CITY OF COLUMBIA
CITY COUNCIL MEETING &
ZONING PUBLIC HEARING
MINUTES
WEDNESDAY, MAY 14, 2003
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 14, 2003, in the City Hall Council Chambers, 1737 Main Street, Columbia, South Carolina.  Mayor Robert D. Coble called the meeting to order at 10:00 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 C. Isaac.  Also present were Mr. Charles P. Austin, Sr., Interim City Manager and Ms. Erika D. Moore, Deputy City Clerk.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

1. Minutes of May 07, 2003

Upon motion by Mr. Cromartie, seconded by Ms. Sinclair, Council voted unanimously to approve the Minutes of May 07, 2003 as amended to include Mr. Osborne’s absence during the Executive Session portion of the Work Session.

ZONING PUBLIC HEARING

2. PUBLIC HEARING

Mayor Coble opened the Public Hearing at 10:05 a.m.

 MAP AMENDMENTS

1. 03-16 MA Area generally bounded by:  Woodrow Street on the west; Kirby, Webster, and Murray Streets on the North; Millwood Avenue on the south; and Maiden Lane on the east, TMS # 11413-06-4 through 5; 11413-07-1 through 5 and 9 through 10; 11413-08-1 through 5 and 9 through 12; 11413-09-1 through 7 and 16; 13901-01 all; 13901-02 all; 13901-03 all; 13901-04 all; 13901-05-all; 13901-06-10 through 15; 13901-07 all; 13901-08-01 through 04 and 10 through 15; 13901-09 all; 13901-10 all; 13901-11- all; 13901-12- all; 13901-13- 3 through 6; 13901-17-1 through 10 and 12 through 14; 13901-18- 1 through 9 and 16, 17; 13902-01 all; 13902-07-08; 13902-08 all; 13902-09-all; 13902-10-20 through 44 and 54 through 56; 13902-11- all; 13902-12-all; 13902-13-all; 13902-14 all; 11414-05- 2 through 11; 11414-06 all; 11414-07 all; 11414-08 all; 11414-09-all; 11414-10 all; 11414-11 all; 11414-12 all; 11414-13-all; 11414-14-all; 11414-15-4 through 11; 11414-18-2 through 10; 11414-19 all; 11414-20-all; 11414-21 all; 11414-22 all; 11415-09-09 through 17; 11415-13 all; 11415-14 all; 11415-15 all; 11415-10- 6, 7; 11415-12-11 through 12; 13804-02-01 through 06 and 11 through 13; 13804-03-1 through 5. Add –DP (Design Preservation) overlay zone to this district.  This overlay is the application of architectural protection as provided by Article V (Historic Preservation and Architectural Review) of Chapter 17 (Planning, Land Development, and Zoning) of the Columbia Code of Ordinances.
 

The following individuals appeared before Council in favor of the Melrose Heights / Oak Lawn Historic Designation:

Mr. Fred Easley, Melrose Heights Neighborhood Association President
Ms. Michele Staneck, 3235 Michigan Street
Dr. Wanda Hendricks, 2727 Kirby Street, USC Historian Professor
Ms. Kathy Garrick, 6309 Olde Knight Parkway, President of Dreher Foundation
Ms. Nancy Brock, 1329 Fairview Drive, Melrose Heights Neighborhood Association
Ms. Alice Sloan, 3220 Devereaux Road
Mr. Mel Jenkins, Rosewood Community Resident
Mr. Fred Delk, 1208 Fairview Drive
Mr. John Shear
Dr. Marlene McKie
Mr. Robbie McClam, Property Owner
Mr. Andy
Mr. John Blackman
Mr. Tim Ligon

The following individuals appeared before Council in opposition to the Melrose Heights / Oak Lawn Historic Designation:

Attorney Charles Boykin
Mr. Doug Quackenbush, Boudreaux Group
Reverend John C. Williams, Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance
Reverend Edward Francis, Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance
Ms. Sue McClam, 2727 Duncan Street, School Improvement Council
Reverend A.A. Dicks, Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance
Mr. Wayne Smith, 3318 Amherst Avenue, President of Dreher Booster Club
Mr. Harry Ward, 726 Kilbourne, School Improvement Council
Mr. Leeland Williams
Mr. John Moore, Kirby Street Resident
Ms. Jean Stiglbauer, Dreher High School Principal

Upon motion by Ms. Sinclair, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council voted unanimously to approve on first reading 03-16 MA - Area generally bounded by:  Woodrow Street on the west; Kirby, Webster, and Murray Streets on the North; Millwood Avenue on the south; and Maiden Lane on the east.  Second Reading is scheduled for June 11, 2003.  Ms. Isaac abstained from voting due to a potential conflict of interest.

2. 03-08 MA 5024 Fernandina Road, TMS# 02898-03-07; rezone from Lexington County Zoning ID and Richland County M-1 to M-1 with FS overlay (this property is currently being considered for annexation).
 
Mr. Hal Stevenson, applicant, proposed to place a billboard on this site once it has been annexed into the City of Columbia.

Upon motion by Mr. Davis, seconded by Mr. Osborne, Council voted unanimously to deny the request to rezone 03-08 MA - 5024 Fernandina Road, TMS# 02898-03-07; rezone from Lexington County Zoning ID and Richland County M-1 to M-1 with FS overlay.

3. 03-09 MA 1803 Hampton Street; TMS#11403-10-17; rezone from C-1 to C-3

A motion by Mr. Davis, seconded by Mr. Papadea, to deny the request to rezone 03-09 MA - 1803 Hampton Street; TMS#11403-10-17; rezone from C-1 to C-3, was withdrawn.

Mr. Russell Cann, Applicant, withdrew his request to rezone 03-09 MA.

4. 03-10 MA 1624 & 1630 Catawba Street; TMS# 11306-03-07 & 08; rezone from RS-3 to PUD-R

The following individuals appeared before Council in favor of 03-10 MA 1624 & 1630 Catawba Street; TMS# 11306-03-07 & 08; rezone from RS-3 to PUD-R:

Ms. Fanny Phelps Adams
Mr. Doug Anderson

Upon motion by Mr. Cromartie, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council voted unanimously to approve on first reading 03-10 MA - 1624 & 1630 Catawba Street; TMS# 11306-03-07 & 08; rezone from RS-3 to PUD-R subject to criteria outlined by staff:
- Front Yard Setback:  0’
- Side and Rear Setback:  5’
- Height:  Not to exceed three (3) stories or 50’
- No lot coverage restriction except with conformance with setback requirements
- Two (2) off-street parking spaces required per unit
- Installation of a 6’ high brick wall along the north and west sides of parking areas.
- Parking area will conform with all other landscaping requirements
- That the parking area criteria for a special exception have been met

5. 03-11 MA Canal Side, former CCI Property, Williams and Hampton Street; TMS# 09005-03-01; rezone from PUD-C to amended PUD-C.

Upon motion by Mr. Cromartie, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council voted unanimously to approve on first reading 03-11 MA - Canal Side, former CCI Property, Williams and Hampton Street; TMS# 09005-03-01; rezone from PUD-C to amended PUD-C.

6. 03-12 MA 918 through 924 Senate Street and 1017 through 1023 Park Street; TMS# 08916-10-12 (northern approximately 205 feet); rezone from M-1, DD to C-4, DD.
 
Upon motion by Mayor Coble, seconded by Ms. Sinclair, Council voted unanimously to approve on first reading 03-12 MA - 918 through 924 Senate Street and 1017 through 1023 Park Street; TMS# 08916-10-12 (northern approximately 205 feet); rezone from M-1, DD to C-4, DD.  Mr. Papadea and Mr. Osborne abstained from voting due to a conflict of interest.

7. 03-13 MA Bower Parkway, near Harbison Boulevard; TMS# 2763-01-14(p); rezone from PUD-C to amended PUD-C.

Upon motion by Mr. Papadea, seconded by Mr. Cromartie, Council voted unanimously to defer the request to rezone 03-13 MA Bower Parkway, near Harbison Boulevard; TMS# 2763-01-14(p); rezone from PUD-C to amended PUD-C.
8. 03-14 MA 939 West Confederate Avenue; TMS# 09109-17-11; rezone from RS-3 to PUD-R.

Upon motion by Mr. Davis, seconded by Mr. Cromartie, Council voted unanimously to approve on first reading 03-14 MA 939 West Confederate Avenue; TMS# 09109-17-11; rezone from RS-3 to PUD-R with the following staff recommendations:

Staff recommends approval for rezoning to subdivide the lot into two parcels subject to review and approval of the elevations by DDRC staff.

9. 03-15 MA Preston Green Project, South Side of Atlas Road; TMS# 16311-02-02, with option of 16311-02-05(p), and 16310-01-20(p); rezone from C-3, FP to PUD-R, FP.

Upon motion by Mr. Cromartie, seconded by Mayor Coble, Council voted unanimously to approve on first reading 03-15 MA - Preston Green Project, South Side of Atlas Road; TMS# 16311-02-02, with option of 16311-02-05(p), and 16310-01-20(p); rezone from C-3, FP to PUD-R, FP approval for seventy-six (76) units.

TEXT AMENDMENTS

 1. Ordinance No.:  2003-039 -  Amending the 1998 Code of Ordinances of the City of Columbia, South Carolina, Chapter 17, Planning, Land Development and Zoning, Article III, Zoning, Division 8, District Descriptions; Use and Dimensional Regulations, Sec. 17-255, Table of permitted uses, Division D, SIC 20, Food and kindred products and Division F, SIC 50, Wholesale trade-Durable goods
 Amend § 17-255, Division F. 50 Wholesale Trade – Durable Goods.

  Upon motion by Mr. Papadea, seconded by Mr. Davis, Council voted unanimously to approve on first reading Ordinance No.: 2003-039 - Amending the 1998 Code of Ordinances of the City of Columbia, South Carolina, Chapter 17, Planning, Land Development and Zoning, Article III, Zoning, Division 8, District Descriptions; Use and Dimensional Regulations, Sec. 17-255, Table of permitted uses, Division D, SIC 20, Food and kindred products and Division F, SIC 50, Wholesale trade-Durable goods.

 2. Ordinance No.:  2003-040 -  Amending the 1998 Code of Ordinances of the City of Columbia, South Carolina, Chapter 17, Planning, Land Development and Zoning, Article III, Zoning, Division 8, District Descriptions; Use and Dimensional Regulations, Sec. 17-255, Table of permitted uses, Division E, SIC 47, Transportation Services,  to add 472 Arrangement of passenger transportation
  Amend § 17-255, Division E. 47 Transportation Services.
 
 Upon motion by Mr. Papadea, seconded by Ms. Isaac, Council voted unanimously to approve on first reading Ordinance No.:  2003-040 - Amending the 1998 Code of Ordinances of the City of Columbia, South Carolina, Chapter 17, Planning, Land Development and Zoning, Article III, Zoning, Division 8, District Descriptions; Use and Dimensional Regulations, Sec. 17-255, Table of permitted uses, Division E, SIC 47, Transportation Services,   to add 472 Arrangement of passenger transportation.

CONSENT AGENDA

Upon motion by Mr. Osborne, seconded by Ms. Sinclair, Council voted unanimously to approve on a single motion the Consent Agenda Item 3. and Item 5. through Item 8. as presented.  Mr. Papadea was not present for the vote.  Item 4. was held over, no action was taken.

 STREET CLOSINGS

3. Council is asked to approve a request from the residents of Medway Road to close the 1400 block on Sunday, May 18, 2003 from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. for a neighborhood block party.  Contact:  Reba Hull Campbell  - Approved

4. Council is asked to approve a request from The Joyful Alternative to close the Harden and Greene Streets entrances to Saluda Avenue on Saturday, May 31, 2003 from 5:30 p.m. until 12:00 midnight for a Close of Business Event.  Contact:  Barbara Howell

This item was held over, no action was taken.  The legal department was directed to prepare a Resolution for alcohol consumption during the Close of Business Event.

 CONSIDERATION OF BIDS, AGREEMENTS, AND CHANGE ORDERS

5. Council is asked to approve the Purchase of 4032 Electronic Parking Meter Mechanisms and 1356 Parking Meter Cases, as requested by Parking Operations. Award to P.O.M. Inc., a sole source vendor, in the amount of $821,372.27.  There are no MBE/FBE firms that manufacture parking meters.  - Approved

 ORDINANCES – SECOND READING

6. Ordinance No.:  2003-024 - Granting encroachment to the Mellow Mushroom for doors and planters at 1009 Gervais Street   - Approved on first reading May 07, 2003  – Approved on second reading.

7. Ordinance No.: 2003-032 - Annexing 30’ wide strip, Jacobs Mill Pond Road; Spears Creek Church Road and Frontage Road; Richland County TMS #28800-01-10 (portion); #28800-01-03 (portion) and #28800-01-09 (portion)  - Approved on first reading May 07, 2003  - Approved on second reading.

8. Ordinance No.: 2003-038 - Amending the 1998 Code of Ordinances of the City of Columbia, South Carolina, Chapter 23, Utilities and Engineering, Article VII, Stormwater Management, Sec. 23-209, Exemptions and credits applicable to stormwater service charges  - Approved on first reading May 07, 2003 – Approved on second reading.

ORDINANCES - FIRST READING
 
9. Ordinance No.:  2003-023 - Granting encroachment to Paul Yazel for construction and maintenance of a fence and landscaping at 200 S. Edisto Avenue and Tugaloo Avenue

Upon motion by Ms. Sinclair, seconded by Ms. Isaac, Council voted unanimously to approve on first reading Ordinance No.: 2003-023 - Granting encroachment to Paul Yazel for construction and maintenance of a fence and landscaping at 200 S. Edisto Avenue and Tugaloo Avenue.  Mr. Papadea was not present for the vote.

RESOLUTION

10. Resolution No.:  R-2003-030 – Authorizing change of signatures on checking accounts

Upon motion by Mr. Cromartie, seconded by Ms. Isaac, Council voted unanimously to approve Resolution No.: R-2003-030 – Authorizing change of signatures on checking accounts.  Mr. Papadea was not present for the vote.

APPEARANCE OF PUBLIC HAVING BUSINESS WITH CITY COUNCIL

? Mr. Papadea rejoined the meeting.

No one appeared to speak before Council.

Mayor Coble adjourned the meeting at 12:58 p.m. to reconvene the Work Session.

Respectfully submitted by:

Erika D. Moore
Deputy City Clerk