Administrator’s Report of Council Actions
Call to Order
– Kit Smith
– Jim Tuten
Report of County
Attorney for Executive Session Items – Item a under the County Administrator’s
Report may require an executive session if Council needs further information.
Agenda – Adopted with the addition of a Report of Economic Development Committee.
Point of Personal
Privilege – Council Member Susan Brill recognized Spencer Miller, an Eagle
Scout in training, who was in the audience.
of Resolutions – None presented.
– Several citizens spoke.
Report Of County
Department Co-Location – The County Administrator reported that the County
has identified a potential site for co-locating the City and County Planning
Departments, and has identified other options besides this site for City/County
consideration. Council moved to call the City/County Planning Committee together
for a meeting to recommend an option within the next thirty days. Action:
- July Meeting
Schedule – The County Administrator asked Council to decide upon a meeting
schedule for July. Council adopted the following schedule:
– Council Meeting cancelled
– Council Meeting held
– Committee Meetings, Special Called Council Meeting, and Zoning Public
– Special Called Meeting held, if necessary
Clerk of Council
Hearing Items – Public hearings were held for the ordinances pertaining
to SCE&G Pressure Release Station; Quit-Claim Deed for Woodcreek Development
and the Ridge; Appearance Commission: Voting Members; Detention Center: Pilot
Project for House Arrest; and Airport Commission: Lease Agreement for Curtiss-Wright
for SC E&G Pressure Release Station – Third reading approval of an
ordinance authorizing the County to grant this easement for the installation
of a gas regulation station on the Public Works Compound in Ballentine.
Action: Public Works/Legal
Deeds for Woodcreek Development and The Ridge – Third reading approval
given to an ordinance authorizing execution of quit-claim deeds for a road
right-of-way located on the east side of Spears Creek Road in return for payment
of $3,145.00. Action: Public Works/Legal
Commission: Voting Members – Third reading approval of this ordinance
amendment that provides two additional voting members to the Appearance Commission.
Center: Pilot Project for House Arrest – Third reading approval given
to an ordinance authorizing the Detention Center to offer electronic monitoring,
or house arrest, for inmates, with participating defendants bearing all associated
costs. Action: Detention Center
- Airport Commission:
Lease Agreement for Curtiss Wright Hangar – Third reading approval given
to an ordinance authorizing a lease agreement with the Curtiss-Wright Hangar
Association, a division of the Celebrate Freedom Foundation, for $1.00 a year
for 20 years in order to raise private funds for renovation of the Hangar.
of an Ordinance Confirming Council’s Policy on Multi-County Business Park
Fee Distribution – Second reading approval of an ordinance confirming
the County’s distribution of fees derived from a Multi-County Business Park
in the following manner:
1) to first reimburse
itself for any County funds expended to provide an incentive to an economic
development project locating in the Park;
2) to share such
portion of the Park revenues with Fairfield County as required by the agreement
establishing a particular phase of the Park;
3) to distribute
the remaining Park revenues among the tax entities within the County that
would otherwise be entitled to a share of the Park revenues if such revenues
were regular ad valorum taxes instead of a fee;
4) and to make
such distribution in the same proportion as ad valorum taxes would be distributed.
H.B. Mann, Landtech LLC, from PUD-2 to Amended PUD-2, Hardscrabble Road –
Second reading approval given to this rezoning request. Info:
Easement for Blue Cross/Blue Shield Facility - Second reading approval
given to an ordinance authorizing a right-of-way to SCE&G for gas lines.
- Water Line
Relocation for Blue Cross/Blue Shield – Second reading approval of an
ordinance authorizing a deed to the City of Columbia for water line relocation.
- Award of
Contracts: Riverside Forest & Broad River Heights Sewer Design – Authorized
the Procurement Department to negotiate a contract with the selected firms
to design these sewer systems
the fees are within 15% of the estimated project costs of $685,000.00 for
Broad River Heights and $1,415,000.00 for Riverside Forest. Action: Procurement/Utilities
- Award of
Contract: County Resurfacing – Approved the award of 2000 resurfacing
contract to Lanier Construction Company in the amount of $1,122,117.60.
Action: Public Works/Procurement
Fair Housing/Community Development Block Grant Funds – Approved this Resolution
stating the County’s efforts to further fair housing as required by the Community
Development Block Grant Program. Action: Administration
to Award Township Bid – Approved an award of contract to the lowest qualified
bidder to refurbish the Township Auditorium’s seats, in an amount not to exceed
$600,000. Also directed staff to notify Council before the contract is awarded.
- Soil and
Water Conservation District: Soil & Water Stewardship Week Proclamation
– Approved this proclamation designating April 29-May 5, 2001 as Soil
& Water Stewardship Week. Action: Clerk of Council
of Code Enforcement Officers: Ralph B. Pearson; Clark M. "Rocky"
Archer; Gene R. Swygert; James Hill – Approved. Action: Clerk
1. Third Reading
Commission Ordinance – Third reading approval with the following
Add: Any purchase, lease, acceptance, acquisition, protection,
development, or maintenance of land, as referenced in subsection b 1-8
above, shall only be received from a willing property owner who voluntarily
consents to such participation.
Add: Provided however, property owners may notify the Commission,
in writing, that they do not want the Commission to consider their property
for preservation and/or protection. The Commission shall maintain a
file of such written notifications, and those properties shall not be
considered for inclusion on the list of significant resources that is
submitted to the County Council.
2. Second Reading
Floodways – Second reading given to this zoning text amendment as amended
to substitute "regulatory floodways" in lieu of "special flood
hazard area." Info: Planning/Legal
3. Report of
Development and Services Committee
Ordinance – Deferred to the next Council Meeting. Info: Clerk
4. Report of
Special called Administration and Finance Committee (April 30, 2001)
- Police Officer’s
Retirement – Adopted with the deletion of item 1 and change of deadline
to December 31st; and instructed staff to send a certified letter
explaining this benefit option to County employees and to bring back to Council
a cost estimate for this benefit. Action: Human Resources/Administration
- Bond for
Detention Center Expansion and Other Projects – First reading approval
given to this bond ordinance, and directed staff to schedule a work session
with Council prior to second reading to discuss the project list. Action:
Clerk Of Council
Report of Rules and Appointments Committee – No report at this time.
Of Economic Development Committee
7. Citizen’s Input
– No one spoke.
for SYSCO Water and Sewer Connections – First reading approval given to
a budget amendment appropriating $120,000 from the Economic Development Designated
Funds within the County General Fund to pay for the water and sewer construction
to the SYSCO site on Garner’s Ferry Road. Info: Finance/Administration
- Pearce –
Moved to refer to A&F Committee the consideration of immediate issuance
of revenue bonds for a new Columbia Owens Downtown Airport Terminal Building
and 43 additional hangars. Action: Administration
- Mizzell –
Moved to refer to A&F Committee consideration of pursuing placement
of the Local Option Sales Tax for referendum this year. Action: