SIOUX CITY | The Sioux City Council on Monday will decide whether to use eminent domain to secure portions of a pair of properties needed for a trail project in Riverside.
According to Monday's meeting agenda, the city has been unable to reach a negotiated settlement with the owners of properties located at 817 Bruner Ave. and 1725 1/2 Nash St. for easements and acquisition of property that runs through the owners' yards.
On the first property, the city requires three temporary construction easements totaling 5,576 square feet, a permanent easement of 9,991 square feet and an 8,976-square-foot portion to be acquired in fee title.
On the second property, the city requires a 591-square-foot temporary construction easement, a 10,765-square-foot permanent easement and 699 square feet to be acquired in fee title.
According to the city, offers of $16,420 and $8,790, respectively, have been made to the property owners.
If the council votes in approval Monday, a compensation commission will determine just compensation for each property owner. In the meantime, the city will continue to negotiate with property owners if possible to reach a negotiated settlement.