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RESOLUTION NO. 727 OF 2011

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RESOLUTION NO. 727 OF 2011 RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CITY OF RUSTON, LOUISIANA TO ACQUIRE PROPERTY NECESSARY FOR CONSTRUCTION AND COMPLETION OF US HWY 80 AT US HWY 167 IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT IN THE CITY OF RUSTON, LOUISIANA
WHEREAS, the State of Louisiana, Department of Transportation and Development (“DOTD”) intends to construct improvements to US Hwy 80 (Georgia Street) - Widen from US Hwy 167 NB (Vienna Street) to US Hwy 167 SB (Trenton Street); and US Hwy 167 NB (Vienna Street) - Right Turn Lane Onto US Hwy 80 (Georgia Street), State Project No. 001-08-0042 (the “Project”); and,
WHEREAS, the Project will require the acquisition of additional parcels of properties adjacent to and contiguous to the existing roadway and/or right-of-ways, specifically including, but not limited to, parcels or tracts of land from the following property parcels/tracts:
Parcel/Tract No. Owner
1-1
Robert G. Dawkins, et al
1-2
City of Ruston, Louisiana
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN OF THE CITY OF RUSTON, LOUISIANA:
§1. The City is authorized to acquire all property necessary to facilitate construction and completion of the Project.
§2. The Mayor, Dan Hollingsworth, is authorized and empowered to execute all conveyance instruments, including purchase agreements, acts of sale, acts of donation, rights of way or servitude agreements, related to the Project, and to execute any and all other documents necessary to complete said Project, and to pursue any necessary expropriation actions related to the Project, whether or not involving the property tracts and/or owners referred to herein, and to execute any documents pursuant to such terms and conditions as he shall deem advisable, and he is authorized to execute any other documents related to the Project and do any and all things necessary and proper to carry out this Resolution and to fulfill its objects and purposes.
§3. This Resolution shall become effective upon final adoption and signature of the Mayor.
Said Resolution having been read and considered by a quorum of the Board of Aldermen, on motion by Alderman Jedd Lewis, seconded by Alderman Elmore Mayfield, to adopt the Resolution, a record vote was taken and the following result was had:
YEA: ALDERWOMAN GLENDA HOWARD
ALDERMAN JEDD LEWIS
ALDERMAN ELMORE MAYFIELD
ALDERMAN JIM PEARCE
ALDERWOMAN MARIE S. RIGGS
NAY: NONE
ABSENT: NONE
WHEREUPON, the presiding officer declared the above Resolution duly adopted in full on this the 7th day of March, 2011.
ATTEST:
EMMETT GIBBS, CLERK
DAN HOLLINGSWORTH, MAYOR
1td: March 11, 2011

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