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City of Independence
BILL NO. 17-012Ord.No:          18712

Agenda Title:

17-012 - 1R. An ordinance amending Ordinance No. 18551, by revising general utility easements and temporary construction and grading easements on two (2) existing parcels for the Griffith Place Storm Drainage Improvement Project (No. 70131301), in order to acquire necessary easements for the construction of said project.

It is the recommendation of the Public Works Department that this ordinance be approved.
Executive Summary:

This project will improve storm drainage and roadside water run off issues along Noland Road, Elizabeth Street, and Lynn Avenue  between Elizabeth Street and Jones Road.  The project will install five new  field inlets, seven new curb inlets, and approximately 675 feet of new storm water pipe as well as curb and roadway repairs.

This project is being built with Storm Water Sales Tax Funds.  Funds were allocated for the design and construction of this project as part of the annual Operating and Capital Budget approval for July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015 (Ordinance 18311). 


Initial acquisition approval was granted on February 1, 2016 (Ordinance 18551), and acquisition began in March of 2016.  Two of the four parcels have been acquired, but the parcel owners on the north end of the project had concerns with the size of general utility easement that was being taken, and made a counter offer to the City with a new proposed alignment.  City staff and the design consultants reviewed the area and determined that the project could be adjusted to be constructed within the new alignment and adjusted the plans accordingly. 


This ordinance grants acquisition authority for the easement takings along the adjusted route of the project for the final two parcels on this project.

Fiscal Impact:

Acquisition costs will not exceed budgeted amounts for this project.

Department:          Public WorksContact Person:          Tim Gramling

City Clerk DepartmentApproved

Council Action:          Council Action:          Accepted

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Ordinance 18311Backup Material
Ordinance 18551Backup Material