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File #: 10958-19    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Enacted
File created: 2/1/2019 In control: Chief Clerk
On agenda: 2/5/2019 Final action: 2/19/2019
Title: An Ordinance authorizing the County of Allegheny to acquire by condemnation certain right-of-way and easement areas from a parcel required to stabilize the slope supporting Elizabeth Street southeast of Scott Drive in Dravosburg Borough, and to take such further action as may be necessary under applicable law, including the Eminent Domain Code.
Sponsors: Chief Executive
Attachments: 1. 10958-19 Elizabeth Street Condemnation - Exhibit A.pdf, 2. 07-19-OR 10958-19.pdf
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An Ordinance authorizing the County of Allegheny to acquire by condemnation certain right-of-way and easement areas from a parcel required to stabilize the slope supporting Elizabeth Street southeast of Scott Drive in Dravosburg Borough, and to take such further action as may be necessary under applicable law, including the Eminent Domain Code.

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Whereas, on or before February 16, 2018, a landslide occurred on Elizabeth Street at a location southeast of Scott Drive in Dravosburg Borough that reduced the width of the roadway to one lane; and,

Whereas, the Allegheny County Council deems it advisable to acquire certain right-of-way and easement areas, being: 4,164 square feet of right-of-way and 3,692 square feet of temporary construction easement, required from a parcel of land of Herbert Palkovitz, Cheryl Lynn Hepfer and Wayne Allen Palkovitz, within Dravosburg Borough, County of Allegheny and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (the “Parcel”) for the purpose of stabilizing the slope supporting Elizabeth Street south of Scott Drive, (the “Project”); and,

Whereas, the Right-of-Way Drawings for said Project were recorded September 24, 2018 in the Allegheny County Department of Real Estate in Plans-Miscellaneous Volume 176, Page 75; and,

Whereas, Herbert Palkovitz, Cheryl Lynn Hepfer and Wayne Allen Palkovitz acquired the Parcel by their deed dated June 30, 1972 and recorded December 6, 1972 in Allegheny County Real Estate Department in Deed Book Volume 5162, Page 577; and,

Whereas, unsatisfied real estate tax liens for the Parcel were found going back to 1995; and,

Whereas, after conducting a diligent search, none of the owners can be located; and,

Whereas, the County Manager authorized the Law Department to clear the right of way for said Project by his Executive Action approved September 23, 2018, Executive Action No. 6733-18; and,

Whereas, said Project constitutes a valid public purpose serving the interests of the residents of the County of Allegheny...

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