Columbia City Council met in regular session Wednesday, October 18, 2000, in the Cecil Tillis Family Life Center, 2111 Oak Street. Mayor Robert D. Coble called the meeting to order at 6:37 p.m. Members of Council present were The Honorable E. W. Cromartie, II, The Honorable Francenia B. Heizer, The Honorable Jim Papadea, and The Honorable Mr. Hamilton Osborne, Jr. Also attending were Mr. Michael A. Bierman, City Manager, Ms. Peggy Breeland, City Clerk, and Ms. Pamela J. Ferst, Acting City Clerk.
Councilman E. W. Cromartie opened the meeting by welcoming everyone to the Cecil Tillis Family Life Center and to the City Council meeting. Mr. Cromartie recognized Mr. Gilbert Walker, Interim Director of the Columbia Housing Authority and the members of the board. Also, on behalf of the City of Columbia he expressed appreciation for the warm reception and for the food being provided for the evening.
II. PRESENTATION - PROCLAMATION TO THE DOUBLE DUTCH FORCES
Mayor Coble and Councilman Cromartie presented a plaque proclaiming October 18, 2000 as Double Dutch Forces Day to Ms. Joy Hallman, Double Dutch Forces Coach.
In response Ms. Joy Hallman, Advisor of The Double Dutch Forces, presented a plaque to Mayor Coble and City Council Members for all of their help and support.
The Double Dutch Forces displayed their talents with a wonderful performance for the Mayor, City Council Members, and all in attendance.
III. CONSENT AGENDA
A. STREET CLOSINGS
1. Council approved the request from Koger Center for the Arts to close the 800 block of Park Street between Greene and College Streets for bus parking during the Columbia City Balletís Childrenís Show, on Thursday, October 26, 2000 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. through 1:00 p.m.
2. Council approved the request from Emily L. Israel to close the intersection
of Wateree Avenue between Seneca and Catawba for their annual
neighborhood rummage sale on Saturday, October 28, 2000, between the
hours of 8:00 a.m. through1:30 p.m.
3. Council approved the request from Trinity Cathedral to close the 1100 block of Marion Street and the 1100 block of Senate Street for annual Trinity Bazaar, on Friday, November 3, 2000 and Saturday, November 4, 2000, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m.
B. CONSIDERATION OF BIDS AND AGREEMENTS
1. Council approved the request to contract with Southern Atlantic Construction Co., the low bidder for Improvements to the Columbia Canal Water Treatment Plant - Modifications of 1954 Filters for the Utilities Department. Award contract in the amount of $837,000.
2. Council approved the request to contract with Terry & Terry Contractors, the low bidder for Improvements to the Horseshoe Booster Pump Station for the Utilities Department. Award contract in the amount of $371,000.
3. Council approved the request to contract with Lake Murray Utilities Company, Inc., the low bidder for the Proposed 6" Water Main Construction from Whaley Street to Gadsden Street along Mulberry Lane and Catawba Street. Award contract in the amount of $23,749.00.
4. Council approved the request to purchase Gift Certificates for Employees for Christmas for the Administration Department. Award contract to Food Lion, the low bidder, at a cost of $40,275.00.
5. Council approved the request to purchase Sod for the Greens at the First Tee for the Parks and Recreation Department. Award contract to New Life Turf, Inc., a sole source procurement, at a cost of $18,752.40.
6. Council approved the request to purchase fifteen (15) Patrol Cars for the Police Department. Award contract to Vic Bailey Ford, using the SC State Vehicle contract, at a cost of $300,895.50.
7. Council approved the request to contract for Lawn Maintenance by the Metro Wastewater Plant. Award contract to RJP Lawn Care, the lower bidder providing the necessary equipment and personnel to perform the work, at a cost of $ 51,000.
8. Council approved the request to contract for Parking Garage Improvements
for the Engineering Department. Award contract to Burriss Electrical,
Inc., the low bidder, at a cost of $1,265,671.00.
C. ORDINANCES - SECOND READING
1. Ordinance No. 2000-074 - Authorizing sale of 905 Jackson Avenue, Richland County TMS #09210-09-11 and 4406 Hulda Avenue, Richland County TMS #09211-02-10 to Eau Claire Development Corporation. First reading was given on Wednesday, October 4, 2000.
Council gave second reading approval to Ordinance No. 2000-074.
D. RESOLUTIONS AND AGREEMENTS
1. Resolution No. 2000-057 - Approving sale by the Housing Authority of the City of Columbia of 25 single family homes at Jaggers Terrace.
Upon motion by Mr. Cromartie, seconded by Ms. Heizer, council voted unanimously to approve consent agenda items III., A., B., C., and D., on a single motion.
V. ORDINANCES - FIRST READING
A. Ordinance No. 2000-061 - Amending 1998 Code of Ordinance of the City of Columbia, South Carolina, to establish a Fair Housing Policy.
B. Ordinance No. 2000-076 - Annexing 3305 Lyles Street, Richland County
C. Ordinance No. 2000-077 - Annexing Golden Acres.
D. Ordinance No. 2000-078 - Annexing 1715 Percival Road, Richland County TMS #19604-05-19.
E. 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.
F. Ordinance No. 2000-080 - Annexing 6.01 acres adjacent to Kings Grant
Subdivision, Richland County TMS #16509-01-02.
G. Ordinance No. 2000-081 - Annexing 1032 Lancaster Street and S/E side
Lancaster Street, Richland County TMS #09106-03-03 and 16.
H. Ordinance No. 2000-082 - Authorizing sale of portion of Oakdale Street
which abuts Richland County TMS #11206-01-02 and Richland County TMS #11202-08-02
to Budweiser of Columbia, Inc.
Upon motion by Mr. Cromartie, seconded by Mr. Papadea, council voted unanimously to approve agenda items V. Ordinances - First Reading, A. through H., on a single motion.
VI. REQUEST FROM BUREAU OF PROTECTIVE SERVICES
VII. REQUEST FOR STREET SIGNS - BENEDICT COLLEGE
Upon motion by Mr. Cromartie, seconded by Mr. Papadea, council voted unanimously to approve agenda items VI. and VII