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File #: 0336-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 1/28/2020 In control: Public Service & Transportation Committee
On agenda: 3/2/2020 Final action: 3/5/2020
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 Agler Road Sidewalk Improvements Project; and to declare an emergency. ($63,668.00)

BACKGROUND: The City’s Department of Public Service (“DPS”) is performing the Urban Infrastructure Recovery Fund (UIRF) - Agler Road Sidewalk Improvements Project (Project No. 440005-102094) (“Public Project”). The City must acquire certain fee simple title and lesser real estate located in the vicinity of Agler Road from Cassady Avenue to Citygate Drive/Corban Commons Drive, and on Gatewood Road from Agler Road to the existing sidewalk approximately 80 feet north of Agler Road (collectively, “Real Estate”) in order for DPS to timely complete the Public Project. The City passed Ordinance Numbers 2525-2016, 0081-2018, and 0360-2019 authorizing the City Attorney to acquire the Real Estate. Furthermore, the City also adopted Resolution 0239X-2019 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 Agler Road 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 Resolution 0239X-2019. 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 the Streets and Highways G.O. Bond Fund, Fund 7704 pursuant to existing Auditor’s Certificate ACDI000758-10, the Sanitary G.O. Bonds Fund, Fund 6109 pursuant to existing Auditor’s Certificate ACDI000754-10, and the Sanitary G.O. Bonds Fund, Fund 6109 pursuant to existing Auditor’s Certificate ACDI000938-10. The allocation of the money will be as follows: $32,560.00 from ACDI000758-10 for the acquisition of parcels 2WD and 2T and a 23% portion o...

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