San Benito County supervisors Tuesday will consider an amendment to the development agreement for the Del Webb project at San Juan Oaks that would result in an additional $500,000 to the county, bringing the total to over $6 million
San Benito County supervisors will meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the San Benito County Administration Building, 481 Fourth St., to consider the following:
Del Webb payment to county
With San Juan Oaks and Del Webb moving ahead on a senior development at the golf club’s property off Union Road, San Juan Oaks is agreeing to pay the county an additional $500,000 for the project with the county fee now totaling more than $6 million.
San Juan Oaks entered into a development agreement with the county in November 2015.
San Juan Oaks has requested the attached agreement. In the amended agreement, the owners agree to pay the County an additional $500,000 in exchange for an extended fee vesting time period, if it decides to exercise that option for an extension.
In addition, San Juan Oaks has agreed to pay the entire amount of the Community Benefit Fee, in the amount of $6,059,000 if the option is exercised, upon obtaining the first building permit or by March 31, 2021 whichever occurs first.
The first component of the development project consists of an “active-adult community” (age-restricted to 55 years and older) including 1,017 single-family residences on approximately 176 acres and an approximately 17,500 to 25,000 square foot amenity center on approximately 10 acres. The second component would consist of 67 conventional (non-age restricted) single-family residential units, an up to 200-room resort hotel on approximately 35 acres, up to 65,000 square foot neighborhood commercial center on 14 acres, an approximately four-acre assisted living/skilled nursing/memory care facility with up to 100 beds.
Youth Alliance honor
The board will present a Certificate of Recognition to Kanyon Sayers-Roods for winning the Community Inspiration Award through the Youth Alliance.
Assessor’s office grant award
On Aug. 21, the board authorized the assessor to submit an application for participating in a three-year State Supplementation for County Assessor’s Program (SSCAP). On Oct. 3, the office was notified that the application for the SSCAP grant was awarded to San Benito County. The total grant is for $750,000 over three fiscal years.
On October 18, 2018, the county received this year’s installment of the grant in the amount of $250,000 from the State Controller’s Office. As one of the requirements of the grant, the participating county shall annually match, one dollar ($1) for each two dollars ($2) in program funds the county receives. The county’s annual match for this grant will be $125,000.
The additional positions will help alleviate the backlog of appraisal work, provide assistance to keep up with the current workload from transfers and new construction, and assist with scanning & digitizing of our property records which will be a more effective way to preserve, store, retain and locate our information which will in turn improve office and appraisal efficiency.
Proclamation on National Philanthropy Day
Approve Proclamation declaring National Philanthropy Day on Nov. 15 to be presented at San Juan Oaks ceremony.
Low-income energy assistance funds
The State Department of Community Services & Development has made available Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) funds. LIHEAP funds are designed to assist low-income households with energy assistance services. Approximately 700 eligible clients will receive assistance with their energy bills for an amount up to $330 and up to $1,000 for emergency situations.
Development proposal on Lima property
Richland Communities has submitted a request to initiate the preparation and consideration of a specific plan, rezoning, environmental review and related actions for a 347-acre site (the Lima Property) located on the west side of Highway 25 southerly of Ridgemark. The agreement is to require Richland Communities pay all costs incurred by the county in considering the specific plan application, including the California Environmental Quality Act. In this case the CEQA review will require the preparation of an environmental impact report. The county agenda does not indicate the proposed number of homes for the site.
Picnic shelter at migrant camp
According to the agenda: The Migrant Camp applied for and received a $75,000 state grant to make improvements to the outdoor recreational areas of the facility. The highest priority is to construct a new picnic shelter at the main park to replace an existing, unsafe shelter. The unsafe shelter was demolished by County staff about 18 months ago due to its poor condition. This project will demolish the remaining concrete slab and construct a new slab and shelter. The new shelter will be about twice the size of the old shelter. The design is being re-used from the shelters that were constructed at Veterans Memorial Park.
Presentation on new school at Santana Ranch
According to the agenda: Santana Ranch School site will accommodate Hollister’s population growth and offer the community an elementary and middle school. Measure V, approved on November 2016, demonstrates voters support to assist in funding the new school.
Hollister School District staff will be informing the Board of Supervisors on the design of Santana Ranch School, which will include, site and floor plans, elevations and other approved drawings.
On Oct. 23, Hollister School District staff presented 70 percent construction drawings of the new school at Santana Ranch to the school board for consideration and approval.
On Dec. 14, Hollister School District staff and a design team will present the 100 percent design package to the Hollister School Board for consideration and approval for Dec. 18.
If the final design package is approved by the school board, Otto Construction, Inc. will submit the new school design to Division of the State Architect on Jan. 4.
Job growth report
According to the agenda: The Independent Committee for San Benito Job Growth develops and supports initiatives that create new jobs benefiting local citizens, families and the community.
The Committee for San Benito County Job Growth has develops and supports initiatives that create new jobs benefiting local citizens, families and the community. The preliminary plan of action is to encourage and jump start job growth.
Richard Goozh has been the Chief Financial Officer of Teknova since 2016. He formed the Independent Committee for San Benito County Job Growth last year and will share the preliminary findings of the committee with the board. He has a background in business, entrepreneurship, finance and engineering. Over the course of his career, he has served on a number of government and philanthropic boards including as the chairman of the Central City and Colorado Planning Commission.