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 30, 2001, 4:30 p.m.

Report of Actions

Call To Order – Joe McEachern, Committee Chair, called the meeting to order at 4:40.

Adoption of Agenda – The agenda was adopted as submitted.

Items for Action

  1. Administration: Bond for Detention Center Expansion and Other Projects – The Committee unanimously recommended that Council give first reading to an ordinance authorizing the sale of General Obligation bonds for the purpose of funding projects associated with the Detention Center, the Township Auditorium, the GIS system, telephone system, and voting machines. The amount of the bonds is not to exceed $20,600,000. Staff was also directed to provide additional information on these projects.
  2. Administration: Police Officers’ Retirement – The Committee unanimously recommended that Council approve this item with the following conditions:
    1. The employee making the request must be retiring.
    2. The employee must be a member of the Police Officers Retirement System at the time he or she retires.
    3. The employee must have had previous service under the Regular Retirement System while in the same (or similar) job that he or she is in upon retirement.
    4. The amount of time that can be converted cannot exceed ten years.
    5. Only service time with Richland County is eligible to be converted.
    6. Employees taking advantage of this program must do so by the end of the 2001-02 fiscal year, i.e., June 30, 2002. The Committee directed the County Administrator to recommend an alternative end-date for this benefit.

 Adjournment - The Committee adjourned at 5:45 p.m.

Staffed by Pam Davis