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File #: 21-132    Name:
Type: Report Status: Consent Item Ready
File created: 1/26/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 2/8/2021 Final action:
Title: Approval of and authorization for the City Manager to execute a Memorandum of Agreement with John Gannon, Inc. for the relocation and removal of certain billboard signs.
Attachments: 1. MOA - Billboards
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Presenter/Contact

Presenter

Matthew Eckmann, Facilities and Real Estate Manager

Contact Info

(830) 221-4089 - meckmann@nbtexas.org

 

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SUBJECT:

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Approval of and authorization for the City Manager to execute a Memorandum of Agreement with John Gannon, Inc. for the relocation and removal of certain billboard signs.

 

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BACKGROUND / RATIONALE:

In 2017, John Gannon, Inc. (JGI) sold the property at the northeast intersection of Alves Lane and SH 46 and retained a billboard easement for an existing sign.  The property was subsequently platted, and the existing sign is now encumbering City right-of-way.

 

In early March of 2019, JGI moved a billboard from its existing location at the northeast intersection of Loop 337 and Common Street to an adjacent property to accommodate the construction of a new building. This sign was relocated without the necessary permits in place and is therefore non-compliant.  As this sign is adjacent to TXDOT right-of-way, it is within their jurisdiction to prosecute JGI however, this is a long process that could last a number of years. 

 

The City has reached an agreement with JGI to allow the billboard on Alves Lane to be relocated out of City right-of-way in exchange for the billboard on Loop 337 being removed within 18 months and release of the sign easement.  

 

 

ADDRESSES A NEED/ISSUE IN A CITY PLAN OR COUNCIL PRIORITY:

 

 

 

 

 

 

FISCAL IMPACT:

No fiscal impact to the City as JGI will be issuing a performance and payment bond to ensure the removal of the Loop 337 Billboard. 

 

Recommendation

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION:

N/A

 

STAFF RECOMMENDATION:

Staff recommends approval