CITY OF COLUMBIA CITY COUNCIL MINUTES
WEDNESDAY, June 21, 2000
 

The City of Columbia City Council met in regular session, Wednesday, June 21, 2000, in the City Hall Council Chambers, 1737 Main Street.  Mayor Robert D. Coble called the meeting to order at 10:15 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 attending were Mr. Michael A. Bierman, City Manager, Ms. Peggy Breeland, City Clerk and Ms. Pamela J. Ferst, Acting City Clerk
 

1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

A motion was made by Mr. Cromartie, seconded by Mr. Papadea to approve the minutes of June 14, 2000.  Mr. Osborne requested that the approval of these minutes be held over until a later date.  Mr. Cromartie withdrew the motion.

II. CONSENT AGENDA

A. ORDINANCES - SECOND READING

1. Ordinance No. 2000-034 - Amending the 1998 Code of Ordinances of  the City of Columbia, South Carolina, Chapter 23, Utilities and Engineering, Article V, Water and Sewer Rates, Section 23-145, Installation of water meters and cross connection control devices, to add (b) Cross connection control devices, (1)(c).

2. Ordinance No. 2000-043 - Amending the 1998 Code of Ordinances of the City of Columbia, South Carolina, Chapter 23, Utilities and Engineering, Article V., Water and Sewer Rates, Sec. 150, Discharge of septic tank waste (b).

1. Ordinance No. 2000-044 - Amending the 1998 Code of Ordinances of the City of Columbia, South Carolina, Chapter 23, Utilities and Engineering, Article IV, Wastewater Service, Sec. 23-103, Discharge of industrial waste (g) General guidelines, to add subparagraph (12) Organotins.

Upon motion by Mayor Coble, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council voted unanimously to approve on seconded reading Ordinance No. 2000-044 - Amending the 1998 Code of Ordinances of the City of Columbia, South Carolina, Chapter 23, Utilities and
 
Engineering, Article IV, Wastewater Service, Sec. 23-103, Discharge of industrial waste (g) General guidelines, to add subparagraph (12) Organotins as amended.

B.  CONSIDERATION OF BIDS AND AGREEMENTS

1. Request approval for Replacement Bearings for No. #4 Raw and Primary Screw Pumps; SS649(29) for the Wastewater Maintenance Division: Award contract to Spaans Babcock, Inc. c/o Heyward, Inc., a sole source procurement, for $12,172.05.

2. Request for approval for Renovations of the Municipal Court Building located at 811 Washington Street, Columbia, South Carolina for the Engineering Department: Award contract to Preferred Construction, Inc.,  the low bidder, for $749,445.00

3. Request for approval for Columbia Canal Water Treatment Improvements to construct a 15,000 square foot Chemical Storage and Feed Building and renovations of existing Chemical Building’s laboratory, control room and office space for the Wastewater Maintenance Division: Award Contract to Republic Contracting Corp., for $24,674,728.00.

Item II. B. 3. was held over, no action was taken.

4. Request for approval to Reroof Three City Buildings, 1901 Harden Street Bldg., Taylor Street Parking Garage: St. Andrews Fire Station for the
Support Services Division:  Award contract to Aqua Seal Mfg. & Roofing, for $100,045.00.

5. Request for approval to purchase materials for several water main inter-connections in the Belmont Area.  The completion of this work will allow nearby streets to be resurfaced, work will be performed by City Forces (Water Division) cost of materials is $13,720.63.

6. Request for approval to purchase Radios and Misc. Accessories for the Police Department:  Award contract to Motorola, C & E, under State SC Contract for $67,242.71.

7. Request for approval to purchase a Latent Print Workstation for the Police Department: Award contract with Printrak International, Inc., the only bidder, for $131,250.00.

8. Request for approval to extend the contract for Safety Shoes for through June 2001 for the Purchasing Division with to LeHigh Safety Shoes, for $94,330.69.

 
9. Request for approval to extend the Uniform contract for the Police Department with Wright-Johnston, the low bidder, for $295,682.63.

10. Request for approval to purchase hardware and maintenance for the City’s Intranet Server for the Computer Services Division: Award contract to System & Services, LLC, under SC State Technology Contract for $29,642.76.

11. Request for approval to purchase Mobile Radios and Accessories for the Police Department: Award contract to Motorola, C & E, under SC State Contract for  $34,559.11.

12. Request for approval to renew the contract for Uniforms to June 30, 2001 for the Purchasing Division, with Unifirst Corporation, for $195,504.58.

C. REQUEST TO CLOSE CITY STREETS

1. Request from Golden Acres Neighborhood Association to close Isabel Street at the intersections of Norman Street and Jones Street for their annual neighborhood block party, National Night Out, on Tuesday, August 1, 2000, between the hours of 5:00 p.m. through 11:00 p.m. Contact Robert L. Landers.

2. Request from the Trezevant Center to close Read Street from Harper Street to Oak Street, Waverly Street to Richland Street, and Richland Street to Two Notch Road for their annual outdoor event, Community Big To Do, on Saturday, June 24, 2000, from 7:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m.  Contact Doris R. Trezevant.

3. Request from the Earlewood Community to close the 2900 Block of Columbia Avenue for their annual Block Party on Tuesday, August 1, 2000, between the hours of 3:00 p.m. through 9:00 p.m.  Contact Katherine J. Trimnal.

4. Request from the Columbia City Jazz (Dance) Company to close Park Street from Greene Street to College Street for two performances in conjunction with Columbia Summer Camps program on Wednesday, July 19, 2000, between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.  Contact Pam Harpootlian.

Upon motion by Ms. Sinclair, seconded by Mr. Cromartie, Council voted unanimously to approve items II. A.1.through 2. on second reading, B.1., 2., 4 through 12 and C. 1. through 4. on a single motion.  Item II. B. 3 was held over, no action was taken.

III. ORDINANCES

A. FIRST READING

1. City of Columbia Operating Budget for Fiscal Year 2000-2001 and Ordinance No. 2000-037; To Raise Revenue and Adopt the Budget for the City of Columbia, South Carolina for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2001.

Upon motion by Mayor Coble to amend and approve the City of Columbia Operating Budget for Fiscal Year 2000-2001and Ordinance No. 2000-037;  to included a 2 mil increase instead of three, To Raise Revenue and Adopt the Budget for the City of Columbia, South Carolina for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2001 and adopt last year’s Community Promotions budget, which was $1.6 million, seconded by Ms. Heizer,  Council voted five to two to approve on first reading.  Voting aye were Mayor Coble, Mr. Cromartie, Ms. Heizer, Ms. Sinclair and Mr. Davis.  Voting nay, Mr. Papadea and Mr. Osborne.

The Second reading will be held on Wednesday June 28, 2000.  The City Manager will call a special meeting of Council on July 01, 2000 at 9:00 a.m. if deemed necessary.

2. Ordinance No. 2000-045 - Authorizing transfer of unopened street adjacent to Richland Street and property of Trinity Church known as Richland County TMS #11509-10-21.

Upon motion by Ms. Heizer, seconded by Ms. Sinclair, Council voted to approve on first reading Ordinance No. 2000-045 - Authorizing transfer of unopened street adjacent to Richland Street and property of Trinity Church known as Richland County TMS #11509-10-21.  Voting aye were Mayor Coble, Mr. Papadea, Ms. Heizer, Ms. Sinclair, Mr. Osborne and Mr. Davis.  Abstaining was Mr. Cromartie.

IV. APPOINTMENT

A. Citizens Advisory Committee

Upon motion by Ms. Heizer, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council voted unanimously to appoint Ms. Susan Freeman and to reappoint the current nineteen members to the Citizens Advisory Committee.

IV. RESOLUTIONS AND AGREEMENTS

A. Resolution No. 2000-031 - Release and Abandonment of a Portion of the City’s Existing 15' Sanitary Sewer Easement along Richland County TMS #13716-01-35, known as 100 High Hampton Drive (Lot 19, High Hampton).

B. Resolution No. 2000-032 - Release and Abandonment of a Portion of the City’s Existing Utility Easement along Richland County TMS #13813-09-14, known as 914 Woodland Drive (Lot 49, Hampton Terrace).  Project #SS753-8/9 and SD232-8/9; CF#250-73.

C. Resolution No. 2000-033 - Authorizing City Manager to execute a contract with Adams & Associates for insurance brokerage services, to procure quotes for the purchase of excess loss and uninsured motorist insurance coverages for the City’s self-funded tort liability program.

D. Change Order No. 1 to both the Agreement for Engineering Services for Renovations to the Number 1 and Number 2 Digesters and the Agreement for Engineering Services for Improvements at the Old DAF Unit at the Metro Wastewater Treatment Plant; B.P. Barber and Associates; CIP Projects SS476 and SS719.

E. Agreement for Testing Services for Fiscal Year 2000-2001 Testing by Independent Laboratories for Environmental Monitoring Programs required by the City’s Code of Ordinances and State and Federal Regulations.

F. Agreement for Engineering Services for Design and Construction of Roadway Improvements within Columbia Industrial Park with V & K Design Group, Inc.

Upon motion by Mr. Cromartie, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council voted unanimously to approve items IV. A. through F., on a single motion.

V. REQUEST FOR CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC CONVENIENCE AND NECESSITY

A. Linda Sue Isaac, DBA Executive Taxi

Upon motion by Mr. Papadea, seconded by Ms. Sinclair, Council voted unanimously to approve Linda Sue Isaac, DBA Executive Taxi request for certificate of public convenience and necessity.

VI APPEARANCE OF PUBLIC HAVING BUSINESS WITH CITY COUNCIL

No one appeared to speak before Council.

Upon motion by Mr. Cromartie, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council voted unanimously to go into executive session at 11:00 a.m. to receive legal briefing on matters related to Olympia, SCANA, personnel, and land contracts (2).

Councilman Osborne stated that he would abstain from any discussion regarding SCANA.

Council reconvened in open session at 11:50 a.m.
 
VII.   EAU CLAIRE DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

Upon motion by Ms. Heizer, seconded by Ms. Sinclair, voted unanimously to advance Water Sewer Reserves in the amount of Three Hundred Thousand Dollars to the Eau Claire Development Corporation to purchase the Masonic Lodge on North Main Street for redevelopment purposes.

Council reconvened into executive session at 11:55 a.m.

The meeting was adjourned at 12:25 p.m.

Respectfully submitted by:
 

Pamela J. Ferst, CPS
Acting City Clerk


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