CITY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES
WEDNESDAY, MAY 4, 2005
6:00 P.M. – 1737 MAIN STREET
CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

The City of Columbia City Council conducted a regular meeting on Wednesday, May 4, 2005 in the City Hall Council Chambers at 1737 Main Street, Columbia, South Carolina.  The Honorable Mayor Robert D. Coble called the meeting to order at 6:09 p.m.  The following members of City Council were present:  The Honorable E.W. Cromartie, II, The Honorable Anne M. Sinclair, The Honorable Sam Davis, The Honorable Tameika Isaac Devine and The Honorable Daniel J. Rickenmann.  Also present were Mr. Charles P. Austin, Sr., City Manager and Ms. Erika D. Salley, City Clerk.  The Honorable Hamilton Osborne, Jr. was absent due to a business related trip.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

1.  Minutes of April 20 and 27, 2005

Upon motion by Ms. Devine, seconded by Ms. Sinclair, Council voted unanimously to approve on a single motion the Minutes of April 20 and 27, 2005.

**Mr. Charles P. Austin, Sr., City Manager led us in a moment of silent meditation in respect of Richland County Deputy Byron “Keith” Cannon who died today as a result of an automobile accident.

PRESENTATIONS

2. Certificate of Appreciation – Ms. Ovetta Glover, FUNDS, Inc.

Mr. Jim Felder of FUNDS, Inc. presented a Certificate of Appreciation to Mayor Coble for his private and public support of the first Black History Month Parade that took place on February 26, 2005 in the City of Columbia.

CONSENT AGENDA

Upon motion by Mr. Cromartie, seconded by Ms. Sinclair, Council voted unanimously to approve on a single motion the Consent Agenda Items 3. through 14. as presented.

STREET CLOSINGS

3.  Council is asked to approve a request from the University of South Carolina and Global Spectrum to close Greene Street from Gadsden Street to the railroad tracks where it dead ends; Gadsden Street and Lincoln Street between Blossom Street and the railroad tracks around the University of South Carolina Greek Housing; restrict access from the corner of Gadsden Street and Greene Street to Wayne Street and Gervais Street one hour prior to the following events.  Contact:  Mr. Lanny Correll, Jr. – Approved subject to the University Police Department providing traffic control at each location.

  Friday May 6, 2005 USC Commencement 12:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  Saturday May 7, 2005 USC Commencement 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  Saturday May 21, 2005 Black Expo   10:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

4.  Council is asked to approve a request to close the 1400 block of Medway Road between Berkeley Road and Longleaf Road on Saturday, May 7, 2005 from 5:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. for a Neighborhood Block Party.  Contact:  Ms. Reba H. Campbell - Approved

5.  Council is asked to approve a request to close the 2900 block of Kershaw Street between Hagood Avenue and Shirley Street on Saturday, May 7, 2005 from 3:00 p.m. until 12:00 a.m. for a Neighborhood Block Party.  Contact: Ms. Jan Merling - Approved

6.  Council is asked to approve a request to close the intersection of Bradley Drive and Winsor Hills Drive on Tuesday, May 10, 2005 from 6:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. for a Hot Dog Social.  Contact:  Daryl Russ, Bradley Community Council - Approved

7.  Council is asked to approve a request from the St. Stephens Pre-School to close the 1200 block of Albermarle Street on Saturday, May 14, 2005 from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. for May Day activities.  Contact: Ms. Laura Stephens - Approved

8.  Council is asked to approve a request to close Phelps Street at St. James Street on Sunday, May 15, 2005 from 5:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. for a Neighborhood block Party.  Contact:  Ms. Lizzie Rice - Approved

9.  Council is asked to approve a request to close the 200 block of South Edisto Avenue between Tugaloo Avenue and Kiawah Avenue on Sunday, May 15, 2005 from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. for a Neighborhood Block Party.  Contact:  Ms. Peggy Alford - Approved

10.  Council is asked to approve a request to close Duncan Street between Queen Street and King Street on Saturday, May 21, 2005 from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. for a Neighborhood Block Party.  Contact: Ms. Carol Lee - Approved

CONSIDERATION OF BIDS & AGREEMENTS

11. Council is asked to approve the Replacement of a Decorative Panel on the Sumter Street Garage, as requested by General Services.  Award to Internal Public Works in the amount of $12,155.00.  This firm is located in Mount Pleasant, SC. - Approved

12. Council is asked to approve the Purchase of 4 Paratech Vehicle Stabilization Kits, 8 Paratech Struts, 2 Base Plates and 2 Rachet Belts, as requested by the Fire Department. Award to MES Action Fire & Safety in the amount of $13,892.17.  This firm is locate din Charlotte, NC. - Approved

13. Council is asked to approve the Partial Demolition of the First Floor Walls at Washington Square, as requested by General Services.  Award to Preferred Construction in the amount of $18,900.00.  This firm is located in Columbia, SC.  - Approved

 ORDINANCES – SECOND READING

14.  Ordinance No.: 2005-034 – Granting encroachment to the University of South Carolina for installation and maintenance of landscaping and lighting in the 600 and 700 blocks of Bull Street First reading approval was given on April 20, 2005. - Approved on second reading.

CONSIDERATION OF BIDS, AGREEMENTS & CHANGE ORDERS

Upon motion by Mr. Cromartie, seconded by Ms. Sinclair, Council voted unanimously to approve on a single motion Items 15. through 17. as presented.

15.  Council is asked to approve the Purchase of a 90 HP Wheeled Loader with Claw Bucket, as requested by Fleet Services.  Award to Interstate Equipment Co. in the amount of $94,013.00.  This firm is located in West Columbia, SC. - Approved

16.  Council is asked to approve a Contract for Compost Grinding and Screening at the Landfill, as requested by the Solid Waste Division.  Award to Industrial Waste Service in the amount of $94,460.00.  This firm is located in Camden, SC. - Approved
 
 17.  Council is asked to approve the Purchase of Flowable Fill to Complete a Repair Project on Atlas Road, as requested by Public Works.  Award to Lanier Construction, the low bidder, in the amount of $59,985.00.  This firm is located in Gaston, SC.  - Approved
 
ORDINANCES – FIRST READING

Upon motion by Ms. Sinclair, seconded by Mr. Cromartie, Council voted unanimously to give second reading approval on a single motion to Items 18. through 24. as presented.

18.  Ordinance No.: 2005-019 – Annexing Parcel at Montgomery Avenue and Suber Street Richland County TMS# 13708-09-01- Approved on first reading.
 
19.  Ordinance No.: 2005-020 – Annexing 0.13 acres, Suber Street at Eureka Street Richland County TMS# 13708-09-22 (portion) - Approved on first reading.
 
20.  Ordinance No.: 2005-041 – Annexing 2314 Newell Road, Richland County TMS# 19208-02-12 - Approved on first reading.

21.  Ordinance No.: 2005-043 – Annexing 7236 Broad River Road, Richland County TMS# 05004-02-13 - Approved on first reading.

22.  Ordinance No.: 2005-044 – Annexing 2310 Newell Road, Richland County TMS# 19208-02-11 - Approved on first reading.

23.  Ordinance No.: 2005-045 – Annexing Lots 15, 16 and 17, Pine Knoll Subdivision, Wynn Way, Richland County TMS# 06202-01-02; 06202-01-03 and 06202-01-04 - Approved on first reading.

24.  Ordinance No.: 2005-046 – Annexing 2137 Apple Valley Road, Richland County TMS# 07502-01-06 - Approved on first reading.

25.  Ordinance No.: 2005-048 – Approval for Closing a Portion of the Right-of-Way for Rhett Avenue and Conveyance by Quit Claim Deeds to the South Carolina Department of Transportation and W. B. Thomasson Heating Co., Inc.; Richland County TMS#11604; North Main Street Streetscape Project; CF#250-169 and CF#251-64 – Approved on first reading.

Upon motion by Mr. Cromartie, seconded by Mr. Rickenmann, Council voted unanimously to give first reading approval to Ordinance No.: 2005-048 – Approval for Closing a Portion of the Right-of-Way for Rhett Avenue and Conveyance by Quit Claim Deeds to the South Carolina Department of Transportation and W. B. Thomasson Heating Co., Inc.; Richland County TMS#11604; North Main Street Streetscape Project; CF#250-169 and CF#251-64

26.  Ordinance No.: 2005-049 – Authorizing execution of a Lease Agreement and Memorandum of Lease between the City of Columbia and Capitol Places III, LLC for a 0.15 acre tract near Main Street and Taylor Street – Approved on first reading.

Upon motion by Mr. Cromartie, seconded by Ms. Devine, Council voted unanimously to give first reading approval to Ordinance No.: 2005-049 – Authorizing execution of a Lease Agreement and Memorandum of Lease between the City of Columbia and Capitol Places III, LLC for a 0.15 acre tract near Main Street and Taylor Street.

RESOLUTIONS

Upon motion by Mr. Cromartie, seconded by Ms. Devine, Council voted unanimously to approve on a single motion Items 27. through 29. as presented.

27.  Resolution No.: R-2005-016 – Authorizing consumption of alcoholic beverages and Summer Concert Series in Finlay Park - Approved

28. Resolution No.: R-2005-020 – Authorizing Condemnation for acquisition of 1005 Airport Boulevard, Richland County TMS# 11215-06-16 and 11215-06-17Resolution - Approved

29.  Resolution No.: R-2005-021 – Authorizing Condemnation for acquisition for the Busby Street Redevelopment Project, Richland County TMS# 11607-08-11; 11607-08-12; 11607-08-13; and 11611-02-10; known as 1725 Busby Street; 1730 Busby Street; 1731 Busby Street; 1733 Busby Street; and 1735 Busby Street - Approved

· City Council paused the meeting at 6:18 p.m.

· City Council reconvened the meeting at 6:30 p.m.

30.  **A Resolution Authorizing the Execution and Delivery of a Memorandum of Understanding and Intergovernmental Agreement by and Between the City of Columbia, South Carolina (the “City”) and the University of South Carolina (“USC”) to Provide Two Parking Garages to USC for the USC Research Campus - Approved

Upon motion by Mayor Coble, seconded by Mr. Cromartie, Council voted unanimously to approve A Resolution Authorizing the Execution and Delivery of a Memorandum of Understanding and Intergovernmental Agreement by and Between the City of Columbia, South Carolina (the “City”) and the University of South Carolina (“USC”) to Provide Two Parking Garages to USC for the USC Research Campus.

There was a consensus of Council to request a draft copy of the Memorandum of Understanding and the Intergovernmental Agreement by next Wednesday, May 11, 2005.

APPEARANCE OF PUBLIC HAVING BUSINESS WITH CITY COUNCIL   

No one appeared before City Council at this time.

· City Council adjourned the meeting at 6:35 p.m.

Respectfully submitted by:
Erika D. Salley
City Clerk