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File #: 3029-2018    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 10/29/2018 In control: Public Service & Transportation Committee
On agenda: 11/19/2018 Final action: 11/21/2018
Title: To authorize the City Attorney's Office, Real Estate Division, to hire professional services, negotiate with property owners, and acquire right-of-way in support of the Department of Public Service’s capital improvement program; to authorize the expenditure of up to $100,000.00 from the Streets and Highways Bond Fund for this purpose; and to declare an emergency. ($100,000.00)
Attachments: 1. ORD 3029-2018 Misc ROW
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 capital improvement projects including resurfacing 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 $100,000.00 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 $100,000.00 in the Department of Public Service’s 2018 Capital Improvement Budget, Fund 7704, the Streets and Highways Bond Fund, Project 530161-100072 (Roadway Improvements - Miscellaneous Right of Way Acquisition).

3. EMERGENCY DESIGNATION
Emergency action is requested to prevent delays in the construction of the Department of Public Service’s capital improvement program.

Title
To authorize the City Attorney's Office, Real Estate Division, to hire professional services, negotiate with property owners, and acquire right-of-way in support of the Department of Public Service’s capital improvement program; to authorize the expenditure of up to $100,000.00 from the Streets and Highways Bond Fund for this purpose; and to declare an emergency. ($100,000.00)

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

WHEREAS, a contingency fund in the amount of $100,000.00 is needed to be used 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 process; and

WHEREAS, an emergency exists in ...

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