Agenda Item # 4

Columbus Consolidated Government

Council Meeting

06/24/2014

Agenda Report # 149


TO: Mayor and Council

SUBJECT: Easement for Water Main and Sanitary Sewer - Columbus Fall Line Trace

INITIATED BY: Planning Department


Recommendation: Approval is requested to enter into an agreement with the Columbus Water Works for a 20 ft. wide water and sewer easement on the Columbus Fall Line Trace.

Background: The Columbus Water Works is requesting a 20 ft. wide and 258.33 ft. long easement within the 100 ft. Columbus Fall Line Trace for relocating existing water and sewer lines in the area. The existing lines currently run underneath a building on property located near the southwestern section of Milgen Court.

Analysis: The relocation will remedy the problem of lines being under buildings, which should provide for better service of these utilities. This action is being recommended as a transaction between two governmental entities and should not have any direct effect upon the operations of the Fall Line Trace itself.

Financial Considerations: Any costs associated with this project will be the sole responsibility of the Columbus Water Works.

Projected Annual Fiscal Impact Statement: No financial impact. This is a Columbus Water Works project.

Legal Considerations: In granting this easement, the Columbus Water Works will be responsible for the installation and maintenance of these utility lines. A provision is also included that states that should the city require the property for future needs, that the Columbus Water Works will be responsible for removing these lines.

Recommendations/ Actions: Approve the resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into an agreement with the Columbus Water Works for a 20 foot wide water and sewer easement on the Columbus Fall Line Trace.


Easement for Water Main and Sanitary Sewer - Columbus Fall Line Trace.pdf



A RESOLUTION

NO. _____


A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH THE COLUMBUS WATER WORKS FOR AN EASEMENT ON THE COLUMBUS FALL LINE TRACE TO PROVIDE AN AREA TO RELOCATE WATER AND SEWER UTILITIES.

WHEREAS, the Columbus Water Works has requested an easement on the Columbus Fall Line Trace for the purposes of relocating existing water and sewer lines in area near the southwest corner of Milgen Court; and,

WHEREAS, the easement will provide for better water and sewer service for this section of the community.

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

That the City Manager is hereby authorized to enter into an agreement with the Columbus Water Works to convey an easement 20 ft. wide and 258.33 ft. long within the Columbus Fall Line Trace running Southwesterly from Milgen Court, lying in Land Lot 6, 8th District, in Columbus, Muscogee County, GA, as shown on an easement plat prepared by Moon, Meeks, Mason & Vinson, Inc., dated May 20, 2014 and attached hereto and made part of the easement agreement and as part of this resolution.


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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