Agenda Item # 2

Columbus Consolidated Government

Council Meeting

09/10/2013

Agenda Report # 22


TO: Mayor and Council

SUBJECT: Quit Claim of Algonquin Drive from Muscogee County School District

INITIATED BY: David Arrington, Deputy City Manager


Recommendation: Approval is requested to accept a Quit Claim Deed from the Muscogee County School District for a portion of Algonquin Drive.

Background: In Resolution 173-09 Council approved the conveyance of Algonquin Drive and Cougar Court to the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. During the title search conducted as part of the conveyance process it was determined that a section of Algonquin Drive, approximately 500 ft. as shown in Plat Book 29, was the property of the Muscogee County School District (MCSD). The School District is preparing a Quit Claim Deed for this property to the City in order for the property to ultimately be conveyed to the Board of Regents for the purpose of becoming a part of the Columbus State University campus.

Analysis: It is mutually beneficial to the City and Columbus State University (CSU) for both Algonquin Drive and Cougar Court to be a part of the CSU campus. The streets are primarily utilized by the university for internal circulation and have a high volume of pedestrian traffic. The agreement previously approved by Council can not be fully executed without the section of Algonquin Drive currently owned by the MCSD. All parties are in agreement with the City accepting the property from MCSD and then transferring both Algonquin Drive and Cougar Court to the Board of Regents. Representatives from the Board of Regents have expressed an interest in presenting this matter for approval at the October meeting of the Board of Regents. The City is prepared to execute all legal documents to facilitate the transfer, with the approval of Council, to accept this small section of Algonquin from MCSD.

Financial Considerations: There are no financial considerations with this request.

Projected Annual Fiscal Impact Statement: The City will be relieved of all maintenance responsibilities and liabilities associated with these streets upon acceptance by the Board of Regents.

Legal Considerations: Council must approve the acceptance of the Quit Claim Deed.

Recommendations/ Actions: Authorize the City Manager to accept a Quit Claim Deed from the Muscogee County School District for a portion of Algonquin Drive.




A RESOLUTION

NO. _____


A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE A QUIT CLAIM DEED FROM THE MUSCOGEE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT FOR A PORTION OF ALGONQUIN DRIVE.

WHEREAS, in Resolution #173-09 Council approved a Memorandum of Understanding with Columbus State University and Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia for the conveyance of Algonquin Drive and Cougar Court to the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia; and,

WHEREAS, a title search of the property determined that a section of Algonquin Drive, approximately 500 ft. in length, was owned by the Muscogee County School District; and,

WHEREAS, the Muscogee County School District is willing to Quit Claim the said street segment to the City for the specific purpose of the property being conveyed to the Board of Regents for part of the Columbus State University Campus; and,

WHEREAS, the City will be relieved of all maintenance responsibilities and liabilities associated with these streets upon acceptance by the Board of Regents; and,

WHEREAS, the acceptance of the Algonquin Drive street segment from the School District is necessary to complete the terms of the Memorandum of Understanding approved by Council in Resolution #172-09.

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

THAT HE CITY MANAGER IS HEREBY AUTHORIZE TO EXECUTE A QUIT CLAIM DEED FROM THE MUSCOGEE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT FOR A PORTION OF ALGONQUIN DRIVE.


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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