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File #: 2853-2018    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 10/8/2018 In control: Public Service & Transportation Committee
On agenda: 11/19/2018 Final action: 11/21/2018
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 Street Rehabilitation - James Road Public Improvement Project. ($9,932.00)
EXPLANATION

BACKGROUND: The City’s Department of Public Service (DPS) is performing Arterial Street Rehabilitation - James Road (530103-100014) Public Improvement Project (“Public Project”). The City must acquire certain fee simple title and lesser real estate located in the vicinity of James Road and Livingston Avenue (collectively, “Real Estate”) in order for DPS to timely complete the Public Project. The City passed Ordinance Number 1617-2014 authorizing the City Attorney to acquire the Real Estate. Furthermore, the City also adopted Resolutions 0296X-2017 and 0125X-2018 establishing the City’s intent to appropriate the Real Estate. Additionally, the City passed Ordinance Number 0536-2018 authorizing the City Attorney to file complaints in order to immediately appropriate and accept the remaining Real Estate to timely complete the Public Project. This ordinance is required to allow the City to immediately appropriate and accept additional parcels that were not included in the first appropriation ordinance. The City’s acquisition of the Real Estate will help make, improve, or repair certain portions of the public right-of-way of James Road Columbus, Ohio 43227 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 0296X-2017 and 0125X-2018. 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 & Highways G.O. Bond fund pursuant to existing Auditor’s Certificates ACDI000265-10 and ACDI000269-10.

EMERGENCY JUSTIFICATION: Not applicable.

TITLE

To authorize the City Attorney to file com...

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