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File #: 14-0490    Version: 1 Name: 4/21/14 - Scio Church Sidewalk - General Fund
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 4/21/2014 In control: City Council
On agenda: 4/21/2014 Final action: 4/21/2014
Enactment date: 4/21/2014 Enactment #: R-14-137
Title: Resolution to Approve the Scio Church and Barton Sidewalks Project Appropriation of Funds from the General Fund ($177,100.00) (8 Votes Required)
Attachments: 1. Scio Church Sidewalk Overview Map.pdf
Title
Resolution to Approve the Scio Church and Barton Sidewalks Project Appropriation of Funds from the General Fund ($177,100.00) (8 Votes Required)
Memorandum
Attached for your approval is a resolution to appropriate $177,100.00 from the General Fund for the Scio Church and Barton Sidewalks Project.

The Scio Church sidewalk is proposed to be constructed along the south side of Scio Church Road from Maple Road to Delaware Drive. The Barton Sidewalk is proposed for the south side of Barton Drive from approximately 250 feet west of Chandler Road to Longshore Drive.

The two projects will be bid together as one project through MDOT, and construction will be funded in part by Federal Surface Transportation (STPU) Funds. The City's ability to use federal funds for this project has created the opportunity for the assessable adjacent property owners to receive the sidewalk improvements at less than the standard rates, as well as to reduce the City-share non-recoverable funding amount.

As part of this project, special assessment resolutions (Resolutions 2) will be presented to Council as separate Agenda items.

Scio Church Sidewalk
In August of 2012, a petition was received by the Public Services Area Administrator's Office requesting the installation of sidewalks on the south side of Scio Church between Delaware Drive and Maple Road. Providing this walkway would allow neighbors to access such facilities as the Ice Cube and the Pittsfield Library without having to cross Scio Church Road at midblock points. The petition was signed by approximately 75 residents of the Churchill Downs neighborhood, located on the south side of Scio Church Road.

Subsequently, City Council approved two resolutions appropriating funding and authorizing staff to evaluate and later design the sidewalk (R-12-525 and R-13-344). A portion of the sidewalk construction will be funded via special assessment. However, as most of this sidewalk abuts the rear lots of parcels or i...

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