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File #: 2386-2018    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 8/28/2018 In control: Public Service & Transportation Committee
On agenda: 11/19/2018 Final action: 11/21/2018
Title: To establish funds to acquire minor parcels of permanent and temporary right-of-way for the City’s street resurfacing program; to authorize the City Attorney's Office, Real Estate Division, to hire professional services, negotiate with property owners, and expend those funds necessary to acquire such parcels as they are identified; and to declare an emergency. ($50,000.00)
Attachments: 1. 2386-2018 Legislation Template
Explanation
1. BACKGROUND
The City of Columbus Department of Public Service, Division of Design and Construction, frequently must acquire minor parcels of permanent and temporary right-of-way for the Resurfacing program and associated ADA Curb Ramp improvements throughout the City. To expedite the right-of-way acquisition process, the following legislation establishes a contingency fund in the amount of $50,000.00 for the City Attorney's Office, Real Estate Division, to hire professional services, negotiate with property owners, and acquire such parcels as they are identified.

2. FISCAL IMPACT
This is a budgeted expense in the amount of $50,000.00 within the Department of Public Service’s 2018 Capital Improvement Budget, Streets and Highways Bond Fund, Fund 7704, Project P530282-100125 (Resurfacing - In House Design Right of Way Fund).

3. EMERGENCY DESIGNATION
Emergency action is requested in that it is necessary to establish the contingency fund so acquisition-related activities can begin immediately upon identification of necessary parcels, preventing delays in project construction schedules.

Title
To establish funds to acquire minor parcels of permanent and temporary right-of-way for the City’s street resurfacing program; to authorize the City Attorney's Office, Real Estate Division, to hire professional services, negotiate with property owners, and expend those funds necessary to acquire such parcels as they are identified; and to declare an emergency. ($50,000.00)

Body
WHEREAS, the City of Columbus Department of Public Service frequently must acquire minor parcels of permanent and temporary right-of-way for various street resurfacing projects within the City; and

WHEREAS, a contingency fund in the amount of $50,000.00 is needed for use by the City Attorney's Office, Real Estate Division, to hire professional services, negotiate with property owners, and acquire such parcels as they are identified in order to expedite the right-of-way acquisition...

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