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File #: G19-594   
Type: Council Consent Status: Passed
File created: 2/13/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 2/19/2019 Final action: 2/19/2019
Title: Consideration of an agreement between the City of Olathe and Johnson County Park and Recreation District accepting funds for the assistance to Cedar Creek Trail.
Staff Contact: Michael Meadors, Michael Latka
Attachments: 1. Attachment A: Agreement between the City of Olathe, Kansas and Board of Commissioner’s for the Johnson County Park and Recreation District for the Development of Trails.pdf, 2. Attachment B: Cedar Niles Trail Alignment.pdf

Department: Parks and Recreation

Staff Contact: Michael Meadors/Michael Latka                     

Subject: Agreement between the City of Olathe and Johnson County Park and Recreation District for the development of trails

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Item Description:

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Consideration of an agreement between the City of Olathe and Johnson County Park and Recreation District accepting funds for the assistance to Cedar Creek Trail.

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Summary:

This agreement is between the City of Olathe and the Board of Commissioners of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District (JCPRD) for the development of trails in and around Cedar Lake and Lake Olathe.  The City and County agree that the 2.34 mile Cedar Creek Trail, between Cedar Lake and Lake Olathe will be beneficial to not only the City but the County as well.  The County has agreed to reimburse the City $200,000 of project costs once the trail is completed and the City has made possible the connection of the trail from Lake Olathe to Cedar Niles Park (AKA Cedar Creek corridor from 135th Street to 119th Street)

 

The City has also agreed to provide 64+/- acre permanent recreation easement to JCPRD for a future bike/hike trail just east of the Cedar Creek waste water treatment plant off of 119th Street.   Prior to the county constructing their trail, they will pay the City $662,208 for financial assistance for the 2.34 mile Cedar Creek Trail.

 

The City’s Cedar Creek trail, along with the trail through Cedar Lake, Lake Olathe and then the JCPRD Cedar Niles Trail system will add approximately 10 miles of trail to the City of Olathe’s west side.  This will add to our current approximately 24 miles of off road trail system.

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Financial Impact:

Total cost of the 2.34 mile Cedar Creek Trail is estimated at $2,283,500.  The City will gain a total of $862,208 from Johnson County Parks and Recreation once the trail construction is completed,

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Action Needed:

Staff recommends Council approval of this agreement between the City of Olathe and Johnson County Parks and Recreation accepting funds for the assistance to Cedar Creek Trail.

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Attachment(s):

Attachment A:  Agreement between the City of Olathe, Kansas and Board of Commissioner’s for the Johnson County Park and Recreation District for the Development of Trails

Attachment B:  Cedar Niles Trail Alignment