2017-10-06 / Government / Neighborhood

Council recognizes proclamations, business spotlight

By Josh Cruse


Sara Barber (r), executive director of the South Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, and Nancy Barton, executive director of Sistercare, accept the proclamation proclaiming October 2017 as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Sara Barber (r), executive director of the South Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, and Nancy Barton, executive director of Sistercare, accept the proclamation proclaiming October 2017 as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Columbia City Council held its monthly meeting Tuesday, October 3.

Council approved the first reading of an ordinance authorizing the city manager to execute a quit claim deed and any other necessary documents to convey an unopened portion of Willow Street containing approximately 0.39 acres.

Another ordinance receiving first reading approval transferred unopened portion of Marion and Catawba Streets to USC.

Mayor Steve Benjamin proclaimed October 2017 as National Community Planning Month.

Another approved resolution authorized the city manager to execute a statewide mutual aid agreement for catastrophic disaster response and recovery.


Tonna Okei accepts the proclamation from Mayor Steve Benjamin proclaiming October 15, 2017, as Nigeria’s Independence Day. Tonna Okei accepts the proclamation from Mayor Steve Benjamin proclaiming October 15, 2017, as Nigeria’s Independence Day. The final resolution to receive approval ratified and authorized the city manager to accept a quit-claim deed from the South Carolina Department of Mental Health for a 2.97 acre portion of Richland County and for the city manager to execute documents to consummate the purchase.

Council also approved the second reading of an ordinance granting an encroachment to Woodcreek Development, LLC, for installation and maintenance of two brick walls, two brick columns, curbing, guttering, landscaping, an irrigation system, paving, two raised medians, and lighting within the right of way area of the 2000 block of Woodcreek Farms Road.



Columbia City Council approves a resolution approving the honorary naming of the 5000 block of Monticello Road between Summit and Dixie Streets as “Bishop Robert L. Bishop Way.” Robin Bishop McCray, Angela Bishop Hammond, Aaron Bishop, and Dr. Regina Thompson were at the meeting to accept the resolution. Columbia City Council approves a resolution approving the honorary naming of the 5000 block of Monticello Road between Summit and Dixie Streets as “Bishop Robert L. Bishop Way.” Robin Bishop McCray, Angela Bishop Hammond, Aaron Bishop, and Dr. Regina Thompson were at the meeting to accept the resolution.

Betty Price, with CARBRA Construction and Design, accept an award as the Business Spotlight Program Honoree. Betty Price, with CARBRA Construction and Design, accept an award as the Business Spotlight Program Honoree.

Allie, Poppy, and Drew Mood accept a proclamation proclaiming October 9, 2017 as PANS/PANDAS Awareness Day. Allie, Poppy, and Drew Mood accept a proclamation proclaiming October 9, 2017 as PANS/PANDAS Awareness Day.

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