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File #: 0351-2017    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 2/6/2017 In control: Public Service & Transportation Committee
On agenda: 2/27/2017 Final action:
Title: To authorize the City Attorney to file complaints in order to immediately appropriate and accept the remaining fee simple and lesser real estate necessary to timely complete the Pedestrian Safety Improvements - Waggoner Road Shared Use Path (PID 590105-100071) Public Improvement Project (“Public Project”); and authorize the City Attorney to spend funds from the Streets & Highway GO Bond Fund and pursuant to existing Auditor’s certificates; and to declare an emergency. ($87,685.00).
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BACKGROUND:

The City’s Department of Public Service (DPS) is performing the Pedestrian Safety Improvements - Waggoner Road Shared Use Path (PID 590105-100071) Public Improvement Project (“Public Project”). The City must acquire certain fee simple title and lesser real estate located in the vicinity of the public right-of-way of Waggoner Road, Columbus, Ohio 43004 (collectively, “Real Estate”) in order for DPS to complete the Public Project. The City passed Ordinance Numbers 1379-2016 and 2560-2016 authorizing the City Attorney to acquire the Real Estate. Furthermore, the City also adopted Resolution 0225x-2016 declaring the City’s (i) public purpose and necessity of the Public Project, and (ii) intent to appropriate the Real Estate. The City’s acquisition of the Real Estate will help make, improve, or repair certain portions of the Waggoner Road public roadways and associated appurtenances, which will be open to the public without charge.

The City Attorney, pursuant to Columbus City Code, Section 909.03, served notice to all of the owners of the Real Estate of the (i) Public Project’s public purpose and necessity, and (ii) adoption of Resolution Number 0225x-2016. However, the City Attorney was unable to either locate some of the Real Estate’s owner(s) or agree with some of the Real Estate’s owner(s) in good faith regarding the amount of just compensation.

CONTRACT COMPLIANCE:

Not applicable.

FISCAL IMPACT:

Funding to appropriate the Real Estate will come from the Streets & Highway GO Bond Fund and pursuant to existing Auditor’s Certificate ACDI000102-10.

EMERGENCY JUSTIFICATION:

Emergency action is requested in order to acquire the Real Estate and allowing DPS to timely complete the Public Project without unnecessary delay, which will preserve the public peace, health, property, safety, and welfare.

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To authorize the City Attorney to file complaints in order to immediately appropriate and accept the remaining fee simple and l...

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