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File #: 1326-2022    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 5/4/2022 In control: Recreation & Parks Committee
On agenda: 6/27/2022 Final action: 6/30/2022
Title: To authorize the Director of Recreation and Parks to execute those documents necessary to enter into a quit-claim deed for parcel PID 580-260129, located 200 yards north of Trabue Road, as well as an abandoned bridge crossing the Scioto River which connects to adjacent parcel PID 560-183817, owned by the Board of Park Commissioners of Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks, for the transfer of City owned property; and to declare an emergency. ($0.00)

Explanation

 

Background: This ordinance authorizes the Director of the Recreation and Parks Department to execute those documents necessary to enter into a quit-claim deed for parcel PID 580-260129, located 200 yards north of Trabue Road, as well as an abandoned bridge crossing the Scioto River which connects to adjacent parcel PID 560-183817, owned by the Board of Park Commissioners of Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks, for the transfer of City owned property.

 

Principal Parties:

Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks

1069 West Main Street

Westerville, Ohio  43081

Tim Moloney, Executive Director, (614) 895-6202                        

Contract Compliance Number: 005590, 31-1578154 (Government Agency)

                      

Emergency Justification: Emergency action is requested to allow for the immediate execution of the quit-claim deed so that Metro Parks can begin the design and construction of a trail connection involving the retrofitting of the bridge.

 

Benefits to the Public: For the past five years, development of the Quarry Trails Metro Park and the Scioto Trail has been noted as one of the highest priority projects by the City’s West Scioto Community, the City of Upper Arlington, the City of Hilliard, and thousands of Columbus residents surrounding the 600 acre quarry.  This project completes a major piece of regional connectivity to and from the regional Scioto Trail and the new Quarry Trails Metro Park.

 

Community Input/Issues: During the past three years, extensive public engagement, including surveys, open houses, and preliminary alignment studies have been done by the Recreation and Parks Department and Metro Parks.

 

Area(s) Affected: West Scioto (37) - All Columbus and regional trail users will benefit from these improvements.

 

Master Plan Relation: This project will support the Recreation and Parks Master Plan by supporting partnerships as well as improving access to trails and greenways corridors.

 

Fiscal Impact: No fiscal action is required at this time.

Title

 

To authorize the Director of Recreation and Parks to execute those documents necessary to enter into a quit-claim deed for parcel PID 580-260129, located 200 yards north of Trabue Road, as well as an abandoned bridge crossing the Scioto River which connects to adjacent parcel PID 560-183817, owned by the Board of Park Commissioners of Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks, for the transfer of City owned property; and to declare an emergency. ($0.00)

 

Body

 

WHEREAS, it is necessary to authorize the Director of the Recreation and Parks to execute those documents necessary to enter into a quit-claim deed for parcel PID 580-260129, located 200 yards north of Trabue Road, as well as an abandoned bridge crossing the Scioto River which connects to adjacent parcel PID 560-183817, owned by the Board of Park Commissioners of Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks, for the transfer of City owned property; and

 

WHEREAS, an emergency exists in the usual daily operations of the Recreation and Parks Department in that it is immediately necessary to authorize the Director to execute these actions in order to allow for the immediate execution of the quit-claim deed so that Metro Parks can begin the design and construction of a trail connection involving the retrofitting of the bridge, all for the preservation of public health, peace, property, safety, and welfare; NOW, THEREFORE

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBUS:

 

SECTION 1. That the Director of Recreation and Parks is hereby authorized to execute those documents necessary to enter into a quit-claim deed for parcel PID 580-260129, located 200 yards north of Trabue Road, as well as an abandoned bridge crossing the Scioto River which connects to adjacent parcel PID 560-183817, owned by the Board of Park Commissioners of Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks, for the transfer of City owned property.

 

SECTION 2. That for the reasons stated in the preamble hereto, which is hereby made a part hereof, this ordinance is hereby declared to be an emergency measure and shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage and approval by the Mayor, or ten days after passage if the Mayor neither approves nor vetoes the same.