CITY COUNCIL ZONING PUBLIC HEARING MINUTES
WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 2005
10:00 A.M. – 1737 MAIN STREET
CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

The City of Columbia City Council conducted a Zoning Public Hearing on Wednesday, July 13, 2005 in the City Council Chambers at 1737 Main Street, Columbia, South Carolina.  The Honorable Mayor Robert D. Coble called the meeting to order at 10:03 a.m.  The following City Council members were present:  The Honorable E.W. Cromartie, II, The Honorable Anne M. Sinclair, The Honorable Hamilton Osborne, Jr., The Honorable Sam Davis, The Honorable Tameika Isaac Devine and The Honorable Daniel J. Rickenmann.  Also present were Mr. Charles P. Austin, Sr., City Manager and Ms. Erika D. Salley, City Clerk.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

1.  Minutes of June 3, 8, 15 and 22, 2005

Upon motion by Mr. Cromartie, seconded by Ms. Devine, Council voted unanimously to approve on a single motion the Minutes of June 3, 8, 15 and 22, 2005 as presented.

CONSENT AGENDA

Upon motion by Mr. Cromartie, seconded by Ms. Sinclair, Council voted unanimously to approve on a single motion the Consent Agenda Items 2. through 8. as amended.

STREET CLOSINGS

2.  Council is asked to approve a request from the Rochelle Heights / Victory Gardens Community Organization to close the following streets as outlined below for three (3) block parties during the month of July.  Contact:  Ms. Gertrude Knotts, Community President – Approved
· Close the 1300 and 1400 blocks of Bonner Avenue between Dubard Street and N. Beltline Boulevard; the intersections of Lucille Drive and Bonner Avenue; and Blondell Circle and Bonner Avenue on Thursday, July 14, 2005 from 5:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.
· Close the 2800 block of Dubard Street between Victory Street and Toronto Street and Burley Court where it intersects with Dubard Street on Thursday, July 21, 2005 from 5:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.
· Close Lilly Avenue between Two Notch Road and the dead end of Lilly Avenue on Thursday, July 28, 2005 from 5:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

3.  Council is asked to approve a request from the Columbia Urban League, Inc. to close Barnwell Street between Hampton Street and Washington Street and Washington Street between Gregg Street and Barnwell Street on Saturday, July 24, 2005 from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. for the Reading Rocks the Block Party.  Contact:  Ms. Cynthia Pryor Hardy, Vice President - Approved

4.  Council is asked to approve a request from The Pines to close the 700 block of Burnside Drive at Pine Street and the 800 block of Burnside Drive at Pine Street on Saturday, July 23, 2005 from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. for a neighborhood Block Party.  Contact:  Mr. Robert Compton - Approved
 
  5.  **Council is asked to approve a request from the Second Nazareth Baptist Church to close Elmwood Avenue between Oak Street and Heidt Street on each evening beginning Sunday, July 31, 2005 until Tuesday, August 2, 2005 from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. for a Back to School Spiritual Extravaganza.  Contact:  Ms. Edna Faust, Executive Assistant - Approved

  6.  **Council is asked to approve a request from the Taylor Memorial Baptist Church to close Short Street at Greene Street, Stark Street, Page Street and Millwood Avenue on Saturday, July 16, 2005 from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. for a Fun Day.  Contact:   Irene Robinson, Church Clerk - Approved

ORDINANCES – SECOND READING

7.  Ordinance No.: 2005-058 - Amending Approval for Quit Claim Deeds to Convey Portions of the Unopened Right-of-Way for Rhett Avenue; Richland County TMS# 11406; North Main Street Streetscape Project; CF#250-169, CF#251-64 and CF#251-64A First reading approval was given on June 22, 2005. – Approved on first reading.

CONSIDERATION OF BIDS AND AGREEMENTS

8.  Council is asked to approve the Purchase of a 2005 Ford Explorer, as requested by the Administration Division. Award to Vic Bailey Ford, using the SC State Purchasing Vehicle Contract, in the amount of $23,101.84. This vendor is located in Spartanburg, SC.  Funding Source: 1011107-658500 - Approved

CONSIDERATION OF BIDS, AGREEMENTS AND CHANGE ORDERS

Upon motion by Ms. Sinclair, seconded by Mr. Davis, Council voted unanimously to approve on a single motion Items 9. through 15. as presented.

9.  Council is asked to approve a Lease Amendment for 2,524 square feet of Office Space located in the Capitol Center at 1201 Main Street, as requested by the Office of Economic Development.  Award to Parkway Properties in the amount of $3,470.50 per month or $41,646.00 annually.  Funding Source:  5511301 636600 - Approved

10.  Council is asked to approve a Contract for Professional Services to Render Services and Financing to Assist Commercial Development, Economic Activities and/or Low and Moderate-Income Housing in the Eau Claire / North Columbia Area, as requested by the Community Development Department. Award to the Eau Claire Development Corporation in an amount not to exceed $108,239.63.  Funding Source:  Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) - Approved

11.  Council is asked to approve the Hauling and Disposal of Grit, Ash and Sludge for fiscal year 2005/2006, as requested by the Metro Wastewater Treatment Plant.  Award to South Land Sanitation, the low bidder, in the amount of $111,280.00.  This firm is located in Columbia, SC.  Funding Source: 5516208-638300 - Approved

12.  Council is asked to approve the Disposal of Ash, Grit and Sludge, as requested by the Metro Wastewater Treatment Plant.  Award to Waste Management, in the amount of $185,866.50. This firm is located in Elgin, SC.  Funding Source:  5516208-638500 - Approved

13. Council is asked to approve the Purchase of Chemicals for the Metro Wastewater Treatment Plant for fiscal year 2005/2006.  Award the lots to the low bidder as outlined below for a total amount of $439,153.60. Funding Source: 5516208-624800 - Approved

Lot 1 Chlorine Jones Chemicals Charlotte, NC $137,500.00
Lot 2 Sodium Hydroxide ACME Southern Charlotte, NC $390.00
Lot 3 Sulfamic Acid ACME Southern Charlotte, NC $811.20
Lot 4 Sulfur Dioxide Jones Chemicals Charlotte, NC $38,850.00
Lot 5 Sodium Chloride ACME Southern Charlotte, NC $1,080.00
Lot 6 Polymer Polydyne, Inc. Riceboro, GA $260,522.40

14.  Council is asked to approve the Purchase of Water System Repair Materials for fiscal year 2005/2006, as requested by the Water Distribution Division.  Award to the low bidder of each lot for a total amount of $485,148.41.  Funding Source: 556203-625700 - Approved

Lots 1, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 Hughes Supply  W. Columbia, SC $205,690.90
  13, 16, 17, 19
 Lots 2, 14, 18, 20 Independent Water Works Lexington, SC  $200,782.90
 Lots 3, 4, 11, 12, 15 Pipeline Supply  Columbia, SC  $39,897.61
 Lot   5  Consolidated Pipe   Columbia, SC  $38,777.00

15.  Council is asked to approve the Purchase of Chemicals for the Water Plant for fiscal year 2005/2006, as requested by Utilities.  Award the lots to the low bidder as outlined below for a total amount of $1,615,673.75.  Funding Source: 5516207-624800 for Lake Murray and 5516206-624800 for Canal Plant  - Approved

Lot 2 Aluminum Sulfate General Chemical Parsippany, NJ $391,100.00
Lot 3 Ammonia Tanner Industries Southhampton, PA $89,320.00
Lot 4 Chlorine Jones Chemicals Charlotte, NC $323,070.00
Lot 5 Fluoride KC Industries Ponte Vedra, FL $62,741.25
Lot 6 Potassium JLM Marketing Tampa, FL $17,520.00
Lot 7 Liquid Lime Burnett Lime Campobello, SC $290,700.00
Lot 8 Sodium Hydroxide Key Chemical Waxhaw, NC $68,842.50
Lot 10 Sodium Chlorite International Dioxide N. Kingstown, RI $228,480.00
Lot 11 Polymer Polydyne Rice Boro, GA $144,000.00

ORDINANCES – FIRST READING

16.  Ordinance No.: 2004-049 – Annexing 4.63 +/- acres, S/S Garners Ferry Road, Richland County TMS# 16314-03-08 and 14 – Approved on first reading.

Upon motion by Mr. Osborne, seconded by Mr. Cromartie, Council voted unanimously to approve on first reading Ordinance No.: 2004-049 – Annexing 4.63 +/- acres, S/S Garners Ferry Road, Richland County TMS# 16314-03-08 and 14.

17.  Ordinance No.: 2005-065 – Annexing Beaver Park, Phases I and II (Parcel D-3) Woodcreek Farms, Richland County TMS# 28900-01-10 (16.93 acre portion) – Approved on first reading.

Upon motion by Mr. Osborne, seconded by Ms. Devine, Council voted unanimously to approve on first reading Ordinance No.: 2005-065 – Annexing Beaver Park, Phases I and II (Parcel D-3) Woodcreek Farms, Richland County TMS# 28900-01-10 (16.93 acre portion).

RESOLUTION

18.  Resolution No.: R-2005-032 – Authorizing condemnation for acquisition of leasehold interest in .595 acre unimproved land, portion of Richland County TMS# 08916-10-01 and portion of 08916-01-02 - Approved

Upon motion by Ms. Devine, seconded by Mr. Cromartie, Council voted unanimously to approve Resolution No.: R-2005-032 – Authorizing condemnation for acquisition of leasehold interest in .595 acre unimproved land, portion of Richland County TMS# 08916-10-01 and portion of 08916-01-02.

ZONING PUBLIC HEARING

· City Council opened the Zoning Public Hearing at 10:07 a.m.

CONFIRM ZONING OF PREVIOUSLY ANNEXED PROPERTIES – FIRST READING

Upon motion by Mr. Cromartie, seconded by Mr. Osborne, Council voted unanimously to give first reading approval on a single motion to Confirmation Items 19. through 22.

19. 20.8 acres, I-20 and Clemson Road, TMS# 25603-01-01; confirm C-1. - Approved on first reading.

20. N/S 7400 Block Broad River Road (Walgreens and The Woodlands at Kennerly), TMS#05004-01-01, -03, -04, -05, -07, -10, -11, -12, -13, and 09(p); confirm C-3. - Approved on first reading.

21. Parcel at Corner of Montgomery Avenue and Suber Street, TMS# 13708-09-01; confirm RS-3. - Approved on first reading.

22. +/- 0.13 acre, Suber Street at Eureka Street, TMS# 13708-09-22 (p); confirm RS-3. - Approved on first reading.

ANNEXATIONS WITH MAP AMENDMENT / REZONING – FIRST READING

23. 46.68 +/- acres, N/S Percival Road, S/S I-20 (Sage Pointe), TMS# 25600-04-01, 25600-04-04 (p), 25600-04-13 and 25600-04-16; rezone portions from RG-1 and C-3 to RG-2. –Approved on first reading.

Ordinance No.: 2005-054 – Annexing 46.68 +/- acres, N/S Percival Road, S/S Interstate 20, Richland County TMS# 25600-04-01; 25600-04-04 (pt); 25600-04-13 and 25600-04-16 –Approved on first reading.

Upon motion by Mr. Osborne, seconded by Ms. Devine, Council voted unanimously to give first reading approval on a single motion to the Rezoning of 46.68 +/- acres, N/S Percival Road, S/S I-20 (Sage Pointe), TMS# 25600-04-01, 25600-04-04 (p), 25600-04-13 and 25600-04-16; rezone portions from RG-1 and C-3 to RG-2 and Ordinance No.: 2005-054 – Annexing 46.68 +/- acres, N/S Percival Road, S/S Interstate 20, Richland County TMS# 25600-04-01; 25600-04-04 (pt); 25600-04-13 and 25600-04-16.

24. 1013 Lykes Lane, TMS# 05008-01-15; rezone from Richland County D-1 to C-3. –Approved on first reading.

Ordinance No.: 2005-064 – Annexing 1013 Lykes Lane, Richland County TMS# 05008-01-15 –Approved on first reading.

Upon motion by Mr. Rickenmann, seconded by Mr. Davis, Council voted unanimously to give first reading approval on a single motion to the Rezoning of 1013 Lykes Lane, TMS# 05008-01-15; rezone from Richland County D-1 to C-3 and Ordinance No.: 2005-064 – Annexing 1013 Lykes Lane, Richland County TMS# 05008-01-15.

25. 1017 Lykes Lane, TMS# 05008-01-14; rezone from D-1 to C-3. –Approved on first reading.

Ordinance No.: 2005-053 – Annexing 1017 Lykes Lane, Richland County TMS# 05008-01-14 –Approved on first reading.

Upon motion by Mr. Cromartie, seconded by Mr. Davis, Council voted unanimously to give first reading approval on a single motion to the Rezoning of 1017 Lykes Lane, TMS# 05008-01-14; rezone from D-1 to C-3 and Ordinance No.: 2005-053 – Annexing 1017 Lykes Lane, Richland County TMS# 05008-01-14.

26. 22.29 +/- acres, Hazelwood Road, TMS# 19100-01-06 and 19201-02-11; rezone from RG-2 and RS-1 to RS-3. –Approved on first reading.

Ordinance No.: 2005-052 – Annexing 22.29 +/- acres, Hazelwood Road, Richland County TMS# 19100-01-06 and 19201-02-11 –Approved on first reading.

Upon motion by Mr. Osborne, seconded by Ms. Sinclair, Council voted unanimously to give first reading approval on a single motion to the Rezoning of 22.29 +/- acres, Hazelwood Road, TMS# 19100-01-06 and 19201-02-11; rezone from RG-2 and RS-1 to RS-3 and Ordinance No.: 2005-052 – Annexing 22.29 +/- acres, Hazelwood Road, Richland County TMS# 19100-01-06 and 19201-02-11.

27. 919 Bluff Road and 0.38 acre along South Stadium Road (Carolina Walk), TMS# 11205-01-02, 11206-05-01, and 11206-05-02; rezone from C-3 and M-1 to PUD-R. –Approved on first reading.

Ordinance No.: 2005-063 – Annexing 0.38 +/- acre, South Stadium Road and 2.01 +/- acres, South Stadium Road at Bluff Road, Richland County TMS# 11206-05-02, 11206-05-01 and 11205-01-02 – Approved on first reading.

Upon motion by Ms. Sinclair, seconded by Ms. Devine, Council voted unanimously to approve on a single motion the Rezoning of 919 Bluff Road and 0.38 acre along South Stadium Road (Carolina Walk), TMS# 11205-01-02, 11206-05-01, and 11206-05-02; rezone from C-3 and M-1 to PUD-R and Ordinance No.: 2005-063 – Annexing 0.38 +/- acre, South Stadium Road and 2.01 +/- acres, South Stadium Road at Bluff Road, Richland County TMS# 11206-05-02, 11206-05-01 and 11205-01-02.

TEXT AMENDMENTS – FIRST READING

28. Ordinance No.: 2005-067 – Amending the 1998 Code of Ordinances of the City of Columbia, South Carolina, Chapter 17, Article III, Zoning, Division 8, District Descriptions; Use and Dimensional Regulations; § 17-264, Blueprinting and photocopying services, SIC 7332 –Approved on first reading.

Upon motion by Ms. Sinclair, seconded by Mr. Rickenmann, Council voted unanimously to approve on first reading Ordinance No.: 2005-067 – Amending the 1998 Code of Ordinances of the City of Columbia, South Carolina, Chapter 17, Article III, Zoning, Division 8, District Descriptions; Use and Dimensional Regulations; § 17-264, Blueprinting and photocopying services, SIC 7332.

29. Ordinance No.: 2005-066 – Amending the 1998 Code of Ordinances of the City of Columbia, South Carolina, Chapter 17, Article III. Zoning, Division 8, District Descriptions; Use and Dimensional Regulations, § 17-258, Table of Permitted Uses; Table 1, SIC 891, Engineering, architectural and surveying service –Approved on first reading.

Upon motion by Mr. Cromartie, seconded by Mr. Rickenmann, Council voted unanimously to approve on first reading Ordinance No.: 2005-066 – Amending the 1998 Code of Ordinances of the City of Columbia, South Carolina, Chapter 17, Article III. Zoning, Division 8, District Descriptions; Use and Dimensional Regulations, § 17-258, Table of Permitted Uses; Table 1, SIC 891, Engineering, architectural and surveying service.

MAP AND TEXT AMENDMENTS (HISTORIC DISTRICTS AND LANDMARKS) – FIRST READING

30. Ordinance No.: 2005-072 – Amending the 1998 Code of Ordinances of the City of Columbia, South Carolina, Chapter 17, Planning, Land Development and Zoning, Article V, Historic Preservation and Architectural Review, Division 4, Landmarks, Sec. 17-691, Buildings and site list, (c), Group II –Approved on first reading.

Upon motion by Mayor Coble, seconded by Ms. Sinclair, Council voted unanimously to approve on first reading Ordinance No.: 2005-072 – Amending the 1998 Code of Ordinances of the City of Columbia, South Carolina, Chapter 17, Planning, Land Development and Zoning, Article V, Historic Preservation and Architectural Review, Division 4, Landmarks, Sec. 17-691, Buildings and site list, (c), Group II to add the following:

1324-1328 Assembly Street (Bonded Loan Office), TMS# 09013-05-15, 16 and 17; rezone from C-5, -DD, -S to C-5, -DD, -DP, -S.  Amend Chapter 17, Article V, Division 4, §17-691, Buildings and sites list (c), Group II, add 1324-26 and 1328 Assembly Street, Bonded Loan Office.

1320 and 1322 Assembly Street (Star Music), TMS# 09013-05-14; rezone from C-5, -DD, -S to C-5, -DD, -DP, -S.  Amend Chapter 17, Article V, Division 4, §17-691, Buildings and sites list (c), Group II, add 1320-22 Assembly Street, Star Music.

 MAP AND TEXT AMENDMENTS (HISTORIC DISTRICTS AND LANDMARKS) – FIRST READING

 31. **Ordinance No.: 2005-071 – Amending the 1998 Code of Ordinances of the City of Columbia, South Carolina, Chapter 17, Planning, Land Development and Zoning, Article V, Historic Preservation and Architectural Review, Division 4, Landmarks, Sec. 17-681, Districts identified, (c) Protection area to add (4) –Approved on first reading.

Upon motion by Mr. Davis, seconded by Ms. Devine, Council voted unanimously to approve on first reading Ordinance No.: 2005-071 – Amending the 1998 Code of Ordinances of the City of Columbia, South Carolina, Chapter 17, Planning, Land Development and Zoning, Article V, Historic Preservation and Architectural Review, Division 4, Landmarks, Sec. 17-681, Districts identified, (c) Protection area to add (4) to establish Earlewood Design Preservation Overlay – Protection Area, Sunset Drive on north, Seaboard Air Line Railroad to east, Marlboro and Darlington Street to west, and Richfield Drive, Riverview Court and Park Street to south.

 MAP AMENDMENTS/REZONING – FIRST READING

A. 110 Parkridge Drive (Carolina RV, Inc), TMS# 004908-01-15; rezone from PUD-LS to amended PUD-LS. –Approved on first reading.

Upon motion by Mr. Davis, seconded by Mr. Cromartie, Council voted unanimously to approve on first reading a Map Amendment and the Rezoning of 110 Parkridge Drive (Carolina RV, Inc), TMS# 004908-01-15; rezone from PUD-LS to amended PUD-LS.

B. 1300 & 1320 Johnson Ave (Marsteller Apartments), TMS# 09214-11-01; rezone from RG-2 to PUD-R. –Approved on first reading.

Upon motion by Mr. Davis, seconded by Mr. Rickenmann, Council voted unanimously to approve on first reading a Map Amendment and the Rezoning of 1300 & 1320 Johnson Ave (Marsteller Apartments), TMS# 09214-11-01; rezone from RG-2 to PUD-R.

C. 2117 Park Street, TMS# 09011-05-06; rezone from RG-2, -DP to C-1, -DP. –Approved on first reading.

Upon motion by Mr. Davis, seconded by Mr. Cromartie, Council voted unanimously to approve on first reading a Map Amendment and the Rezoning of 2117 Park Street, TMS# 09011-05-06; rezone from RG-2, -DP to C-1, -DP.

D. 522 Devine Street, TMS# 08914-01-02; rezone from M-2, -DD to M-1, -DD.–Approved on first reading.

Upon motion by Mr. Cromartie, seconded by Mr. Rickenmann, Council voted unanimously to approve on first reading a Map Amendment and the Rezoning of 522 Devine Street, TMS# 08914-01-02; rezone from M-2, -DD to M-1, -DD.

E. 1609 Ogden Street, TMS# 11511-05-10; rezone from RG-1 to C-1.

Mr. Frank Mitchell, Applicant, explained that C-1 zoning is intended to accommodate office, institutional and certain residential uses in an area that is neither general commercial nor exclusively residential in nature.  He stated that throughout Columbia there’s the diversity of C-1 and RG-1. He stated that if approved, the structure would be owner occupied and the residential character would remain.  He said that in order to acquire the property he applied for a loan from the city.  He said that this proposal would increase the property value and add stabilization and security to the area.  Mr. Mitchell presented numerous letters of support.

The following individuals appeared before the members of Council in opposition to the request to rezone 1609 Ogden Street:

Mr. John V. Fugess, Sr., 1905 McAllister Street
Mr. Curtis Counts, Past President of the Jones McDonald Community Club
Mr. Gregory Bailey, 1628 McFadden Street
Ms. Alexzena Furgess, 1905 McAllister Street
Mr. Keith Kershaw, Pastor of the Genesis Church of Christ
Ms. Zena Norwood Dalton, 1832 St. Louis Avenue

The following individual appeared before the members of Council in support of the request to rezone 1609 Ogden Street:

Ms. Nelly Mack, 2507 Waites Road

Mr. Frank Mitchell, Applicant, admitted that he owns six (6) houses and 4 lots in this area, but he lives out on Hardscrabble Road.  He stated that he improved the driveway, sidewalks and added sod and painted. He stated that none of his tenants sell drugs.  He added that it’s up to the tenant to cut the grass and maintain the house and that people from the service station throw trash in the yard.  He admitted that the structure is temporarily being used as an office.  Mr. Mitchell stated that if the request were denied, the property would be rented.
 
Upon motion by Mayor Coble, seconded by Ms. Sinclair, Council voted six (6) to one (1) to deny a Map Amendment and the Rezoning of 1609 Ogden Street, TMS# 11511-05-10.  Voting aye were Mr. Rickenmann, Ms. Devine, Mr. Davis, Mr. Osborne, Ms. Sinclair and Mayor Coble.  Voting nay was Mr. Cromartie.

F. 626 Superior Street, TMS# 11212-19-02, 03, 08, and 09; rezone from M-1 and RG-2 to PUD-R.

Mr. Harrison Murray, Developer / Greenhill Properties, Inc., stated that the proposed development is not in competition with the Columbia Housing Authority’s Rosewood Hills Project.  He explained that he purchased the site from Mr. Sam Clark to develop a multi-family housing community.  He said that there is an apparent conflict between the two developments.  He noted that their vision is to compliment Rosewood Hills by developing ninety-(90) units at a different but reasonable price point.  He explained that he later found out that the CHA had designated this property for a detention pond, road widening and an easement to service the retention pond.  He said that in January Mr. Clark received an offer from CHA to purchase the property for $175,000 less than Greenhill Properties offered.  It was determined that CHA has eminent domain powers and the right to exercise those powers. Mr. Murray said that he proposed to extend the depth of the planned lagoon to allow CHA to pipe their storm water into the lagoon.  He said that they were served with condemnation papers and in return filed a motion to contest the condemnation to protect their business interests. He requested that City Council defer consideration of this matter until a resolution is reached.

Mr. Bob Amundson, Rosewood Community Council President, stated that proper land use for the area is most important to the community.  He said that they agree with the East Central City Consortium’s idea for this area.  He said that they do not want a retention pond surrounded by M-1 zoning.  He encouraged the members of City Council to assist in resolving this matter without involving the courts.

Ms. Julia Prater, Columbia Housing Authority, stated that they have had discussions about this property with the developer.  She said that CHA has City approval and DHEC approval on the retention pond.  She admitted that they knew they had to have off site storm water retention and would have to obtain two (2) additional properties.  She said that an offer was made to Mr. Clark for a portion of the land needed for the pond and right of way acquisition.  She stated that their concern is about the density of the proposed development, because the community did not want the density of Rosewood Hills to exceed 8 units per acre.

Ms. Bessie Watson, Edisto Court Community Council President / 85 Easy Street, said that she is concerned about density also, but their biggest concern was the retention pond.  She encouraged further discussions prior to City Council making a decision.

Upon motion by Mayor Coble, seconded by Mr. Cromartie, Council voted unanimously   to form a committee consisting of Councilwoman Anne Sinclair serving as Chair and representatives from Edisto Court, the Rosewood Community, the Columbia Housing Authority and Greenhill Properties, Inc. to discuss conflicts between the proposed Rosewood Hills and 626 Superior Street developments.  There was a clear consensus that City Council does not support the high density of the 626 Superior Street development.

· City Council closed the Public Hearing at 12:29 p.m.

APPEARANCE OF PUBLIC HAVING BUSINESS WITH CITY COUNCIL

Ms. Shirley Fields-Martin, Greening the Arts Festival Executive Director, requested another loan in the amount of $10,000 to be repaid within a twelve (12) month period.  She explained that she was eligible to receive only $12,000 of the $25,000 that was previously allocated from the Accommodations Tax Fund.

Mr. Temple Ligon, The Columbia Star, encouraged the members of Council to be more open when considering the density of the proposed project at 626 Superior Street.  He said that density creates a demand for goods and services.

· City Council adjourned the meeting at 12:36 p.m. to reconvene the Work Session.

Respectfully submitted by:
Erika D. Salley
City Clerk