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REGULAR MEETING OF FLORENCE CITY COUNCIL
MONDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2003 - 1:00 P.M.
CITY-COUNTY COMPLEX, CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS, ROOM 604
FLORENCE, SOUTH CAROLINA

AGENDA

I.          CALL TO ORDER

II.        INVOCATION

            Pledge of Allegiance to the American Flag

III.       APPROVAL OF MINUTES

            September 2, 2003 - Special Meeting

            September 8, 2003 - Regular Meeting

IV.       EMPLOYEE HONORS

            Employee of the Month - Nelson Lee

            Service Certificates - Phillip Coker - Storm Water - 30 years

                                                Betty Gee - Fire - 30 years

                                                Rocky Rietkovich - Parks & Leisure - 20 years

                                                Teresa Simons - Parks & Leisure - 15 years

                                                Edward Graham - Waste Water - 10 years

                                                Allen Rouse - Fire - 10 years

Educational Recognition - Mareco Windom - Water Production Division, “C” Certification

V.        PUBLIC HEARING

            A public hearing will be held to solicit public input on the proposed use of the
            Local Law Enforcement Block Grant (LLEBG) funds.

VI.       SPECIAL RECOGNITION

Mrs. Debi Ratliffe - Was recognized by Keep South Carolina Beautiful as the board member of the year for the State of South Carolina through her work with Keep Florence Beautiful.

VII.     APPEARANCE BEFORE COUNCIL

a.         Mr. Kevin Barth, Owner of the Florence RedWolves, would like to give a report on the improvements made at the ballfield and an end of season report.                     

b.         Valencia S. Brewington - SC DHEC - to discuss a grant received by DHEC on the Turning Point Initiative and the Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP).

c.         Councilman Robinson, a representative from the NAACP, a representative from Carolina Alliance for Fair Employment, and witnesses from the community, to speak on issues relating to police profiling

VIII.    ORDINANCES IN POSITION

a.         Bill No. 2003-36 - Second Reading

                        A Series Ordinance making provision for the terms and conditions of
                        a combined Waterworks and Sewerage System Revenue Bond of the City
                        of Florence, South Carolina, authorized by a Bond Ordinance of the City
                        of Florence adopted October 24, 1989.

b.         Bill No. 2003-40 - Second Reading

An Ordinance to rezone property owned by Mr. Steve Hondros Etal Trustees located in the 400 Block of Second Loop Road by amending the Zoning Atlas of the City of Florence.

c.         Bill No. 2003-41 - Second Reading

                        An Ordinance to rezone property owned by Westminister Presbyterian Church
                        located at 2301 Second Loop Road by amending the Zoning Atlas of the
                        City of Florence.

d.        Bill No. 2003-42 - Second Reading 

An Ordinance to rezone property owned by Tommy Mourounas located at 2405 and 2415 Second Loop Road by amending the Zoning Atlas of the City of Florence.

e.         Bill No. 2003-43 - Second Reading

                        An Ordinance establishing as surplus and approving the conveyance by the
                        City of Florence, of property located immediately east and across the 301
                        By-Pass from the Freedom Florence Recreational Complex
                        containing approximately 8,030 square feet.
 

IX.       INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCES

a.         Bill No. 2003-44 - First Reading

            An Ordinance to amend the budget for the City of Florence, South
            Carolina, for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2003, and ending June 30,
            2004.

b.         Bill No. 2003-45 - First Reading

                        An Ordinance amending Chapter 20, Article II, Division 1, Division 2,
                        and Division 3 of the City of Florence, South Carolina Code
                        of Ordinances pertaining to Taxicabs Licenses and Permits, and
                        adding Article IV to Chapter 20 to provide for the regulation of
                        limousine services.

c.         Bill No. 2003-46 - First Reading

                        An Ordinance to rename Glory Drive to Senior Way.

X.        REPORTS TO COUNCIL

a.         Appointments to Boards and Commissions

b.         A report on the request for funding of the Master Plan for the Florence Stockade.

c.         CRS Annual Report - An update of the City’s Flood Plain Management Plan.

d.         A report on extending gravity sewer along Mechanicsville Road and Lucas Street (US Hwy. 52) to serve commercial property.

 

 

 

 

 

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