CITY OF COLUMBIA
CITY COUNCIL WORK SESSION MINUTES
July 10, 2002
9:00 AM - City Council Conference Room
Council Chambers - 1737 Main Street

The City of Columbia City Council will met for a Public Hearing on Wednesday, July 10, 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 10:00 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 Ms. Leona K. Plaugh, City Manager and Ms. Pamela J. Ferst, City Clerk.

APPOINTMENT

1. **Mayor Pro-Tempore

Upon motion by Mr. Papadea, seconded by Ms. Sinclair, Council voted unanimously to appoint The Honorable E.W. Cromartie, II as Mayor Pro-Tempore for Fiscal Year 2002 / 2003.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Upon motion by Mr. Cromartie, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council voted unanimously to approve on a single motion the minutes of May 15, 22 and 29, 2002 and the minutes of June 05, 11, 12, 19 and 26, 2002.

2. Minutes of May 15, 22, and 29, 2002

3. Minutes of June 05, 11, 12, 19 and 26, 2002

PRESENTATIONS

4. July Employee of the Month - Mr. James Travis Carricato, Fire Equipment Operator

Chief Jansen, Columbia Fire Department, recognized Mr. James Travis Carricato, Fire Equipment Operator, as the July 2002 Employee of the Month.  Mr. Carricato has been employed with the City of Columbia since May 23, 1994.  Chief Jansen described Mr. Carricato as an excellent employee with an exceptional attitude.

Mayor Coble presented Mr. Carricato with a plaque acknowledging him as the July 2002 City  of Columbia Employee of the Month.

Ms. Plaugh, City Manager, presented Mr. Carricato with a token of appreciation and a certificate for a day off.

ZONING PUBLIC HEARING

5. ZONING MAP AMENDMENTS

02- 18 MA.  Pelham Dr. near Gills Creek Pkwy., TMS 13715-01-02.  Rezone from D-1 to PUD-R.

Mr. Todd Avant, Edens & Avant, informed Council that the base of the buffer will extend to the back of the property line of lot 18 and requested that this be added to the PUD.

Upon motion by Mayor Coble, seconded by Mr. Osborne, Council voted unanimously to approve Zoning Map Amendment 02-18 MA. Pelham Drive near Gills Creek Parkway, TMS 13715-01-02.  Rezone from D-1 to PUD-R, as amended.  Mr. Papadea abstained from voting due to a conflict of interest.

02-19 MA.  Portion of 7600 block Garners Ferry Rd., TMS 16315-02-02 (portionB2 acres).  Annex with re-zoning from D-1 to C-3.

Upon motion by Mr. Osborne, seconded by Mayor Coble, Council voted unanimously to give first reading approval to Zoning Map Amendment 02-19 MA. Portion of 7600 block Garners Ferry Road, TMS 16315-02-02 (portion - 2 acres). Annex with re-zoning from D-1 to C-3.

02-20 MA.  2110 Barhamville Road (vacant lot), TMS 11505-07-27.  Rezone from RS-3 to RG-1.

Ms. Myrtle L. Gordon, Edgewood Read Street Community Improvement Council President, appeared before Council in opposition to the request to rezone the vacant lot at 2110 Barhamville Road.

Mr. Carnell Boyd, Edgewood Read Street Community resident, appeared before Council in opposition to the request to rezone the vacant lot at 2110 Barhamville Road.

Ms. Rosie O. Mickle, 2124 Barhamville Road, submitted a letter to Council in opposition to the request to rezone the vacant lot at 2110 Barhamville Road.

Ms. Ethel M. Bolden, 2123 Barhamville Road, submitted a letter to Council in opposition to the request to rezone the vacant lot at 2110 Barhamville Road.

Upon motion by Mr. Cromartie, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council voted unanimously to approve the Planning Commission's recommendation to deny 02-20 MA. 2110 Barhamville Road (vacant lot), TMS 11505-07-27.  Rezone from RS-3 to RG-1.

02-21 MA.  724 Beltline Blvd., Parcel A, 1.09 acres, TMS 13811-05-32 (portion).  Rezone from RS-1 to C-1.

Mr. Paul Elam, 728 Beltline Blvd., submitted a letter to Council in favor of the proposed rezoning of 724 Beltline Blvd.

Upon motion by Mr. Osborne, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council voted unanimously to approve on first reading Zoning Map Amendment 02-21 MA. 724 Beltline Boulevard, Parcel A, 1.09 acres, TMS 13811-05-32 (portion).  Rezone from RS-1 to C-1.  Mr. Cromartie was not present for the vote.

02-22 MA.  2827 Wheat Street, TMS 11315-03-11, 12, 13 & 19, St. John's Episcopal Church.  Major change to PUD-R.

Mr. Doug Quackenbush, Boudreaux Group, Inc., informed Council that two (2) parking spaces will be removed from the original plan in an effort to preserve the root structure of surrounding trees.

Upon motion by Ms. Sinclair, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council voted unanimously to approve on first reading Zoning Map Amendment 02-22 MA. 2827 Wheat Street, TMS 11315-03-11, 12, 13 & 19, St. John's Episcopal Church.  Major change to PUD-R, as amended.  Mr. Cromartie was not present for the vote.

02-23 MA.  4540 Trenholm Road, TMS 13914-01-08 Columbia Jewish Community Center.  Major change to PUD-R.

Upon motion by Mr. Osborne, seconded by Ms. Sinclair, Council voted unanimously to approve on first reading Zoning Map Amendment 02-23 MA. 4540 Trenholm Road, TMS 13914-01-08 Columbia Jewish Community Center.  Major Change to PUD-R.  Mr. Papadea abstained from voting due to a conflict of interest.

The following properties have been recently annexed into the City of Columbia with no zoning change.  This action is for confirmation of zoning classification only.

Upon motion by Mr. Cromartie, seconded by Ms. Sinclair, Council voted unanimously , on a single motion, to approve on first reading the following Confirmations of Zoning Classifications Only:

02-24 MA.  76.60-acre parcel at Percival Road & Clemson Road Extension,
TMS 25600-04-12.  Confirm C-3 zoning.  Approved on first reading.

02-25 MA.  Lot N/S Adams Grove Rd., TMS 11503-06-09.  Confirm C-1 zoning.  Approved on first reading.

02-26 MA.  3337 Park Street, TMS 09106-02-04.  Confirm RG-2 zoning.
Approved on first reading.

02-27 MA.  7712 & 7720 Leitner Dr., TMS19206-09-77 & 79.  Confirm RS-1 zoning.  Approved on first reading.

02-28 MA.  1624 Broad River Road, TMS 7308-02-15.  Confirm C-3 zoning.
Approved on first reading.

02-29 MA.  919 South Beltline Blvd., TMS 13805-05-26.  Confirm RG-2 zoning.
Approved on first reading.

02-30 MA.  0.24 acre, Key Road & 0.04 acre, Bluff Rd. at National Guard Rd.,TMS 11210-01-15 & 11205-01-11.  Confirm M-1 zoning.  Approved on first reading.

CONSENT AGENDA

Upon motion by Ms. Sinclair, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council voted unanimously, a single motion, to approve Consent Agenda Items 6. through 24., as presented.  Items 14. and 15. were approved with the caveat that the firms enter into a contract with the sub-contractors as indicated and at the amounts specified.

STREET CLOSING REQUESTS

6. Council is asked to approve a request by the Columbia City Jazz Company to close Park  Street behind the Koger Center on Friday, July 26, 2002 from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., to hold its Third Annual Broadway Bound Summer Dance Show.  Space will be used to provide bus and van parking for Daycare Centers and Summer Camps.  Approved
7. Council is asked to approve a request from the Historic Columbia Foundation to close Richland Street between Bull and Marion Streets and Marion Street between Richland and Calhoun Streets, on Saturday, August 31, 2002 from 7:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., to hold the Annual Jubilee Celebration at the Mann-Simons Cottage at 1403 Richland Street.  Approved

8. Council is asked to approve a request from the M.B. Kahn Construction Company to close the Lincoln Street, starting Thursday, August 01, 2002, for the Southeastern Vista District, Phase 2A - Infrastructure Improvements.  Approved

CONSIDERATION OF BIDS, AGREEMENTS, AND CHANGE ORDERS

9. Council is asked to approve a Request for Reimbursement, as requested by Special Projects.  Award to EdVenture, in the amount of $11,441.90.  Cost associated with the second bid procedure for EdVenture.  Approved

10. Council is asked to approve Annual Contracts for Tires and Tubes for FY 2002-2003, as requested by Fleet Services.  Award to, the low bidders, Cate McLaurin Company, in the amount of $37,610.00; Fraiser Tire Services, in the amount of $29,915.00; Millers Brothers Giant Tire Services, in the amount of $63,366.50; Wingfoot Commercial Tire of Augusta, GA, in the amount of $33,428.65; and Consolidated Tires, in the amount of $2,266.00, for a grand total including sales tax of $174,915.46.  Bids were sent to two (2) MBE's who did not respond.  All other vendors are located in the Midlands area.  Approved

11. Council is asked to approve the Annual Bid for Sewer and Pipe Fittings for FY 2002-2003, as requested by Wastewater Maintenance.  Award to, the low bidders, Hughes Supply, in the amount of $5,306.50; U.S. Filter, in the amount of $1,985.00; Noland Co., in the amount of $8,394.00; Hughes Supply, in the amount of $13,150.00; Pipeline Supply, in the amount of $9,242.00; and Cregger, in the amount of $2,373.98, for a grand total including sales tax of $42,473.98.  Bids were sent to three (3) MBE's who did not respond.  One vendor is located in the city and the others are located in the Midlands area.  Approved

12. Council is asked to approve Grit, Ash, Sludge Hauling and Container Rental for FY 2002-2003, as requested by the Wastewater Treatment Plant.  Award to Bulldogs Disposal Inc., the low bidder, in the amount of $59,820.00.  This firm is located in N. Charleston, SC.  Bids were sent to one (1) FBE who did not respond.  Approved

13. Council is asked to approve Ash, Grit, Sludge Disposal for FY 2002-2003, as requested by the Wastewater Treatment Plant.  Award to Waste Management / Richland Landfill, the low bidder, in the amount of $134,348.40.  No MBE/FBE participation.  Approved

14. Council is asked to approve Project R36-7/8; Martha's Glen Road Improvements of Pipe and Underdrains, as requested by Engineering.  Award to Cherokee, Inc., the low bidder, in the amount of $247,212.25.  10.04% M/FBE Participation.  The firm is located in the Midlands.   Approved with the caveat that the firms enter into a contract with the sub-contractors as indicated and at the amounts specified.

15. Council is asked to approve Project #W761-5/6; proposed water main construction along Hydrangea, Hibiscus and Lotus Street, as requested by Engineering.  Award to Meetze Plumbing, the low bidder, in the amount of $73,622.80.  8.15% MBE/FBE participation.  The firm is located in the Midlands.   Approved with the caveat that the firms enter into a contract with the sub-contractors as indicated and at the amounts specified.

16. Council is asked to approve an Agreement for Engineering Services for Proposed Parking Lot at the corner of Sumter and Blanding Streets, as requested by Engineering.  Award to, Cox and Dinkins, Inc., in the amount of $15,800.00.  No MBE/FBE participation.  This is a local firm.  Approved

ORDINANCES - SECOND READING

17. Ordinance No.: 2002-023 - Amending the 1998 Code of Ordinances of the City of Columbia, South Carolina, Chapter 5, Article II, Building and Technical Codes, to add Division 9 , International Residential Code for One- and Two-Family Dwellings, Sec. 5-191, Adoption; conflicting provisions.  Approved on first reading June 19, 2002.  Approved on second reading.

18. Ordinance No.: 2002-037 - Amending the 1998 Code of Ordinances of the City of Columbia, South Carolina, Chapter 15, Parks and Recreation, Sec. 15-1, Prohibited acts in parks to add (13), Improper use of Park Equipment and Furniture.     Approved on first reading June 19, 2002.  Approved on second reading.

19. Ordinance No.: 2002-040 (Amended) - Granting encroachment to Hampton Inn for placement and maintenance of planters adjacent to the front vestibule of its building at 822 Gervais Street.  Approved on first reading June 19, 2002
Approved on second reading.

20. Ordinance No.: 2002-047 (Amended) - Granting encroachment to Rising High Bread Co. for outdoor dining at 1504 Main Street.  Approved on first reading June 19, 2002.  Approved on second reading.

21. Ordinance 2002- 049 - Amending the 1998 Code of Ordinance of the City of Columbia, South Carolina, Chapter 5, Buildings and Building Regulations, Division 7, Sec. 5-151   Approved on first reading June 19, 2002.  Approved on second reading.
 
22. Ordinance No.: 2002-053 - Authorizing transfer of 900 Johnson Avenue, Richland County TMS #09209-16-01, from the City of Columbia to Eau Claire Development Corporation.  Approved on first reading June 19, 2002.  Approved on second reading.

23. Ordinance No.: 2002-056 - Authorizing execution of Parking Lot Lease in favor of the University of South Carolina for the Arena / Conference Center.  Approved on first reading June 26, 2002.  Approved on second reading.

CONFIRMATION OF ZONING CLASSIFICATION ONLY

24. 02-15 MA.  2 parcels South side Winmet Drive, TMS 11702-02-10 &11.  Confirm RG-1 zoning.  Approved on first reading June 19, 2002.  Approved on second reading.

ORDINANCES - FIRST READING

Upon motion by Mr. Cromartie, seconded by Ms. Sinclair, Council voted unanimously, on a single motion, to approve Item 25. Ordinance No.: 2002-048 - Granting encroachment to Dianne's on Devine Street for planting and maintenance of an oak tree at 2400 Devine Street and Item 27. Ordinance No.: 2002-058 - Authorizing execution of an Agreement of Sale between the City of Columbia and Barbara R. Graves and David M. Graves and David M. Graves for the sale of approximately 4,775 square feet of Richland County TMS #09010-10-01 (portion). Item 26. was held over, no action was taken.

25. Ordinance No.: 2002-048 - Granting encroachment to Dianne's on Devine Street for
planting and maintenance of an oak tree at 2400 Devine Street.  Approved on first
reading.

26. Ordinance No.: 2002-052 - Granting encroachment at northwest corner of Main Street and Gervais Street to Michael Cosola for a hotdog vending cart.
This item was held over, no action was taken.

27. Ordinance No.: 2002-058 - Authorizing execution of an Agreement of Sale between the City of Columbia and Barbara R. Graves and David M. Graves for the sale of approximately 4,775 square feet of Richland County TMS #09010-10-01 (portion).  Approved on first reading.

RESOLUTIONS

Upon motion by Mr. Cromartie, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council voted unanimously, on a single motion, to approve Items 28 and 29.  Item 30. was withdrawn.

28. Resolution No.: R-2002-038 - Authorization for acceptance and dedication of street known as Hamptonwood Way in Hamptonwood, Phase 3, to the City of Columbia, Richland County TMS #16412-01-02 (portion) CF #196-17. Approved

29. Resolution No.: R-2002-039 - Authorizing consumption of alcoholic beverages at Columbia Tropical Music Festival at Riverfront Park (Saturday, July 20, 2002 between 1:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.)  Approved

30. Resolution No.: R-2002-040 - Authorizing consumption of alcoholic beverages at Disco Family Fun Fest at Finlay Park on Sunday, July 28, 2002 from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
This item was withdrawn.
 
OTHER MATTERS

31. **Presentation of the Proposed Office Building and Parking Garage Design and Location - Nelson Mullins

Upon motion by Mayor Coble, seconded by Mr. Cromartie, Council voted unanimously to authorize staff to:

$ Begin working with Hoder and Nelson Mullins
$ Bring back a financial proposal to show how it is consistent with the parking plan
$ Review diversity and other issues
$ Review issues dealing with Historic Preservation

APPEARANCE OF PUBLIC HAVING BUSINESS WITH CITY COUNCIL

No one appeared to speak before Council.

Mayor Coble adjourned the meeting at 10:36 and reconvened the Work Session.
 

Respectfully submitted by:
 
 

Pamela J. Ferst, CPS
Acting City Clerk