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, September 25, 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 July 23, 2001 Regular Session Meeting were approved as submitted.

Adoption of Agenda – The agenda was adopted as amended, adding Item E, an Executive Session item regarding land purchase, under Items for Action, and adding Item A under Items for Discussion/Information regarding the Department of Natural Resources relating to Lake Murray Hydrilla.

1. Items for Action

  1. Detention Center: Food Service Management – The Committee unanimously recommended Council authorize staff to negotiate and enter into a contract for the Food Service Management for the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center. Staff was directed to provide all Council members with the different menus and their costs prior to the upcoming Council meeting on October 2nd.
  2. Sheriff’s Department – The Committee unanimously recommended that Council authorize the purchase of eight Fleet Crown Victorias and 33 Crown Victorias to replace aging, high mileage vehicles, in the budgeted amounts of $202,400 and 834,900, respectively.
  3. Legal: Ordinance Amendment, Discharge of Firearms – The Committee unanimously recommended that Council approve an amendment to Section 18-1 of the Richland County Code of Ordinances, deleting all exceptions relating to the discharge of a firearm within two hundred yards of a school except "in the lawful defense of life and property," as well as adding a new provision to provide for penalties for violation of the section.
  4. Carolina Carillon Holiday Parade – The Committee forwarded this item to Council with no recommendation.
  5. EXECUTIVE SESSION ITEM: Land Purchase for Fire Station – The Council unanimously recommended to forward this item to the full Council for their discussion and consideration.

2. Items for Discussion/Information

  1. Department of Natural Resources: Lake Murray Hydrilla – The Committee denied this $5,000 funding request.

Adjournment - The Committee adjourned at 6:51 p.m.


Staffed by Pam Davis