Long Beach, CA
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File #: 20-0375    Version: 1 Name: ED/PRM - Agrmnt w/Conservation Corps for continued occupancy at Willow Springs Park D8
Type: Contract Status: CCIS
File created: 4/15/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 5/5/2020 Final action: 5/5/2020
Title: Recommendation to authorize City Manager, or designee, to execute a Right-of-Entry Permit, including any necessary documents, with Conservation Corps of Long Beach, a California nonprofit corporation, for the use of a portion of Willow Springs Park for its administration of an Urban Wood Recovery and Utilization Program, for a period of ten years. (District 7)
Sponsors: Economic Development, Parks, Recreation and Marine
Attachments: 1. 050520-C-14sr.pdf
TITLE
Recommendation to authorize City Manager, or designee, to execute a Right-of-Entry Permit, including any necessary documents, with Conservation Corps of Long Beach, a California nonprofit corporation, for the use of a portion of Willow Springs Park for its administration of an Urban Wood Recovery and Utilization Program, for a period of ten years. (District 7)

DISCUSSION
At its September 19, 2019 meeting, the Parks and Recreation Commission recommended that City Council authorize the execution of a Right-of-Entry Permit with the Conservation Corps of Long Beach (CCLB) for its administration of an Urban Wood Recovery and Utilization Program (Program) within Willow Springs Park (Premises) (Attachment A), pursuant to a grant from the California Department of Parks and Recreation (Grant).

CCLB is proposing to utilize a 1.1-acre site at Willow Springs Park to operate the Program. The Program will process wood from dead and dying trees harvested from streets, parks, and along the Los Angeles River in Long Beach, then mill and repurpose the material into wood products and byproducts that can be used in parks and in industries. Willow Springs Park is a 48-acre passive park located at 2750 Orange Avenue between Orange and California Avenues south of Spring Street, and has various sustainable features; 15 acres are developed as natural habitat, open space, and trails open to the public, including the highest public vista point in Long Beach, Longview Park. It is also home to the City's Mulch Program and the Office of Sustainability Work Yard.

On January 7, 2020, the City Council authorized the City Manager to execute the aforementioned Right-of-Entry Permit with CCLB for a period of five years, with one, five-year renewal option. However, subsequent to City Council authorization, the Parks, Recreation and Marine Department (PRM) was informed that for CCLB to qualify for the Grant, a longer-term Agreement with a simple ten-year term would need to be executed. ...

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