Agenda Item # 1

Columbus Consolidated Government
Council Meeting
4/12/2016
Agenda Report # 103


TO: Mayor and Council

SUBJECT: Abandonment of all easements located on Big Creek Drive Lot 45, Block "A" also known as 7891 Big Creek Drive located in Section Two,
Big Creek Subdivision

INITIATED BY: Engineering Department

Recommendation: Approval is requested to execute a Quit Claim Deed to James and Peggy Salie for abandonment of a ten foot drainage and utility easement located on the rear portion and the entire Storm Sewer Easement running along the eastern property line of Lot 45, Block "A" also known as 7891 Big Creek Drive on Big Creek Drive in Section Two Big Creek Subdivision to construct a storage building.

Background: Homeowners James and Peggy Salie have submitted a request to the Engineering Department that all easements located on their property at Big Creek Drive Lot 45, Block "A" also know as 7891 Big Creek Drive, located in Section Two Big Creek Subdivision, be abandoned in order to construct a storage building at the rear of their property. All known utilities have been contacted and agree to the abandonment of a ten foot drainage easement located on the rear portion and the entire Storm Sewer Easement running along the eastern property line of Lot 45, Block "A" on Big Creek Drive in Section Two Big Creek Subdivision as shown on the highlighted plat.

Analysis: Homeowners James and Peggy Salie have submitted a request to the Engineering Department that all easements located on their property at Big Creek Drive Lot 45, Block "A" also know as 7891 Big Creek Drive, located in Section Two Big Creek Subdivision, be abandoned in order to construct a storage building at the rear of their property. After checking with the utility companies, it is in agreement that the ten (10) foot drainage and utility easement that is located on the rear portion. The Rainwater Management Division checked and has found no present or future use of the entire Storm Sewer Easement (noted as being a private drainage system) along the eastern property line of Lot 45, Block "A" located on Big Creek Drive and within Section Two, Big Creek Subdivision. The remainders of all utility easements of record in effect and providing appropriate width as required by the applicable utility companies will be required for unknown utilities, repealing any conflicting ordinances, and for other purposes.

Financial Considerations: None

Projected Annual Fiscal Impact Statement: N/A

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

Recommendations/ Actions: Approval is requested to execute a Quit Claim Deed to James and Peggy Salie for abandonment of a ten foot drainage and utility easement located on the rear portion and the entire Storm Sewer Easement running along the eastern property line of Lot 45, Block "A" also known as 7891 Big Creek Drive on Big Creek Drive in Section Two Big Creek Subdivision to construct a storage building.


Quit Claim Deed.pdfLetters from utilities.pdf


A RESOLUTION
No. _____

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER OF COLUMBUS GEORGIA TO EXECUTE A QUIT CLAIM DEED TO JAMES AND PEGGY SALIE FOR THE TEN (10) FOOT DRAINAGE AND UTILITY EASEMENT LOCATED ON THE REAR PORTION AND THE ENTIRE STORM SEWER EASEMENT RUNNING ALONG THE EASTERN PROPERTY LINE OF LOT 45, BLOCK "A", ALSO KNOWN AS 7891 BIG CREEK DRIVE, LOCATED IN SECTION TWO, BIG CREEK SUBDIVISION LYING IN LAND LOTS 60 & 61, 8TH DISTRICT.

WHEREAS, the ten (10) foot drainage and utility easement along the rear property of 45, Block "A" also known as 7891 Big Creek Drive, located in Section Two, Big Creek Subdivision was requested to be abandoned; and,

WHEREAS, the entire storm sewer easement along the eastern property line of 45, Block "A" also known as 7891 Big Creek Drive, located in Section Two, Big Creek Subdivision was requested to be abandon in order to construct a storage building at the rear of their property; and,

WHEREAS, the aforementioned existing drainage and utility and the storm sewer easements are no longer in use and have been formally abandoned by all parties concerned; and,

WHEREAS, Columbus, Georgia has no other use for the aforementioned existing drainage, utility and storm sewer easements. The remainders of all drainage and utility easements of record remain in effect and providing appropriate width as required by the applicable utility companies will be required for unknown utilities, repealing any conflicting ordinances, and for other purposes.

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

That, the City Manager is hereby authorized to execute a quit claim deed to James and Peggy Salie for a ten (10) foot drainage and utility easement along the rear property and the entire storm sewer easement long the eastern property line of 45, Block "A" also known as 7891 Big Creek Drive, located in Section Two, Big Creek Subdivision. The remainders of all drainage, utility and storm sewer easements of record remain in effect and providing appropriate width as required by the applicable utility companies will be required for unknown utilities, repealing any conflicting ordinances, and for other purposes.


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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 Henderson voting __________.
Councilor Huff voting __________.
Councilor Buck 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