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Work Session Item 3.a.
City Council Work Session Agenda
Resolution Authorizing Use of Eminent Domain - GP&L Transmission
Summary of Request/Problem
GP&L, as part of its ongoing operation of an electrical utility in the State of Texas, is seeking to reconstruct a portion of the Garland Power & Light College Avenue to Brand Road 138kV transmission line located in the City of Garland.
The City already owns property where the existing transmission line is located. However, as a result of the rebuild, GP&L requires the acquisition of additional property rights, as the new line has a slightly different footprint and, in some places, has a slightly different path. The City has not successfully negotiated a final purchase price with some of the property owners and is seeking authorization to initiate condemnation.
The resolution currently being considered
is related solely to the reconstruction of the GP&L College Avenue to Brand Road 138kV transmission line project.
Recommendation/Action Requested and Justification
Council is requested to approve a resolution authorizing the acquisition of the property rights described in the proposed resolution. The City has been able to negotiate with some of the property owners in the program/project area to acquire the necessary property interests.
However, the City has not been able to successfully negotiate a final purchase price with all of the property owners. The owners with whom agreement could not be reached are named in the proposed resolution. State law requires particular wording to be used in a motion to adopt a resolution authorizing the initiation of condemnation proceedings. The City Attorney will provide in written form the appropriate wording of the motion.
Resolution Authorizing Eminent Domain
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