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File #: 1627-2021    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 6/14/2021 In control: Public Service & Transportation Committee
On agenda: 7/12/2021 Final action: 7/15/2021
Title: To amend the 2020 Capital Improvement Budget; authorize the City Attorney's Office, Real Estate Division, to hire professional services, negotiate with property owners, and acquire right-of-way in support of the Department of Public Service’s Capital Improvement Program; to authorize the expenditure of up to $50,000.00 from the Streets & Highways Bond Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($50,000.00)
Attachments: 1. Ord. 1627-2021 Accounting Template
Explanation
1. BACKGROUND
The City of Columbus Department of Public Service, Division of Infrastructure Management, frequently must acquire minor parcels of permanent and temporary right-of-way for capital improvement projects including various bridge projects throughout the City. To expedite the right of way acquisition process, the following legislation establishes a contingency fund in the amount of $50,000.00 for the City Attorney's Office, Real Estate Division, to hire professional services, negotiate with property owners and acquire such parcels as they are identified.

2. FISCAL IMPACT
Funds in the amount of $50,000.00 are available for this expense in Fund 7704, the Streets & Highways Bond Fund. An amendment to the 2020 Capital Improvements Budget is necessary for the purpose of providing sufficient spending authority for the aforementioned project expenditure. Funds are appropriated.

3. EMERGENCY DESIGNATION
Emergency action is requested to setup a contingency fund to provide necessary right-of-way acquisition funding and prevent unnecessary delays in the Department of Public Service's Capital Improvement Program.

Title
To amend the 2020 Capital Improvement Budget; authorize the City Attorney's Office, Real Estate Division, to hire professional services, negotiate with property owners, and acquire right-of-way in support of the Department of Public Service’s Capital Improvement Program; to authorize the expenditure of up to $50,000.00 from the Streets & Highways Bond Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($50,000.00)

Body
WHEREAS, the City of Columbus, Department of Public Service, frequently must acquire minor parcels of permanent and temporary right-of-way for various capital improvement projects within the City; and

WHEREAS, a contingency fund in the amount of $50,000.00 is needed to be used by the City Attorney's Office, Real Estate Division, to hire professional services, negotiate with property owners, and acquire such parcels as they ...

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