Agenda Item # 1

Columbus Consolidated Government
Council Meeting

11/28/2017

Agenda Report # 49


TO: Mayor and Council

SUBJECT: Installation of bollards on City Right-Of-Way

INITIATED BY: Engineering Department


Recommendation: Approval is requested to approve the encroachment for the installation of thirteen (13) bollards, no closer than five (5') feet behind the street curb, on the public right-of-way at 1104 2nd Avenue. This will enhance the security for their congregation while assembled in front of the sanctuary and protects them from the accidental/deliberate approach of cars.

Background: The Traffic Engineering Division received a letter from St. Luke United Methodist Church, requesting a variance to the City Code requirements to install thirteen (13) bollards, no closer than five (5') feet behind the street curb, on the public right-of-way. This will enhance the security for their congregation while assembled in front of the sanctuary and protects them from the accidental/deliberate approach of cars.

Analysis: A plan showing the details for this type of bollards and the locations along with photos are attached. The City has authorized similar type of encroachment in the past with the condition that should the bollards ever become a conflict with any future public improvement, the bollards shall be removed at no cost to the City.

Financial Considerations: There are no costs to the City beyond administrative cost for permitting and inspections.

Projected Annual Fiscal Impact Statement: There would be no impact on Annual Fiscal Budget due this encroachment.

Legal Considerations: Council must approve all permanent encroachment into public right-of-way.

Recommendations/ Actions: Approval is requested to approve the encroachment for the installation of thirteen (13) bollards, no closer than five (5') feet behind the street curb, on the public right-of-way at 1104 2nd Avenue.



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A RESOLUTION
NO. _____

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A PERMANENT ENCROACHMENT FOR INSTALLATION OF THIRTEEN (13) BOLLARDS ON THE PUBLIC RIGHT-OF-WAY AT 1104 2ND AVENUE; SAID ENCROACHMENT APPROVED WITH THE CONDITION THAT SHOULD THE BOLLARDS EVER BECOME A CONFLICT WITH ANY FUTURE PUBLIC IMPROVEMENT, THE BOLLARDS SHALL BE REMOVED AT NO COST TO THE CITY.

WHEREAS, St. Luke Church desires to enhance the security of its sanctuary from potential vehicular attack; and,

WHEREAS, these bollards will provide more secure environment for St. Luke congregation after their worship services or other functions; and,

WHEREAS, the Engineering and the City Attorney departments have reviewed the details for these bollards, the proposed locations, the legality of this type of encroachment and concur with the request, to allow a permanent encroachment on the right-of-way of 2ND Avenue no closer than five (5') feet behind the street curb.

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

That a permanent encroachment for the installation of thirteen (13) bollards, no closer than five (5') feet behind the street curb, on the public right-of-way at 1104 2nd Avenue is hereby authorized; said encroachment approved with the condition that should the bollards ever become a conflict with any future public improvement, the bollards shall be removed at no cost to the City.


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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