CITY OF COLUMBIA
CITY COUNCIL
ZONING PUBLIC HEARING MINUTES
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13, 2002
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 13, 2002, in the City Hall Council Chambers, 1737 Main Street, Columbia, South Carolina.  Mayor Robert D. Coble called the meeting to order at 10:12 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.  Absent was The Honorable E. W. Cromartie, II.  Also present was Ms. Leona K. Plaugh, City Manager and Ms. Pamela J. Ferst, Acting City Clerk.
 

PRESENTATIONS

A. Richland County Land Use Plan - Mr. Michael Criss, Planning Director

Mr. Michael Criss, Planning Director, presented Richland County=s Land Use Plan to City Council.

B. Columbia Museum of Art - Ms. Margaret Skove, Executive Director

Ms. Margaret Skove introduced herself to Council as the new Executive Director of the Columbia Museum of Art.

ZONING PUBLIC HEARING

C. ZONING MAP AMENDMENTS

01-38 MA.  827 Arrowwood Road, TMS 7306-2-4, 5, 38 & 39.  Rezone from D-1 to RS -1.  The property is currently vacant.  Applicant Tripp Davis, Agent, is proposing to develop single family, detached, cluster housing that preserves tree cover and environmentally sensitive areas.

Upon motion by Ms. Heizer, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council voted unanimously to approve on first reading Zoning Map Amendment  01-38 MA. 827 Arrowwood Road, TMS 7306-2-4,5, 38 & 39.  Rezone from D-1 to DS-1.

02-03 MA.  Peachtree Drive (Chestnut Hill S/D - Highland Creek Phases III & IV), TMS 05200-03-09-10.  Rezone from D-1 to PUD-R.  Applicant Nicholas Creek Ventures LLC.  The property is currently vacant.  Applicant is proposing Single Family Residential.

Upon motion by Mr. Papadea, seconded by Mr. Davis, Council voted unanimously to approve on first reading Zoning Map Amendment 02-03 MA. Peachtree Drive (Chestnut Hill S/D - Highland Creek Phases III & IV), TMS 05200-03-09-10.  Rezone from D-1 to PUD-R.  02-04 MA.
 
 
 

 
Candi Lane / I-26, TMS 07301-01-01.  Add FS Overlay to existing C-3 zoning.  Applicant
Lamar Outdoor Advertising is requesting the FS Freeway sign overlay to this property in
order to erect an advertising sign.  The property is currently vacant.

Ms. Cheryl Taylor, Arrowwood Neighborhood Association, appeared before Council in opposition  to the request.  Ms. Taylor stated that the sign is closely located to the residential
area and the lights can be seen from their property.

This item was held over, no action was taken.

CONFIRMATION OF ZONING CLASSIFICATION ONLY

Upon motion by Ms. Sinclair, seconded by Ms. Heizer, Council voted unanimously to approve on a single motion to confirm the Zoning Classifications of:   02-05 MA.  148 Harbison Blvd., Parcel 8, TMS 02797-01-28.  Confirm C-3 zoning;   02-06 MA.  938 Fiske Street, TMS 11711-13-77.  Confirm RG-1 zoning;   02-07 MA. 2117 Apple Valley Road, TMS 07502-01-01.
Confirm RG-1 zoning;   02-08 MA.  924 Broad River Road, TMS 07311-05-09.  Confirm C-3
zoning.  Zoning Confirmation for 02-09 MA. was held over, no action was taken.

02-05 MA.148 Harbison Blvd., Parcel 8, TMS 02797-01-28.  Confirm C-3 zoning.
Approved

02-06 MA. 938 Fiske Street, TMS 11711-13-77.  Confirm RG-1 zoning.
Approved

02-07 MA.2117 Apple Valley Road, TMS 07502-01-01.  Confirm RG-1 zoning.
Approved

02-08 MA. 924 Broad River Road, TMS 07311-05-09.  Confirm C-3 zoning.
Approved

02-09 MA.  Parcels at Woodcross Dr. & Fernandina Road., TMS 04911-06-01; 04910-02-01 and 02898-03-19.  Confirm PUD-LS zoning.
This item was held over, no action was taken.

CONSENT AGENDA

Upon motion by Ms. Heizer, seconded by Mr. Davis, Council voted unanimously to approve on a single motion Consent Agenda Items D. and E.  Item F. was held over, no action was taken.

STREET CLOSING

D. Council is asked to approve a request from the Columbia Museum of Art to close off Main  Street between Taylor and Washington Streets and the intersections of Main and Hampton Streets around the City Year Circle, Thursday, April 18, 2002 from 4:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.  (Stage to be located at the intersection of Main and Hampton, facing south) for the Contemporaries= Third Thursday opening concert.   Alternative Street Closings: Close Main Street from Hampton Street to Washington Street with placement of stage on the south side of Hampton Street.  Contact: Christina Carson   Resolution No.: R-2002-2002-012 - Authorizing Consumption of alcoholic beverages and outdoor concert for Columbia Museum of Art Contemporaries= Third Thursday Concert.   Sale of food and beverage items Beer and Wine Sales are authorized between 5:30 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.  Approved

 
E. Council is asked to approve a request from the Employment Security Commission to close Wayne Street from Washington Street to Hampton Street from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., on Wednesday, April 17, 2002, for the Annual SCESC Retiree Reunion. Approved

CONSIDERATION OF BIDS, AGREEMENTS, AND CHANGE ORDERS

F. Council is asked to approve a contract for Project #SD58-9/0, Phase I: Storm Drainage Construction along Craven Street, as requested by the Director of Engineering. Award to Trussell Brothers Construction Company, Inc., the low bidder, in the amount of $157,474.00.  MBE/FBE participation: 4.45%.  This is a local vendor.
This item was discussed in Executive Session, no action was taken.

ORDINANCE - SECOND READING

G. *Ordinance No.: 2002-009 - Granting a Franchise to South Carolina Electric and Gas Company for the construction, operation and maintenance of electric and gas systems in the City of Columbia, South Carolina.   Approved on First Reading March 01,2002.

Upon motion by Mayor Coble, seconded by Ms. Heizer, Council voted four (4) to one (1) to approve on second reading, Ordinance No.: 2002-009 - Granting a Franchise to South Carolina Electric and Gas Company for the construction, operation and maintenance of electric and gas systems in the City of Columbia, South Carolina.  Voting aye were Ms. Heizer, Ms. Sinclair, Mr. Davis and Mayor Coble.  Voting nay was Mr. Papadea.  Mr. Osborne abstained from voting do to a conflict of interest.
 
H.  Ordinance No.:  2002-016 - Amending the 1998 Code of Ordinances of The City of
Columbia, South Carolina, Chapter 22, Streets, Sidewalks and Other Public Places, Article III, Obstructions, Sec. 22-71, Prohibited; removal.    Approved on First Reading March 06,2002.     This item was held over, no action was taken.

I.  Ordinance No.:  2002-017 - Amending the 1998 Code of Ordinance of The City of Columbia, South Carolina, Chapter 12, Article II, Stopping, Standing, and Parking, Division 1, Generally, Sec. 12-42, Storage of commercial vehicles on streets.    Approved on First Reading March 06,2002.     This item was held over, no action was taken.

J.  *Ordinance No.: 2002-018 - Authorizing execution of a Lease for Parking Lots A and B to the University of South Carolina for the Arena/Conference Center.  Approved on First Reading March 01,2002.     This item was held over, no action was taken.

ORDINANCE - FIRST READING

Upon motion by Ms. Heizer, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council voted unanimously to approve on first reading, on a single motion, Items K. Ordinance No.: 2002-002; L. Ordinance No.: 2002-005, M. Ordinance No.: 2001-111 , N. Ordinance No.: 2001-107 and O. Ordinance No.: 2001-106.

K. Ordinance No.: 2002-002 - Annexing 1000 Bower Parkway, Parcel 9, Columbiana Station)   Approved on first reading

L. Ordinance No.: 2002-005 - Annexing 309 Lost Creek Road, Richland County TMS #05100-03-89.  Approved on first reading
 
 

 
M. Ordinance No.: 2001-111 - Annexing 2 parcels, South side Winmet Drive, Richland County TMS #11702-02-10 and 11.  Approved

N. Ordinance No.: 2001-107 - Annexing 716 Deerwood Street, Richland County TMS #13712-01-35.  Approved on first reading

O. Ordinance No.: 2001-106 - Annexing 7716 Leitner Road, Richland County TMS #19206-09-78.  Approved on first reading

OTHER MATTERS

P. Council is asked to approve the destruction of Two Hundred Fifty (250) narcotics, as listed, presently being held in the City of Columbia Police Department Property Room.

Upon motion by Mr. Papadea, seconded by Mr. Davis, Council voted unanimously to approve the destruction of Two Hundred Fifty (250) narcotics, as listed, presently being held in the City of Columbia Police Department Property Room.
 
APPEARANCE OF PUBLIC HAVING BUSINESS WITH CITY COUNCIL

Ms. Anna Marie Darwin, Attorney for Protection and Advocacy for People with Disabilities, appeared before Council to address the need for improved public transportation for people with disabilities.  She stated that DART is inadequate and has caused disabled people to lose their jobs, miss job interviews and miss doctor appointments.

Ms. Denise Woodward, appeared before Council to follow up on an inquiry made regarding BellSouth at the October 17, 2001 meeting.  Ms. Woodward stated that citizens do not have a BellSouth location they can go to for questions or to pay their telephone bills.  Ms. Woodward also questioned what the unregulated charges are for on the BellSouth telephone bill.

Mayor Coble asked Ms. Woodward to submit a letter to him regarding her concerns and he will then contact the Public Service Commission.

Upon motion by Mayor Coble, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council voted unanimously to go into Executive Session at 11:09 a.m. to discuss Convention Center Bonds/Contract, DHEC Dumping Report, Tapp=s Furniture Real Estate matter, Craven Street Storm Drainage Construction and USC Parking Lease.

Mayor Coble adjourned the Zoning Public Hearing at 11:09 a.m.
 

Respectfully submitted by:
 

Pamela J. Ferst, CPS
Acting City Clerk