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File #: 220021    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 1/4/2022 In control: Council
On agenda: 1/13/2022 Final action: 1/13/2022
Title: Calling for submission to the voters of Kansas City, at a special election to be held on April 5, 2022, a question to remove certain City property devoted to park use in the park system generally located generally on the west side of Searcy Creek between 210 Highway and approximately N.E. 36th Street and serves as right of way for parkway purpose; directing the City Clerk to notify the responsible election authorities of the election on or before January 25, 2022; and recognizing this ordinance with an accelerated effective date.
Attachments: 1. Copy of Searcy Creek Ballot Fact Sheet, 2. Searcy Creek Ballot Fiscal Note, 3. Searcy Creek Ballot Ordinance, 4. Authenticated Ordinance 220021
ORDINANCE NO. 220021

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Calling for submission to the voters of Kansas City, at a special election to be held on April 5, 2022, a question to remove certain City property devoted to park use in the park system generally located generally on the west side of Searcy Creek between 210 Highway and approximately N.E. 36th Street and serves as right of way for parkway purpose; directing the City Clerk to notify the responsible election authorities of the election on or before January 25, 2022; and recognizing this ordinance with an accelerated effective date.

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WHEREAS, certain vacant land containing approximately 6.82 acres was obtained by the City and dedicated for boulevard and parkway purposes ("Land"); and

WHEREAS, the Land is located generally located on the west side of Searcy Creek Parkway between 210 Highway and approximately Northeast 36th Street and serves as right of way for parkway purposes; and

WHEREAS, City Charter Section 1004(b) reads: If any property is determined by the Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioners to be no longer necessary or appropriate for park, parkway, or boulevard use, such property may be removed from the park system by a vote of the people; and

WHEREAS, on June 22, 2021, the Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioners approved the removal of certain property from the park system in Resolution No. 31510 since it is no longer needed for parkway purposes; and

WHEREAS, such removal would allow the City to dispose of the property as surplus property pursuant to City Charter Section 1210 and any disposal will be made on an open and public competition; NOW, THEREFORE

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

Section 1. ELECTION CALLED. That an election is called on April 5, 2022, for the purpose of submitting to the voters of Kansas City the question of removing property from the park system.

Section 2. BALLOT TITLE. The ballot title sh...

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