Section 106-318; Ord. 18548; Accepting and approving the work on the Heather Lane improvement project; approving the report of the Director of Public Works; levying and assessing special assessments; appropriating funds


Ordinance No.             18548                     Council Bill No.             B 178-05          


AN ORDINANCE

accepting and approving the work on the Heather Lane improvement project; approving the report of the Director of Public Works; levying and assessing special assessments; appropriating funds; and fixing the time when this ordinance shall become effective.

    WHEREAS, construction of improvements to Heather Lane from Broadway to existing Heather Lane south of Ash Street was authorized by Ordinance No. 017668 passed on May 5, 2003; and

    WHEREAS, this public improvement has been completed by N-J Wilson Contracting, Inc. pursuant to a contract confirmed by Ordinance No. 017744 passed on July 7, 2003; and

    WHEREAS, the Council has received the final report of the Director of Public Works in connection with this street construction, 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 street construction project; and

    WHEREAS, the Council has given due consideration to the comments of interested parties, the special benefits to the abutting properties, detriment, if any, to the abutting properties, the effect of the street construction on the present use of the property and general benefits to the general public in making the determinations set forth herein; and

    WHEREAS, it is the determination of the Council that the properties fronting and abutting the street have realized one or more of the following special benefits as a result of the construction including, but not limited to, increased property values, marketability of the properties, increased potential for future use, improved storm water drainage, improved access and parking; and

    WHEREAS, it is the determination of the Council that the value of the special benefits to those properties fronting and abutting on the street is equal to, or greater than, the sum of $30.00 per abutting front foot.

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

    SECTION 1.    The construction of the Heather Lane improvement project 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.    Special assessments are hereby levied at a rate of $30.00 per front or abutting foot against the lots and parcels of ground specially benefitted by this public improvement and fronting or abutting along the distance improved, in proportion to the number of fronting or abutting feet, the assessments being as follows:

LAND-IN-LIMITS, BOONE COUNTY SURVEY #7642 IN THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 10, TOWNSHIP 48 NORTH, RANGE 13 WEST OF THE BOONE COUNTY, MISSOURI RECORDS.

    Against the tracts of land described by the warranty deed recorded in Book 293, Page 500 and Book 293, Page 501 of the Boone County, Missouri Records, said tracts being parts of Tract 7 of Boone County Survey #7642. (914.94 feet of abutting street)
                            Special Assessment $27,448.20
    Against Tract 1 of the land described by the special warranty deed recorded in Book 762, Page 249 of the Boone County, Missouri Records, said Tract 1 being a part of Tract 7 of Boone County Survey #7642.  (920.14 feet of abutting street)
                            Special Assessment $27,604.20

    SECTION 4.    The City Clerk is hereby authorized and directed to issue special tax bills immediately against the lots, tracts and parcels of ground as 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 the 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 5.    The sum of $5,253.00 is hereby appropriated from the unappropriated fund balance of the Special Assessment Tax Bills Revenue Account No. 440-0000-480.40-00, C00119 to the Heather Lane Project Account No. 440-8800-528.49-90, C00119.

    SECTION 6.    This ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage.

    PASSED this 20th day of June, 2005.