City Council Meeting 08/10/2015
Agenda, Clemson City Council
Monday, August 10, 2015
Regular Council Meeting at 6:30 p.m.
Council Chamber, Clemson City Hall
1. Call to Order
2. Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance – Mayor J.C. Cook, III
3. Public Session
4. Approval of Minutes – July 20, 2015
5. Reports/Discussion Agenda:
a. Ms. Dixie Waldrop to address City Council on the possibility of starting a Miss Clemson and Miss Teen Clemson scholarship pageant in the City of Clemson – Mayor J.C. Cook, III.
b. Receive a status report on Clemson Area Transit’s new CAT-app GPS system, grant funding for conducting route analysis, and recent recognition award for the CAT and City of Seneca electric bus system partnership – Mr. Al Babinicz, CAT Director.
c. Item Request – Discuss the method of architectural and construction procurement for the new City of Clemson fire substation – Mr. Rick Cotton, City Administrator.
e. Item Request – Receive financial reports from Ms. Tommye Hurst, Executive Director of the Clemson Arts Center, as a condition of the Arts and Culture Commissions recommendation for additional funding for the Clemson Festival of Arts – Mr. Andy Blondeau, Assistant City Administrator.
f. Staff and Council Reports.
a. Item Request – Consider 2nd Reading of a proposed text amendment 2015-R-14 an Ordinance to Amend Article III Residential Districts to allow Gameday Parking as a conditional use in residential districts and a proposed amendment to Section 19-107 Definitions to add a definition for Gameday Parking – Ms. Sharon Richardson, Planning & Codes Director.
b. Item Request – Consider 1st Reading of proposed Zoning Ordinance text amendments to Section 19-107 Definitions to add a definition of Short-term Rentals, Section 19-303 Table 19-303 to add Short-term rentals as a conditional accessory use in residential districts, and to amend Section 19-305 to add conditional use standards for short-term rentals in residential districts and to update Section 19-107 Definitions – Ms. Sharon Richardson, Planning & Codes Director.
c. Item Request – Consider 1st Reading of a proposed Zoning Ordinance text amendment to Section 19-603 Exceptions to maximum Structure Height to include non-habitable architectural features – Ms. Sharon Richardson, Planning & Codes Director.
d. Item Request – Consider 1st Reading of a proposed Zoning Ordinance text to amend Section 19-804 Shared Parking to amend standards for shared parking in commercial districts and Section 19-802. Off-Street Parking Space Requirements for Medical Uses – Ms. Sharon Richardson, Planning & Codes Director.
e. Item Request – Consider 1st Reading of an Ordinance to amend Article 3, Section 12-44 and Article 5, Section 12-83 and 12-87 of the City of Clemson Municipal Code regarding local option accommodations tax, hospitality tax and hospitality fee remittance by defining when a payment must be postmarked to be considered for on time payment – Mr. Andy Blondeau, Assistant City Administrator.
f. Item Request – Consider expanding the scope of the College Avenue Lighting Project to include retrofitting the 32 Hadco fixtures between Keith Street and Tiger Blvd with LED fixtures – Mr. Andy Blondeau, Assistant City Administrator.
g. Item Request – Consider a Bid from Gregory Electric in the amount of $44,700.00 to install 11 street lights on N. Clemson Avenue. Also consider allocating an additional $6,786.00 from the Hospitality Tax Fund to the North Clemson Lighting Project – Mr. Andy Blondeau, Assistant City Administrator.
h. Item Request – Consider a Recommendation from the Arts and Cultural Commission to provide $10,000 to the Clemson Arts Center to support the Clemson Festival of Arts and assure its long-term sustainability – Mr. Andy Blondeau, Assistant City Administrator.
i. Item Request – Consider a request from the Clemson Area Chamber of Commerce to display a banner in the flag plaza honoring Vietnam Veterans – Mr. Andy Blondeau, Assistant City Administrator.
7. Executive Session:
a. Discuss employment/appointment of an employee for the Municipal Court -SC Code 30-4-70 (a)(1) – Mr. Rick Cotton, City Administrator.