Agenda Item #

Columbus Consolidated Government

Council Meeting

03/12/2013

Agenda Report #


TO: Mayor and Council

SUBJECT: Ivy Avenue - Street Abandonment Agenda

INITIATED BY: Engineering



Recommendation: Approval is requested of the attached ordinance deleting from the "Official Map of the Consolidated Government of Columbus, Georgia" an unimproved segment of Ivy Avenue, north of Talbotton Road as surplus and authorize disposal in accordance with the City Code.

Background: Ivy Avenue has a segment of unimproved right-of-way north of Talbotton Road. The adjacent property owner, The Housing Authority of Columbus, Georgia (HACG) has provided a letter of no interest in the right-of-way currently known as Ivy Avenue. Ms. Suzanne H. Corley of 1057 – 1059 Talbotton Road has made a formal request by letter to quit claim the unused right-of-way.

Analysis: The proposed street abandonment of this segment of Ivy Avenue will allow access to the rear of the property at 1057 –1059 Talbotton Road when the Talbotton/Warm Springs Rd widening project is complete. The City’s Community Reinvestment Department will handle the property value and disposal of said property.

Financial Considerations: Community Reinvestment Department will evaluate the property and determine its value, and request action from council at a later date for sale of said property.

Projected Annual Fiscal Impact Statement: There will not be an annual fiscal impact due to this action.

Legal Considerations: The purpose of this ordinance is to declare this street surplus and to authorize its disposal, which has to be approved by Council.

Recommendations/ Actions: Approve the ordinance declaring an unimproved segment of Ivy Avenue as surplus and authorize its disposal.