CITY OF COLUMBIA
CITY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES
ZONING PUBLIC HEARING
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2002
10:00 A.M. - 1737 MAIN STREET
CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

The City of Columbia City Council met in Regular Session and for a Zoning Public Hearing on Wednesday, October 16, 2002, 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 E.W. Cromartie, 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 Ms. Leona K. Plaugh and Ms. Pamela J. Ferst, Acting City Clerk.
ROLL CALL
PRESENTATIONS

1. October Employee of the Month - Ms. Carolyn M. Wilson, Crime Analysis Specialist

Major N. L. Caldwell introduced Ms. Carolyn Wilson, Crime Analysis Specialist as the October 2002 Employee of the Month.  Major Caldwell described Ms. Wilson as a quiet, humble and exemplary employee that will go out of her way to complete her assigned tasks.

Mayor Coble presented Ms. Wilson with a plaque recognizing her as the City of Columbia October 2002 Employee of the Month.  Ms. Plaugh presented Ms. Wilson with a token of appreciation and a certificate for one day off with pay.

2. Fast Forward Update - Ms. Dee Albritton

Ms. Dee Albritton, Fast Forward, told Council that in the next issue of Community Technology Review there would be an article about Fast Forward’s collaboration with the City of Columbia.  She stated that they also have been working with the Parks & Recreation Department, Sara Nance School and City Year.  Ms. Albritton told Council that 18 of the 45 volunteers attend Hand Middle School and the others come from all over Columbia.  Ms. Albritton presented members of Council and Ms. Leshia Utsey with a token of appreciation.

3. Capital Senior Center - Ms. Charlotte Berry, Chair of the Board - Rescheduled
 This item was held over, no action was taken.

· Mr. Papadea left the meeting at 10:10 a.m.

4. Eau Claire Renaissance Faire - Ms. Becky Bailey

Mr. Henry Hopkins, Eau Claire Community Council, invited members of Council to attend the 5th Annual Eau Claire Renaissance Faire on Friday, October 18th and Saturday, October 19, 2002.  Mr. Hopkins thanked Council for their cooperation and presented them with a token of appreciation.

5. Palmetto Classic - Mr. Ray Corley
 This item was held over, no action was taken.

CONSENT AGENDA

Upon motion by Mr. Cromartie, seconded by Ms. Isaac, Council voted unanimously on a single motion to approve the Consent Agenda Items 6. - 12. and Items 14., 15.  and Items 17. - 27. as presented.  Items 13. and 16. were held over, no action was taken.

STREET CLOSING REQUESTS

6. Council is asked to approve a request from The Congaree Land Trust to close one lane of traffic on outside incoming land (south side) of the Gervais Street Bridge on Sunday, November 10, 2002 from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. for a River Walk in conjunction with the River Alliance and the SC State Museum.  Approved

7. Council is asked to approve a request from the Department of Veterans Affairs to close
Calhoun Street, behind the Salvation Army facility, between Main and Assembly Streets, on Friday, November 01, 2002 from 7:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. for “Stand Down 2003”, Health Care for Homeless Veterans.  Approved

8. Council is asked to approve a request from Jillians to close Gadsden Street (adjacent to Jillians), on Saturday, October 26, 2002 from 7:00 a.m. until Sunday, October 27, 2002 at 2:00 a.m. Outside Beer Sales from 6:00 p.m. until 11:30 p.m.
Resolution No.:  2002-063 – Authorizing consumption of alcoholic beverages and Parrot Plaooza Festival Mouth outdoor concert for Jillian’s in Gadsden Street at Gervais Street, on Saturday, October 26, 2002.  Approved

9. Council is asked to approve a request from the Residents of Kennan Drive to close the 3300 block of Kennan Drive on Sunday, October 27, 2002, from 12:00 noon until 8:00 p.m. for a Block Party. Approved

10. Council is asked to approve a request from the Gunter’s Chapel Baptist Church to close a portion of Belvedere Drive (the side of Gunter’s Chapel Baptist Church), on Saturday, October 19, 2002 from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. for a Family and Friends Day.  Approved

CONSIDERATION OF BIDS, AGREEMENTS, AND CHANGE ORDERS

11. Council is asked to approve the Purchase of a Bulk Lot of Pharmaceuticals, as requested by the Emergency Operations Center.  Award to U.S. Office of Emergency Preparedness & Supply Service Center, a Sole Source vendor, in the amount of $93,014.94.  Approved

12. Council is asked to approve the Purchase of Seventeen (17) Vehicles and / or Utility Bodies, as requested by Parking Services, Parks & Recreation, Police Dept., and Water Distribution.  Award to Butler Chrysler Plymouth, in the amount of $19,820.00; Vic Bailey Ford , in the amount of $62,212.00; Burns Automotive, in the amount of $96,943.38; and Lee Transport, in the amount of $20,115.90; for a Total of $199,091.28.  All vendors are under State Contract and located in S.C. Lee Transport is the only vendor located in the Midlands area.  Approved

13. Council is asked to approve the Purchase of Maintenance Service and Chemicals, for the vehicle washer and equipment, as requested by Public Works.  Award to DuBois, the manufacturer and only supplier, in the amount of $26,800.00 (an extension of the FY 2001/2002 price).
 This item was held over, no action was taken.

14. Council is asked to approve the Purchase of Two (2) Recycling Trucks, as requested by Solid Waste.  Award to the Carolina International Trucks, the low bidder, in the amount of $188,175.00.  There are no MBE/FBE vendors who can furnish these specialized vehicles.  The vendor is located in the Midlands area.  Approved

15. Council is asked to approve a Caterer for the City Employee Picnic, as requested by the Employee Special Activities Committee.  Award to Southern Way Catering, the committee recommendation, in the amount of $12,000 (1200 employees @ $10.00).  Approved
 
16. Council is asked to approve a Two (2) Year Contract for a Cellular Phone Provider, as requested by Administration.  Award to Verizon Wireless, the company most able to meet the needs of the city, in the amount of $149,688 annually or $12,474 per month, for 300 phones and 120,000 minutes monthly.  No F/MBE participation.  MBE vendor did not respond.
 This item was held over, no action was taken.

ORDINANCES - SECOND READING

17. Ordinance No.: 2002-044 - Annexing Parcel A1 and Lot 2, Percival Road at Newland Road, Richland County TMS #25600-03-05 (portion) and 25600-03-02.  Approved on first reading October 02, 2002.  Approved on second reading.

18. Ordinance No.: 2002-059 - Granting encroachment to Fat Alley's for outdoor dining at 640 Harden Street.  Approved on first reading October 02, 2002.  Approved on second reading.

19. Ordinance No.: 2002-064 - Granting encroachment to St. James A.M.E. Church for placement and maintenance of directional signs at the southeast corner of Pickens Street and Wheat Street and in the northern median of Saluda Avenue at Wheat Street.  Approved on first reading October 02, 2002.  Approved on second reading.

20. Ordinance No.: 2002-071 - Annexing Annacy Park, 30.42 acres, Percival Road at Old Percival Road, Richland County TMS #19813-02-24.  Approved on first reading October 02, 2002.  Approved on second reading.

21. Ordinance No.: 2002-076 - Annexing 15+/- Smallwood Road at Percival Road, Richland County TMS #22600-01-01 (portion) Approved on first reading October 02, 2002.  Approved on second reading.

22. Ordinance No.: 2002-077 - Annexing Lot 7 A, Clemson Road at Percival Road, Richland County TMS #25600-03-02 (portion) Approved on first reading October 02, 2002.  Approved on second reading.

23. Ordinance No.: 2002-082 - Granting encroachment to 5 Points Diner/Minglewood for placement of four (4) tables and sixteen (16) chairs for outdoor dining at 800 Harden Street.  Approved on first reading October 02, 2002.  Approved on second reading.

24. Ordinance No.: 2002-084 - Granting encroachment to Larry E. Gates for installation and maintenance of a sprinkler system in the tree zone area adjacent to 730 Whaley Street.
  Approved on first reading October 02, 2002.  Approved on second reading.

25. Ordinance No.: 2002-086 - Granting encroachment to Sub Pub at 2002-F Greene Street for installation and maintenance of brick pavers and for four tables and fourteen chairs for outdoor dining by its patrons.  Approved on first reading October 02, 2002.  Approved on second reading.

26. Ordinance No.:  2002-088 - Granting encroachment to Kevin Anderson for construction and maintenance of a brick wall along the side yard of 2519 Canterbury Road.
  Approved on first reading October 02, 2002.  Approved on second reading.

27. Ordinance No.:  2002-098 - Authorizing City Manager or First Assistant City Manager to execute Deeds for the transfer of 4410 Hulda Avenue (TMS #09211-02-12) and 4805 James Street (TMS #11603-05-11) to Eau Claire Development Corporation
  Approved on first reading October 09, 2002.  Approved on second reading.

ORDINANCES - FIRST READING

Upon motion by Mr. Cromartie, seconded by Ms. Isaac, Council voted unanimously on a single motion to approve on first reading Items 28., 30., A. - E. and G.  as presented.  Items 29., 31. and F. were held over, no action was taken.  Mr. Papadea was not present for the vote.

28. Ordinance No.: 2002-065 - Amending 1998 Code of Ordinances of the City of Columbia, South Carolina, Chapter 11, Licenses, Permits and Miscellaneous Business Regulations, Article III, Contractors, Sec. 11-72, License; Identification decals.  Approved on first reading.

29. Ordinance No.:  2002-089 – Annexing Lots 3, 4, and 5, Leesburg Road, Portion of Richland County Tax Map #22004-01-23
  This item was held over, no action was taken.

30. Ordinance No.:  2002-090 – Annexing Lots 1, 3A, 4A, 6A, 6B, 7B, and Greystone Office parcel, Newland Park, Percival Road at Clemson Road Extension, Richland County TMS #25600-03-02 (portion); 25600-03-03 (portion); and 25600-03-05 (portion).   Approved on first reading.

31. Ordinance No.:  2002-091 – Annexing 9.06 acres + / - Caughman Road at Hallbrook Drive, Richland County TMS #19100-02-01 (portion)
  This item was held over, no action was taken.

A. Ordinance No.:  2002-093 – Granting a Franchise to Joseph M. Pope d/b/a Jersey Joe’s Original New York City Hot Dog for operation of a stationary sidewalk vending cart at the northwest corner of Hampton Street and Assembly Street.  Approved on first reading.

B. Ordinance No.:  2002-094 – Granting a Franchise to Michael Cary Percell d/b/a Hot Roaming Dogs for operation of a stationary sidewalk vending cart on the east side of Sumter Street at College Street.  Approved on first reading.

C. Ordinance No.:  2002-095 – Granting a Franchise to Steve Gibson d/b/a Gibson’s Catering and Concessions for operation of a stationary sidewalk vending cart on the west side of the 1700 block of Main Street.  Approved on first reading.

D. Ordinance No.:  2002-096 – Granting a Franchise to Robert Spencer for operation of a stationary sidewalk vending cart at the northwest corner of Main Street and Gervais Street.  Approved on first reading.

E. Ordinance No.:  2002-097 – Granting a Franchise to R. Berry Twork d/b/a L.E.T.’S Have A Dog! for operation of a stationary sidewalk vending cart at the northwest corner of Main Street and Washington Street.  Approved on first reading.

F. Ordinance No.:  2002-099 – Granting encroachment to Katherine Gray for planting of an 11-inch caliper laurel oak within the right of way adjacent to 124 Sims Avenue
  This item was held over, no action was taken.

G. Ordinance No.:  2002-100 – Granting encroachment to South Carolina Bank and Trust for placement and maintenance of sculpture within the right of way located adjacent to its property at the corner of Senate Street and Pulaski Street.  Approved on first reading.

RESOLUTIONS

 Upon motion by Mr. Cromartie, seconded by Ms. Sinclair, Council voted unanimously to approve on a single motion Items H. - K.  Mr. Papadea was not present for the vote.

H. Resolution No.:  R-2002-065 – Amending Sidewalk Vending Locations and Authorized Merchandise.  Approved
 
I. Resolution No.:  R-2002-066 – For Condemnation – Easement to construct Water Main from Clemson Road to Throwbridge Road along Longtown Road and Lee road; CIP Project W849-9/0, Phase II, Richland County Tax Map #20300-02-20 (portion).  Approved

J. Resolution No.:  R-2002-068 – Release and Abandonment of a portion of the City’s Existing Sanitary Sewer Easement along Richland County TMS #13709-03-68, 69, and 73; 13710-03-09, 10, 15, 16 and 17; HAMPTON LEAS, PHASE II; CF#146-17 & CF#34-9.  Approved
 
K. Resolution No.:  R-2002-070 – Release and Abandonment of a portion of the City’s Existing Sanitary Sewer Easement along Richland County TMS #17312-01-03; Lot 21, Providence Plantation, Phase I; CF#248-11A.  Approved
 
REQUESTS FOR CERTIFICATES OF CONVENIENCE AND NECESSITY

Upon motion by Mr. Cromartie, seconded by Ms. Sinclair, Council voted unanimously to approve on a single motion Item L. through Item N. as presented contingent upon approval by the Columbia Police Department.  Mr. Papadea was not present for the vote.

L. Council is asked to approve an application for Certificate of Convenience and Necessity, for the operation of a shuttle service, from Ray Charles Jones, d/b/a, Best Way Shuttle Service, 903 Meadow Street, Columbia, SC  29205.  (Certificate No.:  356 was assigned to Mr. Jones for a taxi cab service on July 21, 1982).  Approved

M. Council is asked to approve an application for Certificate of Convenience and Necessity, for the operation of a limousine service, from Paul V. Chatlani, d/b/a Limo Plus, 202 Dee Ann Street, West Columbia, SC, 29170.  Approved
 
N. Council is asked to approve an application for Certificate of Convenience and Necessity, for the operation of a shuttle service, from Hewitt Jones, d/b/a, Rose Shuttle Service, 201Cora Drive, Columbia, SC  29203.  Approved

OTHER MATTERS

Upon motion by Mr. Cromartie, seconded by Mr. Davis, Council voted unanimously to approve on a single motion Item O. Funding in the amount of $3,000 from the Council Contingency Fund and Item Q. The destruction of One Hundred Fourteen Firearms (114) and the City’s old computer disk drives.  Item P. was held over, no action was taken.  Mr. Papadea was not present for the vote.

O. Council is asked to approve a request from the Waverly United for Action, Inc., Outreach Minority Neighborhood Annex Association, for funding in the amount of $3,000.00, for meeting space rent ($2,000), paint-donated ($400), and lawn equipment ($964).  Approved
P. Council is asked to approve a request from the Greater Columbia Hotel & Motel Association and the Greater Columbia Restaurant Association for a Sponsorship of the 2nd Annual Columbia Hotel & Restaurant Golf Challenge on November 04, 2002, in the amount of $500 or $5000.
  This item was held over, no action was taken.
 
Q. Council is asked to approve the Destruction of One Hundred Fourteen (114) Firearms that are presently being held in the City of Columbia Police Department Property/Evidence Unit and have been dispositioned for destruction with the exception of one (1) weapon (W97-430) which has be dispositioned for the South Carolina State Museum for historical display. Approved
 
 Mayor Coble convened the Regular Meeting and reconvened the Work Session at 10:30 a.m.

 Mayor Coble reconvened the Regular Meeting at 11:05 a.m.

ZONING PUBLIC HEARING
 
 ZONING MAP AMEND MENT

R. 02-33 MA. 1208-1222 Heidt Street, First Nazareth Baptist Church; TMS 11410-02-18, 19, 20, 21, 22 & 1; rezone from RG-2 to PUD-C

No one appeared in opposition to the Zoning Map Amendment.

Upon motion by Mr. Cromartie, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council voted unanimously to approve on first reading Zoning Map Amendment 02-33 MA. 1208-1222 Heidt Street, First Nazareth Baptist Church; TMS 11410-02-18, 19, 20, 21, 22 & 1; rezone from RG-2 to PUD-C with the caveat that all access to the playground is from Heidt Street only.

Mayor Coble convened the Regular Meeting and reconvened the work session at 11:10 a.m.

Mayor Coble reconvened the Regular Meeting at 11:25 a.m.

APPEARANCE OF PUBLIC HAVING BUSINESS WITH CITY COUNCIL

Mr. Darren Martin, Bible Way Church of Atlas Road, requested funding for the 5th Annual “Celebrating Doing the Right Thing in Everything!” event at Finlay Park in the amount $550 to assist with park rental fees.  Mr. Martin told Council that this is a citywide event that educates the public on the addiction process.  He said that LRADAC, MADD, DARE and DAODAS are partners in this event.  Mr. Martin also asked Council to consider sponsoring this event on an annual basis.

S. **”Celebrating Doing the Right Thing in Everything!” – Mr. Darren Martin
 
Upon motion by Mayor Coble, seconded by Mr. Cromartie, Council voted unanimously to approve funding in the amount of $550.00 from the Council Contingency Fund contingent upon the City Manager meeting with Mr. Martin to discuss the event to see if this is an event the City would like to sponsor.

Mayor Coble adjourned the Meeting and reconvened the work session at 11:30 a.m.

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