Powder Springs settles litigation over property

In a special called meeting on Monday, the Powder Springs City Council agreed to several provisions to settle litigation about various parcels on Lewis Road near U.S. 278 — only if the city is granted “complete release of any and all claims” of the city’s acquisition of rights of way and construction of the Lewis Road relocation.

Two right-of-way segments — .62 acres on Oglesby Road and 1.28 acres on Lewis Road — will be conveyed to Oglesby Road Group, LLC.

An unused water line will be abandoned south of the junction of Lewis Road’s original and relocated right-of-ways.

Also, the Oglesby Road Group LLC will be allowed to buy 1.48 acres of right-of-way remnants from the Georgia Department of Transportation for $158,900, using Lewis Road right-of-way acquisition funds that are on deposit with GDOT.