Administration and Finance Committee
October 23, 2001, 6:00 p.m.
To Order – Joe McEachern, Committee Chair, called the meeting to order at
of Minutes – The minutes of the September 25, 2001 Regular Session Meeting
were approved as corrected.
of Agenda – The agenda was adopted as amended, adding Items A and B under
Items for Discussion/Information, TIF Ordinance and the Cultural Council, respectively.
1. Items for
- Providence Hospital:
JEDA Loan – The Committee unanimously recommended Council approve a resolution
supporting JEDA’s issuance of revenue bonds for Providence Hospital in an
amount not to exceed $150 million for several hospital projects.
- EMS: Grant for
Improvements – The Committee unanimously recommended that Council accept the
South Carolina DHEC grant of $69,401 and pay the match grant of $10,000 using
budgeted funds for this purpose in order to improve the operations of the
- Sheriff’s Department
- K-9 Vehicles
– The Committee unanimously recommended that Council authorize the purchase
of ten (10) Crown Victoria vehicles in the budgeted amount of $250,000 to
replacing aging, high mileage vehicles in the K-9 Division. These vehicles
will be outfitted with specially designed cage inserts in which the dogs
will be transported, enhancing their safety in the vehicles.
- Local Law
Enforcement Block Grant – The Committee unanimously recommended that Council
accept the US Department of Justice grant in the amount of $423,018 and
pay the 10% match grant of $47,002 to fund overtime expenditures, equipment
and community policing projects in Richland County. Funds for the grant
match shall be taken from the Sheriff’s grant match budget.
Lab Services Grant – The Committee unanimously recommended that Council
accept the SC Department of Public Safety grant in the amount of $185,623
and pay the 25% match grant of $61,874 to expand forensic laboratory services
in Richland County. Funds for the grant match shall be taken from the Sheriff’s
grant match budget.
Grant – The Committee unanimously recommended to forward this item to Council,
giving the County Administrator time to determine if the 25% grant match
of $250,000 to purchase Mobile Data Laptops and the needed communications
infrastructure for patrol vehicles in Richland County, provided through
a US Department of Justice grant in the amount of $750,000, can be taken
as part of the County’s GIS bond funds. If this is not possible, then funds
will be taken from Fund Balance.
2. Items Pending
There were no items
in this section.
3. Items for
- TIF Ordinance
– The Committee forwarded this item to Council without a recommendation.
Council – The Committee directed the County Administrator to notify the
Director of the Cultural Council not to increase Accommodations Tax amounts
after the fact.
- The Committee adjourned at 7:01 p.m.
Staffed by Pam Davis