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File #: 2019-2025    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Passed Finally
File created: 9/6/2019 In control: Committee on Finance and Law
On agenda: 9/10/2019 Final action: 9/24/2019
Enactment date: 9/24/2019 Enactment #: 629
Effective date: 10/1/2019    
Title: Resolution authorizing the purchase of certain property by the City of Pittsburgh, in lieu of eminent domain, in order to advance City's proposed permanent closure of the Timberland Bridge.
Indexes: MISCELLANEOUS
Attachments: 1. Summary 2019-2025

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Resolution authorizing the purchase of certain property by the City of Pittsburgh, in lieu of eminent domain, in order to advance City’s proposed permanent closure of the Timberland Bridge.

 

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WHEREAS, the City of Pittsburgh has determined that it is in the best interests of the City and community to close the Timberland Bridge; and

 

WHEREAS, in lieu of taking by eminent domain, the City seeks to purchase certain property impacted by the proposed permanent closure of the Timberland Bridge; and

 

WHEREAS, the property owners involved have agreed to sell said property to the City; and

 

WHEREAS, the City wishes to enter into an agreement with the property owner in order to acquire said property impacted by the proposed permanent closure of the Timberland Bridge.

 

Be it resolved by the Council of the City of Pittsburgh as follows:

 

Section 1.                     The Mayor and the Director of the Department of Finance, on behalf of the City of Pittsburgh, is authorized to enter into an agreement for the sale and purchase, in lieu of taking by eminent domain, of certain property located at 402 Timberland Avenue in the 18th Ward of the City of Pittsburgh, County of Allegheny, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, identified as Block and Lot Number 34-G-76; and 406 Timberland Avenue in the 18th and 19th  Ward of the City of Pittsburgh, County of Allegheny, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, identified as Block and Lot Number 34-G-74, with the current property owner of said parcels.

 

The purchase price, closing costs, and other associated auxiliary costs as stipulated in said Agreement of Sale (collectively the “Acquisition Costs”) shall not exceed eighty thousand dollars ($80,000).

 

Funding for said agreement shall be authorized for appropriation from the following code account:

 

 

Account

Fund

JDE JOB NO.

Budget Year

Amount

11101

58015

108000

2019

$80,000