CITY OF COLUMBIA CITY COUNCIL AGENDA
WEDNESDAY, January 5, 2000
10:00 am, City Council Chambers
Columbia City Hall
1737 Main Street

The City of Columbia City Council met Wednesday, January 5, 2000, at 10:00 a.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers, 1737 Main Street.  Mayor Robert D. Coble called the meeting to order at 10:00 a.m.  Council members present were: The Honorable Francenia B. Heizer, The Honorable Jim Papadea, The Honorable Anne M. Sinclair, and  The Honorable Hamilton Osborne, Jr.,   Also attending were Mr. Michael A. Bierman, City Manager and Ms. Vivian A. Krigline, City Clerk.

I. ROLL CALL AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES
 
Upon motion by Mr. Osborne, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council unanimously approved the Minutes from the December 15, 1999 meetings.

II. CONSENT AGENDA

Upon motion by Mr. Papadea, seconded by Ms. Sinclair, Council unanimously voted to approve the Consent Agenda as presented.

A. ORDINANCES - SECOND READING

1. Ordinance No. 99-114 - Granting Encroachment in 1700 block of Main Street to David L. Gibson d/b/a Hot Dog Peddler

Council gave second reading approval to grant an encroachment to allow a vending cart to be located in the 1700 block of Main Street.  The Hot Dog Peddler has been in operation at this location for a number of years.  The encroachment permit will be for a one-year period, from January 1, 2000 until December 31, 2000.  First reading approval was given on December 15, 1999.

B CONSIDERATION OF BIDS AND AGREEMENTS

1. Council approved a request to purchase two 22,500 GVWR Diesel Cabs and Chassis for the Solid Waste Division from Love Chevrolet, using the S. C. State Vehicle Contract, for a total cost of $58,966.18

2. Council approved a request  to purchase Computer Hardware for a new File Server for Computer Services from Systems and Services, using the S. C. State Technology Contract, for a total cost of $12,091.34.
 
3. Council approved a request to purchase a Sewer Vac Truck for Wastewater Maintenance from Jet Vac Sewer Equipment Company Inc., using the S. C. State Contract, for a total cost of $180,002.50.

4. Council approved a request to purchase a Dump Truck for the Street Division, using the S. C. State Vehicle Contract, from Love Chevrolet for the Chassis at a cost of $32,021.40, and from Lee Transport for the Dump Body at a cost of $7,832.79.

5. Council approved a request to purchase a 3/4 Ton Pickup Truck for the Wastewater Maintenance Division from Newsome Chevy World, using the S. C. State Vehicle Contract, for a total cost of $22,474.63.

6. Council approved a request to purchase repair parts for the #1, 2, 3, & 4 FMC Bar Screens at the Metro Wastewater Plant from Mechanical Equipment Company for a total cost of $11,330.55.

7. Council approved a request to purchase three vehicles for the Inspections Department , using the S. C. State Vehicle Contract from:  Benson Chrysler/Plymouth Dodge for two cars for a total cost of $23,357.80, and from Newsome Chevy World for one ½ ton pickup for a total cost of $11,036.19.

8. Council approved a request to declare materials from the Water Distribution Division as Surplus and Sell to Sheppards, the highest bidder, for a total amount of $17,000.00.

III. ORDINANCES

A. FIRST READING

1. Ordinance No. 2000-001 - Granting Encroachment to Hiller Hardware for Landscaping within the Tree Zone and Right-of-way Areas Adjacent to its Property Located at 2129-2131 Blossom Street and Hilton Street

Upon motion by Ms. Sinclair, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council unanimously voted to give first reading approval to grant an encroachment to Hiller Hardware to landscape the tree zones and right-of-way areas adjacent to their property located at 2129-2131 Blossom Street and Hilton Street.
 
 IV.  APPOINTMENTS

A.  CONSTRUCTION BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT AND APPEALS

Upon motion by Mr. Osborne, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council unanimously voted to reappoint Mr. Wayne H. Mabry to serve a four year term and to reappoint the two alternate members for a new one-year term:  Tim O’Farrell (term expires 12-16-99) and Thomas A. Carlisle (term expired 10/28/99).

B.  HOUSING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENTS AND APPEALS

This item held over.

C.  RIVERBANKS PARK COMMISSION

This item held over.

D.  MINI GRANT COMMITTEE

This item held over.

E. COMMERCIAL REVOLVING LOAN FUND REVIEW BOARD

This item held over.

F. KEEP AMERICA BEAUTIFUL OF THE MIDLANDS

This item held over.

G. ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS

This item held over.

H. COLUMBIA MUSEUM OF ART COMMISSION

Upon motion by Mr. Osborne, seconded by Ms. Sinclair, Council unanimously voted to approve the recommendation of the Columbia Museum of Art Commission to appoint Mr. L. Arlen Cotter to fill a five year term on their board, expiring January 1, 2005.  Mr. Cotter will be filling the position held by Mrs. David Robison.

V. RESOLUTIONS

Upon motion by Mr. Osborne, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council unanimously voted to approved Items A through D on a single motion.

 A. RESOLUTION NO. R-2000-001 - Designating 807 Gervais Street as an historic Property Eligible for Special Property Tax Assessments for Rehabilitated Historic Properties

Council approved a  resolution designating 807 Gervais Street as an historic property in order for the owners to qualify for special property tax assessments.  This request has been approved by the Design/Development Review committee.

B. AGREEMENT FOR ENGINEERING SERVICES WITH WOOLPERT, LLP, FOR WATER MAIN UPGRADES AND STREET RESURFACING IN BELMONT SUBDIVISION

Council approved  an agreement with Woolpert, LLP to provide design and construction services for water main upgrades in the Belmont Subdivision.   The cost is not to exceed $58,950.  Upon completion of the water main construction, staff will proceed with street resurfacing.

C. AGREEMENT FOR PROJECT #SS757-8/9; PROPOSED SANITARY SEWER REPLACEMENT FOR PENN BRANCH/LAKE KATHERINE, PHASE I - KINSEL INDUSTRIES, INC.

Council approved an agreement with Kinsel Industries, Inc., the low bidder, to replace the sanitary sewer lines for the Penn Branch/Lake Katherine area.  The amount of the contract will be $1,048,086.
 
D. AGREEMENT FOR EXECUTIVE SERVICE CONSULTANT

Council authorized  the City Manager to enter into an agreement with The Mercer Group, Inc. to conduct an executive search for the position of Information Technology Director, Treasurer, and Risk Manager.  The cost for this service will not exceed $20,000 for the Information Technology position with a reduced fee of $15,000 for a second search and $14,500 for a third or additional searches.

VI. APPEARANCE OF PUBLIC HAVING BUSINESS WITH CITY COUNCIL

No one appeared before Council at this time.

Council returned to work session at 10:15 a.m.

Submitted by:
Vivian A. Krigline
City Clerk
 


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