The City of Columbia City Council met Wednesday, March 1, 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 10:00 a.m. Council members present were: The Honorable E. W. Cromartie, 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. Vivian A. Krigline, City Clerk
I. ROLL CALL AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Upon motion by Mr. Cromartie, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council unanimously approved the minutes from the February 9, 16, and 23, 2000, meetings.
II. PUBLIC HEARING
FIRST PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT AMENDMENTS TO FISCAL YEARS 1995, 1996, 1997, AND 1998. TO RECEIVE COMMENTS ON HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT NEEDS AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS (INCLUDING FISCAL YEAR 2000/01 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT RECOMMENDATIONS, FISCAL YEAR 2000/01 HOME FUNDS AND HOUSING OPPORTUNITIES FOR PERSONS WITH AIDS (HOPWA) AVAILABILITY)
Mr. Richard Semon explained the purpose of this public hearing is two-fold. First, there will be a review of the FY 2000 Amendments. The fiscal years being amended are FY’s 95, 96, 97, and 98. The proposed amendments are (1) to cover line item overages, and (2) to recommend $29,009.92 in available funds from FY’s 95-98 be reprogrammed to the Eau Claire Development Corporation (ECDC). This public hearing will also serve to receive comments and address concerns of community development and housing needs. (Note: The official statement is attached to the original minutes of this meeting). The second public hearing will be scheduled on March 15, 2000 to address the approval of the amendments and the approval of the FY 00-01 Community Development Block Grant budget.
Mayor Coble opened the meeting for public comment.
No one appeared to speak.
Mayor Coble brought the public hearing to a close.
III. CONSENT AGENDA
Upon motion by Ms. Heizer, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council unanimously
approved the Consent Agenda as presented.
A. CONSIDERATION OF BIDS.
1. Council approved the request to purchase a 4-6 Ton Asphalt Roller with Towing Package for the Street Division, from Interstate Equipment Company, using the S. C. State Equipment Contract, for a total cost of $38,981.25.
2. Council approved the request to purchase Playground Equipment for Heathwood Park from Playsystems, Inc., as a sole source purchase, for a total cost of $26,497.00.
3. Council approved the request to purchase Playground Equipment for Valencia and Marshall Parks, from Little Tike, the low bidder, for a total cost of $31,575.02.
4. Council approved the request to purchase Dual Check Valves for Water Distribution, from Noland Company, the low bidder, for a total cost of $16,842.00.
5. Council approved the request to contract for the repair and resurfacing of Christie Drive and Adams Grove Road with Lanier Construction Company, the low bidder, for a total cost of $28,750.00.
6. Council approved the request to purchase three vehicles for the Fire Department, using the S. C. State Vehicle Contract for a total cost of $65,771.10.
7. Council approved the request to purchase five computers for the Waste Water Maintenance Division, from Gateway 2000, using the S. C. State Contract, for a total cost of $10,941.00.
B. REQUEST TO CLOSE STREET AND USE SIDEWALKS
1. Council approved the request from South Carolina State Library to close the 1100 block of Bull Street between Senate and Pendleton Streets on Thursday, May 11, 2000, from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.. This will be for their Read-In 2000 on the State House grounds.
A. FIRST READING
Upon motion by Ms. Heizer, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council unanimously voted to give first reading approval to Items 1 through 6 on a single motion.
1. Ordinance No. 2000-011 - Amending 1998 Code of Ordinances of the City of Columbia, South Carolina, Chapter 2, Administration, Article II, Mayor and Council, Division I, Generally, Sec. 2-31, Salaries of Mayor and Council members
Council gave first reading approval to Ordinance No. 2000-011 which authorizes the change for salaries to members of council from $10,200 per year to $12,500 per year. The salary increase will be effective July 1, 2000. The salary for the mayor will remain at the current level of $17,500.
2. Ordinance No. 2000-012 - Granting Encroachment to 1810 Enoree Avenue for Installation and Maintenance of a Welded Steel Fence and Gate
Council gave first reading approval to Ordinance No. 2000-012 to allow for the installation and maintenance of a welded steel fence and gate in the City’s right-of-way at 1810 Enoree Avenue.
3. Ordinance No. 2000-013 - Authorizing Sale of 0.01 Acre (290 square feet) of Richland County TMS #09013-01-07 to The Zion Baptist Church of South Carolina
Council gave first reading approval to Ordinance No. 2000-013 authorizing the City Manager to execute a Quit Claim Deed to The Zion Baptist Church, for a portion of TMS 09013-01-07.
4. Ordinance No. 2000-014 - Authorizing the Transfer of 10 Acres (435,600 square feet) located on The Boulevard near the intersection of First Avenue and 4.95 acres designated as Richland County TMS #131512-02-01 being in the Columbia Industrial Park to the State of South Carolina in exchange for acceptance of Richland County TMS #11507-04-56 on Slighs Avenue on TMS #09008-01-05 at Elmwood Avenue from the State of South Carolina.
Council gave first reading approval to Ordinance No. 2000-014 to authorize the City Manager to execute a deed from the City of Columbia to the State of South Carolina for the transfer of properties (10 acres) located on The Boulevard near the intersection of First Avenue and 4.95 acres designated as TMS #13512-02-01 in the Columbia Industrial Park in exchange for the acceptance of TMS #11507-04-56 on Slighs Avenue and TMS #09008-01-05 at Elmwood Avenue from the State of South Carolina. This transfer will allow the City to proceed with its plans for the First Tee Program.
5. Ordinance No. 2000-015 Authorizing Sale of Cul-De-Sac at Corner of Daly Street and Bratton Street adjacent to Richland County TMS #13902-10-54, 55, and 35 to Stanley L. Clark, Frances N. Riley and Gregg Hamby
Council gave first reading approval to Ordinance No. 2000-015 authorizing the City Manager to execute a Quit Claim Deed from the City of Columbia to Stanley L. Clark, Frances N. Riley, and Gregg Hamby for the sale of property at the corner of Daly Street and Bratton Street adjacent to Richland County TMS #139092-10-54,55, and 35 for $1.00.
6. Ordinance No. 2000-019 - an Ordinance Approving a Second Amendment to the Tax Increment Financing Plan for the Redevelopment of the Congaree Vista Redevelopment Project Area So as to Extend the Duration Thereof and to Add Additional Redevelopment Projects to the Redevelopment Projects Therein Described; and Other Matters Related Thereto
Council gave first reading approval to Ordinance No. 2000-019 approving
a second amendment to the Tax Increment Financing Plan for the Redevelopment
of the Congaree Vista Redevelopment Project Area. This amendment
provides (1) for the extension of the duration of the Amended Redevelopment
Plan for a period not later than December 1, 2011; and (2) for additional
redevelopment projects, including: The Three Rivers Greenway Project,
The Arena/Conference Center Project, and The EdVenture Museum Project,
(3) and for the issuance of additional tax increment bonds.
B. SECOND READING
1. Request to Rezone 700-702-708 Chester Street from M-1 to PUD-R
Upon motion by Mr. Cromartie, seconded by Ms. Heizer, Council gave second reading approval to rezone property at 700-702-708 Chester Street. The applicant is proposing to make additions to three existing dwellings to be used for residential purposes. The current zoning, M-1, does not allow for residential uses. The neighborhood endorses the request; however, the Planning Commission asked that action be deferred until after their meeting in February. Council gave first reading approval on January 12, 2000. The Planning Commission met in February and approved the request to rezone the property.
V. RESOLUTIONS AND AGREEMENTS
Upon motion by Ms. Sinclair, seconded by Mr. Cromartie, Council unanimously approved Items A through C on a single motion.
A. Agreement for Engineering Services for Improvements to Four City Parking Garages
Council approved an agreement with Chao and Associates to provide design, bidding and construction phase services for improvements to the Lady Street Garage (Lady at Assembly), Taylor Street Garage (Palmetto Garage at Taylor and Assembly), and Washington Street Garage (Washington at Assembly). The cost of the contract will be $67,500.
B. Agreement for Architectural/Engineering Services for Streetscaping along Lady Street
Council approved an agreement with Grimball & Cotterill for the design, bidding and construction phase for streetscaping along Lady Street from Huger Street to Assembly Street, along Pulaski from Gervais to Lady Streets. Grimball & Cotterill previously prepared draft construction documents for lower Lady Street (Huger to Lady Street Bridge). The proposed agreement provides for re-design of this portion to conform to changes requested by the City and for extending the design up to Assembly Street. The total cost of the contract will be $256,407. This fee includes a credit of $32,793 for work performed as part of the lower Lady Street design that can be reused.
C. Agreement for Architectural/Engineering Services with LTC Associates for Design of a New Administration/Laboratory Building and Additions and Renovations to the Existing Maintenance Storage Building at the City’s Metro Wastewater Treatment Plant.
Council approved an agreement with LTC Associates to evaluate the existing structures and provide programming services for renovated or new facilities at the Metro Wastewater Treatment Plant. The contract amount will be a total of $357,000.
VI. REQUEST FOR CERTIFICATE OF CONVENIENCE AND NECESSITY - Charlie O’Neal Temples, D/B/A Lexington Cab Company
Upon motion by Ms. Heizer, seconded by Ms. Sinclair, Council unanimously
approved the request for a Certificate of Convenience and Necessity for
Mr. Charlie O’Neal Temples, d/b/a Lexington Cab Company. This application
has been approved and cleared by all departments as required.
VII. APPEARANCE OF PUBLIC HAVING BUSINESS WITH CITY COUNCIL
No one appeared before Council at this time.
Council returned to work session at 10:15 a.m.
Vivian A. Krigline
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