CITY OF COLUMBIA
CITY COUNCIL ZONING PUBLIC HEARING MINUTES
January 14, 2004
10:00 AM - City Council Chambers
3rd Floor City Hall - 1737 Main Street

The City of Columbia City Council met for a Zoning Public Hearing on Wednesday January 14, 2004 in the City Hall Council Chambers, 1737 Main Street, Columbia, South Carolina.  Mayor Robert D. Coble called the meeting to order at 10:00 a.m.  Council members present were The Honorable E. W. Cromartie, II, The Honorable Jim D. N. Papadea, The Honorable Anne M. Sinclair, The Honorable Hamilton Osborne, Jr., The Honorable Sam Davis and The Honorable Tameika Isaac Devine.  Also present were Mr. Charles P. Austin, Sr., City Manager and Ms. Erika D. Moore, City Clerk.
 
ZONING PUBLIC HEARING

MAP AMENDMENTS – FIRST READING

1. 1495 TRINITY DRIVE; rezone from C-1 to PUD-R.

Upon motion by Ms. Devine, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council voted unanimously to approve on first reading a Zoning Map Amendment for 1495 Trinity Drive; rezone from C-1 to PUD-R subject to limiting occupancy for each unit to no more than two (2) unrelated persons.

2. THE COURTYARD.  626 Blanding Street and 1619 through 1627 Wayne Street; rezone from RG-3, PD and DD to PUD-R, PD and DD.

Upon motion by Mr. Cromartie, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council voted unanimously to approve on first reading a Zoning Map Amendment for The Courtyard at 626 Blanding Street and 1619 through 1627 Wayne Street; rezone from RG-3, PD and DD to PUD-R and DD.

3. 501-503 BELTINE BOULEVARD and ADJACENT PROPERTY; rezone from RS-2, FP to C-1, FP.

Mr. Mitch McGuirt, Applicant, stated that he is trying to determine the best use for this property.  He said that an option would be to redevelop the current duplex and/or to develop an office building.

Ms. Ann Moultis, 4345 Azalea Drive, presented a signed petition to the members of Council in opposition to the request to rezone.

Mr. Roger Coate, 4333 Azalea Drive, stated that he is in opposition to the request to rezone because it would increase traffic concerns due to the narrow width of the street.

Mr. Ed Shuler, 4222 Blossom Street, stated that he is in opposition to the request to rezone because of current storm drainage issues.  He stated that the property’s elevation is too high and needs grading, soil removal and a retention wall.

This item was deferred for one (1) month.  No action was taken.

4. 2320 HARRISON ROAD; rezone from C-3 to RS-3.

Upon motion by Mr. Cromartie, seconded by Ms. Sinclair, Council voted unanimously to approve on first reading a Zoning Map Amendment for 2320 Harrison Road; rezone from C-3 to RS-3.

5. 4623 N. MAIN STREET AND ADJACENT PROPERTY; rezone from C-1 to C-2.

Upon motion by Mr. Davis, seconded by Mr. Cromartie, Council voted unanimously to approve on first reading a Zoning Map Amendment for 4623 N. Main Street and adjacent Property; rezone from C-1 to C-2.
 
6. 2302 through 2310 READ STREET and 2316 through 2320 READ STREET; rezone from PUD-R, RG-2, and RS-3 to PUD-R.

Upon motion by Mr. Cromartie, seconded by Ms. Sinclair, Council voted unanimously to approve on first reading a Zoning Map Amendment for 2302 through 2310 Read Street and 2316 through 2320 Read Street; rezone from PUD-R, RG-2 and RS-3 to PUD-R subject to the developer making every effort to preserve the existing trees located along the Read Street lot line.  The developer is permitted to use a combination of vinyl siding and brick.

7. ARBOR HILL.  2503 through 2513 Center Street and 2508 and 2510 Covenant Road; rezone from C-1 and PUD-R to PUD-R.

Upon motion by Ms. Devine, seconded by Mr. Cromartie, Council voted unanimously to approve on first reading a Zoning Map Amendment for Arbor Hill at 2503 through 2513 Center Street and 2508 and 2510 Covenant Road; rezone from C-1 and PUD-R to PUD-R.

8. EAU CLAIRE HIGH SCHOOL.  4800 Monticello Road; rezone from RS-3 to PUD-C.

This item was deferred for one (1) month.  Eau Claire High School representatives are required to schedule a meeting with the impacted residents and the City of Columbia to discuss the proposed site improvements placing emphasis on the additional lighting system for the tennis courts and athletic field.

ANNEXATION WITH MAP AMENDMENT – FIRST READING

9. 3300 BLOCK OF LEESBURG ROAD; annex property and rezone from Richland County RS-3 to C-2.
Ordinance No.: 2003-079 – Annexing parcels at Leesburg Road and Scotch Pine Road, Richland County TMS# 20004-01-12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20 and portion of 23.

Upon motion by Mr. Cromartie, seconded by Ms. Sinclair, Council voted unanimously to approve on first reading a Zoning Map Amendment for the 3300 Block of Leesburg Road; rezone from Richland County RS-3 to C-2 and Ordinance No.: 2003-079 – Annexing parcels at Leesburg Road and Scotch Pine Road, Richland County TMS# 20004-01-12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20 and portion of 23.  Staff was directed to prepare a cost benefit analysis for annexing this property, prior to second reading approval.

ANNEXATION WITH MAP AMENDMENT

10. 5024 FERNANDINA ROAD; annex property and rezone from Richland County M-1 and Lexington County ID to M-1, FS Overlay.

Mr. William Durham, appeared before the members of Council on behalf of the Jim High Associates in opposition to the request to rezone.  He stated that this request is an attempt to get around Federal Law.

This item was deferred.  No action was taken.

ORDINANCES – SECOND READING

Upon motion by Mr. Cromartie, seconded by Mr. Davis, Council voted unanimously to give second reading approval on a single motion to Items 11. through 15.

11. Ordinance No.: 2003-105 – Annexing 1020 Fiske Street, Richland County TMS# 11711-13-25. First reading approval on January 7, 2004  - Approved on second reading.

12. Ordinance No.: 2004-001 – Amending the 1998 Code of Ordinances of the City of Columbia, South Carolina, Chapter 14, Offenses and Miscellaneous Provisions, Article I, In General to add Sec. 14-5, Prohibited acts in city owned parking facilities and lots. First reading approval on January 7, 2004 – Approved on second reading.

13. Ordinance No.: 2004-002 – Granting a Franchise to Armando Aguinaga d/b/a Armando Tacos for operation of a stationary sidewalk vending cart in the mid-block pad near 1201 Main Street First reading approval on January 7, 2004 – Approved on second reading.

14. Ordinance No.: 2004-003 – Granting a Franchise to Jersey Joe’s Original New York City Hot Dog for operation of a stationary sidewalk vending cart at the southeast corner of Assembly Street and Hampton Street First reading approval on January 7, 2004 – Approved on second reading.

15. Ordinance No.: 2004-004 – Granting a Franchise to Robert Spencer for operation of a stationary sidewalk vending cart on the west side of the 1700 block of Main Street First reading approval on January 7, 2004 – Approved on second reading.

CONSIDERATION OF BIDS, AGREEMENTS & CHANGE ORDERS

Upon motion by Mr. Cromartie, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council voted unanimously to approve on a single motion Items 16. and 17. as presented.

16. Council is asked to approve a Contract for Professional Services to facilitate a partnership between the City of Columbia and Fort Jackson, as requested by the City Manager.  Award to Charles Williams d/b/a Vernise, LLC in an amount not to exceed $75,000.00 plus expenses not to exceed $3,000.00. - Approved

17. Council is asked to approve an Agreement for Bill Printing, Handling and Mailing Services through June 30, 2007, as requested by Information Technology.  Award  to Laser Print Plus.  This vendor is located within City limits.  - Approved

ORDINANCE – FIRST READING

18. Ordinance No.: 2004-006 – Authorizing the City of Columbia, South Carolina, to execute and deliver an equipment lease purchase agreement in the amount of not exceeding $4,300,000 between the City and the Lessor thereof to defray the cost of acquiring certain equipment; and other matters relating thereto.

Upon motion by Mr. Papadea, seconded by Ms. Sinclair, Council voted unanimously to approve on first reading Ordinance No.: 2004-006 - Authorizing the City of Columbia, South Carolina, to execute and deliver an equipment lease purchase agreement in the amount of not exceeding $4,300,000 between the City and the Lessor thereof to defray the cost of acquiring certain equipment; and other matters relating thereto.

RESOLUTION

19. **Resolution No.: R-2004-004 – Relating to the Declaration of Intent by the City of Columbia, South Carolina, to Reimburse certain expenditures prior to the execution and delivery of an Equipment Lease-Purchase Agreement by the City.

Upon motion by Mr. Cromartie, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council voted unanimously to approve Resolution No.: R-2004-004 - Relating to the Declaration of Intent by the City of Columbia, South Carolina, to Reimburse certain expenditures prior to the execution and delivery of an Equipment Lease-Purchase Agreement by the City.

APPEARANCE OF PUBLIC HAVING BUSINESS WITH CITY COUNCIL

No one appeared before City Council.

· Mayor Coble adjourned the meeting at 11:07 a.m. to reconvene the Work Session.

Respectfully submitted by:
Erika D. Moore
City Clerk