Agenda Item # 2

Columbus Consolidated Government
Council Meeting

10/27/2015

Agenda Report # 43


TO: Mayor and Council

SUBJECT: Riverwalk Easements from Georgia Power

INITIATED BY: Planning Department


Recommendation: Approve the resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into an agreement with Georgia Power for easements needed for the completion of the Columbus Riverwalk.

Background: Under the Transportation Investment Act approved by the voters in 2012, funding was set aside for the completion of the Columbus Riverwalk. To complete this task, certain easements will be needed from Georgia Power.

Analysis: In order to connect the Riverwalk at the North Highland Dam and Bibb Mill site, temporary construction easements, along with easements for utilities and maintenance, are required. These easements are shown on the plats contained within the easement agreement.

Financial Considerations: There are no financial considerations for this easement agreement.

Projected Annual Fiscal Impact Statement: There are no annual fiscal impacts expected, other than general maintenance of these site when they become part of the riverwalk itself.

Legal Considerations: The City Attorney has reviewed and approved this agreement.

Recommendations/ Actions: Approve the resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into an agreement with Georgia Power for easements needed for the completion of the Columbus Riverwalk.




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A RESOLUTION
NO. _____

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO ENTER INTO AN EASEMENT AGREEMENT FOR THE PURPOSES OF COMPLETING THE COLUMBUS RIVERWALK.

WHEREAS, under the Transportation Investment Act approved by the voters in 2012, funding was set aside for the completion of the Columbus Riverwalk at the North Highland/Bibb City site and the City Mills site; and,

WHEREAS, in order to complete this task, certain easements for utilities and maintenance will be needed from the Georgia Power Company within the boundaries of this project.

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

That the City Manager is hereby authorized to enter into an agreement with the Georgia Power Company for certain easements for utilities and maintenance identified as needed for the construction and completion of the Columbus Riverwalk at the North Highland/Bibb Mills and the City Mills sites.


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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 Turner Pugh voting __________.
Councilor Thomas voting __________.
Councilor Woodson voting __________.


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