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Ord 09-2011 2/15/2011ORDINANCE NO. 09 -2011 Ordinance Closing The Barwise Street Railroad Crossing To Comply With Burlington - Northern Santa Fe Railway Company's Closure Requirement For Installation Of A New Crossing At Kell Boulevard Service Drive Between Fairway And Barnett Roads, Rescinding The Closure Of The Granger Street Railroad Crossing, And Authorizing City Staff To Install End -Of -Road Treatments At Appropriate Approaches WHEREAS, Burlington- Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway Company and the City of Wichita Falls, Texas, have cooperated to promote and enhance new development by closing less- traveled railroad crossings and thereby facilitating new crossings in more congested and traveled areas, and BNSF has provided an additional crossing at Kell Service Drive, conditioned on the City's closure of one crossing at a different location; WHEREAS, the City finds that the additional crossing at Kell Service Drive will enhance new development and increase the tax valuation of the City and therefore is a municipal public purpose; WHEREAS, on July 21, 2009, the City Council tentatively closed the crossing at Granger Street pursuant to Resolution #97 -2009, to be effective after the Kell Service Drive was constructed, but the closing of the railroad crossing at Granger Street resulted in delivery problems for a business thereon that could not be cost - effectively ameliorated; and WHEREAS, BNSF has indicated that closing the railroad crossing at the Barwise location will still accomplish BNSF's overall objective of obtaining a crossing closure. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WICHITA FALLS, TEXAS, THAT: 1. The City Council rescinds Resolution #97 -2009, which directed the closure of Granger Street (DOT #276363G). 2. Conditioned on rescission of the aforementioned resolution, the City Manager is directed to close the Barwise Street (DOT # 276571H, Mile Post 114.21, Track ID# CLIC 9918) railroad crossing to public vehicular traffic, and City staff is authorized to place end -of -road treatment on the roadway approaches in locations determined by the City's Director of Public Works to be appropriate. The aforementioned end -of -road treatments may be installed on the part of Barwise depicted as " Barwise St. section to be closed" in the attached Map A or Map B, effectively closing said section of street to public vehicular traffic upon placement of said treatments, as long as said treatments are maintained at said locations. A smaller section of street may be closed to public travel in the discretion of the City's Director of Public Works. 3. Upon a change in conditions allowing the Granger Street or other railroad crossings to be closed in replacement of this crossing closure, the City Manager may re -open the Barwise Street crossing and closed street section therein. 4. This ordinance is not intended to abandon or transfer property rights held by the City to the Barwise Street Crossing or closed section of street to any other party. PASSED AND APPROVED this the 15th day of February, 2011. 1_ ATTEST: Map A- Railroad Crossing Closure at Barwise Street 315 404 313 31 Ol 311 402 308 309 400 306 307 306 304 305 304 302 303 302 Original 30Q 301 63083 Street cAR �p Section for Closure 205 210 .vill remain 2101 207 212 open. 1011 0�� . 203 208 1101 502 2 0" d!z 201 206 204 u 1103 r 2 GR NGER ST 202 m 1105 2 r LU 1401 9�F w o 111 116 m 1108 Ui 114 J 109 112 1110 107 x 201 w 105 110 a a 103 ,n1 100 sot 1111 BARWISE ST 101 1201 1205 Revised Proposal: 104 201 207 209 Banaise St. section to a 1211 be closed. ----- z e a 1217 108 a 107 5 206 208 ° 200 204 99L y m F aQ _ PECAN ST F 3011305 aW 01 V 65 130 260 390 520 w V Fee 203 1/11/2011 iGH.oR Map B- Railroad Crossing at Barwise Street