Agenda Item # 1


Columbus Consolidated Government
Council Meeting

September 11, 2018

Agenda Report # 22


TO: Mayor and Council

SUBJECT: Lease Agreement – 810 Veterans –The Dr. M. Delmar Edwards Black History Museum, Inc.

INITIATED BY: Community Reinvestment



Recommendation: Approval is requested to enter into a lease agreement with The Dr. M. Delmar Edwards Black History Museum, Inc. to lease 810 Veterans Parkway for $1 per year for a period of ten (10) years.

Background: The City owns the vacant property located at 810 Veterans Parkway, which was acquired in 2001 utilizing Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding. The property was currently appraised for $23,400. Per the City Charter, Chapter 5, Section 7-501 – Sale and disposition of property, any sale of real property shall be made only after the receipt of sealed bids and due advertisement in newspaper, once a week for a period of (2) weeks preceding the date the sale is to be made. Property can only be transferred to another governmental entity, or if the property is not needed for public purposes and has no appreciable monetary value. This property is not eligible to be donated to the museum.

The Dr. Delmar Edwards Black History Museum, Inc. is in the process of renovating and expanding the adjacent building located at 804 Veterans Parkway for the relocation of the Black History Museum. They are requesting to lease this property for their expansion to be used as a possible parking lot. The lease would be for ten (10) years for $1 per year.

Analysis: The property is currently vacant, and the City has no current or future plans for it. The Black History Museum will also be responsible for all improvements, maintenance, and liability and property insurance.

Financial Considerations: There will be no cost burden to the City. The tenant will be responsible for all improvements, maintenance and will be required to maintain liability and property insurance.

Legal Considerations: Any lease agreement involving the City requires Council approval.

Recommendations/ Actions: Approval is requested to enter a lease agreement with The Dr. M. Delmar Edwards Black History Museum, Inc. to lease 810 Veterans Parkway (Parcel # 019 017 022) for $1 per year for a period of ten (10) years.

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A RESOLUTION
NO. ____

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE A LEASE AGREEMENT WITH THE DR. M. DELMAR EDWARDS BLACK HISTORY MUSEUM, INC. FOR $1 PER YEAR FOR A PERIOD OF TEN (10) YEARS.

WHEREAS, the City owns the vacant property located at 810 Veterans Parkway (Parcel # 019 017 022); and,

WHEREAS, the adjacent property located at 804 Veterans Parkway (019 017 025) is in the process of being renovated and expanded for the relocation of the Black History Museum; and,

WHEREAS, The Dr. M. Delmar Edwards Black History Museum, Inc. is requesting to lease the City property for that expansion; and,

WHEREAS, the City will charge the tenant $1 per year for a period of ten (10) years and the tenant will be responsible for all improvements and maintenance costs and will be required to maintain liability and property insurance.

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

That the City Manager is hereby authorized to enter into a lease agreement with The Dr. M. Delmar Edwards Black History Museum, Inc. to lease 810 Veterans Parkway for $1 per year for a period of ten (10) years per the attached lease agreement.

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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 Garrett voting __________.
Councilor Davis 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