CITY OF COLUMBIA
CITY COUNCIL WORK SESSION MINUTES
February 14, 2001
9:00 AM - City Council Chambers - Second Floor - 1737 Main Street
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The Columbia City Council met for a work session, Wednesday, February 14, 2001, in the Council Conference Room.  Mayor Robert D. Coble called the meeting to order at 9:15 a.m.  Council members present were:  The Honorable E. W. Cromartie, The Honorable Francenia B. Heizer, The Honorable Jim Papadea, The Honorable Anne M. Sinclair, and The Honorable Hamilton Osborne, Jr., and The Honorable Sam Davis.   Also attending were Mr. Michael A. Bierman, City Manager and Ms. Peggy S. Breeland, City Clerk.

1. Review of Regular Agenda

2. Request from The Columbia Art Studio Project (CASP)

This item was held over.

3. Property Maintenance Ordinances

Mr. Dana Turner briefed Council regarding the proposed property maintenance Ordinances.  After some discussion Council asked:

1. A public hearing be scheduled for each proposed ordinance;
2. Legal staff review any legal issues;
3. City staff to submit to Council a list of boarded up houses.

4. Parking Garage RFP

This item was held over.

5.  Contract and Legal Matters

Upon motion by Mr. Cromartie, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council voted to go into executive session at 11:20 a.m. to receive a legal briefing.

Council reconvened at 12:05 p.m. to open session.

6. ITEMS FOR COUNCIL REVIEW

A. Ordinance - First Reading

1. Ordinance No. 2001-022 - Amending the 1998 Code of Ordinances of the City of
Columbia, South Carolina Chapter 22, Streets, Sidewalks and Other Public
Places to add Article VIII, Festivals or Other Public Events, Sec. 22-301,
Generally.

 
Upon motion by Mr. Cromartie, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council voted to give first reading to Ordinance No. 2001-022 - Amending the 1998 Code of Ordinances of the City of Columbia, South Carolina Chapter 22, Streets, Sidewalks and Other Public Places to add Article VIII, Festivals or Other Public Events, Sec. 22-301, Generally.

B. Street Closing

1. Request from the Mayor=s Office to close the intersections of Monticello St. at
Main St., Jackson St. at Ensor St., Monticello St. at Jackson St., on Saturday,
February 17, 2001, for the unveiling of the Luther Battiste Monument, between
the hours of 9:00 a.m. through 2:00 p.m.

Upon motion by Mr. Cromartie, seconded by Ms. Heizer, Council voted unanimously to approve the request from the Mayor=s Office to close certain city streets for the Luther Battiste Monument Ceremony.

Respectfully submitted by
 
 

Peggy S. Breeland
City Clerk