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File #: 3283-2018    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 11/16/2018 In control: Public Service & Transportation Committee
On agenda: 12/10/2018 Final action: 12/13/2018
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 - Hamilton Road - I-70 to Refugee Public Improvement Project; and to declare an emergency. ($630,758.00)
Attachments: 1. Legislation Report

BACKGROUND: The City’s Department of Public Service (DPS) is performing Arterial Street Rehabilitation - Hamilton Road - I-70 to Refugee (FRA-SR317-10.630 PID Number 95570) Public Improvement Project (“Public Project”). The City must acquire certain fee simple title and lesser real estate located in the vicinity of Hamilton Road between Refugee and I-70 (collectively, “Real Estate”) in order for DPS to timely complete the Public Project. The City passed Ordinance Number 0229-2017 authorizing the City Attorney to acquire the Real Estate. Furthermore, the City also adopted Resolutions 0003X-2018 and 0297X-2018 establishing the City’s intent to appropriate the Real Estate. The City’s acquisition of the Real Estate will help make, improve, or repair certain portions of the public right-of-way of Hamilton Road between Refugee Road and I-70 Columbus, Ohio 43232 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 0003X-2018 and 0297X-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.


FISCAL IMPACT: Funding to acquire the Real Estate is available through a reimbursement grant in the Federal Transportation Grants Fund, Fund 7765, Grant #G591703 (Hamilton RD I70 to Refugee Rd PID95570). This grant pays for 90% of allowable costs, requiring a 10% local match. The 10% local match will come from the Streets and Highways Bond Fund, Fund 7704, Project P530103-100052 (Arterial Street Rehabilitation - Hamilton Road - I-70 to Refugee Road). Auditor’s Certificate ACDI000475 was previously established via Ordinance 3311-2017 for the purpose of acquiring the needed Real Es...

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