CITY OF TEXARKANA, AR

REQUEST FOR BOARD ACTION

 

AGENDA TITLE:  Adopt an Ordinance to approve the right-of-way abandonment and right-of-way donation of real estate for U of A Way road improvements. (PWD) (SECOND READING) Public Works Director Tyler Richards

 

AGENDA DATE:  April 2, 2018 (First Reading 03/19/2018)

ITEM#:  10

DEPARTMENT:  Public Works Department

DATE SUBMITTED:  03/6/2018

PREPARED BY:  Tracie Lee, Assistant Public Works Director

SUBJECT:  Approval of the Right-of-Way Abandonment and Right-of-Way Donation of Real Estate for U of A Way Road Improvements.

EXHIBITS:  Ordinance, Right-of-Way Abandonment Agreement and Right-of-Way Donation Agreement 

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:   The City Manager and staff are requesting approval for the abandonment of street right-of-way to Dorothy Bice & Michelle Cole as part of the U of A Way Street reconstruction project and the acceptance of the right-of-way donation from the same.  The land swap 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 THE EXCHANGE OF RIGHT-OF-WAY 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 the exchange of approximately 0.462 acres currently constituting City right-of-way for the receipt of a grant of right-of-way covering approximately 0.553 acres now owned by others - all as located along and about the existing and planned U of A Way; and

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

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 exchange with private landowners of approximately 0.462 acres of no longer necessary City right-of-way for approximately 0.553 acres of right of way necessary to continue the improvement of U of A Way is authorized.

Section 2.  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 2nd day of April, 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