The virtual meeting of City Council was held due to COVID 19, on this date at 6:00 pm. Roll call by seat number was conducted by the Mayor to ensure
a quorum was present. In attendance were Mayor Terence Roberts, Mayor Pro Tem Stewart, Council Members Thompson, Harbin, Chapman, Laughridge, Newton, John Roberts, and Jeff Roberts. Also, in attendance were City Manager, David McCuen; Assistant City Manager, Andrew Strickland; Finance Director, Margot Martin; and City Attorney, Frankie McClain. The invocation was given by Councilman Laughridge and respect to the flag was given by Councilman Harbin.
of 4.39 . The original proceeds of 2,850,000 were used to construct Fire Station Three (3) and purchase of a new fire truck. The current G.O. Bond
will be paid in full in April 2028. The City issued a Bank Placement RFP on March 27, 2020. Bids were due April 27, 2020. The City received 8 bids with interest rates ranging from 1.57 to 2.21 . The City accepted the bid from JP Morgan with a 1.64 interest rate and a net cash flow savings of 134,256. Council gave approval for first reading on March 23, 2020. A motion by Councilman Chapman seconded by Councilman Jeff Roberts carried unanimously (9 0) to approve Ordinance 20 05 providing for the issuance and sale of the City of Anderson General Obligation bonds in the principal amount of not exceeding 1,600,000 for refunding the outstanding 2008 General Obligation Bonds on Second Reading.
Assistant City Manager, Andrew Strickland said a work session with members of City Council and Staff was held on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 to
preview design alternatives for a new streetscape along East Market Street between South Main Street and South McDuffie Street. The new streetscape, to be completed in conjunction with the development of the new Home 2 Suites hotel and adjacent parking garage, will include wider sidewalks to better accommodate increased pedestrian traffic in the area, street trees, lighting, and a refaced retaining wall adjacent to the Fire Department Headquarters. Sidewalk, crosswalk, and lighting designs will be consistent with existing streetscapes throughout Downtown Anderson. An invitation to bid for the Market Street Improvements Project was advertised using the City s website, Anderson Independent Mail, and South Carolina Business Opportunities (SCBO). A pre bid meeting was held on March 30, 2020 at the site. Sealed bids were due by April 16, 2020. Three (3) bids were submitted. The bids were: Company Name Location Bid Southern Concrete Const. Anderson, SC 572,736.00 AOS Specialty Contractors Lexington, SC 571,946.00
Fontaine Construction Anderson, SC 591,761.97 Streetscape improvements along this section of Market Street will extend the Downtown Anderson
experience to the new Home 2 Suites and adjacent 320 space parking garage. These new amenities, combined with existing retail, dining, accommodations, and civic spaces, will further enhance the visitor experience Downtown.
The project will be funded by Hospitality Fund and TIF Fund. The successful bidder will be responsible for installation of all hardscape sidewalks,
curbing, lighting, crosswalks, asphalt paving, brickwork, etc. The City, as is now customary, will install all landscaping and irrigation. LandPlan Group reviewed the bids with staff and recommends awarding the Market Street Improvements project to the lowest, accurate, responsible bidder, Southern Concrete and Construction, Incorporated in the amount of 572,736. A motion by Councilman Harbin seconded by Councilman Newton carried unanimously (9 0) to approve a construction contract for East Market Street Streetscape with Southern Concrete and Construction, Inc in the amount of 572,736 to be paid from the Hospitality Fund and TIF Fund.
Assistant City Manager, Andrew Strickland said this year, the City received 29 applications for projects requesting ATAX Funds for 2019 2020. The
total to allocate was 171,787.10. On October 28, 2019, City council approved allocation of 141,787.10 as recommended by the ATAX Advisory Committee at their annual meeting in October 2019. Regarding the remaining 30,000, City Council requested a re evaluation of the projects submitted for funding by Visit Anderson CVB in order to ensure that ATAX grants are being used to best serve the tourism industry city wide. As one of the key organizations whose priority is the promotion of tourism, Visit Anderson CVB has the greatest capacity to carry out impactful tourism projects. A proposal has since been developed in partnership with the City for Visit Anderson CVB to conduct a Wayfinding Master Plan. This is an eligible use of ATAX funds because the project is a tourism related expenditure relative to the ability of the City to attract and sustain tourism.
An RFP was advertised and Visit Anderson CVB will lead the process of procuring a qualified firm to carry out the Wayfinding Master Plan, with input
from a selection committee inclusive of City staff. Development of this Wayfinding Master Plan will include vehicle and pedestrian signage across the city directing visitors and residents to key destinations, as well as an implementation plan that designates sign locations. A motion by Councilman Harbin seconded by Councilman Laughridge carried unanimously (9 0) to approve an ATAX grant for 30,000 for Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) Visit Anderson for the purpose of a Wayfinding Master Plan.
Background: The City Transit system currently has two CNG buses in its fleet and will be adding two more for a total of four, over the next four
months. The City received a Federal and State grant, 5339 (Bus and Bus Facilities) in the amount of 215,400. When the construction bids came in over budget, the City requested additional Federal and State funds and they were granted. The City now has the funds to award and complete the project. Two current open air bays will be enclosed for the CNG Maintenance Facility. An Invitation for Bid was advertised in February 2020. Four bids were received in March 2020:
Request: Consideration of a referral to the Planning Commission a petition to annex and zone to PDD, Planned Development District approximately 25
acres located at 1309 Old Williamston Road and to rezone an adjacent 8.29 acre parcel from RM-10, Multi-Family Residential to PDD, Planned Development District. ___________________________________________________________________ ____ Executive Summary:
Background: Pursuant to the previously recorded Water/Sewer Service Agreement and Restrictive Covenant guidelines signed by the previous property
owner, it is requested to annex the subject property which will be contiguous to the city limits upon the annexation of an adjacent parcel of land (currently in progress). This property is within the boundaries for the provision of city services.