Summary Vacation of Sewer Easements and Acceptance of New Easement and Agreements with Rancho de Sonoma MHP, LLC


SCH Number
Public Agency
Sonoma Valley County Sanitation District (SVCSD)
Document Title
Summary Vacation of Sewer Easements and Acceptance of New Easement and Agreements with Rancho de Sonoma MHP, LLC
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Rancho de Sonoma MHP, LLC (Sonoma Oaks) is the owner of the Sonoma Oaks Mobile Home Park (Sonoma Oaks Property). Sonoma Valley County Sanitation District (District) holds easements within the Sonoma Oaks Property for operation and maintenance of the regional sewer collection system and local sewer system that serves the property. Sonoma Oaks and the District mutually agree it is in their interest for Sonoma Oaks to take ownership of the sanitary sewer collection system located within the Sonoma Oaks Property that exclusively serve the residents of Sonoma Oaks Property. District has agreed to vacate portions of its existing sewer easements that serve the Sonoma Oaks Property and transfer ownership of the related sewer improvements to Sonoma Oaks upon completion of disconnecting sewer lateral, making improvements to existing sewer line, and re-routing sewer lateral to those retained by the District. Sonoma Oaks agrees to convey a new easement to District for the purposes of maintaining portions of District’s existing regional sewer system and future sanitary sewer improvements within the Sonoma Oaks Property and execute a consent agreement for Sonoma Oaks’ existing improvements within District’s new easement.

Contact Information

Connie Barton
Agency Name
Sonoma County Water Agency
Job Title
Senior Environmental Specialist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant


Citywide, Unincorporated
Other Location Info
19275 Sonoma Highway, Sonoma, CA. 95476.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301(b) ,15304(f), 15302(c), and 15312
Reasons for Exemption
The project will disconnect and re-route sewer laterals and allow for the transfer of property and sanitation facilities to Sonoma Oaks. The property is no longer necessary for the operations of the District and is not in an area of statewide, regional, or area-wide concern as identified in CEQA Guidelines Section 15206(b)(5). In addition, the easement and consent agreements will allow the District and Sonoma Oaks access to operate and maintain their existing facilities. The project involves no expansion of use and would not involve removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees.
County Clerk


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