As we reported earlier this month, the City of Concord discovered a large amount of copper wire missing from Camp Concord in South Lake Tahoe in January. The theft of the copper wire occurred during the winter months, when the camp is closed.
The Concord City Council is set to declare a “State of Emergency” at Camp Concord, in order to get the repairs done before camp opens in a few weeks.
The city has received approval from El Dorado County to: 1) place a dedicated building inspector at the site to expeditiously certify the repair work meets Building Code requirements, and 2) use non-copper material that will still meet code requirements for replacement in damaged areas.
The damaged areas include:
- Lower Camp Bathhouse
- Maintenance Staff cabin
- Nurses’ cabin
- Staff Office
- Dining Hall Kitchen and restrooms
- Camp Counselor Staff housing cabins.
Because of these accommodations, Concord city staff believes it is possible that the total repair and administrative costs to approve the repair may be accomplished at a level even less than $80,000.
Staff proposes to fund the Camp Concord repairs with the $25,000 allocated at Mid-Year and supplement that amount with the project savings of $65,000 that are available from the Mid-year allocation for “Pedestrian and Bike Path Copper Theft Repairs”, a project that came in somewhat under the projected budget, according to the City of Concord.
No suspects have been identified or arrested for the theft at Camp Concord.