CITY OF COLUMBIA CITY COUNCIL AGENDA
WEDNESDAY, February 16, 2000
10:00 am, City Council Chambers
Columbia City Hall
1737 Main Street

The Columbia City Council met for their regular meeting, Wednesday, February 16, 2000, in the Council Chambers at 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, 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.  Note:  Mr. Cromartie was in court during the regular meeting.

I. ROLL CALL AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Upon motion by Mr. Papadea, seconded by Mr. Davis, Council unanimously approved the Minutes from the January 26, February 2,  2000 meetings.

II. PRESENTATIONS

A. CITY OF COLUMBIA FEBRUARY 2000 EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH

Mr. Kenny Moore of the Traffic Operations Division was recognized as the February 2000 City of Columbia Employee of the Month.  Mr. Moore has been employed since December 14, 1992.

B. PRESENTATION BY MR. JOHN HARDEE OF S. C. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Mr. John Hardee, Commission of the  S. C. Department of Transportation, announced the repaving project for Assembly Street from Gervais to Laurel.

Mr. Hardee then read a Resolution from the South Carolina Department of Transportation honoring Mayor Coble, and naming the Interchange at I-77 and Forest Drive, the “Robert D. Coble Interchange.”

III. CONSENT AGENDA

Mr. Bierman asked that the request to close streets for the Carolina Marathon be added to the agenda.  Upon motion by Mr. Papadea, seconded by Ms. Heizer, Council unanimously voted to approve the Consent Agenda as amended.

A. ORDINANCES - SECOND READING

1. Ordinance No. 2000-006 - Annexing 6910 Welborn Road, Richland County TMS #19203-03-05

Council gave second reading approval to annex 6910 Welborn Road.  The property is used for rental residential purposes, and will retain the current RS-1 zoning classification.  The property is located in Council District 4.  First reading approval was given on February 2, 2000.
 
2. Ordinance No. 2000-007 - Annexing Lot 5, Block D4, Woodcreek Farms known as portion of Richland County TMS #28800

Council gave second reading approval to annex Lot 5, Block D4, Woodcreek Farms.  The property is residential and will retain the current zoning classification of PUD-R.  The property is located in Council District 4.  First reading approval was given on February 2, 2000.

3. Ordinance No. 2000-008 - Annexing 4 Fishing Point, Lot 10, Block D4, Woodcreek Farms, known as portion of Richland County TMS #28800

Council gave second reading approval to annex 4 Fishing Point.  The property is residential and will retain the current zoning classification of PUD-R.  The property is located in Council District 4.  First reading approval was given on February 2, 2000.

4. Ordinance no. 2000-009 - Annexing 100 Beaver Lake Drive, Lot 3, Block D4, Woodcreek Farms, known as portion of Richland County TMS #28800

Council gave second reading approval to annex 100 Beaver Lake Drive.  The property is residential and will retain the current zoning classification of PUD-R.  The property is located in Council District 4.  First reading approval was given on February 2, 2000.

B. CONSIDERATION OF BIDS.

1. Council approved the request to purchase a New Wheel Chair Lift for the Keenan House from the low bidder, Carolina Hi Tech, for a cost of $12,480.30.

2. Council approved the request to purchase a ½ Ton Pickup Truck for the Police Department from Benson Chry-Plymouth-Dodge, using the S. C. State Vehicle Contract, for a total cost of $18,640.88.

3. Council approved the request to purchase a 22,500 GVWR Cab and Chassis for the Forestry & Beautification Division from Love Chevrolet, using the S. C. State Vehicle Contract, for a total cost of $31,043.05.

4. Council approved the request to purchase a Backhoe for the Water Distribution Division from S. C. Tractor and Equipment Company, using the S. C. State Equipment Contract, for a total cost of $47,625.00.

5. Council approved the request to purchase a Chevrolet Impala for the Police Department from Love Chevrolet, using the S. C. State Vehicle Contract, for a total cost of $19,826.10.

6. Council approved the request to purchase Water Distribution Repair Material for the Water Distribution Division from Hughes Supply, the low bidder, for a total cost of $16,397.83.

7. Council approved the request to purchase Firefighting Bunker Coats and Pants for the Fire Department, from the low bidder, Anderson Fire and Safety, for a total cost of $10,633.35.

 C. REQUEST TO CLOSE STREET AND USE SIDEWALKS

1. Council approved the request from Richland County Public Library and USC’s College of Library and Information Science to close the 1600 block of Blanding Street and the 1600 block of Henderson Street next to the Township Auditorium on Friday, May 12, 2000 from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon for their Storytelling Festival on the grounds of the Hampton Preston House  and Robert Mills House.

2. Council approved the request from Vista After Five, Inc. to Use the City-owned Parking Area at Lincoln and Senate Street for Eight Concerts Beginning on April 6 Through May 25, 2000, from 5:30 until 8:30 P.m.; and to Approve Resolution R-2000-005 Authorizing Consumption of Alcoholic Beverages and Vista after Five Concerts.

3. Council approved the request from St. Patrick’s Festival Committee to hold the annual St. Patrick’s Charity Celebration on Saturday, March 18, 2000, with a rain date of Sunday, March 19, 2000 in a designated area of Five Points; and to approve Resolution R-2000-008 Authorizing Five Points Street and Sidewalk Sales, and authorize the consumption of alcoholic beverages in a designated area for St. Patrick’s Day Celebration.

4. Council approved the request from Epilepsy Foundation of South Carolina to hold the annual Riverfest Fund-Raiser on Saturday, April 15, 2000, with a rain date of April 16, 2000, at Riverfront Park; and to approve Resolution R-2000-007 Authorizing Riverfest Celebration at Riverfront Park and the consumption of alcoholic beverages in a designated area.

5. Council approved the request from South Carolina Jaguar Society to close Main Street between Hampton and Taylor on Saturday, April 8, 2000, from 6:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. to hold a Jaguar Car Show.

6. Council approved the request from Carolina Marathon Association to close streets for the 2000 US Olympic team Trials – Women’s Marathon:  Close Main Street between Richland and Calhoun on Friday, February 25 and Saturday, February 26 from 9:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.; Close Main Street between Lady and Washington on Saturday, February 26, 2000 from 5:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.; and Close Lady Street between Main and Assembly on Saturday, February 26, 2000 from 8:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m.  There will also be youth races at Finlay Park from 10:00 a.m. until 11:45 a.m.

IV.  APPOINTMENTS

A. ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS

This item was discussed during work session.

B. HOUSING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT AND APPEALS

This item was discussed during work session.

C. RICHLAND-LEXINGTON AIRPORT DISTRICT COMMISSION

 Upon motion by Mr. Osborne, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council unanimously approved  recommending  the reappointment of Mr. William C. Ouzts for a four year term to expire February 1, 2004.  This appointment is made by the Governor as recommended by City Council.

V. REQUEST FOR CERTIFICATE OF CONVENIENCE AND NECESSITY

Upon motion by Mr. Papadea, seconded by Mr. Osborne, Council unanimously approved the application for a Certificate of Convenience and Necessity for  Rogerio Hernandez, DBA Classic Cab Company, 4427 Blossom Street, Apartment 4, Columbia, SC  29205.

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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