CITY OF COLUMBIA
CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING & ZONING PUBLIC HEARING MINUTES
WEDNESDAY, MAY 08, 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, May 08, 2002, 10:00 a.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers, 1737 Main Street, Columbia, South Carolina.  Mayor Robert D. Coble called the meeting to order at 10:11 a.m.  Council members present were The Honorable E.W. Cromartie, II, The Honorable Francenia B. Heizer, The Honorable Jim Papadea, The Honorable Anne M. Sinclair, The Honorable Hamilton Osborne, Jr. and The Honorable Sam Davis.  Also present were Ms. Leona K. Plaugh, City Manager and Ms. Pamela J. Ferst, Acting City Clerk.

PRESENTATIONS

1. Doolittle Raiders - General Woody Randall
 This item was held over, no action was taken.

2. Hospitality Tax - Mr. Jack Van Loan, Five Points Association

Upon motion by Mr. Papadea, seconded by Ms. Sinclair, Council voted unanimously to conduct a zip code survey at four (4) Bombers games in an attempt to determine who is attending the games and where they are coming from.

3. **Public Service Recognition Week Proclamation

Mayor Coble presented a Proclamation to the City of Columbia Employee Special Activities
Committee, proclaiming the week of May 5-11, 2002 as Public Service Recognition Week.

ZONING PUBLIC HEARING

4. ZONING MAP AMENDMENTS

Upon motion by Mr. Davis, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council voted unanimously to give first reading approval on a single motion to Zoning Map Amendments 02-10 MA. Lot 16, Lost Creek Plantation, TMS 05100-03-89.  Rezone from County RU to RS-1 and 02-11 MA.  201 Lost Creek Drive (Lot 3, Lost Creek Plantation), TMS 5114-04-01.  Rezone from County RU to RS-1.

02-10 MA. Lot 16, Lost Creek Plantation, TMS 05100-03-89.  Rezone from County RU to RS-1 - Approved on first reading.

02-11 MA. 201 Lost Creek Drive (Lot 3, Lost Creek Plantation), TMS 5114-04-01.  Rezone from County RU to RS-1 - Approved on first reading.

02-12 MA. 3207-09 Colonial Blvd., TMS 11504-29-02.  Rezone from C-2 to C-1 - Approved on first reading.

Upon motion by Mr. Cromartie, seconded by Mr. Davis, Council voted unanimously to give first reading approval to Zoning Map Amendment 02-12 MA.  3207-09 Colonial Blvd., TMS 11504-29-02.  Rezone from C-2 to C-1.

CONFIRMATION OF ZONING CLASSIFICATION ONLY

Upon motion by Mayor Coble, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council voted unanimously to give first reading approval to Confirmation of Zoning Classification Only:  02-13 MA.  1000 Bower Parkway, Parcel 9, Columbiana Station, TMS 02797-01-50.  Confirm C-3 zoning; 02-14 MA. 309 Lost Creek (Lot 10 Lost Creek Plantation) TMS 05100-03-89(p), Confirm RS-1 zoning; 02-16 MA.  716 Deerwood Street, TMS 13712-01-35.  Confirm RG-1 zoning; and 02-17 MA. 7716 Leitner Road, TMS 19206-09-78.  Confirm RS-1 zoning.

02-13 MA. 1000 Bower Parkway, Parcel 9, Columbiana Station, TMS 02797-01-50.  Confirm C-3 zoning - Approved on first reading.
02-14 MA. 309 Lost Creek (Lot 10 Lost Creek Plantation) TMS 05100-03-89(p), Confirm RS-1 zoning - APPROVED on first reading.

02-15 MA. 2 parcels South side Winmet Drive, TMS 11702-02-10 &11.  Confirm RG-1 zoning  -  This item was held over, no action was taken.

Upon motion by Mr. Davis, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council voted unanimously to hold Confirmation of Zoning Classification Only for 02-15 MA.  2 parcels South side Winmet Drive, TMS 11702-02-10 &11.  Confirm RG-1 zoning until the neighborhood concerns have been addressed.

02-16 MA. 716 Deerwood Street, TMS 13712-01-35.  Confirm RG-1 zoning - Approved on first reading.
02-17 MA. 7716 Leitner Road, TMS 19206-09-78.  Confirm RS-1 zoning - Approved on first reading.
 
CONSENT AGENDA

Upon motion by Mr. Cromartie, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council voted unanimously to approve on a single motion the Consent Agenda items 5. through 20. as presented.  Item 19. was held over, no action was taken.

STREET CLOSING REQUESTS

5. Council is asked to approve a request from the Bradley Community Council to block off
three (3) sections of Winsor Hills: Winsor Hills (at the fork in the road) and Winsor Hills at Bradley Avenue, on Tuesday, May 14, 2002, between 5:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. for an annual hot dog social.  Approved

6. Council is asked to approve a request from M.B. Kahn Construction Co., Inc. to close:

  · Gadsden Street from Blossom to Greene Street; and Devine Street from Lincoln Street to Gadsden Street, from May 15, 2002 to August 01, 2002.
 · Lincoln Street from Blossom Street to Pendleton Street, but maintaining access to the SCDOT parking garage, and Greene Street from Lincoln Street to Gadsden Street, from August 02, 2002 to November 01, 2002.
for Phase I - Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center Southeast Vista District Infrastructure Improvements.  Approved

CONSIDERATION OF BIDS, AGREEMENTS, AND CHANGE ORDERS

7. Council is asked to approve the Purchase of a Prisoner Transport Vehicle, as requested by the Police Department.  Award to Sirchie Fire Print Labs, Inc., in the amount of $36,869.00.  This vehicle is custom built to Police Department specifications.  There are no MBE/FBE vendors who can provide this vehicle.  Sirchie is located in Medford, NJ.  - Approved

8. Council is asked to approve the Purchase of 125 Radios and Chargers, as requested by the Police Department.  Award to Motorola Communications & Electronics, Inc., a State Contract Vendor, in the amount of $137,284.88. These items will be purchased using the S.C. State Vehicle Contract.  There are no MBE/FBE vendors who furnish these radios at this price.  Motorola is located in Charlotte, NC.  Approved

9. Council is asked to approve the Purchase of PVC Sewer Fittings and Pipe, as requested by the Wastewater Maintenance Division.  Award Lot #1 to Pipeline Supply, the low bidder, in the amount of $5,895.27.  Award Lot #2 to Hughes Supply, the 2nd low bidder, in the amount of $3,284.00.  Award Lot #3 to Hughes Supply, the low bidder, in the amount of $1,742.20.  The low bidder for Lot #2 did not include specifications with the bid.  Bids were sent to three (3)  MBE vendors, only on submitted a bid.  Pipeline supply is located in Richland County and Hughes Supply is located in West Columbia.  Approved

10. Council is asked to approve the Purchase of a Trailer Mounted Air Compressor, as requested by the Wastewater Maintenance Division.  Award to Goodlett Equipment, the low bidder, in the amount of $12,151.60.  No MBE/FBE participation.  A bid request was sent to one MBE vendor  who did not respond.  The vendor is located in Cayce.  Approved

11. Council is asked to approve the purchase of Two (2) Motors for Project #W731; No. 3
Flocculator Basin Lake Murray Water Plant as requested by the Director of Utilities.  Award to Heyward Inc., the low bidder in the amount of $11,790.00. No MBE/FBE participation. Parts only, installation by city staff.  The vendor is located in Charlotte.  Approved

12. Council is asked to approve Change Order #2 to the Contract Agreement for the Vogue Building Demolition and Rehab Project, as requested by Engineering.  Award to Carolina Wrecking Inc., in the amount of $97,288.00 for a revised contract price $382,868.00. MBE/FBE participation 13.30% ($12,935.00).  The company is locally owned and operated.  Approved

13. Council is asked to approve Change Order #4 to Agreement for Engineering Services for the Design and Construction of Improvements to the Columbia Canal Water Treatment Plant, CIP Project W604E, as requested by the Engineering Operations Manager.  Award to Jordan, Jones and Goulding Inc. in the amount of $268,600.00 for a revised contract price of $2,284,700.00. The Change Order provides compensation for providing construction phase services for 14 months beyond the original scope of the project.  MBE/FBE participation is 4%.  Approved

14. Council is asked to approve an Agreement for Engineering Services for the Design and Construction phase services of an Effluent Diffuser and Pump Station at the Metro Wastewater Treatment Plant; Capital Improvements Project SS790, as requested by the Engineering Operations Manager.  Award to American Engineering Consultants, in the amount of $650,000.00.  MBE/FBE sub-consultants participation is 20% of the total engineering fee.  Approved

15. Council is asked to approve an Agreement and Contract for the design and construction of the Streetscaping Improvements along North Main Street, as requested by the Engineering Operations Manager.   Award to Parsons Brinckerhoff Quade & Doubles, Inc., in the amount of $2,716,686.03.  MBE/FBE participation is 21.27% for the design phase and 21.40% for the construction services phase.  Approved

16. Council is asked to approve reimbursement of off site sewer construction expenses, as requested by the Director of Engineering.  Award to Mr. Jeff Clark, city resident, in the amount of $11,377.00.  Approved

17. Council is asked to approve a request to sell a parcel of land adjacent to Blanding Street for the development of a single home, as requested by the Columbia Development Corporation. CDC recommends selling 4775 sf parcel of land at a sale price of $5.50 sf (average for neighborhood) for a total purchase price of $26,262.50.  CDC proposes that the sale proceeds be given to the Columbia Development Corporation to offset a portion of their operating deficit of $39,763.00.  Approved

18. Council is asked to participate as a co-sponsor for the AWelcome to [email protected] breakfast for the new president of the University of South Carolina, Dr. Andrew Sorensen , as requested by Mr. Ike McLeese.  Award to the Greater Chamber of Commerce, the host, in the amount of $2,500.00.  Approved

19. Council is asked to approve a Contract for the Downtown Signal System Upgrade Project between the City and the SCDOT.  Project costs are to be paid with 100 percent federal funding ($3.0).  City forces will administer the project, direct the contractors, and inspect the work.   This item was held over, no action was taken.

ORDINANCE - SECOND READING

20. Ordinance No.: 2002-024 - Annexing 0.24 acre, Key Road and 0.04 acre, Bluff Road at
National Guard Road, Richland County, TMS #11210-01-15 and 11205-01-11.  Approved on second reading

ORDINANCE - FIRST READING

21. Ordinance No.: 2002-037 - Amending the 1998 Code of Ordinances of the City of Columbia, Chapter 15, Parks and Recreation, Sec. 15-1, Prohibited acts in parks to add (13), Sleeping in public parks.   This item was held over, no action was taken.

RESOLUTIONS

22. Resolution No.: R-2002-023 - Authorizing the City of Columbia Legal Department to commence an action against The Baltimore and Annapolis Railroad Company d/b/a Carolina Southern Railroad, the City of West Columbia, South Carolina, the County of Lexington, South Carolina, the South Carolina Department of Transportation and/or any other responsible person or entity.   This item was held over, no action was taken.

Upon motion by Mr. Papadea, seconded by Mr. Cromartie, Council voted unanimously on a
single motion to approve (Item 23.) Resolution no.: R-2002-027 Authorizing Summer Concert Series in Finlay Park and (Item 26.) a request from the S.C. Arts Commission to bag three (3) metered parking spaces on Barnwell Street across from the S.C. Arts Commission (corner of Gervais and Barnwell Streets), on Wednesday, June 05, 2002, from 7:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to park the Baptist Hospital's Mammography van.

23. Resolution No.: R-2002-027 - Authorizing Summer Concert Series in Finlay Park.  Approved

24. Resolution No.: R-2002-___ - Authorizing the City of Columbia to apply for funds for the City of Columbia Emergency Overflow Shelter through the Department of Housing and Urban Development's Emergency Shelter Grants (ESG) Program

Upon motion by Mayor Coble, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council voted unanimously to work in partnership with other service providers to have an emergency overflow location by October 1, 2002 and the revenue sources, in order of priority will come from private donations, in-kind services provided by the City and up to $20,000 in City funds.

OTHER MATTERS

25. Council is asked to approve CANDO Grants to Various City Neighborhood Groups, as requested by Community Development.  Award to applicants as recommended, in the amount of $294,003.00, with the balance of $5,997.00 set-aside for NUSA Conference Attendance for a grand total of $300,000.00.

Upon motion by Ms. Sinclair, seconded by Ms. Heizer, Council voted unanimously to approve the recommendations to:
 · Award CANDO Grants to various City neighborhood groups in the amount of $294,003.00 with a balance of $5,997.00 set aside for NUSA Conference attendance.

 · Allocate $3,000 from Council Contingency for reimbursement of CANDO funds allocated to send members of the Columbia Council of Neighborhoods to NUSA 2002.

26. Council is asked to approve a request from the S.C. Arts Commission to bag three (3) metered parking spaces on Barnwell Street across from the S.C. Arts Commission (corner of Gervais and Barnwell Streets), on Wednesday, June 05, 2002, from 7:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to park the Baptist Hospital's Mammography van.  Approved - See above motion

APPEARANCE OF PUBLIC HAVING BUSINESS WITH CITY COUNCIL

No one appeared to speak before Council.

Mayor Coble adjourned the meeting at 11:00 a.m..
 

Respectfully submitted by:

Pamela J. Ferst, CPS
Acting City Clerk