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Ordinance 2001-04

AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING EMINENT DOMAIN PROCEEDING
CITY TO OBTAIN ONE TRACT AND AN EASEMENT FROM BONNIE M. HANKS,
TRUSTEE OF THE BONNIE M. HANKS REVOCABLE TRUST, FOR THE
IMPROVEMENT OF A PORTION OF CARLEY ROAD PROJECT AS REQUIRED BY
THE CITY OF JOHNSON ENGINEERING DESIGN; AND DECLARING AN
EMERGENCY TO EXIST.
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF JOHNSON, ARKANSAS:
SECTION 1 : Thatthe City Council authorizes and directs the city attorney of the City of Johnson,
Arkansas, to initiate legal action in order to obtain the property known as Tract 1 , and TCE (as described on
Exhibit "A") owned by Bonnie M. Hanks, Trustee of the Bonnie M. Hanks Revocable Ttust, needed for
improvement of a portion of Carley Road as required by the City of Johnson Engineering Design in
conjunction with the right of way and construction of a portion of Carley Road, on the property described
below:
See Exhibit "A" attached hereto and made a part hereof.
SECTION 2: The present roadway known as Carley Road where it begins to curve and descend
is very narrow, sorely affected by inclement weather, difficult to maintain and very dangerous; it has been
selected and approved for relocation and reconstruction to enhance safety by the City Council of Johnson.
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In order to meet bidding deadlines and obtain favorable v/eather to complete the project, it is necessary that
this ordinance be passed and become effective as soon as possible. This will also benefit the citizens of this
City by moving the project ahead and securing a safe roadway which is necessary for the public peace, health
and safety. Therefore, an emergency is hereby declared to exist and this ordinance shall be and become
effective with its passage and approval.