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File #: 1673-2021    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 6/18/2021 In control: Recreation & Parks Committee
On agenda: 7/12/2021 Final action: 7/15/2021
Title: To authorize the City Attorney to spend City funds to acquire and accept in good faith certain fee simple title and lesser real estate located in the vicinity of Souder Avenue, and contract for associated professional services in order for the Recreation and Parks Department to timely complete the acquisition of Real Estate for the FRA-Souder Avenue Trail, PID 105736 Project; to authorize a transfer and expenditure up to $150,000.00 within the Recreation and Parks Voted Bond Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($150,000.00)
Attachments: 1. Copy of 1673-2021; Souder Avenue Trail Hire Acquire - ATTACHMENT
Explanation

BACKGROUND: The City’s Recreation and Parks Department (“CRPD”) is engaged in the FRA-Souder Avenue Trail, PID 105736 Project (“Public Project”). The Public Project will construct a trail along Souder Avenue, from West Broad Street to the Scioto Trail at Dublin Road. The City must acquire in good faith and accept certain fee simple title and lesser real estate located in the vicinity of Souder Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215 (collectively, “Real Estate”). The City will be acquiring and paying for the real estate and ODOT will be contributing money toward the construction of the trail under PID 105736. Accordingly, CRPD 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 CRPD to timely complete the acquisition of the property.

CONTRACT COMPLIANCE: Not applicable.

FISCAL IMPACT: This legislation authorized the appropriation and expenditure of up to $150,000.00 from the Recreation and Parks Voted Bond Fund 7702.

EMERGENCY JUSTIFICATION: Emergency action is requested in order to acquire the Real Estate and allow the Recreation and Parks Department in to timely complete the Public Project without unnecessary delay, which will preserve the public peace, health, property, safety, and welfare.

Title

To authorize the City Attorney to spend City funds to acquire and accept in good faith certain fee simple title and lesser real estate located in the vicinity of Souder Avenue, and contract for associated professional services in order for the Recreation and Parks Department to timely complete the acquisition of Real Estate for the FRA-Souder Avenue Trail, PID 105736 Project; to authorize a transfer and expenditure up to $150,000.00 within the Recreation and Parks Voted Bond Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($150,000.00)

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WHEREAS, the City intends to acquire certain fee simple title and lesser real estate to build the FRA-S...

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