COUNTY ADMINISTRATORíS REPORT OF COUNCIL ACTIONS

REGULAR SESSION MEETING

JUNE 6, 2000

6:00 p.m.

 

CALL TO ORDER - Kit Smith

INVOCATION - Jim Tuten

CITIZEN'S INPUT - no one spoke.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

- Regular Session, May 16, 2000 - Adopted as submitted.
- Zoning Public Hearing, May 23, 2000 - Adopted as submitted.
- Special Called Meeting, May 23, 2000 - Adopted as submitted.
- Special Called Meeting, May 25, 2000 - Adopted as submitted.

ADOPTION OF AGENDA - Adopted with the addition of three rezoning requests under Second reading items.

REPORT OF COUNTY ATTORNEY FOR EXECUTIVE SESSION MATTERS - No other executive session items to report other than that listed on agenda under Executive Session.

REPORT OF COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR

  1. Two Employee Grievances - Two grievances were presented to Council, with Council accepting the County Administrator's recommendation for both.

1. THIRD READING ITEMS

  1. Budget Amendment for the Atlas Road Sewer Project - Third reading approval and public hearing given for this budget amendment in the amount of $48,900 to provide match funding for the Atlas Road Sewer Project. Action: FINANCE/ADMINISTRATION
  2. Ordinance authorizing the execution of a lease with Columbia Cellular Telephone Company for the construction and operation of a cellular communications tower at the Richland County Judicial Center, 1701 Main Street in Richland County - Third reading approval and public hearing given for this ordinance authorizing the execution of a lease. Action: LEGAL/ADMINISTRATION
  3. Robert W. Mitchum, from RS-2 to C-3, Rabon Road - Third reading approval of this zoning change. Action: PLANNING/LEGAL

2. SECOND READING ITEMS

a. FY 2000/2001 Richland County Budget Ordinance - Public hearing given, followed by second reading approval of the following:

School District One: Amended budget to reduce amount by $389,062, for a total of $103,358,865.
School District Two: $44,000,549, as approved on first reading.
Recreation Commission: Amended budget to reduce amount by $549,335 for a total of $4,681,886.
Fire Service: Amended budget to reduce amount by $302,500 for a total of $5,988,380, with directive to clarify $90,000 carryover issue.
Midlands Technical School: $3,022,143, as approved on first reading.
Capital: $915,000, as approved on first reading.
General Fund: Amended budget to increase amount by $208,920, for a total of $33,527,955.

This total amount reflects the following motions:

Addition of $90,060 to the Sheriff's Department budget to fund two arson investigators.
Landfill: $1,852,129, as adopted on first reading.
Capital Replacement: Amended budget to reduce amount by $178,000 for a total of $2,632,954.
Mental Health: $1,048,000, as adopted on first reading.
Library: Amended budget to reduce amount by $410,231 for a total amount of $11,280,644.
Riverbanks Zoo - $1,108,121, as approved on first reading.
Stormwater Management: $531,370, as approved on first reading.

  1. Extension of Billboard Moratorium - Second reading approval given to an ordinance extending the billboard moratorium to September 25, 2000. Info: PLANNING
  2. 00-30MA, Lee Rogers, from D-1 to C-3, Broad River and Kennerly Roads - Second reading approval given to this rezoning request. Info: LEGAL/PLANNING
  3. 00-32MA, Joe Clark, from PDD to PDD, from RU to PDD, Hardscrabble Road - Second reading approval given to this rezoning request. Info: LEGAL/PLANNING
  4. 00-33MA, R. Laine Ligon, from C-1 to C-3, 1546, 1548 and 1550 Leesburg Road - Second reading approval given to this rezoning request. Info: LEGAL/PLANNING

3. FIRST READING ITEMS

  1. FY 2000/2001 Millage Ordinances - First reading given to millage ordinances for the agencies shown in 2a, with millage rates tentatively set at the budget amount approved. Info: FINANCE/AUDITOR
  2. Ordinance authorizing lease agreement with Blue Cross and Blue Shield - First reading approval given to this ordinance enabling the County to enter into a lease agreement for the purpose of receiving an economic development incentive of a fee-in-lieu-of-taxes. Info: LEGAL/ADMINISTRATION

4. RESOLUTION

  1. Resolution authorizing an Inducement and Millage Rate Agreement between Blue Cross and Blue Shield and Richland County - Approved. Action: LEGAL/ADMINISTRATION

5. REPORT OF DEVELOPMENT AND SERVICES COMMITTEE

  1. Gills Creek Restoration Project - Approved a non-binding letter of intent as needed to proceed with the Corps of Engineers grant proposal. Action: ADMINISTRATION
  2. Budget Amendment for the Broad River Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade - First reading approval of a budget amendment in the amount of $1,200,000 from the Broad River Regional Enterprise Fund for land acquisition and engineering services. Info: UTILITIES/FINANCE
  3. Award of contract for Phase II of the Atlas Road Sewer Project - Approved award of contract in the amount of $734,866.75 to Site Group for sewer construction. Action: UTILITIES/PROCUREMENT
  4. Change order for the Nazery Circle Construction Contract - Approved a change order in the amount of $40,873.00 for the installation of additional storm drainage lines. Action: PUBLIC WORKS/PROCUREMENT
  5. Purchase of Equipment for the County Road Maintenance Division - Approved the purchase of a backhoe/loader, walking excavator and tandem dump truck for a total of $237,578.31. Action: PUBLIC WORKS/PROCUREMENT
  6. Resolution to participate in the Central Midlands Regional Transportation Authority - Approved Resolution and agreement to participate in the Authority. Action: ADMINISTRATION
  7. Award of Contracts for data analysis for GIS and Public Works - Approved award of contract to Thomas & Hutton Engineering in an amount not to exceed $27,000 for each project. Action: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY/PROCUREMENT

6. REPORT OF ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE COMMITTEE

  1. Richland County Coroner: Autopsy Contract Renewal - Approved contract renewal with Richland Pathology Association in the amount of $85,000 for FY 2000/01. Action: SHERIFF/PROCUREMENT
  2. Consolidated Services: Records Storage Contract Renewal - Approved contract renewal with Consolidated Services in the amount of $67,000 for FY 2000/01. Action: ADMINISTRATION
  3. Emergency Services: Purchase Orders Contract Renewal - Approved purchase orders for services rendered by City of Columbia, G&K Services, Motorola and SCANA in an estimated total amount of $155,000 for FY 2000/01. Action: EMERGENCY SERVICES/PROCUREMENT
  4. Sheriff's Department: Purchase of Dive Equipment - Approved the purchase of dive equipment in the amount of $36,944.78. Action: SHERIFF/PROCUREMENT
  5. Sheriff's Department: Purchase of Robot System - Approved purchase of a robot system in the amount of $38,850.00 to aid the Special Response Team in high risk situations. Action: SHERIFF/PROCUREMENT
  6. Columbia Cellular Telephone Lease - Council approved this item under Third Reading Items, 1b.
  7. Funding Strategies for the Township Auditorium - Endorsed the Township Auditorium Board's recommendation of turning the governance of the Township over to the Conference Center Commission with the following stipulations:

7. EXECUTIVE SESSION

  1. Contractual Matter: Legal Services - Received as information. Action: LEGAL

8. CITIZEN'S INPUT - No one spoke.

9. MOTION PERIOD

  1. Livingston - Gave notice that he will bring to Council a change in Council Rules to include School Board Members as ex-officio members of the Council's Economic Development Committee. Info: CLERK OF COUNCIL

10. ADJOURNMENT