Agenda Item # 4
Columbus Consolidated Government
Council Meeting

July 25, 2017

Agenda report # 11


TO: Mayor and Councilors

SUBJECT: Property Acquisition – 1511 Cusseta Road

INITIATED BY: Community Reinvestment


Recommendation: Approval is requested to acquire 1511 Cusseta Road in the amount of $375,000, plus closing costs, in an effort to relocate the Public Works Street Division onto Cusseta Road.

Background: Public Works is interested in the warehouse property mentioned above to relocate the Street Division off of Schatulga Road. It would also be used for records storage and surplus auction items. This property is adjacent to the current property that the Public Works Department already occupies at 602 11th Avenue.

The property is listed for $425,000 but the owner has agreed to sell it for $375,000. The City had the property appraised, which was valued at $395,000. The City would share in the closing costs. A presentation regarding this acquisition was presented to City Council on July 11, 2017.

Analysis: The acquisition of these properties will provide an opportunity to relocate the Public Works Street Division onto Cusseta Road. It would allow the Street Division to have better communication, consolidation of equipment and supplies, and increase the overall operation and efficiency of the Street Division rather than having the division located in two areas that are not adjacent. It would also serve as a better location for the storage and auction of surplus items and the storage of records.

Financial Considerations: The current balance of the Enterprise Zone Fund is approximately $1.1 million. This balance is made up of proceeds earned from the sale of property to Walmart and the Muscogee County School System.

Legal Considerations: Council must approve all matters related to real estate.

Recommendations: Approval is requested to acquire 1511 Cusseta Road in the amount of $375,000, plus closing costs, in an effort to relocate the Public Works Street Division onto Cusseta Road.



Map of 1511 Cusseta.pdfMap of 1511 Cusseta.pdf

A RESOLUTION
NO. ________

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO ACQUIRE THE PROPERTY LOCATED AT 1511 CUSSETA ROAD IN THE AMOUNT OF $375,000, PLUS CLOSING COSTS, FOR THE RELOCATION OF THE PUBLIC WORKS STREET DIVISION ONTO CUSSETA ROAD.

WHEREAS, the property located at 1511 Cusseta Road is located adjacent to the current Public Works facility at 602 11th Avenue; and,

WHEREAS, the City desires to acquire the property for the purpose of relocating the Public Works Street Division from Schatulga Road and for additional storage for surplus items and storage for records; and,

WHEREAS, the fair market value for the property is $395,000 and the current property owner has agreed to sell this parcel for $375,000 which is less than the appraised value, plus closing costs; and,

WHEREAS, the property will be purchased utilizing funding that the City received for the disposition of City property to Walmart and the Muscogee County School System.

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

That the City Manager is hereby authorized to acquire the property located at 1511 Cusseta Road in the amount of $375,000, plus closing costs, for the relocation of the Public Works Street Division onto Cusseta Road and for additional storage for surplus items and storage for records.
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Introduced at a regular meeting of the Council of Columbus, Georgia, held the _________ day of _____________, 2017 and adopted at said meeting by the affirmative vote of ____________ members of said Council.


Councilor Allen voting __________.
Councilor Baker voting __________.
Councilor Barnes voting __________.
Councilor Garrett 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