Agenda Item # 5
Columbus Consolidated Government
Council Meeting

February 9, 2016

Agenda Report # 78


TO: Mayor and Council

SUBJECT: Lease Agreement - Columbus Sports Council

INITIATED BY: Community Reinvestment Division Manager


Recommendation: Approval is requested to authorize the City Manager to enter into a new Lease Agreement with the Columbus Sports Council for five additional years for use of office space at Golden Park.

Background: The Columbus Sports Council is the responsible entity for promotion of sporting events in Columbus, Georgia. Their activities require the need for office space to adequately carry out their responsibilities.

The current lease was approved by Council on September 28, 2010 per Resolution #333-10. The current lease term is expired and this is a request to enter into a new lease agreement for an additional five years. The lease agreement will state that if the City needs possession of the building for any purpose, the Columbus Sports Council will be required to vacate the building within 60 days.

Analysis: The Columbus Sports Council has been leasing this office space at Golden Park since September 2010. The lease terms will remain the same, and should the City need possession of the building for any purpose, the Columbus Sports Council will be required to vacate the building within 60 days. The Columbus Sports Council is responsible for the full upkeep of the interior of the building to include payment of cable, internet, telephone and alarm system, and the cleaning of the building for the duration of the lease.

Financial Considerations: The Columbus Sports Council will pay $1 per year for the use of the office space for 5 years.

Legal Considerations: Any lease agreement involving the City requires Council approval.

Recommendations/ Actions: Approve a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into a new Lease Agreement with the Columbus Sports Council for five additional years for use of office space at Golden Park.



A RESOLUTION
NO. ________

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE A LEASE AGREEMENT WITH COLUMBUS SPORTS COUNCIL FOR USE OF OFFICE SPACE AT GOLDEN PARK.

WHEREAS, the Columbus Sports Council is currently utilizing office space at Golden Park; and,

WHEREAS, the Columbus Sports Council will be responsible for the upkeep of the interior of the building to include the payment of the cable, internet, telephone, and alarm costs, as well as the cleaning of the building for the duration of the lease; and,

WHEREAS, the Columbus Sports Council will pay $1 per year for the use of the office space for five years, and should the City need possession of the building for any purpose, the Columbus Sports Council will be required to vacate the building within 60 days; and,

WHEREAS, it is in the best interest of the City to sign a lease agreement that furthers the City's efforts to promote sporting events in Columbus, Georgia.

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

Authorize the City Manager to enter into a Lease Agreement with the Columbus Sports Council for the use of office space at Golden Park in accordance with the terms set forth above.
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Introduced at a regular meeting of the Council of Columbus, Georgia, held the _________ day of _____________, 2016 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 Thomas voting __________.
Councilor Turner Pugh voting __________.
Councilor Woodson voting __________.




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