City Council Meeting 11/07/2016


Agenda, Clemson City Council
Monday, November 7, 2016
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 – Receive public comments that may or may not be on this agenda
4. Approval of Minutes – October 17, 2016

5. Reports/Discussion Agenda:
a. Item Request – Receive a Request from Mr. Frank Cortese, owner of Rubin Square commercial building, for City Council to abandon an easement that currently exists on the south side of the property – Mr. Rick Cotton, City Administrator.

b. Item Request – Discuss the potential expansion of the Municipal Court "Night Court" availability for court docket scheduling and the proposed change in weekly operation hours/schedule for Municipal Court – Ms. Teresa Daniel, Municipal Court Judge.

c. Item Request – Review the Proposed Agreement between the City of Clemson and the Center for Transportation & the Environment for services related to the Federal Transit Administration Low/No grant administration, bus procurement, deployment validation, and closeout assistance – Mr. Al Babinicz, CAT Director.

d. Item Request – Receive a presentation regarding proposed changes to the parking deck operations – Mr. Andy Blondeau, Assistant City Administrator.

e. Staff and Council Reports.

6. Policy/Action Agenda:
a. Item Request – Consider approving a non-profit's request to be included on the list of organizations authorized to advertise on the electronic message board – Mr. Andy Blondeau, Assistant City Administrator.

b. Consider a request from the Clemson Elementary PTA for permission to advertise on the City’s digital message board.  Also, PTA representative Jessica Dvergsten will discuss a future fundraising program to collect “gently worn” used and new shoes with the community – Mayor J.C. Cook, III.

c. Item Request – Consider a Resolution indicating formal support of the Green Crescent Trail Feasibility Study and of the ongoing efforts of the Friends of the Green Crescent to design, and build the Green Crescent Trail, a pedestrian and biking trail network, within the City Limits of Clemson – Mayor J.C. Cook, III.

d. Item Request – Consider sending a request to the Planning Commission to consider a Zoning Text Amendment related to the City's sign code that regulates electronic/digital display message boards.  Specifically, Council would like to have the length of display time that a message is presented prior to changing to a new message studied for effectiveness and driver safety – Mayor J.C. Cook, III.

e. Consider approving the rescheduling of the City Council regular meeting of November 21, 2016 to Tuesday, November 22, 2016 so that City Council members may attend the Pickens County Municipal Association banquet that is scheduled for the evening of November 21st at Southern Wesleyan University – Mayor J.C. Cook, III.

7. Executive Session:
a. Consider a personnel issue: Section 30-4-70 (a) (1), State Code of Laws; discussion of employment, appointment, compensation, promotion of an employee regulated by a public body or the appointment of a person to a public body – Mr. Rick Cotton, City Administrator.

NOTE:  Upon returning to open session, Council may take action on matters discussed in Executive Session.