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January 26th RCC Meeting Minutes

Heather Bauer invited Tony Magwood and Jody Britt with the DOT to speak:

  • In the next couple of months they will be closing down a section of I-77 for repairs:
    • They will have signs and notices up at least 15 days in advance, the tentative start date is in March.
    • A 24/7 team of 12 crews and contractors will have approximately 216 hours to complete the job. To prevent delays, they will close each section for 9 days, separately for north and south bound.
    • The area closed will be the section of I-77 from I-26 to Bluff Rd.
  • There are a couple of paving projects in Rosewood as well, but the contracts have not been awarded yet. We will get more info on those soon.

Police Updates:

  • Community officer Boyd was in a training class so Captain Blendowski gave us some updates.
  • The viral video of how to steal Kia’s is still being shared. PLEASE remember to keep your cars locked and all items out of site and secured.
  • There have been 555 citations from August through Current as of the meeting in the Rosewood area.
  • There have been some property thefts in the area, most have been through the rear entry of the home, behind a privacy fence.

City/County Council Updates:

  • Will Brennan let us know the County Council meeting will take place in the 1st week of February.
  • They will also announce a public meeting soon to discuss the proposal to remove some trees at the airport to comply with FAA Regulations.

RCC Updates:

  • We had a wonderful turn out for the MLK Day Project Day!
    • 45 people came out to help along the nature trail.
    • This is the highest turnout numbers since pre-Covid.
  • February 18th will be the Mardi Gras Parade- be on the lookout for events on Facebook!
  • Our next meeting will be in April, we are hoping to have it at the Airport Meeting room.
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October 20th RCC Meeting Minutes

Police Updates:

  • Community officer Boyd updated us that there have been no property crimes since July of this year.
  • There have been 7 car crimes since January. 5 of them thefts. All with the keys in the vehicle.
    • There have been a few auto thieves arrested; however, the viral video of how to steal Kia’s is still being shared.
    • PLEASE remember to keep your cars locked and all items out of site and secured.
  • There have been 240 traffic tickets from August through October. 2-3% of those have been speeding tickets.
  • If you want to file an online police report, you can do so here.
    • There are 14 different options for online reports.
    • ALL get seen by investigator.
    • There are 5 or 6 questions before you file the report online, some of which will prompt you to call 911 instead of continuing.
    • There is dispatch priority based on the threat level, but please do not lie to get officers to your scene faster, it takes valuable time and resources away from situations that actually need it.
    • It is a crime to file a false report.

County Council Updates:

  • Allison Terracio spoke about salary increase for county council
    • Alison covers most of Rosewood as the District 5 representative, but if she is not your representative, she will get you to the right person and often will try and help you herself.
      • Phone number: 803-622-6029
      • The 24-hour county response center phone number is 803-929-6000.

RCC Updates:

  • We got the Cola Green grant for $3,000.
    • Will be buying 50-100 trees throughout Owen’s Field and the Nature Trail.
    • Look for planting events coming soon for along the nature trail and orchard.
      • Plan for work days in November, December, and January.
  • Wando Pipe Project is almost complete.
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April 28th RCC Meeting

  • Official introduction of new board since our first meeting was postponed.
  • RCPD Update:
    • In 30 days, the following property crimes were reported:
      • 1 burglary, which is still under investigation.
      • 1 stolen vehicle, which was recovered.
    • New mental health officer was introduced.
      • You will still call 911.
      • New mental health officer will help evaluate and help in certain situations.
  • Allison Terracio – Councilwoman for District 5
    • Encouraged everyone to find out who your representatives are and to get involved.
    • They are in budget season right now- if there’s something that you’re passionate about speak out and speak up- getting involved is how we can achieve change.
    • Even though land development code has been passed, doing a review/refresh to involve more community input because there is room for growth.
      • Instead of ABC type zones, they will be broader like ‘A1’, ‘B3’, ‘C4’ to fit areas better.
    • The City of Columbia governs MOST of Rosewood.
      • 3/4 of Rosewood is governed by the City, 1/4 by the County. If you don’t know who you are governed by, check the color of your trashcan.
  • Greenway- Timberlane/Park:
    • Borderlines Allison Terracio’s area.
    • The County would build the park.
      • The City of Columbia would then take it over.
    • Safety measures would be in effect, such as rangers and lighting.
    • Parking will be available- there is potential for pull in spots.
    • We need input from neighbors and local residents to ensure the best outcome. ALL INPUT IS WELCOME INPUT.
  • Herrick Brown – Nature Trail/Orchard Updates
    • Memorial Stadium parking lot promoted lots of runoff.
      • EPA and Gills Creek Watershed helped with storm water retention. Filters through the sand and slows the flow of water on the other side of the skate park and zip line/Miracle Park.
    • All grants have gone to purchasing native species to include along the trail (including plants, trees, shrubs, etc.) in Valencia/Edisto Court/Bates.
    • Bluebird Project – Bob Haskins has dozens of bluebird boxes all over Rosewood! For example:
      • 6 on Owens
      • 1 on Edisto
      • 1 on Valencia
    • Goals for the Nature Trail/Orchard:
      • Work with Sustainable Midlands for Rosewood Orchard.
      • Continue to promote Bluebird Project.
      • Projected 5 year goal: extend the Nature trail to about a mile parallel to the disc golf with minimal crossing in certain parts.
  • Next meetings are in July, October, and January. We will get out notice further in advance for these.
  • National Night out is in October. We will update as planning goes on!
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October Meeting Minutes – 10/28/2021

  • Police updates from Captain Blendowski, CRT Parks,

Captain Crawford (RCSD) and Deputy Gamble (RCSD)

  • 5 total auto break ins were reported 4 forced and 1 unforced.
    • Reminder to residents to lock their vehicles and not leave items in plain sight or unattended.
    • Property Crimes reported were 1 Grand larceny and 1 Burglary
  • From August 1st to present date (time of meeting) 310 Traffic Tickets were given, primarily in school zones. CPD wants you to know that they hear you and are working towards more traffic enforcement in the midst of staffing those areas.
  • The holidays are coming up and Columbia Police would like to remind you of the following:
    • Please do not leave package trash in front of your residence that would let potential thieves know you have newer items in your home to steal.
    • Remember to not post your vacation plans on public forums or public social media posts to alert potential thieves to empty properties.
    • If you would like CPD to perform a property check on your residence there is an online form located at
      • You can submit the online form at this link- requests take 48-72 hours to be processed.
      • You can also call 803-545-3500 to request
  • Contact information for the officers present at this meeting are as follows
    • Captain Blendowski CPD– 803-737-5880
    • CRT Hakiesha Parks CPD – 803-391-9243
    • Captain Jason Crawford RCSD-803-904-3694
    • Deputy Nathaniel Gamble RCSD-803-465-2811
  • Heather Bauer for City Council at Large
    • spoke about her run for City Council at Large and offered up her contact information 803-979-1024.
    • Talked about the railroad tracks at S. Beltline and as of 10/28 they were on schedule to be repaired by end of 2021 by CSX.
  • Allison Terracio – Councilwoman for District 5
    • Cell phone 803-622-6029
    • Spoke about the proposed moratorium between old codes and new codes for land development.
    • She also touched on the American Rescue Plan Money which has been partially delivered to the council.
  • RCC 2022-2024 term elections
    • Positions were announced on RCC Website, RCC Facebook Page and Event for Meeting posted 10/7/2021
    • Nominations were made to either current VP Mike Ely or current secretary Lindsay Boozer by email or Facebook Message/Comment.
    • As of 10/28 the parties running for all four positions were unanimously voted in.
      • President – Mike Ely
      • Vice President – Mike Holden
      • Secretary – Lindsay Boozer
      • Treasurer – Julie Bigham

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July Meeting Minutes – 7/22/2021

Meeting led by Tyler and Lindsay- both Tim and Mike unavailable

  • Storm Drain Marking Event from June 2021 from Bob Askins
    • Marked a good bit of storm drains- still have a sleeve of medallions and want to plan another small scale event for marking the rest of storm drains.
    • If you have a drain to be marked please let someone on the council know and we will work towards getting it marked!
    • Marked every markable drain between S. Maple to S. Ott and Rosewood and Rosewood Park!
  • Bob also spoke about the Bluebird Box project along the nature trail
    •  2 boxes that have been very productive- 16 new bluebird fledglings!!
  • Great Rosewood Trash Pickup June 2021
    • Not a big turnout- 6 people total
    • Picked up 5 large bags full of trash around Valencia Park and along South Kilbourne Ave
    • We still have supplies from this event and will plan another trash pick up later in the year.
  • Spoke about City of Columbia being behind on large trash pickup due to staffing. As of meeting time they were about two weeks behind. – as a result of an attendee asking about City traffic pick up vs our pick up.
  • RCSD – Lt. Jason Crawford spoke about crime in the area
    • Uptick in the area has been break ins- based on people seeing posts on social media
    • Kids pulling on car door handles, lots of gun thefts and valuables stolen from cars that were left in plain sight or unlocked vehicles.
  • CRT Hakiesha Parks with CPD spoke about crime in South Kilbourne
    • 3 burglaries between June 21st and 30th  – nothing was taken, not sure if they were connected
    • 1 auto break in with forced entry, nothing was mentioned as being taken on the report
    • 1 stolen car on Hemphill St- the key was left in the vehicle in this case
      • It is not illegal to leave your car running on PRIVATE PROPERTY – side note.
    • David Rice and Nick Hayes- both arrested finally. Multiple offenses of property crimes in both Rosewood and Shandon neighborhood.
  • Captain Blendowski with CPD spoke about keeping the community safe by keeping them involved. Please communicate with the police for your needs.
    • Reminded us that the non-emergency numbers still goes to the same dispatcher as 911 calls.
    •  (803) 252-2911 is number for NON-Emergency calls, but if you feel like it is urgent he stressed to just call 911.
    • Also update on Roll Calls- they miss having them too, but they have not been approved to start back up yet.
  • Jared Johnson spoke about the BLM Mural which is in process at Sweet Temptations Bakery on North Main St.
    • He also spoke about his project to put 21 books by Black Authors in Little Free Libraries across Rosewood, Shandon, and Earlewood. If you would like to donate a book to Jared please reach out to him via Facebook. He will share his list of books or you can purchase off the list at Odd Bird Books in the Arcade Mall on Main St. It is a local owned bookstore so you will be supporting a small business and black authors as well.
  • Allison Terracio-
    • Spoke about the Richland County Website being updated to be more user friendly for outside people looking for information.
    • American Rescue Plan Money- County is getting ~80 Million and the City of Columbia ~27 Million
  • Michelle spoke about happenings in the South Kilbourne Group
    • National Night Out moved to October
    • Reminded everyone to please lock their cars, be on the lookout for yourself as well as your neighbors.
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JULY 22nd RCC Meeting

Hello Friends and Neighbors!

We will have our second meeting of 2021 this Thursday, July 22nd at the Hangar at Owens Field. We will be outside on the green space (weather permitting) and invite you to come and mingle with your neighbors.

Please come and enjoy the weather

if you feel comfortable!


6:00      Social Time/Drink/Food Orders

6:30      Call To Order/Welcome Back
             Treasurer Report/Updates

6:40     Police Updates
7:00     Open Forum for Representatives
7:30     Social Time/Adjourn

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6/19/21 Storm Drain Marking

We will be marking storm drains with the help of City of Columbia!

Tools will be provided, however please remember to bring gloves and water to drink! Depending on how many volunteers we get we will divide up into teams to help make this a successful event!!

Meet at Rosewood Park at 9am! Meeting will last approximately 2 hours.

Please see the link below to the event on Facebook!