Agenda Item # 2

Columbus Consolidated Government
Council Meeting

11/08/2016

Agenda Report # 54


TO: Mayor and Council

SUBJECT: Right of Way Abandonment- Portion of Reese Road

INITIATED BY: Donna W. Newman, Director of Engineering


Recommendation: Approval is requested to delete from the "Official Map of Consolidated Government of Columbus, Georgia" an improved segment of formerly Reese Road (Old Reese Road) between the south right of way line Milgen Road along the eastern right of way line of Reese Road for a distance of approximately 250 ft, declaring it surplus and authorizing its disposal in accordance with the City Codes.

Background: There remains a portion of street that was formerly Reese Road (Old Reese Road). Reese Road was relocated and widened in years past. This section of roadway serves as frontage/access to 6 lots, 4 of which have been purchased by the developer for retail development. There are existing utilities in the area.

Analysis: The developer has requested that a portion of the right of way be abandoned in order to construct a retail business and meet the requirements of the UDO.

Financial Considerations: The developer has committed to construct at their expense a public 10 ft concrete multi-purpose trail on the right of way for Reese Road in exchange for 0.212 Ac of right of way. The developer will also be responsible for all cost associated with abandonment and sale of the property.

Projected Annual Fiscal Impact Statement: The City would assume maintenance of the trail after the construction.

Legal Considerations: The Columbus Council has the sole authority to declare the City properties and rights-of-way surplus and to approve their disposal.

Recommendations/ Actions: Approval is requested to delete from the "Official Map of Consolidated Government of Columbus, Georgia" an improved segment of formerly Reese Road (Old Reese Road) between the south right of way line Milgen Road along the eastern right of way line of Reese Road for a distance of approximately 250 ft, declaring it surplus and authorizing its disposal in accordance with the City Codes.

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A RESOLUTION

NO. _____


A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CHANGING OF THE OFFICIAL STREET AND TAX MAPS OF THE CONSOLIDATED GOVERNMENT OF COLUMBUS, GEORGIA BY DECLARING A REMNANT SECTION OF OLD REESE ROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY SURPLUS; THE SEGMENT OF RIGHT OF WAY BEGINNING AT THE SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF GENTIAN BOULEVARD AND RUNNING SOUTH ALONG THE EAST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF REESE ROAD AS DEPICTED ON A COPY OF THE SURVEY DRAWING PREPARED BY EMC ENGINEERING SERVICES, INC. ENTITLED "RIGHT OF WAY TO BE ACQUIRED- OLD REESE RD-RETAIL STORE" AND DATED OCTOBER 26,2016; SAID DRAWING HIGHLIGHTING SAID RIGHT OF WAY BEING MADE PART OF THIS RESOLUTION BY REFERENCE; PROVIDING THAT ALL EXISTING UTILITY EASEMENTS OF RECORD SHALL REMAIN IN EFFECT; PROVIDING APPROPRIATE WIDTH OF EASEMENTS SHALL BE RESERVED AS REQUIRED BY THE UTILITY COMPANIES SERVING ADJOINING STREETS AND PROPERTIES BY THE UTILITY COMPANIES FOR UNKNOWN UTILITIES; AUTHORIZING THE DISPOSAL OF SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY IN ACCORDANCE WITH COLUMBUS CHARTER ; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

WHEREAS, the right-of-way is no longer needed for public use, and,

WHEREAS, the developer has committed to construct at their expense a multi-purpose trail in exchange for the right-of -way.


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

SECTION I.

That the "Official Street Map of the Consolidated Government of Columbus, Georgia" maintained in accordance with Section 18.1 of the Columbus Code and appropriate Tax Maps are hereby amended by deleting the following segment of Old Reese Road:

ALL THAT TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND LYING AND BEING SITUATE IN LAND LOT 27 OF THE EIGHTH LAND DISTRICT, COUNTY OF MUSCOGEE AND CITY OF COLUMBUS, IN THE STATE OF GEORGIA; AND BEING KNOWN AND DISTINGUISHED AS PARTS OF LOTS 3 & 4, SUBDIVISION OF THE S.B. HATCHER TRACT, M.M. MASSEY PLACE, AS THE SAME APPEARS UPON A MAP OR PLAT OF SAID SUBDIVISION RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 16, FOLIO 17, IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF SUPERIOR COURT OF MUSCOGEE COUNTY, GEORGIA, AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:

COMMENCE AT A CONCRETE MONUMENT FOUND AT THE INTERSECTION OF THE NORTHWESTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF GENTIAN BOULEVARD (80' PUBLIC RIGHT-OF-WAY) (FORMERLY KNOWN AS TALBOTTON ROAD) WITH THE NORTHEASTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF REESE ROAD (40' PUBLIC RIGHT-OF-WAY) (FORMERLY KNOWN AS "40' ROAD") AND THENCE GO ALONG THE NORTHEASTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF REESE ROAD NORTH 39 DEGREES, 17 MINUTES, 57 SECONDS WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 5.05 FEET TO A POINT ON SAID NORTHEASTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF REESE ROAD, SAID POINT BEING THE POINT OF BEGINNING.

FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING, THENCE GO NORTH 84 DEGREES, 56 MINUTES, 37 SECONDS WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 55.94 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE GO NORTH 39 DEGREES, 17 MINUTES, 57 SECONDS WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 11.46 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE GO NORTH 36 DEGREES, 07 MINUTES, 47 SECONDS WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 75.99 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE GO NORTH 36 DEGREES, 25 MINUTES, 58 SECONDS WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 74.94 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE GO NORTH 36 DEGREES, 18 MINUTES, 41 SECONDS WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 49.95 FEET TO A POINT ; THENCE GO NORTH 53 DEGREES, 41 MINUTES, 19 SECONDS EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 40.00 FEET TO A POINT ON THE NORTHEASTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF REESE ROAD; THENCE GO ALONG SAID NORTHEASTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE SOUTH 36 DEGREES, 18 MINUTES, 41 SECONDS EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 49.91 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE GO SOUTH 36 DEGREES, 25 MINUTES, 58 SECONDS EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 75.00 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE GO SOUTH 36 DEGREES, 07 MINUTES, 47 SECONDS EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 74.99 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE GO SOUTH 39 DEGREES, 17 MINUTES, 57 SECONDS EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 49.46 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.

SAID TRACT CONTAINS 0.212 ACRES ~ 9,233 Sq. Ft.

SECTION II.

That the segment of right-of-way described here within Section I is no longer needed for roadway purposes. Said segment of right-of-way is hereby declared surplus and authorized for disposal by the City Manager is accordance with the Columbus Charter.

SECTION III.

That all existing utility easements of record shall remain in effect and providing appropriate width easements shall be reserved as required by the utility companies serving adjoining streets and properties for unknown utilities.


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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 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