Agenda Item # 10

Columbus Consolidated Government
Council Meeting

03/14/2017

Agenda Report # 109


TO: Mayor and Council

SUBJECT: Abandonment of a 10' Drainage and Utility Easement Located on the North Eastern Property Line of Lot 27 Block D-Green Island Hills Subdivision

INITIATED BY: Engineering


Recommendation: Approval is requested to execute a Quit Claim Deed to John D. Johnston, Jr. and Carol W. Johnston for abandonment of a 10' drainage and utility easement located on the northeastern property line of Lot 27 Block D Green Island Hills Subdivision.

Background: Homeowners John D. Johnston, Jr. and Carol W. Johnston submitted a variance request in order to build a 10' x 22' addition to their home known as Lot 27 Block "D" located in Green Island Hills Subdivision at which time he was notified that the structure addition fell into an exiting 10' drainage and utility easement. All known utilities have been contacted and agree to the abandonment of the 10' existing drainage and utility easement running along the north side of the property line approximately 265.94 feet as shown on the highlighted survey.

Analysis: William Pound, Esq., Attorney for the homeowners John D. Johnston, Jr. and Carol W. Johnston, submitted a request to the Engineering Department requesting the entire 10' drainage and utility easement be abandoned in order to construct a 10' x 22' closet addition to the existing house. After checking with the utility companies, it is in agreement that the entire existing 10' easement along the north side of the property line for approximately 265.94 feet can be abandon. The Engineering Department has found no present or future use of existing easement. The remainders of all utility easements of record in effect and providing with as required by the applicable utility companies will be required for unknown utilities, repealing any conflicting ordinances, and for other purposes.

Financial Considerations: None

Projected Annual Fiscal Impact Statement: N/A

Legal Considerations: The Council must approve the action by resolution.

Recommendations/ Actions: Authorizing the City Manager to execute a Quit Claim Deed to John D. Johnston, Jr. and Carol W. Johnston for abandonment of a 10' drainage and utility easement located on the north eastern property line of Lot 27 Block D Green Island Hills Subdivision in order to construct a 10' x 22' addition to the existing house.



Lot 27 GIH Easement Abandoment Request.pdfLot 27 GIH Easement Abandoment Letters.pdfLot 27 GIH Easement Abandoment Survey.pdfLot 27 GIH Easement Abandoment Quit Claim Deed.pdf

A RESOLUTION
NO. _____

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER OF COLUMBUS, GEORGIA TO EXECUTE A QUIT CLAIM DEED TO JOHN D. JOHNSTON, JR. AND CAROL W. JOHNSTON FOR THE EXISTING DRAINAGE AND UTILITY EASEMENT AS SHOWN ON LOT 27 BLOCK "D" GREEN ISLAND HILLS SUBDIVISION.

WHEREAS, a ten (10) foot wide existing drainage and utility easement located on the north eastern side of Lot 27 Block "D" Green Island Hills Subdivision was requested to be abandon in order to construct a 10' x 22' addition to the existing home; and,

WHEREAS, the aforementioned ten (10) foot drainage and utility easement is no longer in use and has been formally abandoned by all parties concerned; and,

WHEREAS, Columbus, Georgia has no other use for the aforementioned ten (10) foot drainage and utility easement. The remainders of all drainage and utility easements of record remain in effect and providing appropriate width as required by the applicable utility companies will be required for unknown utilities, repealing any conflicting ordinances, and for other purposes.

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

That the City Manager is hereby authorized to execute a quit claim deed to John D. Johnston, Jr. and Carol W. Johnston for the existing ten (10) foot drainage and utility easement running approximately 265.94 feet along the north eastern side of Lot 27 Block "D" Green Island Hills Subdivision in order to construct a 10' x 22' addition to the existing home.


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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 Davis voting __________.
Councilor Garrett 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