CITY OF COLUMBIA CITY COUNCIL MINUTES
WEDNESDAY, November 8, 2000
 

The City of Columbia City Council met Wednesday, November 8, 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 10:10 a.m.  Council members present were:  The Honorable E. W. Cromartie, The Honorable Jim Papadea, The Honorable Anne M. Sinclair, The Honorable Francenia B. Hiezer, The Honorable Hamilton Osborne, Jr.,. and The Honorable Sam Davis.   Also attending were Mr. Michael A. Bierman, City Manager and Ms. Peggy S. Breeland, City Clerk.

I. ROLL CALL

Council members present at roll call:  The Honorable E.W. Cromartie, The Honorable Jim Papadea, The Honorable Anne M. Sinclair, The Honorable Sam Davis, and Mayor Robert D. Coble.  Note:  Ms. Heizer arrived at the meeting at 10:20 a.m.

Mayor Coble recognized Professor Pat Hubbard and his law school class.

II. PUBLIC HEARING

A. ZONING MAP AMENDMENTS

1. #00-64MA.  317 Lost Creek (Lot 12, Lost Creek Plantation), TMS 05100-03-89 (portion) annex
with rezoning from RU (County) to RS-1 (City).

Mr. Chip Land reviewed the request to annex and rezone 317 Lost Creek Drive from RU to RS-1.

Mayor Coble opened the meeting for public comment.

Mr. Steve Wilson, resident of Lost Creek Subdivision, appeared before Council and expressed a concern if the City of Columbia plans to annex Lost Creek.

Council explained that the policy of the City is not to annex existing neighborhoods unless they petition the City.

Upon motion by Mr. Papadea, seconded by Ms. Sinclair, Council unanimously gave first reading approval to rezone and annex property on 317 Lost Creek Drive.

2. #00-65MA.  Six-acre parcel adjacent to Kings Grant, TMS 16509-01-02, annex with rezoning
from D-1 (in County) to PUD-R (in City).

Mr. Chip Land reviewed the request to annex and rezone a six-acre parcel adjacent to Kings Grant to allow the development of residential townhouses or patio homes in the Kings Grant subdivision.

Mayor Coble opened the meeting for public comment.  No one appeared to speak in favor of nor against the request.

Upon motion by Mr. Cromartie, seconded by Ms. Heizer, Council unanimously approved the request to rezone and annex a six-acre parcel adjacent to Kings Grant.

 
3. #00-66MA.  38-acre + tract NE corner Garners Ferry & Patterson Rd., TMS 16316-2, 3 & 4;
16315-1-1, annex with rezoning from D-1 (in County) to C-3 (in City) (Walmart).  Deferred.

Mr. Chip Land reviewed the request to annex and rezone a 38 acre tract NE corner of Garners Ferry
and Patterson Road.  The proposed use of the property after rezoning it to C-3 is the construction
of a 271,840 square foot Super Walmart.

Mayor Coble opened the floor for public comment.

Mr. Mike Ty, Mr. Howard Hill, Mr. Bo Murphy, and Mr. Erskin Suber, representatives from Wyatt Development Company, Inc., appeared before council in favor of the request.  Mr. Ty reviewed the developers proposed site and traffic plans.  He stated that the site plan would include tree preservation and transplantation. Mr. Ty stated that the traffic plan includes deceleration lanes, widening of Patterson Road to Garners Ferry Road, improvement of a traffic signal at Patterson and Garnerís Ferry, installation of a new signal at Garnerís Ferry and Daphne Road, and the paving of Daphne Road of approximately 900 ft.  Mr. Ty believes that the traffic problems have been addressed.  Mr. Ty stated that the plan is to transplant major trees located on the site that otherwise would be destroyed into areas where they have planned to plant.

Ms. Daphne Davis, Community Affairs Director for Walmart Stores, appeared before to speak to the reuse.  Ms. Davis stated that Walmart still has a long term lease with the current building and would be in the best interest to sublease the current property.  She explained that they would sub-lease to another tenant using their large database of retailers that follow Walmart and are looking for ready made retail space.

Mayor Coble recognized Representative Jimmy Bales, to speak on Item #3 - annexing and rezoning
request for a 38-acre tract located on Garners Ferry and Patterson Roads.

Mr. Bales does not oppose the request, only if the developer maintains the proposed traffic improvements on the planned development for the property on Garners Ferry and Patterson Road.  He cited traffic problems along Garners Ferry and Patterson Roads as the main reasons for neighborhood opposition to the rezoning and annexation request.  He also asked that preservation of trees be enforced.

Mr. George McIntosh, resident of St. Marks Woods, appeared before Council in opposition to the request.  Mr. McIntosh cited that traffic and safety problems along Garners Ferry and Patterson Roads as the main reason for neighborhood opposition to the request.

Ms. Martha Stubbstill, a resident of St. Marks Wood, appeared before Council in opposition to the request.

Mr. Howard Mills, Patterson Road property owner, appeared before Council and expressed his concerns regarding property values and traffic problems. Mr. Mills is also concerned with the foxes and wildcats that are located in the area.

Mr. Robin Dial, adjoining property owner, appeared before Council and is in favor of the request.

Mr. Frank Dubois, resident of Capital View Neighborhood, appeared before Council and is in opposition of the request.  Mr. Dubois asked that the center entrance be eliminated from the development plan.  He expressed concern with traffic flow problems near an elementary school request additional stop lights in this area.  Mr. Dubois also expressed concerns regarding the appearance of an empty strip mall in this area.

Upon motion by Ms. Heizer, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council approved deferring action on the request.  Council further asked that staff report back to Council regarding the transportation issue.
 
4. #0036MA.  2103 Marion Street, TMS 09016-09-12, rezone from RG-2 to C-1.

Mr. Chip Land reviewed the request to rezone 2103 Marion Street from RG-2 to C-1.

Mayor Coble opened the meeting for public comment.

Ms. Mary Dennis Coffin, resident of Cottontown, appeared before Council in opposition of the request.

Upon motion by Ms. Heizer, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council unanimously voted to deny the
request.

5. #00-39MA.  1230 Leesburg Road, TMS 16414-01-05, rezone from RS-1 to C-1.

The applicant withdrew the request to rezone 1230 Leesburg Road.

6. #00-61MA.  1922-1930 Oak Street & 2302 Read Street, TMS 11408-04-01 & 02; rezone from
RG-2 to PUD-R.

Mr. Chip Land reviewed the request to rezone 1922-1930 Oak Street and 2302 Read Street from RG-2 to PUD-R.

Mayor Coble opened the meeting for public comment.  No one appeared before Council in favor of nor against the request.

Upon motion by Mr. Papadea, seconded by Mr. Cromartie, Council gave first reading approval to rezone the property at 1922-1930 Oak Street and 2302 Read Street.  Mr. Cromartie did not vote on this item due to a potential conflict of interest.

7. #00-62MA.  246 Stoneridge, TMS 07212-05-07; rezone from C-1 to C-3.

Mr. Chip Land reviewed the request to rezone 246 Stoneridge from C-1 to C-3.

Mayor Coble opened the meeting for public comment.

Mr. Julius Crocker,  Image Resource Group, appeared before Council in favor of the request.

Upon motion by Ms Heizer, seconded by Mr. Cromartie, Council gave first reading approval to rezone the property located at 246 Stoneridge.

8. #00-63MA.  2443 Gervais Street, TMS 11410-04-09; rezone from C-1 to RG-2.

Mr. Chip Land reviewed the request to rezone 2443 Gervais Street from C-1 to RG-2.

Mayor Coble opened the meeting for public comment.  No one appeared before Council in favor nor against the request.

Upon motion by Mr. Papadea, seconded by Mr. Cromartie, Council voted to give first reading approval to rezone the property located at 2443 Gervais Street.

Mayor Coble closed the public hearing.

III. CONSENT AGENDA

Upon motion by Ms. Heizer, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council unanimously approved the consent agenda as presented.
 

A. STREET CLOSING

1. Council approved the request from the Family Worship Center to close 2200 High Street
at the end of 3600 Magrath Street and 3500 Magrath Street where Adams intersects
Magrath, on Saturday, November 25, 2000, between the hours of 10:00 am through
11:00 pm for a ďChristmas in NovemberĒ special event.  Contact Pastor Derrick W.
Hutchins.

2. Council approved the request from Richland One School District to close the 1600 block
of Henderson and Blanding Streets, on Wednesday, November 22, 2000, between the
hours of 9:30 a.m. through 12:00 noon, for students attending a performance at the
Township Auditorium.  Contact George E. Lee.

3. Council approved the request from the Congaree Vista Guild to close Gervais Street on
the eastern side of Pulaski to the western side of Assembly Street and to close Gadsden
on the northern side of Lady and the southern side of Washington Street (leaving
Washington and Lady free-flowing), on Thursday, November 16, 2000, between the
hours of 6:00 p.m. through 10:00 p.m., for the Vista Lights celebration.  Also a request
for approval of Resolution No. 2000-060 - authorizing annual Vista Lights celebration
in the Congaree Vista and giving permission for Vista area merchants to operate sales
booths as part of the celebration.  Contact Bob Medlock.

B. CONSIDERATION OF BIDS

1. Council approved the request approval to enter into for a two year contract to dump
construction and demolition debris at a landfill.  Award contract to TNT Sands, Inc.,
(Waste Management, Inc.), the low bidder, at a cost of $200,000.00.

2. Council approved the request approval to enter into a contract to demolish and rebuild
the restrooms at Woodland Park.  Award contract to Jimís Construction Company, the
low bidder, at a cost of $29,275.00.

3. Council approved the request approval to purchase vehicles for various City
Departments and Divisions.  Award contract to Love Chevrolet and Pulliam Motors, a
S.C. State Vehicle Contract, at a cost of $60,281.83.

4. Council approved the request approval to purchase twelve radios for the Fire
Department.  Award contract to Motorola C & E, a S.C. State Contract, at a cost of
$12,184.36.

5. Council approved the request approval to purchase a ½ Ton Pickup Truck for the
Support Services Division. Award contract to Love Chevrolet, a S.C. State Vehicle
Contract, at a cost of $14,612.92.

6. Council approved the request approval to refurbish two lump breakers/crushers for the
incinerator at the Metro Wastewater Plant.  Award contract to Scott Equipment
Company, a sole source procurement, at a cost of $16,259.64.

7. Council approved the request to purchase vehicles for the Police and Fire Departments.
Award contract Vic Bailey Ford, Butler - Chry/Dodge/Jeep, a S.C. State Contract,
at a cost of $60,501.20.
 
 

 
8. Council approved the request to enter into a contract to construct a sanitary sewer for
the Belvedere Subdivision Area.  Award contract to Ideal Construction Co., Inc.,
the low bidder, at a cost of $222,657.00.

C. ORDINANCES - SECOND READING

1. Ordinance No. 2000-083 - Granting encroachment to Sunset Construction Co., Inc. for
installation of a 3' x 4' hand hole in the tree zone right of way of the 1500 block of
Hampton Street.  First reading was given November 1, 2000.

Council gave second reading approval to Ordinance No. 2000-083.

2. Ordinance No. 2000-084 - Granting encroachment to Wayne Wickers d/b/a Chef
Waynees New York City Hotdogs for a cart at the southeastern corner of Hampton and
Assembly Street. First reading was given November 1, 2000.

Council gave second reading approval to Ordinance No. 2000-84.

IV. RESOLUTIONS AND AGREEMENTS

1. Agreement for Architectural/Engineering Services for Harden Street Redevelopment
with The Bordeaux Group, Inc.

Upon motion by Ms. Heizer, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council unanimously voted to approve entering into an agreement with The Bordeaux Group, Inc., for architectural/engineering services for Harden Street Redevelopment project.

V. APPEARANCE OF PUBLIC HAVING BUSINESS WITH CITY COUNCIL

No one appeared before council at this time.

Upon motion by Ms. Heizer, seconded by Mayor Coble, Council unanimously voted to return to executive session at 12:10 p.m.

Submitted by:
 
 

Peggy S. Breeland,
City Clerk


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