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File #: 55648    Version: 1 Name: 11731 - Acquisition - Storm Water - 221 Bram Street
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 4/30/2019 In control: BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS
On agenda: 6/11/2019 Final action: 6/11/2019
Enactment date: 6/14/2019 Enactment #: RES-19-00446
Title: Authorizing the execution of a Purchase and Sale Agreement between the City of Madison and Colleen Sims for the purchase of the property located at 221 Bram Street. (14th A.D.)
Sponsors: Sheri Carter
Attachments: 1. Locator_Map.pdf, 2. 11731_Exhibit_ A_ Addendum_A_221_Bram_Street.pdf

Fiscal Note

The proposed resolution authorizes the City of Madison to purchase property located at 221 Bram Street from Colleen Sims. After the property is conveyed to the City, it will be managed by the City’s Storm Water Utility for long-term storm water management plans. Total acquisition costs are estimated to be $241,000 broken out as follows: $156,000 for the purchase price of the Real Estate, $80,000 for demolition costs, and $5,000 for miscellaneous closing costs (Munis No. 11988-84-110). Funding for the acquisition is available through the citywide flood mitigation capital program as GO Borrowing in the Storm Water Utility. No additional City appropriation is required.

Title

Authorizing the execution of a Purchase and Sale Agreement between the City of Madison and Colleen Sims for the purchase of the property located at 221 Bram Street. (14th A.D.)

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WHEREAS, Colleen Sims (“Seller”) is the owner of an improved residential parcel located at 221 Bram Street in the City of Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin (“Property”); and

 

WHEREAS, the Seller executed a Purchase and Sale Agreement on April 24, 2019 for the sale of the Property to the City of Madison (“City”), after negotiating the terms of said agreement with the City’s Storm Water Utility and the Office of Real Estate Services; and

 

WHEREAS, the purchase price of the Property is supported by an appraisal reviewed and approved by the City’s Office of Real Estate Services; and

 

WHEREAS, per Addendum A, which is attached to and made part of the Purchase and Sale Agreement, the Seller may exercise the right to occupy the Property after the City takes ownership, subject to the City’s terms and conditions agreed upon by the Seller, as evidenced by the Seller’s execution of Addendum A on April 24, 2019; and

 

WHEREAS, after the Property is conveyed to the City, it will be managed by the City’s Storm Water Utility,  who intends upon razing and removing all structures after the term set forth in Addendum A is complete, in an effort to return the Property to its natural state and hold the Property for long-term storm water management plans. 

 

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Mayor and City Clerk are hereby authorized to execute a Purchase and Sale Agreement between the City and the Seller for the purchase of the Property, as legally described below, subject to the following terms and conditions:

 

1.                     The Property

 

a.                     The Buyer shall purchase and the Seller shall sell and convey by Warranty Deed (“Deed”) fee simple title to the real property located at 221 Bram Street, Madison, WI (“Property”), legally described as follows:

 

Lot Two (2), Certified Survey Map No. 771, recorded in Volume 3 of Certified Surveys, Page 323, as Document No. 1317273, in the City of Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin.

 

b.                     Fee simple title shall include the building, improvements and fixtures located thereon.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Seller shall have the right to remove the following fixtures and improvements: the furnace, water heater, doors, sinks, tub, toilet, counters, cabinets, landscaping and fencing. The removal of said fixtures shall be at the Seller’s expense and shall occur prior to the conveyance of the Property (“Closing”), notwithstanding paragraph 2 of Addendum A Lease to Seller (“Addendum A”), which is attached hereto and made part of this Agreement. The Seller shall ensure that all utilities to the fixtures be shut off prior to removal and that the Property shall be left in a safe condition upon removal of the fixtures and improvements.

 

2.                     Effective Date.  The “Effective Date” shall be the later date of execution of the Agreement by the Buyer or the Seller (“Parties”), as indicated on the signature page.

 

3.                     Purchase Price.  The total purchase price of the Seller’s interest in the Property (“Purchase Price”) shall be One Hundred Fifty Six Thousand Dollars ($156,000). The Purchase Price shall be payable in cash at Closing, subject to the adjustments and prorations herein provided.

 

4.                     Personal Property.  The purchase of the Property does not include any personal property.  All personal property shall be removed after the occupancy period pursuant to paragraph 1 of Addendum A. The Seller shall have the option to remove any and all appliances from the dwelling before Closing or during the occupancy period defined in attached Addendum A, and any other items that may or may not be deemed as fixtures as provided in paragraph 1(b).

 

5.                     Delivery of Documents. Within ten (10) days of the Effective Date, the Seller will reproduce at the Seller’s expense and send to the Buyer all environmental studies, reports, surveys, permits, applications, building inspections, and remediation plans or assessments of the Property and all studies, reports, plans or assessments related to the condition of the Property in the Seller’s possession or control.

 

6.                     Limited Representations and Warranties; AS-IS Condition.  Except as otherwise provided in the Agreement, the Buyer shall purchase the Property in “AS-IS, WHERE-IS” condition and “with all faults,” and shall agree that it relied upon no warranties, representations or statements by the Seller, its agents or employees, in entering into the Agreement or in completing the transaction described herein. Except as provided in Paragraph 10 below, and paragraph 3 of Addendum A, the Buyer’s Closing on the acquisition of the Property shall constitute conclusive evidence that the Buyer is satisfied with the condition of and title to the Property.

 

7.                     Leasing

 

a.                     The Seller will represent that the Property is not currently leased to a third party and the Seller will agree that it shall not enter into any third party lease or rental agreement for the Property, or any portion thereof, during the Buyer’s Due Diligence Period, as described in Paragraph 8, and through the date of Closing, without the prior written consent of the Buyer.

 

b.                     The Seller may exercise the right to occupy the Property past the Closing, subject to the terms and conditions of the occupancy period defined in Addendum A.

 

8.                     Due Diligence Period.  The Buyer shall have sixty (60) days from the Effective Date (“Due Diligence Period”) to review, test and inspect all aspects of the Property, at its sole cost and expense. If within the Due Diligence Period the Buyer determines, in its sole discretion, that it does not desire to purchase the Property, the Buyer may provide written notice to the Seller of such desire and the Agreement shall terminate immediately.

 

If the Buyer does not provide written notice terminating the Agreement on or prior to the sixtieth (60th) day of the Due Diligence Period, the Agreement shall remain in full force and effect, the Buyer shall accept the Property as-is, and the Parties shall proceed to close the transaction as provided herein.

 

Should the Buyer desire to close prior to the end of the Due Diligence Period, the Buyer may provide the Seller with written notice of its intent to do so.  The provision of such notice by the Buyer shall not affect the terms contemplated in the Agreement, except that the Closing shall occur on or before fifteen (15) days from the date the Seller receives such notice (“Closing Date”), unless the Parties agree in writing to another date.

 

The Due Diligence Period may be extended upon written agreement of the Parties.

 

9.                     Access to the Property.  The Buyer and the Buyer’s authorized agents and contractors shall be permitted access to the Property for the purpose of conducting a Phase 1 or 2 environmental assessment of the Property and building inspections at reasonable times with at least twenty-four (24) hour notice to the Seller. The Buyer will repair, at the Buyer’s sole cost and expense, all damages caused by any of its assessments and inspections so that the condition of the Property is returned to as good or better condition as existed prior to the assessment(s) and inspections.

 

10.                     Grade Change. Buyer shall not alter existing grades at the shared property line without consent of the adjacent property owner.

 

11.                     Title Insurance.  The Seller shall provide to the Buyer, at the Seller’s expense, within thirty (30) days prior to Closing, a commitment from First American Title Insurance Company (“Title Company”) to issue an ALTA Owner’s Title Insurance Policy in the amount of the Purchase Price upon the recording of proper documents, together with a gap endorsement.  The commitment shall show title to the Property, as of a date no more than fifteen (15) days before such title proof is provided to the Buyer, to be in the condition called for in the Agreement, and further subject only to liens which will be paid out of the proceeds of the Closing and to any exceptions acceptable to the Buyer (“Permitted Exceptions”). The Buyer shall notify the Seller of any valid objection to title, in writing, prior to Closing.  The Seller shall have a reasonable time, but not exceeding fifteen (15) days, to remove the objections and Closing shall be extended as necessary for this purpose. Should the Seller be unable or unwilling to carry out the Agreement by reason of a valid legal defect in title which the Buyer is unwilling to waive, the Agreement shall be void.

 

12.                     Survey.  Any survey of the Property including, but not limited to, an ALTA/ACSM Land Title Survey that meets the Minimum Standard Detail Requirements for ALTA/ACSM Land Title Surveys effective February 23, 2011 that is required to eliminate all survey related exceptions to the title insurance policy, certified as of a current date in favor of the Buyer and the title company providing the title insurance described in Paragraph 11 shall be at the sole cost and expense of the Buyer.

 

13.                     Commissions.  The Seller represents that it has not entered into any contracts with any brokers or finders nor has the Seller obligated itself to pay any real estate commissions or finders’ fees on account of the execution of the Agreement or the close of the transaction contemplated therein. The Buyer represents that it has not entered into any contracts with any brokers or finders nor has the Buyer obligated itself to pay any real estate commissions or finders’ fees on account of the execution of the Agreement or the close of the transaction contemplated therein. The provisions of this Paragraph 13 shall survive any expiration or termination of the Agreement and shall not merge into any deed delivered and accepted upon the closing of the transaction therein contemplated.

 

14.                     Closing.

 

a.                     Closing shall occur on or before fifteen (15) days from (a) the expiration of the Due Diligence Period; or (b) the date of the Seller’s receipt of notice from the Buyer requesting an earlier Closing Date; or (c) such other date agreed to in writing by the Parties.

 

b.                     The Seller agrees to execute and deliver to the Buyer at Closing the Deed conveying the Property to the Buyer free and clear from all liens and encumbrances, excepting the following: Municipal and zoning ordinances and agreements entered under them; recorded easements for the distribution of utility, municipal services; easements; recorded building and use restrictions and covenants.

 

c.                     The Buyer shall pay all recording/filing fees except that the Seller shall pay the recording/filing fees for such documents as are required to be recorded/filed in order to cause title to the Property to be in the condition called for by the Agreement.

 

d.                     All real estate taxes with respect to the Property shall be prorated between the Buyer and the Seller as of the Closing Date based upon the latest known assessment and latest known mil rate.

 

e.                     The Seller shall be responsible for any existing utility charges with regard to the Property as of the Closing Date.

 

f.                     The City agrees to eliminate the existing sewer lateral special assessment for 2019 prior to Closing.

 

g.                     The Seller shall pay any Wisconsin Real Estate Transfer fee due in connection with conveyance of the Property.

 

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the funds in the amount of $156,000 are available for the purchase price of the Real Estate, $80,000  for demolition costs, and $5,000 miscellaneous closing costs (prorated taxes, filing fees, etc); and

 

BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED that the Mayor and City Clerk are authorized to execute, deliver and record such documents and to take such other actions as shall be necessary or desirable to accomplish the purposes of the transaction contemplated by this resolution.