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REGULAR MEETING OF CITY COUNCIL

REGULAR MEETING OF CITY COUNCIL FEBRUARY 20, 2020 5:30 PM

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MUNICIPAL COURTROOM GEORGETOWN, SOUTH CAROLINA

Notice of this meeting has been made in accordance with the

South Carolina Code of Laws as amended.

1. CALL TO ORDER

2. ANNOUNCEMENT CONCERNING ELECTRONIC DEVICES

3. INVOCATION PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

4. PUBLIC COMMENTS

5. INTRODUCTION OF NEW EMPLOYEES

6. EXECUTIVE SESSION

A. Motion to adjourn Regular Meeting and enter into Executive Session pursuant to Section 30-4-70 (a)(1)(2)(5) to receive legal advice on a Tax

Increment Financing Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) with Georgetown County; to discuss matters relating to the gap analysis/report, proposed location of and provision of services to the Hotel George project in the City; to discuss appointments to Construction Board of Appeals and KGB; and to discuss employment and compensation for the open position in the Public Works Department for Public Works Director.
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B. Motion to adjourn Executive Session and reconvene Regular Meeting.

C. NO FORMAL ACTION WAS TAKEN IN EXECUTIVE SESSION.

D. City Council may take action on items discussed in Executive Session.

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7. APPOINTMENTS

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8. ADMINISTRATION

A. Motion to approve a Resolution approving the execution and delivery of a Tax Increment Financing Intergovernmental Agreement between the City of

Georgetown and Georgetown County and authorize the City Administrator to execute the IGA.
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Attachments:

1 Resolution approving and ratifying IGA (GT County) 02.20.20 (PDF)

2 IGA - Georgetown County and City (Commercial Corridor TIF) 02.20.20 (PDF)

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B. Motion to approve first reading of an ordinance granting a non-exclusive right, privilege and franchise to HTC Inc., to construct, operate and

maintain a telecommunications system in the City of Georgetown, South Carolina.
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Attachments:

1 City of Georgetown Telecommunications Franchise - 01.02.20 (PDF)

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2 1999.10.28 HTC Ordinance (PDF)

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3 SKM_C25820021409301 (PDF)

C. Motion to ratify submission of the Economic Development Administration (EDA) Grant application for the Historic District Stormwater Improvements

to address drainage issues with improvements on the (1) Front Street System and Constitution Park Bulkhead, (2) El Cerro System, and (3) the Queen Street system. Funding for this grant would come from the federal government at 80 through the EDA and the City s Stormwater fees at 20 (subject to Council s appropriations).
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Attachments:

1 2020.02.06 EDA Grant Commitment Letter (PDF)

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2 COG Environmental Narrative-Final (PDF)

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3 COG Preliminary Enginereing Report-Final (PDF)

4 Exhibit 1-FrontSt_22x34 (PDF)

5 Exhibit 2-ElCerro_22x34 (PDF)

6 Exhibit 3-QueenSt_22x34 (PDF)

7 Exhibit 4.1- Front Street System OPC (PDF)

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8 Exhibit 4.2- El Cerro System OPC (PDF)

9 Exhibit 4.3- Queen Street System OPC (PDF)

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10 Exhibit 4.4- Bulkhead OPC (PDF)

11 Exhibit 5- Historic District Flood Areas Site Map (PDF)

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12 Exhibit 6- Conceptual Bulkhead Map CCU-Front St. (PDF)

13 Exhibit 7-Constitution Park Bulkhead Permit Plans (PDF)

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14 Exhibit 8- Photos Hurricane Florence (PDF)

15 Exhibit 9.1-FIRM 1989 Flood Plan (PDF)

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16 Exhibit 9.2-FIRM Prelim 2019 Flood Plan (PDF)

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17 Exhibit 10- Historic District Topographic Map (PDF)

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18 Exhibit 11- Historic District Wetland Map (PDF)

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19 Exhibit 12. 2019-08-01 Georgetown City Council - Full Minutes-1229 (PDF)

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20 Exhibit 12. 2019-10-24 Georgetown City Council - Full Minutes-1235 (PDF)

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21 Exhibit 12. 2019-11-21 Georgetown City Council - Full Minutes-1236 (PDF)

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22 Exhibit 12. 2019-12-19 Georgetown City Council - Full Minutes-1237 (PDF)

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23 Exhibit 12. PUBLIC NOTICE-Community Meetings 11.06.13.19 (PDF)

24 Grant Submission Receipt (PDF)

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D. Motion to Appoint Members to Georgetown County Capital Project Sales Tax.

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9. PLANNING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

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A. Motion to Approve second reading of an Ordinance Annexing 3.7 Acres of Land, Owned by Lands End III, LLC, into the Corporate Limits of the City of

Georgetown, South Carolina.
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Attachments:

1 Annexation Tamsberg 3.7 Acres Ord (PDF)

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2 Annex 3 Properties Lands End III (PDF)

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3 Annexation Petition Tamsberg (PDF)

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4 Proposed Annex Area (PDF)

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5 PC Minutes Nov 26 2019 (PDF)

B. Motion to Approve second reading of an Ordinance Rezoning 3.7 Acres of Land, Owned by Lands End III, LLC, from Residential (R1) to General

Commercial (GC).
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Attachments:

1 Rezoning Tamsberg 3.7 Acres Ord (PDF)

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2 Annex 3 Properties Lands End III (PDF)

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3 Current Zoning Map (PDF)

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4 Proposed Zoning (PDF)

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C. Motion to Approve second reading of an Ordinance Rezoning 1.2 Acres of Land, Owned by Pobuckra Properties, LLC, from General Commercial (GC) to

Residential (R3).
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Attachments:

1 Rezoning 1.2 Acres Pobuckra Ord (PDF)

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2 2704 Highmarket Pobrucka Rezoning (PDF)

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3 Current Zoning (PDF)

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4 Proposed Zoning (PDF)

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5 Group Dwelling Definition (PDF)

6 Article VII Group Dwelling Use Chart (PDF)

D. Motion to approve first reading of an ordinance amending the City of Georgetown Zoning Ordinance Article X, Section 1007 (Definitions), Section

1008 (Exempt Signs), Section 1014.302 (Gasoline Pricing Signs), Sections 1013.303 and 1014.304 (Outdoor Drive Through Menu Boards).
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Attachments:

1 Digital Menu Board Signs Ord (PDF)

2 ARTICLE X SIGN REGULATIONS redlined draft (PDF)

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3 Jan 7 2020 PC Minutes DMBSigns (PDF)

4 Sample Digital Boards (PDF)

E. Motion to approve first reading of an ordinance to amend Chapter 3, Article II Dogs and Cats of the Code of Ordinances for the City of Georgetown.

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Attachments:

1 Dog Park Ordinance (PDF)

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2 park2 (PDF)

3 park3 (PDF)

10. POLICE

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A. Motion to approve purchase and payment for thirty-five (35) Body Camera, device license, accessories, software, and 1 year warranty for each

camera from WatchGuard.
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Attachments:

1 GPD 2020 WatchGuard Body Worn Camera and Accessories 02102020 (PDF)

B. Motion to approve purchase and payment for one 2019 Dodge Law Enforcement Utility Vehicle (Dodge Durango Pursuit) from Santee Automotive on State

Contract and the vehicle equipment from Mobile Communications America on State Contract.
Tagged Passions:equipment, utility, Utility, contract, public safety, purchasing, communications, and Communications

Attachments:

1 GPD 2019 Dodge Durango Pursuit (PDF)

2 Mobile Communication America Quote02102020 (PDF)

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11. WATER UTILITIES

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A. Motion to Approve Purchase Order and make payments to SPX Flow US, LLC and Prospect Fabrication Inc. in the Not To Exceed Amount of 175,000.00 for

the Purchase and Installation of New Sedimentation Basin Mixers and Shafts at the Water Filtration Plant.
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Attachments:

1 REVISION 1 Lightnin Estimate 150121430- Georgetown, City of- Replacement Options- 16QP3 (PDF)

2 Prospect Fab (PDF)

12. ENGINEERING

A. Motion to approve agreement and make payments to Rosenblum Coe Architects, Inc. to provide professional services for the renovations of Bobby

Alford Building and sports fields at East Bay Park for a not-to-exceed amount of 74,828.00. The work includes architectural, engineering and construction administration services to convert the existing abandoned gym building to an open air picnic pavilion with restrooms and ADA parking. The project will also include outdoors fields for basketball, sand volleyball, and Bocce ball court.
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Attachments:

1 RFQ Bobby Alford Bldg Renovation (PDF)

2 ANALYSIS (PDF)

3 Architect Agreement B104 for Bobby Alford Renovations_draft (PDF)

4 Exhibit 1-EBP Conceptual 2016 (PDF)

5 Exhibit 2-Bobby Alford Bldg Photos (PDF)

13. CITY ADMINISTRATOR REPORT

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14. MINUTES

A. Motion to approve minutes of January 6, 2020 and January 23, 2020 City Council Meetings.

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15. OLD BUSINESS

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16. NEW BUSINESS

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17. DEPARTMENT MONTHLY REPORTS

A. January 2020 Electric Utility Department Report

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Attachments:

1 january20 (PDF)

B. Engineering Monthly Report-January 2020

Attachments:

1 Engineering Monthly Report_January 2020 (PDF)

C. January 2020 Fire Report

Attachments:

1 January 2020 Fire Report (PDF)

D. January 2020 Fleet service Report

Attachments:

1 January FlEET Report 2020 (PDF)

E. GPD January 2020 Monthly Report

Attachments:

1 GPD January Monthly Report (PDF)

F. January 2020 Municipal Court Report

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Attachments:

1 Municipal court report (PDF)

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G. January 2020 Planning Community Development Report

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Attachments:

1 Monthly report January 2020 (PDF)

H. January 2020 Public Works Department Report

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Attachments:

1 JAN. 2020 (PDF)

I. January 2020 Water Utilities Report

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Attachments:

1 January 2020 Water Utilities Report (PDF)

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J. January 2019 Finance and IT Departments Report

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Attachments:

1 January 20 Finance and IT Reports (PDF)

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2 Grants-Monthly Rpts FY 19.20 (PDF)

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3 Gov Deal - Monthly Report (PDF)

4 Budget Performance Report - January 2020 (PDF)

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18. ADJOURNMENT

A. Motion to adjourn the Regular Meeting of City Council.

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120 North Fraser Street Georgetown, SC 29440 (843) 545-4000

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RESOLUTION DOC ID: 2979

Updated: 2/14/2020 12:12 PM by Stephanie Buccione Page 1

Council Meeting Date: 20 February 2020

Department: Administration

Issue Under Consideration: Motion to approve a Resolution approving the execution and

delivery of a Tax Increment Financing Intergovernmental

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Agreement between the City of Georgetown and Georgetown

County and authorize the City Administrator to execute the IGA.

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Amount Requested:

Is Item in Current Budget?

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If no, please explain:

Financial Impact:

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Points to Consider:

Options:

Staff Recommendations:

Reviews: Sandra E. Yudice Ph.D. Completed 02/14/2020 12:14 PM

Stephanie Buccione Completed 02/14/2020 3:07 PM

Georgetown City Council Pending 02/20/2020 5:30 PM

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Attachments:

1. a Resolution approving and ratifying IGA (GT County) 02.20.20 (PDF)

2. b IGA - Georgetown County and City (Commercial Corridor TIF) 02.20.20 (PDF)

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MOTION TO APPROVE A RESOLUTION APPROVING THE EXECUTION AND DELIVERY OF A TAX INCREMENT FINANCING INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN

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THE CITY OF GEORGETOWN AND GEORGETOWN COUNTY AND AUTHORIZE THE CITY ADMINISTRATOR TO EXECUTE THE IGA.

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A RESOLUTION

APPROVING THE EXECUTION AND DELIVERY OF AN INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT WITH GEORGETOWN COUNTY; AND OTHER MATTERS RELATING THERETO.

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BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council of the City of Georgetown, South Carolina, in a meeting duly assembled:

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Section 1. Findings of Fact

The City Council of the City of Georgetown (the Council ), the governing body of the City of Georgetown, South Carolina (the City ), has made the

following findings of fact:
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(A) The City is a municipal corporation of the State of South Carolina (the State ) located in Georgetown County, South Carolina, and as such

possesses all general powers granted by the Constitution and statutes of the State to such public entities.
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(B) Title 31, Chapter 6 of the Code of Laws of South Carolina 1976, as amended (the

TIF Law ), authorizes incorporated municipalities of the State of South Carolina to provide incentives for redevelopment in areas which are, or

threaten to become, blighted through the direct payment or financing of municipally-owned improvements pursuant to the provision of the TIF Law;
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(C) By the terms of an Ordinance dated April 18, 2019, entitled, AN ORDINANCE

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OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GEORGETOWN, SOUTH CAROLINA PROVIDING FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT AREA, THE APPROVAL OF A

REDEVELOPMENT PLAN FOR THE FINANCING OF REDEVELOPMENT PROJECTS AND OTHER MATTERS RELATED THERETO (the TIF Ordinance ), the City determined that there existed within the City certain areas which were, or threatened to become, blighted; development and redevelopment of such areas would be encouraged through the City s undertaking of certain municipal projects.
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(D) In connection with the authorizations contained in the TIF Law and pursuant to

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the terms of the TIF Ordinance, the City approved its tax increment financing redevelopment plan dated April 18, 2019 (the TIF District ).

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(E) Georgetown County (the County ) rejected the TIF District by an email to the

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City dated April 17, 2019.

(F) Despite such rejection, the Section 10 of the TIF Ordinance authorized the City

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Administrator to negotiate, execute and deliver an intergovernmental agreement between the City and the County regarding the terms and manner of the

County s participation in the TIF District.
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(G) The City Administrator of the City (the City Administrator ) has negotiated the

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terms of an intergovernmental agreement with the County wherein the County has agreed to participate in the TIF (the IGA ).

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(H) Despite the prior approval in the TIF Ordinance, the City Administrator has

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determined to seek to review, approval, and ratification of the IGA by Council.

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(I) On the basis of the foregoing, the Council hereby finds and determines that the

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IGA shall be authorized and approved.

Section 2. Approval and Ratification of the IGA

The Council has reviewed the IGA, the final form of which is attached hereto as Exhibit A and by and through this Resolution does hereby approve the

terms of the IGA and further ratifies all such prior approvals regarding the IGA in the TIF Ordinance. The IGA shall be executed and delivered on behalf of the City by the City Administrator. The consummation of the transactions and undertakings described in the IGA and such additional transactions and undertakings as may be determined by the City Administrator in consultation with the Council to be necessary or advisable in connection therewith, are hereby approved. In connection with the execution and delivery of the IGA, the City Administrator is additionally authorized to prepare, review, negotiate, execute, deliver, and agree to such additional agreements, certifications, documents, closing proofs, and undertakings as she shall deem necessary or advisable.
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Section 3. Effect

Upon the full execution of the IGA, all actions and activities by the City are deemed ratified, confirmed and approved. This Resolution shall be

adopted upon due approval by the Council.
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DONE AND RESOLVED IN COUNCIL ASSEMBLED, this __th day of February,

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2020.

CITY OF GEORGETOWN, SOUTH

CAROLINA

(SEAL) By:______________________ Mayor WITNESS

By:______________________ City Clerk

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