CITY OF COLUMBIA
CITY COUNCIL
REGULAR MEETING MINUTES
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20, 2002
10:00 A.M. - 1737 MAIN STREET
CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

The City of Columbia met in regular session on Wednesday, March 20, 2002, in the City Hall Council Chambers, 1737 Main Street, Columbia, South Carolina.  Mayor Robert D. Coble called the meeting to order at 10:13 a.m.  Council members present were The Honorable E. W. Cromartie, II, The Honorable Jim Papadea, The Honorable Anne M. Sinclair, The Honorable Hamilton Osborne, Jr. and The Honorable Sam Davis.  Absent was The Honorable Francenia B. Heizer.  Also attending were Ms. Leona K. Plaugh, City Manager and Ms. Pamela J. Ferst, Acting City Clerk.

PRESENTATIONS

A. Committee to Employ the Disabled - Ms. Betty Easler and Mr. Mark Riffle

Upon motion by Ms. Sinclair, seconded by Mr. Cromartie, Council voted unanimously to approve funding in the amount of $500 to assist in the cost of printing brochure guides for the disabled.

B. City of Columbia Birthday, March 22, 2002 - Mr. Patrick Brennan, Historic Columbia Foundation

Ms. Belinda Gergel, Historic Columbia Foundation, presented the City Manager and City Council with a birthday cake celebrating the City of Columbia=s 216th Birthday.

PUBLIC HEARING

Mayor Coble opened the Public Hearing at 10:32 a.m.

C. Proposed Community Development Block Grant Amendments to Fiscal Year 1999
Comments on Housing and Community Development needs and other requirements, (including Fiscal Year 2002 / 2003) Community Development Block Grant  Recommendations, Home Funds and Housing Opportunities for persons with AIDS (HOPWA Recommendations).

Upon motion by Mr. Papadea, seconded by Mr. Cromartie, Council voted unanimously on a single motion to carry forward $16,707.90 remaining from the previous fiscal year Community Development Block Grant budget to provide additional funds for the Mini Grant Program; the Community Development Block Grant  fiscal year 2002 / 2003 budget in the amount of $1,506,000; the Home Funds in the amount of $828,000; and the Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) in the amount of $1,019,000.

No one appeared to speak in favor of or in opposition to the Proposed Community Development Block Grant Amendments to Fiscal Year 1999Comments on Housing and Community Development needs and other requirements, (including Fiscal Year 2002 / 2003) Community Development Block Grant  Recommendations, Home Funds and Housing Opportunities for persons with AIDS (HOPWA Recommendations).

Mayor Coble called the Public Hearing to a close at 10:35 a.m.
 
 

 
ZONING MAP AMENDMENTS

D. FIRST READING

Upon motion by Mr. Cromartie, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council voted unanimously on a single motion to give first reading to Zoning Map Amendment 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 and Confirmation of Zoning Classification Only for 02-09 MA.  Parcels at Woodcross Dr. & Fernandina Road., TMS 04911-06-01; 04910-02-01 and 02898-03-19.  Confirm PUD-LS zoning.

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.   Approved

CONFIRMATION OF ZONING CLASSIFICATION ONLY

02-09 MA.  Parcels at Woodcross Dr. & Fernandina Road., TMS 04911-06-01; 04910-02-01 and 02898-03-19.  Confirm PUD-LS zoning.  Approved

E. SECOND READING

Upon motion by Mr. Papadea, seconded by Mr. Davis, Council voted unanimously on a single motion to approve on second reading Zoning Map Amendment 01-38 MA.  827 Arrowwood Road, TMS 7306-2-4, 5, 38 & 39.  Rezone from D-1 to RS -1.;  and Confirmation of Zoning
Classification Only for 02-05 MA. 148 Harbison Blvd., Parcel 8, TMS 02797-01-28.   Confirm C-3 zoning;  02-06 MA.  938 Fiske Street, TMS 11711-13-11.  Confirm RG-1 zoning; 02-07 MA.  2117 Apple Valley Road, TMS 07502-01-01.  Confirm RG-1 zoning; and 02-08 MA. 924 Broad River Road, TMS 07311-05-09.  Confirm C-3 zoning.

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.  - Approved

02-03 MA.  Peachtree Dive (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.
This item was held over, no action was taken.

CONFIRMATION OF ZONING CLASSIFICATION ONLY

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

02-06 MA.  938 Fiske Street, TMS 11711-13-11.  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
 
 
 

 
CONSENT AGENDA

Upon motion by Mr. Cromartie, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council voted unanimously to approve on a single motion Consent Agenda Items F. through S. and U. through Z.  Items T., 1. and 2. were held over, no action was taken.

STREET CLOSING REQUESTS

F. Council is asked to approve a request from the Greenview Health and Safety Council to close the 1600 block of David Street between Greenview Park and Northminister Church.  (Close the intersection of Easter and David Streets and the intersection of David Street and W. Campanella Circle) from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., on Saturday, May 4, 2002, for its annual Greenview Kids Health and Safety Fun Day.  Also a request for In-Kind Services: Police and/or law enforcement personnel present throughout the day, maintaining visibility while patrolling the area; Equipment, Chairs, and Tables (portable stage, public address system, podium, forty tables, one hundred folding chairs) provided through the City of Columbia Recreation Commission. Approved

G. Council is asked to approve a request from the Palmetto Place to close Lincoln Street from Gervais to Lady Street, and Lady Street from Pulaski to Park Street from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m., on Sunday, April 21, 2002 for the Palmetto Place, Willy=s Oyster Bar, and Harley Haven Children=s Emergency Shelter Benefit.  Resolution No.: 2002 - 015 - Authorizing the consumption of alcoholic beverages at the Spring Rally in the Vista on Sunday, April 21, 2002. Approved

CONSIDERATION OF BIDS, AGREEMENTS, AND CHANGE ORDERS

H. Council is asked to approve the Purchase of a 27,100 GVWR Diesel Cab & Chassis as requested by the Street Division. Award under the South Carolina State Contract to Love Chevrolet, in the amount of $32,620.20.  There are no MBE/FBE vendors who can furnish this vehicle at this price.  The vendor is located in the Midlands. Approved

I. Council is asked to approve the Purchase of a 3/4 Ton Pick-up Truck, as requested by Wastewater Treatment Plant. Award under the South Carolina State Contract to Burns Auto Motive, in the amount of $16,115.70.  There are no MBE/FBE vendors who can furnish this vehicle at this price.  The vendor is located in the Upcountry. Approved

J. Council is asked to approve the Purchase of Three (3) Trash Trucks, as requested by the Solid Waste Division.  Award to Mike=s Specialities, the low bidder, in the amount of $107,076.40.  There are no MBE/FBE vendors who can furnish this equipment.  The vendor is located in the Midlands. Approved

K. Council is asked to approve the Purchase of Vehicles as requested by Various Departments and Divisions. Award under the South Carolina State Contract to Burns Chevrolet, in the amount of $48,619.38; Love Chevrolet, in the amount of $109,401.50; and Butler Chrysler-Plymouth, in the amount of $39,920.00, for a total amount of $197,940.88.  There are no MBE/FBE vendors who can furnish these vehicles at these prices.  One vendor is located in the Midlands, one in the Upcountry, and one in the Lowcountry. Approved
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
L. Council is asked to approve the Purchase of a 30,000 GVWR Cab & Chassis and a heavy duty Utility Body, as requested by Water Distribution. Award under the South Carolina State Contract to Simpsonville Chevrolet, in the amount of $42,756.92 and Lee Transport-Utility Body in the amount of $5,307.75, for a total amount of $48,064.67.  There are no MBE/FBE vendors who can furnish this equipment.  One vendor is located in the Midlands, the other in the Upcountry. Approved

M. Council is asked to approve the Purchase of a Small 10 yard Retriever Garbage Truck, as requested by the Solid Waste Division.  Award to Heil Environmental, Industrial, the recommended bidder, in the amount of $69,690.00.  There are no MBE/FBE vendors who can furnish this vehicle.  The vendor is located out of state. Approved
 
N. Council is asked to approve the Purchase a Dump Truck, as requested by the Street Division.  Award under the South Carolina State Contract to Columbia Freightliner (50,000 GVWR Cab & Chassis), in the amount of $72,176.35 and to R&S Truck Body Company (Dump Body), in the amount of $14,727.75, for a total amount of $86,904.10.  There are no MBE/FBE vendors who can furnish this vehicle at this cost.  One vendor is located in the Midlands and the other is out of state. Approved

O. Council is asked to approve the Purchase of an Upgrade to the Gasboy System (fueling system for city vehicles), as requested by Fleet Services.  Award to Jones & Frank, the low bidder, in the amount of $12,104.40.  There are no MBE/FBE vendors who can furnish this equipment.  This is an out of state vendor. Approved

P. Council is asked to approve an Agreement for Engineering Services for Design and Construction of New Sanitary Sewers in the Five-Points area (SS819, Phase A) and New Sanitary Sewer Line in Maxcy Gregg Park (SS819, Phase B), as requested by Engineering.  Award to Wilbur Smith Associates, not to exceed a fee of $993,394.00 for the Five-Points area (SS819, Phase A), and a lump sum fee of $58,772.00 for Maxcy Gregg Park (SS819, Phase B), for a total cost of $1,052,166.  One local FBE/MBE firm, Tom Sawyer Productions, to perform 5.5% of the overall project scope totaling $55,000 on the Five-Points area (SS819, Phase A).  No MBE/FBE participation is included in Maxcy Gregg Park (SS819, Phase B). Approved

Q. Council is asked to approve a Memorandum of Agreement with the City of Columbia, the Housing Authority of the City of Columbia, the Cooperative Ministry and the Palmetto Aids Life Support Services.  Award funding, to afford Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA), to the Housing Authority of the City of Columbia, in the amount of $493,555.00, to provide Tenant-Based Housing Assistance in the form of Section 8 vouchers to approximately 30 persons living with HIV / AIDS. Approved

R. 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. Approved

S. Council is asked to approve a contract for Project #W843-8/9; 6" Water line on Luvalle Street. W/4" water line on Cleveland Street. as requested by the Director of Engineering. Award to Lake Murray Utility, the low bidder, in the amount of $113,856.00.  MBE/FBE participation: 36.01%.  The Company is located in S.C. Approved
 
 
 
 

 
T. Council is asked to approve a Contract for Project #W900-0/1; Main Street Water main construction and rehabilitation, as requested by the Director of Engineering. Award to Spiniello Companies, the low bidder, in the amount of $917,500.00.  MBE/FBE participation: 11.01%.  This Company is located out of state.
This item was held over, no action was taken.

U. Council is asked to approve Change Order #3 to Agreement for Consulting Services to Develop and Implement a Stormwater Utility, as requested by Engineering Operations.  Award to AMEC Earth and Environmental, Inc., in the amount of $91,840.00.  The vendor is a non-FBE/MBE firm and will not be utilizing any sub-consultants to perform the work.  Approved

ORDINANCE - SECOND READING

V. Ordinance No.: 2002-002 - Annexing 1000 Bower Parkway, Parcel 9, Columbiana Station)    Approved on First Reading March 13, 2002. Approved on second reading

W. Ordinance No.: 2002-005 - Annexing 309 Lost Creek Road, Richland County TMS #05100-03-89    Approved on First Reading March 13, 2002. Approved on second reading

X. Ordinance No.: 2001-111 - Annexing 2 parcels, South side Winmet Drive, Richland County TMS #11702-02-10 and 11.    Approved on First Reading March 13, 2002. Approved on second reading.

Y. Ordinance No.: 2001-107 - Annexing 716 Deerwood Street, Richland County TMS #13712-01-35   Approved on First Reading March 13, 2002. Approved on second reading

Z. Ordinance No.: 2001-106 - Annexing 7716 Leitner Road, Richland County TMS #19206-09-78    Approved on First Reading March 13, 2002. Approved on second reading

1. 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.

2. 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.

ORDINANCE - FIRST READING

Upon motion by Mr. Papadea, seconded by Mr. Osborne, Council voted unanimously on a single motion to approve on first reading Agenda Items:  3. Ordinance No.: 2002-001 - Granting encroachment to Ernest J. Nauful, Jr. and Brenda B. Nauful for construction, installation and maintenance of a wrought iron fence and gates at 1809 Heyward Street.; 4. Ordinance No.: 2002-012 - Amending the 1998 Code of Ordinances of the City of Columbia, South Carolina, Chapter 3, Advertising, Sec. 3-3, Painting advertising matter on sidewalks or other public property. - Approved with an amendment to exclude commercial areas.; 5. Ordinance No.: 2002-013 - Granting encroachment to the University of South Carolina for construction and maintenance of a bus shelter on the West corner of Sumter Street at Catawba Street - Approved with an amendment to preserve a tree measuring seventy-six (76) inches in circumference.; 7. Ordinance No.: 2002-020 - Granting encroachment to Arnold Construction at Vista Lofts located at 701 Gervais Street.  Approved with an amendment that a planter or rail must be placed at the door swing.  Agenda Item .6  Ordinance No.: 2002-019 was held over, no action was taken.
 
3. Ordinance No.: 2002-001 - Granting encroachment to Ernest J. Nauful, Jr. and Brenda B. Nauful for construction, installation and maintenance of a wrought iron fence and gates at 1809 Heyward Street. Approved on first reading

4. Ordinance No.: 2002-012 - Amending the 1998 Code of Ordinances of the City of Columbia, South Carolina, Chapter 3, Advertising, Sec. 3-3, Painting advertising matter on sidewalks or other public property. Approved on first reading with an amendment to exclude commercial areas.

5. Ordinance No.: 2002-013 - Granting encroachment to the University of South Carolina for construction and maintenance of a bus shelter on the West corner of Sumter Street at Catawba Street.  Approved with an amendment to preserve a tree measuring seventy-six (76) inches in circumference.

6. Ordinance No.: 2002-019 - Granting encroachment to the Five Points Merchants Association for construction, placement and maintenance of a podium and brass plaque on Greene Street adjacent to the fountain located at the intersections of Greene Street, Harden Street, and Saluda Avenue in recognition of the Friends of Five Points.
This item was held over, no action was taken.

7. Ordinance No.: 2002-020 - Granting encroachment to Arnold Construction at Vista Lofts located at 701 Gervais Street.  Approved with an amendment that a planter or rail must be placed at the door swing.

RESOLUTIONS

Upon motion by Mr. Cromartie, seconded by Ms. Sinclair, Council voted unanimously to approve on a single motion 8. Resolution No.: R-2002-013 - Authorizing execution of a Contract of Sale between the City of Columbia and Ivory Nations for the purchase of 1624 Catawba Street, Richland County TMS #11306-03-07 and 9. Resolution No.: R-2002-014 - Authorizing execution of a Contract of Sale between the City of Columbia and Floyd Brown and Joe Brown for the purchase of 1630 Catawba Street, Richland County TMS #11306-03-08.

8. Resolution No.: R-2002-013 - Authorizing execution of a Contract of Sale between the City of Columbia and Ivory Nations for the purchase of 1624 Catawba Street, Richland County TMS #11306-03-07. Approved

9. Resolution No.: R-2002-014 - Authorizing execution of a Contract of Sale between the City of Columbia and Floyd Brown and Joe Brown for the purchase of 1630 Catawba Street, Richland County TMS #11306-03-08. Approved

OTHER MATTERS

10. Council is asked to approve refunding $15,000 in water and sewer tap fees, as requested by Economic Development.  Refund to ALD Thermal Treatment, Inc., as negotiated, to locate a thermal treatment plant in Richland County.

Upon motion by Mayor Coble, seconded by Mr. Cromartie, Council voted unanimously to approve refunding $15,000 in water and sewer tap fees, as requested by Economic Development.  Refund to ALD Thermal Treatment, Inc., as negotiated, to locate a thermal treatment plant in Richland County.  Mr. Osborne abstained from voting do to a conflict of interest.
 
 

 
TRAFFIC ISSUES

11. **West Buchanan Drive - Multi-Way Stop Requests

Upon motion by Mr. Osborne, seconded by Mr. Cromartie, Council voted unanimously to approve the installation of a three-way stop at the intersection of W. Buchanan Drive and Witherspoon Drive and a four-way stop at W. Buchanan Drive and Belmont Drive.

12. **Greenlawn Road

Upon motion by Mr. Osborne, seconded by Mr. Cromartie, Council voted unanimously to approve the restriction of through truck traffic on Greenlawn Road between Garners Ferry Road and Leesburg Road.

13. **Glengarry Drive

Upon motion by Mr. Osborne, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council voted unanimously to approve  the installation of a four-way stop at the intersection of Glengarry Drive and Caledonia Lane.

APPEARANCE OF PUBLIC HAVING BUSINESS WITH CITY COUNCIL

No one appeared to speak before Council.

Mayor Coble called the meeting to a close at 10:47 a.m.
 

Respectfully submitted by:
 
 

Pamela J. Ferst, CPS
Acting City Clerk