Section 103-091 Ord. 17178; Accepting the Work on Sanitary Sewer District No. 155 (Marion and Medavista Drive); Authorizing Special Assessments


Ordinance No.           17178               Council Bill No.            B 39-02           

AN ORDINANCE

accepting the work on the Sanitary Sewer District No. 155 (Marion and Medavista Drive) sewer construction project; approving the report of the Director of Public Works; authorizing the City Manager to execute Change Order No. One to the contract with Capital Railroad Contracting, Inc.; levying and assessing special assessments; appropriating funds; and fixing the time when this ordinance shall become effective.

    WHEREAS, the construction of manholes, sewer lines and necessary connections in Sewer District No. 155 was authorized by Ordinance No. 016881, passed on May 7, 2001; and

    WHEREAS, this public improvement has been completed by Capital Railroad Contracting, Inc. by a contract confirmed by Ordinance No. 016948 passed on July 2, 2001; and

    WHEREAS, the Council has received the final report of the Director of Public Works in connection with this sewer project, has held a public hearing prior to the commencement of the construction and has held a second public hearing regarding the levy and amount of special assessments in connection with the sewer construction project; and

    WHEREAS, the Council has given due consideration to the comments of interested parties, the special benefits to the properties in Sewer District No. 155, the effect of the sewer construction on the present use of the property and general benefits to the general public in making the determination set forth herein; and

    WHEREAS, it is the determination of the Council that the properties in Sewer District No. 155 have realized the following special benefits as a result of the sewer construction:  each property in the sewer district now has access to a public sewer main and the preexisting private common collector sewer which had a history of clogging and overflowing can be eliminated thereby eliminating both a health hazard and maintenance costs; increased property values and salability of the properties.

    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, AS FOLLOWS:

    SECTION 1.  The construction of the sanitary sewer project in Sanitary Sewer District No. 155 (Marion and Medavista Drive) is hereby accepted and approved.

    SECTION 2.  The report of the Director of Public Works, who was charged with the responsibility of personally inspecting the work as it progressed to see that the same was done in accordance with the estimate, plans, specifications and contract, the ordinance governing the same, and the Charter of the City is hereby approved and accepted.

    SECTION 3.  The City Manager is hereby authorized and directed to execute Change Order No. One to the contract with Capital Railroad Contracting, Inc. for construction of the sanitary sewer project in Sanitary Sewer District No. 155.  The nature and amount of the change is set forth in "Exhibit A" attached hereto and made a part of this ordinance.

    SECTION 4.  Special assessments are hereby levied against the lots, tracts and parcels of ground within the boundaries of Columbia, Missouri, Sewer District No. 155, exclusive of the improvements, according to their proportion to the area of the whole district exclusive of public highways, to pay the cost of construction of the manholes, sewer lines, and necessary connections, as follows:

    MEDAVISTA PARK AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 269, PAGE 560 OF THE BOONE COUNTY, MISSOURI RECORDS.

    Against Lot 34 (16,443 square feet)
                                Special Assessment $ 4,275.18

    Against Lot 35 (10,800 square feet)
                                Special Assessment $ 2,808.00

    Against Lot 36 (10,800 square feet)
                                Special Assessment $ 2,808.00

    Against Lot 37 (10,800 square feet)
                                Special Assessment $ 2,808.00

    Against Lot 38 (10,800 square feet)
                                Special Assessment $ 2,808.00


    Against Lot 39 (10,800 square feet)
                                Special Assessment $ 2,808.00

    Against Lot 42 (11,200 square feet)
                                Special Assessment $ 2,912.00

    Against Lot 46 (11,200 square feet)
                                Special Assessment $ 2,912.00

    Against Lot 47 (11,200 square feet)
                                Special Assessment $ 2,912.00

    Against Lot 48 (12,756 square feet)
                                Special Assessment $ 3,316.56

    SECTION 5.  The City Clerk is hereby authorized and directed to issue special tax bills immediately against the lots, tracts and parcels of ground as in this ordinance described above, which are hereby declared to have been specially benefitted in the amounts assessed against them.  The tax bills shall be signed by the City Clerk under the corporate seal of the City.  The City Clerk shall register the tax bills in the office of the Director of Finance for collection.  The special tax bills shall mature and shall be due and payable sixty days after date of issue.  After the expiration of sixty days, the tax bills shall bear interest at the rate of nine percent per annum on the unpaid balance until paid.
            
    SECTION 6.  The sum of $ 30,367.74 is hereby appropriated from funds to be  received from special assessment tax bills and placed in the Special Assessment Tax Bills Revenue Account No. 555-0000-480.40-00 C43138 to the Sanitary Sewer District No. 155 (Marion and Medavista) Project Account No. 555-6388-881.49-90 C43138.

    SECTION 7.  This ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage.

    PASSED this 18th day of February, 2002.