Yolo County would like to vacate a portion of County Road 13 that is part of an old road alignment (Attachment A,) and is no longer used by the County. The right-of-way for the proposed vacation is a 60-foot wide piece of land at the western terminus of County Road 13, and at the beginning of County Road 14. County Road 13, in its old configuration, was designed to avoid a hill by heading northwest and then southwest at the beginning of County Road 14. It is described in the Yolo County Supervisor minutes on November 2, 1868 in Book “C” Page 258.
The current right-of-way for County Road 13 is a curve connecting to County Road 14, and was given to the County in the form of a Grant Deed, 447 OR 149, dated February 28, 1955. Construction of the current configuration of County Road 13 took place soon after and provides a more direct route by passing directly through the hill. The old right-of-way is no longer necessary, or useful for the public, and is being recommended for vacation. Per the Streets and Highways Code Section 8331, this section can be summarily vacated, instead of using the general vacation procedure, due to no maintenance or use of public funds being allocated toward the old right-of-way since the new alignment was constructed. See Attachment B for the resolution to vacate this road right-of-way.