COUNTY ADMINISTRATORíS REPORT OF COUNCIL ACTIONS

REGULAR SESSION MEETING

APRIL 18, 2000

6:00 p.m.

 

CALL TO ORDER- Kit Smith

INVOCATION - Jim Tuten

PRESENTATION OF PROCLAMATION - Council Member Susan Brill presented a Proclamation commending Eagle Scout Andrew D. Woodham, III.

RICHLAND 101 GRADUATION - The County Administrator commended graduates and presented each graduate with a certificate of completion.

PRESENTATION FROM PALMETTO HEALTH ALLIANCE - Mr. Suddeth, Vice-Chair of the Board, and Mr. Freeman, CEO, gave a report on the financial status of the Alliance and other aspects of the merger.

CITIZENíS INPUT - several citizens spoke to items on the agenda.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Special Called Meeting, March 28, 2000 - Adopted as submitted.

Regular Session, April 4, 2000 - Adopted as submitted.

ADOPTION OF AGENDA - Adopted with the addition of the Palmetto Health Alliance Presentation.

REPORT OF COUNTY ATTORNEY FOR EXECUTIVE SESSION MATTERS - No executive session items.

REPORT OF COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR

  1. Status of Agreement with City of Columbia for Disposal of Solid Waste - The County Administrator has reviewed the contract with the City for disposal of C&D waste and has given a six-month notification of termination to City due to the Countyís C&D Landfill reaching capacity. The County will renegotiate terms with the City.
  2. Judge Wombleís Office Space - The County Administrator reported that the County is currently under negotiation with Forest Acres and will provide a status to Council shortly.
  3. County Easter Egg Hunt - The County Administrator reported that an employee organization, From Richland With Love, coordinated donations from County employees to put on an Easter Egg Hunt for neighborhood children this past weekend. About 35 children participated. The County Administrator thanked County employees for their generosity.
  4. Finance Director - The County Administrator recognized Tonya Dunham, who was promoted to Finance Director

1. THIRD READING ITEMS

  1. 00-10MA, Edward Holcombe, from PDD to Amended PDD, Rauch Metz Road - Third reading approval of this zoning change. Action: PLANNING/LEGAL
  2. 00-18MA, Todd Corley, from RG-2 to C-3, Broad River Road - Third reading approval of this zoning change. Action: PLANNING/LEGAL
  3. 00-22MA, Thomas Walker, from D-1 to PDD, 2000 Longstown Road - Third reading approval of this zoning change. Action: PLANNING/LEGAL
  4. Ordinance Amendment to the Zoning Code (deletion of special exception for commercial uses in rural zones) - Referred to Planning Commission. Action: PLANNING
2. SECOND READING ITEMS
  1. 99-055MA, from RU to M-1, Wilson Boulevard, Robert Fuller - Second reading given to this zoning change. Info: PLANNING/LEGAL
  2. Conveyance of Water Lines on Maingate Drive to the City of Columbia - Second reading approval of an ordinance authorizing the conveyance of water lines on Maingate Drive relocated by the County as part of the Spring Valley Drainage Project. Info: LEGAL/PUBLIC WORKS
  3. Land Acquisition for School District One - Second reading approval of exchanging 4 acres of County property adjacent to Horrell Hill Elementary School for free rent for two years at the Dutch Fork Magistrateís Office. Final decision as to how to dispose of this property will be resolved by third reading. Info: LEGAL/ADMINISTRATION
  4. d. Eau Claire Cooperative Health Center Request for Funding - Authorized the County Administrator to enter into an agreement with Richland Memorial Board of Trustees and implement such an agreement consisting with the terms agreed to and proposed by the Richland Memorial Hospital Board consistent with the accomplishments of each of the following terms:

    1. The County will allocate $10,000 for a facilitator, to be reimbursed by the Hospital;
    2. The concept of the agreement must be approved by the Palmetto Health Alliance Board;
    3. The County will hire, pay for the facilitator and oversee the process that results in a successful, cooperative integration of the Eau Claire Health Center and Richland Health Care Association that is supported by the governing boards of each of the Health Care Associations; and gave second reading approval to the appropriation of $100,000.00; and furthermore, before third reading of the ordinance, the professional consultant will give a status report of the negotiations. Action: ADMINISTRATION
3.  FIRST READING ITEM
  1. Fee-In-Lieu-Of-Taxes Agreement with Lamson & Sessions - Gave first reading approval of an ordinance amending the 1999 lease agreement with Lamson & Sessions to include Quatro Mid-Atlantic Resources as an additional lessee. Info: ADMINISTRATION/LEGAL
4.   REPORT OF RULES AND APPOINTMENTS COMMITTEE
  1. Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee - Re-advertised due to no applications received. Action: CLERK OF COUNCIL
  2. Historic Columbia Foundation - Mr. Willie L. Harriford, Jr. appointed to fill an unexpired term ending January 31, 2002. Action: CLERK OF COUNCIL

5.   CITIZENíS INPUT - Several citizens spoke.

6.   MOTION PERIOD

  1. Smith - Moved to adopt a Proclamation recognizing Teen Pregnancy Awareness Month. Action: CLERK OF COUNCIL
  2. McEachern - Moved to adopt a Proclamation recognizing Viola Boatwright for her retirement from the Columbia Magistrateís Office. Action: CLERK OF COUNCIL
  3. Scott - Moved that Council to take up consideration of the Olympia Redevelopment Project and the Proposed Access Road for Tarmac. As part of this motion I asked that these items be considered along with the proposal to create a Tax Increment Financing District for Olympia and the surrounding areas and that these items be considered at the April 25 Administration and Finance Committee. I further request that staff make any preparations and continue whatever conversations that may be necessary with the City of Columbia, Tarmac, Diversified Development, Richland County School District One, and the community as may be needed to discuss such consideration. Action: ADMINISTRATION

  4. Brill - Announced that the Appearance Commission is reviewing the billboard ordinance for recommendation to Planning Commission, who will then make a recommendation to Council.

7.   ADJOURNMENT