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File #: 0340-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 1/28/2020 In control: Finance Committee
On agenda: 2/24/2020 Final action: 2/27/2020
Title: To authorize the Director of the Department of Finance and Management to execute Right of Entry agreements allowing the State of Ohio, Department of Transportation, immediate access to City owned parcels for construction of the FRA-70-13.10 Project; and to declare an emergency.
EXPLANATION

BACKGROUND: The City and the State of Ohio, Department of Transportation (“ODOT”) are currently engaged in a joint project to transform the I70/71 corridor through downtown. The construction will encompass several individual projects and phases. As a part of ODOT’s FRA-70-13.10 project (“Project”), the City will need to transfer several parcels to ODOT. It is the intention of the City to transfer the fee simple and lesser interests in these Parcels to ODOT and legislation authorizing the transfer of these parcels and any compensation that the City will receive from ODOT will be submitted in subsequent legislation at a later date. However, in order to clear the right of way, which will facilitate commencement of construction activities of the joint project, ODOT has requested the City grant them a Right of Entry for several parcels in the Project including, but not limited to, parcels designated as 23A, 23T, 23LA1, 23LA2, 23LA3 and 25T. It is in the best interest of the City to allow ODOT access the Property so as to not cause delays in the Project. The following Legislation allows for the Director of the Department of Finance and Management, to execute Right of Entry Agreements, as approved by the Department of Law, Real Estate Division, with ODOT.

CONTRACT COMPLIANCE: Not applicable.

FISCAL IMPACT: Not applicable.

EMERGENCY JUSTIFICATION: Emergency action is requested in order to grant ODOT access to the Property so that they can complete the Project without unnecessary delay, which will preserve the public peace, health, property, safety and welfare.

TITLE

To authorize the Director of the Department of Finance and Management to execute Right of Entry agreements allowing the State of Ohio, Department of Transportation, immediate access to City owned parcels for construction of the FRA-70-13.10 Project; and to declare an emergency.

BODY

WHEREAS, the City is the owner of real property which is part of the I70/71 corridor transform...

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