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File #: 3122-2018    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 11/2/2018 In control: Public Service & Transportation Committee
On agenda: 12/3/2018 Final action: 12/6/2018
Title: To amend the 2018 Capital Improvement Budget; to authorize the City Auditor to transfer funds between projects within the Streets and Highways Bond Fund; to authorize the City Attorney's Office to contract for professional services relative to the acquisition of fee simple title and lesser interests in and to property needed for the Roadway Improvements - Livingston Avenue Phase B - High Street to Fifth Street project; to authorize the City Attorney's Office to negotiate with property owners to acquire the additional rights of way necessary to complete this project; to authorize the expenditure of up to $250,000.00 from the Streets and Highways Bond Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($250,000.00)
Attachments: 1. ORD 3122-2018 H&A
Explanation
1. BACKGROUND
The following legislation authorizes the City Attorney's Office, Real Estate Division, to hire professional services and to negotiate with property owners to acquire the various property rights necessary to complete the Roadway Improvements - Livingston Avenue Phase B - High Street to Fifth Street project.

The Department of Public service is engaged in the Roadway Improvements - Livingston Avenue Phase B - High Street to Fifth Street project. The project consists of roadway improvements to Livingston Avenue from just east of High Street to just east of Fifth Street. The roadway will be reconstructed, widened, and converted to two-way. Additional improvements include bike lanes, curb extensions, new sidewalk, intersection upgrades, and streetscape improvements. New storm sewer, street lighting, and waterline will be installed. All aerial utilities will be relocated underground.

The cost to acquire the right-of-way needed to complete the project is estimated at $250,000.00. If the cost to acquire the needed right-of-way should exceed this estimate, additional legislation will be submitted to Council requesting the needed funding.

The Department of Public Service is currently finalizing construction plans and is prepared to authorize right-of-way acquisition pending passage of this funding legislation.

2. FISCAL IMPACT
Funds in the amount of $250,000.00 are available for this project in Fund 7704, the Streets and Highways Bond Fund. An amendment to the 2018 Capital Improvements Budget is necessary for the purpose of providing sufficient spending authority for the aforementioned project expenditure. A transfer of funds within the Streets and Highways Bond Fund is necessary to align cash with the proper project.

3. EMERGENCY DESIGNATION
Emergency action is requested to provide necessary right-of-way acquisition funding and prevent delays in the Department of Public Service's Capital Improvement Program.

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