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File #: ID 20-0437    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 6/1/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 7/21/2020 Final action: 7/21/2020
Title: Resolution Authorizing City Attorney to Institute Proceedings to Condemn a Portion of the Property of Melvin Graves and Rhonda Graves Located at 1425 Alamance Church Road in Connection with the Alamance Church Road Improvements Project
Attachments: 1. Sitemap 1574 (1425 Alamance Church Rd).pdf, 2. Vicinity 1574 (1425 Alamance Church Rd).pdf, 3. 20-0437 RES Graves Property.pdf
Title
Resolution Authorizing City Attorney to Institute Proceedings to Condemn a Portion of the Property of Melvin Graves and Rhonda Graves Located at 1425 Alamance Church Road in Connection with the Alamance Church Road Improvements Project

Body
Council Priority: Maintain Infrastructure and Provide Sustainable Growth Opportunities
Department: Legal
Council District: 1

Public Hearing: NA
Advertising Date/By: NA

Contact 1 and Phone: Kenny McDowell, ext. 4578
Contact 2 and Phone: Alan Andrews, ext. 2320

PURPOSE:
The City seeks to acquire a Proposed Margin Tract of 455 square feet and a Temporary Construction Easement (TCE) of 249 square feet of the property owned by Melvin Graves and Rhonda Graves located at 1425 Alamance Church Road, designated as Parcel No. 0079950 in the Morehead/ Gilmer Township for the Alamance Church Road Improvements. The Property Management Section of the Engineering and Inspections Department (PM) requests Council to authorize the initiation of condemnation proceedings because it has been unable to negotiate a purchase price with the property owner.

BACKGROUND:
PM attempted to negotiate a purchase within the total appraised value of $4,625.00 for the property. An independent appraiser, Charles D. Foster, Certified General Real Estate Appraiser, License No. A-1070, calculated and submitted the value of the property for the City. The appraiser used generally accepted appraisal methods and calculated the value based upon the nature of the taking and the square footage taken. PM sent an initial written Offer to Purchase to the property owner on October 16, 2019. PM made several attempts to purchase the property within the appraised amount, but its efforts were not successful. Therefore, PM recommends that the City Council adopt a resolution authorizing the City Attorney to institute proceedings to condemn the required property. Following City Council's approval, the Legal Department will send a letter to the owner giving them at leas...

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