STATE OF LOUISIANA NO.12,189
CITY OF MONROE
The following Ordinance was introduced by Mrs. Dawson who moved for its adoption and was seconded by Mr. Marshall:
AN ORDINANCE DECLARING CERTAIN IMMOVABLE PROPERTY LOCATED ON S. 14TH ST. AND ORANGE ST., MONROE, LA, AS NO LONGER BEING NEEDED FOR PUBLIC USE, AND AUTHORIZING THE SAME TO BE SOLD TO PINEY GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH PURSUANT TO LOUISIANA REVISED STATUTE 33:4712, ANDFURTHER PROVIDING WITH RESPECT THERETO
WHEREAS, Piney Grove Baptist Church,located at 712 S. 14th St., represented herein by Terrance Woods, Head Trustee, is in need of a certain piece of immovable property adjacent to its property located on S. 14th St., and Orange St., Monroe, LA, more particularly described in the attached copy of the proposed Sale document, and
WHEREAS, the City of Monroe does not have any plans for the use or development of the property, the property is not currently needed for any public purpose, and the City does not believe that the property will be needed for a future public purpose;
WHEREAS the proposed property is an 85’ x 85’ parcel of land which appraised for $8,500.00, being fair market value per a recent appraisal by Julie Odom, Commercial Real Estate Appraiser, dated June 14, 2023, plus, $150.00, being the cost of the appraisal. A summary of the appraisal is attached hereto for review, and
WHEREAS, the City of Monroe deems said proposal to be in the best interest of the City of Monroe.
THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the City Council of the City of Monroe, Louisiana, in legal session convened, that the City Council does hereby declare that certain 85’ x 85’ parcel of land located on S. 14thSt. and Orange St. in the City of Monroe and more particularly described in the proposed sale document, a copy of which is attached hereto and made a part hereof, as being no longer needed for public use.
BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED that Mayor Friday Ellis be and is hereby authorized and empowered, on behalf of the City of Monroe, Louisiana, to sell, for cash, to the Piney Grove Baptist Church, that certain 85’ x 85’ parcel of land under the terms, conditions and for the consideration set forth in the said sale documents attached hereto, plus the cost of the appraisal.
BE IT FURTHER ORDAINEDthat Mayor Friday Ellis be and is hereby authorized and empowered to execute the said sale documents for and on behalf of the City of Monroe, Louisiana.
BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED that under the provisions of Louisiana Revised Statute 33:4712 that prior to the final adoption hereof, notice of this Ordinance shall be published in the official journal three (3) times within fifteen (15) days, one week apart and that any opposition hereto must be made in writing, filed with the Clerk of the Council within fifteen (15) days of the first publication.
ORDINANCE INTRODUCED on the 25th day of July, 2023.
NOTICE PUBLISHED on July 28th, 2023 and August 4th & 11th, 2023.
This Ordinance having been submitted in writing, introduced and published, was then submitted to a vote as a whole, the vote thereon being as follows:
AYES:Harvey, Ezernack, Woods, Marshall & Dawson
And the Ordinance was declared ADOPTED on the 22nd day of August, 2023.
Carolus S. Riley
Oliver Friday Ellis