The project will remove an existing malfunctioning irrigation controller located inside a storage room within the California State Railroad Museum, and replace it with new controller that will be mounted on the exterior wall of the same building. Up to 9 irrigation valves will be connected to the new controller for automatic operation of sprinkler systems. Included in the project will be the installation of new underground wiring connecting the new controller with both existing and future irrigation valves. Installing the wiring will require 700 feet of trenching to a depth of 18 inches below ground surface. The width of the trenches will be 6 inches. Eight small shrubs (Viburnum japonica, a non-native species) will be removed to make way for the trenching work. The project supports continued use and grounds maintenance.
The project consists of the repair, maintenance, or minor alteration of existing facilities, mechanical equipment, or topographical features resulting in negligible or no expansion of use and is included as "utility repairs or minor upgrades" in the Department of Parks and Recreation's list of exempt activities in accordance with CCR § 15300.4; replacement of reconstruction of existing facilities where the new utility is located on the same site as the facilities replaced and will have substantially the same purpose and capacity as the facility replaced; and involves minor alterations in the condition of the land and vegetation that will not involve removal of mature trees.
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