Administrator’s Report of Council Actions
Call to Order
– Greg Pearce
of Allegiance – Jim Tuten
Point of Personal
Privilege – Council member Pearce welcomed members of the Boy Scouts to
the meeting who are working on a communications merit badge.
Agenda – Adopted as amended. The following changes were made:
from the Columbia EMSA HIV/AIDS Housing Plan replaced the Historic Columbia
A public hearing
was added to Item 4A, Providence Hospital: JEDA Loan.
Item 2e (02-18MA,
zoning issue) was removed from the consent agenda.
The County Attorney
requested the addition of the redistricting map to the agenda and that it be
given first reading approval by title only.
of Proclamation – Council member Pearce declared November 11-17, 2001 Hunger
and Homelessness Awareness Week.
– AIDS Housing of Washington gave a presentation on their plan.
– Five people spoke
Report of County
Attorney for Executive Session Matters – The County Attorney recommended
the Land Purchase for the Fire Station and the Solid Waste Collection Contract
for executive session.
2001: Regular Session -- Approved as submitted.
2001: Zoning Public Hearing – Approved as submitted.
Report Of County
Waste Collection Contracts – Mr. McSwain requested Council to refer
this item to the Development and Services Committee for discussion regarding
the number of years of the contract.
Security – Mr. McSwain received a letter from Governor Hodges informing
him of the creation of a 14-member security council.
Heights – Assistant County Administrator Tony McDonald stated that there
was concern about the grant project and the funding strategies to complete
the project, and that the project is short $12,000.00. He stated that consensus
has been received from the City.
Hearings – Public hearings for items 1a, 1b, 1c, 1d, 1e, 2a, 2b, 2c, 2d
and 5a were opened and closed.
Consent Items – Items 1a, 1b, 1c, 1d, 1e, 2a, 2b, 2c, 2d, 2f, 2g, 4a, 4b,
4c1, 4c2, and 4c3 were approved.
1. Third Reading
Amendment: Road Closings – Council gave third reading approval of an
amendment to Sec. 21-9 of the County code with option to consider compensation
for relinquished easements on a case by case basis. Action: Administration/Legal/Public
Deed: 632 Kentucky Street – Council gave third reading approval of a
quitclaim deed for 632 Kentucky without compensation. Action: Administration/Legal/Public
Deed: Peyton Street – Council gave third reading approval of a quitclaim
deed for the Peyton Street parcel without compensation. Action: Administration/Legal/Public
Amendment: Landfills & Composting Facilities – Council gave third
reading approval of an ordinance amending the section of the code regulating
landfills. Action: Administration/Legal/Solid Waste/Special Services
Ordinance Amendment: Discharge of Firearms – Second reading approval.
Action: Legal/Sheriff’s Department
2. Second Reading
Fee Agreement for ALD – Second reading approval. Action: Administration/Legal
Multi-County Industrial Park Agreement for ALD – Second reading approval.
Fee Agreement for Virtual Growth – Second reading approval. Action:
Multi-County Industrial Park Agreement for Virtual Growth – Second reading
approval. Action: Administration/Legal
Charles Alford & D. Goodwin
From RU to M-1
1042 Gates Road – Second reading approval. Action: Planning/Legal
Stan Mack & Bennie Folk
From D-1 to C-3
10029 Broad River Road – Second reading approval. Action: Planning/Legal
From D-1 to C-3
Rah Rah Road – Second reading approval. Action: Planning/Legal
3. a. Redistricting
Ordinance – first reading approval was given in title only
4. Report of
Development and Services Committee
Agreement: Columbia Owens/STARBASE – Council gave second reading approval.
Action: Administration/Legal/Public Works
Closing of Valhalla Drive and Summit Parkway to Through Truck Traffic –
Council gave first reading approval. Action: Administration/Legal/Public
- Award of
Contract: Phase II, Haskell Heights Sanitary Sewer Project – Council
approved. Action: Administration/Legal/Public Works
5. Report of
Administration and Finance Committee
Hospital: JEDA Loan – Council approved. Action: Administration
- EMS: Grant
for Improvements – Council approved. Action: Administration/Es
Vehicle Purchase – Council approved. Action: Sheriff’s Department/Procurement
Law Enforcement Block Grant – Council approved. Action: Sheriff’s
Lab Services Grant– Council approved. Action: Sheriff’s Department/Procurement
Grant– Council authorized the County Administrator to extend $250,000
from the designated GIS fund issue and to require that the purchase be
compatible with the GPS. Action: Administration/Sheriff’s Department
6. Report of
Rules and Appointments Committee – Livingston notified Council of vacancies
on the following boards:
- The Midlands
Commission on Homelessness – 1
- Music Festival
Commission - 1
Input – No one spoke
- Fire Station
Contract – Council authorized the County Administrator to negotiate
a contract with Estates Properties, LLC, approve the purchase of the land
and bring back information on a bond for countywide fire service.
- Solid Waste
Contract – The item was forwarded to the Development and Services Committee.
9. Motion Period/Announcements
– Council member Tuten made a motion to petition the court to close
Old Lorick Road.
- Brill –
Council member Brill made a motion to have the Parents Commission present
at the next council meeting.
- Scott –
Council member Scott placed Council on notice that she is running for
Council Chair in 2002.