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File #: 18-463    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Item Status: Passed
File created: 9/10/2018 In control: City Council/Public Finance and Economic Development Authority/Parking Authority
On agenda: 10/1/2018 Final action: 10/1/2018
Title: SUBJECT: Vacation #18-02 - Setting a Public Hearing to Vacate a 5.88-Acre Park Site Generally Located at the Southwest Corner of M Street and Arrow Wood Drive REPORT IN BRIEF Set a public hearing for November 5, 2018, to vacate a 5.88-acre park site generally located at the southwest corner of M Street and Arrow Wood Drive. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion adopting Resolution 2018-64, a Resolution of the City Council of the City of Merced, California, declaring its intention to vacate an approximately 5.88 acre park site generally located at the southwest corner of M Street and Arrow Wood Drive (extended) (Vacation #18-02) and setting time and place for Public Hearing.
Attachments: 1. Locaiton Map.pdf, 2. Abandonment Area.pdf, 3. Bellevue Ranch West, Village 12, Phase 1 Map, 4. Proposed New Park Site.pdf, 5. Draft City Council Resolution.pdf

Report Prepared by: Julie Nelson, Associate Planner, Development Services Department

Title
SUBJECT: Vacation #18-02 - Setting a Public Hearing to Vacate a 5.88-Acre Park Site Generally Located at the Southwest Corner of M Street and Arrow Wood Drive

REPORT IN BRIEF
Set a public hearing for November 5, 2018, to vacate a 5.88-acre park site generally located at the southwest corner of M Street and Arrow Wood Drive.

RECOMMENDATION
City Council - Adopt a motion adopting Resolution 2018-64, a Resolution of the City Council of the City of Merced, California, declaring its intention to vacate an approximately 5.88 acre park site generally located at the southwest corner of M Street and Arrow Wood Drive (extended) (Vacation #18-02) and setting time and place for Public Hearing.

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ALTERNATIVES
1. Approve as recommended by staff; or,
2. Approve, subject to modifications by the City Council; or,
3. Deny; or,
4. Refer back to staff for reconsideration of specific items (specific items to be addressed in the motion); or,
5. Continue to a future meeting (date and time to be specified in motion).

AUTHORITY
Government Code Section 66477.5 (c) specifies the procedures for vacating land previously dedicated for public use, such as for parks and other public facilities. The City of Merced Administrative Policies and Procedures No. A-6 provides direction to staff for processing vacation requests, and City Council Resolution No. 86-90 establishes a policy concerning costs associated with the vacation.

CITY COUNCIL PRIORITIES
Not applicable.

DISCUSSION
The developer of Bellevue Ranch, Stonefield Home, Inc., is requesting the vacation of approximately 5.88 acres of land generally located at the southwest corner of M Street and Arrow Wood Drive (Attachment 1). This park site (Attachment 2) was dedicated as part of the Bellevue Ranch Village 12, Phase 1 Subdivision (Attachment 3) in accordance with the conditions of approval for Tentative Map #1304 for Bellevue R...

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