Agenda Item # 1


Columbus Consolidated Government
Council Meeting

February 23, 2016

Agenda Report # 85


TO: Mayor and Council

SUBJECT: Access Easement - 16 11th Street

INITIATED BY: Community Reinvestment Division


Recommendation: Approval is requested to grant an easement for use, access and construction to Neighborworks Columbus, located at 18 11th Street, onto the property located at 16 11th Street, Columbus, Muscogee County, Georgia.

Background: Neighborworks Columbus desires an access easement onto 16 11th Street to construct, replace, remove, maintain or modify the rear of their building by installing a door exiting the south wall of the building, and constructing a deck on the southeast corner of the building per the attached plat. When MaBella's, located at 14 11th Street, put in their freezer, it created an issue for Neighborworks Columbus to safely get out of their building. Providing Neighborworks Columbus with an easement to make the necessary modifications to their building will correct this safety concern.

Analysis: Neighborworks Columbus shall be solely responsible for all costs related to any construction or maintenance activities it undertakes related to the easement at no cost to the City. The easement will not interfere with the current use of the property.

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

Legal Considerations: The granting of an easement on City property to Neighborworks Columbus requires the approval of Council.

Recommendations/ Actions: Approval is requested to grant an easement for use, access and construction to Neighborworks Columbus, located at 18 11th Street, onto the property located at 16 11th Street, Columbus, Muscogee County, Georgia.


Neighborworks Proposed Deck rear exit.pdfNeighborworks Proposed Deck rear exit.pdf
Tax Map - 16 11th Street.pdfTax Map - 16 11th Street.pdf
A RESOLUTION
NO.
A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING APPROVAL TO GRANT AN EASEMENT FOR USE, ACCESS AND CONSTRUCTION TO NEIGHBORWORKS COLUMBUS ONTO THE PROPERTY LOCATED AT 16 11TH STREET, COLUMBUS, MUSCOGEE COUNTY, GEORGIA.

WHEREAS, Neighborworks Columbus approached the City to request an easement onto 16 11th Street for use, access and construction; and,

WHEREAS, the easement is needed to correct a safety concern with exiting the rear of their building located at 18 11th Street; and,

WHEREAS, the easement will be granted to construct, replace, remove, maintain or modify the rear of their building by installing a door exiting the south wall of the building, and constructing a deck on the southeast corner of their building; and,

WHEREAS, Neighborworks Columbus shall be solely responsible for all costs related to any construction or maintenance activities it undertakes related to the easement at no cost to the City; and,

WHEREAS, granting of an easement will not interfere with the current use of the property.

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

That the City Manager is hereby authorized to grant an easement to Neighborworks Columbus for use, access and construction onto the property located at 16 11th Street, Columbus, Muscogee County, Georgia.
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Introduced at a regular meeting of the Council of Columbus, Georgia, held the _________ day of _____________, 2016 and adopted at said meeting by the affirmative vote of ____________ members of said Council.


Councilor Allen voting __________.
Councilor Baker voting __________.
Councilor Barnes voting __________.
Councilor Buck voting __________.
Councilor Davis 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