Agenda Item # 5

Columbus Consolidated Government
Council Meeting

11/27/2018

Agenda Report # 59


TO: Mayor and Council

SUBJECT: Sale of Lot 14, Northlake Centre & Adjacent Property

INITIATED BY: Department of Engineering


Recommendation: Approval is requested to sale the right of way as shown on "Right of Way Survey, Lot 14, North Lake Centre & Adjacent Property" drawing with the reservation of a drainage and slope easement.

Background: The City of Columbus purchased 0.06 acres of right of way from the George C. Woodruff Co. in October 2013 for the Double Churches Road/Veterans Parkway Intersection Improvement project. $16,470 and other associated cost was paid to the Woodruff Co. for the value of the property.

Analysis: The new owner of the property wishes to develop the lot but would need to encroach into the right of way area in order to construct their development and meet requirements of the UDO. They asked to purchase the right of way parcel back from the City. Since the intersection project is now complete and all improvements are in place, Engineering recommends selling the right of way while retaining a drainage and slope easement for 50% of the original property value.

Financial Considerations: The owner has agreed to pay the City $8235 plus closing cost.

Projected Annual Fiscal Impact Statement: As outlined on the Right of Way Survey the City will maintain the storm sewer system in the easement until it connects with the storm sewer system for the commercial development on Lot 14.

Legal Considerations: Disposal of City owned property requires approval by Council.

Recommendations/Actions: Approval is requested to sale the right of way as shown on "Right of Way Survey, Lot 14, North Lake Centre & Adjacent Property" drawing with the reservation of a drainage and slope easement.


Lot 14 Northlake Centre_001.pdf

A RESOLUTION
NO. _____

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO SALE THE ACQUIRED RIGHT OF WAY FOR LOT 14 NORTH LAKE CENTRE AND RETAIN A STORM SEWER AND DRAINAGE EASEMENT ACROSS SAID PROPERTY AS SHOWN ON RIGHT OF WAY SURVEY ENTITLED "LOT 14 NORTH LAKE CENTRE & ADJACENT PROPERTY". THE PROPOSED PURCHASER WILL BE RESPONSIBLE TO REIMBURSE THE CITY $8235 FOR THE VALUE OF THE EASEMENT AREA AND PAY ALL ADDITIONAL CLOSING COST.

WHEREAS, the above referenced parcel of right of way was purchased in 2013 for drainage and slope purposes from the George C. Woodruff Co. as part of the Double Churches Road/Veterans Parkway Intersection Improvement Project; and,

WHEREAS, there is a development proposed on Lot 14 North Lake Centre that needs this portion of the right of way in order to meet the needs of the project and requirements of the UDO; and,

WHEREAS, the City will retain a storm sewer and drainage easement for the property and will be reimbursed 50% of the land value of the purchase price.

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

That the City Manager is hereby authorized to deed that portion of the property shown as Lot 14 North Lake Centre upon payment of $8235 and closing cost. A storm sewer and drainage easement is hereby reserved for public purposes.


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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 House voting __________.
Councilor Huff voting __________.
Councilor Thomas voting __________.
Councilor Turner Pugh voting __________.
Councilor Woodson voting __________.



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Lindsey Glisson, Deputy Clerk of Council Teresa Pike Tomlinson, Mayor