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Legislation #: 140138 Introduction Date: 2/20/2014
Type: Ordinance Effective Date: none
Sponsor: None
Title: Approving and authorizing the Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioners to accept from the Wheeling, LLC. a 19.32 acre tract of land which will expand Frank Vaydik Park.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
2/19/2014 Filed by the Clerk's office
2/20/2014 Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee
2/26/2014 Advance and Do Pass, Debate
2/27/2014 Passed

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ORDINANCE NO. 140138

 

Approving and authorizing the Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioners to accept from the Wheeling, LLC. a 19.32 acre tract of land which will expand Frank Vaydik 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, Frank Vaydik Park is a 144.74 acre neighborhood park whose assembly began in 1966 and is generally located in the vicinity of N.W. Englewood Road and N.W. Waukomis Drive; and

 

WHEREAS, the Wheeling, LLC., an Illinois limited liability corporation, desires to donate a 19.32 acre tract of land at no cost to the City; and

 

WHEREAS, the 19.32 acre tract is located to the south side of the Frank Vaydik Park; and

WHEREAS, at the request of the Parks and Recreation Department of Kansas City, Missouri, a Phase 1 environmental assessment was prepared by New Horizons LLC, for this parcel and no recognized environmental conditions were observed; and

 

WHEREAS, the 19.32 acre addition would bring the parkland total for Frank Vaydik Park to 164.06 acres; 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 approves and authorizes the Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioners to accept the transfer of ownership of the 19.32 acre tract of land from Wheeling, LLC. to the City without consideration for the expansion of Frank Vaydik Park, which transfer will be made by Special Warranty Deed executed by the Wheeling, LLC. 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 2. That the City authorizes the Office of the City Attorney to hold the Special Warranty Deed executed by the Wheeling, LLC., until such time that the 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