Columbus Consolidated Government

Land Bank Authority
Board Meeting Minutes
October 3, 2012
10:00 a.m.

A meeting of the Land Bank Authority Board was held on October 3, 2012 in the Deputy City Manager’s Conference Room at the CCG Annex Building.

Members Present: Carson Cummings Thomas Gristina
Lance Hemmings Justin Krieg

Also Present: Mark McCollum Deborah Meadows
Amy Carbajal Verona Campbell


Call to Order/Establish Quorum

Board Chair Justin Krieg called the meeting to order. A quorum was present.

Approval of Minutes August 2012 and September 2012

Board Member Thomas Gristina made a motion to approve the August 2012 and September 2012 Minutes. Board Member Carson Cummings seconded the motion. The motion passed.

5836 Pratt Avenue

This property will be up for bid at the Tax Sale on November 6, 2012. There are local and Federal taxes due on the property. The Land Bank Authority Board passed a motion at the August 2012 Board meeting to accept this property. It is the consensus of the Board to move forward and place a bid at the November 6th Tax Sale.

Proposed Board Member Update

Board Member Carson Cummings spoke to Steve Anthony, a local contractor, about serving on the Land Bank Authority Board and Mr. Anthony has agreed to serve. Board Member Thomas Gristina made a motion to accept Steve Anthony to the LBA Board. Board Member Carson Cummings seconded the motion. The motion passed. Board Chair Justin Krieg will call Steve Anthony and forward contact information to Deborah Meadows to include him in the invitation for the next Board Meeting.

The Board is still in need of two more Board Members. Thomas Gristina talked to Jason Pese about becoming a Board Member, however, Mr. Pease has declined because his schedule is very busy at this time. Amy Carbajal is trying to get the names of possible candidates from Dr. Phillips of the Muscogee County School District. Board Member Lance Hemmings has a mortgage person in mind and will contact him.



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When the LBA Board has the additional Board Members identified, the LBA Board will formally adopt the new members. Each new member will need to fill out a bio-sketch form for the Clerk of Council. The City Council will be informed by the Land Bank Authority Board as soon as all three are in place.

Land Bank Ordinance Status

The second reading was approved by the City Council accepting the new Land Bank Authority Legislation that took affect on September 1, 2012.

In-Rem Sale Process

There was a discussion of the upcoming Tax Sale on November 6th. Board Chair Justin Krieg has been in contact with Steve Gundy the attorney contracted by the Tax Commissioner to take care of the In-Rem foreclosure process. Board Chair Justin Krieg will ask Steve Gundy for a list of the minimum bids for the properties which the Land Bank Authority will be bidding on. Board Chair Justin Krieg has asked Board Member Lance Hemmings if he will represent the Land Bank Authority at the Tax Sale.

Old/New Business

The next Land Bank Authority Board Meeting will be Wednesday, November 7, 2012.

Adjourn

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.