This ordinance abandons and closes a portion of a 15-foot wide alley. The area being closed will be fenced and landscaped. There will be a charge for the closure. In the closing process, a utility easement and a storm water drainage and impoundment easement will remain in effect.
The total area being closed is 6,291 square feet. The Right-of-Way Department has valued the closure at $0.50 per square foot based on adjacent property land values, for a value of $3,145.50 owed the City. A utility easement will be dedicated back to the City at no cost, therefore there will be a 50% credit for a total owed the City of $1,572.75.
All City departments and franchise utility companies are in agreement with the closure.