Council held its monthly meeting Tuesday, September 6.
Council approved the honorary naming of the intersection of Adams Grove Road and Colonial Drive as “Willie A. Tompkins Sr. Drive.” Mayor Daniel Rickenmann proclaimed September Sickle Cell Disease Awareness Month. He also proclaimed it National Infant Mortality Awareness Month.
Council approved the first reading of the following ordinances:
• Amending Ordinance 2022-052 to adopt the budget for the City of Columbia, South Carolina, for the Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2023; and
•Amending the 1998 Code of Ordinances of the City of Columbia, South Carolina, Chapter 14, Offenses and Miscellaneous Provisions, Article I, In General, Sec. 14-7 reporting of lost/stolen firearms; firearms recovered from crimes or criminal activity.
Council approved the following resolutions:
• Authorizing the city manager to execute a Purchase and Sales Agreement between the City of Columbia and Reverend W.J. Grier and Effie F. Grier, as cotrustees of the Grier Family Revocable Living Trust dated the 4th day of March, 2019 for the purchase of property located at 1109 Columbia College Drive;
• Authorizing the city manager and fire chief to execute an Automatic Aid Agreement for fire service response between the County of Lexington, County of Richland, and City of Columbia; and
• Approval for Release of Agreement regarding two lots at 1796 Shady Lane.
Council approved the following event resolutions:
•Authorizing consumption of beer, wine, and liquor at JerryFest at the Five Points Fountain on Sunday, October 2, with a rain contingency date of Sunday, October 9;
•Authorizing consumption of beer, wine, and liquor at the Palmetto Peanut Boil Fundraiser in the 2900 block of Devine Street on Saturday, October 8, with a rain contingency date of Saturday, October 15; and
•Authorizing consumption of beer and wine only at Jubilee: Festival of Black History & Culture within the 1800, 1900 and 2000 blocks of Marion Street between Richland Street and Elmwood Avenue and the 1400 block of Richland Street between Marion Street and Bull Street on Saturday, September 17.
Paul Bouknight was appointed to the Columbia Museum of Art Commission for a five-year term.