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File #: [21-0587]    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Status: Passed
File created: 6/9/2021 In control: Town Council
On agenda: 6/23/2021 Final action: 6/23/2021
Title: Close an Unimproved and Unpaved Portion of Mitchell Lane Public Right-of-Way.
Attachments: 1. Closure Request Email from Adam Zinn - Mitchell Lane Portion Public Right-Of-Way, 2. Exhibit of Requested CLosure, 3. GS_160A-299, 4. A RESOLUTION TO APPROVE A REQUEST TO CLOSE AN UNIMPROVED AND UNPAVED PORTION OF MITCHELL LANE PUBLIC RIGHT-OF-WAY (2021-06-23/R-6)

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Close an Unimproved and Unpaved Portion of Mitchell Lane Public Right-of-Way.
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Staff:
Department:
Lance Norris, Director
Public Works
Chris Roberts, Manager of Engineering and Infrastructure


Overview: The owner of 502 Gomains Avenue has requested that an unimproved and unpaved portion of Mitchell Lane public right-of-way (ROW) be closed. This ROW is approximately 10 feet wide and 90 feet long. It is located at the north side of Mitchell Lane's intersection with Gomains Avenue. The house located at 502 Gomains Avenue sits partially within the ROW.

The public ROW continues 60 feet north of the portion of ROW requested to be closed, so it would be isolated by the requested closure; therefore, Town staff recommend closing this additional 60 feet of public ROW as part of this request.

This process followed the two requirements of North Carolina General Statute Sec. 160A-299:
* Council adopted a resolution declaring its intent to close the public right-of-way and to call a public hearing. The public hearing was held June 9, 2021.
* All publication and posting requirements of this statute have been met.


Recommendation(s):
That the Council adopt a resolution closing an unimproved and unpaved portion of Mitchell Lane Public Right-of-Way.

Fiscal Impact/Resources: Impacts to future investments are unknown.

Key Issues:
* The Town owns the property adjacent to the east of 502 Gomains Avenue and the subject ROW. As there is no use for this ROW, staff recommends giving this portion of the ROW to the owner of 502 Gomains Avenue.
* The Town-owned property northeast of 502 Gomains Avenue and adjacent to the subject ROW will be re-combined with the Town-owned property adjacent to 502 Gomains Avenue.
* Town staff confirmed with the property owner of 502 Edwards Drive that they are interested in receiving up to half of the ROW adjacent to the Town property northeast of 502 Gomains Avenue.









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