Agenda Item # 3

Columbus Consolidated Government
Council Meeting

05/08/2018

Agenda Report # 116


TO: Mayor and Council

SUBJECT: Sidewalk Variance- 6970 Jamesson Way

INITIATED BY: Department of Engineering


Recommendation: Approval is requested to authorize a variance to City Code Section 7.10.1 for the development at 6970 Jamesson Way to allow the sidewalk construction be delayed until sidewalk is extended into the area.

Background: Fuller Fire & Safety is constructing a new facility at the intersection of Jamesson Road and Jamesson Way. Jamesson Road and Flat Rock Road was constructed as rural roads with open ditches and no curb and gutter. Section 7.10.1 of the UDO exempts sidewalk on developments with rural road designs thus there was no sidewalk installed on Jamesson Road. Jamesson Way is a cul-de-sac that is an urban design, curb and gutter, street off Jamesson Road.

Analysis: With no sidewalk along Jamesson Road or Flat Rock Road there would be no connectivity for this site. The closest sidewalk is approximately 1800 ft. from the site at the McDonald's location which has sidewalk only along its frontage on Flat Rock Court.

Financial Considerations: There are no financial impacts to the City.

Projected Annual Fiscal Impact Statement: If sidewalk were installed, the Department of Public Works would take over maintenance after the initial installation.

Legal Considerations: A variance to the City Ordinances involving right of way requires Council approval.

Recommendations/Actions: Approval is requested to authorize a variance to City Code Section 7.10.1 for the development at 6970 Jamesson Way to allow the sidewalk construction be delayed until sidewalk is extended into the area.



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A RESOLUTION
NO. _____

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A VARIANCE TO THE CITY SECTION 7.10.1 FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF 6970 JAMESSON WAY, FULLER FIRE & SAFETY; ALLOWING THE SIDEWALK CONSTRUCTION TO BE DELAYED UNTIL SUCH TIME CONNECTING SIDEWALK IS INSTALLED ON OTHER STREETS IN THE AREA.

WHEREAS, construction plans were submitted for approval for the construction of the aforementioned business; and,

WHEREAS, the other roads in the area are rural design roads with no curb and gutter and were exempt from sidewalk construction as outlined in Section 7.10.1.B.1; and,

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

That a variance be granted to City Code Section 7.10.1 for the construction of sidewalks, to allow the installation of sidewalks for this development to be postponed until the development of the sidewalks in the area are installed.


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Introduced at a regular meeting of the Council of Columbus, Georgia, held the _________ day of _____________ 2018, 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 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