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<br /> <br />DATE: May 2, 2017 <br /> <br />TO: Honorable Mayor and City Council <br /> <br />FROM: Jason Kruckeberg, Assistant City Manager/Development Services Director <br /> Philip A. Wray, Deputy Director of Development Services/City Engineer <br /> <br />SUBJECT: RESOLUTION NO. 7164 DECLARING ITS INTENTION TO VACATE AN <br />EASEMENT FOR STREET AND HIGHWAY PURPOSES OVER LAND <br />BOUNDED ON THE SOUTHWEST BY THE ARCADIA PAR-3 GOLF <br />COURSE, AND ON THE NORTHWEST BY DAINES DRIVE, IN THE <br />UNINCORPORATED COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, SETTING A PUBLIC <br />HEARING RELATIVE THERETO FOR JUNE 6, 2017, AND APPROVING <br />A CATEGORICAL EXEMPTION PURSUANT TO THE CALIFORNIA <br />ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY ACT (“CEQA”) <br /> Recommendation: Adopt <br /> <br />SUMMARY <br /> <br />In the 1940’s, the City received land and an access easement associated with the <br />Arcadia Par-3 Golf Course. Subsequently, the land was subdivided and four (4) lots <br />were developed over the easement. The easement no longer serves its intended <br />purpose for access, however, a portion of the easement contains overhead utility lines. <br />The property owners have requested that the easement be vacated. <br /> <br />It is recommended that this easement be vacated to the underlying property owners, <br />with the retention of a public utility easement over a portion. As part of the street <br />vacation process, the City Council must set a time and place to hold a public hearing to <br />ascertain the necessity to abandon and vacate the easement. It is recommended that a <br />public hearing be scheduled for the regular City Council meeting of June 6, 2017. <br /> <br />BACKGROUND <br /> <br />In December of 1940, the City of Arcadia received a grant of real property for what is <br />now the Arcadia Par 3 Golf Course. Along with that grant, the City received an <br />easement for “Street and Highway Purposes” connecting the Golf Course property to <br />Daines Drive northwest of the Golf Course. The easement lies entirely within the <br />Unincorporated County of Los Angeles. The property containing the easement was <br />owned by the same owner as the future Golf Course land, and was apparently granted <br /> <br />