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File #: 1617-2018    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 6/4/2018 In control: Recreation & Parks Committee
On agenda: 7/30/2018 Final action: 8/3/2018
Title: To authorize and direct the Director of Recreation and Parks to accept a grant and enter into a grant agreement with the Ohio Public Works Commission in the amount of $348,680.00 for the 2018 Clean Ohio Conservation Fund Round 12 project, Noe Bixby Parkland and Preserve; to authorize the appropriation of $348,680.00 to the Recreation and Parks Grant Fund; to authorize the City Auditor to transfer $471,320.00 within the Recreation and Parks Voted Bond Fund; to amend the 2018 Capital Improvements Budget Ordinance 1010-2018; to authorize the City Attorney to spend City funds to acquire and accept in good faith certain fee simple title and lesser real estate located at 181 and 229 Noe Bixby Road Columbus Ohio 43213 and contract for associated professional services in order for CRPD to timely complete the acquisition of the property; and to declare an emergency. ($820,000.00)
Attachments: 1. Noe Bixby Clean Ohio Grant, 2. NoeBixby_Site Map
Explanation

This ordinance authorizes the Director of Recreation and Parks to enter into a grant agreement with the Ohio Public Works Commission for the 2018 Clean Ohio Conservation Fund Round 12 project, Noe Bixby Parkland and Preserve. This ordinance will also authorize the appropriation of grant and matching funds.

This ordinance will also authorize the City Attorney to spend the grant and matching funds to acquire and accept in good faith certain fee simple title and lesser real estate located in the vicinity of Noe Bixby Road in Columbus, Ohio.

The Noe Bixby parcels are 181 and 229 Noe Bixby Road, Columbus, Ohio 43213 covering portions of tax parcels 010-109405, 010-015518 and 010-014163.

Background: The City’s Recreation and Parks Department (CRPD) is engaged in purchasing real estate located at 181 and 229 Noe Bixby Road Columbus Ohio 43213 {Franklin county parcel numbers 010-109405, 010-015518 and 010-014163}. The City must acquire in good faith and accept certain fee simple title and lesser real estate located at 181 and 229 Noe Bixby Road Columbus Ohio 43213. (collectively, “Real Estate”) in order for CRPD to complete the acquisition. Accordingly, CRPD requested the City Attorney to acquire the Real Estate in good faith and contract for associated professional services (e.g. surveys, title work, appraisals, etc.) in order for CRPD to timely complete the acquisition of the property.

Big Walnut Creek and its tributaries and ravines are one of the region’s most diverse remaining water courses. The purpose of the project is to acquire a significant 20 acre stretch of natural area near Broad Street and Noe Bixby Road. The proposed property has been listed for sale as potential development land. Acquiring the land provides significant long term preservation for water quality, forest preservation, and protection of habitat. The site is easily accessible, with an estimated 2,500 people living within a 1/2 mile radius. The natural terrain of the site...

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