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File #: 2180-2018    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 7/17/2018 In control: Public Service & Transportation Committee
On agenda: 7/30/2018 Final action: 8/3/2018
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 Arterial Rehabilitation - Polaris Parkway at Orion Place project; and to declare an emergency. ($1,352,916.00)
Explanation

BACKGROUND:


The City’s Department of Public Service is currently engaged in the Arterial Rehabilitation - Polaris Parkway at Orion Place project (DEL-CR615-0.000 PID 95549) (“Public Project”). The Public Project encompasses widening Polaris Parkway to provide a third through lane in both directions from I-71 to Olde Worthington Road, including the construction of a two-lane roundabout at the intersection of Olde Worthington Road and Orion Place. This project also includes the installation of a shared use path, sidewalk, traffic signal replacement, landscaping and street lighting. The City must acquire certain fee simple title and lesser real estate located in the vicinity of the public right-of-way of Polaris Parkway, Columbus, Ohio 43240 (collectively, “Real Estate”) in order for DPS to complete the Public Project. The City passed Ordinance Number 2384-2016 authorizing the City Attorney to acquire the Real Estate. Furthermore, the City also adopted Resolutions 0063X-2017 and 0181X-2018 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 Polaris Parkway, Columbus, Ohio 43240 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 Resolutions 0063X-2017 and 0181X-2018, as applicable. 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 Federal State Highway Engineering Fund pursuant to existing Auditor’s Certificates ACDI000196-30 and ACDI000196-10.

EMERGENCY JUSTIFICATI...

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