CITY OF COLUMBIA
CITY COUNCIL MEETING &
ZONING PUBLIC HEARING MINUTES
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12, 2003
10:00 A.M. - 1737 MAIN STREET
CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

The City of Columbia City Council met for a Zoning Public Hearing on Wednesday, March 12, 2003, in the City Hall Council Chambers, 1737 Main Street, Columbia, South Carolina.  Mayor Robert D. Coble called the meeting to order at 10:05 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 Sam Davis and The Honorable Tameika C. Isaac.  Also present were Ms. Leona K. Plaugh, City Manager and Ms. Pamela J. Ferst, City Clerk.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

1. Minutes of February 26, 2003

Upon motion by Ms. Sinclair, seconded by Mr. Davis, Council voted unanimously to approve the minutes of February 26, 2003 as amended.

**The City Manager informed Council that effective immediately she would like to implement a hiring freeze on all supervisory and higher level position vacancies.  Ms. Plaugh stated this proactive approach might help to curve curb costs and protect the City against what is expected to be a very difficult budget year during these tough economic times.  The members of City Council concurred with this decision.

ZONING PUBLIC HEARING

Mayor Coble opened the Public Hearing at 10:06 a.m.

2. ZONING MAP AMENDMENTS

1. 03-01 MA.  61.7 + acres, Hazelwood Road, TMS#16315-02-01 and 19100-01-02; Rezone from RG-2 to RS-1 (this property is currently being considered for annexation).
 This item was held over, no action was taken.

2. 03-02 MA.  1222 and 1224 Summerville Avenue, TMS#09109-09-portion of lots 02    and 04; Rezone portions of these lots from C-1 to C-3.

Mr. Roland Smallwood, appeared before Council in opposition to the request to rezone 1222 and 1224 Summerville Avenue.  He stated that he was not treated fairly by the Board of Zoning Adjustments.  Mr. Smallwood said that delivery trucks unload at American Blueprint during early morning hours.  He told Council that the company leaves stacks of palettes and debris around the building.  Mr. Smallwood stated that the applicant has not attempted to communicate with him.

Mr. Tom Gammon, applicant, stated that he scheduled two (2) appointments with Mr. Smallwood and both appointments were cancelled by Mr. Smallwood.  He told Council that American Blueprint is only open on Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

This item was held over, no action was taken.

3. 03-03 MA. 1125 Pope Street, TMS#09109-10-23; Rezone from C-3 to RS-3.

Upon motion by Mr. Davis, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council voted unanimously to approve on first reading Zoning Map Amendment 03-03 MA. 1125 Pope Street, TMS# 09109-10-23; Rezone from C-3 to RS-3.

4. 03-04 MA. 3407, 3414, 3436 Devine Street and 732 Adger Road, TMS#13804-05- 03 & 04 and 13804-06-02 & 04; Rezone from RS-1 and C-1 to PUD-C.

Upon motion by Ms. Sinclair, seconded by Ms. Isaac, Council voted unanimously to approve on first reading 03-04 MA. 3407, 3414, 3436 Devine Street and 732 Adger Road, TMS# 13804-05-03 & 04 and 13804-06-02 & 04; Rezone from RS-1 and C-1 to PUD-C.

5. 03-05 MA. 2503 through 2513 Center Street and 2510 Covenant Road,      TMS#11511-07-03, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17.  Rezone from RG-1, RG-2, and C-1 to PUD-R.

Upon motion by Ms. Sinclair, seconded by Mr. Cromartie, Council voted unanimously to approve on second reading 03-05 MA. 2503 through 2513 Center Street and 2510 Covenant Road, TMS# 11511-07-03, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17.  Rezone from RG-1, RG-2 and C-1 to PUD-R.

6. 03-06 MA. Saxon Homes, Harden/Oak/Read Streets, TMS#11505-01-01, 02, 03, 19; 11505-15-01; 11408-02-01, 02; Rezone from PUD-R, RG-2, and C-3 to amended PUD-R.

Upon motion by Ms. Isaac, seconded by Mr. Cromartie, Council voted unanimously to approve on first reading 03-06 MA. Saxon Homes, Harden/Oak/ Read Streets, TMS# 11505-01-01, 02, 03, 19; 11505-15-01; 11408-02-01; 02; Rezone from PUD-R, RG-2 and C-3 to amend PUD-R.

ZONING CLASSIFICATION CONFIRMATION

Councilman Cromartie left the meeting at this time.

The following property have been recently annexed into the City of Columbia with no zoning change.  This action is for confirmation of zoning classification only.

7. 03-07 MA.  Parcels 17, 17A and 21A, Columbiana Station, TMS# 02797-01-55; Confirm C-3 zoning.  Annexed as of December 18, 2002.

Upon motion by Mr. Papadea, seconded by Mayor Coble, Council voted unanimously to approve on first reading 03-07 MA. Parcels 17, 17A and 21A, Columbiana Station, TMS# 02797-01-55; Confirm C-3 zoning.  Mr. Cromartie was not present for the vote.

ZONING ORDINANCE TEXT AMENDMENTS FIRST READING

Ordinance No.: 2003-016 Amending the 1998 Code of Ordinances of the City of Columbia, South Carolina, Chapter 17, Planning, Land Development and Zoning, Article III, Zoning, Division 11, Sexually Oriented Businesses, Sec. 17-372, Definitions, Semi-nude and Sexually oriented business
Amend §17-372 Definitions regarding Sexually Oriented Businesses.

Upon motion by Mr. Davis, seconded by M