CITY OF COLUMBIA
CITY COUNCIL WORK SESSION MINUTES
January 30, 2002
9:00 AM - City Council Conference Room
2nd Floor City Hall - 1737 Main Street
 
The City of Columbia City Council met in a Work Session Wednesday, January 30, 2002 in the City Hall Council Conference Room.  Mayor Robert D. Coble called the meeting to order at 9:10 a.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. Erika D. Moore, Deputy City Clerk.

Upon motion by Mayor Coble, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council voted unanimously to go into Executive Session at 9:14 a.m. to discuss plans related to the Pavilion Bankruptcy and a Columbia Action Council contractual matter.

Mayor Coble reconvened the Work Session at 9:55 a.m.

1. CITY COUNCIL DISCUSSION / ACTION

A. APPOINTMENTS

1. The Election Commission

Upon motion by Mr. Osborne, seconded by Ms. Heizer, Council voted unanimously to reappoint Mr. John Montgomery for a six (6) year term to expire on July 1, 2008 and Mr. Andrew J. Lewis for a four (4) year term to expire on July 1, 2006.  Mr. Davis was not present for the vote.

2. The Arts Task Force
This item was held over, no action was taken.

3. The Township Auditorium Board
This item was held over, no action was taken.

4. The Riverbanks Park Commission
This item was held over, no action was taken.

5. The Richland-Lexington Airport District Commission

Upon motion by Mr. Cromartie, seconded by Ms. Heizer, Council voted unanimously to approve the nomination of Mr. Luther J. Battiste, III for the reappointment of a four (4) year term to the Richland-Lexington Airport District Commission.

 
B. RESOLUTION

Resolution R-2002-001 - For Condemnation - Storm Drainage from Craven   Street to North Main Street - CIP Project # SD58-9/0

Upon motion by Mr. Davis, seconded by Ms. Heizer, Council voted unanimously to approve  Resolution R-2002-001 - For Condemnation - Storm Drainage from Craven Street to North Main Street - CIP Project # SD58-9/0.  Mayor Coble and Mr. Papadea were not present for the vote.

C. BIDS AND AGREEMENTS

Council is asked to approve a Memorandum of Agreement between the City of Columbia and City Center Partnership, Inc. for the Administration of the City Center Business Improvement District.

Upon motion by Mayor Coble, seconded by Ms. Sinclair, Council voted unanimously to approve a Memorandum of Agreement between the City of Columbia and City Center Partnership, Inc. for the Administration of the City Center Business Improvement District.  Ms. Heizer was not present for the vote.

D. ORDINANCES - SECOND READING

1. Ordinance No.:  2001-105 - Annexing 606 Alcott Drive, Richland County TMS #11703-01-13 Approved on First Reading January 23, 2002.

Upon motion by Mr. Papadea, seconded by Mr. Cromartie, Council voted unanimously to give second reading to Ordinance No.:  2001-105 - Annexing 606 Alcott Drive, Richland County TMS #11703-01-13.  Ms. Heizer and Mr. Papadea were not present for the vote.

2. Ordinance No.: 2002-006 - Authorizing execution of an easement upon City owned property at the corner of Park Street and Senate Street, known as Richland County TMS# 08916-03-12 Approved on First Reading January 23, 2002

Upon motion by Mr. Cromartie, seconded by Ms. Heizer, Council voted unanimously to give second reading to Ordinance No.: 2002-006 - Authorizing execution of an easement upon City owned property at the corner of Park Street and Senate Street, known as Richland County TMS# 08916-03-12.  The resolution will be revised to delete Item (d) such other improvements which are reasonably necessary to cause the Improvements to comply with applicable building codes and zoning laws.
 
 

 
3. Ordinance No.: 2002-007 - Authorizing and Providing For The Issuance and Sale of not Exceeding $2,500,000.00 Aggregate Principal Amount of Federally Guaranteed Note of City of Columbia, South Carolina Pursuant to Section 108 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as Amended, and Section 6-1-30, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, as Amended; the Application of the Proceeds of Said Note to Provide Financing for the Neighborhood Cluster Revitalization Project, B-99-MC-45-0002; the Entering into of Certain Covenants and Agreements and the Execution and Delivery of Certain Instruments Relating to the Issuance of the Aforesaid Note, Including a Contract for Loan Guarantee Assistance Between the City and the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and a Fiscal Agency Agreement Between the City and the Chase Manhattan Bank; and Other Matters in Connection with the Foregoing. Approved on First Reading January 23, 2002.

Upon motion by Mr. Papadea, seconded by Ms. Sinclair, Council voted unanimously to give second reading to Ordinance No.: 2002-007 - Authorizing and Providing For The Issuance and Sale of not Exceeding $2,500,000.00 Aggregate Principal Amount of Federally Guaranteed Note of City of Columbia, South Carolina Pursuant to Section 108 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as Amended, and Section 6-1-30, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, as Amended; the Application of the Proceeds of Said Note to Provide Financing for the Neighborhood Cluster Revitalization Project, B-99-MC-45-0002; the Entering into of Certain Covenants and Agreements and the Execution and Delivery of Certain Instruments Relating to the Issuance of the Aforesaid Note, Including a Contract for Loan Guarantee Assistance Between the City and the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and a Fiscal Agency Agreement Between the City and the Chase Manhattan Bank; and Other Matters in Connection with the Foregoing.  Mr. Osborne was not present for the vote.

4. Ordinance No.: 2002-008 - Authorizing $2,500,000.00 and $1,500,000.00 grant loan for the revitalization of the property known as Richland County TMS# 11512-01-01. Approved on First Reading January 23, 2002.

Upon motion by Ms. Heizer, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council voted unanimously to give second reading to Ordinance No.: 2002-008 - Authorizing $2,500,000.00 and $1,500,000.00 grant loan for the revitalization of the property known as Richland County TMS# 11512-01-01.  Mr. Davis and Mr. Osborne were not present for the vote.

E. OTHER MATTERS

1. Blue Cross/Blue Shield Annexation Request
This item was held over, no action was taken.
 

 
2. Ft. Jackson Drill Sergeant Statue Funding Request

Upon motion by Ms. Heizer, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council voted unanimously to approve funding of the Fort Jackson Drill Sergeant Statue in the amount of $17,000.00.  Mr. Osborne was not present for the vote.

Upon motion by Ms. Heizer, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council voted unanimously to go into Executive Session at 10:28 a.m. to discuss Blue Cross/Blue Shield annexation request, a personnel matter, the Proposed Columbia Technology Center, Convention Center financing and construction, EdVenture, Tennis Center property acquisition, SCANA, Ice Hockey, School District I lease, Koger Center contract, Lady Street and Pulaski Street property, and Vogue Building contract.  Mr. Osborne abstained from discussing SCANA due to a conflict of interest.  Mr. Cromartie was not present for the vote.

2. LEGAL BRIEFINGS

A. *Personnel Matter
B. *Pavilion
C. *Proposed Columbia Technology Center
D. *Convention Center

Mayor Coble reconvened the Work Session at 1:10 p.m.

E. *EdVenture

Council is asked to approve a change order for the construction of the alternate SCE&G employee parking lot in the EdVenture/City Dock area.  Award to Conder Construction, Inc. in the amount of $43, 370.00.  This firm is located in Lugoff, SC. MBE/FBE participation is 42%.

Upon motion by Ms. Heizer, seconded by Ms. Sinclair, Council voted four (4) to one (1)  to approve a change order for the construction of the alternate SCE&G employee parking lot in the EdVenture/City Dock area.  Award to Conder Construction, Inc. in the amount of $43, 370.00.  Voting aye were Mr. Cromartie, Ms. Heizer, Ms. Sinclair and Mr. Davis.  Voting nay was Mr. Osborne.  Mayor Coble and Mr. Papadea were not present for the vote.

F. *Tennis Center
G. *SCANA
H. *Ice Hockey

The Work Session adjourned at 1:15 p.m.

Respectfully submitted by:
 
 

Erika D. Moore
Deputy City Clerk