Agenda Item # 3

Columbus Consolidated Government
Council Meeting

November 10, 2015

Agenda # 47


TO: Mayor and Council

SUBJECT: Quitclaim Deed from Uptown to City of Columbus

INITIATED BY: Laura McCool, Community Reinvestment Division Manager


Recommendation: Approval is requested to accept a Quitclaim Deed recorded at deed book 10936, Page 336 to add the proper legal description to the Eagle & Phenix Power Houses and the Access Easement. The property is located around the power house structures and along the riverbed utilized as a temporary access road that leads to the power houses per the attached plats.

Background: In May 2013, the property was deeded to Columbus Consolidated Government from Uptown Riverbed, LLC and Eagle & Phenix Hydro Company, Inc. via a Quitclaim Deed. At the time there were no plats to coincide with the deed and the legal description was not defined. Moon, Meeks, Mason & Vinson re-platted the property to identify the metes and bounds, and these plats are incorporated into the Quitclaim Deed. The deed also incorporates an access easement along the access road on the riverbed to allow for ingress, egress, maintenance and utilities to the power- houses.

Analysis: Incorporating the plats into the Quitclaim Deed will provide a better legal description of the property. It will also incorporate the easements needed for the development of the power houses.

Financial Considerations: This is an addition to a deed. There will be no financial impact on the City.

Legal Considerations: Council must approve changes to quitclaim deeds involving City property.

Recommendations/ Actions: Approve the City Manager to accept a Quitclaim Deed from Uptown Riverbed, LLC and Eagle & Phenix Hydro Company, Inc. to add the proper legal description to the Eagle & Phenix Power Houses and the Access Easement. The property is located around the power house structures and along the riverbed utilized as a temporary access road that leads to the power houses per the attached plats.


Corr. QC from Uptown to City.pdfCorr. QC from Uptown to City.pdfEPMILLPOWERHOUSE.pdfPOWERHOUSE EASEMENT.pdf


A RESOLUTION
NO. ______

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO ACCEPT A QUITCLAIM DEED FROM UPTOWN RIVERBED, LLC AND EAGLE & PHENIX HYDRO COMPANY, INC. FOR THE PROPERTY LOCATED AROUND THE POWER HOUSE STRUCTURES AND AN ACCESS EASEMENT.

WHEREAS, Uptown Columbus Inc. has requested authorization and execution of a Quitclaim Deed to accept the deed recorded at deed book 10936, Page 336 so as to reflect the proper legal description to the Eagle & Phenix Power Houses and the Access Easement to the same; and,

WHEREAS, a draft quitclaim deed has been prepared and is attached hereto as Exhibit A; and,

WHEREAS, plats have been prepared to provide a better legal description of the properties and to identify the access easement are attached hereto as Exhibits B & C; and,

WHEREAS, the execution and delivery of said corrective quitclaim deed to the City is in the best interests of the City and Uptown.

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

That the City Manager is hereby authorized to execute the attached Quitclaim Deed, concerning the above described property.
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Introduced at a regular meeting of the Council of Columbus, Georgia, held the _________ day of _____________ 2015, and adopted at said meeting by the affirmative vote of ____________ members of said Council.


Councilor Allen voting __________.
Councilor Baker voting __________.
Councilor Barnes voting __________.
Councilor Buck voting __________.
Councilor Davis 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