CITY OF COLUMBIA
CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT IV EVENING MEETING MINUTES
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 7, 2004
6:30 P.M. – HAMPTON PARK
1117 BRANDON AVENUE

The City of Columbia City Council met for a District IV Evening Meeting on Wednesday, April 7, 2004, at Hampton Park, 1117 Brandon Avenue, Columbia, South Carolina. Mayor Robert D. Coble called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m.  Council members present were The Honorable E. W. Cromartie, II, The Honorable Jim D. N. Papadea, The Honorable Anne M. Sinclair, The Honorable Hamilton Osborne, Jr., The Honorable Sam Davis and The Honorable Tameika Isaac Devine.  Also present were Mr. Charles P. Austin, Sr., City Manager and Ms. Erika D. Moore, City Clerk.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

1.  Minutes of March 17 and 24, 2004

Upon motion by Mr. Papadea, seconded by Ms. Sinclair, Council voted unanimously to approve the Minutes of March 17 and 24, 2004 as presented.

1a.  **Introduction of Mr. Daniel Rickenmann, Councilman Elect

Upon motion by Mr. Papadea, seconded by Ms. Devine, Council voted unanimously to allow Councilman-Elect Daniel Rickenmann to participate in City Council Meetings and Executive Sessions.  Council also voted to begin the process of rotating Councilman Jim Papadea off of various boards and commissions.  Councilman-Elect Daniel Rickenmann would then replace Councilman Papadea on those boards and commissions.

**Mayor Coble recognized Boy Scouts Troops 5, 37, and 388.

**Councilman Hamilton Osborne welcomed everyone to Hampton Park.  He noted the remarkable changes that have taken place in the Brandon Acres / Cedar Terrace Community.  He also thanked the Boy Scout Troops for coming out.

CONSENT AGENDA

Upon motion by Mr. Cromartie, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council voted unanimously to approve the Consent Agenda Items 2. through 23. as presented.

STREET CLOSING

2.  Council is asked to approve a request to close the 2800 block of Douglas Street on Saturday, April 10, 2004 from 12:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. for a Birthday Carnival.  Contact: Mrs. Ernestine Furtick - Approved
 
3.  Council is asked to approve a request from the Strathaven Forest Homeowners Association to close the 7000 block of Caledonia Lane on Saturday, April 24, 2004, from 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. for an Annual Neighborhood Picnic.  Contact: Ms. Gayle Hickman, Social Chair Rain Date: Saturday, May 1, 2004 - Approved

4.  Council is asked to approve a request from Carolina Sunshine for Children to close Lincoln Street between Gervais Street and Lady Street and Lady Street between Park Street and Gadsden Street on Sunday, April 25, 2004 from 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. for the Spring Rally in the Vista.  Contact:  Mr. Pete Thomas, Board Member
  Resolution No.: R-2004 – 020 – Authorizing consumption of alcoholic beverages at Spring Rally in the Vista - Approved

5.  Council is asked to approve a request from Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church to close the 100 block of Queen Street between Heyward Street and Monroe Street, on Saturday, May 8, 2004, from 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. for a Block Party.  Contact: Ms. Elsie Montgomery, Evangelism Chair - Approved

 CONSIDERATION OF BIDS, AGREEMENTS AND CHANGE ORDERS

6. Council is asked to approve the Disposal of Surplus Vehicles and Equipment, as requested by Fleet Services.  The Wayne Evans Auction Company of Columbus, Georgia will conduct the Auction at no charge to the City of Columbia.  The firm will receive compensation from a 9% buyers Premium.  The Auction is scheduled for Saturday, May 15, 2004 at the Fleet Services Compound. - Approved

7. Council is asked to approve the Purchase of Facility Reservation Software, as requested by the Parks & Recreation Department.  Award to Vermont Systems, the low bidder, in the amount of $10,814.00.  This vendor is located in Essex Junction, Vermont. - Approved

8. Council is asked to approve the Purchase of a ½ Ton Pick-Up Truck, as requested by Inspections.  Award to Love Chevrolet, using the S.C. State Vehicle Contract, in the amount of $11,527.97.  This vendor is located in Cayce, SC.  - Approved

9. Council is asked to approve the Purchase of 650 Pairs of Work Pants, as requested by the Fire Department.  Award to Martin’s Uniforms, the low bidder, in the amount of $11,943.75.  This vendor is located in Seminole, Florida.  - Approved

10. Council is asked for approval to Upgrade a Camera Truck, as requested by the Wastewater Maintenance Division.  Award to Cues Equipment, in the amount of $57,822.45.  This vendor is located in Orlando, Florida. - Approved

11. Council is asked to approve an Agreement for Architectural / Engineering Services for Evaluation, Design and Construction of Improvements to the City’s North Main Fire Station, as requested by Engineering Operations.  Award to McCreary / Snow Architects, PA for a fee not to exceed $58,200.00.  This is a Female Business Enterprise located in Columbia. - Approved

12.   Council is asked to approve an Agreement for Engineering Services for Flood Mitigation Projects on Devine Street and Roslyn Drive; CIP Project SD233, as requested by Engineering Operations. Award to Chao and Associates, in an amount not to exceed $24,500.00.  This Minority Business Enterprise is located in Columbia. - Approved

SECOND READINGS

 ANNEXATIONS WITH MAP AMENDMENTS

13. LOST CREEK PLANTATION, LOT 17. TMS#05115-01-08; annex property and rezone from Richland County RU to RS-1. First reading approval on March 17, 2004. – Approved on second reading.

Ordinance No.: 2004-014 – Annexing Lot 17, Lost Creek Plantation, Richland County TMS #05115-01-08 First reading approval on March 17, 2004. – Approved on second reading.

14. 609 OLD WOODLANDS ROAD.  Annex property and rezone from Richland County RS-1A to RS-1B. First reading approval on March 27, 2004. – Approved on second reading.

Ordinance No.: 2004-013 – Annexing 609 Old Woodlands Road, Richland County TMS #13713-02-20 First reading approval on March 17, 2004. – Approved on second reading.

15. WOODCREEK FARMS, VILLAGE GREEN.  TMS#25800-03-28 (p); Annex property and rezone from Richland County PUD-2 to PUD-R. First reading approval on March 17, 2004. – Approved on second reading.

Ordinance No.: 2004-012 – Annexing Village Green at Woodcreek Farms, Richland County TMS #25800-03-28 (1.21 acre portion) First reading approval on March 17, 2004. – Approved on second reading.

16. WOODCREEK FARMS, AREA D-14, PHASE II (20.445 acres). TMS#28900-03-09; Annex property and rezone from Richland County PUD-2 to PUD-R. First reading approval on March 17, 2004. – Approved on second reading.

Ordinance No.: 2004-011 – Annexing 20.445 acres, Woodcreek Farms Development, Area D-14, Phase 2, Richland County TMS #28900-03-09 First reading approval on March 17, 2004. – Approved on second reading.

  ZONING CONFIRMATIONS – (PROPERTIES PREVIOUSLY ANNEXED)

17. 400 HARBISON BOULEVARD; confirm D-1, annexed 1/7/04. First reading approval on March 17, 2004.  – Approved on second reading.

18. 1020 FISKE STREET; confirm RG-1, annexed 1/14/04. First reading approval on March 17, 2004. – Approved on second reading.

19. WILLOW TREE SUBDIVISION (30.18 acre portion).  TMS#19214-03-03 and 04; confirm RS-3, annexed 2/25/04. First reading approval on March 17, 2004. – Approved on second reading.

  MAP AMENDMENTS -  (REZONINGS)

20. WILLOW TREE SUBDIVISION (3.46 acre portion).  TMS#19214-03-12 and 13; rezone from RS-1 to RS-3. First reading approval on March 17, 2004. – Approved on second reading.

21. LOST CREEK PLANTATION, 407 LOST CREEK ROAD; rezone from D-1 to RS-1. – Approved on second reading.

22. 4807-09 ANDERSON STREET (AKA 4706-07 ANDERSON STREET); rezone from RS-3 to RD. – Approved on second reading.

23. WOODHILL ESTATES, EAST SIDE OF GILLS CREEK PARKWAY; TMS#13809-05-03; rezone from C-3 to RS-1. – Approved on second reading.

CONSIDERATION OF BIDS, AGREEMENTS AND CHANGE ORDERS

24. Council is asked to approve the Purchase of Two (2) Automated Side Loading Garbage Trucks, as requested by the Solid Waste Division.  Award to Heil Environmental, Inc., the second low bidder meeting specifications, in the amount of $314,336.00.  This vendor is located in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Upon motion by Ms. Devine, seconded by Mr. Osborne, Council voted unanimously to approve the Purchase of Two (2) Automated Side Loading Garbage Trucks, as requested by the Solid Waste Division. Award to Heil Environmental, Inc., the second low bidder meeting specifications, in the amount of $314,336.00.

25. Council is asked to approve Project #SS861-6/7; Main Street Sanitary Sewer Improvements, as requested by Engineering.  Award to American Water Services, the low bidder in the amount of $518,516.00.  This firm is located in Charlotte, NC.

Upon motion by Mr. Cromartie, seconded by Ms. Devine, Council voted unanimously to approve Project #SS861-6/7; Main Street Sanitary Sewer Improvements, as requested by Engineering.  Award to American Water Services, the low bidder in the amount of $518,516.00.

26. Council is asked to approve a Sanitary Sewer Main Extension Agreement for property known as the Food Lion Shopping Center; CIP# SS939-3/4, as requested by Engineering Operations.  Award to HR Developers, a maximum of two hundred eleven (211) Sewer Tap Certificates valued at $300.00 each for the total amount of $63,300.00.

 This item was held over no action was taken.

MAP AMENDMENTS -  (REZONINGS) – SECOND READING

27. GARNERS FERRY ROAD at DAPHNE ROAD (16.62 acres). TMS#16315-02-02; rezone from Richland County D-1 to C-3. First reading approval on March 17, 2004.
  Ordinance No.: 2004-029 – Annexing 16.6 +/- acres, Garners Ferry Road at Daphne Road, Richland County TMS #16315-02-02 First reading approval on March 17, 2004.

Upon motion by Mr. Osborne, seconded by Ms. Devine, Council voted unanimously to give second reading approval on a single motion to a Zoning Map Amendment for Garners Ferry Road at Daphne Road (16.62 acres); TMS#16315-02-02; rezone from Richland County D-1 to C-3 and Ordinance No.: 2004-029 – Annexing 16.6 +/- acres, Garners Ferry Road at Daphne Road, Richland County TMS #16315-02-02.

ORDINANCES – FIRST READING

28. Ordinance No.: 2003-104 – Granting encroachment to the Golden K Kiwanis Club of Columbia for placement and maintenance of a sign at the Capital Senior Center

Upon motion Ms. Sinclair, seconded by Mr. Cromartie, Council voted unanimously to approve on first reading Ordinance No.: 2003-104 – Granting encroachment to the Golden K Kiwanis Club of Columbia for placement and maintenance of a sign at the southeast corner of Pickens Street and Park Circle as recommended by staff.  The Ordinance will be amended to reflect the new location prior to second reading approval.
29. Ordinance No.: 2004-023 – Approval for Transfer of water lines for fire protection from Bryan Hospital and Morris Village to S.C. Department of Mental Health; Richland County TMS #14400-01-01 (portion); CF# 13-E-84

Upon motion by Mr. Cromartie, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council voted unanimously to approve on first reading Ordinance No.: 2004-023 – Approval for Transfer of water lines for fire protection from Bryan Hospital and Morris Village to S.C. Department of Mental Health; Richland County TMS# 14400-01-01 (portion); CF# 13-E-84.

30. Ordinance No.: 2004-024 – Granting encroachment to Yorkshire Neighborhood Association for installation and maintenance of signs, landscaping and lighting at the subdivision entrances on Yorkshire Drive and Wilshire Drive

Upon motion by Mr. Osborne, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council voted unanimously to approve on first reading Ordinance No.: 2004-024 – Granting encroachment to Yorkshire Neighborhood Association for installation and maintenance of signs, landscaping and lighting at the subdivision entrances on Yorkshire Drive and Willshire Drive.
 
31. Ordinance No.: 2004-032 – Closing and transfer of Saxon Plaza and portion of Elmwood Avenue to the Housing Authority of the City of Columbia for development of Drew Park

Upon motion by Mr. Cromartie, seconded by Ms. Devine, Council voted unanimously to approve on first reading Ordinance No.: 2004-032 – Closing and transfer of Saxon Plaza and portion of Elmwood Avenue to the Housing Authority of the City of Columbia for development of Drew Park.

RESOLUTION

A. Resolution No: R-2004-019 – Release and abandonment of the City’s Existing Storm Drainage Easement along 2800 Monroe Street; Richland County TMS #11314-03-01 (Portion); CF# 35-15

Upon motion by Ms. Sinclair, seconded by Mr. Cromartie, Council voted unanimously to approve Resolution No.: R-2004-019 – Release and abandonment of the City’s Existing Storm Drainage Easement along 2800 Monroe Street; Richland County TMS# 11314-03-01.

APPEARANCE OF PUBLIC HAVING BUSINE SS WITH CITY COUNCIL

Mr. Tige Watts, Brandon Acres/ Cedar Terrace Organization President, thanked the members of Council for meeting at Hampton Park.  He thanked the citizens for coming out to Hampton Park, also.  Mr. Watts gave a special welcome to Councilman-Elect Daniel Rickenmann.

· Mayor Coble adjourned the meeting at 6:45 p.m.

Respectfully submitted by:
Erika D. Moore
City Clerk