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File #: 2466-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 10/27/2020 In control: Public Service & Transportation Committee
On agenda: 11/23/2020 Final action: 11/25/2020
Title: To appropriate funds within the Brewery District TIF Fund and within the Brewery District Fund; to transfer cash between the Brewery District TIF Fund and the Brewery District Fund; to authorize the City Attorney's Office to contract for professional services and to negotiate with property owners to acquire right-of-way needed for the Roadway Improvements - Short Street - Liberty to Sycamore Street project; to authorize the expenditure of up to $100,000.00 from the Brewery District Fund for these acquisitions; and to declare an emergency. ($100,000.00)
Attachments: 1. ORD 2466-2020 Legislation Template
Explanation
1. BACKGROUND
This ordinance authorizes additional funding to acquire the various property rights necessary to complete the Roadway Improvements - Short Street - Liberty to Sycamore Street project in an amount up to $100,000.00.

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 five-foot wide sidewalk on the east side of Short Street and an eight-foot wide shared use path on the west side of Short Street, with drainage improvements and pervious pavers.

Ordinance 1684-2019 authorized the City Attorney's Office 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. Funding in the amount of $100,000.00 was established to acquire the needed property rights.

Ordinance 1340-2020 authorized additional funding in the amount of $250,000.00 necessary to acquire the needed right-of-way due to appraisals for the land to be acquired coming back much higher than anticipated. It stated additional legislation would be submitted to Council requesting more funding if the amount needed should exceed the amount currently estimated to complete the acquisitions.

This ordinance requests $100,000.00 to complete the acquisitions. This additional funding is necessary due to a higher than expected proposed land costs from the appraisals, along with additional costs for staff, settlements, and possible court costs. 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 Serv...

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