Hawthorne Undergrounding District
Contractors working for all utilities have nearly completed the removal of overhead infrastructure. Town staff are in the process of reviewing the entire project area to ensure all work has been fully and satisfactorily completed.
An update letter was mailed to all residents on 7/25/2023 and can be accessed by clicking here.
For each service transfer, electric meters will need to be relocated by PG&E technicians. The meter relocation will need to be coordinated with property owners and their electricians and scheduled ahead of time. Property owners and electricians who do not coordinate their work with the Service Lateral Coordinator risk a property being left without electricity until the meter can be transferred. Each property owner is requested to notify the Hawthorne Utility Underground District service lateral coordinator via phone or e-mail when their required work is complete.
Contact the Service Lateral Coordinator Jayni Allsep at email@example.com or via phone at 415-521-6788.
*Note: There are very few properties within the district that will receive specifically scheduled service transfers that require coordination with PG&E and the District. Those property owners and their electricians will be independently notified by the Hawthorne Utility Underground District service lateral coordinator. Additionally, properties where the utility connections were undergrounded prior to the formation of the district will be fully transferred by district utility providers and contractors. These property owners will also be specifically and independently notified of when their service transfers will occur.
Individual Service Lateral Coordination
Each property within the Hawthorne Utility Underground 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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
Individual Service Lateral Questions or Concerns? Check out the Individual Service Lateral Coordination Guide or contact the Service Lateral Coordinator Jayni Allsep at email@example.com or via phone at 415-521-6788.
Below is a schedule of anticipated construction milestones, which is subject to change. The schedule provides a range of time for the final phase of the project until the District receives confirmation of remobilization dates from the various utilities for overhead line & pole removal.
For more information, project FAQs are available here.
Questions about upcoming or current construction activities?
Call the project hotline at (415) 888-9229.
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.
Final Residential Service Lateral Plats
Plans & Specifications
- Service Lateral Installation Project Technical Specifications excerpt
- PG&E Service Lateral Installation Specifications
- AT&T Service Lateral Installation Specifications
- Comcast Service Lateral Installation Specifications
- Initial Study/Draft Mitigated Negative Declaration
- Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program
- Harris & Associates Response to Comments
Additional Information & Related Documents
Previous Neighborhood Meetings
- Watch the 8/31 Neighborhood Meeting (YouTube)
- Watch the 5/26 Neighborhood Meeting (YouTube)
- Watch the 4/19 Neighborhood Meeting (YouTube)
- Watch the 2/25 Neighborhood Meeting (YouTube)
Notification Letter Archive
- 6/17/2022 Resident Notification Letter
- 7/16/2022 Resident Notification Letter
- 10/21/2022 Resident Notification Letter
- 12/20/2022 Resident Notification Letter
- 5/16/2023 Resident Notification Letter
- 7/24/2023 Resident Notification Letter
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