Agenda Item #

Columbus Consolidated Government

Council Meeting

07/28/2015

Agenda Report #


TO: Mayor and Council

SUBJECT: Street Name Change

INITIATED BY: Engineering Department

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Recommendation: Approve the Ordinance renaming Gunboat Drive to Chastain Drive.

Background: The Engineering Department received a request from Chastain Properties to change Gunboat Drive to Chastain Drive. There are three parcels of land that have a Gunboat Drive address, and two of them are owned by the Estate of Joseph B. Chastain. The Engineering Department sent out a survey to the only adjoining property which is not owned by the Estate of Joseph B Chastain. One response (see attached) was received on 6/24 after the initial first reading from Cathy Thomas opposing the street name change. She expressed concerns related to the changes that would be required for her mother in law with an address change.

Analysis: There are three parcels of land that have a Gunboat Drive address with Chastain Properties owning two of them. The Board of Honor met on July 15 and failed to take action on the proposed name change with the exception of referring it back to Council with a recommendation to extend the 1st reading in order to give the opposition a chance to be heard.

Financial Considerations: The City will install new street name signs to reflect the name changes. The new street name signs will be paid for by Chastain Properties.

Projected Annual Fiscal Impact Statement: The City will be responsible for maintenance and up keep of the installed street name signs. Costs incurred will be charged to the Traffic Engineering operating budget.

Legal Considerations: Council must pass an ordinance approving the name change.

Recommendations/ Actions: Approve the ordinance renaming Gunboat Drive to Chastain Drive.