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File #: 1227-2021    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 5/10/2021 In control: Public Service & Transportation Committee
On agenda: 6/7/2021 Final action: 6/10/2021
Title: To amend the 2020 Capital Improvement Budget; to authorize the transfer of funds and appropriation within the Streets and Highways Bond Fund; to authorize the City Auditor to appropriate $404,645.00 within the Federal Transportation Grants Fund; 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 Intersection - Broad Street at James Road project; to authorize the City Attorney's Office, Real Estate Division, to negotiate with property owners to acquire the additional rights of way necessary to complete this project; to authorize the expenditure of up to $569,645.00 from the Streets & Highways Bond Fund and the Federal Transportation Grants Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($569,645.00)
Attachments: 1. 1227-2021 Accounting Template
Explanation
1. BACKGROUND
The following ordinance 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 Intersection - Broad Street at James Road project.

The Department of Public service is engaged in the Intersection - Broad Street at James Road project. The project will construct dual southbound left-turn lanes, provide protected-only southbound left-turn phasing and realign northbound and southbound left-turn lanes to provide additional sight distance. It will also include, exclusive right-turn lanes on the northbound and southbound approaches, reconstruct the existing traffic signal with backplates, and modify signal timing.

The cost to acquire the right-of-way needed to complete the project is estimated at $569,645.00. 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 service is currently finalizing construction plans and is prepared to authorize right-of-way acquisition pending passage of this funding legislation.

2. FISCAL IMPACT
There is a reimbursable budgeted amount of $404,645.00 for this project within the Federal Transportation Grants Fund, Fund 7765, Grant #G592104 (Broad St at James Rd 110388). Funds will need to be appropriated.

The remaining balance of $165,000.00 is available within the Streets and Highways Bond Fund, Fund 7704, Project P538006-100000 (Intersection Improvements - SR 161 at Karl Rd). An amendment to the 2020 Capital Improvements Budget is needed to match cash and to transfer budget authority to the proper project. A transfer of funds and appropriation between projects with Fund 7704 are necessary to align funding with the proper project.

3. EMERGENCY DESIGNATION
Emergency action is requested to provide necessary right-of-way acquisition ...

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