Agenda Item # 3


Columbus Consolidated Government
Council Meeting

April 10, 2018

Agenda Report # 104


TO: Mayor and Council

SUBJECT: Alley Abandonment Quit Claim

INITIATED BY: Community Reinvestment Department



Recommendation: Approval is requested to execute a Quit Claim Deed to the owner of 1511 50th Street (parcel #032 003 008) in Columbus, Georgia for a portion of the alley located along the rear of said property (see attached application and map).

Background: The owner of the property, William Kenny, wishes to expand his business located at 1509 and 1511 50th Street by constructing a warehouse adjacent to his current building. He is requesting the alleyway located behind his property in order to have the space needed for a required detention area. The owner of the parcels located on the other side of the alley signed a document stating that they do not object to the abandonment of this alleyway.

Analysis: The Engineering Department has examined the alley and found that it is not currently used for nor is it expected in the future to be needed for any public purposes. The Department of Community Reinvestment finds that the City’s interest in the alley has no appreciable monetary value

Financial Considerations: There is no financial obligation for the City.

Legal Considerations: All real estate transactions must be approved by City Council.

Recommendations/Actions: Approval is requested to quit claim to the owner of 1511 50th Street (parcel #032 003 008) in Columbus, Georgia a portion of the alley located along the rear of said properties.



Map of 1511 50th Street and alley.pdfMap of 1511 50th Street and alley.pdfApplication for 1511 50th Street alley.pdfApplication for 1511 50th Street alley.pdf

A RESOLUTION
NO. ______

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF A QUIT CLAIM DEED TO THE OWNER OF 1511 50TH STREET (032 003 008) IN COLUMBUS, GEORGIA FOR A PORTION OF AN UNOPENED ALLEY LOCATED ALONG THE REAR OF SAID PROPERTY.

WHEREAS, Columbus, Georgia Consolidated Government (“the City”) owns an unopened alley that runs across the rear of the property listed above; and,

WHEREAS, the owner of 1509 and 1511 50th Street wishes to include said alley portion with his adjoining properties for an expansion of his business; and,

WHEREAS, this Council hereby finds that the alley is not needed for public purposes and that the City’s interest in such property has no appreciable monetary value.

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

That the City Manager is hereby authorized to quit claim or release any interest, except all current utility easements, known and unknown, in the alleyway located along the rear of 1511 50th Street (parcel #032 003 008) and to execute a Quit Claim Deed for said property. A copy of the Quit Claim Deed is also hereto attached and by reference make a part of this Resolution.

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Introduced at a regular meeting of the Council of Columbus, Georgia, held the _________ day of _____________, 2018 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 Garrett 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