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File #: 0134-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 1/8/2020 In control: Public Service & Transportation Committee
On agenda: 2/10/2020 Final action: 2/13/2020
Title: 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 Operation Sidewalks - School Sidewalks program; 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 & Highways Bond Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($250,000.00)
Attachments: 1. 0134-2020 Legislation Template
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 Operation Sidewalks - School Sidewalks program.

The Department of Public Service is engaged in projects to construct sidewalks under the Operation Sidewalks - School Sidewalks program. This program constructs sidewalks in various locations throughout the City to improve safety for those that walk to and from school. Work includes the installation of sidewalks, curb ramps, drive approaches, curb, and retaining walls, and may include stormwater drainage improvements in select areas.

Right-of-way will need to be acquired to implement these improvements. Right-of-way needs have not yet been identified for all of the projects. This legislation will establish funding to acquire the right-of-way for all of the Operation Sidewalks - School Sidewalks projects as needs become identified. If the cost to acquire the needed right-of-way should exceed this initial estimated amount of $250,000.00, additional legislation will be submitted to Council requesting the needed funding.

2. FISCAL IMPACT
Funds in the amount of $250,000.00 are budgeted and available for this project in Fund 7704, the Streets & Highways Bond Fund.

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

Title
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 Operation Sidewalks - School Sidewalks program; 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 expend...

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