Agenda Item # 2

Columbus Consolidated Government

Council Meeting

06/25/2013

Agenda Report # 101


TO: Mayor and Council

SUBJECT: Acceptance of a Deed for additional Right-Of-Way adjacent to Old Double Churches Road

INITIATED BY: Donna Newman, Engineering Department


Recommendation: Approval is requested for the acceptance of a portion of property along Old Double Churches Road, 0.207 acres.

Background: Bagwell Properties, Inc., submitted a replat to subdivide property owned on Old Double Churches Road. In compliance with Section 7.4.3 of the Unified Development Ordinance, the owner was requested to reserve additional right-of-way for future road improvements. Old Double Churches Road is currently substandard. The owners of Bagwell Properties decided to go ahead and deed the additional right-of-way to the City.

Analysis: In compliance with Section 7.4.3. Required Improvements; Minor Subdivisions. By definition, a minor subdivision does not involve the construction of major public improvements, such as new streets or stormwater detention. However, the following improvements are required in order to adequately serve the lots and protect the safe operation of the existing road:
A. Right-of-way Dedication. Right-of-way shall be dedicated along the property's frontage from the centerline of the existing road equal to one-half of the minimum requirement for the classification of the road, as established in this Chapter.

Financial Considerations: The City will take over the maintenance of this deeded right-of-way after acceptance of the Deed.

Projected Annual Fiscal Impact Statement: The City will take over the maintenance of this deeded right-of-way after acceptance of the Deed.

Legal Considerations: In Accordance with Section 18-3 of the Columbus Code, all dedicated right-of-ways must be accepted by written resolution of Council.

Recommendations/ Actions: Approval is requested of to accept a deed to Part of Land Lot 82, 8th District 0.207 acres adjacent to Old Double Churches Road for additional right-of-way for future road improvements per Section 7.4.3 of the Unified Development Ordinance.



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A RESOLUTION

NO. _____


A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE ACCEPTANCE OF A DEED TO PART OF LAND LOT 82, 8TH DISTRICT 0.207 ACRES ALONG OLD DOUBLE CHURCHES ROAD IN ORDER TO BE IN COMPLIANCE WITH SECTION 7.4.3 OF THE UNIFIED DEVELOPMENT ORDINANCE, THIS RIGHT-OF-WAY WAS DEEDED TO THE CITY FOR FUTURE ROAD IMPROVEMENT, ON BEHALF OF COLUMBUS, GEORGIA.

WHEREAS, the owners of Bagwell Properties, Inc., wish to subdivide property owned along Old Double Churches Road which is currently a substandard roadway; and,

WHEREAS, during the review of the plat for this subdivide, the Engineering Department requested additional right-of-way be reserved for future road improvements per Section 7.4.3 of the Unified Development Ordinance; and,

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

That certain deed dated April 16, 2013, conveying to Columbus, Georgia Part of Land Lot 82, 8th District 0.207 acres along Old Double Churches Road be and the same is hereby accepted. The Clerk of Council is hereby authorized to have said deed recorded in the Deed Records in the Office of the Superior Court of Muscogee County, Georgia. A copy of the deed is hereto attached and by this reference made a part of this resolution.


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Introduced at a regular meeting of the Council of Columbus, Georgia, held the _________ day of _____________ 2013, 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