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April 22, 2021 City Council Regular Meeting
12. Authorize the City Manager to Execute a Contract for Forestry Management and Timber Sales Management/Brokerage Services with Marsh Forestry and Appraisal, LLC in the Amount of $5,000 plus 6% Commission of Timber Sales (Event No. 8183)
Strategic Priority

Recommend approval to procure Forestry Management and Timber Sales Management Services in an amount of $5,000 plus 6% commission of timber sales with Marsh Forestry and Appraisal, LLC.

In December 2019, City of Savannah accepted a donation of a 863.29 acre conservation tract of land from Figure 8, LLC located in New Hampstead area of the City. The tract is situated along New Hampstead Parkway to the south of Little Neck Road. The tract of land is encumbered with a Conservation Easement held by North American Land Trust which limit land uses.

As part of due diligence efforts prior to accepting these lands, Georgia Forestry Commission (GFC) prepared a 10-year Forestry Stewardship Program management plan to assist the City in safe and profitable management of the property while also improving wildlife habitat. GCF recommended the City engage an experienced forestry management consultant and timber broker in order to implement forestry plan.

A Request for Proposals was issued (Event #8183) in order to solicit proposals from well-qualified consultants to provide forestry management and timber sales brokerage services. The respondents were requested to comply with the guidelines and plans prepared by GFC for City of Savannah.


The proposal was advertised, opened and reviewed. This contract has four (4) renewal options. Delivery: As needed. Terms: Net 30 days. The proposer was:

B.P.      Marsh Forestry and Appraisal, LLC. (Statesboro, GA)(D) $5,000 plus 6% of timber sales

A pre-proposal conference was conducted. (D) Indicates non-local, non-DBE business.

Recommend Approval

Local vendors notified via the portal: Yes

Total Sent: 529

Total Received:1

Vendor federally debarred/suspended: No



David Keating, Senior Director of Real Estate Services
Financial Impact
$5,000 from General Fund, plus 6% commission deducted from future timber sales.
Review Comments
Event 8183 - Forestry Mgt & Timber Sales FV.pdf
Map Attachment - Event 8183.pdf
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