Encroachments / Abandonment

Encroachment Request
An encroachment request into the city right-of-way is considered and approved by the City Commission. Any person or persons who wish to encroach into the city’s right-of-way must make a request in form of a letter to all utility companies asking them if they would have any objection to an encroachment. 

This is to assure that the encroachment does not create any problems should a utility company have either a line or cable on the right-of-way that someday would require maintenance. Once all letters are received from the utility companies that they have no objection, then the item will be placed on the City Commission agenda.

Abandonment Request
A request to abandon an alley and/or right-of-way is considered and approved by the City Commission. Any person or persons who wish to abandon an alley and/or right-of-way must make a request in form of a letter to all utility companies asking them if they would have any objection to the abandonment.

This is to assure that the abandonment does not create any problems should a utility company have either a line or cable on the right-of-way that someday would require maintenance. The person or person requesting the abandonment must be made aware that an appraisal of the property would be required at his expense to determine the value of the property which is the cost the city will sell the property if the City Commission approves the request. A sample letter to the utility companies and the contact person for each utility company may be obtained in the Planning Department.