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File #: 3110-2018    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 11/2/2018 In control: Recreation & Parks Committee
On agenda: 11/19/2018 Final action: 11/21/2018
Title: To authorize the director of the Recreation and Parks Department to execute and acknowledge any document(s) necessary to grant MIG Realty LLC four easements burdening a portion of the City’s real property located in the vicinity of the intersection of East Town Street and South Washington Avenue and commonly known as Topiary Park, and to declare an emergency. ($0.00)
Attachments: 1. MOTORIST DUCT BANK EASEMENT, 2. MOTORIST ELECTRIC EASEMENT (2), 3. MOTORIST STORM EASEMENT, 4. MOTORIST TEMP CONSTRUCTION EASEMENT
Explanation

BACKGROUND: The City owns real property located in the vicinity of the intersection of East Town Street and South Washington Avenue Columbus, Ohio 43215 {Franklin County Tax Parcel 010-067009} which is managed by the Recreation and Parks Department (“CRPD”) and commonly known as Topiary Park. Motorist Mutual Insurance Company, through their development company MIG Realty LLC (“MIG”), is developing the parcel immediately to the North of Topiary Park. As part of that development the City previously released right-of-way known as Library Park North. A portion of this property was deeded to MIG and a portion to the City. The City’s portion was subsequently combined with Topiary Park. MIG is now requesting that CRPD grant four easements across a portion of Topiary Park in what was the former right-of-way. These easements consist of a temporary construction easement, a storm sewer easement, a duct bank easement, and an electric easement. CRPD has reviewed the easements and supports granting them as part of an overall plan for the former right-of-way that will allow for the development of the MIG parcel and enhance Topiary Park through the addition of a pedestrian promenade in the location of the former right-of-way. The Easements are more fully described in the four (4) attachments to this ordinance.

This ordinance authorizes the director of CRPD, on behalf of the City, to execute and acknowledge any necessary instrument(s), as approved by the City Attorney, in order to quit claim grant the four Easements to MIG and to allow third party utility companies to locate utilities within the duct bank.

CONTRACT COMPLIANCE NO.: Not applicable.

FISCAL IMPACT: The City will receive $16,865.00 for the granting of these easements. These funds will be deposited in Fund 7747 the Recreation and Parks Permanent Improvement Fund.

EMERGENCY JUSTIFICATION: Emergency action is requested to allow the development project to move forward in a timely manner to meet i...

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