Lake County, IL
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File #: 19-1503    Version: 1 Name: Fremont Center Road at Illinois Route 60: Right-of-Way Appropriation with Condemnation Authority
Type: resolution Status: Passed
File created: 9/13/2019 In control: Public Works, Planning & Transportation Committee
On agenda: Final action: 10/8/2019
Title: Joint resolution appropriating $100,000 of the 1/4% Sales Tax for Transportation funds for the acquisition of necessary right-of-way, by agreement or condemnation, and other right-of-way costs associated with the improvement of Fremont Center Road at Illinois Route 60.
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Joint resolution appropriating $100,000 of the 1/4% Sales Tax for Transportation funds for the acquisition of necessary right-of-way, by agreement or condemnation, and other right-of-way costs associated with the improvement of Fremont Center Road at Illinois Route 60.

Staff Summary
* Fremont Center Road at Illinois Route 60 will be improved with the construction of turn lanes and a traffic signal.
* A previous right-of-way appropriation was approved by the County Board on January 17, 2017, for the advanced acquisition of a parcel. In that case, the property owner was planning on moving and had requested the County expedite the acquisition of the property due to the difficulty of selling it to someone who knows it would be acquired by the County later.
* This improvement is included in the Highway Improvement Program with targeted construction in 2020, and designated as Section 12-00138-02-CH.

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R E S O L U T I O N

WHEREAS, Fremont Center Road, County Highway 62, is a designated route on the County highway system; and

WHEREAS, it would be beneficial to the safety and welfare of the motoring public if Fremont Center Road at Illinois Route 60 could be improved by widening and reconstructing the intersection; and

WHEREAS, Lake County, by and through its Division of Transportation, has caused to be prepared preliminary plans and right-of-way plats, said plats identifying right-of-way needs; and

WHEREAS, the right-of-way and associated costs are estimated to be $83,000.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by this Lake County Board:

SECTION 1: It is hereby determined that it is necessary, and desirable, that Lake County acquire title to, and possession of, all of the real property within the proposed new right-of-way lines of Fremont Center Road at Illinois Route 60, together with construction and other easements, both temporary and permanent, for said highway, all as outlined in plats of highways made under the di...

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