Phase III - Final Design

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Task No. 1 - Schedule Third Utility Meeting

When the plans are approximately 80 percent complete or at the stage where the Street horizontal and vertical alignment and the stormsewer profiles have been approved, the third utility meeting will be scheduled by the Consultant/Project Manager. A pre-meeting agenda shall be distributed and meeting minutes prepared.

Note: In an effort to avoid scheduling conflicts with other called utility meetings an Outlook calendar has been created called PW Utilities. PW Utilities shall be invited as an attendee to all utility meetings, pre-bid conferences and pre-construction conferences or any meeting requesting utility company attendance.

See Phase II, Task No. 9 for exhibits.

The primary purpose of this meeting is to confirm what utilities need to be relocated, and establish if the facility is located in public R/W / easements or private easements. Determine whether KCPL streetlights are to be removed and replaced with City streetlights. Also, the project schedule will be reviewed and a time frame for relocating utility facilities will be addressed. If utilities requiring relocation are in private easements the project manager shall request relocation plans, a detailed cost estimate of relocations, a relocation schedule, a marked-up set of plan sheets highlighting existing utility locations, existing easement locations with book and page, and copies of easement documents.

Exhibit No. III-1 Utility Relocation Plan Submission Requirements.

Exhibit No. II-9a Utility Relocation Guidelines.

If KCPL streetlights are to be removed, prepare letter to KCPL requesting a work order and written cost estimate for removal of affected streetlights. Generally this request takes place only on Residential Street or C.D.B.G. type projects.

Exhibit No. III-1a is a sample letter to KCPL requesting work order

Exhibit No. III-1b is a sample work order cover letter from KCPL

Exhibit No. III-1c is a sample City approved KCPL work order

Exhibit No. III-1d is a sample City staff letter to KCPL approving work order

Task No. 2 - Execute Utility Agreements

If documentation is confirmed that utilities to be relocated are in private easements, the Project Manager shall receive the agreement, forward to the law department for review/approval and Public Works Director approval.

See Email Memo regarding Utility Agreement language.

Note: The City does not pay for utility relocations in platted public easements.

Exhibit No. III-2a is a sample utility agreement for KCPL

Exhibit No. III-2b is a sample utility agreement for Water District No. 1 of Johnson County

Exhibit No. III-2c is a sample utility agreement for Atmos Energy Corporation

Exhibit No. III-2d is a sample utility agreement for Magellan Pipeline Company

Exhibit No. III-2e is a sample sanitary sewer line crossing agreement

Exhibit No. III-2f is a relocation agreement for Kansas Gas Service.

Task No. 3 - Begin R/W / Easement Negotiations

Subsequent to receiving the appraisal report, the Project Manager will begin the negotiation process.

See FHWA's Real Estate Acquisition Guide For Local Public Agencies for information that will be necessary when a project is started that requires the acquisition of real estate and receives any Federal funding.

For KDOT projects, the process shall be in accordance with BLP Memo 92-15, BLP Memo 97-1 and BLP Memo 06-01. When federal funding is involved KDOT's Design Summary Document and environmental approval from FHWA must be received from KDOT BLP prior to proceeding with right of way negotiations.

BLP Memo 92-15 describes R/W Acquisition Policies with the following attachments/information:

Procedures for R/W Acquisition on simple projects (3 pages)

  • Certification of Real Property Acquisition procedures (3 pages) See BLP Memo 06-01.
  • City offer to purchase Statement of Compensation (1 page)
  • Partial donation of R/W (1 page)
  • Donation of R/W (1 page)
  • Value Finding Appraisal (1 page)
    • Brochure entitled, "Real Property Acquisition for Kansas Highways, Roads, Streets and Bridges"
    • Brochure entitled, "Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Regulations for Federal and Federally Assisted Programs"
  • Forms that may be copied as necessary to complete and return to the Bureau of Local Projects.
    • Information available from KDOT - each property owner to receive.

BLP Memo 97-1 for tracts less than $7500, with attachment

Exhibit No. Ill-3a is the Real Property Acquisition Checklist.

Exhibit No. II-33h is a copy of Appraisal Review form.

Exhibit No. Ill-3b is a sample log of owner contact. A log of owner contact should be kept for each owner.

Note: See Exhibit No. II-34h for a copy of the City's standard Mortgage Release for Individuals and Exhibit No. II-34i for Corporations.

See Exhibit No. II-34zz for a copy of the City's standard Easement Acquisition Agreement to be completed along with the negotiated right-of-way and easement documents.

Task No. 4 - Begin Condemnation Process

For tracts that cannot be purchased by negotiation, the Law Department shall file documents to begin the condemnation procedure. Exhibit No. III-4 outlines the steps in the condemnation process and city department/employee responsibilities.

Exhibit No. III-4a is an example transmittal memo to the City Clerk for filing of the condemnation documents.