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CITY OF ANDERSON COUNCIL AGENDA

CITY OF ANDERSON COUNCIL AGENDA

May 20, 2020 12:00 Noon

INVOCATION: Councilman John Roberts

RESPECTS TO FLAG: Mayor Terence Roberts

Approval of Minutes of April 27, 2020

A. OLD BUSINESS:

Tagged Interests: business

None

B. NEW BUSINESS:

Tagged Interests: business

Request consideration of construction contract for Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Maintenance Facility at Public Works Complex.

Tagged Interests: construction, facility, contract, natural gas, Public Works, and public works

Request consideration of a referral to the Planning Commission a petition to annex and zone

Tagged Interests: planning, boards and commissions, and annexation

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.
Tagged Interests: streets, development, zoning, Development, and property

Request consideration of a referral to the Planning Commission a petition to annex and zone to RM-10, Multi-Family Residential, approximately 11

acres located at Old Williamston Road/Nicklaus Drive.
Tagged Interests: planning, boards and commissions, streets, and annexation

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Virtual Meeting April 27, 2020

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.
Tagged Interests: finance, council, legal, administrator, and manager

PROCLAMATION National Police Week May 10 16

Tagged Interests: recognition and public safety

Proclamation National Police Week 2020

Tagged Interests: recognition and public safety

To recognize National Police Week 2020 and to honor the service and sacrifice of those law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty while

protecting our communities and safeguarding our democracy.
Tagged Interests: recognition and public safety

WHEREAS, there are approximately 900,000 law enforcement officers serving in communities across the United States, including the dedicated members of

the Anderson Police Department; and
Tagged Interests: public safety

WHEREAS, nearly 58,866 assaults against law enforcement officers are reported each year, resulting in approximately 18,005 injuries; and

Tagged Interests: public safety

WHEREAS, since the first recorded death in 1791, 24,103 law enforcement officers in the United States have made the ultimate sacrifice and been

killed in the line of duty, including 4 members of the Anderson Police Department; and
Tagged Interests: public safety

WHEREAS, the names of these dedicated public servants are engraved on the walls of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington,

D.C.; and
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WHEREAS, 146 new names of fallen heroes are being added to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial this spring who died in the line of duty in

2019; and
Tagged Interests: public safety

WHEREAS, the service and sacrifice of all officers killed in the line of duty will be honored during the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial

Fund s 31st Annual Candlelight Vigil, on the evening of May 13, 2020; and
Tagged Interests: public safety

WHEREAS, May 13, 2020 is designated as Peace Officers Memorial Day, in honor of all fallen officers and their families and U.S. flags should be flown

at half-staff.

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the City of Anderson, Incorporated formally designates May 10th May 16, 2020, as

National Police Week in the City of Anderson, and publicly salutes the service of law enforcement officers in our community and in communities across

the nation.
Tagged Interests: public safety

Signed this 13th day of April, 2020

_________________________________ Terence V. Roberts, Mayor

APPROVAL OF MINUTES A motion by Mayor Pro Tem Stewart seconded by Council Member Thompson carried unanimously (9 0) to approve the minutes of March

23, 2020 meeting as presented.
Tagged Interests: council

REQUEST SECOND READING OF ORDINANCE 20 05 FOR THE ISSUANCE AND SALE OF CITY OF ANDERSON GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS IN THE PRINCIPAL ACCOUNT OF NOT

Tagged Interests: ordinance, sale, and bond

EXCEEDING 1,600,000 FOR REFUNDING OF THE OUTSTANDING 2008 GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS

Tagged Interests: bond

Finance Director, Margot Martin said the City of Anderson has outstanding principal balance of 1,530,000 for the 2008 General Obligation Bonds, with

current interest rate
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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.
Tagged Interests: rfp, RFP, ordinance, council, sale, bond, fire departments and districts, transportation, purchasing, and rates

REQUEST CONSIDERATION OF CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT FOR EAST MARKET STREET STREETSCAPE

Tagged Interests: construction, market, streets, contract, and streetscape

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
Tagged Interests: rfp, contractor, RFP, construction, business, council, market, streets, development, hotel, fire departments and districts, downtown, advertising, streetscape, Development, administrator, manager, Pedestrian, traffic, and parking

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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.
Tagged Interests: construction, market, streets, downtown, streetscape, and parking

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.
Tagged Interests: rfp, RFP, construction, TIF, market, streets, taxes, Taxes, contract, streetscape, and Pedestrian

REQUEST CONSIDERATION OF ACCOMMODATIONS TAX (ATAX) FUNDS FOR CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU (CVB) VISIT ANDERSON

Tagged Interests: funding, accommodations tax, taxes, Taxes, and conventions

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.
Tagged Interests: funding, grant, council, accommodations tax, tourism, administrator, and manager

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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.
Tagged Interests: rfp, RFP, grant, accommodations tax, development, advertising, signage, conventions, Development, Pedestrian, and selection

ADJOURNMENT

A motion by Councilman Newton seconded by Council Member Thompson carried unanimously (9 0) to adjourn.

Tagged Interests: council

ATTEST:

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

Tagged Interests: Treasurer and TREASURER

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Date: May 20, 2020 Agenda Item No: B-1

City of Anderson Council Agenda

Title/Description: New Business

Tagged Interests: business

Request consideration of a construction contract for Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Maintenance Facility located at the Public Works Complex.

Tagged Interests: construction, facility, contract, natural gas, Public Works, and public works

________________________________________________________________________ ______ Executive Summary:

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:
Tagged Interests: rfp, RFP, funding, grant, construction, facility, budget, Public Transit, and advertising

Chambers and Associates (Mount Pleasant, SC) 296,000 Sterling Structural Design (Royston, GA) 296,000 Glenn Contractors (Anderson, SC) 343,156

Palmetto Group (Gaffney, SC) 290,681
Tagged Interests: contractor and construction

Benefit: Enclosing the two open air bays will enable our Fleet Maintenance employees to do major and minor repairs in a facility designed for Natural

Gas vehicles.
Tagged Interests: facility and natural gas

Funding: The total cost of this facility is 290,681. Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and State (SCDOT) 5339 (Bus and Bus Facilities) grant funds

will pay 100 of 290,681. There will be no local cost to the City. All FTA SCDOT grant funds have been approved and are available for use.
Tagged Interests: funding, grant, facility, Public Transit, and transportation

Recommendation: Staff recommends approval of a construction contract to Palmetto Group in the amount of 290,681 to enclose two open air bays and

convert the space into a Compressed Natural Gas Maintenance Facility for major and minor repairs to the City s fleet of CNG transit buses.
Tagged Interests: construction, facility, contract, Public Transit, and natural gas

________________________________________________________________________ ______ Action Requested:

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__ Ordinance 1st Reading __Information only

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__Ordinance 2nd Reading _X General Approval

__Resolution __Other

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Date: May 20, 2020 Agenda Item No: B-2

City of Anderson Council Agenda

Title/Description: New Business

Tagged Interests: business

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:
Tagged Interests: planning, boards and commissions, streets, development, zoning, Development, property, and annexation

Background: The applicant proposes to annex the subject property and rezone a portion already inside the City in order to construct mixed-use

residential dwellings. The proposed development is broken into 3 tracts:
Tagged Interests: development, zoning, Development, property, commercial, and annexation

Tract A: This 7.59 acre parcel will be constructed with single-family detached dwellings.

Tagged Interests: property

Tract B: College Parke townhomes are located on this parcel and a multi-family development plan is proposed to continue on this 8.29 acre tract.

Tagged Interests: development, Development, property, and university

Tract C: Single-Family residential dwellings are proposed for this 16.4 acre parcel. However, if market conditions change, the PDD document will be

written to accommodate townhouses, multi-family dwellings or a mixture of these uses.
Tagged Interests: market and property

The PDD document for the entire acreage will specify information regarding types of residential dwellings, lot sizes, setbacks, and other details.

These specifics and a site drawing will be available for Planning Commission and City Council consideration.
Tagged Interests: planning, council, and boards and commissions

Benefit: N/A

Funding: N/A

Tagged Interests: funding

Recommendation: Referral to the Planning Commission. Upon referral, the Planning Commission will consider this request at their June 2nd meeting.

Tagged Interests: planning and boards and commissions

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Action Requested:

Ordinance 1st Reading Information Only

Tagged Interests: ordinance

Ordinance 2nd Reading General Approval

Tagged Interests: ordinance

Resolution __X_Referral

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Date: May 20, 2020 Agenda Item No: B-3

City of Anderson Council Agenda

Title/Description: New Business

Tagged Interests: business

Request: Consideration of a referral to the Planning Commission a petition to annex and zone to RM-10 Multi-Family Residential, approximately 11

acres of land on Old Williamston Road/Nicklaus Drive. ___________________________________________________________________ ____ Executive Summary:
Tagged Interests: planning, boards and commissions, streets, and annexation

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.
Tagged Interests: sewer, utility, Utility, services, water, property, and annexation

Townhouses are currently under construction in the subdivision known as Willow Bend and the proposed zoning of RM-10, Multi-Family Residential will

allow the developer to continue with the same plan as approved by Anderson County.
Tagged Interests: construction, zoning, and subdivision

Benefit: N/A

Funding: N/A

Tagged Interests: funding

Recommendation: Referral to the Planning Commission. The Planning Commission will consider this request at their June 2nd meeting.

Tagged Interests: planning and boards and commissions

___________________________________________________________________ ___ Action Requested:

Ordinance 1st Reading Information Only

Tagged Interests: ordinance

Ordinance 2nd Reading General Approval

Tagged Interests: ordinance

Resolution __X_ Referral

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