COUNTY ADMINISTRATORíS REPORT OF COUNCIL ACTIONS

REGULAR SESSION MEETING

MAY 9, 2000

6:00 p.m.

 

CALL TO ORDER - Kit Smith

INVOCATION - Jim Tuten

PRESENTATION: Status Report on Public Health Services - Dr. Sue Haddock presented status of fact-finding relative to a proposed merger between Eau Claire Health Care Center and Richland Health Care Association.

CITIZEN'S INPUT - Several citizens spoke to issues found on the agenda.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

- Regular Session, April 18, 2000 - Adopted as submitted.
- Special Called Meeting, April 25, 2000 - Adopted as submitted.
- Zoning Public Hearing, April 25, 2000 - Adopted as submitted.

ADOPTION OF AGENDA - Adopted as submitted.

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

REPORT OF COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR

  1. Administrator's Recommended Budget FY2000-2001 - In the County Administrator's absence, the Finance Director provided a brief overview of the Administrator's Recommended Budget.
  2. Report of Register of Deeds Office - The Registrar of Deeds, John Norris, announced that the Register of Deeds had won a SC Archives Year 200 Innovation Award and thanked Council for its support. Mr. Norris also presented Council with a $5,000 royalty check as compensation from the County's vendor, Team IA, for other counties purchasing Richland County's data and imaging system.
  3. Water/Sewer Work Session - Assistant County Administrator Tony McDonald requested that Council schedule a work session for water/sewer issues.

1. THIRD READING ITEMS

  1. Ordinance authorizing Quit-Claim Deed to R. Michael Baker - Third reading and public hearing given. Action: LEGAL
  2. Ordinance authorizing deed to water lines for HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital - Third reading approval and public hearing given. Action: LEGAL
  3. Ordinance authorizing Quit-Claim Deed to Richland School District One - Moved to deed County-owned property adjacent to Horrell Hill Elementary School to School District One in exchange for $5.00. This action will be placed on the next Council agenda for third reading. Info: LEGAL
  4. Ordinance authorizing deed to the City of Columbia for certain water lines for Spring Valley drainage improvements along Maingate Drive and upper Pine Lake in the Greengate Subdivision - Third reading and public hearing given. Action: LEGAL/PUBLIC WORKS
  5. 99-055MA, Robert Fuller, from RU to M-1, Wilson Boulevard - Denied. Info: PLANNING

2. SECOND READING ITEMS

  1. 00-24MA, Kevin Meetze, from RU to M-1, E/S Howard Coogler Road - Second reading approval given to this rezoning request. Info: PLANNING/ZONING
  2. 00-25MA, Stewart Mungo, from RU to PUD, Koon Road - Second reading given to this rezoning request. Info: PLANNING/ZONING
  3. 00-26MA, Stewart Mungo, from RU to PUD, Kennerly Road - Second reading given to this rezoning request. Info: PLANNING/ZONING
  4. Ordinance authorizing an assignment from Lamson & Sessions to Quatro Mid-Atlantic of of Lamson & Sessions' interests in the County-Lamson & Sessions FILOT Lease as to the real property portion of the project; a County-Quatro FILOT Lease; and related amendments to the County-Lamson & Sessions Inducement Agreement, FILOT Lease and Escrow Agreement - Second reading given. Info: LEGAL/ADMINISTRATION

3. REPORT OF DEVELOPMENT AND SERVICES COMMITTEE

  1. Budget amendment for the Atlas Road Sewer Project - First reading approval of an appropriation in the amount of $48,900.00 from the fund balance to provide a cash match for the Atlas Road Sewer Project. Info: ADMINISTRATION/FINANCE
  2. Additional funding for MS4/NPDES Permit - Approved abandonment of Stoops Creek Detention Project in order to access additional funding for FY 99/00 implementation of the County's MS4/NPDES permit. Action: PUBLIC WORKS/PROCUREMENT
  3. Broad River Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade - Approved upgrade along with the funding strategy as recommended by the Utilities Director. Action: UTILITIES/PROCUREMENT/FINANCE

4. REPORT OF ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE COMMITTEE

  1. Olympia Redevelopment - First reading approval of an ordinance authorizing an Olympia area Tax Increment Financing District and directed the Administrator to finalize the Assistance Agreement between the County, City, Tarmac and Diversified Development by third reading of this ordinance. Action: ADMINISTRATION/LEGAL/FINANCE
  2. Detention Center's Produce and Egg Contract - Renewed contract with Senn Brothers in the amount of $50,000 for FY 00-01. Action: DETENTION CENTER/PROCUREMENT
  3. Detention Center's Milk and Milk Products Contract - Renewed contract with Coburg Dairy in the amount of $100,000 for FY 00-01. Action: DETENTION CENTER/PROCUREMENT
  4. Detention Center's Bread Contract - Renewed contract with Merita in the amount of $50,000 for FY 00-01. Action: DETENTION CENTER/PROCUREMENT
  5. Maintenance of the Bluff Road Facility Housing and Energy Plant - Renewed contract with W.B. Guimarin & Company in the amount of $78,000 for maintenance of the Detention Center for FY 00-01. Action: DETENTION CENTER/PROCUREMENT
  6. Amendment to Central Midlands' Creating Agreement - Approved amendment to establish ex-officio membership for the legislative delegation. Action: ADMINISTRATION
  7. Project Harvey Procurement - Authorized the County to enter into contracts with the lowest responsible bidder, contingent upon the State's approval of the necessary additional funds. Action: ADMINISTRATION/PROCUREMENT
  8. Haskell Heights Sewer Project - Approved the commitment of $49,700 in grant matching funds to be budgeted in the FY 00-01 grant match budget. Action: ADMINISTRATION/FINANCE

5. REPORT OF RULES AND APPOINTMENTS COMMITTEE

  1. Notification of vacancies on Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee, Board of Assessment Appeals, Community Relations Council, East Richland Public Service, JTPA Private Industry Council, and Richland Memorial Hospital - Directed that these vacancies be advertised. Action: CLERK OF COUNCIL
  2. Riverbanks Zoo Board Appointments - Mr. Livingston stated a letter from the Lexington County Council was received requesting to appoint a vacant position to serve out a term and then it would rotate between counties. An agreement needed to be reached in terms of how long that person might serve and to agree to allow Lexington County to appoint the person at this time. Council approved informing Lexington County that Richland County concurs and would like to see amendments to the intergovernmental agreement with specific years. Action: CLERK OF COUNCIL

6. CITIZEN'S INPUT - Several citizens spoke to various issues.

7. MOTION PERIOD

  1. Smith - Moved to schedule a water/sewer work session on Tuesday, May 16th at 3:00. Action: ADMINISTRATION/UTILITIES
  2. Smith - Moved to schedule budget work sessions on May 17th and May 22nd at 4:00 pm. Action: FINANCE
  3. Pearce - With consent of Council, motion made and approved to give first reading by title only to an ordinance authorizing the execution of a lease with Bell Atlantic Mobile for construction and operation of cellular communication devices at the Judicial Center. Further, authorized Bell Atlantic Mobile to proceed with installation at their own risk prior to third reading. Action: ADMINISTRATION/LEGAL
  4. Pearce - With consent of Council, approved a Proclamation recognizing the month of May, 2000 as Mental Health Awareness Month. Action: CLERK OF COUNCIL
  5. Brill - Directed staff to ensure that the Genesis Cable issue is resolved by July 1, 2000. Action: ADMINISTRATION
  6. Smith - Announced that Council will have a legal briefing during its next Council Meeting. Action: LEGAL
  7. Smith - Announced that a Council representative is needed for the Grants Committee.
  8. Scott - Announced that Eastover's MayFest will be held on May 13th and encouraged Council Members to attend.
  9. Smith - Announced that the next Citizen Forum will be held on May 30th at Hand Middle School.

8. ADJOURNMENT