CITY COUNCIL ZONING PUBLIC HEARING
MINUTES
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2005
10:00 A.M. – CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS
1737 MAIN STREET

The City of Columbia City Council conducted a Zoning Public Hearing on Wednesday, September 14, 2005 in the City Council Chambers at 1737 Main Street, Columbia, South Carolina.  Mayor Robert D. Coble called the meeting to order at 10:02 a.m.  The following members of Council were present:  The Honorable E.W. Cromartie, II; The Honorable Anne M. Sinclair; The Honorable Hamilton Osborne, Jr.; The Honorable Sam Davis; and The Honorable Daniel J. Rickenmann.  The Honorable Tameika Isaac Devine is on maternity leave.  Also present were Mr. Charles P. Austin, Sr., City Manager and Ms. Erika D. Salley, City Clerk.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

1. Minutes of August 3, 10, 17 and 24, 2005

Upon motion by Ms. Sinclair, seconded by Mr. Rickenmann, Council voted unanimously to approve on a single motion the Minutes of August 3, 10, 17 and 24, 2005 as presented.

ZONING PUBLIC HEARING

· Council opened the Zoning Public Hearing at 10:04 a.m.

CONFIRM ZONING OF PREVIOUSLY ANNEXED PROPERTIES

2. 8415 Garners Ferry Road (4.63 acres, S/S Garners Ferry Rd a/k/a 7713 Garners Ferry Road), TMS# 16314-03-08 and 14; this property is zoned C-3.

Upon motion by Mr. Davis, seconded by Mr. Rickenmann, Council voted unanimously to give first reading approval to the Confirmation of Zoning of 8415 Garners Ferry Road (4.63 acres, S/S Garners Ferry Rd a/k/a 7713 Garners Ferry Road), TMS# 16314-03-08 and 14; this property is zoned C-3.
 
MAJOR CHANGE TO A PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT (PUD)

3.  1807 Greene Street (Ayrsley Place), TMS# 11308-03-14; rezone from PUD-R, -DP to amended PUD-R, -DP.

Upon motion by Ms. Sinclair, seconded by Mr. Rickenmann, Council voted unanimously to give first reading approval to a Major Change to a Planned Unit Development for 1807 Greene Street (Ayrsley Place), TMS# 11308-03-14; rezone from PUD-R, -DP to amended PUD-R, -DP, noting that the proposed 24-foot front-yard setback is measured from the edge of the sidewalk, not the property line as suggested within the descriptive statement of the Planned Unit Development.  Any unresolved issues should be brought back to City Council for consideration.
 
 MAP AMENDMENTS / REZONING

4.  501 A & B South Beltline Boulevard, TMS#13805-05-26(p); rezone from RG-2 to   PUD-R.

Upon motion by Ms. Sinclair, seconded by Mr. Osborne, Council voted unanimously to give first reading approval to a Map Amendment and the Rezoning of 501 A & B South Beltline Boulevard, TMS#13805-05-26(p); rezone from RG-2 to   PUD-R.

5. 1043 Huger Street, TMS# 08911-01-05; Rezone from M-2, -DD to C-2, -DD.

Mr. Charles Thompson, Manager of Guinard Associates, LLC, appeared before the members of Council to oppose the request to rezone this property.  He said that they have been engaged in a planning process of the entire 65 acres north of Blossom Street and an additional 27 acres to the south of Blossom Street.  He stated that all of the land is intended for mix use development with varying densities.  He’s concerned about the potential negative impact of any zoning change within the confines of Gervais Street to Blossom Street and west of Huger Street.  Mr. Thompson requested that no zoning changes take place within this area until the advanced planning process is complete.

There was a consensus of Council to defer first reading consideration until the advanced planning process has been completed. Staff was directed to contact the property owner and the religious organization to determine how this project would impact the future planning of the area. Any adverse impacts should be discussed with City Council.

6. 5003 Holmes Avenue, TMS# 11604-09-15(p); rezone from RS-3 to PUD-R.

Upon motion by Mr. Davis, seconded by Mr. Rickenmann, Council voted unanimously to give first reading approval to a Map Amendment and the Rezoning of 5003 Holmes Avenue, TMS# 11604-09-15(p); rezone from RS-3 to PUD-R.

ANNEXATION WITH MAP AMENDMENT / REZONING

7. +/- 5 acre portion of 17.94 acres, N/S 1400 block of St. Andrews Road (Meadowland), TMS# 06113-02-40 (p); rezone from Richland County C-3 to RG-2. This property is under consideration for annexation.  (See item 24.)

Upon motion by Mr. Davis, seconded by Mr. Osborne, Council voted unanimously to approve a Map Amendment and the Rezoning of +/- 5 acre portion of 17.94 acres, N/S 1400 block of St. Andrews Road (Meadowland), TMS# 06113-02-40 (p); rezone from Richland County C-3 to RG-2.  Mr. Cromartie and Ms. Sinclair were not present for the vote.

· Council closed the Zoning Public Hearing at 10:16 a.m.

CONSENT AGENDA

Upon motion by Mr. Osborne, seconded by Mr. Rickenmann, Council voted unanimously to approve on a single motion the Consent Agenda Items 8. through 18. as presented. Mr. Cromartie and Ms. Sinclair were not present for the vote.

 STREET CLOSINGS

8. Council is asked to approve a request from St. John Baptist Church to close Earlewood Drive between Parkside Street and Northwood Street on Sunday, September 25, 2005 from 9:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. for the 2nd Annual Praise in the Park Service.  Contact:  Ms. Karen Long, Business Manager - Approved

9. Council is asked to approve a request to close Sanford Drive between Kathwood Drive and Mabar Street on Sunday, October 2, 2005 from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. for a Sanford Drive Block Party.  Contact:  Ms. Lyn Schultz - Approved

10. Council is asked to approve a request to close Burney Drive between South Maple Street and Sloan Street on Sunday, October 16, 2005 from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. for a Shandon Block Party.  Contact:  Milie Bates - Approved

11. Council is asked to approve a request from Shandon United Methodist Church to close Adger Road between Devine Street and Casina Street on Sunday, October 30, 2005 from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. for Commitment Day. Contact: Sims Floyd, SUMC Stewardship Committee Chairman - Approved

12. Council is asked to approve a request from the Dorn VA Medical Center to close Calhoun Street behind the Salvation Army Facility between Main Street and Assembly Street on Friday, November 4, 2005 from 7:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. for the annual Stand Down for the Homeless Veterans Program.  Contact: Ms. Patricia Bradford, Program Director – Approved subject to the event sponsor 1) Hiring off duty Columbia Police Officers and 2) Coordinating all traffic control with the Columbia Police Department.

CONSIDERATION OF BIDS AND AGREEMENTS

13. Council is asked to approve the Purchase of a 2006 Ford F-250 Pick-up Truck, as requested by the Support Services Division.  Award to Pulliam Motor Co., using the SC State Contract, in the amount of $15,414.78. This vendor is located in Columbia, SC.  Funding Source: 1011201-658500 - Approved

14. Council is asked to approve the Purchase of Ductile Iron Pipes, Valves and Hydrants, as requested by the Water Distribution Division.  Award to Independent Water Works, the low bidder, in the amount of $12,739.18. This firm is located in Lexington, SC.  Funding Source:  5516203-625700 - Approved

15. Council is asked to approve the Purchase of Two (2) 2006 Ford Ranger Pick-up Trucks, as requested by the Water Distribution Division.  Award to Pulliam Motor Co., using the SC State Contract, in the amount of $21,262.38.  This vendor is located in Columbia, SC. Funding Source: 5516202-658500 - Approved

16. Council is asked to approve a One Year Contract to Furnish and Install Traffic Signal Loops, as requested by Traffic Engineering. Award to the Walker Brothers, the low bidder, in the amount of $33,018.67. This firm located in Lexington, SC.  Funding Source: GL-1013204-638300 - Approved

17. Council is asked to approve the Purchase of Land Development / Code Enforcement Software, as requested by Development Services. Award to BuildeRadius, the lowest bidder, in the amount of $46,800.00.  This firm is located in Asheville, NC.  Funding Source:  2050000-442240 - Approved

18. Council is asked to approve the Replacement of Underwater Lights at Finlay Park near the Water Feature and Cascade, as requested by the Parks and Recreation Department. Award to Boykins Contracting, Inc., the low acceptable bidder, in the amount of $54,000.00.  This firm is located in West Columbia, SC.  Funding Source: GL-4039999-659300 and JL-PK005601-659300 - Approved

CONSIDERATION OF BIDS, AGREEMENTS & CHANGE ORDERS

19. Council is asked to approve Change Order #2 for the University Neighborhood Lighting Project, as requested by the Construction Management Department.  Award to Gregory Electric, Inc., in the amount of $30,737.50.  This firm is located in Columbia, SC.  Funding Source: CP0001011 - Approved

Upon motion by Mr. Cormartie, seconded by Ms. Sinclair, Council voted unanimously to approve Change Order #2 for the University Neighborhood Lighting Project, as requested by the Construction Management Department.  Award to Gregory Electric, Inc., in the amount of $30,737.50

20. Council is asked to approve Project #SS6971; Sanitary Sewer from Banbury Road to #153 Cheshire Drive, as requested by the Utilities and Engineering Department.  Award to Meetze Plumbing, the low bidder, in the amount of $83,538.70.  This firm is located in Irmo, SC.  Funding Source:  GL-5529999-851600 and JL-SS697101-851600 - Approved

Upon motion by Mr. Cromartie, seconded by Mr. Davis, Council voted unanimously to approve Project #SS6971; Sanitary Sewer from Banbury Road to #153 Cheshire Drive, as requested by the Utilities and Engineering Department.  Award to Meetze Plumbing, the low bidder, in the amount of $83,538.70.

21. Council is asked to approve the Purchase of Activated Carbon and Phosphate for the Water Treatment Plants, as requested by the Utilities Division.  Award to the following vendors for a total amount of $184,610.00.  Funding Source: 5516207-624800 (Lake Murray) and 5516206-6248 (Canal Plant) - Approved
Lot 1 Carbon  Cal Pacific Carbon Fields Landing, CA $124,000.00
Lot 2 Blended Phosphate Calciquest  Belmont, NC  $60,610.00

Upon motion by Mayor Coble, seconded by Mr. Davis, Council voted unanimously to approve the Purchase of Activated Carbon and Phosphate for the Water Treatment Plants, as requested by the Utilities Division.  Award to the following vendors for a total amount of $184,610.00.

ORDINANCES – SECOND READING

22. Ordinance No.: 2005-074 – Annexing 1111 First Avenue, Richland County TMS# 13511-02-01 First reading approval was given on August 3, 2005. First reading approval was given on August 3, 2005.

Upon motion by Mayor Coble, seconded by Ms. Sinclair, Council voted unanimously to deny second reading approval of Ordinance No.: 2005-074 – Annexing 1111 First Avenue, Richland County TMS# 13511-02-01.

23. Ordinance No.:  2005-098 - Establishing the Vista Business Improvement District

Upon motion by Mr. Cromartie, seconded by Mr. Rickenmann, Council voted unanimously to deny second reading approval of Ordinance No.:  2005-098 - Establishing the Vista Business Improvement District.

ORDINANCES – FIRST READING

24. Ordinance No.: 2005-093 – Annexing 17.94 acres, St. Andrews Road, Richland County TMS# 06113-02-40

Upon motion by Mr. Davis, seconded by Mr. Osborne, Council voted unanimously to approve on first reading Ordinance No.: 2005-093 – Annexing 17.94 acres, St. Andrews Road, Richland County TMS# 06113-02-40.

25. Ordinance No.: 2005-095 – Approval to Grant an Easement to SCE&G for the Installation of Utilities along a portion of City Property for the Southeast Community Park and Tennis Center Project; Richland County TMS#16513-02-01 (Portion); CF#283-12A

Upon motion by Mr. Osborne, seconded by Ms. Sinclair, Council voted unanimously to approve on first reading Ordinance No.: 2005-095 – Approval to Grant an Easement to SCE&G for the Installation of Utilities along a portion of City Property for the Southeast Community Park and Tennis Center Project; Richland County TMS#16513-02-01 (Portion); CF#283-12A.
 

26. Ordinance No.: 2005-096 – Authorizing execution of a Lease Agreement between the City of Columbia and Shanahan & Company for Capital City Stadium

Upon motion by Mr. Cromartie, seconded by Mayor Coble, Council voted four (4) to two (2) to approve on fist reading Ordinance No.: 2005-096 – Authorizing execution of a Lease Agreement between the City of Columbia and Shanahan & Company for Capital City Stadium.  Voting aye were Mr. Cromartie, Mr. Davis, Mr. Rickenmann and Mayor Coble.  Voting nay was Ms. Sinclair and Mr. Osborne.

 26a. **Ordinance No.: 2005-100 - Amending Ordinance 2002-007 to Authorize the Allocation of up to $500,000.00 Aggregate Principal Amount of Federally Guaranteed Note of City of Columbia, South Carolina Pursuant to Section 108 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, and Section 6-1-30, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, as Amended; to the North Main Plaza Project, Columbia, South Carolina

Upon motion by Mr. Cromartie, seconded by Mr. Davis, Council voted unanimously to approve on first reading Ordinance No.: 2005-100 - Amending Ordinance 2002-007 to Authorize the Allocation of up to $500,000.00 Aggregate Principal Amount of Federally Guaranteed Note of City of Columbia, South Carolina Pursuant to Section 108 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, and Section 6-1-30, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, as Amended; to the North Main Plaza Project, Columbia, South Carolina.

RESOLUTIONS

Upon motion by Mr. Osborne, seconded by Mr. Cromartie, Council voted unanimously to approve Resolution Items 27. through 30. as presented.

27. Resolution No.: R-2005-042 – Authorizing Main Street Marketplace - Approved

28. Resolution No.: R-2005-043 – Approval for Release and Abandonment of a Portion of the City’s existing 20’ to 25’ Water Main Easement along Richland County TMS#20300-02-25 (314 Lee Road); CIP Project#W849-9/0, Phase II; CF#250-127- Approved

29. Resolution No.: R-2005-044 – Approval for Release and Abandonment of Portion of the City’s Existing 25’ Water Main Easement along Richland County TMS#20300-02-16 (320Lee Road); CIP Project #W785-7/8; CF#250-127- Approved

30. Resolution No.: R-2005-045 – Authorization for Acceptance and Dedication of Streets Known as a portion of Roberts Street, Blanchelle Court, N. Silasbrook Court and S. Silasbrook Court, Eau Claire Place, Phase 1 to the City of Columbia; Richland County TMS#11603-11-03 and TMS#11607-14-01 (Portion); CF#277-03 - Approved

Upon motion by Mr. Rickenmann, seconded by Mr. Osborne, Council voted unanimously to approve Resolution Items 31., A., C., and D. as presented.  Consideration of Item B. was deferred.

31. Resolution No.: R-2005-047 – Authorizing Art on the Weekends in Five Points- Approved
 
A. Resolution No.: R-2005-049 - Release and abandonment of portions of the City's existing 15' sanitary sewer easements along Richland County TMS#09102-05-24 & 25; Lots 318 & 319, Laurel Hill, Phase 3; CF#230-22D - - Approved

B. Resolution No.: R-2005-050 - Authorizing acceptance of a Deed from Benedict College for Read Street Extension - Consideration of this item was deferred.

C. Resolution No.: R-2005-051 - Authorizing consumption of alcoholic beverages and Five Points Association’s 5 After 5 Fall Concert Series - Approved

D. Resolution No.: R-2005-052 - Authorizing purchase of property known as 1002 Broad River Road 0.85 +/- acre, Richland County TMS #07311-06-06 and 07311-06-07 - Approved

APPEARANCE OF PUBLIC HAVING BUSINESS WITH CITY COUNCIL 

No one appeared at this time.

· Council adjourned the meeting at 10:33 a.m. to break prior to reconvening the Work Session.

Respectfully submitted by:

Erika D. Salley
City Clerk