CITY COUNCIL SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
March 14, 2003
1:00 PM - City Council Chambers
3rd Floor City Hall - 1737 Main Street

The City of Columbia City Council met for a Special Called Meeting on Friday, March 14, 2003, in the City Hall Council Chambers, 1737 Main Street, Columbia, South Carolina.  Mayor Robert D. Coble called the meeting to order at 1:02 p.m.  Council members present were The Honorable E. W. Cromartie, II, The Honorable Jim Papadea, The Honorable Anne M. Sinclair, The Honorable Hamilton Osborne, Jr., The Honorable Sam Davis and The Honorable Tameika C. Isaac.  Also present were Ms. Leona K. Plaugh, City Manager and Ms. Erika D. Moore, Deputy City Clerk.

EXECUTIVE SESSION DISCUSSION

Upon motion by Mayor Coble, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council voted unanimously to go into Executive Session for the Discussion of a Personnel Matter relating to the City Manager.

· Ms. Sinclair joined the meeting at 1:05 p.m.

· Mr. Davis joined the meeting at 1:20 p.m.

· Mayor Coble reconvened the Special Called Meeting at 1:45 p.m.

CITY COUNICL DISCUSSION / ACTION

A. Discussion of release of an employee – City Manager
 
Upon motion by Mayor Coble, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council voted unanimously to terminate Ms. Leona K. Plaugh, City Manager effective immediately pursuant to South Carolina Code Sec. 5-13-70 and Paragraph 6(c) of Ms. Plaugh’s employment contract.

Upon motion by Mayor Coble, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council voted unanimously to appoint Mr. Charles P. Austin, Sr. as Interim City Manager.

Upon motion by Mr. Osborne, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council voted unanimously to adjourn the Special Called Meeting.

A motion made by Mr. Osborne, seconded by Mr. Papadea, to adjourn the Special Called Meeting was substituted with a motion by Mr. Osborne, seconded by Mayor Coble to go into Executive Session at 2:00 p.m.

Mayor Coble adjourned the meeting at 2:20 p.m.

Respectfully submitted by:
Erika D. Moore
Deputy City Clerk