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12/17/2020 Public Hearing Notice - Relative to a petition from the Keene Public Works Director

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing will be held before the Keene City Council relative to a petition from the Keene Public Works Director that there is public necessity to take land for a public purpose, said purpose being the reconstruction of Winchester Street, between State Route 101, and the Winchester Street bridge over the Ashuelot River, including the Winchester Street/Island Street/Pearl Street intersection and replacement of the Island Street bridge, in order to improve vehicular and pedestrian safety and to allow for a more efficient flow of traffic through the corridor pursuant to the authority granted by RSA 31:92, and in accordance with the procedures set forth in RSA 231, et seq.  The Keene City Council held a site visit at the intersection of Key Road and Winchester Street on November 5, 2020 at 5:45 PM.

Despite the City Manager’s reasonable efforts to negotiate the necessary purchase of their property rights, the owners of the following impacted parcels have not at present agreed to sell their property rights:

Tax Map/Block 111/026 345 Winchester Street     RE Sandri TVE, LLC

Tax Map/Block 111/027 345 Winchester Street    RE Sandri TVE, LLC

Tax Map/Block 111/028 333 Winchester Street    Keene Retail, LLC

Should the City Council find that a public necessity exists to acquire the aforementioned property rights by condemnation for highway purposes, then the City Manager is authorized to do all things necessary to carry out eminent domain proceedings in accordance with RSA 498-A, et seq, with specific reference to RSA 498-A:4-7.

Due to the COVID-19 State of Emergency, the City Council will be holding this public hearing remotely.  Members of the public will be able to access this public hearing by navigating to www.zoom.us/join and entering the meeting ID #892 6927 2909.  To listen via telephone, call toll free 877-853-5257 and enter the meeting ID #892 6927 2909. When the meeting is open for public comments, callers may press *9 if interested in commenting or asking questions.  To report a technical issue call (603) 757-0622, during the meeting.  The Ordinance as well as background documents are available on the City of Keene website under Public Notices at http://www.ci.keene.nh.us.

PUBLIC HEARING: December 17, 2020 at 7:00 PM

Per order of the Mayor and City Councilors, this 5th day of November, Two Thousand and Twenty.                                                                                   

Attest:
Patricia A. Little, City Clerk

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