$1,000 nice proposed for tenting on Freeway 1 in Large Sur

SALINAS — The Monterey County Board of Supervisors will imagine a vital building up to the nice for illegally tenting on Freeway 1 at the Large Sur Coast all through a gathering on Tuesday.

The ordinance would building up the nice for unlawful tenting within the right-of-way of Freeway 1 between the Carmel River and the Monterey-San Luis Obispo County border from $250 to one,000. Manager Mary Adams, whose district contains the Large Sur Coast, asked the rise in fines after neighborhood participants expressed their worry.

The group of workers file states the $1,000 fits the nice for littering and is understood to be an efficient deterrent.

Research from the county Public Works, Amenities and Parks division states roadside tenting alongside Freeway 1 in Large Sur has created a constant and lengthening public well being and protection worry for the neighborhood, in particular relating to campfires, disturbed habitat, and littering, and the opportunity of woodland fires.

“Those dangers are recently heightened given the drought and greater touring because of COVID-19 pandemic restrictions being lifted,” the file states.

Large Sur Hearth, the volunteer hearth brigade within the house, stated in a Fb publish Monday that it replied to 2 small fires over the weekend, one at the west aspect of Freeway 1 — simply north of Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park — adjoining to a turnout that often sees unlawful use through in a single day campers.

Citizens in Large Sur had been commenting on tourism’s affect at the neighborhood since earlier than the pandemic, with a loss of restrooms and trash receptacles being commonplace proceedings.

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“The present unlawful tenting regularly ends up in campfires, disturbed habitat, and littering, and the opportunity of woodland fires all through the drought growing a major risk to the neighborhood,” the file states.

The estimated price of recent “No Roadside Tenting” indicators is $6,000.

Laguna Seca observe resurfacing

The supervisors are set to vote Tuesday on a freelance to resurface the observe at Laguna Seca and rebuild the beginning/end bridge that is going over the observe.

The proposal is to just accept the bid from Granite Building Co., the bottom accountable bidder, to finish each tasks for a worth of $12,198,230. The bid got here in above the estimated price of $9,725,000.

In line with the group of workers file, tracks very similar to Laguna Seca are repaved each seven to ten years. Laguna Seca was once final resurfaced in 2007.

The Board of Supervisors had voiced common settlement that the 50-year-old bridge is dilapidated with dry rot and mould, and wishes changing.