Administratorís Report of Council Actions
Call to Order
- Kit Smith
- Jim Tuten
Agenda - Adopted with the additions of Extension of Billboard Moratorium
as item 3b; and Blue Cross/Blue Shield Petition for Annexation as item 8e.
- Several citizens spoke.
Meeting, January 23, 2001 - Adopted as submitted.
-Regular Session, February 20, 2001 - Adopted as amended.
-Zoning Public Hearing, February 27, 2001 - Adopted as submitted.
Report of County
Attorney for Executive Session Items - Items b and d under the Report of
Economic Development Committee are executive session items.
Report of County
- NACo Conference
- The County Administrator commented that the conference this week in Washington
DC was very productive.
- Clean Water
South Carolina Meeting - The County Administrator asked if any Council Member
was interested in attending this meeting to discuss water quality issues on
March 8th in Lugoff/Elgin at 6:30 pm.
Hearing Item - A public hearing was held for item 2a.
for Bernie McGuire, SC Tennis Hall of Fame - Approved this resolution commending
Mr. McGuire. Action: Clerk of Council
for Bob Pulliam, Aviation Hall of Fame Inductee - Approved this resolution
commending Mr. Pulliam. Action: Clerk of Council
for Douglas Oates, SC Flight Instructor of the Year - Approved this resolution
commending Mr. Oates. Action: Clerk of Council
for Austin Newman, South Carolina Youth Volunteer - Approved this resolution
commending Mr. Newman. Action: Clerk of Council
- Sheriff's Department:
Portable Radios - Approved request to purchase 77 portable radios in the amount
of $115,500, with the County's portion of this expense being $11,500, representing
the required 10% matching funds of the grant used to purchase this equipment.
- Babcock Center:
Resolution - Approved this resolution necessary for a SC Department of Transportation
grant, designating it as an organization in Richland County able to provide
transportation to people with disabilities. Action: Clerk Of Council/Administration
- Finance: Deobligating
Bonds - Approved the redirection of $326,828.51 in remaining bond proceeds
for improvements to the Detention Center and its surrounding area, including
a lightning protection system, community improvements and new expansion start-up
costs. Action: Finance
- State Farmer's
Market: Resolution - Approved a Resolution supporting the location of the
Farmer's Market remaining in Richland County. Action: Clerk of Council
- Community Development:
"Year of the Neighborhood" - Approved request to declare 2001 as
the "Year of the Neighborhood" in Richland County. Action: Administration
1. Third Reading
- 01-26MA, Alan
B. Kahn, Clemson University, from C-1 to RG-2 and C-3, NE Corner of North
Springs and Clemson Road - Deferred to March 20, 2001 Council Meeting. Info:
2. Second Reading
Item (Public Hearing)
- Approval of
an Ordinance Authorizing a Development Agreement between Richland County,
South Carolina and Village at Sandhill, LLC, and Other Matters Related Thereto
- Second reading approval given to this ordinance authorizing the execution
of a Development Agreement. Also scheduled another public hearing on this
item to be held on March 20th at 4:00 in the Council Chambers. Info: planning/legal
3. First Reading
- 01-23MA (public
hearing held 1/23/012 Planning Commission recommended approval), Wendy Luce,
First Commercial Company, from D-1 to C-3, South Side Rabon Road East of Farrow
Road - First reading given to this rezoning request. Info: Planning/Legal
- Billboard Moratorium
- First reading by title only to an ordinance amendment extending the billboard
moratorium to July 31, 2001. Info: Planning/Legal
4. Report Of
Rules And Appointments Committee
to the Building Board of Adjustment and Appeal - Appointed Mr. George R. Little
to fill one of four vacancies. Action: Clerk of Council
- Council Rules
- Gave notice to Council that revisions to the Council Rules will be considered
during its March 20th Committee Meeting and reported to Council during the
March 20th Council Meeting. Info: Legal/Clerk Of Council
5. Report Of
Administration And Finance Committee (Special Called Meeting) (forwarded
from Council Meeting held February 20, 2001)
Center - Approved the execution of the Governmental Entities Funding Agreement,
and the Township Agreement, and agreed that Council's proposed amendments
will be addressed in the Convention Center Authority By-Laws. Action: Administration/Legal/Clerk
6. Report of
Development and Services Committee
- Ordinance Amendment:
Increase in County Code Violation Penalty - First reading approval given to
an ordinance amendment that increases the maximum penalty for code violations
from $200.00 to $500.00. Info: Planning/Legal
- Meeting with
Columbia Venture - Announced that a Special Called D&S Committee Meeting
will be held on April 2nd at 6:00 pm in the Administrator's large conference
room to discuss the Columbia Venture Project with the City, School District
One and Columbia Venture. Action: Administration/Clerk of Council
7. Report of
Administration and Finance Committee
- Bond Court:
Additional Hours - Tabled until solution is found. Info: Administration/Finance/Legal
8. Report of
Economic Development Committee
Lubeca - First reading approval given to an ordinance consenting to revisions
to the lease agreement between Richland County and Schmalbach Lubeca and the
lease agreement between Richland County and Wilmington Trust Company to provide
for a sale-leaseback arrangement between Schmalbach Lubeca and its affiliates.
- SYSCO Issue
- Taken up in executive session.
Report: Affect of FILOT/MCIP Agreement on Annexation - Received as information.
of Incentives for expansion of Verizon Wireless - Taken up in executive session.
- Blue Cross/Blue
Shield Petition for Annexation - Approved a Resolution consenting to the County
executing a petition for annexation as property owner of the Blue Cross/Blue
Shield site, in order for the Company to receive water from the City of Columbia.
Action: Administration/Clerk of Council
- A Resolution
Commending the Employees of the Richland County Emergency Services Department
- Approved. Action: Clerk of Council
10. Motion Period/Announcements
- Smith - Referred
appointments to Regional Transit Authority to Rules and Appointments Committee.
Action: Clerk of Council
- Smith - Announced
that Lexington County Council notified Richland County of its appointment
to the Riverbanks Zoo Board.
- Smith - Announced
that she has scheduled a lunch meeting with the Museum on Tuesday May 1st,
and invited other Council Members to attend.
- Tuten - Requested
clarification on the budget forums scheduled next month. The Administrator
answered his questions.
Input - No one spoke.
- Personnel Matter
- SYSCO Issue:
Contractual Matter - Approved Agreement contingent upon final legal review.
of Incentives for Verizon Expansion - Directed Administrator to pursue incentive
as discussed in executive session. Action: Administration