Agenda Item # 3

Columbus Consolidated Government

Council Meeting

04/23/2013

Agenda Report # 60


TO: Mayor and Council

SUBJECT: Standing Boy Creek Emergency Access Road Intergovernmental Agreement

INITIATED BY: Donna W. Newman, Director of Engineering

Recommendation: Approval is requested to enter into an intergovernmental agreement with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources for operational support and maintenance of an emergency access road at Standing Boy Creek State Park.

Background: The property insurance premiums in the Green Island Subdivision area have increase significantly due to the changes in ISO rating after determining the area was outside the 5 road mile radius of Station 14.

Analysis: Staff has been working with the Department of Natural Resources to develop an emergency access road through the state owned Standing Boy Creek State Park. This road would allow the reduction of the rating and thus lower the insurance premiums for those residents in the Green Island Hills area. The road would be utilized for emergency access only. Plans are currently being developed for the construction of the road and dam improvements. This must be completed, approved and permitted prior to the final execution of the agreement.

Financial Considerations: The estimated cost to construct the road is $101,000. Funds are available in the LOST Road Infrastructure Funds.

Projected Annual Fiscal Impact Statement: The road will be maintained by the Public Works Department.

Legal Considerations: The City Attorney has reviewed and approved the agreement with the Georgia Department on Natural Resources.

Recommendations/ Actions: Approve the resolution authorizing the City Manger to enter into an intergovernmental agreement with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources for the operational support and maintenance of an emergency access road at Standing Boy Creek State Park.



A RESOLUTION

NO. _____


A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO ENTER INTO AN INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT WITH THE GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES FOR THE CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE OF AN EMERGENCY ACCESS ROAD IN THE STANDING BOY CREEK STATE PARK.

WHEREAS, it is desirable for the City to construct an emergency access road through the Standing Boy Creek State Park in order to reduce emergency response times and thus the ISO ratings for property insurance; and,

WHEREAS, the park is currently owned and operated by the State of Georgia Department on Natural Resources; and,

WHEREAS, the Department of Natural Resources has approved the proposed improvements and has granted the City the right to use, operate and maintain the Road for the purposes expressed.

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

That the City Manager is hereby authorized to enter into a intergovernmental agreement with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources for the construction and maintenance of an emergency access road in the Standing Boy Creek State Park. The estimated cost to construct road is $101,000. Funding is available from the Capital Improvement Program LOST Road Infrastructure Funds.


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Introduced at a regular meeting of the Council of Columbus, Georgia, held the _________ day of _____________ 2013, and adopted at said meeting by the affirmative vote of
_____________ members of said Council.


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

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