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File #: 2517-2021    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 9/27/2021 In control: Public Service & Transportation Committee
On agenda: 10/11/2021 Final action: 10/13/2021
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 Roadway Improvements - Sullivant Avenue - Hague to I-70 Project (Project Number 531034-100001); to authorize an expenditure of $300.00 from existingACDI001186-10 ; and to declare an emergency. ($300.00)
EXPLANATION

BACKGROUND: The City’s Department of Public Service (“DPS”) is performing the Roadway Improvements - Sullivant Avenue - Hague to I-70 Project (Project Number 531034-100001) (“Public Project”). The City must acquire certain fee simple title and lesser real estate located in the vicinity of Sullivant Avenue from Hague Avenue to I-70 (collectively, “Real Estate”) in order for DPS to timely complete the Public Project. The City passed Ordinance number 2293-2020 authorizing the City Attorney to acquire the Real Estate. Furthermore, the City adopted Resolution 0042X-2021 establishing the City’s intent to appropriate the Real Estate. Finally, the City passed Ordinance number 1930-2021 authorizing the appropriation of several parcels for the Project and is now seeking to add an additional parcel. The City’s acquisition of the Real Estate will help make, improve, or repair certain portions of the public right-of-way of Sullivant Avenue from Hague Avenue to I-70 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 Number 0042X-2021. 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 CertificateACDI001186-10 .

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 in or...

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