CITY OF COLUMBIA
CITY COUNCIL WORK SESSION MINUTES
May 9, 2001
9:00 AM - City Council Conference Room
2nd Floor City Hall - 1737 Main Street
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1. ROLL CALL

2. PRESENTATIONS

A. Congaree Riverwalk/Granby Park - Maintenance and Security Plan
(Allison Baker/Chief Austin)

Upon motion by Ms. Heizer, seconded by Mayor Coble, Council unanimously voted to authorize staff to distribute the plan to property owners as the official security and  maintenance plan.

B. North Main - North Planning District (Randy Jorgenson/David Johnson)

Council took this as information, no action was taken.

C. I-20 & 321 Development Project (Randy Jorgenson)

Council took this as information, no action was taken.

D. Two Notch Streetscape (Randy Jorgenson)

Council took this as information, no action was taken.

3. EXECUTIVE SESSION

Upon motion by Mayor Coble, seconded by Mr. Cromartie, Council voted to go into executive session at 9:40 a.m. to discuss a personnel issue, contractual matter regarding Lady Street Garage,  legal briefing on the Oliver Gospel Mission.

4. REZONING PUBLIC HEARING

Council convened at 10:00 a.m. for a Rezoning Public Hearing.

1. 01-10 MA. 4629 Monticello Road, TMS 9212-8-3.  Rezone from RS-3 to C-1.

Upon motion by Mr. Papadea, seconded by Ms. Heizer, Council voted unanimously to give first reading approval to rezone 4629 Monticello Road from RS-3 to C-1.  Council asked city staff to work with the applicant to encourage them to meet the pending landscape ordinance.

2. 01-11 MA. 1206 & 1220 Oak Street and portion of 2304-06 Lady Street,
TMS 11410-1-28, 29, & 2p. Rezone from RG-2 to UTD.

Upon motion by Mr. Cromartie, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council voted unanimously to give first reading approval to rezone 1206 & 1220 Oak Street and portion of 2304-06 Lady Street, TMS 11410-1-28, 29, & 2p. Rezone from RG-2 to UTD.
 
Mr. Cromartie asked city staff to ensure that a copy of the Agreement between Rev. Dicks and the Neighborhood is given to him.

3. 01-12 MA. 1900-2000 block Two Notch Road, TMS 11509-09-01(p).  Rezone
from M-1 to PUD-R (Benedict College-University Courtyard).

Mr. Charles Gary, Gary Realty Company and representing Benedict College, presented Council with a complete site plan of the entire 60 acres.

Upon motion by Ms. Heizer, seconded by Mr. Papadea,  Council voted unanimously to give first reading approval to rezone the 1900-2000 block Two Notch Road, TMS 11509-09-01(p).  Rezone from M-1 to PUD-R (Benedict College-University Courtyard).  Mr. Cromartie did not vote due to a potential conflict of interest.

4. 01-13 MA. 3700 N. Main St., TMS 9209-20-4.  Rezone from C-1 to C-3.

Upon motion by Ms. Heizer, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council voted unanimously to give first reading approval to rezone the 3700 N. Main St., TMS 9209-20-4.  Rezone from C-1 to C-3.

Mr. Mike Manis, Director of the Eau Claire Corporation, informed Council that this property is currently under a contract with the owners of the property and have begun the preliminary design/planning for a retail center for these two blocks.

The following properties were annexed into the City of Columbia with no zoning change and confirmation of zoning classification for the following property:

5. 01-09 MA.  Golden Acres, TMS 11602-7-5,6; 116061-1-7; 11606-2-1-10, 11606-
3-1-14; 11606-4-1-8; 11606-8-1-12; 11606-9-1,2,4-13; 11607-12-1-10, 16 & 17
11607-13-1-26; and 11607-14-1-17, 48, 50-53, confirm zoning of RG-1, C-2,
and C-3 as it was in the County.

Upon motion by Mr. Cromartie, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council voted unanimously to confirm zoning of 01-09 MA.  Golden Acres, TMS 11602-7-5,6; 116061-1-7; 11606-2-
1-10, 11606-3-1-14; 11606-4-1-8; 11606-8-1-12; 11606-9-1,2,4-13; 11607-12-1-10, 16 &
17; 11607-13-1-26; and 11607-14-1-17, 48, 50-53, confirm zoning of RG-1, C-2, and
C-3 as it was in the County.

Mayor Coble brought the public hearing to a close.  Council reconvened into open session at 10:50 a.m.

5. BUDGET SESSION

A. Parks and Recreation Department
B. Engineering Department
C. Utilities Department

Council took this as information, no action was taken.

6. APPOINTMENTS

A. Convention Center Board of Directors (Terms)

 
Council held this item over, no action was taken.
 

7. ITEMS FOR CITY COUNCIL APPROVAL

A. Columbia Inferno Request

Council held this item over to May 16, 2001 council meeting.

B. Sponsorship

(1) SC Department of Commerce

Upon motion by Ms. Heizer, seconded by Mr. Osborne, Council unanimously voted to sponsor the SC Department of Commerce International Broadband Fiber Optic Conference in the amount of $1,500.00 from Council=s contingency account.

(2)  YWCA

Upon motion by Ms. Heizer, seconded by Ms. Sinclair, Council unanimously voted to approve sponsoring a table for the YWCA TWIN Awards table in the amount of $1,000.00 from Council=s contingency account.

(3) World Affairs Council

Council held this item over, no action was taken.

C. Convention Center Authority Consultant

Upon motion by Ms. Heizer, seconded by Mayor Coble, Council unanimously voted to give approval to Mr. Bill Dukes to authorize preceding with negotiating a contract with the design consultants for the Convention Center.  Council further asked Mr. Dukes to  place in the contract a requirement that the Consultant work with a local attorney, Mr. Ed Menzie,  and financial consultants who are currently working on the financing, Mr. Robert Hobson and Mr. Edward Boyles, assuring that the whole package is consistent with the financial needs and state law requirements.

D. Street Closings:

Upon motion by Mr. Cromartie, seconded by Ms. Heizer, Council voted unanimously to approve Items D. 1 through 3, on a single motion.

(1) Council approved a request from Jacky Parker to close the 1612 Block of Odgen
Street on Sunday, May 13, 2001, for a neighborhood Mother=s Day Celebration,
between the hours of 12:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

(2) Council approved a request from USC to close Park Street between Greene
Street and Blossom Street during the upcoming High School graduations during
the weeks of May 17th through June 3rd, 2001.  Streets will only be closed during
the period of times needed for graduations.

(3) Council approved a request from Alisa W. Painter, to close the 500 Block of
Capitol Place for a neighborhood block party on Friday, May 18, 2001, between
 
the hours of 6:00 p.m. thru 10:30 p.m.
 

E. Certificate of Convenience and Necessity

(1) Request from Donald Wane Havird for operation of a taxi cab service.

Upon motion by Ms. Heizer, seconded by Ms. Cromartie, Council unanimously voted to approve a Application for Certificate of Necessity Convenience for Mr. Donald W. Havird.

F. First Tee Project

Upon motion by Mayor Coble, seconded by Mr. Cromartie, Council voted unanimously to approve the recommended redesign (Plan 1).  Council instructed staff to return with budget and funding recommendations, total cost of construction from start to completion, and a design plan for the contemplative garden.

The meeting adjourned at 12:00 Noon.

Respectfully Submitted by,
 
 

Peggy S. Breeland
City Clerk