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File #: 6690-14    Version: 1
Type: Easement Status: Business
File created: 11/26/2014 In control: County Council - Regular Session
On agenda: 12/9/2014 Final action: 12/9/2014
Title: Grant of Perpetual Public Utility Easement and Temporary Construction Easements Contract No. DE-R052-M5NA70107 by the Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration to the Incorporated County of Los Alamos for the Los Alamos County Waterline Installation Project
Presenters: Jack Richardson
Indexes (Council Goals): 2014 Council Goal – Quality Governance - Maintain Quality Essential Services and Supporting Infrastructure
Attachments: 1. A - Contract No DE-R052-M5NA70107 Grant of Easements, 2. B - Legal Description Temporary Construction Easement 50 Ft, 3. C - Legal Description Temporary Construction Easement Yard, 4. D - Legal Description Public Utility Easement 30 Ft, 5. E – Project Vicinity Map
Title

Grant of Perpetual Public Utility Easement and Temporary Construction Easements Contract No. DE-R052-M5NA70107 by the Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration to the Incorporated County of Los Alamos for the Los Alamos County Waterline Installation Project

Recommended Action

I move that Council accept and execute the Grant of Perpetual Public Utility Easement and Temporary Construction Easements as outlined in Contract No. DE-R052-M5NA70107 by the Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration to the Incorporated County of Los Alamos

Utilities Manager Recommendation

The Utilities Manager recommends that Council approve the motion as presented.

Body

The Otowi Booster One Replacement Project includes the replacement of a failed water pipeline along Hwy 502 from the bottom of Pueblo Canyon to the top of the mesa. The new pipeline will connect a new booster station structure in Pueblo Canyon to the existing booster station (Otowi Booster Two) located at the Santa Fe - Los Alamos county line. A portion of the pipeline will reside on DOE - NNSA land. These easement documents provide for a permanent pipeline easement, a temporary pipeline construction easement and a temporary construction yard easement.  Any closures or limitations on NM502 during the actual construction project will be coordinated to minimize impacts on traffic flow.

Placing the Otowi Booster One station back in service will allow the DPU to begin operation of Otowi Well One. Otowi Booster One station will also provide for future water transfers between the White Rock and Los Alamos Town site water systems helping to improve emergency water operations capabilities.

Alternatives

Not accepting the easement will stop the project from being constructed and placed on line. The project would have to be re-designed so as to be routed solely on County land - which would delay the project, be a longer pipeline, and create higher operation and...

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