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City of Independence
BILL NO. 20-0531R.

Agenda Title:

20-053 - 1R.  An ordinance finding, determining and declaring the necessity of acquiring temporary construction and grading easements for the Bison Park Sanitary Sewer Improvements Project (Project No. 302003); authorizing the negotiation and eminent domain proceedings if necessary; approving the plans and specifications for the Project; authorizing the use of experts as needed; authorizing and directing the execution of documents and the payment of funds to property owners or others holding property rights, in conjunction with the Project.

Approval of the ordinance is recommended.
Executive Summary:

Bison Park Sanitary Sewer Improvement Project mitigates the slope movement by reducing the amount of fill in the area, reroutes the existing sanitary sewer gravity main into stable sloped area, and re-installs the existing large block retaining wall which has settled during the spring rains. This ordinance would authorize the acquisition of the required easements.

The Bison Park Subdivision consists of 94 single family residential lots. In the rains of the Spring of 2019, damages occurred to the existing sanitary sewer facilities, including movement of the slope surrounding the lift station. These damages were caused by the overland flow of storm water.

Fiscal Impact:

The fiscal impact to the City to fund the acquisition of the three easements is approximately $ 10,000. Funding for the easement acquisition was budgeted as part of the Bison Park Sanitary Sewer Improvement Project and is included in the 2019-2020 adopted budget, page number 157, account number 7030-5406.

Department:          Municipal ServicesContact Person:          Lisa Phelps

Public Works DepartmentApproved
Finance DepartmentApproved
City Managers OfficeApproved
City Clerk DepartmentApproved

Council Action:          First ReadingCouncil Action:          First Reading

Bison Park PlatOrdinance