Agenda Item # 2

Columbus Consolidated Government

Council Meeting

06/17/2014

Agenda Report # 144


TO: Mayor and Council

SUBJECT: Surplus of Property - Buena Vista Rd, Baldwin St., Washington Ave.

INITIATED BY: David Arrington, Deputy City Manager


Recommendation: Authorize the City Manager to declare property located at 807 Washington Avenue 050 038 003, 817 Washington Avenue 050 038 006
2607 Buena Vista Road 050 038 002, 2601 Buena Vista Road 050 038 001, 2612 Baldwin Street 050 038 008 and 2620 Baldwin Street 050 038 007 as surplus, advertise and sell said property in accordance with City Code Section 7.501 in Columbus, Muscogee County, Georgia.


Background: The City acquired the specified parcels as part of a planned transportation project to widen Buena Vista Road to 4 lanes. The project to widen Buena Vista Road to 4 lanes has been abandon. The current project to widen Buena Vista Road will be a three lane design. The new design will not require the properties identified above. The properties are no longer needed by the City. The City is currently required to maintain the properties in accordance with City property maintenance requirements.

Analysis: There has been interest expressed by a party to develop the combined properties. The City no longer has a use for the property and continues to incur expenses to keep the property maintained. The development of the vacant properties is desirable over the properties remaining as vacant lots. The disposal of the properties would relieve the City of responsibility for maintaining the properties and would provide a revenue for the General Fund.

Financial Considerations: The disposal of the property would be a one time source of revenue for the General Fund.

Projected Annual Fiscal Impact Statement: The disposal of the property would relieve the City of responsibility for maintaining the properties.

Legal Considerations: Council must approve the disposal of property.

Recommendations/ Actions: Authorize the City Manager to declare property located at 807 Washington Avenue 050 038 003, 817 Washington Avenue 050 038 006, 2607 Buena Vista Road 050 038 002, 2601 Buena Vista Road 050 038 001, 2612 Baldwin Street 050 038 008 and 2620 Baldwin Street 050 038 007 as surplus, advertise and sell said property in accordance with City Code Section 7.501 in Columbus, Muscogee County, Georgia.


Buena Vista Road Property.pdf


A RESOLUTION

NO. _____


A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO DECLARE 807 WASHINGTON AVENUE 050 038 003, 817 WASHINGTON AVENUE 050 038 006, 2607 BUENA VISTA ROAD 050 038 002 , 601 BUENA VISTA ROAD 050 038 001, 2612 BALDWIN STREET 050 038 008, AND 2620 BALDWIN STREET 050 038 007 AS SURPLUS, ADVERTISE AND SELL SAID PROPERTY IN ACCORDANCE WITH CITY CODE 7.501 IN COLUMBUS, MUSCOGEE COUNTY, GEORGIA

WHEREAS, the properties were acquired for right of way to widen Buena Vista Road to a 4 lane roadway; and,

WHEREAS, the project to widen Buena Vista Road to 4 lanes has been abandon with current plans to widen the roadway to a three lane design. Sufficient right of way for the three lane design will be retained by the City; and,

WHEREAS, the City has no current use or future plans for the property; and,

WHEREAS, all existing utility easements of record remain in effect and providing appropriate width as required by applicable utility companies shall be reserved for unknown utilities; and,

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

The City Manager is hereby authorized to declare 807 Washington Avenue 050 038 003, 817 Washington Avenue 050 038 006, 2607 Buena Vista Road 050 038 002, 601 Buena Vista Road 050 038 001, 2612 Baldwin Street 050 038 008, and 2620 Baldwin Street 050 038 007 as surplus, advertise and sell said property in accordance with City Code 7.501 in Columbus, Muscogee County, Georgia.


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Introduced at a regular meeting of the Council of Columbus, Georgia, held the _________ day of _____________, 2014 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