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File #: BILL NO. 21-197    Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 8/31/2021 In control: City Council - Regular Session
On agenda: 9/21/2021 Final action: 9/21/2021
Title: An Ordinance amending Chapter 26, Streets, Sidewalks and Other Public Places, of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Lee's Summit, Missouri, regarding management of the rights-of-way with respect to administrative processes and approvals. (PWC 9/13/21)
Sponsors: Public Works Admin & Engineering
Attachments: 1. Ordinance, 2. Chapter-26 - Articles I and III, 3. ROW - Ordinance-Summary
Related files: RES. NO. 21-21
Title
An Ordinance amending Chapter 26, Streets, Sidewalks and Other Public Places, of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Lee's Summit, Missouri, regarding management of the rights-of-way with respect to administrative processes and approvals. (PWC 9/13/21)

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Issue/Request:
An Ordinance amending Chapter 26, Streets, Sidewalks and Other Public Places, of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Lee's Summit, Missouri, regarding management of the rights-of-way with respect to administrative processes and approvals.

Key Issues:

· City Staff was asked to update Chapter 26 of the Code of Ordinances (Right of Way) and the Encroachment Policy for the following:
o Provide allowances and guidance for certain furnishings within the downtown right of way that are currently prohibited;
o Maintain public safety and accessible routes;
o Manage risk to the City; and
o Develop an administrative process to approve license agreements.

· Proposed changes to Chapter 26 of the Code of ordinances will:
o Incorporate the Encroachment Policy by reference.
o Allow placement of certain outdoor furnishings within the Central Business District right-of-way.
o Authorize the City Engineer, with legal support and City concurrence of general terms/conditions of agreement, to perform administrative review and recommendation for City Manager approval of many routine license agreements.

Proposed Committee Motion:
I move to recommend to City Council approval of an Ordinance amending Chapter 26, Streets, Sidewalks and Other Public Places, of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Lee's Summit, Missouri, regarding management of the rights-of-way with respect to administrative processes and approvals.


Background:
The Right of Way (ROW) Ordinance outlines uses of public ROW and authorizes City staff to manage the ROW to promote safety, reduce risk, and ensure public use as intended. Last year, the ordinance was updated to promote better customer service to our residents, promote better quali...

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