Agenda Item # 5
Delayed April 9, 2013, City Manager's Agenda
Columbus Consolidated Government

Council Meeting

04/23/2013

Agenda Report # 62


TO: Mayor and Council

SUBJECT: Quit Claim Deed - Ivy Avenue

INITIATED BY: Felton G. Grant, Right of Way Acquisition Coordinator

Recommendation: Approval is requested to execute a Quit Claim Deed for Ivy Avenue to Ms. Suzanne H. Corley, 1057-1059 Talbotton Road, this property was declared surplus on March 26, 2013 Ord # 13-15.

Background: This business has a very small front parking lot and with the Georgia Department of Transportation of purchasing property for the Talbotton Road and Warm Springs Road widening project, this will impact the business to a point of putting them out of business. With portion of Ivy Avenue going beside Ms. Corley's business gives her an opportunity to allow parking to be moved in back of her business and create several parking spaces. This would save the business and keep them on the Tax Digest.

Analysis: By City Code, all surrounding interested parties have to agree to show no interest. That was done (by letter) from the Housing Authority. Ms. Corley has requested (by letter) an interest in Ivy Avenue, to provide a driveway to the back of her business making it accessible to provide new parking.

Financial Considerations: Quit Claiming said property would allow Ms. Corley to continue paying to Tax Digest verses her going out of business and we all lose.

Projected Annual Fiscal Impact Statement: There will be no cost to the City.

Legal Considerations: The Council must approve the action by resolution.

Recommendations/ Actions: Approval is requested to execute a Quit Claim Deed of an unimproved segment of Ivy Avenue, that has been declared surplus, to Ms. Suzanne H. Corley at 1057-1059 Talbotton Road.


Ivy Avenue Quit Claim Deed.pdfIvy Avenue Location Map.pdf

A RESOLUTION

NO. _____


A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING TO EXECUTE A QUIT CLAIM DEED OF IVY AVENUE, THAT WAS DECLARED SURPLUS BY CITY ORDINANCE # 13-15 ON MARCH 26, 2013, TO MS. SUZANNE H. CORLEY LOCATED AT 1057-1059 TALBOTTON ROAD.

WHEREAS, the business located at 1057-1059 Talbotton Road is owned by Ms. Suzanne H. Corley that has a very small front parking lot; and,

WHEREAS, with the Georgia Department Transportation in the process of acquiring property for the Talbotton/Warm Springs Road widening project, will impact this business to a point of putting them out of business; and,

WHEREAS, with the portion of Ivy Avenue, that has been declared surplus, going beside the business provides access to an area that would provide space for several parking spaces behind the building. This would save the business and keep them on the Tax Digest; and.

WHEREAS, by City Code, all surrounding interested parties have to agree to show no interest, that was done (by letter) from the Housing Authority and Ms. Corley has requested (by letter) an interest in Ivy Avenue, to continue her business.

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

That the City Manager is hereby authorized to execute a Quit Claim Deed of Ivy Avenue, that was declared surplus by City Ordinance #13-15 on March 26, 2013, to Ms. Suzanne H. Corley located at 1057-1059 Talbotton Road.


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Introduced at a regular meeting of the Council of Columbus, Georgia, held the _________ day of _____________, 2013 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 Henderson voting __________.
Councilor Huff voting __________.
Councilor McDaniel 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