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File #: DC-1407    Version: 1
Type: Consent Action Status: Passed
File created: 8/31/2022 In control: Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 10/4/2022 Final action: 10/4/2022
Enactment date: 10/4/2022 Resolution #: 22-427
Title: Authorization To Execute Joint Powers Agreement, Approval Of Right Of Way Acquisition, Authorization To Initiate Quick-Take Condemnation, And Amendment Of Transportation Budget For County Project 50-32 In Farmington, County Road 50 Intersection
Sponsors: Transportation
Attachments: 1. Location Map, 2. Parcel Map, 3. Financial Summary
DEPARTMENT: Transportation
FILE TYPE: Consent Action

TITLE
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Authorization To Execute Joint Powers Agreement, Approval Of Right Of Way Acquisition, Authorization To Initiate Quick-Take Condemnation, And Amendment Of Transportation Budget For County Project 50-32 In Farmington, County Road 50 Intersection
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PURPOSE/ACTION REQUESTED
Authorize execution of joint powers agreement (JPA) with the City of Farmington for County Project (CP) 50-32; approve acquisition of necessary right of way and authorize quick-take condemnation for CP 50-32 in Farmington, and Amend the 2022 Transportation Capital Program Budget.

SUMMARY
To provide a safe and efficient transportation system, Dakota County and the City of Farmington are proceeding with CP 50-32, which includes the construction of an offset southbound right turn lane and re-striping of Flagstaff Avenue (Attachment: Location Map). Dakota County is the lead agency, with construction planned for the spring/summer 2023.

One parcel has been identified from which right of way acquisition will be necessary for CP 50-32 (Attachment: Parcel Map). One acquisition appraisal has been prepared by Valbridge Property Advisors.

If timely acquisition by direct negotiation of all required parcels does not appear possible, it is necessary for the County Board to authorize the County Attorney's Office to initiate "quick-take" condemnation of the parcel. Efforts will be made to negotiate an agreeable settlement before and after the start of the condemnation process.

In order to partner on the project, a JPA is necessary to define project cost shares and responsibilities. The JPA would identify the County as the lead agency for final design and construction. The County would be responsible for all costs associated with final design and construction.

RECOMMENDATION
recommendation
Staff recommends approval of the right of way acquisition for one parcel for CP 50-32.
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EXPLANATION OF FISCAL/FTE IMPACTS
The 2022-2026 Transpo...

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