RESOLUTION NO. 778
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF UNIVERSITY PLACE, WASHINGTON, APPROVING THE PURCHASE OF A PERPETUAL EASEMENT OVER REAL PROPERTY FOR THE CHAMBERS CREEK CANYON TRAIL
WHEREAS, the cities of University Place and Lakewood and Pierce County are jointly working on the Chambers Creek Canyon Trail; and
WHEREAS, having trails in the Chambers Creek and Leach Creek Canyons has continuously been a goal of the City since its first visioning workshop held shortly after incorporation; and
WHEREAS, proposed trail alignments were depicted in the Chambers Creek Master Site Plan and the City’s first Parks Recreation and Open Space Plan, since 1997; and
WHEREAS, in 2013, the City of University Place, in cooperation with the City of Lakewood and Pierce County, held a public open house, surveyed a trail alignment and developed a draft trail implementation plan; and
WHEREAS, that plan was subsequently approved by the Councils of University Place, Lakewood and Pierce County as part of an interlocal agreement for Chambers Creek Canyon Trail; and
WHEREAS, City staff have worked for years to acquire the necessary property and easement rights for the University Place portion of the Chambers Creek Canyon Trail, and the perpetual easement that is the subject of this resolution is essential to completion of the trail; and
WHEREAS, the price for the perpetual easement has been established through a professional independent third party appraisal;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF UNIVERSITY PLACE, WASHINGTON, AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Incorporation of Recitals. The recitals are hereby incorporated herein as if set forth in full.
Section 2. Approval of Form of Documents. The City Council hereby approves execution of the documents necessary to complete acquisition of the perpetual easement in substantially the form of the documents accompanying this Resolution.
Section 3. Completion of Transaction. The City Manager is authorized to take and execute any additional measures or documents that may be necessary to complete this transaction, which are consistent with the approved form of document attached, and the terms of this Resolution.
Section 4. Effective Date. This Resolution shall be effective immediately upon adoption by the City Council.
ADOPTED BY THE CITY COUNCIL ON FEBRUARY 2, 2015.
Denise McCluskey, Mayor
Emelita Genetia, City Clerk
APPROVED AS TO FORM:
Steve Victor, City Attorney