CITY OF COLUMBIA
CITY COUNCIL WORK SESSION MINUTES
March 29, 2000
The Columbia City Council met for a work session, Wednesday, March 29, 2000, in the Conference Room of City Hall, 1737 Main Street. Mayor Robert D. Coble called the meeting to order at 9:10 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, and The Honorable Hamilton Osborne, Jr. Also attending were Mr. Michael A. Bierman, City Manager and Ms. Vivian A. Krigline, City Clerk
1. Presentation by Dr. Gerhard Schmid
Dr. Gerhard Schmid briefed Council on plans being developed under the contract the City for economic development activities.
2. Presentation by Sheila McMillan - Census 2000 Awareness
Ms. Sheila McMillan briefed Council on plans being made for Census 2000 Awareness promotion activities.
3. Presentation on Main Street
Mr. Jim Gambrell and representatives from Choa Associates and LDR, briefed Council on the streetscape plans for Main Street. Issues that will need additional Council discussion/approval include delivery vehicle access to Main Street, parking issues, left turn provisions onto Main Street, tree lights, and schedules to prevent disruptions of major schedule events on Main Street.
Council asked that all retailers initial the plan and understand the impact the project will have.
After discussion, upon motion by Mayor Coble, seconded by Ms. Heizer, Council unanimously endorsed the Main Street project as outlined in the memorandum from Jim Gambrell dated March 28, 2000.
4. Items for Council’s Consideration:
Second Reading Ordinances
Council discussed the proposed Ordinance on billboards. Mayor Coble recommended giving second reading to Ordinance No. 2000024 to keep the pending ordinance doctrine in place while modifications are being worked out within the next 90 days.
Upon motion by Mayor Cromartie, seconded by Mr. Cromartie, Council unanimously
gave second reading approval to Items a through f on a single motion.
a. Second Reading - TEXT AMENDMENT - Billboards
Approved second reading for Ordinance No. 2000-024 - Amending the 1998 Code of Ordinances of the City of Columbia, South Carolina, Chapter 17, Planning, Land Development and Zoning, Article III. Zoning, Division 12, Signs, Sec. 17-410, Advertising Signs (Public Hearing Held March 8, 2000 - First Reading Approval on March 22, 2000)
b. Approved second reading for Rezoning Map Amendment #99-79 MA. 1618 Waverly Street - TMS 11412-10-19 - Request to rezone from RG-2 to C-1
c. Approved second reading for Rezoning Map Amendment #00-09 MA. Garners Ferry Road, Parcel C-1-1, Tract 111 & Parcel D-1, TMS 16409-3-5 & TMS 16312-2-1; Confirm Existing C-3 Zoning and request to rezone out parcels from C-3 to D-1
d. Approved second reading - Ordinance No. 2000-020 - Authorizing Sale of 10.668 Acres (464,718 square feet) known as a portion of Richland County TMS #11512-01-01 to the Columbia Housing Authority for One ($1.00) Dollar.
e. Approved second reading - Ordinance No. 2000-019 - Granting Encroachment to the Harbison Community Association for Installation and Maintenance of a Sign on Harbison Boulevard.
f. Approved second reading - Ordinance No. 2000-022 - Closing and Transfer of a Portion of the 800, 900, 1000 and 1100 blocks of Wheat Street; the Western Portion of the 400 and 500 blocks of Lincoln Street; and, the 400 and 500 blocks of Park Street
First Reading Ordinances and Resolutions
Upon motion by Mr. Cromartie, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council unanimously approved Items g through h on a single motion.
g. Approved first reading - Ordinance No. 2000-025 - Authorizing Sale of 6.67 Acres (290,658 square feet) known as the Eastern Portion of Richland County TMS #13511-03-01 in the Columbia Industrial Park to Spartan Group, L. L. C.
h. Approved - Resolution No. R-2000-014 - Authorizing City Manager to Execute a Contract of Sale for the Transfer and Sale of 6.67 Acres (290,658 square feet) Known as the Eastern Portion of Richland County TMS #13511-03-01 in the Columbia Industrial Park to Spartan Group, L. L. C.
i. Resolution No. R-2000-015 - Authorizing Execution of a Lease between the City of Columbia and Parkway Properties, LP – Lease of office space for Economic Development Office at the Affinity Building.
Upon motion by Mr. Cromartie, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council unanimously approved Resolution No. R-2000-015.
5. Request to Contract with Tennico Inc. to provide Color Coating System for the In-Line Hockey Rink and Skateboard Park at Owens Park. (Sole Source Purchase - $27,500)
Upon motion by Ms. Sinclair, seconded by Mr. Cromartie, Council unanimously approved a contract with Tennico, Inc. for coating the in-line hockey rink and skateboard park at Owens Park.
6. Review of Zoning Ordinance Revisions
Ms. Julia Cogburn of Benchmark reviewed the summary of the Zoning Ordinance revisions with Council.
7. Contract and Legal Matters
Upon motion by Mayor Coble, seconded by Mr. Cromartie, Council unanimously voted to go into executive session at 11:30 a.m. for a legal briefing on contract and personnel issues related to SCANA and Olympia Mills/TARMAC.
The meeting was adjourned at 12:15 p.m.
Vivian A. Krigline
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