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File #: 12277-22    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Enacted
File created: 4/22/2022 In control: Chief Clerk
On agenda: 4/26/2022 Final action: 6/7/2022
Title: An Ordinance approving the sale of the County’s interest in a parcel of property located on Valley Street in the Borough of Oakmont, Pennsylvania and identified in the County’s Block and Lot system as 0363-S-00277 for the sale price of $1,200.00 to Mr. Wesley Moorhead and the sharing of the sale price with Oakmont and the Riverview School District.
Sponsors: Chief Executive
Attachments: 1. 14-22-OR 12277-22.pdf

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An Ordinance approving the sale of the County’s interest in a parcel of property located on Valley Street in the Borough of Oakmont, Pennsylvania and identified in the County’s Block and Lot system as 0363-S-00277 for the sale price of $1,200.00 to Mr. Wesley Moorhead and the sharing of the sale price with Oakmont and the Riverview School District.

 

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Whereas, the County of Allegheny (“the County”), the Borough of Oakmont (“Borough”) and the Riverview School District (“School District”) (collectively the “Three Taxing Bodies”) are the owners of a longstanding vacant piece of real property acquired through a tax sale that is located on Valley Street in the Borough of Oakmont, Pennsylvania and identified in the County’s Block and Lot system as 0363-S-00277 (the “Property”); and

 

Whereas, Mr. Wesley Moorhead (“Buyer”) has offered to purchase the Property from the Three Taxing Bodies for purposes of expanding the side yard of his adjacent personal residence; and

 

Whereas, the Buyer obtained a professional appraisal of the Property; and

 

 Whereas, the said appraisal indicated that the Property has a fair market value of $1,200.00; and

 

 Whereas, the Township and the School District have enacted resolutions agreeing to sell their respective one-third interests in the Property for a total consideration of $1,200 (“the Purchase Price”) with the understanding that the Purchase Price would be shared by the Three Taxing Bodies based upon their respective percentages of each Taxing Bodies’ tax millage to the current total tax millage on the Property; and

 

Whereas, Article IV, Section 2 (k) of the Allegheny County Home Rule Charter and Article 5-701.03 of the Administrative Code of Allegheny County vests the County’s Council with the power and duty by ordinance to authorize the sale and conveyance of County-owned land, buildings, or other real or personal property owned by the County; and

 

Whereas, the County Manager has determined that the Property is of no use to the County and that there is no reason for the County to continue to own a one-third interest in the Property; and

 

Whereas the Council of Allegheny County is of belief that the sale of the Property to the Buyer under the terms and conditions set forth above will inure to the benefit of the citizens of the County by placing another former tax delinquent parcel of land back on the tax rolls for productive use.

The Council of the County of Allegheny hereby enacts as follows:

 

Section 1.                     Incorporation of the Preamble.

 

                     The provisions set forth in the preamble to this Ordinance are incorporated by reference in their entirety herein.

 

Section 2.                     Approval of Transfer of County Interest in the Property.

 

A.                     The County Council of Allegheny County does hereby approve the transfer of the County’s one-third interest in the Property to Mr. Wesley Moorhead with the understanding that the Purchase Price will be divided among the Three Taxing Bodies in accordance with the respective percentage that each Three Taxing Bodies’ taxes bear to the entire amount of tax millage levied on the Property.

 

B.                     The appropriate County officers and officials are authorized to execute the Deed and related agreements and documents as required to effectuate the sale and take such other action as is necessary to carry out the purpose of the authorization granted herein.

 

 

Section 3.                     Severability.  If any provision of this Ordinance shall be determined to be unlawful, invalid, void, or unenforceable, then that provision shall be considered severable from the remaining provisions of this Ordinance which shall be in full force and effect.

 

Section 4.                     Repealer.  Any Resolution or Ordinance or part thereof conflicting with the provisions of this Ordinance is hereby repealed so far as the same affects this Ordinance.

 

Section 5.                     Effective Date.  This Ordinance will enter into effect immediately upon its approval.