On December 17, 2018, the City Council approved the first reading of the ordinance.
This ordinance abandons and closes a 15-foot wide alley; however, a utility easement is reserved and will remain in effect. The area being closed is for new development. The requestor of the closure is not the original dedicator of the alley closure, therefore there will be a charge for the closure.
The total area being closed is 3,975 square feet. The Right-of-Way Department valued the closure at $1.75 per square foot based on adjacent property land values. Thus, the amount due to the City for this closure is $6,956.25. However, a utility easement will be dedicated back to the City at no cost. Therefore, there will be a 50% credit which reduces the total due to the City to $3,478.12.
The Public Works Department and all utility companies are in agreement with the closure.