Columbia Star

City Council passes ordinance regarding stolen guns


Columbia City Council held its monthly meeting Tuesday, September 20.

Council approved the second reading of an ordinance 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 or stolen firearms; or firearms recovered from crimes or criminal activity.

Council approved the first reading of an annexation, future land use map amendment, and zoning map amendment for 218 Carolina Street, 157 Saskatoon Drive, 79.05 acres N/S Percival Road, 4407 Percival Road, and 0.775 acres E/S Newland Road.

Council approved the first reading of a future land use map amendment and a zoning map amendment for 12.59 acres of the Shop Road Extension.

A first reading of a zoning map amendment for 2470 Millwood Avenue, 2514 Cherry Street, 2520 Cherry Street, and 0.05 acres W/S Cherry Street was denied.

Council approved the first reading of the following ordinances:

•Granting an encroachment to Jay’s Bar and Grill for the use of the right of way area of the 900 block of Gervais Street for the installation and maintenance of one hanging sign, one gate with two brick columns, horizontal metal railings and cables to be added to existing brick columns and to the south end of the covered porch, a black metal railing on the covered porch, and a wall-mounted television adjacent to 902 Gervais Street, Suite F; and

•Granting a Franchise to Ride Jaunt, LLC for operation of a micro-transit free-ride service in the downtown University of South Carolina area.

Council approved the following event resolutions:

•Authorizing consumption of beer and wine only at Paint the Town Garnet and Black––U.S.C. Homecoming Event at 747 Saluda Avenue, perimeter around the Fountain Plaza, 727 Harden Street parking lot and the 2000 block of Greene Street on Friday, October 28;

•Authorizing consumption of beer, wine and liquor at the Gervais Street Bridge Dinner at the Gervais Street Bridge on Sunday, October 9; and

•Authorizing consumption of beer, wine and liquor within Boyd Plaza adjacent to the Columbia Museum of Art for the Diwali Kickoff Party on Thursday, October 20.

Council also passed a resolution authorizing the city manager to execute a Quiet Zone Construction agreement With special provisions between the City of Columbia and Norfolk Southern Railroad.

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