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City of Independence
BILL NO. 17-0371st R.

Agenda Title:

17-037 - 1R. An ordinance authorizing execution of a contract for the sale of real estate designated as Lot 18 of Pat-Mar Addition, addressed as 10900 E. 8th St. S., and Lot 30 of Fairmount-Highlands, addressed as 11101 E. 6th St. S., and commonly known together as Hink Greenspace, to the United States of America, in exchange for payment in the amount of $25,300.00 and authorizing all actions necessary to consummate said sale.

It is the recommendation of the Public Works and the Parks/Recreation/Tourism Departments that this ordinance be approved.
Executive Summary:

The Ordinance authorizes the sale of real estate owned by the City of Independence to the United States of America – Department of the Army, who is an adjacent property owner.

The United States of America, Department of the Army, currently owns land located at 11001 E. US 24 Highway, where it operates the United States Army Reserve Center. This facility, which lies adjacent to the City-owned property commonly known as Hink Greenspace, is in need of considerable renovations and improvements. The US Army Corps of Engineers has secured federal funding to perform the much-needed renovations and improvements to this Army Reserve Center; however, they must first acquire additional property around the facility in order to secure a federally required Safe Zone. The Hink Greenspace property would accommodate this need.

As such, the Department of the Army approached the City of Independence with a request to purchase the two land parcels known together as Hink Greenspace for the fair market value of $25,300, which was established by a certified Missouri Land Appraiser. Sale of the Hink Greenspace to the US Army would allow for the improvement of this facility and ensure they stay at their current location within the incorporated limits of Independence for many years to come.

Fiscal Impact:

$25,300.00 to be deposited to General Revenue Account No. 2-3432, Sale of Fixed Assets.

Department:          Public WorksContact Person:          Tim Gramling

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