CITY OF COLUMBIA CITY COUNCIL MINUTES
WEDNESDAY, December 20, 2000
 

The City of Columbia City Council met Wednesday, December 20, 2000, at 10:00 a.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers, 1737 Main Street.  Mayor Robert D. Coble called the meeting to order at 10:05 a.m.  Council members present were: The Honorable E. W. Cromartie, II, The Honorable Francenia B. Heizer, The Honorable Jim Papadea, The Honorable Anne M. Sinclair, 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 AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Upon motion by Mayor Coble, seconded by Ms. Heizer, Council voted to approve the minutes with an amendment to the Work Session Agenda for October 18, 2000, to include Council recommendations to the University of South Carolina Streetscaping.

II. CONSENT AGENDA

A. STREET CLOSINGS

1. Council voted to approve a request from The Housing Authority to close South
Bull Street, from Rosewood Drive to Superior Street for the duration of the
demolition phase of Hendley Homes.

2. Council voted to approve a request from the University of South Carolina to
amend its request to close Greene Street between Sumter and Pickens Streets
for events associated with the University’s Bicentennial Celebration.

B. CONSIDERATION OF BIDS AND AGREEMENTS

1. Council approved a request to purchase a Intermediate Size Station Wagon for
Development Services.  Award contract to Benson Ford Mercury, a S.C. State Vehicle
Contract procurement, at a cost of $16,137.95.

2. Council approved a request to purchase two Gateway Computers for Engineering,
Award contract to Gateway 2000, a S.C. State Technology Contract procurement, at
a cost of $10,231.00.

3. Council approved a request to purchase a Prisoner Transport Vehicle for the Police
Department, Award contract to Sirchie Finger Print Labs, Inc., the only bidder to
respond, at a cost of $36,543.00.

4. Council approved a request to purchase a 30,000 GVWR, Diesel, Cab & Chassis
for the Traffic Engineering Division, Award contract to Carolina Trucks &
Equipment, a S.C. State Vehicle Contract, at a cost of $34,529.60.
 

 
5. Council approved a request  to purchase a ½ Ton Pick-up Truck for Animals Services,
Award contract to Love Chevrolet,  a S.C. State Vehicle Contract procurement,
at a cost of $13,454.67.

6. Council approved a request to purchase five (5) Smith & Loveless Factory Built
Automatic Pumping Stations for the Utilities Division, Award contract to Pete Duty &
Associates, a sole source procurement, at a cost of $115,612.00.

7. Council approved a request  to purchase one Moyno Pump, for the Metro Wastewater
Plant, Award contract to J.D. Mangle & Associates, Inc., a sole source procurement, at
a cost of $17,290.55.

8. Council approved a request to contract with L. Dean Weaver Construction Company,
to upgrade 900 L.F. of 6" water main to be relocated along Gadsden St. by the
developer to an 8" water main and to extend the current 12" water main.

Upon motion by Mr. Cromartie, seconded by Ms. Heizer, Council unanimously voted to approve the consent agenda Items A, B. C.  Item C.4 was removed from the agenda.

C. ORDINANCES - SECOND READING

1. Ordinance No. 2000-089 - Annexing 2133 Apple Valley Road, Richland County TMS
#07502-01-05.

Council voted to give second reading to Ordinance No. 2000-089.

2 Ordinance No. 2000-090 - Annexing 1320 Elmtree Drive, Richland County TMS #16414-
09-02.

Council voted to give second reading to Ordinance No. 2000-090.

3. Ordinance No. 2000-091 - Annexing parcel on S/S Garners Ferry Road known as a
portion of Richland County TMS #16409-05-14.

Council voted to give second reading to Ordinance No. 2000-091.

4. Ordinance No. 2000-092 - Granting encroachment to Hunley’s 2114
Devine Street for two tables and eight chairs.

This item was removed from the agenda.

Upon motion by Mr. Papadea, seconded by Mr. Cromartie, Council voted unanimously to approve Items 2.C. 1 through 3.  Item No. 4 was removed from the agenda.
 
 
 
 
 

 
III. ORDINANCES - FIRST READING

A. FIRST READING

1. Ordinance No. 2000-075 - Authorizing sale of 1,872 square feet at south
eastern corner of Richland Street and Huger Street to COA, Inc.

2. Ordinance No. 2000-093 - Authorizing execution of a First Amendment to
Lease for the Amtrak Station.

3. Ordinance No. 2000-094 - Amending Encroachment Ordinance 98-017
for Lavecchia’s Seafood Grille.

This item was held over.

4. Ordinance No. 2000-095 - Authorizing transfer of a portion of Catawba
Street to the University of South Carolina.

5. Ordinance No. 2000-079 - Annexing Tract F; 1,2,3,G,H,I and portion of C and
D, Patterson Road at Garners Ferry Road and County Road, Richland County
TMS No. 16316-02-03; 16315-01-01; 16316-02-04 and portions of 16316-02-02.

Upon motion by Mayor Coble, seconded by Mr. Osborne, Council voted five to four to give second reading to Ordinance No. 2000-079.  Voting aye was The Honorable E.W. Cromartie, The Honorable Hamilton Osborne, Jr., The Honorable Jim Papadea, The Honorable Sam Davis, and The Honorable Mayor Robert D. Coble.  Voting nay was The Honorable Anne M. Sinclair and the Honorable Francenia B. Heizer.

Upon motion by Mayor Coble, seconded by Ms. Heizer, Council unanimously voted to create The Garner’s Ferry Land Use Plan Committee.  Council recommended that the following three  members meet with Richland County to begin the.  The members would be Councilpersons Francenia B. Heizer, Anne M. Sinclair, and Jim Papadea with Ms. Heizer coordinating the first meeting.
 
Upon motion by Mr. Papadea, seconded by Ms. Sinclair, Council voted unanimously to approve Items III. A. 1, 2, and 4.

Mayor Coble recognized the presence A.C. Flora and USC Students.

Mayor Coble also recognized the presence of Mr. Mel Jenkins.

B. SECOND READING

1. Ordinance No. 2000-088 - Authorizing the City of Columbia, South Carolina
to Execute and Deliver an Equipment Lease-Purchase Agreement.

Upon motion by Mr. Papadea, seconded by Mayor Coble, Council voted unanimously to approve  Ordinance No. 2000-088 - authorizing the City of Columbia, South Carolina to execute and deliver an Equipment Lease-Purchase Agreement.  Ms. Heizer did not participate in the vote due to a potential conflict of interest.
 

 
IV. RESOLUTIONS AND AGREEMENTS

1. Resolution No. 2000-066 - For Condemnation - Site Acquisition for Adams Pond
Road PRV Site, Project #W833-8/9, CF#251-32 and Water Main Easement
along Hardscrabble Road, Project #W872-9/0, CF#250-110; Richland County
TMS#250-110; Richland County TMS#20400-01-13 (Portion).

2. Resolution No. 2000-067 - Release and abandonment of the City’s Existing 20'
storm drain easement along Richland County TMS #16510-01-01, Lots 317
and 318 King’s Grant, Phase 5; CF#181-18J.

3. Resolution No. 2000-068 - Release and abandonment of a portion of the City’s
existing 15" sanitary sewer easement along Richland County TMS #19106-02-24
& 25; Mill Creek Elementary School; CF#246-06.

4. Resolution No. 2000-069 - Release and abandonment of a portion of the City’s
existing 15' water main easement along Richland County TMS #17113-03-02
(Portion): Texas Roadhouse Restaurant; CF#258-19.

5. Resolution No. 2000-072 - Authorizing application for State Mass Transit Funds.

Upon motion by Mr. Cromarite, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council voted unanimously to approve Items IV. 1 through 5.

V. PARKING REQUESTS

1. Request to prohibit parking at the intersection of Lorick Avenue and Wentworth
Avenue.

This item was held over until the Friday, December 22, 2000 meeting.

Ms. Heizer would like for City Staff to inform Council regarding the process  and/or procedures in which parking issues are brought before Council.

2. Request for a valet lane located at Hannah Jane’s, 2020 Devine Street.

This item was denied.

VI. REQUEST FROM EAU CLAIRE DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

Upon motion by Ms. Heizer, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council voted unanimously to approve the request from Eau Claire Development Corporation.authorizing the transfer of property  from the South Carolina Department of Transportation to the City of Columbia in association with the realignment of Arlington Street.

VII. REQUEST FOR A PERMIT/RESOLUTION FROM COLUMBIANA CENTER

Upon motion by Mr. Davis, seconded by Ms. Heizer, Council unanimously voted to approve the request for a permit from Columbiana Center to remain open for a special
 
 

 
VIII. APPEARANCE OF PUBLIC HAVING BUSINESS WITH CITY COUNCIL

Mayor Coble recognized members of the Columbia Fire Fighters Association. Council expressed their appreciation for thier dedication and hard work for the City of Columbia.

Mr. David Anderson, President of Columbia Firefighters Association and Mr. Charles Boone, Vice-President appeared before Council.  Mr. Anderson stated that the Association is working with City Management to resolve some concerns of Association Members.

Mr. Mel Jenkins appeared before Council and expressed his appreciation to Council for their support of Columbia Day.  Mr. Jenkins reported that the celebration was very successful.  He further stated that December 19, 2001 will be the next celebration and asked that Council continue their support of this special event.

Mr. Scott Trent, resident of the Belmont Community, appeared before Council and stated his concerns regarding signage in  his community.  Mr. Trent requested Council look at the current signage and ensure enforcement of all City zoning regulations.

Upon motion by Mayor Coble, seconded by Mr. Cromartie, Council voted to go into executive session at 10:50 a.m. to received a legal briefing on a contractual matter,  homelessness issues, and SCANA.  Mr. Osborne did not participate in discussions regarding SCANA due to a potential conflict of interest.

Respectfully submitted by:
 
 
 

Peggy S. Breeland,
City Clerk



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