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File #: 0452-2017    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 2/14/2017 In control: Finance Committee
On agenda: 3/13/2017 Final action: 3/16/2017
Title: To authorize the director of the Department of Finance and Management to execute and acknowledge any document(s), as approved by the City Attorney, necessary to grant to the Ohio Power Company d.b.a. AEP a nonexclusive electric utility easement to burden a portion of the City’s real property near the intersection of Smothers and Sunbury Roads, Westerville, Ohio 43082; and to declare an emergency. (0.00)
Attachments: 1. AEP Smothers Road Easement
...EXPLANATION

BACKGROUND:

The City owns real property located in the vicinity of the intersection of Smothers and Sunbury Roads, Westerville, Ohio 43205, which is commonly known as Hoover Reservoir {Delaware County Tax Parcel 317-442-04-001-000}(“Property”). The property is managed by the Department of Finance and Management (“Finance”) and is further described and recorded in Deed Book 248 Page, 118, Recorder’s Office, Delaware County, Ohio. The Ohio Power Company, an Ohio corporation doing business as American Electric Power (“AEP”), has electric poles located in the public right-of-way along Smothers Road. The City of Westerville is engaged in a road widening project along Smothers Road that requires the poles to be relocated a few feet to the north of the existing right-of-way. AEP now requests the applicable electric utility easement to burden a portion of the Property in order to maintain certain electric facilities and associated appurtenances for the distribution, delivery, and service of electrical energy and impulses for the benefit of real estate in the Property’s vicinity (“Easement”). Finance along with the Recreation and Parks Department and the Department of Public Utilities reviewed the plans and support granting AEP the Easement in consideration that (i) the Easement supports electricity services in the vicinity of the Property, (ii) AEP performs all activities in the area in a manner consistent with the Department of Public Utilities “Best Watershed Management Practices” and (iii) the Easement will be nonexclusive.

CONTRACT COMPLIANCE:

Not applicable.

FISCAL IMPACT:

Not applicable

EMERGENCY JUSTIFICATION:

Emergency action is requested in order to allow for the transfer of the Real Estate so that AEP may move the electric poles in a timely manner allowing the Public Project to be completed without unnecessary delay, which will preserve the public peace, health, prope...

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