Section 105-039; Ord. 17970; Declaring the need to acquire land to construct a fire station; authorizing acquisition by negotiation or, if necessary, by condemnation


Ordinance No.           17970                           Council Bill No.          B 18-04         


AN ORDINANCE

declaring the need to acquire land 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.

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

    SECTION l.  The City Council hereby declares the need to acquire the following described land in fee simple to construct a fire station:

Part of Lot 14, Lot 15, Lot 16, Lot 17, Lot 18, and part of Lot 19 of Hunters Gate Preliminary Plat No. 3.

    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 non-resident 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 January, 2004.