Monday, November 23, 2015

11401 Chalon Road Haul Route and Project Update

Dear Bel-Air Association Members and Community,

Further to our blog post on October 23, 2015 regarding this project, your Bel-Air Association has negotiated with and obtained from the owner of 11401 Chalon Road the following conditions on its haul-route and construction project:

1.   No crossing of two hauling vehicles shall be allowed in Bel Air. (Once one hauling vehicle leaves Bel Air, the next hauling vehicle may enter.)
2.   All hauling vehicles must be identified by a unique placard prominently identifying the project address and prominently displayed in the front windshield of such vehicle.
3.   The hauling operations are restricted to the hours between 9:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on days when The John Thomas Dye School is in session, and between 9:00 and 3:30 p.m. on days when The John Thomas Dye School is not in session. No hauling is permitted on Saturdays, Sundays or holidays. Hauling vehicles may not arrive at the site before the designated start time. On days when the John Thomas Dye School is in session, all dirt-hauling trucks shall access the site (both to and from the site) only from Bellagio Road via Chalon Road, and not via Linda Flora Drive, so as to minimize their transit along the school’s property and eliminate their transit through the crosswalk between the school’s campuses.
4.  All clearing, earth-moving and excavation activities shall be discontinued during periods of high winds (i.e., greater than 15 mph), so as to prevent excessive amounts of dust.
5.  All dirt/soil loads shall be secured by trimming or other appropriate means to prevent spillage and dust.
6.  All dirt/soil materials transported offsite shall be securely covered to prevent excessive amounts of dust.
7.  General contractors shall maintain and operate construction equipment so as to minimize exhaust emissions.
8.   Trucks having no current hauling activity shall not idle but be turned off.
9.   The only permitted dirt-hauling vehicles shall be 10-wheel dump trucks.
10.  No staging or queueing of hauling vehicles shall occur in Bel-Air, except that a maximum of 2 hauling vehicles may be staged onsite at any given time.
11.  All concrete trucks shall access the site (both to and from the site) only from Bellagio Road via Chalon Road, and not via Linda Flora Drive, so as to minimize their transit along the school’s property and eliminate their transit through the crosswalk between the school’s campuses.
12.   All flaggers shall be properly trained, not construction workers taken from a job site and just given a vest and handheld traffic sign.
13.   All flaggers shall be prohibited from smoking or consuming alcoholic beverages while on duty.
14.   All flaggers shall remove all of their trash from their stationed location upon being relieved of duty for any period of time.

The owner recorded these conditions in a Covenant and Agreement on November 20, 2015. A copy of the recorded C&A is below. The recorded C&A that we obtained makes the conditions enforceable against future owners, in case the ownership changes before the haul route and construction are completed:

We were able to obtain these agreed conditions in a recorded C&A because we submitted comments within the 20-day time limit specified by the California Environmental Quality Act (“CEQA”), thereby preserving our environmental objections to the project (haul route and construction). We also worked these conditions out with The John Thomas Dye School.

Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns about this or any other project in Bel-Air.

Sincerely,

Your Bel-Air Association Land Use Committee











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