CITY OF COLUMBIA CITY COUNCIL AGENDA
WEDNESDAY, January 19, 2000
6:00 pm - Ben Arnold Center
1100 South Holly Street

The City of Columbia City Council met  Wednesday, January 19, 2000, at 6:00 p.m. at the Ben Arnold Center, 1100 South Holly Street, Columbia, South Carolina.  Mayor Robert D. Coble called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

I. ROLL CALL AND INTRODUCTIONS

Council members present were:  The Honorable E. W. Cromartie, The Honorable Francenia B. Heizer, The Honorable Jim Papadea, The Honorable Anne M. Sinclair, and The Honorable Sam Davis.   Also attending were Mr. Michael A. Bierman, City Manager and Ms. Vivian A. Krigline, City Clerk.

Ms. Sinclair welcomed everyone to the meeting and expressed her appreciation for all involved in the renovation of the Ben Arnold Center.

Ms. Joan Soransen, parking leader at the center, reviewed the programs offered at the center.

Mr. Gregg Pierce of Richland County Council was recognized.

II. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Upon motion by Mr. Papadea, seconded by Ms. Heizer, Council unanimously approved the minutes from the January 5, 2000 meetings.
 
III. CONSENT AGENDA

Mr. Bierman added a request from Policy Management Systems Corporation to serve alcohol in the City parking lot (800 block of Park Street) on January 21, 2000 for an employee event.

Upon motion by Mr. Papadea, seconded by Ms. Heizer, Council unanimously approved the consent agenda as amended.

A. ORDINANCES - SECOND READING

1. Ordinance No. 2000-002 - Amending the 1998 Code of Ordinances of the City of Columbia, South Carolina, Chapter 12, Motor Vehicles and Traffic, Article II, Stopping, Standing and Parking, Division 2, Parking Meter Zones, Sec. 12-79.

 Council gave second reading approval to Ordinance No. 2000-02 related to parking meter citations.  This amendment will allow “other city employees charged by the City Manager” to report and issue parking meter violations.  First reading approval was given on January 12, 2000.

2. 301 S. Bonham -  TMS 13801-08-06.  George Knowles, Owner –  Rezone from RS-2 (Single Family Residential) to PUD-R (Planned Unit Development – Residential).

Council gave second reading approval to rezone 301 S. Bonham Road from RS-2 to PUD-R.  This will allow the use of a garage apartment on the property that lost its “grandfather” status.  First reading approval was given on January 12, 2000.

3. 4903 Monticello Road – TMS 09212-04-06, 07, & 08.  Alphonso Graham, Owner - Rezone from C-1 (Office & Institutional) to C-2 (Neighborhood Commercial).

Council gave second reading approval to rezone 4903 Monticello Road from C-1 to C-2.  This will allow the owner to reopen a lawn mower repair shop and establish a lawn and garden center.  First reading approval was given on January 12, 2000.

4. 715-721 Pulaski Street & 723-745 Pulaski Street – TMS 08910-2-2 & TMS 08911-05-02.  The Pettit Company, agent – Rezone from M-2 (Heavy Industrial) to M-1 (Light Industrial).

Council gave second reading approval to the request to rezone property on Pulaski Street from M-2 to M-1.  This will allow the construction of an office building by providing continuity of zoning to the whole property.  If the zoning remains, the building would cross a zoning line.  First reading approval was given on January 12, 2000.

CONFIRMATION OF ZONING CLASSIFICATION FOR RECENTLY ANNEXED PROPERTIES WITH NO ZONING CHANGE

Council gave second reading approval to confirm the zoning classifications of the following recently annexed properties.  First reading approval was given on January 12, 2000.

5. Lot 4, D15, Phase 1, Woodcreek Farms, TMS 28800 (portion); confirm PUD-R zoning.
6. Lot 12, Blocks D4 & D4A, Woodcreek Farms, TMS 28800 (portion); confirm PUD-R zoning.
7. Lot 11, Blocks D4 & D4A, Woodcreek Farms, TMS 28800 (portion); confirm PUD-R zoning.
8. Lot 10, Blocks D4 & D4A, Woodcreek Farms, TMS 28800 (portion); confirm PUD-R zoning.
9. Lot 28, Phase A9-1, Woodcreek Farms, TMS 28800 (portion); confirm PUD-R zoning.
10. Lot 11, Phase A9-1, Woodcreek Farms, TMS 28800 (portion); confirm PUD-R zoning
11. Lot 8, Phase A9-1, Woodcreek Farms, TMS 28800 (portion); confirm PUD-R zoning
12. Lot 9, Block D15, Phase 1, Woodcreek Farms, TMS 28800 (portion); confirm PUD-R zoning
13. Lots 1-32, D14, Phase 1, Woodcreek Farms, TMS 28800 (portion); confirm PUD-R Zoning14. 1913 Burton Street, TMS 14104-06-09; confirm RS-1 zoning.
15. 607 Bush River Road, TMS 07304-01-09 (portion), confirm C-3 zoning.

 B. CONSIDERATION OF BIDS.

1. Council approved a request to purchase three Laptop Computers for the Computer Services Department from Gateway 2000, using the S. C. State Contract, for a total cost of $10,527.30.

2. Council approved a request to purchase Trees for the Forestry & Beautification Division, from the low bidder for each variety of tree, for a total cost of $14,747.25. (Bid No. 00042-99-00)

3. Council approved a request  to purchase/configure four new Computer Work Stations at the Lake Murray Water Treatment Plant, from MR Systems for a total cost of $14,861.  (This is a sole source purchase and includes the installation of hardware, software, labor and travel.  MR Systems provided services for existing equipment and this will be an add on to their existing work).

C. REQUEST TO CLOSE STREET AND USE SIDEWALKS

1. Council approved Resolution R-2000-003 to allow Sidewalk Sales for Kimbrell’s Furniture Company at 1626 Main Street on Saturday, February 5, 12, 19, and 26, and March 4 and 18, 2000 during business hours (9 am until 5 pm); and to allow parking in the loading zone for a radio broadcast van on February 5, 2000.

2. Council approved the request from  Policy Management Systems Corporation to serve alcohol in the City parking lot (800 block of Park Street) on January 21, 2000 for an employee event.

IV. ORDINANCES

A. FIRST READING

1. Ordinance No. 2000-03 - Authorizing Sale of 1.2 Acres at the Corner of Gadsden and Hampton Streets known as Richland County Tax Map #09013-01-02 and portion of 07 to Estates Properties, LLC

Upon motion by Mr. Papadea, seconded by Mr. Davis, Council unanimously gave first reading approval to allow the sale of property at the corner of Gadsden and Hampton Streets to Estates Properties, LLC.

B. SECOND READING

Upon motion by Mr. Papadea, seconded by Mr. Cromartie, Council unanimously voted to give second reading approval to Items 1 and 2 on a single motion.

1. Request to Rezone and Annex (Ordinance No. 99-113) Richland County TMS #19100-01-04, W/S Hazelwood Road, Tract A; TMS #19100-01-03, W/S Hazelwood Road, Tract B; and TMS #19100-01-05, W/S. Hazelwood Road, Tract C (Rezone property from RS-1 & RG-2 (County) to RS-1A and RG-2 (City)

 Council gave second reading approval to the request to rezone and annex property on Hazelwood Road to allow the construction of a subdivision.  The site plan has been revised to accommodate recommendations made by Council and the neighborhood during the public hearing on December 1, 1999.  First reading approval was given on December 1, 1999.

2. 700, 800 & 900 blocks of Blossom Street, 800 & 900 blocks of Wheat Street, portion of 700 block of Wheat Street and 419 Gadsden Street – TMS 08914, blocks 05, 06, 07, 09, 12 and block 10, lots 2 & 3.  USC, Owner –Rezone from M-2 (Heavy Industrial) to C-1 (Office & Institutional)

Council gave second reading approval to the request to rezone property on Blossom, Wheat and Gadsden Streets for the University of South Carolina.  The request is to rezone the property from M-2 to C-1.  This will allow the erection of fraternity and sorority housing.  First reading approval was given on January 12, 2000.

V.  APPOINTMENTS

The following items were held over.

A.  HOUSING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENTS AND APPEALS
B.  RIVERBANKS PARK COMMISSION
C.  MINI GRANT COMMITTEE
D. COMMERCIAL REVOLVING LOAN FUND REVIEW BOARD
E. KEEP AMERICA BEAUTIFUL OF THE MIDLANDS
F. ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS

VI. RESOLUTIONS

Upon motion by Mr. Cromartie, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council unanimously approved Items A through C on a single motion.

A. Resolution No. R2000-002 - Authorizing City Manager to Execute a Contract of Sale with Estates Properties, LLC for the Sale of 1.2 Acres at the Corner of Gadsden and Hampton Streets, Known as Richland County TMS #09013-01, 02 and portion of 07.

Council approved a resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract of sale with Estates Properties, LLC for property at Gadsden and Hampton Streets.  Estates Properties is purchasing the property for $160,000.

B. Agreement for Architectural/Engineering Services for Renovations and Improvements to the Municipal Court Building with LTC Associates.

Council approved an agreement with LTC Associates to make renovations and improvements to the Municipal Court Building on Washington Street.  The amount of the contract for design and construction services is $44,800 plus $3,000 for reimbursables and testing services.  The proposed renovation construction cost is approximately $610,000.

C. Agreement for Architectural/Engineering Services with The Boudreaux Group for Providing Masterplanning and Programming Services for Improvements within Drew Park, 2100 Oak Street.

 Council approved  an agreement with The Boudreaux Group to provide services for improvements to Drew Park for a fee of $23,500.

VII. APPEARANCE OF PUBLIC HAVING BUSINESS WITH CITY COUNCIL

Ms. Sinclair questioned the request from Kibrell’s sidewalk sale and asked the Mr. Alan Rivkin, a merchant on Main Street, be notified of the request.

No one appeared to speak before Council at this time.
 
The meeting was adjourned at 6:10 p.m.

Submitted by:
Vivian A. Krigline
City Clerk
 


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