Agenda Item # 3

Columbus Consolidated Government

Council Meeting

01/13/2015

Agenda Report # 65


TO: Mayor and Council

SUBJECT: Bike Shop Easement Request for the Columbus Fall Line Trace

INITIATED BY: Planning Department


Recommendation: Approval is requested authorizing a 60 foot easement for access for The Bike Shop, located at 3554 Hilton Avenue, to the Columbus Fall Line Trace.

Background: The Bike Shop has recently opened a business at this address to provide services to those citizens utilizing the Trace. In order to better serve those utilizing the Trace, the business has requested a direct access with a 60 foot easement across the trail.

Analysis: Authorizing this easement would provide a safe passage to this property for those on the Trace. In providing this easement, the owners have been made aware that they will need to provide and maintain a landscaped area as shown on Exhibit "A".

Financial Considerations: There are no financial requirements to the City in granting this easement. The owners will be responsible for the installation and maintenance of a landscaped area along the Trace.

Projected Annual Fiscal Impact Statement: There are no projected annual fiscal impact anticipated with this authorization of this easement.

Legal Considerations: The City Attorney has no objections to the granting of this easement.

Recommendations/ Actions: Approve the resolution authorizing a 60 foot easement for access for The Bike Shop, located at 3554 Hilton Avenue, to the Columbus Fall Line Trace.




Easement Request Drawing from The Bike Shop.pdf



A RESOLUTION

NO. _____


A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO ENTER INTO AN ACCESS AND LANDSCAPING AGREEMENT WITH THE BIKE SHOP.

WHEREAS, the Bike Shop, located at 3554 Hilton Avenue has requested an easement to access the Columbus Fall Line Trace from their adjacent property; and,

WHEREAS, the request would allow for a 60 foot wide easement for the purpose of providing direct access to the Trace from the business property; and,

WHEREAS, the agreement would require that The Bike Shop be responsible for installing and maintaining a landscaped area along the Trace as depicted in Exhibit "A" as attached to this resolution.

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

That The Bike Shop, located at 3554 Hilton Avenue, is hereby granted a 60 foot easement to the Columbus Fall Line Trace from their property as shown in the attached Exhibit "A". The Bike Shop shall be responsible for installing and maintaining a landscaped area along the Trace in accordance with the Unified Development Ordinance as depicted in the same exhibit.


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Introduced at a regular meeting of the Council of Columbus, Georgia, held the _________ day of _____________, 2015 and adopted at said meeting by the affirmative vote of _____________ members of said Council.



Councilor Allen voting __________.
Councilor Baker voting __________.
Councilor Barnes voting __________.
Councilor Buck voting __________.
Councilor Davis voting __________.
Councilor Henderson voting __________.
Councilor Huff voting __________.
Councilor McDaniel voting __________.
Councilor Pugh voting __________.
Councilor Thomas voting __________.
Councilor Woodson voting __________.

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Tiny B. Washington, Clerk of Council Teresa Pike Tomlinson, Mayor