CITY OF COLUMBIA
CITY COUNCIL WORK SESSION MINUTES
March 13, 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 on Wednesday, March 13, 2002, in the City Hall Council Conference Room, 1737 Main Street, Columbia, South Carolina.  Mayor Robert D. Coble called the meeting to order at 9:22 a.m.  Council members present were The Honorable Francenia B. Heizer, The Honorable Jim Papadea, The Honorable Anne M. Sinclair, The Honorable Hamilton Osborne, Jr. and The Honorable Sam Davis.  Absent was The Honorable E. W. Cromartie, II.  Also attending were Ms. Leona K. Plaugh, City Manager and Ms. Erika D. Moore, Deputy City Clerk.

C Mayor Coble left the meeting.

C Mayor Pro-Tempore Sam Davis presiding.

AGENDA REVIEW

The City Manager reviewed the Regular Meeting agenda with the Mayor and Council.

C Mr. Osborne joined the meeting at 9:27 a.m.

PRESENTATIONS

1. Oliver Gospel Mission - Mr. Wayne Fields, Executive Director

Mr. Wayne Fields, Executive Director, briefed Council on new services that are being provided for homeless men at the Oliver Gospel Mission.  Mr. Fields stated that he is working with the Mayor, Columbia Police Department and the Business Improvement District to see how the Oliver Gospel Mission fits in with the improvements of the City.

STAFF BRIEFING
 

2. City Youth Programs and Initiatives - Mr. Archie Maddox

Upon motion by Ms. Sinclair, seconded by Mr. Davis Council voted unanimously to move forward with a program that includes stipends for Youth 13-15 years old using YouthWork funds and advertising for City of Columbia Youth Summer Work Opportunity Programs via posters, public service announcements and a hotline.  Mayor Coble, Mr. Papadea and Mr. Osborne were not present for the vote.

C Mayor Coble joined the meeting at 9:52 a.m.

C Mr. Papadea joined the meeting at 9:52 a.m.

C Mayor Coble adjourned the Work Session at 10:00 a.m. to convene the Zoning Public Hearing in Council Chambers.

 
C At the adjournment of the Regular Council Meeting (11:09 a.m.), Council voted unanimously to go into Executive Session before reconvening the Work Session.

3. VC3 / 311 Report - Ms. Judy Spell, 911 Communications Administrator
This item was held over, no action was taken.

CITY COUNCIL DISCUSSION / ACTION

4. $10,000 Funding Request for City Dreams by Jim Hardy
This item was held over, no action was taken.

5. Billboard Issue - Mr. Hal Stevenson, Mr. Chip Land, and Ms. Shirley Gossett
This item was held over, no action was taken.

6. Intersection of Wheat Street and Sims Avenue
This item was held over, no action was taken.

7. Rosewood Neighborhood Traffic Control
This item was held over, no action was taken.

8. West Buchanan Drive - Multi-Way Stop Requests
This item was held over, no action was taken.

9. Devereaux Road Traffic Control
This item was held over, no action was taken.

10. Glengarry Drive
This item was held over, no action was taken.

11. Greenlawn Road
This item was held over, no action was taken.

12. Gadsden Street - Pedestrian Crossing
This item was held over, no action was taken.

13. Oak Street between Haskell Avenue and Taylor Street - Proposed Closure
This item was held over, no action was taken.

14. Parking Permit Request - Christopher Towers
Council is asked to replace nine (9) five (5) hour meters on the south side of the 1700 block of Devine Street with residential parking permit spaces.
This item was held over, no action was taken.

APPOINTMENTS

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

16. Accommodations Tax Committee
This item was held over, no action was taken.

17. Columbia Museum of Art Commission
This item was held over, no action was taken.
 

 
18. Commission on Children & Youth
This item was held over, no action was taken.

19. Keep America Beautiful of the Midlands
This item was held over, no action was taken.

20. Planning Commission
This item was held over, no action was taken.

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

22. Zoning Board of Adjustments and Appeals
This item was held over, no action was taken.

LEGAL BRIEFINGS

C Mayor Coble reconvened the Work Session at 11:50 a.m.

23. *Convention Center Bonds / Contract

Upon motion by Mayor Coble, seconded by Ms. Heizer Council voted unanimously to approve a Construction Manager at Risk Contract for the Midlands Regional Convention Center. Award to MB Kahn Construction, estimated at $40,750,000, with a separate guaranteed maximum price (GMP) for Infrastructure and Convention Center to be provided at a later date.  The contractor is located in Richland County. Kahn has indicated a 32% MBE/FBE participation.

C Mayor Coble reconvened the Executive Session at 11:54 a.m.

24. *DHEC - Mr. Ken Gaines
This item was discussed in Executive Session.

25. *Real Estate Matter - Tapp=s Furniture
This item was discussed in Executive Session, no action was taken.

C Mr. Osborne left the meeting at 12:50 p.m.

C Mayor Coble reconvened the Work Session at 1:17 p.m.

26. *Ordinance No.: 2002-018 - Authorizing execution of a Lease for Parking Lots A and B to the University of South Carolina for the Arena/Conference Center.  Approved on First Reading March 01,2002.

Upon motion by Mayor Coble, seconded by Ms. Heizer, Council voted unanimously to approve on second reading, Ordinance No.: 2002-018 - Authorizing execution of a Lease for Parking Lots A and B to the University of South Carolina for the Arena/Conference Center with the following revisions:

There are five (5) parcels of land; three (3) of which are owned by the University; two (2) of which are owned by Norfolk Southern Railway.
 
 
 

 
1. The University will deed three (3) parcels to the City
2. The City will lease the property underneath the Arena to the University
3. The City will allow a contractual agreement for Norfolk Southern Railway to deed the two (2) parcels to the University.  The University is to go to the Budget & Control Board for approval to deed the parcels to the City.

Mayor Coble adjourned the Work Session at 1:23 p.m.
 

Respectfully submitted by:
 
 

Erika D. Moore
Deputy City Clerk