CITY OF COLUMBIA
CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING
MINUTES
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2003
10 A.M., COLUMBIA CITY HALL
1737 MAIN STREET

The City of Columbia City Council met in regular session on Wednesday, September 17, 2003, in the City Hall Council Chambers, 1737 Main Street, Columbia, South Carolina.  Mayor Robert D. Coble called the meeting to order at 10:10 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 Mr. Charles P. Austin, Sr., Interim City Manager and Ms. Erika D. Moore, City Clerk.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

1. Minutes of September 10, 2003

Upon motion by Mr. Cromartie, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council voted unanimously to approve the Minutes of September 10, 2003.  Ms. Isaac was not present for the vote.

PRESENTATION

  1a. **Columbia Action Council – Ms. Judy Stringer & Mr. Earl Brown
 This item was held over, no action was taken.

  1b. **Palmetto Capital City Classic – Coach Willie Jeffries, Mr. Willie Washington & Mr. Bobby Gist

  Coach Willie Jeffries thanked the members of Council and staff for their support of the Palmetto Capital City Classic.   Coach Jeffries informed Council that the SC State Credit Union is selling game tickets and providing in-kind services.  He informed the members of Council that the City of Columbia funded $50,000; Richland County funded $25,000; State Farm funded $30,000; Blue Cross Blue Shield funded $5,000 and SCANA has funded $5,000 for the golf tournament.  Coach Jeffries announced that the Palmetto Capital City Classic has completed its 501(c) 3 certification.

  Mr. Willie Washington, Committee Co-Chair and Benedict College Athletics Director, informed the members of Council that the Palmetto Capital City Classic would bring in over $200,000 in sponsorships and $100,000 in in-kind services.  He stated that they are anticipating over 50,000 game attendees.  Coach Washington announced that all City of Columbia and Richland County employees would be offered a $5 discount on all tickets purchased prior to September 22, 2003 from the new ticket outlet.

CONSENT AGENDA

Upon motion by Ms. Isaac, seconded by Mr. Osborne, Council voted unanimously to approve on a single motion the Consent Agenda Items 2. through 15. as amended.

STREET CLOSING REQUESTS

2.  Council is asked to approve a request to close a portion of Cedarwood Lane, on Sunday, October 19, 2003, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. for an annual neighborhood street party.  Contact:  Mr. Tom Milliken - Approved
 
3.  Council is asked to approve a request from the Columbia Action Council to close Blanding Street between Pickens Street and Henderson Street, on Sunday, October 19, 2003, from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. for Autumn at the Mills.  Contact:  Yvette Stribling - Approved
 
4.  Council is asked to approve a request from Koban Columbia to close Lady Street between Harden Street and Pine Street, on Thursday, October 9, 2003, from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. for the National After School Alliance Celebration Lights On Event.  Contact:  Stephanie Holmes - Approved
 
CONSIDERATION OF BIDS, AGREEMENTS AND CHANGE ORDERS

5.  Council is asked to approve Change Order #2 to Agreement for Engineering Services for Design and Construction of New Sanitary Sewers in the Five Points Area, as requested by Engineering.  Award to Wilbur Smith Associates, in the amount of $57,000.00.  This is a local firm. - Approved

6.  Council is asked to approve an Agreement for Engineering Services to Perform Study to Update Current FEMA Mapping and Prepare a Letter of Map Revision for Penn Branch, as requested by Engineering Operations.  Award to Wilbur Smith Associates, in an amount not to exceed $13,525.00.  This is a local firm. - Approved

7.  Council is asked to approve the Purchase of Two (2) Gravely 260 Air Cool Mowers, as requested by Forestry & Beautification.  Award to Catoe’s Moped Shed Inc., in the amount of $13,229.90 using the S.C. State Contract.  The vendor is located in Columbia. - Approved

8.  Council is asked to approve the Purchase of Signal Equipment to Upgrade 113 Intersections, as requested by Traffic Engineering.  Award to West Virginia Signal and Light in the amount of $144,698.40.  The vendor is located in Kenna, West Virginia. - Approved

9.  Council is asked to approve the Purchase of Traffic Signal Heads, as requested by Traffic Engineering.  Award to Walker Brothers, Inc., in the amount of $71,824.20.  The vendor is located in Lexington, SC. - Approved

10.  Council is asked to approve the Replacement of the Roofs at the Wastewater Lift Stations, as requested by the Wastewater Treatment Plant.  Award to Land Roofing Company, the low responsive bidder meeting specifications, in the amount of $31,200.00.  This firm is located in Sumter, SC. - Approved

11.  Council is asked to approve the Purchase of Two (2) – ½ ton Pick-up Trucks, as requested by Planning.  Award to Love Chevrolet, the low bidder, in the amount of $26,700.00.  The vendor is located in Cayce, SC. - Approved
ORDINANCES - SECOND READING
 
12. Ordinance No.: 2003-063 – Granting encroachment to the University of South Carolina for it’s National Advocacy Center at 1620 Pendleton Street for landscaping, curb cuts for bus pull-off area and a traffic island with sidewalk First reading approval on September 10, 2003 – Approved on second reading.

13. Ordinance No.: 2003-066 – Granting encroachment to the Windemere Springs Neighborhood Association for installation and maintenance of an underground irrigation system and for landscaping on the medians located at the 1200 block of Hyatt Avenue between North Main Street and Windemere Avenue and the 4500 block of Windemere Avenue between Hyatt Avenue and Muller Avenue First reading approval on September 10, 2003 – Approved on second reading.

14. Ordinance No.: 2003-069 – Granting encroachment to Edwin Russell Jeter and Gail R. Jeter for construction and maintenance of a brick wall, fountain and landscaping at 841 Kawana Road and Devereaux Road First reading approval on September 10, 2003  - Approved on second reading.

15.  Ordinance No.: 2003-086 – Approval for Conveyance of .005 of an acre to South Carolina Department of Transportation for widening Nursery Road (S-32-356) and construction of a drive entrance along a portion of city property, ID the Coldstream Tank Site; Lexington County TMS# 01998-02-063 (Portion); CF#251-55 First reading approval on September 10, 2003 – Approved on second reading.

CONSIDERATION OF BIDS, AGREEMENTS AND CHANGE ORDERS

15a.  **Council is asked to approve Change Order #1 to the Marketing and Consultant Contract, as requested by Economic Development.  Award to Chernoff Silver & Associates, in the amount of $13,125.02.

Upon motion by Mayor Coble, seconded by Mr. Cromartie, Council voted unanimously to approve Change Order #1 to the Marketing and Consultant Contract in the amount of $13,125.02 to Chernoff Silver & Associates.

ORDINANCE – SECOND READING

16. Ordinance No.: 2003-089 – Authorizing conveyance of real property to Louis Bernard Lynn known as Lot 1 (3.51 acres); Lot 2 (2.41 acres); Lot 3 (2.62 acres); Lot 4 (3.02 acres) a 1.00 acre parcel north of Lot 4 and detention pond within the Eau Claire Industrial Park First reading approval on September 10, 2003

Upon motion by Mayor Coble, seconded by Ms. Isaac, Council voted five (5) to one (1) to approve on second reading Ordinance No.: 2003-089 - Authorizing conveyance of real property to Louis Bernard Lynn known as Lot 1 (3.51 acres); Lot 2 (2.41 acres); Lot 3 (2.62 acres); Lot 4 (3.02 acres) a 1.00 acre parcel north of Lot 4 and detention pond within the Eau Claire Industrial Park.  Voting aye were Mr. Papadea, Ms. Sinclair, Mr. Davis, Ms. Isaac and Mayor Coble.  Voting nay was Mr. Osborne.  Mr. Cromartie abstained from voting due to a potential conflict of interest.

ORDINANCE – FIRST READING

17. Ordinance No.: 2003-073 – Annexing 1730 and 1732 Canal Drive, Richland County TMS #07311-03-06 and 08

Upon motion by Ms. Sinclair, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council voted unanimously to approve on first reading Ordinance No.: 2003-073 – Annexing 1730 and 1732 Canal Drive, Richland County TMS #07311-03-06 and 08.

APPEARANCE OF PUBLIC HAVING BUSINESS WITH CITY COUNCIL

No one appeared before City Council.

Mayor Coble adjourned the regular meeting at 10:25 a.m. to reconvene the Work Session.

Respectfully submitted by:

Erika D. Moore
City Clerk