OCTOBER 4, 2005 VACATION OF CITY RIGHT OF WAY AT NANTASKET DRIVE OCTOBER 4, 2005 VACATION OF CITY RIGHT OF WAY AT NANTASKET DRIVE OCTOBER 4, 2005 VACATION OF CITY RIGHT OF WAY AT NANTASKET DRIVE

TO: HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL

FROM: DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS

DATE: OCTOBER 4, 2005

SUBJECT: VACATION OF CITY RIGHT OF WAY AT NANTASKET DRIVE

RECOMMENDATION

Provide direction to staff as to if the City should proceed with the request to vacate right of way over a parcel on Nantasket Drive.

BACKGROUND

The City is in receipt of an application for a zone change for a property along Nantasket Drive. The applicant has indicated that if the zone change is allowed to move forward he would also be requesting the City consider a request to vacate two easements over that same property.

City Council Resolution 90-93 establishes the procedure for vacation requests. According to that resolution upon receipt of a request, the City Council shall make a determination as to if the City should consider the request. If the City Council agrees to proceed with the request the resolution requires the applicant to establish a trust deposit to fund city costs related to the vacation.

DISCUSSIONS

The parcel in question and city easements are shown on the attached exhibit. The easements are dedicated to several public agencies, including the City, for street and other public purposes.

Staff has made no conclusions regarding the merits of the vacation application, however, if the City Council elects to begin the zone change process staff recommends that we accept the request for vacation, establish a trust deposit, to fund a staff investigation into the merits of the request.

FISCAL IMPACT

The recommended action has no fiscal impact. All city costs related to a vacation request is borne by the applicant.

Submitted by,

Dean E. Allison

Director of Public Works

Reviewed by,

Les Evans

City Manager

Resolution 90-93

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