CITY OF COLUMBIA CITY COUNCIL MINUTES
WEDNESDAY, July 18, 2001
 

The City of Columbia City Council met for a regular session at the Eau Claire Survey Building, 3907 Ensor Avenue in District 1, Columbia, South Carolina on Wednesday, July 18, 2001.  Mayor Robert D. Coble called the meeting to order at 6:40 p.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 Ms. Leona K. Plaugh, City Manager and Ms. Pamela J. Ferst, Acting City Clerk.

I.   ELECTION OF MAYOR PRO-TEMPORE

Upon motion by Mr. Osborne, seconded by Mr. Cromartie, Council voted unanimously to approve the election of The Honorable Sam Davis to Mayor Pro-Tempore.

Mayor Pro-Tempore Sam Davis opened the meeting by formally welcoming those in attendance to include  the residents of District I and the Mayor and Council.  Mr. Davis then asked Mr. Henry Hopkins, Executive Director of the Eau Claire Community Council to do a brief welcome.  He then thanked the Mayor and fellow Council members for the bestowing the honor of Mayor Pro-Tempore upon him.  Councilman Davis promised to do his best to represent Council and Mayor Bob.

Mr. Henry Hopkins said good evening to everyone and welcome to this part of Columbia.  He congratulated Mr. Davis on his appointment and thanked Mr. Osborne for what he has done while his tenure as Mayor Pro-Tempore was in effect.

Mr. Hopkins thanked Mayor Bob and Council for the many projects of Eau Claire and North Columbia.  He also recognized Mr. Mike Manis, Chairman of the Eau Claire Development Corporation.  Mr. Hopkins stated that Mr. Manis along with Ms. Heizer and Sam Davis are on the Eau Claire Development Corporation and it is moving forward.  He told Council that they were going to hear some remarks from constituents and that it was going to be in the democratic way of love, not confrontation.

II.   APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Upon motion by Mr. Cromartie, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council voted unanimously to approve the minutes of May 23, 2001 and June 27, 2001.

III. PRESENTATIONS

A. Urban League - Mr. J.T.  McLawhorne

Mayor Coble recognized the Urban League and their Intern Program, especially the Summer Employment program.
 
Mr. Cromartie stated that the Urban League is instrumental to the work program which makes a difference in the violence of young people.  He said that the current city appropriation is $50,000 and asked that it be increased to $75,000.

Mr. J.T. McLawhorn spoke on behalf of the Urban League.  He told Council that he was delighted to be there and to be recognized.  Mr. McLawhorn thanked Council for the opportunity to serve.  He stated that it would take Youth Leadership to stop the violence.  Mr. Lawhorn recognized Ms. Cynthia Hardy, Vice President, Ms. Kelly Seabrook Givens, Member of the Board, and Mr. Steven Morrison, Chairman of the Board.

Upon motion by Mr. Cromartie, seconded by Ms. Heizer, Council voted unanimously to approve an additional appropriation of $25,000 to the Urban League.

B. Fort Jackson Post Access - Colonel Brent Johnson

Colonel Brent Johnson, Garrison Commander of Fort Jackson informed Council that the Fort is not closing the gates to the general public.  He said that they were only putting access control in place to increase security with implementation on August 3, 2001.  Colonel Johnson stated that civilians would be issued a temporary pass at Gate #2 on Forest Drive only.  He further stated that Gates 6 and 7 on Leesburg Road are not used much and will be closed permanently; Wildcat Road Gate will be open for soldiers access; and the gate on Dixie Road will be open 24 hours a day.

Colonel Johnson told Council that the key to this being a success is the placement of signs directing traffic.  He said that he has submitted a plan to City Engineering for the placement of signs on public property.

3. EdVenture - Ms. Catherine Horne (Brought forward from the Work Session Agenda)

Ms. Catherine Horne appeared before Council to update them on the progress of EdVenture.

Mr. David Johnson, Director of Engineering informed Council about construction issues regarding the utility relocation portion of the project that includes a storm drain, replacement of a sewer line and a lift station needed for the EdVenture project.

Upon motion by Mayor Coble, seconded by Ms. Heizer, Council voted unanimously to approve staff presenting a proposal for the necessary work by next week.

IV. CONSENT AGENDA

Upon motion by Mr. Cromartie, seconded by Ms. Heizer, Council voted unanimously to approve on a single motion all consent agenda items with the exception of items A. 6 (held over); C. 1. and 2 ( votes taken separately).
 
 

 
A. STREET CLOSINGS

1. Request from Columbia City Jazz Dance Company to close Park Street behind the Koger Center on Wednesday,  July 18th between 10:15 a..m. - 11:30 a.m.; 12:30 p.m. -2:30 p.m.; and 3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.  Contact:  Pamela M. Harpootlian, Performance Coordinator. - Approved

2. Request from University of South Carolina to close Sumter Street between Greene and  Blossom Streets on Friday, October 19, 2001 from 12:30 to 3:00 p.m..  The closing is requested to accommodate the planned Dedication Ceremony of the new Graduate Science Research Center in conjunction with Homecoming festivities.  Contact:  Jerry T. Brewer, Director of Student Life. - Approved

3. Request from the Minority Home Builders Showcase to close the 1300 block of Heidt Street on Thursday, July 12th, between 10:00 a.m. - 10:20..  Contact:  Deborah J. Livingston. - Approved

4. Request from the Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA) Sorority, Inc. and Arden Elementary School to close the top of Colonial Drive (near Arden Elementary School), 1203 Ashley, 2300 Holmes and Burke in the Eau Claire area on Saturday, July 28, between 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m..  Contact:  Sherry Poole. - Approved

5. Request from Palmetto Place Children=s Emergency Shelter  and the Five   Points Association to close (1) 700 block of Saluda Ave. on Friday, July 13,   from 6:30 p.m. - 12:00 midnight, (2) Harden Street to Saluda Ave. offshoot   from 3:00 p.m. - 12:00 midnight, for the Second Annual Friday at the    Fountain benefit and Approval of Resolution No. 2001-047 - Authorizing   consumption of alcoholic beverages at Second Annual Friday at the   Fountain Benefit.  Contact:  Donna Doyle. - Approved

6. Request from the Vista After Five Committee for permission to use the City   owned parking area located at the end of Lincoln and Senate Streets for   eight (8) consecutive Thursdays  from August 30th - October 18th, 2001 from   5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m..  Approval of Resolution No. 2001-048 - Authorizing   consumption of alcoholic beverages and Vista After Five Fall Concert   Series.  Contact:  Doug Baker  -  This item was held over, no action taken.

7. *Request from the members of the Taylor Memorial Church to close Short   Street between Cherry and Pendleton on Saturday, July 14, 2001 between   10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. for a Community Ministry. - Approved

8. *Request from the members of the Taylor Memorial Church to close Cherry   Street from 2449 Cherry to Santee Avene on Saturday, July 14, 2001    between 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. for a Block Party. - Approved

 
9. *Request from the Tresvant Center to close Waverly Street between Heidt    and Richland Streets on Saturday, July 14, 2001 between 6:00 p.m. and   8:00 p.m. for an outdoor fund raiser. - Approved

B. CONSIDERATION OF BIDS, AGREEMENTS, AND CHANGE ORDERS

1. Council is asked for approval to purchase Sixteen (16) Personal Computers   as requested by Computer Services.  Award contract to  Gateway Business,   a  SC. State Contract procurement at a cost of $27,081.60.  Not a MBE/FBE;   Firm is located in the Midlands area. - Approved

2. Council is asked for approval to purchase Backup Software for the NT   Servers as requested by the Information Technology Department.   Award   contract to Entre= Business Center,  the low Bidder, in the amount of    $13,942.95. Not a MBE/FBE, Firm located in the Midlands area. - Approved

3. Council is asked for approval for Fiscal Year 2000/2001,  to purchase    Motorola Radios as requested by the Police Department.  Award contract   to Motorola C&E, a S.C. State Contract and Sole Source procurement, by   lot, as recommended by staff, in the amount of $68,443.97.  No MBE/FBE   participation, Firm located in the Midlands. - Approved

Lot #1,  Radio & Modem Systems   $37,992.50
Lot #2,  MCS2000 Mode III Radios   $27,192.23

4. Council is asked for approval for Fiscal Year 2000/2001, to purchase    Spacesaver Files as requested by the Police Department.  Award contract   by lot to J.E. Pope Co., Inc., a Sole Source procurement, based on    compatibility with an existing system, in the amount of $10,146.15.  Not a   MBE/FBE, Firm is located in the Midlands area. - Approved

5. Council is asked for approval to purchase a Storm Drain Vacuum Truck as   requested  by the Street Division.  Award contract to Public Works    Equipment Supply Co., the only bidder meeting the necessary specifications,   in the amount of  $187,810.00.   Not a MBE/FBE, Firm is located out of   state. - Approved

6. Council is asked for approval FY 2001/2002,  to purchase Chemicals for the   Lake Murray and Columbia Canal Water Plants as requested by the Utilities   Department.  Award contract by lot, as recommended by staff, at a total cost   of $1,201,789.75.  Not a MBE/FBE, Burnett Lime is located in Camponella,   SC and VoPak is located in Spartanburg, S.C.; General Chemical Corp is   located in New Jersey, Tanner Industries and GFI are located in    Pennsylvania; Jones Chemical is located in North Carolina; LCI, Ltd. is   located in Florida; Carus is located in Wisconsin; and Calciquest is located   in North Carolina.  -  This item was held over, no action was taken.
 
 

 
Lot #1:  Activated Carbon  - Vo Pak   $103,740.00
Lot #2:  Aluminum Sulfate - General Chemical Corp.  $283,056.00
Lot #3:  Ammonia - Tanner Industries   $  75,600.00
Lot #4:  Chlorine - Jones Chemical   $144,305.00
Lot #5:  Fluoride - LCI, Ltd.    $  60,336.00
Lot #6:  Potassium Permag. - Carus   $  16,368.00
Lot #7:  Liquid Lime - Burnette Lime   $  48,000.00
Lot #8:  Caustic Soda - GFI     $417,570.05
   Lot #9:  Phosphate - Calciquest    $  52,814.70

7. Council is asked for approval for Fiscal Year 2001 / 2002 to purchase   Chemicals for the Wastewater Plant. Award contract by lot, as   recommended by staff, at a total cost of $317,056.80. Not a MBE/FBE, Firm   not located in the Midlands; DPC Enterprises and Jones Chemical are   located in North Carolina; VoPak USA is located in Spartanburg, South   Carolina; Polydyne is located in Georgia. - Approved

Lot #1:  Chlorine - DPC Enterprises   $  59,400.00
Lot #2:  Sodium Hydroxide - VoPak USA   $       513.60
Lot #3:  Sulfamic Acid - VoPak USA   $       951.60
Lot #4:  Sulfur Dioxide - Jones Chemical   $  32,700.00
Lot #5:  Sodium Chlorine - VoPak USA   $       987.60
Lot #6: Polymer - Polydyne    $222,504.00

8. Council is asked for approval for Fiscal Year 2001/2002 to purchase Repair   Materials as requested by the Wastewater Maintenance Division.  Award   contract by lot to the low bidders, as recommended by staff, in the amount   of  $35,495.25.  Not a MBE/FBE, Pipeline Supply and Tec Utilities is located   in Greenville, South Carolina; Cregger Co. is located in the Midlands area.     - Approved
Lot #1:  Pipeline Supply  $5,344.50
Lot #2:  Tec Utilities   $1,487.80
Lot #3:  Tec Utilities   $6,371.50
Lot #4:  Cregger Co.  $9,627.75
Lot #5:  Tec Utilities   $8,762.50
Lot #6:  Pipeline Supply  $2,211.25

9. Council is asked for approval for Fiscal Year 2001/2002 to purchase Repair   Materials as requested by the Water Distribution Division.  Award contract   by lot to the low  bidders, as recommended by staff, in the amount of    $308,129.44.  Not a MBE/FBE, Hughes Supply and Pipeline are located in   the Midlands area; Miller Supply firm is located in North Carolina. - Approved

Hughes Supply Lots 1,4,5,6,8,9,10,11,13,14,15 $137,939.67
Pipeline Supply Lots 2,3,7,12,16,18   $137,939.77
Miller Supply Lot 17     $  32,250.00

 
10. Council is asked for approval to purchase Sixteen (16) Mobile Radios for the   Radio Shop as requested by the Traffic Engineering \ Radio Shop Division.    Award contract  to Motorola, a Sole Source procurement based on compat-  ibility with the existing Motorola System used by the City at a cost of   $14,131.20.  It will be purchased using the S.C. State Contract.  Not   MBE\FBE, Firm is located in Sumter, South Carolina. - Approved

11. Council is asked for approval to purchase Eight (8) Light Bars for the Police   Patrol Cars Award contract to Palmetto Distributors, a S.C. State Contract   procurement, at a cost of $10,711.76. No MBE/FBE, Firm is located in the   Midlands area. - Approved

12. Council is asked for approval for Landfill Disposal Service Fee for  Ash, Grit   and Sludge as requested by  the Wastewater Treatment Plant  Award   contract to Waste Management of S.C.\Richland County Landfill, the low   bidder, at a cost of $137,556.72.  No MBE\FBE, Firm is located in Richland   County, South Carolina. - Approved

13. Council is asked for approval to purchase Two (2) UHF/VHF Repeaters as   requested  by Traffic Engineering \ Radio Shop Division.  Award contract to   Motorola, a Sole Source procurement based on compatibility with the    existing Motorola System equipment at a cost of $19,531.68.  It will be   purchased using the S.C. State Contract. No MBE\FBE, Firm is located in   Sumter, South Carolina. - Approved

14. Council is asked for approval to purchase a Custom Pumper Fire Truck for   the County Wide Fire Service.  Award contract to Spartan Fire & Emergency   Apparatus, at a cost of $242,998.00.  Not a FBE/MBE, Firm is located in   Spartanburg, S.C. - Approved

15. Council is asked for approval to purchase Water Meters for Fiscal Year   2001/2002.  Award contract by lot, as recommended by staff, to the low   bidders at a total cost of $510,595.31 as follows:  - Approved

Lot 1,  U.S. Filter - One (1) lot of 5/8 x 3/4 & 1" Water Meters $110,600.00
Lot 2,  Badger Meter - One (1) lot of 1 2" & 2" Water Meters $  45,431.25
Lot 3, U.S. Filter - One lot of 4, 6" and 8" Water Meters  $330,250.00

16. Council is asked for approval to pay  for emergency labor and equipment to   repair a 24" Sanitary Sewer Force Main located on Bluff Road, to Trussell   Brothers Construction Co., Inc. in the amount of $28,850.00. Not MBE/FBE;   Firm is located in Irmo, S.C. - Approved
 
 
 
 

 
17. Council is asked for approval to enter into agreements for testing services   as follows:  -  Approved

TestAmerica, Inc.
1. Metro Groundwater Monitoring   $ 1,080.00
2. Septage Receiving Station Metals Monitoring $ 1,040.00
3. Metro Ash, Sludge and Grit TCLP   $ 3,800.00
4. Industrial Pretreatment Program Monitoring $ 3,555.00

Sub-Total: $ 9,275.00

Columbia Analytical Labs, Inc.
1. Wastewater Surcharge Monitoring   $  2,574.00
2. Metro Plant Stormwater Monitoring   $     455.64
3. Metro NPDES Parameters    $57,627.96
4. Phase 1. Stormwater Program   $11,681.25

Sub-Total: $72,338.85

SEAUS, Inc. (FBE)
1. Metro Effluent Toxicity Monitoring   $ 8,520.00

Grand Total: $90,133.85

*  SEAUS, Inc. is a FBE firm.  All others are not MBE/FBE=s.   All firms are located  in the Midlands area.  Columbia Analytical, Inc. is located in Columbia.

18. Council is asked to approve a contract for laboratory services to perform   Geosmin and MIB monthly analyses for fiscal year 2001/2002 as requested   by the Operations Division.  Award contract, as recommended by staff, to   Montgomery Watson Laboratories, for a cost not to exceed $15,750.00.    Not a MBE/FBE firm, Firm located outside of S.C. - Approved

19. Council is asked for approval to purchase Two (2) Chevrolet Impala Sedans   as requested by the Police Department.  Award contract to Love Chevrolet,   the low bidder, a S.C. State Contract procurement, in the amount of   $42,423.16.  Vehicle is being paid for by a Grant: GR88-6585.  No MBE/FBE   participation, Firm located in the Midlands area. - Approved

20. Council is asked for approval to purchase a Chevrolet Suburban as re-  quested by the Police Department.  Award contract to Love Chevrolet, the   low bidder, in the amount of $39,272.00.  No MBE/FBE participation, Firm   located in the Midlands area. - Approved
 
 

 
C. ORDINANCES - SECOND READING

1. Ordinance No. 2000-039 - Amending Code of Ordinances of the City of   Columbia, South Carolina, Chapter .. (Public Nuisances).

Upon motion by Mayor Coble, seconded by Ms. Sinclair, Council voted unanimously to approve holding Ordinance No. 2000-039 - Amending Code of Ordinances of the City of Columbia, South Carolina, Chapter .. (Public Nuisances) for a Public Hearing on August 15, 2001.

2. Ordinance No. 2001-041 - Amending Code of Ordinances of the City of   Columbia,  South Carolina, Chapter 5, Buildings and Building Regulations,   Article VI, Dangerous Buildings, Sec. 5-293, Order to repair, vacate or   demolish dwelling. - Approved

Upon motion by Mayor Coble, seconded by Mr. Davis, Council voted unanimously to approve Ordinance No. 2001-041 - Amending Code of Ordinances of the City of Columbia,  South Carolina, Chapter 5, Buildings and Building Regulations, Article VI, Dangerous Buildings, Sec. 5-293, Order to repair, vacate or demolish dwelling.

3. Ordinance No. 2001-056 - Amending the 1998 Code of Ordinances of the   City of Columbia, South Carolina, Chapter 14, Offenses and Miscellaneous   Provisions, Article II, Offenses Against the Person, Sec. 14-32 Distributing   material, soliciting or conducting transactions on street; stopping persons on   sidewalk for purpose of soliciting business. - Approved

4. Ordinance No. 2001-059 - Annexing parcel at Farrow Road and Busby   Street and 1748 Busby Street, Richland County TMS #11611-02-01 and   TMS # 11607-07-02. - Approved

5. Ordinance No. 2001-060 - Annexing 2117 Apple Valley Road, Richland   County TMS #07502-01-01. - Approved

6. Ordinance No. 2001-061 - Annexing 5426 Ridgeway Street, Richland County   TMS #09310-04-03 and 09310-04-04. - Approved

7. Ordinance No. 2001-062 - Annexing 301 Lost Creek Drive, Lot 8, Lost Creek   Plantation, Richland County TMS #05100-03-89 (portion). - Approved

8. Ordinance No. 2001-063 - Amending 1998 Code of Ordinances of the City   of Columbia, South Carolina, Chapter 2, Administration Article II, Mayor and   Council, Division I, Generally, Sec. 2-31, Salaries of Mayor and Council   Members. - Approved
 
 

 
IV. ORDINANCES - FIRST READING

1. Ordinance No. 2001-066 - Granting encroachment to Lawrence F. Rhu for   construction and maintenance of a brick parking area adjacent to 2509   Burney Drive.

This item was held over, no action taken.

2. Ordinance No. 2001-067 - Annexing 3609 Percival Road, Richland County   TMS  #22709-02-01 (portion).

This item was held over, no action taken.

3. Ordinance No. 2001-068 - Annexing 76.60 acres, Percival Road at Clemson   Road Extension, Richland County TMS #25600-04-12.

This item was held over, no action taken.

4. Ordinance No. 2001-069 - Authorizing City Manager to execute Deeds for   the transfer of 4305 Catherine Avenue (TMS #09207-03-06); 4205    Ridgewood Avenue (TMS #09211-14-07); 1108 Rumer Street (TMS #11706-  10-04) and 911 Sunset Drive TMS #09112-13-10) to Eau Claire    Development Corporation.

Upon motion by Mr. Davis, seconded by Ms. Heizer, Council voted unanimously to approve Ordinance No. 2001-069 - Authorizing City Manager to execute Deeds for the transfer of 4305 Catherine Avenue (TMS #09207-03-06); 4205 Ridgewood Avenue (TMS #09211-14-07); 1108 Rumer Street (TMS #11706-10-04) and 911 Sunset Drive TMS #09112-13-10) to Eau Claire Development Corporation.

5. Ordinance No. 2001-070 - Amending the 1998 Code of Ordinances of the   City of Columbia, South Carolina, Chapter 4, Animals, Article III, Animal   Control, Division1, Generally, Sec. 4-61 Definitions; Sec. 4-63 Kennels; Sec.   4-64 Restraint or confinement of dogs; Division 2, Dangerous Animals, Sec.   4-91 Prohibited; exceptions; Sec. 4-92 Impoundment;
This item was held over, no action taken.

6. Ordinance No. 2001-071 - Amending Code of Ordinances of the City of   Columbia, South Carolina, Chapter ... (Boarded Dwelling Unit Ordinance).

Upon motion by Mr. Cromartie, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council voted six (6) to one (1) to approve Ordinance No. 2001-071 - Amending Code of Ordinances of the City of Columbia, South Carolina, Chapter ... (Boarded Dwelling Unit Ordinance).  Voting aye were Mr. Cromartie, Mr. Papadea, Ms. Sinclair, Mr. Osborne, Mr. Davis, and Mayor Coble.  Voting nay was Ms. Heizer.

 
V. RESOLUTIONS

1. Resolution No. 2001-044 - Authorizing City Manager to execute a Lease   Agreement with Suggs & Kelly Investments, LLC for the lease of parking   spaces at 500 Taylor Street.

This item was held over, no action taken.

2. Resolution No. 2001-049 - Authorizing the Mayor to execute a Lease   Agreement between the City of Columbia and South Carolina Department   of Transportation for 26.5 acres along S.C. Hwy. 277.

Upon motion by Mr. Papadea, seconded by Mr. Cromartie, Council voted unanimously to approve Resolution No. 2001-049 - Authorizing the Mayor to execute a Lease Agreement between the City of Columbia and South Carolina Department of Transportation for 26.5 acres along S.C. Hwy. 277.

VI. *TRAFFIC MATTERS

1. *Council is asked to remove a three (3) way stop at Wheat and Amherst   Streets.
2. *Council is asked to add a four (4) way stop at Duncan and King Streets.
3. *Council is asked to add a four (4) way stop at Burney and Maple Streets.

Upon motion by Ms. Sinclair, seconded by Mr. Davis, Council voted unanimously to approve on a single motion the traffic requests to remove a three (3) way stop at Wheat and Amherst Streets, add a four (4) way stop at Duncan and King Streets, and add a four (4) way stop at Burney and Maple Streets.

VII. APPEARANCE OF PUBLIC HAVING BUSINESS WITH CITY COUNCIL

Mr. Doug Brown appeared before Council to recognize them for the magnificent job they have done regarding Ordinance No. 2000-039 - Amending Code of Ordinances of the City of Columbia, South Carolina, Chapter .. (Public Nuisances).  Mr. Brown also asked Council to consider assistance in the eviction process, and enact a process to address serious concerns, before enacting an ordinances that places another burden on the property owner or property manager.

Ms. Denise Woodward of Windemere Springs appeared before Council to share photographs of properties that are boarded up or in disrepair such as 4306 Windermere Avenue.  She also stated that she is not in favor of giving property owners or managers extensions after they have been given notice.

Mr. Henry Hopkins appeared before Council to talk about landlords.  Mr. Hopkins stated that when the revitalization started all of the landlords were notified or contacted three (3) times and no one came to the meetings.  He further stated that the landlords don=t live here but they do need to maintain the properties.  Mr. Hopkins told Council that there are apartment complexes in which only one half are livable.  He said they have a library of boarded up businesses and the landlords which he would share with Council.
 
Mr. Robert Landers, President of Golden Acres Neighborhood Association, appeared before Council stating that the period of time in the proposed amendment to the city code as it relates to boarded up dwellings should be changed to require the boarding up of or repair to less than one (1) year.

Ms. Katherine Belton appeared before Council informing them of a bag with a dead dog in it on the corner of Sligh Avenue and Howard.  Ms. Belton told Council that she did not understand how city staff could pass that way every day and not pick up the dog.  She also addressed a vacant lot in which the owner lives in New York and doesn=t care.  Ms. Belton complained about radio and traffic noise coming from the Hot Spot early in the morning hours (3:00 a.m.).  She stated that they have had nothing but problems with the Hot Spot and asked Council what they are going to do about these businesses.

Ms. Doris Jumper, President of the College Place Neighborhood Association, informed Council of complaints about 5300 Ashley Street, vacant lots, abandoned cars, drug dealers, 5200 Colonial Drive,, 4914 Burke Street, 4907 Burke Street, 5021 Holmes Avenue and 5600 Middleton Street.

Mr. Wylie Cooper, a homeowner, a rental property owner, and a person in the neighborhood informed Council that he was concerned about the length of time.  Mr. Cooper stated that he felt that one (1) was enough and if there needed to be an exception, it should be made very clear.

Mr. Scott Trent, a resident, asked Council to look at an ordinance that gives notice, i.e. three (3) to six (6) months to bring up to code, an appeal for sixty (60) to ninety (90) days, an appeal to the court will add another year and be very clear on the process.

Mayor Coble called the meeting to a close at 8:35 p.m.

Respectfully submitted by:
Pamela J. Ferst, CPS
Acting City Clerk



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