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File #: 1455-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 6/16/2020 In control: Public Service & Transportation Committee
On agenda: 7/20/2020 Final action: 7/23/2020
Title: To authorize the Director of the Department of Public Service to execute those documents necessary for the transfer of a 0.0141 acre portion of right-of-way adjacent to 1884 E Genessee Avenue to the Genessee Avenue Church of Christ. ($0.00)
Attachments: 1. Description - Exhibit - Closure Report 2019-020
Explanation
1. Background
The City of Columbus, Department of Public Service, received a request from Audrey R. Howard, Administrator for the Genessee Avenue Church of Christ at 1884 E Genessee Avenue, asking that the City sell them an approximate 0.141 acre portion of the right-of-way adjacent to 1884 E. Genessee Avenue located to the west of parcel 010-069426.

The church installed an asphalt parking lot and chain link fencing over this portion of right-of-way, creating an encroachment. The Church was notified and decided to request to purchase the right-of-way to leave the fence and parking lot intact. Sale of this right-of-way will resolve the encroachment issue and will facilitate the combining of the parcel and the portion of right-of-way allowing the fence and parking lot to remain intact. The Department of Public Service has agreed to sell the right-of-way as described and shown within the attached legal description and exhibit, and extinguishes its need for this public right-of-way.

Per current practice, comments were solicited from interested parties including City agencies, private utilities, and the applicable area commission before it was determined that, subject to the retention of a general utility easement for those utilities currently located within this right-of-way, the City will not be adversely affected by the transfer of this right-of-way. The Department of Public Service submitted a request to the City Attorney’s Office asking that they establish a value for this right-of-way. A value of $1,535.00 was established. This request went before the Land Review Commission on August 15, 2019. After review of the request, the Land Review Commission voted to recommend the above referenced right-of-way be transferred to the Genessee Avenue Church of Christ at the cost of $1,535.00 to them.

2. FISCAL IMPACT
The City will receive a total of $1,535.00 and the funds are to be deposited in Fund 7748, Project P537650, as consideration for the tra...

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