January 18, 2017 Board Packet

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January 18, 2017

6:00 p.m.



1191 Main Street, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019


AGENDA  (Tab #1)


1. OPEN SESSION – 6:00 p.m.



A. Oath of Office for Board Member Steve Stockman– District Counsel

B. Adopt Resolution No. 2017-03; A Resolution Of The District Board Of Coastside Fire Protection District Confirming Appointment Of Steve Stockman To The Coastside Fire Protection District Board Of Directors To Fill The Vacancy Created By Resignation Of Director Rarback. Dir. Burke (Tab # 2)



President Burke, Vice President Cockrell, Secretary McShane, Director MacKimmie, Director Stockman







A. Public hearing to receive oral public comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for Fire Station 41 (El Granada) Replacement Project.  

Public comments received will become part of the public record and included as part of the Final EIR. Written comments may also be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m., Thursday, January 19, 2016 to Paul Cole, Assistant Chief, at 1191 Main Street, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019 or email to paul.cole@fire.ca.gov with “Fire Station 41 (El Granada) Replacement Project EIR” in the subject line.  The opportunity to discuss the merits of the project will occur at subsequent hearings on the project entitlements which include the following permits and approvals from the County of San Mateo: Coastal Development Permit, Use Permit (for fire station use on substandard parcel within the “EG” Zoning District), Variance (from height, setbacks, and lot coverage restrictions), Grading Permit, and Minor Subdivision.  The project would also require a sewer connection permit from the Granada Community Services District. 

The project includes a new Fire Station 41 (El Granada) on an undeveloped 2.7-acre parcel of land (APN 047-261-030) in the community of El Granada, unincorporated San Mateo County, bounded by Avenue Alhambra to the north, Coronado Street to the east, Obispo Road to the south, and Avenue Portola to the west.  The new Fire Station 41 would replace the existing 4,000-square-foot aging approximately 50 year old Fire Station 41 located at 531 Obispo Road (approximately 600 feet to the west of the project site) with a 12,425-square-foot, single-story, 3 apparatus bay fire station with access via Obispo Road, an emergency generator, an above ground diesel fuel tank, a flag pole and a communications antenna as well as on-site secured parking for staff and on-site public parking.  A minor subdivision is also proposed to divide the split-zoned project site into two parcels—one for each zoning district on the property. One parcel (Parcel A), consisting of the westernmost 0.31-acre (13,575 square feet) portion of the site zoned Neighborhood Business (C-1 /S-3 /DR) is not proposed for development. The second parcel (Parcel B), consisting of the remaining 2.38-acre portion of the site zoned El Granada Gateway (EG), would contain the proposed new Fire Station 41.   

The Initial Study prepared for the project concluded that the project would not result in significant environmental impacts in the following categories: Agricultural and Forestry Resources, Cultural Resources, Geology and Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Hazards and Hazardous Materials, Land Use and Planning, Mineral Resources, Population and Housing, Public Services, Recreation and Utilities and Service Systems, and therefore these topics were not analyzed further in the Draft EIR.  The Draft EIR concludes that impacts from the project would be less than significant in the following categories:  Aesthetics, Hydrology and Water Quality, Noise, and Transportation and Circulation. The Draft EIR identifies potentially significant environmental effects that can be mitigated to a less than significant level in the following categories: Air Quality and Biological Resources. The Draft EIR identifies no potentially significant environmental effects that are significant and unavoidable.


Note:  Any writings or documents provided to a majority of the Board regarding any item on this agenda will be made available for public inspection at the Administration Office front counter located at 1191 Main Street, Half Moon Bay, California, during normal business hours.


Oral Communications Procedures:  This portion of the meeting has been allocated for public comments concerning items on the agenda for this meeting.  If a member of the public wishes to defer comment until the item comes up on the agenda, the Board should be so advised during Oral Communications.  In such event, the Board may permit public comment to be taken following the staff presentation of the item.  The amount of time allotted for public comment shall be subject to reasonable limitations established by the Board.


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Posted: January 13, 2017

Paul Cole, Assistant Chief