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Ord 022-2003 3/18/2003ORDINANCE NO. ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WICHITA FALLS, TEXAS, CLOSING AND ABANDONING A PORTION OF AVENUE Q ADJACENT TO, AND SOUTH OF, THE FORMER FIRE STATION LOCATED AT 2515 FILLMORE STREET; FINDING AND DETERMINING THAT THE MEETING AT WHICH THIS ORDINANCE WAS PASSED WAS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AS REQUIRED BY LAW. WHEREAS, adjacent property owners have requested permission to purchase the unpaved portion of Avenue Q for the purpose of re- platting and developing along with 2515 Fillmore; and, WHEREAS, all affected utility companies have been contacted and have approved or conditionally approved this abandonment; and, WHEREAS, the City Council of the City of Wichita Falls, Texas deems it advisable and in the public interest to close, vacate, and abandon that portion of Avenue Q hereinafter described, subject to the retention of a twenty (20) foot utility easement. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WICHITA FALLS, TEXAS, THAT: SECTION 1. The portion of Avenue Q, an addition to the City of Wichita Falls (as shown on "Attachment A "), is hereby closed, abandoned, and vacated. SECTION 2. In consideration and in receipt of $2,105.00 ($1,955.00 plus $150.00 appraisal fee), this ordinance shall authorize the City Manager to execute a quitclaim deed to convey the City's interest in the property. The deed shall be executed conditioned upon the property owner's filing an approved re -plat of the property in the records of the Wichita County Clerk's Office. This filing shall occur within ninety (90) days of the date of approval of this ordinance. This ordinance shall be void and have no effect if said re -plat is not approved and filed within the stipulated time period. SECTION 3. It is hereby officially found and determined that the meeting at which this ordinance was passed was open to the public as required by law. PASSED AND APPROVED this the 18th day of March, 2003. ATTEST: City Clerk KELL FREEWAY NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD Attachment A