CITY OF COLUMBIA CITY COUNCIL MINUTES
WEDNESDAY, October 4, 2000
 

The City of Columbia City Council met Wednesday, October 4, 2000, at 10:00 a.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers, 1737 Main Street, Columbia, South Carolina. Mayor Robert D. Coble called the meeting to order at 10:05 a.m.  Council members present were:  The Honorable Jim Papadea, The Honorable Hamilton Osborne, Jr., and The Honorable Anne M. Sinclair.  Also attending were Mr. Michael A. Bierman, City Manager and Ms. Peggy S. Breeland, City Clerk.

I. ROLL CALL

II. PRESENTATIONS

A.  Recognition of Employee of the Month - October 2000

Mr. Stanley Cheeseboro, of the Forestry and Beautification Division, was recognized as the City of Columbia October, 2000.  Mr. Cheeseboro has been with the City since January 1996.

B.  National Disabilities Month Proclamation

Mayor Coble  Committee on the Employment of People With Disabilities would like to bring attention to National Disabilities Month recognized in October.  They will have a proclamation that they would like the Mayor to sign at the City Council Meeting on October 4th.
 
III. CONSENT AGENDA

A. ORDINANCES - SECOND READING

1. Ordinance No. 2000-070 - Granting encroachment to Golden Acres
Neighborhood Association for placement of a sign adjacent to 1739
Columbia College Drive at Norman Street.

Council gave first reading approval to Ordinance No. 2000-070.

2. Ordinance No. 2000-072 - Granting encroachment to Chappelle Memorial
African Methodist Episcopal Church for placement of directional signs
at the southwest corner of Pine Street and Gervais Street and the
southeast corner of Harden Street and Senate Street.

Council gave first reading approval to Ordinance No. 2000-072.

B.  STREET CLOSINGS

1. Council approved the request from Group Therapy to close off the 2100 block of Greene Street in front of Group Therapy on Saturday, November 4, 2000 from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. for their Fourteenth Annual Chile Cookoff.  City Council is also asked to Approve Resolution No. R-2000-054 for the sale and consumption of alcohol.
 

2. Council approved the request from the Rosewood Community Council to close of the 2900 block of Kennedy St. from 3:00p.m. until 11:00 p.m. for their block party on Saturday October 7, 2000.

3. Council approved the request from Columbia Housing Authority to close Oak Street, just north of the intersection with Elmira, and Ithaca at the western property line of Mr. Cornell Boyd’s house at 2313 Ithaca for the duration of the demolition of the Saxon Homes, which will be approximately 30 days, the streets serve only Saxon Homes.

4. Council approved the request from USC to close of Greene Street between Sumter and Pickens Street on Wednesday, January 10, 2001 from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. for the Bicentennial Opening Ceremony and community luncheon.

5. Council approved the request from Rickenbaker Rd. and Burwell Ln. residents to close Rickenbaker Rd. between Datura Rd. and Burwell Ln. on Sunday, October 15, 2000 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., for a neighborhood block party. The rain date for this event will be Sunday, October 29, 2000.

6. Council approved the request from Floating Head Productions to close off Lincoln St. between Gervais St. and Lady St.  On Sunday, October 8, 2000 from 8:00 a.m until 12:00 p.m. for a shooting of a street scene in Wade Sellers film “Taste”.  The rain date for this event will be on Sunday, November 12, 2000.

7. Council approved the request from United Way of the Midlands to close the 1200 block of Calhoun St.  between Main and Sumter St. on Tuesday, October 10, 2000 from 1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. for a rematch of TUG-A-PLANE.

8. Council approved the request from St. Mark’s Wood Neighborhood Association
to temporary barricade the left side of their second neighborhood gate for their
Annual Neighborhood Picnic on Sunday, October 15, 2000, between the hours
of 2:00 p.m thru 6:00 p.m.

C. CONSIDERATION OF BIDS AND AGREEMENTS

1. Council approved the request for approval to proceed with Project #SS7
sanitary sewer manholes by approved methods.  Award contract to Terry R.
Lee Contracting Co., Inc., the low bidder, for $229,910.00.

 
2. Council approved the request for approval to proceed with Project #W825 which consists of furnishing all labor, materials, tools, equipment, and incidentals and performing all work required to construct, complete in place and ready to operate a new chlorine dioxide generator and feed system; reinforced concrete tank for powdered activated carbon (PAC) slurry storage and feed system; sludge removal equipment underneath effluent troughs in existing Sedimentation Basins 1 through 4; new ammonia storage and feed equipment; video surveillance system; and instrumentation system improvements required to monitor the new process equipment.  Award contract to M.B. Kahn Construction, Inc., the low bidder, for 2,436,150.00.

3. Council approved the request for approval to purchase two Backhoes and a Trailer for the Wastewater Maintenance Division.  This equipment would be purchased using the South Carolina State Equipment Contract.  The two Backhoes would be purchased form S.C. Tractor & Equipment for $96,070.56 and the one trailer from Palmetto Lawn & Leisure for $6,714.00 plus $5,139.23 in tax for a Grand Total of $107,923.79.

4. Council approved the request for approval to purchase toys for Employee’s Christmas.  Award contract to Wal-Mart, who is the only vendor who can guarantee the quantities we need, for 10,403.09.

5. Council approved the request approval to contract with vendors for repair materials used by the Water Distribution division.  Award the contract to the following low bidder, by lot, for a total of $195,169.94, including $9,293.81 in sales tax.

Hughes Supply - Lots: 1,2,4,5,6,8,10,11,12,13,17,18          $ 96,841.68
Tec Utilities - Lot 16                                                                18,800.00
Consolidated Pip - Lot 9                                                           2,300.00
Pipeline Supply - Lots 15, 19                                                  11,838.50
Independent Water Works - Lot 20                                         21,329.45
Noland Company - Lot 21                                                       20,137.50
Miller Supply - Lots 3,7,14                                                       14,629.00
                                                                       Total     $185,876.13
                                                                                   5% Sales Tax           9,293.81
                                                            Grand Total     $195,169.94

6. Council approved the request approval to contract with Duke Sales and Service for Chemical Root Control.  This is a sole source procurement for $54,539.21, based on past performance and guarantees.

7. Council approved the request to purchase tables and chairs for Parks and Recreation.  Award contract to Central Office Products, the low bidder, for $10,221.75.

8. Council approved the request to purchase a Rotary Lobe Pump for the Wastewater Plant.  This is a sole source procurement, based on operational requirements, for $15,146.25.

9. Council approved the request to purchase a Pump and Assembly for the Columbia Canal Water Plant.  Award contract to the low bidder, K Machine & Mechanical Contractors, Inc., for $10,811.00.

10. Council approved the request to purchase Bunker Gear for the Fire Department.  Award contract to the low bidder, Anderson Fire & Safety, for 61,462.80.

 
Upon motion by Mr. Papadea, seconded by Ms. Sinclair, Council unanimously voted to approve the consent agenda as presented in a single motion.

IV. ORDINANCES

A. FIRST READING

1. Ordinance No. 2000-074 - Authorizing sale of 905 Jackson Avenue, Richland County TMS #09210-09-11 and 4406 Hulda Avenue, Richland County TMS #09211-02-10 to Eau Claire Development Corporation.

Upon motion by Mr. Papadea, seconded by Ms. Sinclair, Council unanimously voted to give first reading approval to Ordinance No. 2000-074 authorizing the sale of 905 Jackson Avenue and 4406 Hulda Avenue to the Eau Claire Development Corporation.

V. RESOLUTIONS AND AGREEMENTS

1. Resolution No. 2000-056 Authorizing possession and consumption of beer and wine in Hollywood Park during a neighborhood picnic, Saturday, October 21, 2000, and Sunday October 22, 2000.

Upon motion by Mr. Papadea, seconded by Ms. Sinclair, Council unanimously voted to approve Resolution No. 2000-056 - authorizing the possession and consumption of beer and wine in Hollywood Park during a neighborhood picnic.

VI. APPEARANCE OF PUBLIC HAVING BUSINESS WITH CITY COUNCIL

Mr. Ralph Snively  of AAA Shuttle Service appeared before Council with a request to grant permission to utilize City Bus Stops, located in the Five Points area, in order to provide students with safe shuttle services to and from various University of South Carolina Sorority and Fraternity functions.

Upon motion by Ms. Sinclair, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council unanimously voted to approve the request from Mr. Ralph Snively of AAA Shuttle Service granting permission to utilize the City bus stops, located in Five Points, after the last City bus has stopped serving the area between the hours of 10:30 p.m. and no later than 2:30 a.m.

Mayor Coble recognized the Columbia Firefighters Association and noted the appreciated of the City in their efforts.

Council returned to the open work session agenda at 11:30 a.m.

Submitted by:
 
 
 

Peggy S. Breeland,
City Clerk
 



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