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File #: 1714-2022    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 6/8/2022 In control: Public Service & Transportation Committee
On agenda: 6/27/2022 Final action: 6/30/2022
Title: To amend the 2021 Capital Improvement Budget; to authorize the City Attorney's Office to hire professional services, negotiate with property owners, and expend those funds necessary to acquire minor parcels of permanent and temporary right-of-way for various street resurfacing projects within the City; to expend up to $50,000.00 from the Streets and Highways Bond Fund to acquire the right-of-way; and to declare an emergency. ($50,000.00)
Attachments: 1. 1714-2022 Accounting Template.pdf
Explanation
1. BACKGROUND
The City of Columbus Department of Public Service, Division of Design and Construction, frequently must acquire minor parcels of permanent and temporary right-of-way for the Resurfacing program and associated ADA Curb Ramp improvements throughout the City. To expedite the right-of-way acquisition process, the following legislation establishes a contingency fund in the amount of $50,000.00 for the City Attorney's Office, Real Estate Division, to hire professional services, negotiate with property owners, and acquire such parcels as they are identified.

2. FISCAL IMPACT
Funding, in the amount of $50,000.00 is available within the Department of Public Service’s 2021 Capital Improvement Budget, Streets and Highways Bond Fund, Fund 7704. An amendment to the 2021 Capital Improvements Budget is necessary for the purpose of providing sufficient spending authority for the aforementioned project expenditure. Funds are appropriated.

3. EMERGENCY DESIGNATION
Emergency action is requested in that it is necessary to establish the contingency fund so acquisition-related activities can begin immediately upon identification of necessary parcels, preventing delays in project construction schedules.

Title
To amend the 2021 Capital Improvement Budget; to authorize the City Attorney's Office to hire professional services, negotiate with property owners, and expend those funds necessary to acquire minor parcels of permanent and temporary right-of-way for various street resurfacing projects within the City; to expend up to $50,000.00 from the Streets and Highways Bond Fund to acquire the right-of-way; and to declare an emergency. ($50,000.00)

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WHEREAS, the City of Columbus Department of Public Service frequently must acquire minor parcels of permanent and temporary right-of-way for various street resurfacing projects within the City; and

WHEREAS, a contingency fund in the amount of $50,000.00 is needed for use by the City Attorney's Office, ...

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