COUNTY ADMINISTRATORíS REPORT OF COUNCIL ACTIONS

REGULAR SESSION MEETING

JUNE 20, 2000

6:00 p.m.

 

CALL TO ORDER - Kit Smith

INVOCATION - Jim Tuten

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

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

- Regular Session, June 6, 2000 - Adopted as submitted.
- Special Called Meeting, June 15, 2000 - Adopted as submitted.

ADOPTION OF AGENDA - Adopted with a correction of the Richland Memorial Hospital Board list of applicants to include Dr. Rudolph Wise; and added 3f, Economic Development Committee Rules Change.

REPORT OF COUNTY ATTORNEY FOR EXECUTIVE SESSION MATTERS - No executive session matters on the agenda.

REPORT OF COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR

  1. Olympia TIF Ordinance - The County Administrator reported that the proposed Olympia TIF is pending review by the School District One Board and the City of Columbia. The Assistance Agreement will be completed once issues are resolved with the City and Tarmac. The County is planning on holding a joint County/City/School District community meeting in Olympia once agreement on the TIF is reached. Council moved to request DHEC to make a report to Council concerning its activities relating to Tarmac operations. Action: ADMINISTRATION

1. THIRD READING ITEMS

  1. 00-30MA, Lee Rogers, from D-1 to C-3, Broad River Road and Kennerly Roads - Third reading approval. Action: PLANNING/LEGAL
  2. 00-32MA, Joe Clark, from PDD to PDD and from RU to PDD, Hardscrabble Road - Third reading approval. Action: PLANNING/LEGAL
  3. 00-33MA, R. Laine Ligon, from C-1 to C-3, 1546, 1548 and 1550 Leesburg Road - Third reading approval. Action: PLANNING/LEGAL
  4. Extension of Billboard Moratorium - Third reading approval given to an ordinance extending the billboard moratorium to September 25, 2000. Action: PLANNING/LEGAL
  5. Eau Claire Cooperative Health Center - Deferred third reading until a solution to financial difficulties can be agreed upon, whether that be accomplished through a merger or some other solution, and a business plan is presented to Council that addresses Eau Claire's debt load. Council will then consider funding to relieve debt, but stressed that the County will not be relied upon as an ongoing funder of operations. Info: ADMINISTRATION/FINANCE

2. SECOND READING ITEMS

  1. Ordinance authorizing Lease Agreement with Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Second reading approval given to this ordinance enabling the County to enter into a lease agreement for the purpose of Blue Cross/Blue Shield receiving an economic development incentive of a fee-in-lieu-of-taxes. Info: LEGAL/ADMINISTRATION
  2. Budget Amendment: Broad River Wastewater Treatment Plant - Second 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: FINANCE/UTILITIES

3. REPORT OF RULES AND APPOINTMENTS COMMITTEE

  1. Appointments to the Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee - No applications were received for the three vacancies; therefore, the positions will be re-advertised. Action: CLERK OF COUNCIL
  2. Board of Adjustment Appeals - In response to advertising the three appointments needed for this Board, two applications were received after the deadline date. Therefore, the positions will be re-advertised. Action: CLERK OF COUNCIL
  3. Community Relations Council - Due to scheduling difficulties in holding interviews with applicants, these appointments are deferred in order to hold interviews prior to the next Council Meeting. Action: CLERK OF COUNCIL
  4. East Richland Public Service Commission - In response to advertising the one appointment needed for this Board, two applications were received after the deadline date. Therefore, the position will be re-advertised. Action: CLERK OF COUNCIL
  5. Richland Memorial Hospital Board - Re-appointed Mr. Otha Dillihay and Mr. Dennis A. Wilson to the Hospital Board, and re-advertised the remaining vacancy. Action: CLERK OF COUNCIL
  6. Rules Change: Economic Development Committee - Approved the addition of the three School Board Chairs from Districts One, Two and Five, or their designees, to serve as non-voting ex-officio members of the Economic Development Committee. Action: CLERK OF COUNCIL/ADMINISTRATION

4. REPORT OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

  1. Approval of Resolution: Bell Atlantic Mobile - Approved Resolution committing to the Town of Forest Acres that the Multi-County Industrial Park status of Bell Atlantic Mobile's Call Center in the Richland Fashion Mall will not alter or reduce Bell Atlantic Mobile's taxes paid to Forest Acres. Action: ADMINISTRATION

5. CITIZEN'S INPUT - One citizen spoke.

6. MOTION PERIOD

  1. Scott - Requested that the County Administrator make a report to Council on the County's insurance program. Action: ADMINISTRATION/HUMAN RESOURCES
  2. Pearce - Refer to the Rules and Appointments Committee the development of a policy concerning the use of Council stationary for political purposes. Action: CLERK OF COUNCIL
  3. McEachern - Referred to the next Council Meeting a Proclamation commending Dr. Andy Chisolm and a Proclamation commending Bernice Skinner. Action: CLERK OF COUNCIL
  4. Meetze - Referred to the next Council Meeting a Proclamation commending the Sheriff on the use of state constables, and Proclamations to each state constable working with the Richland County Sheriff's Department. Action: CLERK OF COUNCIL
  5. Brill - Announced that the County Appearance Commission will be meeting on June 21st with the City Appearance Commission to discuss the City and County moratoriums on billboards.
  6. Morris - Requested that Kit Smith send a letter of apology to those who received a political letter from her that was written on Council stationary.
  7. Smith - Moved to approve the following Council Meeting schedule for July:
    Council Meeting: July 11th, 6:00 pm
    Committee Meetings: July 19th, 5:00 and 6:00 pm
    Council Meeting: July 25, 6:00 pm
    Zoning Public Hearing: July 25, 7:00 pm
    NO MEETINGS ON JULY 4th and JULY 18th
    Action: CLERK OF COUNCIL
  8. Mizzell - Provided notice to Council that he will be presenting Council with a local option sales tax ordinance at the next Committee Meeting and may request a Special Called Meeting in August in order to meet the Election Commission deadline for placing the matter on the November ballot.

7. ADJOURNMENT