Columbia Star

Columbia City Council extends mask ordinance


The Columbia City Council held a virtual meeting Tuesday, September 15.

Council approved an emergency ordinance to extend the city’s mask ordinance. The ordinance was set to expire in October, but now will last for 61 more days.

Council approved the first reading of an ordinance repealing a previous ordinance to grant an encroachment to Kenzil Summey and Alison Lee for the placement and maintenance of a steel Palmetto Tree with concrete foundation within the sidewalk right of way area of the northern side of the 500 block of Lady Street adjacent to 1313 Pulaski Street.

Another ordinance that received a first reading approval granted an encroachment to Richard and Jeanette Ladson for the use of the right of way area of the 700 block of Abelia Road for the installation and maintenance of a garden wall, landscaping, and irrigation adjacent to 701 Abelia Road and 3827 Devine Street.

During the zoning public hearing, council approved the first reading of an ordinance for an annexation and zoning map amendment for 166 Grove Road and 906 Brantley Road.

Council also approved the first reading of an annexation, comprehensive plan map amendment, and zoning map amendment for 2125 Apple Valley Road, 3834 and 3836 West Beltline Boulevard, an 18.1- acre portion of 300 Clemson Road, and 3801 Eureka Street.

The first readings of a zoning map amendment for 1232 Whittaker Drive; 901, 903, 911, and 919 South Edisto Avenue; and 1801 Assembly Street were approved.

The first readings of a zoning map and text amendment for 1601 Hampton Street and 2531 Gervais Street were approved.

Councilmen Daniel Rickenmann and Will Brennan were appointed to the Fire Advisory Committee.

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