CITY OF COLUMBIA CITY COUNCIL MINUTES
WEDNESDAY, January 19, 2000
9:00 am, City Hall Conference Room

Columbia City Hall
1737 Main Street

WORK SESSION

The Columbia City Council met for a work session, Wednesday, January 19, 2000, in the Council Conference Room.  Mayor Robert D. Coble called the meeting to order at 9:10 a.m.  Council members present were:  The Honorable E. W. Cromartie, The Honorable Francenia B. Heizer, The Honorable Jim Papadea, The Honorable Anne M. Sinclair, The Honorable Hamilton Osborne, Jr. , and The Honorable Sam Davis.   Also attending were Mr. Michael A. Bierman, City Manager and Ms. Vivian A. Krigline, City Clerk

1. Presentation by Carolina Children’s Home

Mr. Kenneth Simmons, and other representatives of the Carolina Children’s Home briefed  Council on plans to request a PUD zoning classification to make renovations to their campus.  The property is on Trenholm Road and Sunnyside Drive.

2. Presentation by Compensation Committee

Mr. Jim Leventis presented a report from the Compensation Committee on recommendations for salary adjustments for the Mayor and Council of the City of Columbia.  The recommendation is to increase the salary for the Mayor from $17,500 to $21,350 and to increase the salary for Council Members from $10,200 to $12,500.  This change is recommended to take effect with the election of a new Mayor and at the election of new Council Members.

Council discussed the recommendations and asked the Legal Department to draft the appropriate ordinance to make the changes.  Mayor Coble asked the ordinance be written in such a way that the increase in the Mayor salary be effective after he leaves office.

Council recommended a public hearing be held on the ordinance.

3. Presentation by Housing Authority on Hope 6 Project

 Ms. Julia Prater of the Housing Authority briefed Council on the Celia Saxon Neighborhood Plan.  The plan calls for development of the unused portion of property behind T. S. Martin Park which is owned by the City.

Council  asked for additional information on the site plan for the project on the park property and asked that the trees be left to create a better neighborhood look.

After discussion, upon motion by Mr. Cromartie, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council unanimously voted to authorize the deeding of  property at the south end of Drew Park to the Columbia Housing Authority.

4. Legislative Agenda

Mr. Bierman reviewed a list of items he compiled that are important to the City of Columbia to discuss with the State and Federal Legislature during the year.  The City’s Legislation Reception is to be held on January 26, 2000 beginning at 6:00 p.m.

Council also discussed and requested information on Charleston’s bill related to transit and the expansion of the gas tax for this purpose.  They asked that Joe Grant get a list of all issues related to municipalities and for staff to work closely with other urban areas on relevant issues.

5. Council discussed the traffic concerns with the USC project and the impact to Whaley Street if Lincoln and Gadsden Streets remain open to through traffic.  Second reading to approve the rezoning for the USC property is on the regular agenda for consideration at the 6:00 p.m. meeting.  Council asked that a meeting be set up with USC and neighborhood representatives before Council approves the request.

Council went into the Public Hearing at 10:15 a.m.

Council went into executive session after the public hearing at 11:20 a.m.  The meeting was adjourned at 12:15 p.m.

Submitted by:
 
 

Vivian A. Krigline
City Clerk
 TEXT AMENDMENT PUBLIC HEARING
10:00 A.M. - JANUARY 19, 2000
CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

The Columbia City Council met for a public hearing, Wednesday, January 12, 2000, in the City Council Chambers at 1737 Main Street.  Mayor Robert D. Coble called the meeting to order at 10:10 a.m.   Council members present were:  The Honorable E. W. Cromartie, The Honorable Francenia B. Heizer, The Honorable Jim Papadea, The Honorable Anne M. Sinclair, The Honorable Hamilton Osborne, Jr. , and The Honorable Sam Davis.   Also attending were Mr. Michael A. Bierman, City Manager and Ms. Vivian A. Krigline, City Clerk
 

Request:  Text Amendment - Ordinance No. 99-115 Amending the 1998 Code of Ordinances of the City of Columbia, South Carolina, Chapter 17, Planning, Land Development and Zoning, Article III, Zoning, Division 12, Signs, Sec. 17-410, Advertising Signs.
 

A public hearing was held on October 6, 1999 to limit and/or prohibit advertising signs in all zoning districts, overlay zones, design preservation districts and historic districts.&