CITY OF COLUMBIA

CITY COUNCIL ZONING PUBLIC HEARING

MINUTES

WEDNESDAY, MAY 12, 2004

10:00 A.M. – 1737 MAIN STREET

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

The City of Columbia City Council met for a Zoning Public Hearing on Wednesday, May 12, 2004 in the City Council Chambers, 1737 Main Street, Columbia, South Carolina. Mayor Robert D. Coble called the meeting to order at 10:04 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 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. Valorie D. Lykes, City Clerk Assistant.

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES
 

1.         Minutes of May 5, 2004

 

Upon motion by Mr. Osborne, seconded by Ms. Devine, Council voted unanimously to approve the Minutes of May 5, 2004 as presented.

 

ZONING PUBLIC HEARING
 

          ANNEXATIONS WITH ZONING CONFIRMATIONS  – FIRST READING

 

2.               802 Veterans Road; confirm RS-2 zoning.

 

Ordinance No.: 2004-041 – Annexing 802 Veterans Road, Richland County TMS# 16304-07-12

 

Upon motion by Mr. Osborne, seconded by Mr. Cromartie, Council voted unanimously to approve on first reading a Zoning Confirmation for 802 Veterans Road; confirm RS-2 zoning and Ordinance No.:  2004-041 – Annexing 802 Veterans Road, Richland County TMS# 16304-07-12.

 

3.               7230 Garners Ferry Road (SCOTTISH rite temple & center); confirm C-3 zoning.

 

Ordinance No.: 2004-039 – Annexing 7230 Garners Ferry Road, Richland County TMS# 16410-01-15

 

Upon motion by Mr. Osborne, seconded by Mr. Cromartie, Council voted unanimously to approve on first reading a Zoning Confirmation for 7230 Garners Ferry Road (Scottish Rite Temple & Center); confirm C-3 zoning and Ordinance No.: 2004-039 – Annexing 7230 Garners Ferry Road, Richland County TMS# 16410-01-15.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ANNEXATIONS WITH REZONING  – FIRST READING

 

4.               Lot 5, Lost Creek Plantation; annex and rezone from RU to RS-1.

 

Ordinance No.: 2004-040 – Annexing Lot 5, Lost Creek Plantation, Richland County TMS# 05114-04-03.

 

Upon motion by Mr. Davis, seconded by Mr. Cromartie, Council voted unanimously to approve on first reading the Rezoning of Lot 5, Lost Creek Plantation; rezone from RU to RS-1 and Ordinance No.: 2004-040 – Annexing Lot 5, Lost Creek Plantation, Richland County TMS# 05114-04-03.

 

5.               1.74 acres Garners Ferry Road, TMS#13813-05-02(p); annex and rezone from C-1 and D-1 to C-1.

 

Ordinance No.: 2004-028 – Annexing 1.74 acres +/- Garners Ferry Road, Richland County TMS# 13813-05-02

 

Mr. Burgess Mills, Hampton Hills Resident, appeared before the members of Council in opposition to the rezoning request.  He stated that he is concerned about increased traffic in the area.  Mr. Mills suggested that a hard median be installed along with a dedicated left turn lane.  He urged the City to produce an accurate traffic count for this particular area.

 

Mr. Steven Morris, Applicant, reminded the members of Council that his original request to be zoned C-3 was denied due to strong opposition from the surrounding neighbors.  He said that at that time the same neighbors told him that C-1 zoning was acceptable.  Mr. Morris concurred with the recommendations regarding the D-1 buffer.

 

Mr. Lee Holloway, Attorney, appeared before the members of Council in support of the request to rezone.  He stated that there are concerns about the elevation of the property.

 

Upon motion by Mayor Coble, seconded by Mr. Cromartie, Council voted unanimously to defer first reading approval for the Rezoning of 1.74 acres Garners Ferry Road, TMS# 13813-05-02(p); annex and rezone from C-1 and D-1 to C-1 and Ordinance No.: 2004-028 – Annexing 1.74 acres +/- Garners Ferry Road, Richland County TMS# 13813-05-02 until May 19, 2004.

 

6.               NX500 Heyward Street (Granby and Olympia Mills), TMS#08816-09-01 and 12; annex and rezone from M-2, DP to RG-2, DP.

 

Ordinance No.: 2004-042 – Annexing Granby Mills and Olympia Mills at Heyward Street and Olympia Avenue, Richland County TMS# 08816-09-01

 

Upon motion by Mr. Cromartie, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council voted unanimously to approve on first reading the Rezoning of NX500 Heyward Street (Granby and Olympia Mills), TMS#08816-09-01 and 12; annex and rezone from M-2, DP to RG-2, DP and Ordinance No.: 2004-042 – Annexing Granby Mills and Olympia Mills at Heyward Street and Olympia Avenue, Richland County TMS# 08816-09-01.

REZONINGS – FIRST READING

7. 1.28 acres Stone Ridge Drive, TMS#07216-01-08(p); rezone from RG-2 to C-3.

Upon motion by Mr. Cromartie, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council voted unanimously to approve on first reading the Rezoning of 1.28 acres Stone Ridge Drive, TMS#07216-01-08(p); rezone from RG-2 to C-3.

8. 5203 Middleton Street, TMS#11608-04-15; rezone from RS-3 to PUD-C.

Ms. Gwendolyn Kennedy, Applicant and President of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, stated that the surrounding neighbors were petitioned and they are in support of this rezoning.

Upon motion by Mr. Davis, seconded by Mr. Cromartie, Council voted unanimously to approve on first reading the Rezoning of 5203 Middleton Street, TMS#11608-04-15; rezone from RS-3 to PUD-C.

9. 1829-35 Greene Street and 805-07 Gregg Street, TMS#11308-03-10; rezone from RD, DP to PUD-R, DP.

Mr. Raj Aluri, appeared before the members of Council in opposition to the request to rezone.  He stated that these units should be owner occupied at all times.  Mr. Aluri requested that City Council defer first reading until he has an opportunity to review the details.

Mr. Chris Twitty, Developer, stated that he has addressed the concerns of the University Neighborhood through Mr. John Stucker.  He told the members of Council that he couldn’t mandate that these units be owner occupied.

Upon motion by Ms. Sinclair, seconded by Mayor Coble, Council voted unanimously to approve on first reading the Rezoning of 1829-35 Greene Street and 805-07 Gregg Street, TMS# 11308-03-10; rezone from RD, DP to PUD-R, DP.

Mayor Coble closed the Public Hearing at 12:25 p.m.

CONSENT AGENDA

Upon motion by Mr. Cromartie, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council voted unanimously to approve on a single motion the Consent Agenda Items 10. through 12. as amended.

STREET CLOSING

10. Council is asked to approve a request to close the 2900 block of Kershaw Street between Hagood Street and King Street on Tuesday, May 18, 2004 from 3:00 p.m. until 12:00 a.m. for an Annual Block Party.  Contact: Ms. Jan Merling – Approved

11. Council is asked to approve a request from Shandon United Methodist to close Adger Street between Devine Street and Cassina Street on Sunday, May 16, 2004, from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. for a Special Worship Service at Dreher High School.  Contact:  Pastor Michael L. Guffee, Sr. - Approved

11a.**Council is asked to approve a request to close from the Forest Hills Neighborhood to close Sheffield Road on Sunday, May 16, 2004 from 3:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. for a Neighborhood Welcoming Party.  Contact: Ms. Beatrice King - Approved

11b.**Council is asked to approve a request from the Bradley Community Council to close Winsor Hills at the fork in the road and Winsor Hills Drive at Bradley Drive on Tuesday, May 18, 2004 from 5:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. for an Annual Hotdog Social.  Contact: Ms. Carroll Allen - Approved

CONSIDERATION OF BIDS AND AGREEMENTS

12. Council is asked to approve the Purchase of Two (2) MSA Cameras, as requested by the Fire Department.  Award to Newton’s Fire & Safety, in the amount of $11,261.25.  This firm is located in Swepsonville, NC. - Approved

CONSIDERATION OF BIDS, AGREEMENTS AND CHANGE ORDERS

13. Council is asked to approve Change Order #1 for SS861; Main Street Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation Project, as requested by Engineering Administration.  Award to American Water Services Underground Infrastructures, Inc., in the amount of $61,477.00.

Upon motion by Mr. Osborne, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council voted unanimously to approve Change Order #1 for SS861; Main Street Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation Project, as requested by Engineering Administration.  Award to American Water Services Underground Infrastructures, Inc., in the amount of $61,477.00.

14. Council is asked to approve Change Order #5 to Agreement for Engineering Services for Design and Construction of Improvements to the Columbia Canal Water Treatment Plant, W604, Division E, as requested by Engineering Operations.  Award to Jordan, Jones and Goulding, Inc., in the amount of $69,000.00.  This firm is located in within the city limits of Columbia.

Upon motion by Mr. Cromartie, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council voted unanimously to approve Change Order #5 to Agreement for Engineering Services for Design and Construction of Improvements to the Columbia Canal Water Treatment Plant, W604, Division E, as requested by Engineering Operations.  Award to Jordan, Jones and Goulding, Inc., in the amount of $69,000.00.

15. Council is asked to approve an Agreement for Professional Services for Providing Renovation, Painting and Preventive Maintenance Services for the City’s Upper Richland Water Storage Facility, as requested by Engineering Operations.  Award to Tank Pro, for a three (3) year period, in the amount of $97,615.00. This firm is located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Upon motion by Mr. Cromartie, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council voted unanimously to approve an Agreement for Professional Services for Providing Renovation, Painting and Preventive Maintenance Services for the City’s Upper Richland Water Storage Facility, as requested by Engineering Operations.  Award to Tank Pro, for a three (3) year period, in the amount of $97,615.00.

16. Council is asked to approve an Agreement for Professional Services for Providing Renovation, Painting and Preventive Maintenance Services for the City’s Ames Road Water Storage Facility, as requested by Engineering Operations.  Award to Utility Service Company, for a three (3) year period, in the amount of $128,055.00. This firm is located in Perry, Georgia.

Upon motion by Mr. Cromartie, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council voted unanimously to approve an Agreement for Professional Services for Providing Renovation, Painting and Preventive Maintenance Services for the City’s Ames Road Water Storage Facility, as requested by Engineering Operations.  Award to Utility Service Company, for a three (3) year period, in the amount of $128,055.00.

17. Council is asked to approve Change Order #1 for the Charles R. Drew Wellness Center, as requested by the Department of Construction Management.  Award to Loveless Commercial Contracting, Inc., in the amount of $199,805.58.  This firm is located in Cayce, SC.

A motion by Mr. Cromartie, seconded by Ms. Sinclair to approve Change Order #1 for the Charles R. Drew Wellness Center, as requested by the Department of Construction Management.  Award to Loveless Commercial Contracting, Inc., in the amount of $199,805.58 was withdrawn.

This item was discussed in Executive Session and no action was taken.

Upon motion by Mr. Cromartie, seconded by Ms. Sinclair, Council voted unanimously to approve on a single motion Items 18. through 20.

18. Council is asked to approve a Contract for Root Control in Sewer Lines, as requested by the Wastewater Maintenance Division.  Award to Duke’s Root Control, Inc., in the amount of $200,000.00.  This firm is located in Syracuse, NY. - Approved

19. Council is asked to approve a Contract for the Construction of the Mill Village River Link, as requested by Parks and Recreation.  Award to Cherokee, Inc., the low bidder, in the amount of $361,550.00.  This firm is located in Columbia, SC. - Approved

20. Council is asked to approve a Contract for the Construction of the Mill Village River Link, II, as requested by Parks and Recreation.  Award to Advance Outdoor Services, the only bidder, in the amount of $330,367.50.  This firm is located in Columbia, SC. - Approved

 20a. ** Council is asked to approve Project #SS790 Metro Wastewater Treatment Plant Effluent Diffuser and Pump Station Phase I, as requested by Utilities.  Award to McClam and Associates, the low bidder, in the amount of $3,302,147.00.  This firm is located in Little Mountain, SC.

Upon motion by Mr. Papadea, seconded by Mr. Osborne, Council voted unanimously to approve Project #SS790 Metro Wastewater Treatment Plant Effluent Diffuser and Pump Station Phase I, as requested by Utilities.  Award to McClam and Associates, the low bidder, in the amount of $3,302,147.00.  Mr. Cromartie was not present for the vote.

ORDINANCES – FIRST READING

Upon motion by Mr. Papadea, seconded by Ms. Devine, Council voted unanimously to give first reading approval on a single motion to Items 21. through 24.

21. Ordinance No.: 2004-037 – Authorizing transfer of 4914 Colonial Drive, Richland County TMS# 11603-07-07, from the City of Columbia to the Eau Claire Development Corporation - Approved

22. Ordinance No.: 2004-038 – Authorizing transfer of 607 Muller Avenue, Richland County TMS# 09211-06-22, from the City of Columbia to the Eau Claire Development Corporation - Approved

23. Ordinance No.: 2004-044 – Amending the 1998 Code of Ordinances of the City of Columbia, South Carolina, Chapter 19, Solid Waste Management, Article II, Collection and Disposal, Sec. 19-43, Service fees to add (6) Building material collection - Approved

24. Ordinance No.: 2004-046 – Authorizing conveyance of a 3.73 acres known as Parcel “A” Columbia Industrial Park, Richland County TMS# 13512-04-01 (portion) – Approved on first reading.

APPEARANCE OF PUBLIC HAVING BUSINESS WITH CITY COUNCIL

Mr. Eddie Lloyd, Waverly Annex, appeared before the members of Council to discuss the status of an encroachment request for a neighborhood marker at the corner of Millwood and Dillon.  He stated that the Columbia Council of Neighborhoods would not deal with the boundary issues.

Mr. Antonio Williams, stated that this is a neighborhood problem, but he is willing to intervene.  He invited Councilman Cromartie to meet with the community on the second Monday of each month.

Mayor Coble adjourned the meeting to reconvene the Work Session.
 

Respectfully submitted by:
Valorie D. Lykes
City Clerk Assistant