Richland County Council

Administration and Finance Committee

Joseph McEachern, Chair

Paul Livingston

Anthony G. Mizzell

Joan Brady

James Tuten

District 7

District 4

District 11

District 8

District 2

Tuesday, April 24, 2001, 6:00 p.m.

Report of Actions

Call To Order – Joe McEachern, Committee Chair, called the meeting to order at 6:10.

Approval of Minutes – The minutes of the March 27, 2001 Regular Session Meeting were approved as submitted.

Adoption of Agenda – The agenda was adopted as submitted.


  1. EdVenture – The President of EdVenture, a children’s museum, made a presentation requesting the County Council’s consideration to make EdVenture either a millage agency, preferably, or a non-discretionary budget agency. The Committee directed staff to consider this request during the on-going budget work sessions.

Items for Action

  1. Administration: Authorization to Award Township Bid – The Committee unanimously recommended that Council authorize staff to award a contract to the lowest qualified bidder for the refurbishing of the Township Auditorium’s seats, in an amount not to exceed Council’s previously approved budget estimate of $600,000. Staff was also directed to notify Council before the bid is awarded.
  2. Legal: Discharge of Firearms – The Committee withdrew this item.
  3. Soil & Water: Soil and Water Stewardship Week Proclamation – The Committee unanimously recommended that Council approve this proclamation designating April 29 – May 5, 2001 as Soil and Water Stewardship Week.
  4. Heathwood Hall: Resolution for JEDA Bond Issuance – The Committee unanimously recommended that Council approve the revised resolution required for the issuance of bonds by JEDA for the Heathwood Hall Episcopal School project as required by the Enabling Act and authorize a public hearing for this purpose on May 15th.
  5. Police Officers’ Retirement – This item was scheduled for further discussion at a Special Called A&F Committee meeting on Monday, April 30th at 4:30 PM in the Administrator’s Back Conference Room.

Items for Discussion / Information

  1. Legal: Reapportionment – The County Attorney gave a report to the Committee. Each Council member was advised to meet individually with the demographer to discuss the shape of each member’s district.
  2. Communications Specialist – There was no report.

Adjournment - The Committee adjourned at 7:00 PM.

Staffed by Pam Davis