Hawthorne Undergrounding District

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Construction Updates

Check below for the most recent update on construction activities, detours, and more. 

Underground Conductor Installation

The next phase of the project consists of installing conductors in the newly installed underground conduits and connecting in all properties within the district to the newly installed infrastructure.  After several months of preparation and coordination, contractors working for AT&T, Comcast, and PG&E were scheduled to start performing this work in early November.  

On October 20, 2022 the Town was notified of PG&E's intent to suspend starting their work until January 7th, 2023 due to changes in companywide budget policies.  Town staff has been working diligently with PG&E and their senior management team to understand how this decision was made and to strongly recommend it be reconsidered.  

The Town recently received an update that PG&E plans to resume work on January 27, 2023, not January 7th, 2023 as originally stated.

A copy of the letter sent out on October 21, 2022 to all property owners within the district can be reviewed here.  Contact information for representatives of PG&E who district members can contact with questions or to express concern is provided in the letter.

A copy of the update letter sent out on December 20, 2022 to all property owners within the district can be reviewed here.

More updates will be provided to district property owners as soon as they are received.

Individual Service Lateral Coordination

A letter was mailed to all property owners within the Hawthorne Utility Undergrounding District as a reminder of their responsibility to install an individual service lateral and that completion of all laterals is required by July 16, 2022.  A copy of the letter is available by clicking on this link.

Each property within the Hawthorne Utility Undergrounding District currently receives their utility service either through an overhead or an underground connection.  One of the following three scenarios apply to each property within the district as part the individual service lateral installation process.

1. Property has an existing underground utility service - Individual service lateral was previously undergrounded as part of a new construction, remodel, or other upgrade. (Completion of a Residential Service Load Worksheet is not required.)

2. Property is reusing the existing electrical service panel at the same rated load amperage. (Completion of a Residential Service Load Worksheet is required.)

3. Property is upgrading or relocating the existing electrical service panel. (Completion of a Residential Service Load Worksheet is required.)

Property owners who were not undergrounded prior to this project and fall under scenario number two and three as listed above are required to have a licensed electrician complete a Residential Service Load Worksheet (Displays best in Adobe Acrobat Reader) and submit it to the Town of Tiburon Building Division for review.  Completed forms should be sent via e-mail to building@townoftiburon.org. The Building Division will review the Residential Service Load Worksheet and advise whether or not a electrical service panel upgrade is required.

As part of the individual service lateral installation for each property, two separate contractors may be required depending on the qualifications and license the contractor possesses.  Some contractors may have the qualifications and licensing to perform work on both the electrical service panel and install underground conduits, while others may only be able to perform a portion of the required work.

Once a property owner engages a contractor to install their individual service lateral, authorization needs to be granted before conduit installation begins.  Contact information for the contractor shall be sent to the Service Lateral Coordinator at hawthorneunderground@townoftiburon.org.  The coordinator will coordinate installation scheduling and both the property owner and contractor will receive an email to alert them when work on individual service laterals can be scheduled for each property.

Individual Service Lateral Questions or Concerns?  Check out the Individual Service Lateral Coordination Guide or contact the Service Lateral Coordinator Jayni Allsep at hawthorneunderground@townoftiburon.org or via phone at 415-521-6788.

Project Schedule

Below is a schedule of anticipated construction milestones, which is subject to change.

Schedule Infographic

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Questions about upcoming or current construction activities?
Call the project hotline at (415) 888-9229. 

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Funding & Costs

On January 15, 2021, the Town opened construction bids; they are within the District budget. The Town has received the final PG&E cost estimate and has since awarded the construction contract and issued the bond. 

Project Documents

Engineer's Report

Final Residential Service Lateral Plats

Plans & Specifications

Environmental Documents

Additional Information & Related Documents

Previous Neighborhood Meetings

Page Last Updated 2/15/2023