The County of Lake has announced that the deadline for submitting a Right of Entry (ROE) for the removal of hazard trees damaged by the Valley Fire which may affect the County right-of-way has been set for Friday, June 17, 2016.
Property owners in the burn area must complete an ROE by this date in order to have trees that burned in the Valley Fire that have the potential to create public safety hazards, removed at no cost to the owner.
Completing a ROE allows County contractors access to private property. An examination of the trees in question will be performed by a certified arborist. If it is determined that the trees will not survive the damages sustained in the Valley Fire and may become a hazard, they will be removed along with all the debris caused by the removal.
This will be Lake County resident’s FINAL OPPORTUNITY to complete an ROE.
If property owners decline to participate in the County sponsored removal program, they will become liable for the County’s cost of removal if the tree should fall within the County right-of-way, as well as liable for any damage the fallen tree(s) may cause.
You can download the ROE this page or download it here.
The completed form may be hand-delivered to 9960 Hwy 53 Lower Lake, CA 95457; submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org; or mailed to the Lake County Public Works Department at 255 N. Forbes Street, Lakeport, California 95453-4790.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact the County’s field consultant, Tetra Tech, at (707) 530-5174, or contact Lake County Public Works at (707) 263-2341.
Official information blog for the Lake County Office of Emergency Services