CITY OF COLUMBIA
CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING MINUTES
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2002
6:30 P.M.
BEN ARNOLD COMMUNITY CENTER
1100 S. HOLLY STREET
COUNCIL DISTRICT III

The Columbia City Council will meet in an evening session in Council District III on Wednesday, January 16, 2002, 6:30 p.m. at the Ben Arnold Community Center, 1100 South Holly Street, Columbia, South Carolina.  Mayor Robert D. Coble called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m.  Council members present were The Honorable E.W. Cromartie, II, The Honorable Francenia B. Heizer, The Honorable Jim Papadea, The Honorable Anne M. Sinclair, The Honorable Hamilton Osborne, Jr. and The Honorable Sam Davis.  Also attending were Ms. Leona K. Plaugh, City Manager and Ms. Pamela J. Ferst, Acting City Clerk.

Ms. Sinclair welcomed the Rosewood Community to the City Council meeting.

Mr. Mel Jenkins  introduced Chris Harold of Troop #100.  Chris is working on his Eagle Badge and attended the meeting to earn his Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge.

I. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Upon motion by Mr. Cromartie, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council voted unanimously to approve the minutes of December 19, 2001.

II. CONSENT AGENDA

A. STREET CLOSING REQUEST

1. Council is asked to approve a request from The Township Auditorium, to close the 1600 block of Henderson Street and the1600 block of Blanding Street for several children=s presentations, from 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. on the following dates.   Contact:  Mr. Marshall P. Perry.

Wednesday, January 30 Wednesday, March 06
Friday,  February 08 Wednesday,  March 20
Wednesday, February 13 Tuesday,  April 09
Tuesday,  February 26

Upon motion by Mr. Cromartie, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council voted unanimously to approve a request from The Township Auditorium, to close the 1600 block of Henderson Street and the1600 block of Blanding Street for several children=s presentations, from 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. on the following dates.  Wednesday, January 30; Wednesday, March 06; Friday, February 08; Wednesday, March 20; Wednesday, February 13; Tuesday, April 09; and Tuesday, February 26.  Mr. Osborne and Mr. Davis were not present for the vote.

III. ORDINANCE - FIRST READING

A. Ordinance No.:  2001-099 - Granting encroachment to Free Will Baptist Church for   directional sign at Rosewood Drive and South Kilbourne Road

 
Upon motion by Ms. Heizer, seconded by Mr. Cromartie, Council voted unanimously to give first reading to Ordinance No.:  2001-099 - Granting encroachment to Free Will Baptist Church for directional sign at Rosewood Drive and South Kilbourne Road,  with a request from Ms. Sinclair to consolidate all signs on one post.  Mr. Osborne and Mr. Davis were not present for the vote.

B. Ordinance No.:  2001-105 - Annexing 606 Alcott Drive, Richland County TMS    #11703-01-13.
This item was held over, no action taken.

* Mr. Osborne arrived at 6:43 p.m.

C. Ordinance No.:  2002-003 - Granting encroachment to Estates, Inc. for construction and maintenance of porches, steps, walkway, and retaining walls along the 1400 block of Gadsden Street and 800 block of Hampton Street

Upon motion by Mr. Cromartie, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council voted unanimously to give first reading to Ordinance No.: 2002-003 - Granting encroachment to Estates, Inc. for construction and maintenance of porches, steps, walkway, and retaining walls along the 1400 block of Gadsden Street and 800 block of Hampton Street.  Mr. Davis was not present for  the vote.

* Mr. Davis arrived at 6:45 p.m.

IV. RESOLUTIONS

A. Resolution R-2002-001 - For Condemnation - Storm Drainage from Craven Street to North Main Street - CIP Project # SD58-9/0
This item was held over, no action taken.

V. APPOINTMENTS

A. The Election Commission
This item was held over, no action taken.

VI. OTHER MATTERS

A. A. P. Williams Funeral Home Parking Request

Upon motion by Mr. Cromartie, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council voted unanimously to approve a request from Mr. A.P. Williams, III, owner of A.P. Williams Funeral Home to provide a ANo [email protected] area directly in front of 1808 Washington Street.

VII. APPEARANCE OF PUBLIC HAVING BUSINESS WITH CITY COUNCIL

Mr. Pete Mayers, Vice President, Rosewood Community Council appeared before Council to  present a traffic plan for the Rosewood Community.

Ms. Helen Fellers Dekel, Rosewood Community resident, thanked Council members for coming out to their community.  Ms. Dekel stated that the Rosewood Community would like to establish a better relationship with State and local entities.

 
Ms. Lisa Maseng, Rosewood Community resident, appeared before Council to inquire about the status of the Henley Homes property.  Ms. Maseng expressed concerns about the disc golf players expanding through the woods at Owens Field and exposing a dumping ground.  Ms. Maseng wants to know if the usage of the property can be investigated and if funds are available to clean the dumping ground.

Upon motion by Mr. Cromartie, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council voted unanimously to go into Executive Session at 6:55 p.m. to discuss a SCDOT contract.

Mayor Coble called the meeting to a close at 7:00 p.m.

Respectfully submitted by:
 
 

Pamela J. Ferst, CPS
Acting City Clerk