Series 103 2002 ORDINANCES/RESOLUTIONS
Section 103-583; Ord. 17494; Adopting the Columbia Metro Greenbelt/Trail Plan
Ordinance No. 17494 Council
Bill No. B 362-02A
adopting the Columbia Metro Greenbelt/Trail Plan; and fixing the time when this ordinance shall
WHEREAS, many natural corridors or greenbelts of open space exist within the
Columbia area located largely along streams and their associated flood plains; and
WHEREAS, these natural greenbelt corridors provide a number of benefits which
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 Clerks 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
PASSED this 4th day of November, 2002.