CITY OF COLUMBIA CITY COUNCIL MINUTES
WEDNESDAY, August 23, 2000
 

The Columbia City Council met in regular session Wednesday, August 23, 2000, in the City Hall Council Chambers, 1737 Main Street. Mayor Robert D. Coble called the meeting to order at 10:00 a.m.  Members of Council present were: The Honorable E. W. Cromartie, II, The Honorable Jim Papadea, The Honorable Anne M. Sinclair, The Honorable Mr. Hamilton Osborne, Jr., and The Honorable Sam Davis.  Also attending were Mr. Michael A. Bierman, City Manager and Ms. Pamela J. Ferst, Acting City Clerk.

I. CONSENT AGENDA

A. ORDINANCES -- Second Reading

1. Ordinance No. 2000-051 - Amending the 1998 Code of Ordinances of the City of Columbia, Chapter 24, Vehicles for Hire, Article II, Taxicabs, Shuttles and Limousines, Division 5, Rates for Taxi Service; Taximeters, Sec. 24-141, Rates established.  First reading was given on Wednesday, August 2, 2000.

Upon motion by Mr. Cromartie, seconded by Mr. Davis, Council voted five (5) to one (1) to approve on second reading, Ordinance No. 2000-051 - Amending the 1998 Code of Ordinances of the City of Columbia, Chapter 24, Vehicles for Hire, Article II, Taxicabs, Shuttles and Limousines, Division 5, Rates for Taxi Service; Taximeters, Sec. 24-141, Rates established.  First reading was given on Wednesday, August 2, 2000.  Voting aye were Mayor Coble, Mr. Cromartie, Mr. Papadea, Mr. Osborne, and Mr. Davis.  Voting nay was Ms. Sinclair.

2. Ordinance No. 2000-053 - Annexing 1037 Fiske Street and adjoining lot known as Richland County TMS  #11710-01-02 and 03. First reading was given on Wednesday, August 2, 2000.

3. Ordinance No. 2000-054 - Annexing 1711 Woodcreek Farms Road,
known as a portion of Richland County TMS #25800-03.28.  First
reading was given on Wednesday, August 2, 2000.

4. Ordinance No. 2000-055 - Annexing Parcels A-1 (0.256 acre) and
A-2 (0.050 acre) on Woodcreek Farms Road and Jacobs Mill Pond
Road known as a portion of Richland County TMS #25800-03-13.
First reading was given on Wednesday, August 2, 2000.

5. Ordinance No. 2000-056 - Annexing Parcel B-1 (0.420 acre) and Parcel B-2 (0.079 acre), Woodcreek Farms Road and Jacobs Mill Pond Road known as a portion of Richland County TMS #25800-03-28.  First reading was given on Wednesday, August 2, 2000.

6. Ordinance No. 2000-057 - Annexing 712 Suber Street, Richland
County TMS #13708-04-03.  First reading was given on
Wednesday, August 2, 2000.

7. Ordinance No. 2000-058 - Annexing 824 Oakland Avenue, Richland
County TMS #11707-02-45.  First reading was given on   Wednesday, August 2, 2000.

8. Ordinance No. 2000-059 - Annexing Lots  1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,
13,14,15,16,17,18,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29, 30 and 31, Phase
B5-A Woodcreek Farms Development, Richland County TMS
#28800 (portion).  First reading was given on Wednesday, August
2, 2000.

B.  CONSIDERATION OF BIDS AND AGREEMENTS

1. Request approval to purchase parts to repair the MSA Breathing Units used by the Fire Department.  Award contract to Newton’s Fire Safety, the only authorized distributor in South Carolina, for $33,946.10.

2. Request approval to purchase six Casio Pen System Computers for the Fire Department.  Award contract to M2 Integration Services, the acceptable low bidder, for $18,382.83.

3. Request approval to purchase envelopes for return payments by customers.  Award contract to Unisource, the only bidder, for $14,253.12.

4. Request approval to award a contract for the acoustic monitoring of prestressed concrete cylinder pipe (PCCP), for the 24" Mill Creek Basin Interceptor for the Engineering and Utilities Departments.  Award contract to  Pure Technologies, the sole source provider for this type of monitoring, for $80,800.

5. Request approval to enter into a contract to sample for 2-Methlyisoborneol (MIB) and Geosmin at three locations at the Columbia Canal and two locations at the Lake Murray Water Plant  for the Operations Division.  Award contract to Montgomery Watson Laboratories, the low bidder, for $10,450.00.

6. Request approval to purchase Trolly Management Services from Premier Laidlaw Transit Services for Parking Division for Fiscal Year 2000/2001 at the cost of $120,000 with the current contracting ending in October 2000.  This contract will be re-negotiated for September 1, 2000.

7. Request approval to extend contract with Polydyne, Inc. for polymer for Waste Water Treatment Plant.  The contract will be for 174,000 lb of Polymer at $1.21per pound for a total of $210,540.00.  Product has proven satisfactory and current price will be held during contract period.

C. REQUEST TO CLOSE CITY STREETS

1. Request from Second Nazareth Baptist Church to close the 2300 block of Elmwood Avenue at the intersections of Oak, Henry, and Barhamville Streets for their Church Crusade, on Saturday, September 23, 2000, between the hours of 10:00 a.m. through 2:00 p.m.  Please note that the City bus will need to be re-routed down Sligh Street to Oak St.  Contact Millie Moon.

2. Request from Palmetto Health Foundation to close Sumter Street
at the intersections of Taylor Street through Washington Street, for
the First Ladies’ Walk for Life... Steps Against Breast Cancer, on
Saturday, October 7, 2000, between the hours of 6:00 a.m. through
12:00 p.m.  Council is asked to block all lanes on the entire route.
Contact Kaye McCoy

3. Request from Danielle Gadow, Columbia Downtown Business Association to close  city streets and to approve Resolution No. 2000-035  allowing the consumption of alcoholic beverages, at the “Kaleidescape: A Celebration of City Life” event, streets to be closed are as follows: Main St. from Blanding St. to Richland St. and  Blanding St. from Sumter to Assembly on Saturday, October 21, 2000 from 8:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m.  Kaleidescape is also requesting the use of the parking lot between Richland County Court House and City Hall from Main to Assembly on Saturday, October 21, 2000 from 8:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m.  Request from Kaleidescape to close Main Laurel to Sumter to Blanding to Marion to Richland to Main back to Laurel for the bike races on Saturday, October 21, 2000 from 2:00 p.m. until 9:30 p.m.

Request from Kaleidescape to close Main St. from Taylor to Richland St., Blanding St. From Sumter to Assembly and Blanding St. from Sumter to Assembly on Sunday, October 22, 2000 from 9:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.  Kaleidescape is also requesting the use of the parking lot between Richland County Court House and City Hall from Main St. to Assembly and City Hall parking lot, which will be used for a wine tasting event on Sunday, October 22, 2000 from 9:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.  Request from Kaleidescape to close Main St. at Laurel to Sumter to Blanding to Marion to Richland to Main back to Laurel for the bike races on Sunday, October 22, 2000 from 1:00 p.m. until 5:30 p.m.

4. Request from First Presbyterian Church to close Marion Street
between Washington and Lady Streets for their Fall Picnic, on
Sunday, October 1, 2000, between the hours of 2:00 p.m. and 7:00
p.m.  Contact LeGrand Cooper.

5. Request from WACH 57 to close 1400 block of Marion Street at the
First Baptist Church and the Parking Garage, for the 2nd Annual
Share Your Holiday Food Drive to benefit harvest Hope Food Bank,
on Tuesday, December 12, 2000 beginning at 2:00 p.m. through
Wednesday, December 13, 2000 ending at 10:00 p.m.  Contact
Barbara Betha.

6. Request from The Housing Authority to close the 2300 Block of
Elmwood Avenue at Matthew and Barhamville Streets, for their
 “Family Fun Festival 2000", on Saturday, August 29, 2000, between
the hours of 10:00 a.m.  through 6:00 p.m.  Contact Donna Jones
Gilbert.

Upon motion by Mr. Cromartie, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council voted unanimously to approve items I. A. 2. through 8. on second reading, B. 1. through 7., and C. 1. through 6 on a single motion.  Ms. Sinclair was not present for the vote.

II. ORDINANCES

A. FIRST READING

1. Ordinance No. 2000-062 - Granting encroachment to A Self Storage
for landscaping of the right of way in the 2800 block of Marion Street
adjacent to its business.

 
2. Ordinance No. 2000-063 - 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. 23-149, Sewer service rates, (b) Consumers using water cooling towers for air conditioning.

3. Ordinance No. 2000-064 - Prohibiting parking in certain areas on the 1900 block Park Street the 900 block of Richland Street and the 1900 block of Lincoln Street.

Upon motion by Mr. Papadea, seconded by Mr. Cromartie, Council voted unanimously to approve on first reading, items II. A. 1. through 3. on a single motion.  Ms. Sinclair was not present for the vote.

IV.  REQUEST FOR BUSINESS LICENSE

B. Request approval for Business License to operate a Detective Agency, Info, Inc., in the City of Columbia.

Upon motion by Mr. Cromartie, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council voted unanimously to approve a request for Business License to operate a Detective Agency, Info, Inc., in the City of Columbia.  Ms. Sinclair was not present for the vote.

V.    APPOINTMENTS

A. Construction Board of Adjustment & Appeals

This item was held over, no action was taken.

VI. RESOLUTIONS AND AGREEMENTS

A. Resolution No. 2000-040 Release and Abandonment of a portion of the City’s existing15' water main easement for Chapin Business Park; Lexington County TMS#00700-03-024; CF#246-19 (R-1)

B. Resolution No. 2000-044 Release and Abandonment for a portion of the City’    existing sanitary sewer easement along 658 Lockner Rd.; lot 28, Block 18, Challedon; Lexington County TMS#02719-01-007; CF#51-1;CF#51-1A, CF#51-1B and CF#60-32

C. Resolution No. 2000-046 - Designating 1010 Gervais Street as an Historic Property Eligible for Special Property Tax Assessments for Rehabilitated Historic Properties.
 
Upon motion by Mr. Cromartie, seconded by Mr. Davis, Council voted unanimously to approve item VI. A. through C., on a single motion.  Ms. Sinclair was not present for the vote.

VII. APPEARANCE OF PUBLIC HAVING BUSINESS WITH CITY COUNCIL

No one appeared to speak before Council.

The meeting adjourned back into the work session at 10:10 a.m.

Respectfully submitted by:
 
 

Pamela J. Ferst, CPS
Acting City Clerk


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