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Legislation #: 150490 Introduction Date: 6/18/2015
Type: Ordinance Effective Date: none
Sponsor: None
Title: Approving and authorizing the Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioners to accept from the Land Bank of Kansas City, Missouri, four unimproved lots located at 8122 Olive Street, 8201 Brooklyn Avenue, 8207 Brooklyn Avenue and 8209 Brooklyn Avenue which will expand Marlborough Park.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
6/17/2015 Filed by the Clerk's office
6/18/2015 Referred to Neighborhoods, Housing & Healthy Communities
6/24/2015 Advance and Do Pass, Consent
6/25/2015 Passed

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ORDINANCE NO. 150490

 

Approving and authorizing the Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioners to accept from the Land Bank of Kansas City, Missouri, four unimproved lots located at 8122 Olive Street, 8201 Brooklyn Avenue, 8207 Brooklyn Avenue and 8209 Brooklyn Avenue which will expand Marlborough Park.

 

WHEREAS, it is the desire of the Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioners to enhance and expand open space and recreation opportunities by adding additions to the parks system in appropriate situations; and

 

WHEREAS, Marlborough Park is an 18.01 acre neighborhood park whose assembly began in 1981 and is generally located in the vicinity of E. 83rd Street and Park Avenue; and

 

WHEREAS, the four unimproved lots are located adjacent to Marlborough Park; and

 

WHEREAS, at the request of the Parks and Recreation Department of Kansas City, Missouri, a Phase I environmental assessment was prepared for these parcels and no recognized environmental conditions were observed; and

 

WHEREAS, the Parks and Recreation Department has communicated with the City Manager that based on preliminary authority from the Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioners, that it would like to complete the acquisition process of these four unimproved lots to expand Marlborough Park; and

 

WHEREAS, City Charter Section 1003 and City Code of Ordinance Section Number 53-1 require that the City Council approves and authorizes the Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioners to acquire additional parkland; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

Section 1. That the City acknowledges receipt of a communication from the Director of the Parks and Recreation Department to the City Manager that Phase I has been received that is acceptable, and requesting that the 8122 Olive Street, 8201 Brooklyn Avenue, 8207 Brooklyn Avenue and 8209 Brooklyn Avenue, collectively referred to as the “Expansion Property” be acquired from the Land Bank of Kansas City, Missouri (“Land Bank”), by the City for park purposes.

 

Section 2. That the City approves and authorizes the Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioners to accept the transfer of ownership to the City without consideration for the expansion of Marlborough Park, which transfer will be made by Special Warranty Deed executed by the Land Bank and held in escrow until the subsequent passage of a resolution by the Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioners accepting the Expansion Property for parkland forever.

 

Section 3. That the City authorizes the Office of the City Attorney to hold the Special Warranty Deed executed on behalf of the Land Bank, until such time that City Attorney receives a certified copy of the resolution by the Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioners accepting the property for public use for parkland forever, which resolution along with a certified copy of this City Council ordinance will be attached to and become an exhibit to and a part of such Special Warranty Deed as recorded.

 

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Approved as to form and legality:

 

 

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Lana K. Torczon

Assistant City Attorney