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File #: 11044-19    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Enacted
File created: 4/19/2019 In control: Chief Clerk
On agenda: 4/23/2019 Final action: 5/7/2019
Title: An Ordinance authorizing the County of Allegheny to acquire by condemnation certain easement areas required to stabilize slope supporting McCoy Road, at Dunn Street, in Stowe Township, and to take such further action as may be necessary under applicable law, including the Eminent Domain Code.
Sponsors: Chief Executive
Attachments: 1. 11044-19 McCoy Rd Slope Stabiliization Exhibit A.pdf, 2. 11-19-OR 11044-19.pdf
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An Ordinance authorizing the County of Allegheny to acquire by condemnation certain easement areas required to stabilize slope supporting McCoy Road, at Dunn Street, in Stowe Township, and to take such further action as may be necessary under applicable law, including the Eminent Domain Code.

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Whereas, a land slide has occurred on the slope supporting McCoy Road at Dunn Street in Stowe Township, closing one lane of traffic on this two-lane highway; and

Whereas, traffic from one direction must allow oncoming traffic from the other direction to pass before proceeding and additional sliding may occur requiring the closure of the entire road; and

Whereas, acquisition of certain easements is required to stabilize the slope to fully open the road and insure continued public use and safety; and

Whereas, the Department of Public Works found four of the required five parcels (two of the parcels are owned by one person) are encumbered by real estate tax liens and that the tax records do not show current addresses for the owners of said real estate; and

Whereas, the Department of Public Works has made a diligent search, but has been unable to find the record owners of Parcels 2, 3, 4 and 5 and must use condemnation procedure as a last resort to obtain possession of the required areas that are necessary to stabilize the slope and reopen the road to traffic; and

Whereas, the Department of Public Works will continue its good faith efforts to amicably acquire the properties of the parties hereinafter identified but, due to the urgent need to stabilize the slope supporting McCoy Road for protection of the public, it is necessary to authorize the acquisition of such properties through eminent domain; and

Whereas, the County Council of Allegheny County deems it advisable to acquire the required easement areas, within Stowe Township, County of Allegheny and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for the purpose of stabilizing the slope supporting McCoy Road ...

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