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  1. 1. 1290 Grand Avenue Wireless Communication Facility Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration Get Homework/Assignment Done Homeworkping.com Homework Help https://www.homeworkping.com/ Research Paper help https://www.homeworkping.com/ Online Tutoring https://www.homeworkping.com/ click here for freelancing tutoring sites TABLE OF CONTENTS Initial Study Page 1. Project title.........................................................................................................................1 2. Lead agency name and address......................................................................................1 3. Contact person and phone number................................................................................1 4. Project location..................................................................................................................1 5. Project sponsors name and address..............................................................................1 6. General plan designation.................................................................................................1 7. Zoning................................................................................................................................1 8. Description of project.......................................................................................................1 9. Surrounding land uses and setting................................................................................2 10. Other public agencies whose approval is required......................................................2 Environmental Factors Affected.............................................................................................6 Determination...........................................................................................................................7 Environmental Checklist.........................................................................................................8 Discussion I. Aesthetics.................................................................................................................5 II. Agricultural Resources..........................................................................................9 III. Air Quality.............................................................................................................11 IV. Biological Resources.............................................................................................13 V. Cultural Resources...............................................................................................19 VI. Geology and Soils.................................................................................................20 VII. Greenhouse Gas Emissions.................................................................................22 City of Ojai i
  2. 2. 1290 Grand Avenue Wireless Communication Facility Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration VIII. Hazards and Hazardous Materials....................................................................23 IX. Hydrology and Water Quality............................................................................25 X. Land Use and Planning.......................................................................................28 XI. Mineral Resources................................................................................................30 XII. Noise.......................................................................................................................30 XIII. Population and Housing.....................................................................................35 XIV. Public Services.......................................................................................................36 XV. Recreation..............................................................................................................37 XVI. Transportation/Traffic.........................................................................................37 XVII. Utilities and Service Systems..............................................................................39 XVIII. Mandatory Findings of Significance..................................................................40 References................................................................................................................................42 Tables Table 1 Known and Potential Special-Status and Sensitive Species Within the Proposed Project Area..................................................................15 Table 2 Proposed Tree Removals..................................................................................17 Table 3 Noise Measurement Results ...........................................................................32 Table 4 Summary of Exterior Noise Standards ..........................................................33 Table 5 Typical Noise Levels at Construction Sites ....................................................34 Figures Figure 1 Regional Location...................................................................................3 Figure 2 Site Location.............................................................................................4 Figure 3 Proposed Project Plans...........................................................................5 Appendix A Visual Simulations and Other Project Plans Appendix B Biological Resources Assessment Appendix C Oak Tree Report Appendix D Phase I Archaeological Study Appendix E EMF Study and Existing Wireless Tower Inventory City of Ojai ii
  3. 3. 1290 Grand Avenue Wireless Communication Facility Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration INITIAL STUDY 1. Project title: 1290 Grand Avenue Wireless Communication Facility 2. Lead agency name and address: City of Ojai Community Development Department 401 S. Ventura Ave. Ojai, California 93014 3. Contact Person and Phone Number: Ann McLaughlin, Interim Community Development Director 4. Project location: The project site is located in the rear portions of the 3.85 acre property currently developed as the Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer, located at 1290 Grand Avenue. Figure 1 shows the sites regional location and Figure 2 shows an aerial view of the site location. 5. Project sponsors name and address: Jerry Ambrose, Eukon Group 3905 State Street, #7-188 Santa Barbara, CA 93105 6. General Plan designation: P (Public, Quasi-Public) 7. Zoning: P-L (Public) 8. Description of project: AT&T proposes to construct a wireless telecommunications facility designed as a 65 ft. mono- eucalyptus tree within the rear yard portions of a property currently developed with The Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer located at 1290 Grand Avenue. The area proposed for wireless communication facility development would be approximately 350 square feet in size and would be leased from the landowner by AT&T. The proposed structures would be set back approximately 40 feet south from the southern edge of the Lutheran Church structure. The wireless communication structures would be set back approximately 211 feet from the northern property line adjacent to Grand Avenue. The wireless communication improvements proposed within the lease area would consist of the following: A 65 ft. tall mono-eucalyptus pole would be constructed with up to 12 eight-foot antennas and ancillary equipment mounted to the mono-eucalyptus pole at approximately 63 feet above ground level. All antennas would be integrated into the City of Ojai 1
  4. 4. 1290 Grand Avenue Wireless Communication Facility Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration mono-eucalyptus pole and would be painted a green/brown color to match the poles synthetic tree foliage. A 12-foot tall equipment shed approximately 308 square feet in size would be constructed and painted to match the existing church building. The shed would contain electrical/telecommunication equipment and a 50KW back-up power diesel generator. Landscaping would be installed around the southern and eastern portions of the lease area to screen the facility. The existing telecommunication and electrical infrastructure serving the project site would need to be connected to the proposed facility. The existing telecommunication lines located underground adjacent to Grand Avenue would be extended approximately 270 feet south via a conduit trench. The trench would traverse through the existing paved parking lot serving the church where the lines would ultimately connect to the proposed telecommunication facility. In addition, electrical and water lines would be extended east from the existing church building and located in the same trench where they would also be connected to the facility. Please refer to Figure 3, Enlarged Site Plan. Access to the project area would be established by a proposed 12-foot wide non-exclusive access easement that would generally mirror the location of the proposed utility line trench. The easement would permit access via the existing church parking lot driveway connecting to Grand Avenue, through the parking lot, and through the undeveloped portions of the site to the northeast corner of the proposed lease area (See Figure 3). The existing church access route and all existing parking spaces would not be impacted by the proposed project. 9. Surrounding land uses and setting: The properties located east, west, and south of the project site have land use designation of MR (Medium Density Residential). All of these properties contain existing single-family residential dwellings. The properties located north of the project site (across Grand Avenue) are primarily agricultural uses within the unincorporated portions of Ventura County. 10. Other public agencies whose approval is required: None. City of Ojai 2
  5. 5. 1290 Grand Avenue Wireless Communication Facility Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration Figure 1. City of Ojai 3
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