CITY OF TEXARKANA, AR

REQUEST FOR BOARD ACTION

 

AGENDA TITLE:  Adopt an Ordinance to accept the dedication of certain right-of-way improvements for the University of Arkansas; to formally designate certain existing City right-of-way available for utility installation and utilization. (PWD) Public Works Director Tyler Richards

AGENDA DATE:  03/19/2018

ITEM#:  10

DEPARTMENT:  Public Works Department

DATE SUBMITTED:  03/6/2018

PREPARED BY:  Tracie Lee, Assistant Public Works Director

SUBJECT:  Acceptance of U of A Way Utility and Drainage Easement.

EXHIBITS:  Ordinance, Utility Easement and Exhibit, and Drainage Easement and Exhibit.

APPROVAL: 

http://arkagenda.txkusa.org/2017/07052017/07052017_html/item_15_07052017_pw_u%20of%20a%20way_right-of-way_and_drainage_easement_acceptance_exhibit_A_files/image001.jpg

EXPENSE REQUIRED: $0.00

AMOUNT BUDGETED: $0.00

APPROPRIATION REQUIRED:  $0.00

SUMMARY:  

 

On February 15, 2018 the City received a permanent street and utility easement dedication document from A.L. Franks Engineering and a drainage easement dedication document was received from the Board of Trustees of the University of Arkansas on March 1, 2018 for U of A Way road improvements.  Both easement dedications will allow the City to move forward with planned improvements to the road. 

BOARD ACTION:  The City Manager and staff recommend board approval.

EMERGENCY CLAUSE:  This item will be approved by an ordinance, but it does not require an emergency clause.

 

 

 

ORDINANCE NO. ______

AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING CERTAIN REAL PROPERTY-RELATED TRANSACTIONS NECESSARY TO PROVIDE FOR THE FURTHER IMPROVEMENT OF U of A WAY; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES 

 

WHEREAS, in order to provide for the further improvement of U of A Way, it is necessary to authorize certain real property-related transactions, specifically:

 

1.      To accept the dedication of certain right-of-way and improvements from the University of Arkansas; and

2.      To formally designate certain existing City right-of-way as available for utility installation and utilization; and

 

all as located along and about the existing and planned U of A Way; and

            WHEREAS, it is determined that such transactions are in the best interest of the City, adequately serve the public benefit, and are necessary to further improve U of A Way as is planned;

WHEREAS, the City Manager and Staff recommend approval;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the Board of Directors of the City of Texarkana, Arkansas, that:

Section 1.        The dedication of by the University of Arkansas of right-of-way as more specifically set forth in that certain Street Drainage Easement dated March 1, 2018, is accepted.

Section 2.  The formal designation of 0.563 acres of existing City right-of-way located along U of A Way for utility installation and utilization, subject to all other applicable rules and restrictions (including, without limitation, any applicable franchise fees), is authorized.

Section 3.  The City Manager, City Clerk and such other city official as may be necessary to effectuate the above described U of A Way-related transactions are authorized to execute such documents and take such other steps is necessary to complete the same.

PASSED AND APPROVED this 19th day of March, 2018.

 

 

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Ruth Penney Bell, Mayor

ATTEST:

 

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Heather Soyars, City Clerk

 

APPROVED:

 

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George Matteson, City Attorney