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<br /> Subject: Pathway Connection between Foothills and George Rogers Parks
<br /> Meeting Date: May 21, 2019 Staff Members: Scott Lazenby, City Manager
<br /> Department: Administration
<br /> Action Required Advisory Board/Commission Recommendation
<br /> ❑ Motion ❑ Approval
<br /> ❑ Public Hearing ❑ Denial
<br /> ❑ Ordinance ❑ None Forwarded
<br /> ❑X Resolution ❑X Not Applicable
<br /> ❑ Information Only Comments:
<br /> ❑ Council Direction
<br /> ❑ Consent Agenda
<br /> Staff Recommendation: Approve Resolution 19-35 declaring the public necessity to acquire
<br /> public pathway easements on property at 475 and 525 Furnace Street.
<br /> Recommended Language for Motion: Move to approve Resolution 19-35
<br /> Project/ Issue Relates To:
<br /> ❑X Council Goals/Priorities ❑Adopted Master Plan(s) ❑Not Applicable
<br /> ISSUE BEFORE COUNCIL
<br /> Action to allow a path forward to completing the Foothills to George Rogers pathway
<br /> connection.
<br /> EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
<br /> Only two easements remain to be acquired for the pathway that will connect Foothills Park to
<br /> George Rogers Park. Our preference is always to negotiate purchase of easements and rights-
<br /> of-way from willing sellers. This is not always possible, and the proposed "resolution of
<br /> necessity" will allow use of eminent domain in purchasing the easements, if necessary.
<br /> BACKGROUND
<br /> At its goal-setting retreat in January, the City Council reaffirmed its goal to "Acquire easements
<br /> and construct the pathway connection between Foothills Park and George Rogers Park."
<br /> Toward this goal, the City Council earlier this year approved the purchase of the property at 425
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