Manhole Removal - Whispering Pines Drive


SCH Number
Public Agency
City of Scotts Valley
Document Title
Manhole Removal - Whispering Pines Drive
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The project is for the removal of an existing manhole located along Whispering Pines Drive, approximately 300 feet north of Lundy Lane. The existing manhole is obstructing the flow of the drainage ditch to the entrance of the culvert under Whispering Pines Drive, which has created a flood hazard. The pipe running across the creek bed is acting as a dam backing up silt and debris and causing flooding problems. The project includes the removal of the manhole and pipe. A wing wall on the north side of the existing box culvert would be constructed, along with the rebuilding of an apron in the bottom of the creek bed. The new concrete would extend 10 feet beyond the edge of the box culvert. The project is necessary to replace public improvements necessary for the public health, safety and welfare.

Contact Information

David Leuty
Agency Name
City of Scotts Valley
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Scotts Valley
Santa Cruz

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Sections 21080(b), 15301, 152669
Reasons for Exemption
The project constitutes an emergency project for which necessary public improvements are being repaired. The removal of the manhole is a minor improvement to an existing facility which is categorically exempt, Section 15301. The improvements are needed to protect the public health, safety, and welfare.

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