Section 103-583; Ord. 17494; Adopting the Columbia Metro Greenbelt/Trail Plan


Ordinance No.           17494               Council Bill No.           B 362-02A            

AN ORDINANCE

adopting the Columbia Metro Greenbelt/Trail Plan; and fixing the time when this ordinance shall become effective.

    WHEREAS, many natural corridors or greenbelts of open space exist within the greater Columbia area located largely along streams and their associated flood plains; and

    WHEREAS, these natural greenbelt corridors provide a number of benefits which are important to the well-being of the public, including protection from flooding, habitat for native plants and wildlife, open space buffers between development, and opportunities for recreational use, and pedestrian and bicycle transportation routes; and

    WHEREAS, a long-range plan has been prepared for the preservation of these greenbelt corridors as well as to develop a system of hiking and biking trails which would make these corridors more accessible to community residents.

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

    Section 1.  The City Council adopts the “Columbia Metro Greenbelt/Trail Plan,” dated July 2002, a copy of which is on file in the City Clerk’s office.

    Section 2.  Subdividers, developers, and owners of land located within or adjacent to greenbelts are encouraged to protect these natural corridors from development and provide access to the public through greenspace conservation easements, access and trail easements, donation of land to the City, or other appropriate means.

    Section 3.  This ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage.

    PASSED this 4th day of November, 2002.