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City Council Regular Meeting
Meeting Date: 03/08/2022  

BACKGROUND
GBRA owns 3.4096 acres located at 22330 IH 35 North, Schertz, Texas and used that property to own and operate a wastewater treatment plant that was decommissioned in 2021.  The City owns and operates a lift station located along the back of the property that serves Northern Schertz and receives flow from Cypress Point, Friesenhahn, Covers Cove, Parklands, and Homestead. The property GBRA is selling is in a prime location with IH-35 frontage and staff would like to purchase the property to accommodate growth in Northern Schertz, including currently undeveloped residential and commercial parcels.  In addition, the property also provides opportunities to increase efficiencies by becoming a storage area and decreasing windshield time.  Also, the property could be used for additional City facilities, such as satellite offices. 

The City is prepared to purchase the property from GBRA for $570,000. 
GOAL
Schertz has a continuous goal of resolving growth related challenges while being fiscally responsible and stewards of the budget.  The purchase of this prime real estate provides opportunities for Schertz to address growth while managing costs.
COMMUNITY BENEFIT
The purchase of this property will allow Schertz to continue to provide water and wastewater services, through expansion, to residents and businesses in Northern Schertz, as well as address growth and development.  In addition, as Northern Schertz demands more locally located services/resources, purchasing this property allows Schertz to provide appropriate and expected levels of service in this area.
SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDED ACTION
Staff recommends City Council approve Resolution 22-R-33 to approve an offer of $570,000 to purchase the GBRA property located at 22330 IH35 North, Schertz, Texas so the City can provide services and address growth in Northern Schertz at an affordable cost.
FISCAL IMPACT
The purchase offer for the property is $570,000 and is in the FY 21-22 General fund and the and FY 21-22 Water reserves.  The $570,000 will be divided evenly at $285,000 from each fund as the property benefits the Water/Wastewater division and the City as a whole.
RECOMMENDATION
Staff recommends City Council approve Resolution 22-R-33 to approve an offer of $570,000 to purchase the GBRA property located at 22330 IH35 North, Schertz, Texas.
Attachments
Brokerage Services
Condition Statement
Condition Statement dwg
Resolution 22-R-33
Commercial Contract-Exhibit A

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