Wattle Availability Update and Hazard Tree Assistance from Louay Toma

In effort to continue dispersing the remaining wattles to the community. The County will once again be offering wattles. The dates/times and location will be: February 9th, 10th and 11th (Tuesday – Thursday) from 12pm to 3pm at the County Roads and Airports Corporation Yard at 47365 San Antonio Valley Road, Livermore 94550 there will be a 5 wattle maximum on the first two days with the ability to access whatever remains on the final day (Thursday the 11th).

Additionally If you are interested in obtaining public assistance with the removal of Hazard Trees on your property, you still have time!  Public assistance for the removal of fire-damaged trees that may impact a public road or public infrastructure (“Hazard Trees”) is available through the State’s Consolidated Debris Removal Program, even for parcels that do not have qualifying structural fire debris.  To enroll, submit a Right-of-Entry Permit for each parcel you would like assessed to the County Department of Environmental Health (DEH) no later than February 15, 2021.  Please include the words “Hazard Tree Only” prominently on the form.  An additional form is not necessary for any parcels already enrolled in the program for structural debris removal.  The Right-of-Entry Permit is attached to this email and available at this link, as well as on the DEH debris removal website, www.EHInfo.org/FireDebris. Permit forms will also be made available in hard copy format at next week’s wattle distribution event. Send the forms by February 15, 2021 to DEH’s physical or email address listed at the top of the form.

 Under this program, state contractors will assess your property for Hazard Trees and remove eligible trees at no direct cost to you.  If you have insurance that covers Hazard Tree removal, you will be required to reimburse the government for its costs to avoid a double benefit, but only to the extent of your Hazard Tree removal coverage.  You will not otherwise be charged for the work. Please contact the Department of Environmental Health at (408) 918-3411 or DEHWildfire@cep.sccgov.org if you have questions or need assistance.

 Any questions/concerns please feel free to reach out. Thank you greatly.

  Respectfully,

 Louay Toma CEM, MPA

Santa Clara County Fire Department

Santa Clara County Office of Emergency Management

Office (408) 808-7800

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