Administrator’s Report of Council Actions
Call To Order
– Kit Smith
– Jim Tuten
of Resolutions – Council Member Greg Pearce presented a Resolution of commendation
to Bob Pulliam; Council Member Susan Brill presented a Resolution of commendation
to Bernie McGuire.
Agenda – Adopted with two additions to the Rules and Appointments Committee
– item b, Council Rules, and item c, Appointments to the Regional Transit Authority.
– Several citizens spoke.
Session, March 7, 2001 – Adopted as submitted.
Report of County
Attorney for Executive Session Items – No executive session items.
Report of County
Center Renaming Ceremony – The County Administrator commented that the
ceremony was well received and thanked staff for their successful efforts.
- Budget Process
– The County Administrator stated that 60% of Department/Agency budget
requests have been reviewed and the process is moving smoothly.
Planning Co-Location – The County Administrator stated that the City-County
Planning Committee met this week to discuss co-location. The City recognized
the need for joint planning efforts and both the City and County are continuing
to look at available options.
Summit on Growth – The County Administrator announced that several County
Council Members and staff attended the conference held last week.
Economic Alliance – The County Administrator attended a Southeastern Economic
Alliance meeting to discuss high-speed rail for the southeast region. The
County will continue to participate in these meetings and will inform Council
of progress made.
Public Hearing Item – A public hearing was held for the Schmalbach Lubeca
of an Ordinance Authorizing a Development Agreement between Richland County,
South Carolina and Village at Sandhill, LLC, and Other Matters Related Thereto
– Third reading approval given to this ordinance authorizing the execution
of a Development Agreement. Action: Planning/Legal
- 01-23MA Wendy
Luce, First Commercial Company, from D-1 to C-3, South Side Rabon Road East
of Farrow Road – Second reading given to this rezoning request. Info:
Amendment: Increase in County Code Violation Penalty – Second reading
approval given to an ordinance amendment that increases the maximum penalty
for code violations from $200.00 to $500.00. Info: Planning/Legal
Lubeca – Second 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.
Directory Signs – Second reading given to this ordinance amendment that
provides for regulations permitting business and/or industrial development
directory signs. Info: Planning/Legal
Dibble Manning, from M-2 to M-1, 475 Killian Road – Second reading given
to this rezoning request. Info: Planning/Legal
Alan B. Kahn, Clemson University, from C-1 to RG-2 and C-3, NE Corner of North
Springs and Clemson Road – Third reading given to this rezoning request.
Management Ordinance – First reading given to this revised ordinance with
the following amendment to Section 8-26(h):
any other provisions of this ordinance including those relating to exemptions
and variances, no levees, dikes, fill materials, structures or obstructions
that will impede the free flow of water during times of flood will be
permitted in the regulatory floodway, unless:
impediment is or would be an integral feature of any public
or private school that was constructed and operated before January
1, 2001 on property subsequently classified as a special flood
hazard area; or
impediment is or would be an integral feature of a publically
owned wastewater treatment facility that was constructed and
operated before January 1, 2001 on property subsequently classified
as a special flood hazard area;
however, that any activities permitted under subsections (1) or (2)
must comply with all otherwise applicable federal, state and local requirements
and must comply with 44 C.F.R. 60.3 (d)(3), which prohibits any encroachments,
including fill, new construction, substantial improvements and other
development within the adopted regulatory floodway unless it has been
demonstrated through hydrologic and hydraulic analyses performed in
accordance with standard engineering practice that the proposed encroachment
would not result in any increase in flood levels within the community
during the occurrence of the base flood discharge.
to authorize the Chair to write a letter to FEMA stating that this amendment
expresses no position on any proposed development. Info: Administration/Legal/Public
Commission Ordinance – First reading given to this ordinance that moves
provisions of the Richland County Code that establishes the Conservation Commission
from the Stormwater Management Chapter to Chapter 2, Administration, Article
VII, Boards, Commissions and Committees. Info: Administration/Legal
Penalty Ordinance – First reading given to this ordinance amendment that
corrects an inconsistency between the littering fine found in the Stormwater
Management Ordinance and the Garbage, Trash and Refuse Ordinance. Info:
of Rules and Appointments Committee
of Vacancy on the Building Board of Adjustment and Appeal – Received as
- Council Rules
– Announced that revised Rules will be ready for Council action at the
next Council Meeting. Info: Legal/Clerk Of Council
to Regional Transit Authority – Appointed Buddy Meetze, Paul Livingston,
Joe McEachern, and Joan Brady to serve as Council representatives, with four
citizen appointments to be made upon advertisement and receipt of applications.
Action: Clerk of Council
Input – One citizen spoke.
- Scott –
Requested the Administrator to investigate allegations of misuse of County
personal computers, and to produce an inventory of computers accounting for
all hardware and software. Action: Administration/IT
and Tillis – Moved to adopt a Resolution commending Keenan High School
for winning 3A basketball championship. Action: Legal/Clerk of Council
– Moved to adopt a Resolution commending Dreher High School for winning
the women’s 3A varsity basketball championship. Action: Legal/Clerk
- Brill – Requested
that Council read the S.C. Highway Beautification Act in preparation for billboard
work session scheduled for March 27th at 4:00 pm.
- Pearce –
Moved to adopt a Resolution recognizing Mr. Walter Todd upon his retirement
from the Midlands Technical School Board of Directors. Action: Legal/Clerk
- Pearce –
Moved to adopt a Resolution recognizing Ms. Jean Stiglebower for receiving
the award of S.C. Middle School Administrator of the Year. Action:
Legal/Clerk of Council
- Brady –
Encouraged Council to attend the Sheriff’s Department workshops on gang
- McSwain –
Announced that discounted passes for the Three Rivers Music Festival are
available if Council is interested.