04-0598R

 

RESOLUTION ACCEPTING DONATION OF UTILITY EASEMENT FROM RONALD AND TINA HILL ADJACENT TO PIEDMONT AVENUE.

BY COUNCILOR STOVER:

     RESOLVED, that the proper city officials are authorized to accept the donation of a utility easement in the form of that on file in the office of the city clerk as Public Document No. __________ from Ronald Hill and Tina Hill at no cost to the city.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  The purpose of this resolution is to authorize the acceptance of the donation of an easement in the West 12th Street Alley west of Piedmont Avenue to allow the city to address a long-standing storm water drainage problem in the neighborhood.

For some time water had been collecting at a low spot in the alley serving the Hill’s property, which low spot is located adjacent to their property. This low spot causes accumulations of water in the summer and ice in the winter, both of which are a nuisance to the Hills and other alley users. The best way to drain this problem area is to construct a manhole and connection to the storm drainage being constructed in new Piedmont Avenue and now, during the Piedmont construction, is the most economical time to construct it.

To this end the Hills are willing to donate an easement to the city across the northerly portion of their property. The city will then have the necessary storm facilities constructed as part of the work on Piedmont Avenue.