"Mothball" Locke Boarding House, Locke Boarding House Property


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Parks and Recreation, Department of (California Department of Parks and Recreation)
Document Title
"Mothball" Locke Boarding House, Locke Boarding House Property
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
This project will implement a number of actions and protect the Locke Boarding House, a historic building owned by the Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) within the Town of Locke. The project will protect the structure from pests, weather, and vandalism with temporary reversible modifications that will cause the least impact to the building. This "mothballing" work is being completed to protect the building until plans are completed for the restoration and re-use of the structure as outlined in a 2006 Historic Structures Report. The proposed work includes: treating a bee colony in an exterior wall with pesticide following the recommendations of a licensed Pest Control Advisor; removing the bee hive; removing ivy from the perimeter of the structure and cutting and/or treating the plants with herbicide; temporarily plugging holes and gaps in the walls and floor to prevent entrance of pests and water; ensuring bats, starlings and other wildlife are excluded from the structure in consultation with the District's Environmental Scientist; locating and repairing a leak on the roof; placing plywood and plastic sheeting over windows to protect the structure from weather; removing panes of window glass at risk of falling out, labeling, wrapping, and carefully storing each pane on site; and better securing the hasp and lock on one of the exterior doors. All work will be conducted following the Secretary of Interior's Standards for Treatment of Historic Properties and the guidelines in National Park Service Preservation Brief 31, "Mothballing Historic Buildings." A DPR-qualified cultural resource specialist will monitor all aspects of the work. Siding will be carefully removed to avoid damage and re-used in place after removal of the bee hive. If the cultural resource specialist determines any siding boards are too deteriorated for re-use, they may be replaced in kind when the building is restored/rehabilitated. Plywood may be used to protect the area until that time.

Contact Information
Jim Micheaels
California Department of Parks and Recreation
7806 Folsom–Auburn Road
Folsom, CA 95630-1797

Phone : (916) 988-0205


Other Location Info
In the Town of Locke along River Road.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15331
Reasons for Exemption
Project consists of actions to protect and secure a historic property, included as "activities affecting historic resources consistent with the Secretary of Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties" in the Department of Parks and Recreation's list of exempt activities in accordance with CCR § 15300.4.

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at state.clearinghouse@opr.ca.gov or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

Download CSV New Search Print