FINDINGS AND PURPOSE:
WHEREAS, pursuant to Chapter 3, Article 10, of the Redwood Falls Unified Development Ordinance, upon petition and public notice, a public hearing was held at the City Council Chambers on October 18, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. to address the proposed vacation of the alley shown by plat to lie running east and west in Block 9 of Watson’s 2nd Addition and Block 1 of Watson’s 4th Addition with access located between 504 and 508 North Lincoln Street;
WHEREAS, the City Council finds that public reservation of the alley no longer serves a clearly identified public purpose;
WHEREAS, the City Council finds that no private rights will be injured or endangered as a result of the vacation;
WHEREAS, the City Council finds that the public will not suffer loss or inconvenience resulting from the granting of the requested vacation;
WHEREAS, the City Council finds that no written objection was received, prior to the public hearing, from an adjacent property owner who did not join in the application.
NOW THEREFORE, THE CITY OF REDWOOD FALLS DOES ORDAIN:
SECTION 1. That the alley shown by plat to lie running east and west in Block 9 of Watson’s 2nd Addition and Block 1 of Watson’s 4th Addition with access located between 504 and 508 North Lincoln Street, in the City of Redwood Falls is hereby vacated.
SECTION 2. However, the City reserves unto itself a utility easement over, across, and under said vacated alley, together with the right of entry thereon, for the purpose of constructing, reconstructing, maintaining, and operating utilities, including but not limited to, sanitary sewer lines, water mains, storm sewer lines and electric transmission lines.
SECTION 3. Upon passage, this Ordinance shall be certified by the City Administrator and filed for record and duly recorded in the office of the County Recorder in and for Redwood County, Minnesota.
SECTION 4. EFFECTIVE DATE. This Ordinance becomes effective from and after its passage and publication.