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File #: 0385-2018    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 1/29/2018 In control: Public Service & Transportation Committee
On agenda: 2/12/2018 Final action: 2/14/2018
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 Weinland Park 7th to 9th Right-of-Way Improvements; and to declare an emergency. ($4,690.00)
EXPLANATION

BACKGROUND:


The City’s Department of Public Service (DPS) is performing the Weinland Park 7th to 9th Right-of-Way Improvements 3327E (PID 530058-100002) Public Improvement Project (“Public Project”). The City must acquire certain fee simple title and lesser real estate located in the vicinity of High Street between 7th and 9th Avenues (collectively, “Real Estate”) in order for DPS to timely complete the Public Project. The City passed Ordinance Numbers 1576-2012 and 2525-2016 authorizing the City Attorney to acquire the Real Estate. Furthermore, the City also adopted Resolution 0224X-2017 establishing the City’s intent to appropriate the Real Estate. The City’s acquisition of the Real Estate will help make, improve, or repair certain portions of the public right-of-way of High Street between 7th and 9th Avenues Columbus, Ohio 43201 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 0224X-2017. 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 7704 pursuant to existing Auditor’s Certificate ACDI000202-10.

EMERGENCY JUSTIFICATION:

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

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 Weinland Park 7th to...

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