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File #: 2280-2021    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 8/31/2021 In control: Public Service & Transportation Committee
On agenda: 9/13/2021 Final action: 9/16/2021
Title: To authorize the City Attorney to file complaints in order to immediately appropriate and accept the remaining fee simple and lesser real estate necessary to timely complete the Arterial Street Rehabilitation - Hudson Street - I-71 to Cleveland Avenue Phase 1 Project; to authorize an expenditure of $23,973.00 from existing ACDI001358-10; and to declare an emergency. ($23,973.00)
EXPLANATION

BACKGROUND: The City’s Department of Public Service (“DPS”) is performing the Arterial Street Rehabilitation - Hudson Street - I-71 to Cleveland Avenue Phase 1 Project (“Public Project”). The City must acquire certain fee simple title and lesser real estate located in the vicinity of Hudson Street between I-71 to Cleveland Avenue (collectively, “Real Estate”) in order for DPS to timely complete the Public Project. The City passed Ordinance Numbers 2822-2019 and 2760-2020 authorizing the City Attorney to acquire the Real Estate. Furthermore, the City also adopted Resolution 0109X-2020 establishing the City’s intent to appropriate the Real Estate and passed Ordinance Number 1074-2021 authorizing the appropriation of a portion of the parcels. The City is now seeking to acquire the remaining parcels. The City’s acquisition of the Real Estate will help make, improve, or repair certain portions of the public right-of-way of Hudson Street between I-71 to Cleveland Avenue which will be open to the public without charge.

The City Attorney, pursuant to Columbus City Code, Section 909.03, served notice to all of the owners of the Real Estate of the (i) Public Project’s public purpose and necessity, and (ii) adoption of Resolution 0109X-2020. However, the City Attorney was unable to either locate some of the Real Estate’s owner(s) or agree with some of the Real Estate’s owner(s) in good faith regarding the amount of just compensation.

CONTRACT COMPLIANCE: Not applicable.

FISCAL IMPACT: Funding to acquire the Real Estate is available through the Streets and Highways GO Bond Fund, Fund Number 7704 pursuant to existing Auditor’s Certificate ACDI001358-10.

EMERGENCY JUSTIFICATION: Emergency action is requested in order to acquire the Real Estate and allow DPS 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 file complaints...

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