Section 101-139 Ord. 16394; Acquisition of Land to Construct a Fire Station

Ordinance No.             16394             Council Bill No.            B 82-00           


declaring the need to acquire land necessary to construct a fire station; authorizing acquisition by negotiation or, if necessary, by condemnation; authorizing the City Manager to obtain and execute all instruments necessary for acquisition of such land; and fixing the time when this ordinance shall become effective.

    WHEREAS, the Constitution and Statutes of the State of Missouri and the Home Rule Charter for the City of Columbia, Missouri, authorize the City Council to exercise the power of eminent domain, within or without the City, and among other things, to acquire, and maintain any property, real or personal within or without the City for all public uses or purposes, and to acquire, receive and hold any estate or interest in any such property; and

    WHEREAS, the Council deems it necessary for the welfare and improvement of the City and in the public interest that certain private property be acquired by negotiation or by condemnation for public improvement.


    SECTION l.  The City Council hereby declares the need to acquire land necessary to construct a fire station described as follows:

Lot 57B of Southridge Subdivision, Plat 2-A, per the plat recorded at Book 26, Page 15, public records of Boone County, Missouri.

    SECTION 2.  The City Manager is authorized to acquire the land described in Section l by negotiation.

    SECTION 3.  The City Manager is authorized to obtain, execute and record all deeds and other instruments necessary to acquire the land described in Section 1.

    SECTION 4.  If the City cannot agree with the owners, or those claiming an interest in the land described in Section 1, on the proper compensation to be paid for such land, or if the owner is incapable of contracting, is unknown, or cannot be found, or is a nonresident of the State of Missouri, the City Counselor is authorized to petition the Circuit Court of Boone County, Missouri, to acquire the land described in Section 1 by condemnation.

    SECTION 5.  This ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage.

        PASSED this 20th day of March, 2000.