                                Significance                                                             Significance
                                                                   Before                                                                   After
                                                                Mitigation 1                                                              Mitigation
LAND USE
The proposed project meets the minimum density                       LS                            None Recommended                          LS
requirements of LU-14, for transit supportive uses. It would
also help to provide a buffer of higher density housing
between existing commercial and business uses along
Greenback Lane and the less dense single family homes to
the south.
The project meets Zoning Code standards for minimum                  LS                            None Recommended                          LS
parking requirements. Nonetheless, there is some potential
for overflow parking from the project to occur in the
surrounding neighborhood resulting in a minor nuisance
impact.
PUBLIC FACILITIES AND SERVICES
The additional development of this site is expected to               LS                            None Recommended                          LS
increase the demands on public services to some degree,
but not beyond current or planned service capacity.
DRAINAGE AND HYDROLOGY
The project site is located outside the 100-year floodplain          LS                            None Recommended                          LS
and will not expose on-site residents to flood hazards.
Preliminary grading and drainage plans for the project have
been reviewed by County DWR staff, who determined that
they were sufficient to manage any increase in peak flows
related to the development.
TRAFFIC
The proposed 35 unit residential complex would generate              LS                            None Recommended                          LS



1
    PS = Potentially Significant   S = Significant SU = Significant and Unavoidable   LS = Less Than Significant


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Impacts                                                             Level of      Mitigation Measure                      Level of
                                                                  Significance                                          Significance
                                                                     Before                                                After
                                                                  Mitigation 1                                           Mitigation
approximately 205 daily and 18 pm peak hour trip ends. This
represents an increase of 71 daily and 4 pm peak hour trip
ends over development consistent with existing zoning.
Illinios Avenue in the project vicinity is projected to operate
at LOS E in the cumulative case (year 2025); addition of 71
daily trips would not cause the level of service to deteriorate
below LOS E.
NOISE
Traffic noise levels from Illinois Avenue at the closest              LS         None Recommended                           LS
outdoor patio/porch area and closest residential building
façade is 65 decibels; noise levels at the closest common
outdoor activity area is 61 decibels. Traffic noise levels from
Greenback Lane at the closest outdoor patio/porch area and
closest residential building façade is 58 decibels. All are
within the limits established by General Plan policy NO-7 for
exterior noise levels.

The noise level from traffic on Illinois Avenue at the closest
residential building façade is 65 decibels. Standard
construction techniques with adequate heating/cooling/
ventilation systems to allow closed windows during all
seasons typically reduce exterior traffic noise levels by 25
dB. This would bring the interior noise levels to 40 dB; within
interior noise level standards for residential developments.

Introduction of higher density residential uses on the site           LS         None Recommended                           LS
has the potential to increase nuisance noise at neighboring
properties from increased activity levels at the site.




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Impacts                                                           Level of                             Mitigation Measure                              Level of
                                                                Significance                                                                         Significance
                                                                   Before                                                                               After
                                                                Mitigation 1                                                                          Mitigation
AIR QUALITY
Project construction would result in the temporary                  LS                                None Recommended                                   LS
generation of NOx and PM10 emissions. However, the
project is less than 5 acres in size; therefore, according to
the SMAQMD screening guidelines for particulate matter, no
mitigation is required for PM10 emissions. In addition,
Urbemis modeling results showed that the project would
produce only 21.36 pounds per day of NOx emissions,
which is below the current threshold of 85 pounds per day
for construction-related NOx emissions.
BIOLOGICAL RESOURCES
The project site contains 51 native oak trees, totaling 638          S         BR-1.   Redesign the project site plans to avoid removal of oak           SU
inches, dbh. The proposed project will result in removal and                           trees number 23, 26, 27, 28, 44, 45, 46, and 55, thereby
encroachment impacts affecting 29 of the on-site native oak                            preserving 83 inches dbh of native oaks, as follows:
trees requiring compensation equivalent to 217 inches.
                                                                                   • Relocate the carports along the southern property boundary
                                                                                      outside the dripline protection area of trees number 23, 26,
                                                                                      27, and 28.

                                                                                   • Relocate the building at the southwestern corner of the
                                                                                      property (D, A1/A2, A1/A2, D design) outside the dripline
                                                                                      protection area of trees number 44, 45, 46 and 55. The
                                                                                      building to the north (C, B, B, C design) may also need to
                                                                                      shift north to retain spacing between the two buildings.

                                                                               BR-2.   The removal of 211 inches dbh of native oak trees (4, 5, 9,
                                                                                       37, 41, 43, 47, 48, 49, 104, 121, 124, 125, 126 128, 130,
                                                                                       132, 133 and 134) and the substantial encroachment of
                                                                                       trees (6, 11, and 42) shall be compensated by planting
                                                                                       native oak trees (either valley oak/Quercus lobata, and/or
                                                                                       interior live oak/Quercus wislizenii) equivalent to the dbh
                                                                                       inches impacted, based on the ratios listed below, at
                                                                                       locations that are authorized by the Department of
                                                                                       Environmental Review and Assessment. A total of 217
                                                                                       inches will require compensation.


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Impacts              Level of              Mitigation Measure                                Level of
                   Significance                                                            Significance
                      Before                                                                  After
                   Mitigation 1                                                             Mitigation
                                  Equivalent compensation based on the following ratio
                                  is required:

                                    •   one D-pot seedling (40 cubic inches or larger) =
                                        1 inch dbh
                                    •   one 15-gallon tree = 1 inch dbh
                                    •   one 24-inch box tree = 2 inches dbh
                                    •   one 36-inch box tree = 3 inches dbh

                                  Prior to the approval of Improvement Plans or building
                                  permits, a Replacement Oak Tree Planting Plan shall
                                  be prepared by a certified arborist or licensed
                                  landscape architect and shall be submitted to the
                                  Environmental Coordinator for approval. The
                                  Replacement Oak Tree Planting Plan(s) shall include
                                  the following minimum elements:

                                  1. Species, size and locations of all replacement
                                     plantings;

                                  2. Method of irrigation;

                                  3. The Sacramento County Standard Tree Planting
                                     Detail L-1, including the 10-foot deep boring hole
                                     to provide for adequate drainage;

                                  4. Planting, irrigation, and maintenance schedules;

                                  5. Identification of the maintenance entity and a
                                     written agreement with that entity to provide care
                                     and irrigation of the trees for a 3-year
                                     establishment period, and to replace any of the
                                     replacement oak trees which do not survive
                                     during that period.



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Impacts              Level of                             Mitigation Measure                                   Level of
                   Significance                                                                              Significance
                      Before                                                                                    After
                   Mitigation 1                                                                               Mitigation
                                                No replacement tree shall be planted within 15 feet of
                                                the driplines of existing oak trees or landmark size
                                                trees that are retained on-site, or within 15 feet of a
                                                building foundation or swimming pool excavation.
                                                The minimum spacing for replacement oak trees shall
                                                be 20 feet on-center. Examples of acceptable
                                                planting locations are publicly owned lands, common
                                                areas, and landscaped frontages (with adequate
                                                spacing). Generally unacceptable locations are utility
                                                easements (PUE, sewer, storm drains), under
                                                overhead utility lines, private yards of single family
                                                lots (including front yards), and roadway medians.

                                                If oak tree replacement plantings are demonstrated to
                                                the satisfaction of the Environmental Coordinator to
                                                be infeasible for any or all trees removed, then
                                                compensation shall be through payment into the
                                                County Tree Preservation Fund. Payment shall be
                                                made at a rate of $325.00 per dbh inch removed but
                                                not otherwise compensated, or at the prevailing rate
                                                at the time payment into the fund is made.

                                  BR-3.   With the exception of the trees removed and compensated
                                          for through Mitigation Measure BR-1, above, all oak trees
                                          that are 6 inches dbh or larger on the project site, all
                                          portions of adjacent off-site oak trees which have driplines
                                          that extend onto the project site, and all off-site oak trees
                                          which may be impacted by utility installation and/or
                                          improvements associated with this project, shall be
                                          preserved and protected as follows:

                                          1.      A circle with a radius measurement from the trunk of
                                                  the tree to the tip of its longest limb shall constitute
                                                  the dripline protection area of each tree. Limbs
                                                  must not be cut back in order to change the dripline.
                                                  The area beneath the dripline is a critical portion of
                                                  the root zone and defines the minimum protected


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Impacts              Level of                  Mitigation Measure                                   Level of
                   Significance                                                                   Significance
                      Before                                                                         After
                   Mitigation 1                                                                    Mitigation
                                       area of each tree. Removing limbs that make up
                                       the dripline does not change the protected area.

                                  2.   Any protected trees on the site that require pruning
                                       shall be pruned by a certified arborist prior to the
                                       start of construction work. All pruning shall be in
                                       accordance with the American National Standards
                                       Institute (ANSI) A300 pruning standards and the
                                       International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) “Tree
                                       Pruning Guidelines.”

                                  3.   Prior to initiating construction, temporary protective
                                       fencing shall be installed at least one foot outside
                                       the driplines of the protected trees within 100-feet of
                                       construction related activities, in order to avoid
                                       damage to the tree canopies and root systems. For
                                       trees (1, 2, 6, 11, 14, 21, 39, 42, 54, 59, 61, 69, 72,
                                       75, 76, 77, 80, 88 and 117) where construction
                                       impacts are expected to encroach within the
                                       driplines, as discussed in the Biological Resources
                                       Chapter of the EIR, the protective fencing may be
                                       placed 1-foot outside of the proposed construction
                                       activities.

                                  4.   Any removal of paving or structures (i.e. demolition)
                                       that occurs within the dripline of a protected oak
                                       tree shall be done under the direct supervision of a
                                       certified arborist. To the maximum extent feasible,
                                       demolition work within the dripline protection area of
                                       the oak tree shall be performed by hand. If the
                                       certified arborist determines that it is not feasible to
                                       perform some portion(s) of this work by hand, then
                                       the smallest/lightest weight equipment that will
                                       adequately perform the demolition work shall be
                                       used.

                                  5.   No signs, ropes, cables (except those which may be

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Impacts              Level of                   Mitigation Measure                                  Level of
                   Significance                                                                   Significance
                      Before                                                                         After
                   Mitigation 1                                                                    Mitigation
                                        installed by a certified arborist to provide limb
                                        support) or any other items shall be attached to the
                                        protected trees. Small metallic numbering tags for
                                        the purpose of preparing tree reports and
                                        inventories shall be allowed.

                                  6.    No vehicles, construction equipment, mobile
                                        home/office, supplies, materials or facilities shall be
                                        driven, parked, stockpiled or located within the
                                        driplines of protected trees.

                                  7.    Grading (grade cuts or fills) shall be not be allowed
                                        to encroach upon more than 20% of the driplines of
                                        any protected trees except for those trees in which
                                        the encroachment was compensated for in
                                        mitigation measure BR-1.

                                  8.    Drainage patterns on the site shall not be modified
                                        so that water collects or stands within, or is diverted
                                        across, the dripline of any protected tree.

                                  9.    No trenching shall be allowed within the driplines of
                                        protected trees. If it is absolutely necessary to
                                        install underground utilities within the dripline of a
                                        protected tree, the utility line shall be bored and
                                        jacked under the supervision of a certified arborist.

                                  10.   The construction of impervious surfaces within the
                                        driplines of protected trees shall be stringently
                                        minimized. When it is absolutely necessary, a
                                        piped aeration system per County standard detail
                                        shall be installed under the supervision of a certified
                                        arborist.

                                  11.   Walkways constructed within the driplines of native
                                        trees shall be constructed at grade with minimal


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Impacts              Level of                   Mitigation Measure                                  Level of
                   Significance                                                                   Significance
                      Before                                                                         After
                   Mitigation 1                                                                    Mitigation
                                        cutting/compacting of the soil beneath.

                                  12.   No sprinkler or irrigation system shall be installed in
                                        such a manner that sprays water or requires
                                        trenching within the driplines of protected trees. An
                                        above ground drip irrigation system is
                                        recommended.

                                  13.   Landscaping beneath oak trees may include non-
                                        plant materials such as bark mulch, wood chips, etc.
                                        The only plant species which shall be planted within
                                        the drip-lines of oak trees are those which are
                                        tolerant of the natural semi-arid environs of the
                                        trees. A list of such drought-tolerant plant species is
                                        available at the Department of Environmental
                                        Review and Assessment. Limited drip irrigation
                                        approximately twice per summer is recommended
                                        for the understory plants.

                                  14.   All portions of any masonry wall that will encroach
                                        into the dripline protection area of any protected
                                        tree shall be constructed using grade beam wall
                                        panels and posts set no closer than 10 feet on
                                        center. Any wrought iron or wood fencing shall be
                                        similarly installed, with posts set no closer than 10
                                        feet on center. Posts shall be spaced in such a
                                        manner as to maximize the separation between the
                                        tree trunks and the posts in order to reduce impacts
                                        to the trees.




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Impacts                                                              Level of                            Mitigation Measure                                Level of
                                                                   Significance                                                                          Significance
                                                                      Before                                                                                After
                                                                   Mitigation 1                                                                           Mitigation
CULTURAL RESOURCES
A cultural survey of the site indicated no evidence of surface         PS         CR-1.   To ensure protection of cultural resources, the following          LS
archaeological remains or historic resources. Nonetheless,                                measure applies.
it is possible for potentially significant unidentified cultural
materials to be encountered on or below the surface during                                Should any cultural resources, such as structural features,
the course of future development or construction activities.                              unusual amounts of bone or shell, artifacts, human
                                                                                          remains, or architectural remains be encountered during
                                                                                          any development activities, work shall be suspended and
                                                                                          the Department of Environmental Review and Assessment
                                                                                          shall be immediately notified at (916) 874-7914.

                                                                                          At that time, the Department of Environmental Review and
                                                                                          Assessment will coordinate any necessary investigation of
                                                                                          the find with appropriate specialists as needed. The project
                                                                                          proponent shall be required to implement any mitigation
                                                                                          deemed necessary for the protection of the cultural
                                                                                          resources. In addition, pursuant to Section 5097.97 of the
                                                                                          State Public Resources Code and Section 7050.5 of the
                                                                                          State Health and Safety Code, in the event of the discovery
                                                                                          of human remains, all work is to stop and the County
                                                                                          Coroner shall be immediately notified. If the remains are
                                                                                          determined to be Native American, guidelines of the Native
                                                                                          American Heritage Commission shall be adhered to in the
                                                                                          treatment and disposition of the remains.




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Impacts                                                            Level of                           Mitigation Measure                            Level of
                                                                 Significance                                                                     Significance
                                                                    Before                                                                           After
                                                                 Mitigation 1                                                                      Mitigation
AESTHETIC RESOURCES
Loss of Tree Canopy                                                  PS         AR-1   Comply with mitigation measure BR-1, requiring                 LS
The project site is a 3.59-acre site with a single family home                         compensatory planting for oak tree loss.
and several associated buildings and a pool surrounded by
trees. Along each of the project site’s borders trees provide
a visual buffer between the project site and the surrounding
house, shopping center, and Illinois Avenue and Sherry
Drive. In some areas the trees are more densely grouped
than others, such as along sections of the site’s southern
border. The project proposes to remove 84 of 136 trees
(62%).
Changes in Viewshed                                                  LS                               None Recommended.                               LS
Given the generally urbanized environment in which the
project is proposed, the project would not substantially alter
the visual character or quality of the site or vicinity.
Light Intrusion into Existing Residences                             LS         AR-2   Construct a minimum 4-foot high masonry wall along the         LS
                                                                                       southern and western property boundaries, as shown in
At the southwest corner of the site, there is a potential for
                                                                                       Plate AR- 9 to shield nearby residents to the south and
direct-on headlights to affect adjacent residences. This
                                                                                       west from vehicle headlights associated with the project
would constitute a nuisance impact.
                                                                                       parking area




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MITIGATION MONITORING AND REPORTING PROGRAM

Comply with the Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program (MMRP) for this project
as follows:

   1. The proponent shall comply with the MMRP for this project, including the
      payment of a fee to cover the Department of Environmental Review and
      Assessment staff costs incurred during implementation of the MMRP. The
      MMRP fee for this project is $ 6,500.00.

   2. Until the MMRP has been recorded and the estimated MMRP fee has been paid,
      no final parcel map or final subdivision map for the subject property shall be
      approved; and no encroachment, grading, building, sewer connection, water
      connection or occupancy permit from Sacramento County shall be approved.




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REQUESTS AND REQUIREMENTS OF VARIOUS AGENCIES

1) Department of Transportation:

   a) Grant the County right-of-way on Illinois Avenue based on a 60-foot standard
      Collector pursuant to the Sacramento County Improvement Standards and to the
      satisfaction of the Department of Transportation.

   b) The size, number, and location of driveways shall be to the satisfaction of the
      Department of Transportation. Driveway widths of 35 feet shall be provided on
      Illinois Avenue.

   c) If an access control gate is to be installed at any time in the future, it must be
      designed to the standards for an entry gate layout for new developments
      pursuant to the Uniform Fire Code Section 902.2.4.2 and to the satisfaction of the
      Department of Transportation, the Planning and Community Development
      Department, the County Sanitation District 1, the Sacramento County Sheriff’s
      Department and the Fire Prevention Bureau of the fire district/department having
      jurisdiction.

2) Regional Transit

   a) Transit information shall be provided through a homeowner’s association, or with
      real estate transactions. Transit information shall also be displayed in a
      prominent location in the common house.

   b) Parking competes with transit usage. Therefore, parking should not exceed the
      required standards for the county.

   c) Project construction shall not impact transit service or pedestrian access to
      transit stops.

   d) Connectivity of pedestrian ways and amenities such as pavers, vertical curbs,
      tree shading, lighting and trellises will encourage walking to transit.

   e) Develop a program to offer transit passes at a 50% or greater discount to new
      homeowners for a period of six months or more. Program shall be reviewed and
      approved by RT prior to approval of any special permit for the project

3) Sacramento Municipal Utility District

   a) Dedicate a 12.5 foot public utility easement for underground facilities and
      appurtenances adjacent to all public street rights of ways.




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   b) Dedicate Lot A, the common area as a public utility easement for underground
      facilities and appurtenances except for those areas where structures or pool are
      located.

4) County Sanitation District 1

   a) Connection to the District’s sewer system shall be required to the satisfaction of
      CSD-1. Sacramento County Improvement Standards apply to sewer
      construction.

   b) Each parcel with a sewage source shall have as separate connection to the
      CSD-1 sewer system.

   c) In order to obtain sewer service, construction of CSD-1 sewer infrastructure may
      be required.

   d) Sewer easements may be required. All sewer easements shall be dedicated to
      CSD-1 in a form approved by the District Engineer. -1 sewer easements shall be
      at least 20 feet in width and ensure continuous access for installation and
      maintenance. CSD-1 will provide maintenance only in public right-of-ways and in
      easements dedicated to CSD-1.

   e) CSD-1 requires their sewers to be located 10 feet from other parallel utilities
      (water, drain, electrical, etc.). Prior to recording the Final Map, the applicant shall
      prepare a utility plan that will demonstrate that this condition is met.

   f) Al structures along private drives shall have a minimum 10-foot setback so that
      CSD-1 can properly maintain sewer service.

5) Development and Surveyor Services

   a) Dedicate a standard 12.5-foot Public Utility Easement for underground facilities
      and appurtenances adjacent to all public and private roads.

   b) Grant the County right-of-way for Illinois Avenue, based on a 60-foot standard
      and install public street improvements pursuant to the Sacramento County
      Improvement Standards.

   c) Record a maintenance agreement involving all the parcels of the subject map
      assuring timely maintenance of the private street.

   d) Park in lieu fees for multiple family lots shall be paid upon approval of final
      development plan as set forth in Section 201-04(1) of the Sacramento County
      Zoning Code for development plan review.

   e) Prior to approval of special development permit, the property shall be included in
      County Service Area No. 1 at a rate that will fund the full cost, including annual
      escalation factors, of operating and maintaining street and safety lights for this


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       development. The applicant must contact the County of Sacramento Department
       of Transportation at (916) 875-5123 to obtain information concerning costs and to
       initiate the process at the earliest possible time since this process takes about
       four months to complete.

6) Department of Water Resources

   a) Provide drainage easements and install facilities pursuant to the Sacramento
      County Floodplain Management Ordinance, Sacramento County Water Agency
      Code, and Sacramento County Improvement Standards, including any fee
      required by the Sacramento County Water Agency Code.

   b) Off-site drainage easements and improvements shall be provided pursuant to the
      Sacramento County Drainage Ordinance and Improvement Standards.

   c) Incorporate stormwater quality measures in conformance with applicable County
      ordinances & standards, and state and federal law. This project will require an
      approved permanent stormwater quality treatment system.

7) Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District

   a) A minimum of two (2) separate access points shall be provided for this
      subdivision.

   b) Prior to construction, complete plans and specifications for all structures
      proposed for this residential project shall be submitted to the Fire District for
      review and approval.

   c) Where medians are to be installed, fire department approved emergency use
      only, “cross over” areas thirty feet (30’) in length shall be provided. Median curbs
      shall be of a maximum of two (2) inches in height to accommodate the driving
      over of emergency vehicles. Median infill shall be of the same construction as
      the adjacent roadway. Signage shall be provided indicating “Emergency Use
      Only”. Vertical clearance of thirteen feet, six inches (13’6”) shall be provided.

   d) Prior to any combustible construction or storage of combustible materials on-site,
      the following improvements shall be provided:

       i) Fire hydrants capable of providing the required “fire flow” shall be installed
          tested and approved.

       ii) Required fire access lanes shall be installed, identified and approved prior to
           construction or storage of combustible material to the “first loft” (up to the last
           1” of pavement). The fire access lanes shall be designed to meet the
           requirements for an assumed traffic index of 5.5. (Two [2] inches of asphaltic
           concrete over six [6] inches of aggregate base).




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   e) Information regarding the possible inclusion or utilization of “Mello-Roos” or other
      special assessment mechanism shall be provided to the fire district for the
      possible inclusion of a “Special Fire Tax” within the “Mello-Roos”
      area/assessment area.

   f) All new development within the area will be subject to an established District-
      wide Capital Fire Facilities fee to cover the cost of new fire station real property
      acquisition, development, and equipment.

   g) Bridges serving fire apparatus access roadways shall be constructed in
      accordance with California Fire Code, Section 902.2.2.5, 2001 edition.

   h) The proposed fire department access constructed of grasspave and concrete is
      not allowed per current fire department standard; finished road surface consisting
      of 2 inches of asphalt concrete (AC) over 6 inches of aggregate base (AB) or the
      equivalent in Concrete.


   i) The two (2) proposed turnarounds do not meet current fire department
      standards. Turning radius for turnarounds is 25 feet inside and 50 feet outside.


   j) Provide chain, Knox lock, and metal sign stating “NO PARKING FIRE LANE” for
      proposed grasspave & concrete fire lane.


   k) Building located on the Northwest corner of the lot is in excess of 150 feet from
      proposed fire department access.


   l) Provide location of new hydrants. Hydrants shall be spaced 300 feet on center
      and within ‘150 feet from end of proposed fire department access.


   m) Due to the width of the proposed road, fire lane markings shall be provided on
      both sides of the road.


   n) Indicate how fire department access shall be accomplished for buildings located
      facing Illinois Ave. Such access shall not be over walls, fences, planters, signs,
      etc.


   o) Provide turning radius of 25 feet inside and 50 feet outside at the entrance from
      Illinois Ave.

   p) Addressing of buildings shall be as per SMFD handout — address guide to multi-
      unit.


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   q) If there are future plans of installing a gate at the entrance located on Illinois Ave,
      current entrance configuration does not meet the requirements per Appendix VII,
      Emergency access gates and barriers.

   r) A copy of the County recorded maintenance agreements shall be provided at
      time of signing Mylar’s.

   s) All parcels and subdivisions serviced by private roads shall have a road
      maintenance agreement (RMA) recorded with the Public Recorders Office having
      jurisdiction The roadway maintenance agreement shall include the following:

       i) (Alternate opening) Reciprocal access and roadway maintenance agreements
          shall be provided for the interior roadways of the proposed
          complex/subdivision.

       ii) The roadway maintenance and reciprocal access agreements shall be record
           with the Public Recorders Office having jurisdiction and shall provide for the
           following:

                   1 Provisions for the necessary repair and maintenance of the
                     roadway surface

                   2 Removal of vegetation overgrowing the roadway and infringing on
                     the roadway clear vertical height of thirteen feet six inches (1 3’6”)
                     and/or width of twenty feet (20’)

                   3 Provisions for the maintenance, repair, and/or replacement of NO
                     PARKING-FIRE LANE signage or striping

                   4 Provisions for the necessary repair and maintenance of vehicle and
                     pedestrian access gates and opening systems

                   5 Unrestricted use of and access to the roadways covered by the
                     agreements.

                   6 Provisions for the control of vehicle parking in prohibited areas and
                     a mechanism for the removal of vehicles illegally parked.

   t) A copy of the road maintenance agreement shall be provided to the Fire District
      with the site improvement or Civil Engineering drawings upon submittal for
      review. If the roadway agreement is not provided with the site improvement or
      civil engineering drawings, it shall be presented to the Fire District prior to the
      issuance of any CORs (Certificates of Release) or construction permit cards.

   u) The installation of approved traffic control equipment may be required on all
      signal lights installed or modified as a part of this project to allow emergency fire
      apparatus to activate the traffic signal.



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   v) Approved numbers or addresses shall be placed on all new or existing buildings
      in such a position as to be easily read from the street or road fronting the
      property. The minimum size of the numbers shall not be less than six (6) inches
      and shall be mounted immediately adjacent to a light source and shall also
      contrast with their background. Where multiple occupancies are serviced by
      vehicular access to the rear of the building via any driveway, alleyway, or parking
      lot the numbers or addresses shall be displayed on the rear of the building.

   w) Approved fire hydrants capable of providing the required fire flow for the
      protection of any and all structures shall be located along the route of the fire
      apparatus access roadway. The required fire hydrants shall be installed and
      operational prior to any construction or on-site storage of combustible materials.
      The minimum required fire flow for the protection of residential developments
      with an area per building not exceeding 3,600 square feet is 1,000 gallons per
      minute (gpm) at a pressure of 20 pounds per square inch (psi) for a two-hour
      duration. Fire hydrant installations for the protection of residential projects shall
      comply with the following requirements:

       i) One fire hydrant shall be located between 150 and 250 feet from the end of
          the access roadway. The required access roadway shall extend to within 150
          feet of all portions of the structure.

       ii) A hydrant installed at the end of an access roadway as a “blow off’ for the
           water district does not meet the fire department fire hydrant requirements.

       iii) Existing “wharf’ type fire hydrants do not satisfy hydrant requirements for new
            construction, and per SCC-1240, must be upgraded to approved steamer
            type hydrants.

       iv) Each approved fire hydrant shall have a minimum flow of 1,000 gallons per
           minute (gpm) for residential developments. Additional requirements apply to
           residential dwellings with building areas greater than or equal to 3,600 square
           feet.

       v) Plans shall be submitted to the fire prevention bureau showing hydrant
          locations for review and approval prior to construction. Fire hydrant details
          and fire department notes shall be shown on the site plans or improvement
          drawings.

   x) It is recommended that the infrastructure be designed to provide the required fire
      flow for the most demanding structure.

   y) Residential roof coverings shall consist of materials having a minimum Class C
      rating.

   z) Provide access roadways with all weather driving surfaces of not less than 20-
      feet of unobstructed width, 13-feet, 6-inches of vertical clearance, and turning
      radii of 25 feet inside and 50 feet outside dimension. The access roadways shall


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       be capable of supporting the imposed loading of fire apparatus and shall extend
       to within 150 feet of all portions of the exterior walls of the first story of any
       proposed building. The required clear roadway width of 20 feet may be reduced
       to a minimum of 16 feet for roadways serving no more than 2 single-family
       dwellings. The required width of 20 feet shall not be reduced to the Last 2 single-
       family dwellings on a roadway serving in total more than 2 single-family
       dwellings. The use of turf-block or grass-crete or similar alternate road surfaces
       is not approved for installation in fire apparatus access roadways. Traffic calming
       measures, speed bumps, humps, etc., shall not be installed in fire apparatus
       access roadways.

   aa) When the apparatus access roadway length exceeds 150 feet from the public
       way, an approved fire apparatus roadway conforming to SMFD Standard
       444.302 shall be provided. The turn-around shall be located within 50 feet of the
       end of the access roadway All parcels zoned as residential (RD) shall be
       provided with a finished road surface consisting of 2 inches of asphalt concrete
       (AC) over 6 inches of aggregate base (AS) or the equivalent in concrete or other
       approved surface. This requirement is applicable to existing gravel roadways.

   bb) Vehicle parking is prohibited on any Street less than 28 feet in width. Vehicle
       parking is permitted on both sides of streets 36 feet or more in width. Roadway
       width shall be measured between the gutter-line or edge of pavement on
       opposite sides of the road identification of fire apparatus access roadways may
       be required on private roads.

   cc) The installation of security gates is regulated by the Sacramento County Fire
       Code, emergency access gates and barrier requirements. All proposed vehicle
       and pedestrian access gate installations shall be in full compliance with this
       regulation. Gates and fencing shall not be installed without plan review and
       approval by the Fire District.

   dd) Due to the width of the access and interior roadways proposed for this project,
       less than 28 feet, vehicle parking is prohibited along the entire length of the
       roadways and approved fire lane identification signage/striping shall be provided.

   ee) The homeowners association responsible for regulating the common areas of the
       complex/subdivision shall enact regulations controlling vehicle parking on the
       interior access roadways and containing provisions for the timely removal of
       vehicles parked in prohibited areas. A copy of these regulations shall be
       submitted to the Fire District for review

   ff) Traffic calming measures, speed bumps, humps, etc. shall not be installed in fire
       apparatus access roadways.

   gg) Signs reading “NO OUTLET’ shall be posted at the entry points to dead-end
       access roadways exceeding 125 feet in length.




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   hh) All structures in the proposed subdivision will be connected to the public water
       supply; private wells shall not be permitted.

8) Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department

   a) LOCATION/STREET LAYOUT/ADDRESSING

       i) If installed, all gates shall meet Sacramento County Fire Code specifications
          for accessibility, and be equipped with all access devices for public safety
          access.

       ii) Building numbers shall be posted on each building in locations and heights as
           to allow visibility by responding public safety personnel.
           c. A lighted monument sign shall be placed inside the main access gate
           identifying building numbers and corresponding apartment numbers located in
           that building.

       iii) A street number shall be displayed in a prominent location on the street side
            of each residence in such a position that the number is easily visible to
            approaching emergency vehicles.

       iv) The numerals shall be no less than six (6) inches in height and shall be of a
           contrasting color to the background to which they are attached.

       v) The numerals shall be lighted at night.

   b) LANDSCAPING

       i) Landscaping shall be of the type and situated in locations to maximize
          observation while providing the desired degree of aesthetics. Security
          planting materials are encouraged along fences and property lines and under
          vulnerable windows. A partial list of suggested materials is available from the
          Sheriff’s Department upon request..

       ii) All curbs shall be vertical in design. Rounded curbs shall be avoided
           whenever possible.

   c) FENCING/ACCESS CONTROL

       i) Vertical wrought-iron fencing material shall be used for all fences between
          private lots and open space, parks, right of ways, or other public access land.
          This is to allow visibility to those areas and encourage residents to view
          activities in those areas. In addition this will make those areas less attractive
          to loiterers and others who wish to use those locations for criminal or
          mischievous purposes.




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   d) LIGHTING

       i) There shall be on-site lighting to allow for adequate visibility by residents, law
          enforcement, and passersby during nighttime hours.

       ii) All lighting fixtures shall be of a type and kind to resist breakage and other
           vandalism.

       iii) Parking area, roadways, and driveways shall be illuminated with high intensity
            discharge lighting with sufficient wattage to provide adequate illumination to
            provide a safe, secure environment for persons, property, and vehicles on
            site. Such lighting shall be equipped with vandal-resistant covers and
            photocell control. A lighting level of .25 to.50 foot-candles, maintained at
            ground level, is required for the site in general; entry intersections should be
            .50 or greater.

   e) BUILDING DESIGN

       i) All private patios shall be enclosed utilizing vertical wrought iron or other
          materials that will allow for maximum visibility to the common areas of the
          complex. This will provide for natural visibility that will increase residents’
          perception and feeling of safety. Please note that vertical wrought iron,
          specifically, is not being required, but any design or material that will allow for
          visibility into and out from, each patio and apartment

   f) LAW ENFORCEMENT STAFFING

       i) Based on …residency estimates of 2.7 people per home, the Sheriff’s
          Department will require an additional .09 officers to maintain the 1 to 1000
          officer/population staffing level.




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