Agenda Item # 3
Columbus Consolidated Government
Council Meeting
July 11, 2017

Agenda Report # 3


TO: Mayor and Council

SUBJECT: Property Lease Agreement – 1999 Veterans Parkway

INITIATED BY: Department of Community Reinvestment



Recommendation: Approval is requested to enter into a lease agreement with Advanced Disposal (formally known as Veolia Solid Waste) to lease vacant property at 1999 Veterans Parkway for $381.15 per month for period of 18 months. Advance Disposal will also pay the City $5,200 in back rent.

Background: The City currently owns the parcel located at 1999 Veterans Parkway. This property was originally designated as 20th Street (unopened) which extended from 3rd Avenue to Veterans Parkway. The City owned all of the parcels surrounding 1999 Veterans, to include 2015 Veterans which is currently owned by Veolia Solid
Waste, until City Council declared them surplus in 1983. 1999 Veterans is the only one still owned by the City.

On July 2, 1985, City Council approved leasing 1999 Veterans to the Columbus Sandman, Inc. for $100 per month. There is no record of any lease agreement or payment of $100 per month as indicated by the resolution, although it appears the property has been occupied this entire time. The City reached out to Advance Disposal to inquire about the lease agreement and they have no record either. Advanced Disposal has requested to continue occupying the property and has agreed to pay a monthly rent of $381 per month. They have also agreed to pay back rent in the amount of $5,200 ($100 for 5 years). Advanced Disposal will lease the property for 18 months and will vacate the property by December 2018.

Analysis: The City has no current or future use or plan for this property. The tenant will be responsible for maintenance of the property, utilities, and must maintain liability insurance. The tenant will also be responsible for cleaning up the property when it’s vacated.

Financial Considerations: Allowing this property to be leased will generate $381.15 per month, plus a one time $5,200 in revenues that will be deposited into the general fund.

Legal Considerations: Any lease agreement involving the City requires Council approval.

Recommendations/ Actions: Approval is requested to enter into a lease agreement with Advanced Disposal to lease vacant property at 1999 Veterans Parkway for $381.15 per month for period of 18 months to expire in December 2018. Advance Disposal will also pay the City $5,200 in back rent.

Map of 1999 Veterans.pdfCity - Advanced Disposal Lease V8.pdf

A RESOLUTION
NO. ______

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO ENTER INTO A LEASE AGREEMENT WITH ADVANCED DISPOSAL TO LEASE VACANT PROPERTY AT 1999 VETERANS PARKWAY (#016 015 004).

WHEREAS, the above mentioned property is owned exclusively by the Columbus Consolidated Government; and,

WHEREAS, the Columbus Consolidated Government has no current or future use or plans for said property; and,

WHEREAS, Advanced Disposal has requested to lease the property for $381.15 per month for a period of 18 months and will vacate the property by December 2018; and,

WHEREAS, Advanced Disposal has agreed to pay the City $5,200 in back rent for occupying the property since 2012.

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

That the City Manager is hereby authorized to enter into a lease agreement with Advanced Disposal to lease vacant property at 1999 Veterans Parkway for $381.15 per month for period of 18 months, to accept $5,200 in back rent, and execute all contracts, agreements and understandings related to the leasing of City property.
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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 said 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