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File #: 1291-2021    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 5/19/2021 In control: Public Utilities Committee
On agenda: 6/14/2021 Final action: 6/18/2021
Title: To authorize the City Attorney to spend City funds to acquire and accept in good faith certain fee simple and lesser real estate located in the vicinity of Iuka Avenue from High Street to North Fourth Street and other nearby areas, and contract for associated professional services in order for the Department of Public Utilities to timely complete the acquisition of Real Estate for the Near North & East Large Diameter Assessment Project and other nearby areas for which easements could not be found for existing sewers; to expend up to $450,000.00 from the Sanitary General Obligation Bond Fund; and to amend the 2020 Capital Improvement Budget. ($450,000.00)
Attachments: 1. Copy of Funding Template Near North & East Large Diameter Assessment
Explanation

BACKGROUND: The City’s Department of Public Utilities (“DPU”) is engaged in acquiring real estate for the Near North & East Large Diameter Assessment (CIP 650725-100017) Project and other nearby areas for which easements could not be found for existing sewers (“Public Project”). The City must acquire in good faith and accept certain fee simple and lesser real estate located in the vicinity of Iuka Avenue from High Street to North Fourth Street and other nearby areas (collectively, “Real Estate”) in order for DPU to complete the Public Project. Accordingly, DPU requested the City Attorney to acquire the Real Estate in good faith and contract for associated professional services (e.g. surveys, title work, appraisals, etc.) in order for DPU to timely complete the Public Project.

CONTRACT COMPLIANCE: Not applicable.

FISCAL IMPACT: This legislation authorizes the expenditure of up to $450,000.00 from the Sanitary General Obligation Bond Fund 6109 and amends the 2020 Capital Improvement Budget.

EMERGENCY JUSTIFICATION: Not applicable.

Title

To authorize the City Attorney to spend City funds to acquire and accept in good faith certain fee simple and lesser real estate located in the vicinity of Iuka Avenue from High Street to North Fourth Street and other nearby areas, and contract for associated professional services in order for the Department of Public Utilities to timely complete the acquisition of Real Estate for the Near North & East Large Diameter Assessment Project and other nearby areas for which easements could not be found for existing sewers; to expend up to $450,000.00 from the Sanitary General Obligation Bond Fund; and to amend the 2020 Capital Improvement Budget. ($450,000.00)

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WHEREAS, the City intends to improve the sewer infrastructure in the vicinity of Iuka Avenue from High Street to North Fourth Street by allowing the Department of Public Utilities (“DPU”) to engage in the acquisition of Real Estate for the Near North...

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