Agenda Item # 2

Columbus Consolidated Government
Council Meeting

July 25, 2017

Agenda Report # 9


TO: Mayor and Council

SUBJECT: Columbus Burn – Lease Agreement

INITIATED BY: Columbus Civic Center


Recommendation: Approval is requested to enter into a five-year Lease Agreement with Burn Entertainment, LLC d/b/a Columbus Burn Hockey Team.
Background: Fidel Jenkins, Burn Entertainment, LLC is chairman and president of Residential World Media Inc., a New York-based real-estate broker company, founded in 2008.

Analysis: The Columbus Burn Hockey Team plays a minimum of twenty-eight (28) home games between October and April. The games provide additional revenue for the Columbus Civic Center.

Financial Considerations: The Columbus Burn will pay $3,000 in rent for each home game plus other financial considerations as outlined in the lease agreement.

Legal Considerations: Any multi-year lease agreement involving this City requires Council approval.

Recommended /Actions: Approval is requested to enter into a five-year Lease Agreement with Burn Entertainment, LLC d/b/a Columbus Burn Hockey Team.



Burn Agreement.pdfBurn Agreement.pdf
A RESOLUTION

NO._____

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE A FIVE-YEAR CONTRACT BETWEEN THE COLUMBUS CIVIC CENTER AND BURN ENTERTAINMENT, LLC.

WHEREAS, Burn Entertainment, LLC has agreed to provide Professional Hockey at the Columbus Civic Center; and,

WHEREAS, Burn Entertainment, LLC and the Columbus Civic Center shall uphold the recommended contract.

NOW, THEREFORE, THE COUNCIL OF COLUMBUS, GEORGIA, HEREBY RESOLVES AS FOLLOWS:

That the City Manager is hereby authorized to execute a five-year contract between the Columbus Civic Center and Burn Entertainment, LLC.
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Introduced at a regular meeting of the Council of Columbus. Georgia, held the _____ day of ________________ 2017, and adopted at said meeting by the affirmative vote of _______________ members of Council.


Councilor Allen voting __________.
Councilor Baker voting __________.
Councilor Barnes voting __________.
Councilor Davis voting __________.
Councilor Garrett voting __________.
Councilor Henderson voting __________.
Councilor Huff voting __________.
Councilor Thomas voting __________.
Councilor Turner Pugh voting __________.
Councilor Woodson voting __________.



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Tiny B. Washington, Clerk of Council Teresa Pike Tomlinson, Mayor