Agenda Item # 2

Columbus Consolidated Government
Council Meeting

May 23, 2017

Agenda Report # 130

TO: Mayor and Councilors

SUBJECT: Riverwalk – City Mills Exchange and Easement Agreement

INITIATED BY: City Manager’s Office


Recommendation: Approval is requested to authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents for the Riverwalk – City Mills Exchange and Easement Agreement between the City of Columbus and City Mills Properties, LLC in order to construct the Riverwalk at the City Mills location.

Background: As part of the Transportation Investment Act of 2010, the River Valley Region approved a 1% sales tax for Transportation (Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax or TSPLOST). One of the projects for Muscogee County was $10,000,000 for the completion of the Riverwalk at the City Mill and Bibb Mill locations.

Analysis: These easements are necessary to construct the Riverwalk at the City Mills location as the property is owned by City Mills Properties, LLC. In exchange for the Riverwalk easement, City Mill Properties LLC is requesting exchanging properties and property rights with the City in order to develop the City Mills Property. The city has worked with the owner to develop a comprehensive plan for the Riverwalk and City Mills site which will include a joint parking lot for their facility and public parking for the citizens to access the Riverwalk at this location. The city agrees to contribute $250,000 towards the development of a parking lot. A separate Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) will be processed for a parking lot agreement and funding. This easement/property exchanges includes closing a certain section of 18th as outlined in the attached documentation.


Financial Considerations: The net result of the property exchange and execution of the easements is payment from City Mill Properties, LLC to the City in the amount of $88,042. The $250,000 city contribution for the construction of a parking lot will be paid to City Mills Properties, LLC upon completion of a parking lot with 19 public parking spaces.

Legal Considerations: Council approval is required for all real estate transactions.

Recommendation: Approval is requested to authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents for the Riverwalk – City Mills Exchange and Easement Agreement between the City of Columbus and City Mills Properties, LLC in order to construct the Riverwalk at the City Mills location.


DRAFT Exchange and Easement Agreement with exhibits.pdfDRAFT Exchange and Easement Agreement with exhibits.pdf



A RESOLUTION
NO. _____

A RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE THE CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE THE RIVERWALK – CITY MILLS EXCHANGE AND EASEMENT AGREEMENT BETWEEN COLUMBUS CONSOLIDATED GOVERNMENT AND CITY MILLS PROPERTIES, LLC. WHEREAS, the River Valley Region approved a 1% sales tax for Transportation thru the Transportation Investment Act (TIA) of 2010; and, WHEREAS, one of the projects approved was the connections of the Riverwalk at the City Mills and Bibb Mills locations; and, WHEREAS, the connection of the Riverwalk at City Mills requires the execution of the attached Riverwalk- City Mills Exchange and Easement Agreement between Columbus Consolidated Government and City Mills Properties, LLC (“the Agreement”) as well as all other documents necessary to implement the Agreement. NOW, THEREFORE, THE COUNCIL OF COLUMBUS, GEORGIA, HEREBY RESOLVES AS FOLLOWS:

That the City Manager is hereby authorized to execute the Agreement in substantially the form attached to this Resolution and all other documents necessary to implement the Agreement.

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Introduced at a regular meeting of the Council of Columbus, Georgia, held the _________ day of _____________, 2017 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