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File #: 2458-2021    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 9/21/2021 In control: Public Service & Transportation Committee
On agenda: 10/11/2021 Final action: 10/13/2021
Title: To authorize the Director of Public Service to execute Infrastructure License and Maintenance Agreement with the City of Westerville, Ohio relative to the Polaris Parkway and Orion Drive project for the Old Worthington Road Shared Use Path, and to execute documents approved by the City Attorney, Real Estate Division, to grant to the City of Westerville, Ohio a 0.194 acre perpetual non-exclusive utility easement burdening a portion of the City’s right-of-way along Old Worthington Road; and to declare an emergency. ($0.00)
Attachments: 1. Ord. 2458-2021 21124ES-ELEC-EXA, 2. Ord. 2458-2021 21124ES-ELEC-EXA1
Explanation
1. BACKGROUND
This ordinance authorizes the Director of Public Service to execute an infrastructure License and Maintenance agreement, (“Agreement”) with the City of Westerville (“Westerville”) for a portion of the Old Worthington Road Shared Use Path (“SUP”) and the granting of a non-exclusive utility easement (“Easement”) to Westerville for an existing electric line adjacent to the Old Worthington Road Shared Use Path.
The design and construction of the Polaris Parkway at Orion Place project (DEL-CR615-0.00, PID 95549, 3221-E) was the result of a City led project, with a portion of the project falling within the Westerville corporate boundary. Westerville has expressed a willingness to undertake responsibility for the maintenance of the SUP.
The City and Westerville having been jointly working on a boundary adjustment as a result of the Orion Place and Old Worthington Road roundabout and roadway reconfiguration.
The execution of this Agreement and Easement is a condition of an anticipated adjustment of the municipal corporation boundaries between the City and Westerville being process through the Delaware County Commissioners.
City ordinance 0273-2021, which passed Columbus City Council on March 1, 2021, authorized the execution of a boundary adjustment between the parties.
Westerville ordinance 2021-09, which passed Westerville City Council on September 7, 2021, authorized the execution of a boundary adjustment between the parties.
An existing Westerville underground electric line is being maintained, and will no longer be within the Westerville corporate boundary upon the completion of the boundary adjustment. Westerville has requested the granting of a utility easement by the City for this underground electric line.
2. FISCAL IMPACT
Westerville shall, at its own expense, assume and bear all costs associated with the maintenance of the SUP and electric line. The City will have no expenses in maintaining this segment of the SUP and electric...

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