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AI- 3962   7.    
City Council Agenda
Meeting Date: 10/15/2013  
Subject:    Right of Way Vacation
Presenter: Mark Palmer
Department: Public Works  

Information
Recommended Action
Adopt a resolution setting a public hearing for November 12, 2013 on the City's proposed vacation of a thirty-foot wide unused right-of-way west of 3rd Street SE and north of the newly extended 39th Avenue SE.
Background
On August 28, 1964, WH Thackeray and Jane Thackeray, husband and wife, dedicated 30 feet of property to Pierce County for the right to construct and maintain an extension for 112th Street East (now known as 39th Avenue SE). This right-of-way is located north of the newly extended 39th Avenue SE, which, when recently constructed, was routed around the Willows Shopping Center in order to connect to 5th Street SE. With the revised alignment now constructed and open to the public, the property previously dedicated in 1964 is no longer necessary as public right-of-way. 

If approved, the right-of-way will be vacated and assigned back to the parcel which originally dedicated it as right-of-way in 1964. The originating  parcel (0419102107) is currently owned by the City of Puyallup.
Previous Actions (Discussions/Presentations)
On August 28, 1964, WH Thackeray and Jane Thackeray dedicated 30 feet of property to Pierce County for the right to construct and maintain an extension for 112th Street East (39th Avenue SE). 

In 1984, the City of Puyallup annexed this area. 

In 2012, the City completed and opened the newly constructed 39th Avenue SE extension, from S Meridian to 5th Street SE.
Summary of Proposal
Staff recommends that the City Council process the vacation of this unused right-of-way via the resolution method outlined in RCW 35.79.  In order for the City to vacate the right-of-way, the City must hold a public hearing on the proposed vacation.  The public hearing cannot be held for at least twenty days after the City Council approves a resolution setting the hearing date; and the City must provide notice of the hearing to any person that owns property abutting the right-of-way.
Alternatives/Options
Council can direct staff to retain the property as unused right-of-way.

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