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6.3 <br /> ro,A 4 COUNCIL REPORT <br /> V 0 <br /> QREGD‘4 <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 <br /> 503.635.0215 380 A Avenue PO BOX 369 Lake Oswego, OR 97034 <br />