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File #: [21-0558]    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Status: Passed
File created: 6/4/2021 In control: Town Council
On agenda: 6/16/2021 Final action: 6/16/2021
Title: Authorize the Town Manager and Town Attorney to Initiate Eminent Domain Proceedings for the Elliott Road Extension Project.
Attachments: 1. Map of area needed for 1320 Ephesus Church Road and 6 Bypass Lane, 2. A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE INITIATION OF EMINENT DOMAIN PROCEEDINGS (2021-06-16/R-2)


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Authorize the Town Manager and Town Attorney to Initiate Eminent Domain Proceedings for the Elliott Road Extension Project.
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Staff:
Department:
Lance Norris, Director
Public Works
Chris Roberts, Manager of Engineering and Infrastructure


Overview: There are several portions of property needed from adjacent owners to construct the Elliott Road Extension Project. Town staff has not been able to reach an agreement with two property owners associated with this project. Negotiations will continue; however, if they fail, eminent domain proceedings may need to be initiated.
The two portions needed are located at:
* 1320 Ephesus Church Road (Kings Arm Apartments) - 3,555 square feet of land area needs to be purchased
* 6 Bypass Lane - 1,584 square feet of land area needed for a permanent drainage easement


Recommendation(s):
That the Council adopt a resolution authorizing the initiation of Eminent Domain Proceedings for the Elliott Road Extension Project.

Key Issues:
* Negotiations will continue, but should those negotiations fail, then eminent domain proceedings may need to be initiated
* If these land acquisitions do not occur, then the project cannot be finished
* The Town's construction contractor is at a critical stage in needing these land areas available in the near future

Fiscal Impact/Resources: The Town's appraisal for 1320 Ephesus Church Road is $149,175. The appraisal for 6 Bypass Lane is $10,450.



Attachments:

* Resolution

* Map of area needed for 1320 Ephesus Church Road and 6 Bypass Lane










A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE INITIATION OF EMINENT DOMAIN PROCEEDINGS (2021-06-16/R-2)

WHEREAS, the Council of the Town of Chapel Hill has authorized the construction of the Elliott Road Extension Project; and

WHEREAS, Town Staff, in consultation with project consultants, have determined that it is necessary to obtain land areas of several adjacent property owners to provide permanent right-of-way or easements; and

WHEREAS, based on r...

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