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File #: ORD. 2021-067    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Adopted
File created: 3/9/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 3/15/2021 Final action: 3/22/2021
Title: To grant to the Commonwealth of Virginia a non-exclusive, permanent easement over and across an approximately 22,449.31-square-foot portion of City-owned real estate located on Brown's Island for the purposes of installing, accessing, and maintaining the Virginia Emancipation Proclamation and Freedom Monument, and to repeal certain sections of Ord. No. 2019-279, adopted Nov. 12, 2019.
Patrons: Mayor Stoney
Attachments: 1. Ord. No. 2021-067, 2. Staff Report, 3. Map

Title

To grant to the Commonwealth of Virginia a non-exclusive, permanent easement over and across an approximately 22,449.31-square-foot portion of City-owned real estate located on Brown’s Island for the purposes of installing, accessing, and maintaining the Virginia Emancipation Proclamation and Freedom Monument, and to repeal certain sections of Ord. No. 2019-279, adopted Nov. 12, 2019.

Body

§ 1.                     That the City hereby grants to the Commonwealth of Virginia a non-exclusive, permanent easement over and across an approximately 22,449.31-square-foot portion of City-owned real estate located on Brown’s Island, identified as a “Variable Width Construction, Drainage and Access Easement Area” on Sheet 2 of 2 of a plat entitled “Plan Showing a Portion of Browns Island Located near the Fifth Street Footbridge,” prepared by Austin Brockenbrough Engineering + Consulting, and dated January 6, 2021, a copy of which is attached to and incorporated into this ordinance, for the purposes of installing, accessing, and maintaining the Virginia Emancipation Proclamation and Freedom Monument.

§ 2.                     That the Chief Administrative Officer, for and on behalf of the City of Richmond, be and is hereby authorized to execute the Deed of Easement and such other documents as may be necessary to consummate the transaction contemplated by section 1 of this ordinance, provided that the Deed of Easement shall be substantially in the form of the document attached to this ordinance and that such Deed of Easement and any other documents necessary to consummate such transaction shall first be approved as to form by the City Attorney.

§ 3.                     That sections 1 and 2 of Ordinance No. 2019-279, adopted November 12, 2019, are hereby repealed.

§ 4.                     This ordinance shall be in force and effect upon adoption.