CITY OF COLUMBIA
CITY COUNCIL WORK SESSION MINUTES
February 28, 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 28, 2001, in the Council Conference Room.  Mayor Robert D. Coble called the meeting to order at 9:05 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. ITEMS FOR COUNCIL REVIEW

A. Ordinance - Second Reading

1. Ordinance No.2001-020 - Granting an encroachment to the University of South
Carolina to use a utility tunnel and vault in Main Street between Wheat Street and
Blossom Street and Wheat Street between Main Street and Assembly Street as well as
borings and casings under Assembly Street in order to extend chilled water supply and
return lines to the Fitness Center.

Council gave second reading approval to grant an encroachment to the University of South
Carolina for extension of utilities to the Wellness Center. First reading approval was given
February 7, 2001.

B. Resolutions and Agreements

1. Resolution No. 2001-003 - Authorizing 3 Rivers Music Festival 2001

Council approved R-2001-003 - Authorizing 3 Rivers Music Festival 2001.

2. Resolution No. 2001-012 - Authorizing City Manager to execute an Agreement and
Consent to Assignment and Subordination, and Non-Disturbance and Attornment
Agreement with Mainstream Group, V, L.P. and Mainstream V Lofts, LLC (Tapp=s
Project).

Council approved R-2001-012 - Authorizing City Manager to Execute an Agreement with
Mainstream Group, V, L.P. and Mainstream V Lofts, LLC (Tapp=s Project).

Upon motion by Mayor Coble, seconded by Ms. Sinclair, Council unanimously voted to approve Items 1.A. and 1.B. 1 and 2 on a single motion.

C. Film Symposium - University of South Carolina

Upon motion by Ms. Heizer, seconded by Mr. Cromartie, Council unanimously voted to approve a request from Dr. Dan Streible, Assistant Professor of Film Studies, USC, for support for the upcoming film symposium  AOrphans of the Storm II,@ March 29-31, 2001, in the amount of  $1500.00 from the Council Contingency.  Council also approved providing assistance in the use of city trolleys for a reasonable fee and/or route accommodation.
 

 
2. District IV Evening Meeting Date, Time, and Location

Mr. Osborne asked that the District IV Evening meeting be scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at Mays Park, Trenholm Road on Wednesday, April 4, 2001.  Council also scheduled two Public Hearings concerning the proposed property maintenance ordinances, 10:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. for Wednesday, April 4, 2001.

3. Empowerment Zone Joint Board Meeting - Refreshments

Upon motion by Mayor Coble, seconded by Ms. Heizer, Council unanimously voted to approve the request from the Sumter-Columbia Empowerment Zone Joint Board meeting pay for refreshment after each meeting in the amount of $450.00 per meeting.

4. Appointments

A. Columbia Housing Authority

Upon motion by Mr. Papadea, seconded by Mr. Cromartie, Council unanimously voted to appoint Ms. Katherine Bellfield, Mr. Frank McBride, and Mr. Drew Theodore.

5. Parking Garage RFP

Upon motion by Ms. Sinclair, seconded by Mr. Osborne, Council unanimously voted to approve moving forward with the RFP.

6. Finlay Park Facilities  - Oysterfest

Upon motion by Ms. Heizer, seconded by Ms. Sinclair, Council voted unanimously to approve a request from Mr. Shawn Ranking, d.b.a. as Liquid Assets to use Finlay Park, Sunday, March 25, 2001 for Oysterfest.  Council asked that Mr Allison Baker meet with Mr. Rankin to negotiate a reduction in the amount of space requested, develop a financial agreement regarding facility fees, and a report from staff of the Parks and Recreation and Police Department evaluating the event.

7. Executive Session

Upon motion by Mayor Coble, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council voted unanimously to go into executive session at 10:45 a.m. to discuss a personnel /contractual matter and receive a legal briefing regarding SCANA.  Mr. Osborne did not take part in discussions regarding SCANA. Adjourned 12:00 p.m.

Council reconvened to open session at 11:50 a.m.

8. Contracts

A. Employment Contract - City Manager
B. Agreement - Assistant City Manager for Operations
C. Professional Services Contract - DESA (Bovis Construction Corporation)

Upon motion by Mayor Coble, seconded by Mr. Cromartie, Council voted unanimously to approve Item 8. A, B, and C. on a single motion.
 

 
The meeting adjourned at 12:00 p.m.

Respectfully submitted by,
 
 

Peggy S. Breeland,
City Clerk