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File #: 1388-2023    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 5/3/2023 In control: Public Service & Transportation Committee
On agenda: 5/22/2023 Final action: 5/24/2023
Title: To authorize the City Auditor to appropriate $1,200,000.00 within the Federal Transportation Grants Fund; to authorize the City Attorney's Office to contract for professional services relative to the acquisition of fee simple title and lesser interests in and to property needed for the Arterial Street Rehabilitation - Cassady Avenue Widening project; to authorize the City Attorney's Office to negotiate with property owners to acquire the additional rights of way necessary to complete this project; to authorize the expenditure of up to $1,500,000.00 from the Federal Transportation Grants Fund and the Streets and Highways Bond Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($1,500,000.00)
Attachments: 1. Ord 1388-2023 Accounting Template.pdf
Explanation
1. BACKGROUND
The following ordinance authorizes the City Attorney's Office, Real Estate Division to hire professional services and to negotiate with property owners to acquire the various property rights necessary to complete the Arterial Street Rehabilitation - Cassady Avenue Widening PID105732 project.

The Department of Public service is engaged in the Arterial Street Rehabilitation - Cassady Avenue Widening project. The project will consist of improvements to the Cassady Avenue corridor from the City of Bexley Corporation line to 7th Avenue. This is the first of multiple phases to reconstruct the Cassady Avenue corridor with complete street improvements.

Ordinance 2113-2021 authorized the City Attorney’s Office to hire professional services and to negotiate with property owners to acquire the various property rights necessary to complete the Arterial Street Rehabilitation - Cassady Avenue Widening project. Funding in the amount of $2,142,657.00 was established to begin acquiring the needed property rights. This ordinance requests an additional $1,500,000.00 estimated to be needed to complete acquisition for this project.

Ord 2534-2022 authorized the Director of Public Service to submit MORPC Attributable Funds roadway improvement project applications and updates for consideration for funding within the Transportation Improvement Program and to execute project agreements for approved projects for the Department of Public Service for the Arterial Street Rehabilitation - Cassady Avenue Widening project.

The Department of Public service is currently finalizing construction plans and is prepared to authorize right-of-way acquisition pending passage of this funding legislation.

2. FISCAL IMPACT
A reimbursement grant from the Ohio Department of Transportation will partially fund right-of-way acquisition from the Federal Transportation Grants Fund, Fund 7765, Grant #G592105 (Cassady Avenue 105732), in the amount of $1,200,000.00. The entire...

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