2018-09-07 / Government / Neighborhood

Columbia City Council approves funding requests


Richland County Coroner Gary Watts accepted a proclamation proclaiming September 2018 as Infant Safe Sleep Month. Richland County Coroner Gary Watts accepted a proclamation proclaiming September 2018 as Infant Safe Sleep Month. The Columbia City Council held its monthly meeting Tuesday, May 4.

Council approved a list of Hospitality Tax Funding requests. Among the requests approved were $28,000 for the South Carolina State Fair, $40,000 for the USC Gamecock Club; $130,000 for the Girl Scouts, $75,000 for the NCAA Basketball Tournament, $20,000 for the Eau Claire Unity Fest, $25,000 for Epworth, $50,000 for the National Collegiate Marching Band, $25,000 for the Greenview Reunion, $75,000 for the Five Points Merchants Clean & Safe Program, $25,000 for the Love Peace and Hip-Hop Festival, $10,000 for Cinco De Mayo, $75,000 for Cameras, $35,000 for the State Museum, $20,000 for Keep the Midlands Beautiful; $30,000 for City of Women, and $18,000 for Auntie Karen Foundation Legends Concert.

Alexina Furgess was reappointed to the Columbia Housing Authority. Ronald Anderson was appointed to the Central Midlands Regional Transportation Authority.


Kendall Wallace was recognized as The First Tee Columbia MVP and the Male Newcomer Athlete of the Year. Kendall Wallace was recognized as The First Tee Columbia MVP and the Male Newcomer Athlete of the Year. Council approved a request to post “No Thru Truck” restrictions on Holly Street from Rosewood Drive to Devine Street.

Council approved the first reading of an ordinance granting an easement to South Carolina Electric and Gas Company for a portion of city-owned property identified as 1900 Calhoun Street for relocation of a transmission line for the Bull Street Development project. Another ordinance receiving first reading approval granted an encroachment to Sandra B. McGuckin and Lawrence Page McGuckin for the installation and maintenance of landscaping, an irrigation system, and a previous paver parking pad within the right of way area of the 2000 block of Wheat Street.

Council approved a resolution authorizing the city manager to execute a sublease agreement with Celia Saxon Shopping Center, LLC for the lease of Suites 110 and 112 at 2012 Harden Street for the City Health Center.

Another resolution approved authorized the acceptance and dedication of streets known as Buck Ridge Drive and Marshdeer Way.

Council approved the second reading of an annexation, comprehensive plan map amendment, and zoning map amendment for 134 Coopers Nursery Road and 107 Riding Grove Road.

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