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File #: 1684-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 6/12/2019 In control: Public Service & Transportation Committee
On agenda: 7/15/2019 Final action: 7/17/2019
Title: To amend the 2019 Capital Improvement Budget; to authorize the City Auditor to transfer cash 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 - Short Street - Liberty to Sycamore 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 $100,000.00 from the Streets and Highways Bond Fund for these acquisitions; and to declare an emergency. ($100,000.00)
Attachments: 1. ORD 1684-2019 H&A Short St-Liberty to Sycamore
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 - Short Street - Liberty to Sycamore Street project in the Brewery District Columbus Community Area (60).

The Department of Public service is engaged in the Roadway Improvements - Short Street - Liberty to Sycamore Street project. The project includes extending Short Street from Liberty Street south to make a connection with Sycamore Street. It also includes a 5 foot sidewalk on the east side of Short Street and an 8 foot shared use path on the west side of Short Street, with drainage improvements and pervious pavers.

The cost to acquire the right-of-way needed to complete the project is estimated at $100,000.00. 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 $100,000.00 are available for this project in Fund 7704, the Streets & Highways Bond Fund. An amendment to the 2019 Capital Improvements Budget is necessary to establish budget authority for the correct project. A transfer of cash between projects in Fund 7704 is necessary to establish cash in the correct project.

3. EMERGENCY DESIGNATION
Emergency action is requested so right-of-way can be acquired to allow construction to proceed as scheduled, preventing delays in the Department of Public Service’s Capital Improvement Program.

Title
To amend the 2019 Capital Improvement Budget; to authorize the City Auditor to transfer cash between projects within the Streets and Highways Bond Fund; to authorize the C...

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