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File #: 2267-2016    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 9/7/2016 In control: Public Service & Transportation Committee
On agenda: 10/3/2016 Final action: 10/7/2016
Title: To amend the 2016 Capital Improvement Budget; to authorize the City Auditor to transfer cash and appropriation between projects within the Streets and Highways Bond Fund; to authorize the City Attorney's Office, Real Estate Division, to contract for professional services relative to the acquisition of fee simple title and lesser interests in and to property needed for the Pedestrian Safety Improvements- Hilltop Community Mobility Plan project; to authorize the City Attorney's Office, Real Estate Division, to negotiate with property owners to acquire the additional rights of way necessary to complete this project; to authorize the expenditure of $85,000.00 from the Streets and Highways Bond Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($85,000.00)
Attachments: 1. 2267-2016 Legislation Accounting Templates.pdf

Explanation
1. BACKGROUND

This legislation authorizes the City Attorney's Office, Real Estate Division to hire professional services and to negotiate with property owners to acquire the various property rights necessary to complete the Pedestrian Safety Improvements- Hilltop Community Mobility Plan project.

The Department of Public Service is currently engaged in the Pedestrian Safety Improvements- Hilltop Community Mobility Plan project, which encompasses constructing new sidewalks, curb ramps, signage & pavement markings, driveway aprons, drainage adjustments and utility adjustments along the east side of Binns Boulevard from approximately 400 feet north of South Stephens Drive to the exiting sidewalk at the Eakin Road intersection (approximately 2,200 feet); and along the west side of Binns boulevard from South Stephens Drive north to the existing sidewalk (approximately 150 feet), along with the addition of a dry detention basin in the Hilltop (Community Planning Area 15). The Department of Public Service is currently finalizing construction plans and is prepared to authorize right-of-way acquisition pending passage of this legislation.

Ordinance 1793-2015, passed January 25, 2016, authorized initial acquisition funding for this project, in the amount of $50,000.00. The initial acquisition legislation authorized the City Attorney to contract for professional services and to acquire fee simple title and lesser interests in and to real property necessary to the project, with the understanding that more funding may be required in the future.

It is now necessary that the City Attorney's Office expend an additional $85,000.00 in order to pay for costs relative to the acquisition of right-of-way necessary to the Pedestrian Safety Improvements- Hilltop Community Mobility Plan project.

2. FISCAL IMPACT
Funds in the amount of $85,000.00 are available for this project in the Streets and Highways Bond Fund within the Department of Public Service. An amendmen...

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