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File #: 0301-2018    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 1/18/2018 In control: Recreation & Parks Committee
On agenda: 2/12/2018 Final action: 2/14/2018
Title: To authorize the director of the Recreation and Parks Department to execute and acknowledge any document(s), as approved by the City Attorney, necessary to grant Columbia Gas Transmission, LLC certain non-exclusive easement rights burdening a portion of the City’s real property located at 3738 Weeping Willow Boulevard, commonly known as Williams Creek Park, and 3860 Bixby Road and 0000 Williams Road, commonly known as Three Creeks Metro Park; and to declare an emergency.
Attachments: 1. Columbia Gas Easements - B-111 Line Three Creeks Metro Park
EXPLANATION

BACKGROUND:

The City owns real property located at 3738 Weeping Willow Boulevard {Franklin County Tax Parcel 530-138294}, commonly known as Williams Creek Park, 3860 Bixby Road {Franklin County Tax Parcel 530-138294}, and 0000 Williams Road, {Franklin County Tax Parcel 530-234278} commonly known as Three Creeks Metro Park. (“Property”). The property is managed by the Recreation and Parks Department (CRPD). Columbia Gas Transmission, LLC (“Columbia”) has existing easement rights for its B-111 gas pipeline. The easements, acquired before the City purchased this property, are for the installation, construction, and maintenance of underground pipelines for the transmission of natural gas. Columbia is currently engaged in upgrading and replacing its pipelines in the area, including the B-111 natural gas pipeline, consisting of approximating fourteen miles of pipe, a portion of which traverses Three Creeks Metro Park and Williams Creek Park. CRPD is requesting an amendment of Columbia’s existing easements (“Amendment”), which will better define the locations, width, types and the rights under the existing easements and the responsibilities of Columbia and the City. Columbia is also requesting temporary construction easement(s) (“Construction Easement”) in order to remove the existing pipe and install the new pipe. Finally, Columbia is requesting a perpetual access easement (“Access Easement”) in order to allow Columbia to access the pipeline during construction and for future maintenance. The Amendment, Construction Easement and Access Easement, are collectively referred to as (“Easements”). CRPD, in coordination with Metro Parks, and Columbia have done extensive reviews of the plans in an effort to preserve the natural state of the parks, limit the environmental impact of the construction, and limit the disruptions to the public’s use and enjoyment of the parks. With knowledge that Columbia already has easements for the existing gas pipeline, CRPD ...

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