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CITY OF ANDERSON COUNCIL

5:00 PM Work Session Stormwater Projects

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CITY OF ANDERSON COUNCIL AGENDA

January 13, 2020

INVOCATION: Council Member Beatrice Thompson

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RESPECTS TO FLAG: Council Member Rick Laughridge

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SPECIAL RECOGNITION: Public Works Division American Public Works Association

Tagged Interests: recognition, Public Works, and public works

2019 Project of the Year Award

Approval of Minutes of December 9, 2019

A. OLD BUSINESS:

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1. Request second reading of Ordinance 20-01 amending Article I of Chapter 46 of the City Code to add requirements for fire prevention and protection

and the enforcement thereof.
Tagged Interests: ordinance

B. NEW BUSINESS:

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1. Request consideration of two proposals for professional engineering services regarding South Murray Avenue/South Towers Street stormwater

improvements.
Tagged Interests: streets, cell tower, Cell tower, services, and stormwater

2. Request consideration of expenditures to reconstruct Poplar Lane/Little Creek stormwater drainage system.

Tagged Interests: stormwater

3. Request consideration of a contract with Woolpert for SMS4 Compliance and NPDES Permit Assistance.

Tagged Interests: contract and compliance

C. ADMINISTRATIVE BRIEFING:

1. Quarterly Progress Report 2. Upcoming Events

Tagged Interests: events

D. EXECUTIVE SESSION: Section 30-4-70(a)(5) Discussion of matters relating to the proposed

location, expansion, or the provision of services encouraging location or expansion of industries or other businesses in the area served by the

public body.
Tagged Interests: business, expansion, and services

The American Public Works Association (APWA) South Carolina Upstate Branch recognized the City of Anderson s Public Work Division for the Under the

Bridge Clock Project as their 2019 Public Works Project of the Year.
Tagged Interests: recognition, Public Works, and public works

The APWA Project of the Year Award was established to promote excellence in the management and administration of public works projects by recognizing

the teamwork demonstrated in completing a public works project.
Tagged Interests: recognition, Public Works, and public works

Criteria used in the selection process included: 1. Use of good construction management techniques and completion of the project on schedule. 2.

Safety performance and demonstrated awareness of the need for a good overall safety program
Tagged Interests: construction, program, performance, and selection

during construction. 3. Community relations as evidenced by efforts to minimize public inconvenience due to

Tagged Interests: construction

construction, safety precautions to protect public lives and property. 4. Demonstrated awareness for the need to protect the environment during the

project. 5. Unusual accomplishments under adverse conditions including, but not limited to age or condition
Tagged Interests: construction, Conservation, environment, property, and unusual

of the facility, adverse weather, soil, or other site conditions over which there is no control. 6. Additional conditions deemed of importance to the

public works agency, such as exceptional
Tagged Interests: facility, Public Works, and public works

efforts to maintain quality control and, if value engineering is used, construction innovations as evidenced by time and/or money saving techniques

developed and/or successfully utilized.
Tagged Interests: construction

City employees from the following divisions contributed to the success of the project: Public Works Economic Development Utilities

Tagged Interests: economic development, utility, development, Utility, Development, Public Works, and public works

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Council Work Session

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December 9, 2019

The Work Session of City Council was held this date in City Hall Council Chambers at 5:00 pm to discuss Court Personnel and Parking Garage

Contractor/Developer Agreement. In attendance were Mayor Terence Roberts, Mayor Pro Tem Stewart, Council Members Thompson, Harbin, Laughridge, Chapman, and Jeff Roberts. Councilmen John Roberts and Newton were not present at the motion to move into Executive Session.
Tagged Interests: contractor, construction, legal, personnel, parking, and court

A motion by Mayor Pro Tem Stewart seconded by Councilman Jeff Roberts carried unanimously (7-0) to move into Executive Session:

Court Personnel Section 30-4-70(a)(1) Discussion of personnel matters relating to employment, appointments, and compensation.

Tagged Interests: compensation, legal, appointments, personnel, employment, and court

Parking Garage Project Section 30-4-70(a)(2) Discussion of negotiations incident to proposed contractual arrangements.

Tagged Interests: parking

A motion by Councilman John Roberts seconded by Councilman Laughridge carried unanimously (9-0) to move out of Executive Session.

Regular Meeting December 9, 2019

The regular meeting of City Council was held this date in City Hall Council Chambers at 6:00 pm. In attendance were Mayor Terence Roberts, Mayor Pro

Tem Stewart, Council Members Thompson, Harbin, Laughridge, Chapman, John Roberts, Newton and Jeff Roberts. Also in attendance were City Manager, David McCuen; Assistant City Manager, Andrew Strickland; Finance Director, Margot Martin; City Attorney, Frankie McClain; Planning Director, Maurice McKenzie; Utilities Director, Jeff Caldwell; Fire Chief, Randy Bratcher; and Community Development Director, Erica Craft. The invocation was given by Councilman Jeff Roberts and respect to the flag was given by Mayor Pro Tem Stewart.
Tagged Interests: planning, finance, legal, utility, development, Utility, Development, administrator, manager, and community development

SPECIAL PRESENTATION Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for FY 2018-2019

Tagged Interests: finance and financial report

Greene Finney, LLP

Mr. David Phillips, Audit Partner, stated that the City received an unmodified opinion which is the best opinion that the City can receive. He also

stated that the City had received the GFOA
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Award for Excellence in Financial Reporting for 24 years in a row. Also, Mr. Phillips shared the following highlights:

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General Fund Fund balance increased 1,100,000. The unassigned fund balance is 8,800,000.

Hospitality Fund Fees increased 161,000. Sewer Fund Net position increased 899,000. Water Fund Net position increased 233,000. Good financial

position at June 30, 2019.
Tagged Interests: impact fee, finance, sewer, utility, Utility, and water

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

A motion by Council Member Thompson seconded by Councilman Laughridge carried unanimously (9-0) to approve the minutes of November 18, 2019 meeting

as presented.
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REQUEST CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCE 19-14 TO AMEND THE PLANNED DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT (PDD) DOCUMENT FOR MYSTIC VINEYARDS SUBDIVISION, LOCATED OFF REED

ROAD
Tagged Interests: ordinance, streets, agriculture, development, subdivision, and Development

Planning Director, Maurice McKenzie said the applicant, who is a property owner in Mystic Vineyards, requests to amend the Planned Development

District (PDD) document for Mystic Vineyards subdivision in order to allow accessory buildings in the back yard. A PDD document is considered to be the zoning guidelines for a specific piece of land, so any proposed changes to the document must go through the public process, similar to a rezoning. The PDD document for Mystic Vineyards governs lot sizes, setbacks, house materials, fencing, accessory buildings, etc.
Tagged Interests: Homebuilder, planning, agriculture, development, zoning, materials, subdivision, Development, and property

Although the Homeowners Association approved a resident s request to construct an accessory building, the PDD document states that detached/accessory

buildings are not permitted. The request is to revise the language to allow accessory buildings. The current and proposed language are as follows:
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Current Detached/Accessory Structures: Detached/Accessory structures shall not be permitted. However, all garages must be attached to the primary

structure and shall conform to the Mystic Vineyards Homeowners Association covenants.
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Proposed Detached/Accessory Structures: Detached/Accessory structures shall be permitted with architectural approval of the Homeowners Association.

Accessory structures shall meet the

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setback requirements as shown in the City of Anderson Zoning Ordinance for accessory structures. All garages must be attached to the primary

structure and shall conform to the Mystic Vineyards Homeowners Association covenants.
Tagged Interests: ordinance, agriculture, and zoning

The City Council approved this on first reading at their November 18th meeting. The Planning Commission considered this request at their November 5th

meeting and recommended approval.
Tagged Interests: planning, council, and boards and commissions

A motion by Councilman Newton seconded Councilman John Roberts carried unanimously (9-0) to approve Ordinance 19-14 to amend the Planned Development

District (PDD) document for Mystic Vineyards subdivision, located off Reed Road on Second Reading.
Tagged Interests: ordinance, streets, agriculture, development, subdivision, and Development

REQUEST CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCE 19-15 AMENDING THE CITY OF ANDERSON BUSINESS LICENSE ORDINANCE TO COMPLY WITH THE 2018 MODEL BUSINESS LICENSE

Tagged Interests: ordinance, business, license, and business license

ORDINANCE

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Finance Director, Margot Martin said the model business license ordinance, developed by the Municipal Association of South Carolina (MASC), outlines

language that cities can use to ensure their business license ordinance complies with state and federal laws as well as other best practices of business licensing. Standardization of the business license and practices is an important step in helping maintain this important revenue source for the City by reducing the procedural burden on businesses.
Tagged Interests: ordinance, business, finance, license, and business license

Both the City and the Model Ordinance use the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) to place businesses into proper classification

according to their profitability using IRS data. This data was updated in 2019 and the mandated rate class changes affect the rate class that the City can charge a business. (Appendix B of the ordinance).
Tagged Interests: ordinance and business

Based on current rates and due to the IRS rate class changes, the City is projected to lose approximately 399,000 or 9.7 of its current business

license revenue. In order to help reduce this loss, the staff is requesting amending Appendix A Rate schedule to a change of .05 per 1,000 and 0.25 per 1,000 rate differential between the rate classes.
Tagged Interests: business, license, rates, and business license

Revenue Alternatives were discussed at the Council work session on November 18th.

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The City of Anderson s total business license revenue of 7,150,000 and it is 27 of the general fund operating revenues. The City is limited in its

ability to raise revenue because of Act 388 s millage and reassessment caps and restrictions on the use of other revenue sources such as hospitality and accommodation taxes, thereby making the business license tax a critical revenue source.
Tagged Interests: business, taxes, Taxes, license, and business license

A motion by Councilman Harbin seconded by Councilman John Roberts carried unanimously (9- 0) to approve Ordinance 19-15 amending the City of Anderson

Business License Ordinance to comply with the 2018 Model Business License Ordinance on Second Reading.
Tagged Interests: ordinance, business, license, and business license

REQUEST CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCE 19-16 ESTABLISHING THE APRIL 2020 GENERAL ELECTION

Tagged Interests: ordinance, voting, and election

City Attorney, Frankie McClain said the next general election is scheduled for Tuesday, April 7, 2020 for the Municipal Council Seats Two, Four, Six,

and At-Large Eight. Candidates for this election shall be elected to serve a four-year term.
Tagged Interests: council, legal, voting, and election

The filing period for candidates begins Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 12:00 Noon, and filing ends Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 12:00 Noon. The

filing for candidacy shall be initiated at the Anderson County Registration and Elections Office at 301 N. Main Street. Upon completion of the necessary candidacy forms, payment of the 200 filing fee shall be submitted to the City Clerk and Treasurer at City Hall, 401 S. Main Street.
Tagged Interests: streets, voting, election, Treasurer, and TREASURER

The last day to register to vote in the April 7, 2020 election is Saturday, March 7, 2020.

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A motion by Councilman Harbin seconded by Councilman Laughridge carried unanimously (9-0) to approve Ordinance 19-16 establishing the April 2020

General Election on Second Reading.
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Base Rate per 1,000 Class Base Rate per 1,000 25.00 1.35 1 30.00 1.40 30.00 1.55 2 35.00 1.65 35.00 1.75 3 40.00 1.90 40.00 1.95 4 45.00 2.15 45.00

2.15 5 50.00 2.40 50.00 2.35 6 55.00 2.65 55.00 2.55 7 60.00 2.90

Proposed RatesCurrent Rates

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REQUEST CONSIDERTATION OF APPOINTMENT TO THE MUNICIPAL ELECTION COMMISSION

Tagged Interests: boards and commissions, appointments, voting, and election

City Attorney, Frankie McClain said the Municipal Election Commission is composed of three people who serve six-year terms. The Commission is charged

with the task of conducting the municipal elections. However, in 1994, the City transferred responsibility for the actual conduct of the elections to the Anderson County Registration and Elections Commission. This was done in an effort to provide for the uniformity in the conduct of municipal elections statewide. Thus, the MEC now serves more in an oversight capacity by certifying ballots, election results, etc. Time commitment is minimal due to the election process occurring every two years. However, the MEC members are required to attend local training as well as state wide training thus some travel is required.
Tagged Interests: legal, boards and commissions, voting, travel, election, and training

The current three-member Commission is composed of David Ford, Clara Humphrey, and Renee Fields York. Mr. Ford s term extends through December 31,

2023, Ms. Humphrey s term extends through December 31, 2021, and Mrs. Renee Fields-York s term extends through December 31, 2019.
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Mrs. Fields-York is willing to continue serving in this capacity. The staff recommends her reappointment to the MEC for a term of service through

December 31, 2025.

A motion by Councilman Harbin seconded by Councilman Laughridge carried unanimously (9-0) to approve reappointment of Renee Fields-York through

December 31, 2025 to the Municipal Election Commission.
Tagged Interests: boards and commissions, voting, and election

REQUEST CONSIDERTATION OF APPOINTMENTS FOR MUNICIPAL JUDGES

Tagged Interests: legal, appointments, and judge

City Manager, David McCuen said City Code Sec. 58-2 specifies that Municipal Judges shall be appointed by Council for a term not less than 2 years

nor more than 4 years.
Tagged Interests: council, legal, appointments, administrator, manager, and judge

Josh Allen, Richard E. Thompson, Jr., Robert B. King Jr., Goetz Eaton and Stacy Blair were previously appointed to 2-year terms beginning July 1,

2017 and ending June 30, 2019. Josh Allen has been designated Chief Judge for the Municipal Court. These Judges have received training and held their respective terms of court and assigned responsibilities.
Tagged Interests: legal, appointments, training, judge, and court

Staff recommends that Josh Allen continue as Chief Judge of the Municipal Court.

Tagged Interests: legal, judge, and court

A standard pay scale will be incorporated for attorneys and a separate pay scale for non-attorneys who are appointed as Municipal Judges.

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Once appointed, the Judges will be on a two-calendar year appointment rather than a fiscal year appointment. Appointments will begin January 1, 2020

and run through December 31, 2021.
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Note: The City contracts with Anderson County for the judicial services of Matt Lollis and no changes or terms are necessary for him to continue to

serve.
Tagged Interests: contract and services

A motion by Councilman Laughridge seconded by Councilman John Roberts carried unanimously (9-0) to approve reappointment of Josh Allen, Richard E.

Thompson, Jr., Robert B. King Jr., Goetz Eaton and Stacy Blair as Municipal Judges for a 2-year term. Josh Allen will continue to serve as Chief Judge.
Tagged Interests: legal and judge

REQUEST CONSIDERATION TO PURCHASE EQUIPMENT FOR GENEROSTEE CREEK WASTEWATER

Tagged Interests: equipment, sewer, and purchasing

TREATMENT PLANT

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Utilities Director, Jeff Caldwell said as part of our capital equipment plan, we identified the need to address the following equipment in FY2020.

Quotes were requested by the wastewater treatment plant manager in order to set budget and not to exceed cost to complete the capital plan.
Tagged Interests: equipment, sewer, budget, utility, Utility, plant, and manager

Generostee Creek WWTP

Rebuild 6 Recirculation Pumps for Process Control ( 55,000) Replace four (4) Aerators in the Storage Pond ( 60,000)

This equipment is essential to the daily operation of the city s wastewater treatment plants and compliance with state discharge permits.

Tagged Interests: equipment, sewer, plant, and compliance

This purchase will be funded by the Wastewater Treatment Plants capital equipment budget.

Tagged Interests: equipment, sewer, budget, purchasing, and plant

Staff recommends the approval not to exceed 115,000 according to the above equipment plan.

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A motion by Councilman Harbin seconded by Council Member Thompson carried unanimously (9-0) to approve the purchase of equipment for the Generostee

Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant not to exceed 115,000.
Tagged Interests: equipment, council, sewer, purchasing, and plant

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REQUEST CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCE 19-17 AMENDING ARTICLE I OF CHAPTER 46 OF THE CITY CODE TO ADD REQUIREMENTS FOR FIRE PREVENTION AND PROTECTION AND

THE
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ENFORCEMENT THEREOF

Fire Chief, Randy Bratcher said pursuant to Section 22-31 of the Anderson City Code, the City has adopted the International Fire Code. In addition,

Chapter 46 of the Code provides for requirements for fire prevention and protection. In order to specify requirements for fire prevention and protection and to improve the enforcement of the requirements, it is the desire of the City of Anderson to amend Chapter 46.
Tagged Interests: building codes

The City will benefit by ensuring its fire insurance rating and by facilitating reimbursement for the cost of inspections.

Tagged Interests: insurance

A motion by Councilman Harbin seconded by Councilman Laughridge carried unanimously (9-0) to approve Ordinance 19-17 amending Article I of Chapter 46

of the City Code to add requirements for fire prevention and protection and the enforcement thereof on First Reading.
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REQUEST CONSIDERATION OF CONTRACT WITH HAN CONSTRUCTION AND MANAGEMENT, LLC

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FOR ASBESTOS ABATEMENT AT SEVEN HOUSES

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Community Development Director, Erica Craft said the City of Anderson receives Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds from the US Department

of Housing and Urban Development as an entitlement grant. Last fall, City Council confirmed the allocation of CDBG funds toward activities such as demolition and clearance of substandard, blighted housing within the City s redevelopment areas and the Focus Area Neighborhoods (FANs). Over the years, there have been approximately 82 properties removed within the City limits.
Tagged Interests: funding, grant, council, development, Development, demolition, blight, clearance, cdbg, neighborhood, community development, and housing

The following seven properties are recommended for abatement:

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312 W. River Street 1403 Newell Street 214 B Street 205 C Street 309 E Street 304 Benjamin Street 805 Beechwood Avenue

Tagged Interests: streets and watershed

Three (3) bids were received as follows: Chembion Environmental LLC N. Charleston, SC 75,000 Brand Construction Services Lugoff, SC 69,225 Han

Construction and Management Columbia, SC 65,800
Tagged Interests: rfp, RFP, construction, services, and environment

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Approval of the contract with Han Construction and Management, LLC includes asbestos abatement at seven houses under Phase 1.

Tagged Interests: construction, contract, and abatement

Asbestos abatement for these dilapidated dwellings which are scheduled for demolition is the next step before the actual demolition and clearance of

the houses. Removal of the asbestos is a regulatory and environmental requirement.
Tagged Interests: regulation, environment, abatement, demolition, and clearance

Councilman Stewart asked the City Staff to research the demolition of these blighted homes preformed in house using City employees to complete the

work.
Tagged Interests: demolition and blight

The City of Anderson s Community Development Block Grant award from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development will fund the 65,800

demolition cost.
Tagged Interests: grant, development, Development, demolition, cdbg, community development, and housing

Staff recommends approval of this contract for asbestos abatement services to continue to remove slum and blighted properties. The future demolition

of these existing blighted structures will compliment other strategies for neighborhood improvement outlined in the City s adopted Neighborhood Revitalization Plan.
Tagged Interests: contract, services, abatement, demolition, blight, and neighborhood

A motion by Councilman Chapman seconded by Council Member Thompson carried unanimously (9-0) to approve contract with Han Construction and

Management, LLC in the amount of 65,800 for asbestos abatement at seven houses.
Tagged Interests: construction, council, contract, and abatement

ADMINISTRATIVE BRIEFING

UPCOMING EVENTS

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City Manager, David McCuen reminded Council of the following upcoming events and meetings in December 2019.

Tagged Interests: council, events, administrator, and manager

December 12th Employee Christmas Luncheon December 12th Anderson County Municipal Association Meeting December 24th 26th City Offices closed for the

Christmas Holiday
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ADJOURNMENT

A motion by Councilman Newton seconded by Councilman Chapman carried unanimously (9-0) to adjourn.

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ATTEST:

___________________________ ___________________________ Terence V. Roberts Margot B. Martin Mayor City Clerk Treasurer

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Date: January 13, 2020 Agenda Item No: A-1

City of Anderson Council Agenda

Title/Description: Old Business

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Request second reading of ordinance 20-01 amending Article I of Chapter 46 of the Code of the City of Anderson.

______________________________________________________________________________ Executive Summary:
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Background: Pursuant to Section 22-31 of the Anderson City Code, the City has adopted the International Fire Code. In addition, Chapter 46 of the

Code provides for requirements for fire prevention and protection. In order to specify requirements for fire prevention and protection and to improve the enforcement of the requirements, it is the desire of the City of Anderson to amend Chapter 46. Council passed the ordinance on first reading at its December 9, 2019 meeting.
Tagged Interests: ordinance, council, and building codes

Benefits: The City will benefit by ensuring its fire insurance rating and by facilitating reimbursement for the cost of inspections.

Tagged Interests: insurance

Recommendation: Staff recommends approval of the Ordinance amending Chapter 46.

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______________________________________________________________________________ Action Requested:

Ordinance 1st Reading Information Only

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X Ordinance 2nd Reading General Approval

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Resolution Other

ORDINANCE NO. 20-01

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AN ORDIANCE OF THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ANDERSN TO AMEND ARTICLE I OF CHAPTER 46 OF THE CODE OF THE CITY OF ANDERSON

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WHEREAS, Article I, Section 46-1 through 46-5 of Chapter 46 of the Code of the City of Anderson provides for requirements for fire prevention and

protection; and

WHEREAS, it is the desire of the City of Anderson to add to the requirements for fire prevention and protection and the enforcement thereof.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ANDERSON THAT:

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1. Chapter 46, Article I is hereby amended by the addition of Sections 46-6 through 46-10, as follows:

Section 46-6. Obstructing fire hydrants.

It shall be unlawful for any person to obstruct, with building material or otherwise, any fire hydrant so as to obstruct approaches to the fire

hydrant by the fire department.
Tagged Interests: Homebuilder and fire departments and districts

Section 46-7. Right-of-way over adjoining property at fires.

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While endeavoring to control or extinguish the burning of any building or structure within the city, the fire department, under order of its chief or

his designee, may enter and pass through and over any adjacent or neighboring lot, house, or structure of any kind.
Tagged Interests: Homebuilder and fire departments and districts

Section 46-8. Burning trash, paper and other materials.

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It shall be unlawful for any person at any time to burn anywhere within the city any trash, paper, waste or other flammable materials without first

having obtained permission to do so from the chief of the fire department; provided that this shall not preclude individual or neighborhood cookouts.
Tagged Interests: fire departments and districts, materials, and neighborhood

Section 46-9. Open burning.

All open burning is prohibited within the Anderson city limits (with the following exceptions):

(1) Fires may be used for cooking food, provided no smoke violation or

other nuisance is created.

(2) Recreational fire in commercially manufactured fire pit with a screen enclosure and a screen or solid top.

Tagged Interests: recreation

(3) A small drum or container (55 gallons or less) which burns small scraps or ordinary wood only may be used as a warming fire on construction sites

provided no smoke violations or other nuisance is created.
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Section 46-10. Inspection fees.

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(1) The city shall charge a reasonable fee for the fire safety inspections of

commercial properties as follows:

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(a) Initial fire safety inspection No Fee (b) First reinspection to verify items cited in inspection corrected No Fee (c) Second and each subsequent

reinspection with cited items still out of

compliance 250.00

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(2) The fee charged shall be paid within 30 days of issuance. Failure to do so will be subject to the issuance of a Uniform Ordinance Summons and

fine pursuant to the Anderson City Code.
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Date: January 13, 2020 Agenda Item No: B-1

City of Anderson Council Agenda

Title/Description: New Business

Tagged Interests: business

Request consideration of two proposals for professional engineering services regarding South Murray Avenue to Towers Street stormwater improvements.

Tagged Interests: streets, cell tower, Cell tower, services, and stormwater

____________________________________________________________________________________ Executive Summary:

Background: The City was notified of a sinkhole along the rear of the building of 512 South Murray Avenue (commonly referred to as Mac s Tire). After

researching the history of the failing pipe, it was determined that the pipe is part of a stormwater drainage system that was built circa 1914 by the city as part of a railroad spur expansion. The City contracted with Davis Floyd to prepare an engineering study of the possible repair options. At the conclusion of the study, it was determined that the best option was to reroute the section of failing pipe to a location outside of the building footprint. Since initial discovery of the sinkhole, others have formed and continue to grow along a side line on the adjoining property.
Tagged Interests: Homebuilder, expansion, contract, property, history, and stormwater

This phase of the project involves design of the relocation and replacement of the affected portion of the drainage system, which will be performed

by Davis Floyd. Additionally, Schnabel Engineering will be contracted to evaluate the existing Mac s Tire building foundation (exposed by the pipe failure) and develop remediation plans for long-term stabilization of the building.
Tagged Interests: Homebuilder, contract, and stormwater

Firm Lump Sum Amount Not To Exceed Amounts / Budget Amounts

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Total Maximum Amount

Davis Floyd 84,500 34,000 118,500 Schnabel Engineering 100,000 20,000 120,000

The contracts for this project include both lump sum items and not to exceed or budgetary items. Contracts for both firms are attached.

Tagged Interests: budget and contract

Benefit: Moving forward with this project will provide increased safety along the drainage system and the replacement of failing drainage

infrastructure.
Tagged Interests: stormwater

Funding: Funding for this project will be from the stormwater fund.

Tagged Interests: funding and stormwater

Recommendation: Public Works Staff have reviewed and negotiated the deliverables and fees in the proposed contracts. Staff recommends the approval of

engineering contracts with Davis Floyd and Schnabel Engineering in the total amount not to exceed 238,500.
Tagged Interests: impact fee, contract, Public Works, and public works

____________________________________________________________________________________ Action Requested: X General Approval

Date: January 13, 2020 Agenda Item No: B-2

City of Anderson Council Agenda

Title/Description: New Business

Tagged Interests: business

Request consideration of expenditures to reconstruct Poplar Lane/Little Creek stormwater drainage system.

Tagged Interests: stormwater

____________________________________________________________________________________ Executive Summary:

Background: The piped system scheduled for replacement is a stormwater line that was converted from open channel stream flow to a piped system

several decades ago. Over the last several years, multiple sinkholes have formed and continue to grow along the entire length of the drainage system.
Tagged Interests: stormwater

This project involves the replacement of a drainage system consisting of approximately 1,840 LF of failing 24 to 60 corrugated metal stormwater pipe

with high density polyethylene pipe (HDPE) using traditional dig and replace methods. The expected materials cost to complete the project is 293,468. By completing this project with city crews, we expect to realize a savings of approximately 372,000. A detailed list of expected expenditures and a project location map are attached.
Tagged Interests: materials and stormwater

The project was based on pricing provided by vendors and/or recent expenditures made for the various required materials. To ensure we obtained the

best solution, staff explored several possible options for the 820ft of 60 pipe in lieu of dig and replace.
Tagged Interests: materials

The first alternate considered for the 60 pipe section was the Advanced Drainage Systems (ADS) HDPE slip-lining product. Representatives from ADS

investigated the pipe and determined this was not an option.
Tagged Interests: stormwater

The second option explored for the 60 pipe section was a proprietary geopolymer lining. The quote provided for this method was 719,300.

The third option considered for the 60 pipe section was spin-cast lining. After visiting the site, product representatives provided a cost estimate

of 279,100.

Based on these findings, traditional dig and replace methods will be the most cost-effective solution.

Benefit: Moving forward with this project will provide increased safety along the Poplar Lane median and along the piped section of Little Creek, and

replace failing drainage infrastructure.
Tagged Interests: stormwater

Funding: Funding for this project will be from the stormwater fund.

Tagged Interests: funding and stormwater

Recommendation: Staff recommends the approval of expenditures in the amount not to exceed 293,468 for materials.

Tagged Interests: materials

____________________________________________________________________________________ Action Requested: X General Approval

Date: January 13, 2020 Agenda Item No: B-3

City of Anderson Council Agenda

Title/Description: New Business

Tagged Interests: business

Request consideration of a contract with Woolpert, Inc. for TMDL Monitoring Services and NPDES Permit Compliance Services for the Stormwater Program.

___________________________________________________________________________________ Executive Summary:
Tagged Interests: contract, services, program, compliance, and stormwater

Background: The City of Anderson has a permit from the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC). This permit (South Carolina NPDES

General Permit for Stormwater Discharges from Regulated Small Municipal Storm Sewer Systems (SMS4), regulates the stormwater discharge into the City s drainage basins. The purpose of the TMDL (Total Maximum Daily Load) monitoring requirements is to improve water quality conditions in the drainage basins as per the requirements in the DHEC permit.
Tagged Interests: health, sewer, utility, Utility, water, environment, and stormwater

As per DHEC regulations, in 2014, the City developed TMDL monitoring and assessment plans for the Rocky River and Big Generostee Creek watersheds.

The plans provide in-stream monitoring strategies to characterize the quality and quantity of stormwater discharges, and are designed to evaluate improvement plans for identified pollutants. For the past four years, the City has conducted in-stream monitoring of stormwater runoff in the Rocky River and Big Generostee Creek watersheds. The plan and the implementation of the plan means that the City must continue sampling stormwater runoff during storm events and dry weather conditions throughout the year.
Tagged Interests: regulation, events, watershed, and stormwater

This year is continuation of the TMDL monitoring and implementation. Woolpert, Inc. has assisted previously with these regulatory requirements.

Woolpert, Inc. was selected during the RFQ process for on- call engineering services. The proposed contract is in the amount of 28,000. The scope of services below will meet SCDHEC permit requirements and the federally mandated component of the City s stormwater program.
Tagged Interests: regulation, contract, services, program, and stormwater

Benefit: The City is required to report on the progress of its TMDL monitoring and assessment program annually to DHEC. The scope of services for

this project include:
Tagged Interests: services and program

1. The continued collection and analysis of grab samples collected from two predetermined locations: at the confluence of Cox Creek and Bailey Creek

in the Rocky River watershed, and near the confluence of Whitner Creek and Dye Creek in the Big Generostee Creek watershed (joint project/shared costs with Anderson County),
Tagged Interests: watershed

2. Maintenance of instruments, telemetry, turbidity and pressure transducer sensors at the Cox Creek monitoring station (joint project/shared costs

with Anderson County),

3. General NPDES SMS4 permit compliance services (up to 40 hours), 4. Reviewing/negotiating with SC DHEC on the draft SMS4 permit when issued for

public comment by
Tagged Interests: services and compliance

SC DHEC (up to 24 hours).

Funding: Stormwater Budget

Tagged Interests: funding, budget, and stormwater

Recommendation: The staff recommends approval of the Professional Services Agreement with Woolpert, Inc. in the amount of 28,000.

_____________________________________________________________________________________ Action Requested: _X_ General Approval
Tagged Interests: services

Date: Agenda Item No: January 13, 2020 C-1

City of Anderson Council Agenda

Title/Description: Administrative Briefing

Quarterly Progress Report

______________________________________________________________________________ Executive Summary:

Attached is the Quarterly Progress Report.

______________________________________________________________________________ Action Requested:

Ordinance 1st Reading X Information Only

Tagged Interests: ordinance

Ordinance 2nd Reading General Approval

Tagged Interests: ordinance

Resolution Other

City of Anderson Administrative Quarterly Report

October-December 2019

Economic Development

Tagged Interests: economic development, development, and Development

o Entrepreneurial Programs Concluded LEAP partnership with the South Carolina Community Loan Fund for minority

Tagged Interests: program

entrepreneurs and business owners. Participants learned different aspects of running a business weekly (business plan building, marketing, finance,

human resources, management, etc.). Winner of 10,000 capital award was Punch Drunk Designs, a t shirt design company with a creative makerspace component. There were 12 Participants.
Tagged Interests: Homebuilder, business, finance, market, and human resources

Continued 1 Million Cups 2,497 attendees since October 2017, 82 presenters since October 2017

Continued Build Your Own Business (BYOB) sessions (Third Thursday, Monthly) 307 Participants since January.

Tagged Interests: business

10th Session: eCommerce- Excavating a larger market 11th Session: Customer Retention- If you build it, they ll come back 12th Session: Defining

Success Setting New Goals- Phase 1 complete What s next?
Tagged Interests: market

o Business Recruitment/Retention

Tagged Interests: business

New Business Prospects: 1 Entertainment Venue 4 Food Service 2 Mixed-use 1 Service Expansion

Tagged Interests: business, expansion, and commercial

Business Assistance Grants awarded: La Bella Company (new)

Tagged Interests: grant and business

New businesses downtown 2 Tracey Starr Home La Bella Company

Tagged Interests: business and downtown

o Development Projects

Tagged Interests: development and Development

Completed Downtown: Blake and Brady Fa ade renovations 142 N. Main Street La Bella and Company interior upfit and historic preservation renovations

at 142 N.
Tagged Interests: historic preservation, streets, historic, downtown, and preservation

Main Street Kitchen Emporium relocation to 418 North Main Street Lyndon s Academy of Music (S. Murray Ave)

Tagged Interests: streets

Under Construction: 109 E. Calhoun Electric City Brewing 109 E. Calhoun TLK Gym 401 N. Main (former mortuary) purchased and pursuing plans for

micro-retail market
Tagged Interests: construction, market, electric, and purchasing

and other uses. 106 E. Benson (former School of Dance) - Katherine Marie s (wedding dress boutique) 201 S. Murray (Palmetto Building) - event center

22 corporate apartments 215 219 S. Main (former Creative Health Big John s Luncheonette) McCoy Wright
Tagged Interests: Homebuilder, health, arts, events, and education

Offices with 10 employees 7 residential units 400 Block S. Main - Anderson Hotel (mixed-use development) Clemson Boulevard Papa Bear Carwash at

former Cole s Carwash location under
Tagged Interests: Clemson, streets, development, hotel, Development, and commercial

construction and will open in the Spring of 2020. Home2Suites by Hilton on S. Main Street

Tagged Interests: construction, streets, and hotel

o Downtown Projects

Tagged Interests: downtown

Crosswalk designs at Sullivan s and Phil s Jewelers crosswalks to integrate artistic application Mural Project for Main Street by Chamber Leadership

Anderson Class Coordinating with Duke Energy for lighting fixtures to change globes and convert to LED on Main
Tagged Interests: duke energy, streets, electric, natural gas, and energy

Street, working with committee to schedule conversion for City owned lights Moving forward with CVB for Banner Project to replace Vehicular and

pedestrian Banners Rolled out Breathe Easy No Smoking Ordinance with signage and marketing campaign
Tagged Interests: ordinance, market, streets, advertising, signage, Smoking, Pedestrian, and smoking

o Business Retention Continued partnership with Clemson Area SBDC to offer free and confidential consulting to

Tagged Interests: business, Clemson, and services

businesses citywide Promoted Council approved facade grant program for businesses that have been in business for

Tagged Interests: grant, business, council, and program

5 years or more.

o Hospitality Program Continued Downtown Dollar coupon program Continued distribution of Downtown brochures at Anderson hotels Grant Programs

Tagged Interests: grant, hotel, downtown, and program

Awarded ATAX grants as approved by Council in November; 27 applications for 19-20 Funding Requests were approved

Tagged Interests: funding, grant, council, and accommodations tax

o Events

Tagged Interests: events

Continued to facilitate special events in Carolina Wren Park Downtown Continued to coordinate First Friday events in Downtown FreshTaste 2019;

estimate 1500 in attendance Anderson University Dance Department Site Specific performance at ED Offices; over 100
Tagged Interests: arts, downtown, events, performance, parks, and university

attendees

Community Development

Tagged Interests: development, Development, and community development

o Began rehabilitation work on 1010 E. Market Street and 1218 Pruitt Street. Began pre-qualifying applicant at 1308 Daniels Avenue. Submitted five

(5) applicants to AIM to consider providing assistance through their Owner Occupied and/or Emergency Rehabilitation Programs.
Tagged Interests: market, streets, program, and emergency

o Approved Earth Grading and Materials bid to complete improvements in D.B. Walker Park to demolish an existing basketball court in preparation for

the addition of a pavilion where the court was. The picnic pavilion will be ADA compliant. Work will include site prep, demolition, grading, the addition of 5 feet of concrete and gazebo pads and landscaping.
Tagged Interests: rfp, RFP, legal, disability, materials, parks, demolition, grading, and court

o Worked to complete DHEC Notification of Demolition forms. Met with Miller Construction s staff at 427

Tagged Interests: construction and demolition

Gray Street, 116 Bailey Street units 1 and 2, 112 Norris Street, 1410 W. Whitner Street, 1603 S. Fant Street, 1114 White Street and 211 Street.

Tagged Interests: streets

o Met with the Recreation Department staff and LandPlan Group to begin revising bids for the Bea

Tagged Interests: rfp, RFP, and recreation

Thompson Park Improvements Park.

Tagged Interests: parks

Recreation

Tagged Interests: recreation