CITY OF COLUMBIA
CITY COUNCIL WORK SESSION MINUTES
March 27, 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, March 27, 2002 in the City Hall Council Conference Room.  Mayor Robert D. Coble called the meeting to order at 9:08 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.

CITY COUNCIL DISCUSSION / ACTION

RESOLUTION

1. Resolution: R-2002-017- Authorizing and Approving the Assignment and Transfer of certain interests in lease agreements and related documents between Richland County as lessor and Koyo Corporation of U.S.A. as lessee from Koyo Corporation of U.S.A. to SMBC Capital Markets, Inc.; Authorizing the sublease or other assignment of the interest in the lease agreements and other property and rights assigned and transferred hereunder back to Koyo Corporation of U.S.A.; and other matters related thereto, including the continuation of the fee in lieu of tax pertaining to such lease agreements.

Upon motion by Mayor Coble, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council voted unanimously to approve Resolution: R-2002-017- Authorizing and Approving the Assignment and Transfer of certain interests in lease agreements and related documents between Richland County as lessor and Koyo Corporation of U.S.A. as lessee from Koyo Corporation of U.S.A. to SMBC Capital Markets, Inc.; Authorizing the sublease or other assignment of the interest in the lease agreements and other property and rights assigned and transferred hereunder back to Koyo Corporation of U.S.A.; and other matters related thereto, including the continuation of the fee in lieu of tax pertaining to such lease agreements.  Ms. Heizer abstained from voting do to a conflict of interest.  Mr. Osborne was not present for the vote.

$ Mr. Osborne joined the meeting at 9:15 a.m.

CONSIDERATION OF BIDS, AGREEMENTS

Upon motion by Mayor Coble, seconded by Mr. Cromartie, Council voted unanimously to approve on a single motion a Construction Contract for the EdVenture Children=s Museum, as requested by the Director of Engineering. Award to Shelco, Inc., the low bidder, in the amount of $8,290,000.00.; and a Development Agreement between the City of Columbia and EdVenture, Inc., with respect to the design, construction, financing, ownership, operation, and management of a Children=s Museum.

2. Council is asked to approve a Construction Contract for the EdVenture Children=s Museum, as requested by the Director of Engineering. Award to Shelco, Inc., the low bidder, in the amount of $8,290,000.00.  MBE/FBE participation: 28.06%.  The vendor is located in SC.  Approved
 

 
3. **Council is asked to approve a Development Agreement between the City of Columbia and EdVenture, Inc., with respect to the design, construction, financing, ownership, operation, and management of a Children=s Museum.  Approved

STREET CLOSINGS

Upon motion by Mr. Osborne, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council voted unanimously to approve on a single motion Street Closings 4., 5., and 6. as presented.

4. Council is asked to approve a request from the Five Points Association, to close the Harden and Greene Street entrances to Saluda Avenue from 5:30 p.m until 11:00 p.m, for the 5 Points After 5 Spring Concert Series, on the Thursday evenings listed below.  Resolution R-2002-016 - Authorizing consumption of alcoholic beverages and Five Points Association=s 5 After 5 Concert Series.  Approved

Thursday, April 04th, 11th, 18th, and 25th
Thursday, May 02nd, 09th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th

5. Council is asked to approve a request from the University of South Carolina on behalf of the Omega Psi Phi student organization, to close the 1400 Block of Greene Street from 6:00 p.m until 9:00 p.m. with vendors operating from 6:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., on Thursday, April 11, 2002 for their Mardi Gras parade and celebration.  Approved

6. Council is asked to approve a request from Mr. H. Dallon Weathers, Jr., to designate the section of Hampton Hill from Garner=s Ferry Road to Wetherill Drive for Aone-way local traffic [email protected], from 5:00 p.m until 12:00 midnight, on Saturday, April 20, 2002 for a wedding reception at 723 Hampton Hill.  Valet Parking will be provided in an open field at the Millwood Plantation.  Approved

CONSIDERATION OF BIDS, AGREEMENTS, AND CHANGE ORDERS

7. Council is asked to approve an agreement for a Tourism Development Fee Study, as requested by Special Projects.  Award to Strategic Advisory Group (SAG) in the amount of $32,000 plus an amount not to exceed $5,000 for expenses.  No MBE/FBE participation.  The firm is located out of state. Approved

Upon motion by Mr. Cromartie, seconded by Ms. Sinclair, Council voted unanimously to approve an agreement for a Tourism Development Fee Study, as requested by Special Projects.  Award to Strategic Advisory Group (SAG) in the amount of $32,000 plus an amount not to exceed $5,000 for expenses.

ZONING MAP AMENDMENT

SECOND READING

8. **02-04 MA.  Candi Lane / I-26, TMS 07301-01-01.  Add FS Overlay to existing C-3 zoning.  Applicant Lamar Outdoor Advertising is requesting the FS Freeway sign overlay to this property in order to erect an advertising sign.  The property is currently vacant.

Upon motion by Mr. Cromartie, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council voted unanimously to approve on second reading Zoning Map Amendment 02-04 MA.  Candi Lane / I-26, TMS 07301-01-01.  Add FS Overlay to existing C-3 zoning.
 

 
9. Youth Summer Work Opportunity Program

Upon motion by Ms. Sinclair, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council voted unanimously to approve the following staff recommendations:
! Expand the YouthWork program to serve all thirteen (13) through seventeen (17) year Olds who are on the City of Columbia water distribution system, regardless of school district, home addresses, or family economic status.
! Funding in the amount of $4,380 from contingency to contract with outside companies to market and implement the new changes.  (This includes 500 posters, a job hotline employee, stipend checks for thirty-five (35) youths, Public Service Announcements with local television and radio stations and letters to parents of students.
! The distribution of $75 weekly stipends for all thirteen (13) through fifteen (15) year olds who are gaining a work experience and career training from any department within the City of Columbia, regardless of whether they are funded by YouthWork or the Empowerment Zone funds.

Upon motion by Mayor Coble, seconded by Mr. Cromartie, Council voted unanimously to go into Executive Session at 9:38 a.m. to discuss the DESA Contract, Anti-Discrimination Policy - Procurement, Tapp=s Furniture Building and Memorial Park parking lot real estate matters.  Ms. Heizer was not present for the vote.

10. *DESA Contract
This item was discussed in Executive Session, no action was taken.

11. *Anti-Discrimination Policy - Procurement
This item was discussed in Executive Session, no action was taken.

APPOINTMENTS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 
$ Mayor Coble reconvened the Work Session at 12:03 p.m.

$ Mayor Coble left the meeting at 12:11 p.m.

$ Mayor Pro Tempore Sam Davis presiding.

20. **Design and Reconstruction of the City of Columbia Tennis Center

Upon motion by Ms. Heizer, seconded by Mr. Cromartie, Council voted unanimously to authorize staff to:
!  Continue with the design of a renovation for the existing tennis center to the point of documenting how many additional courts could be obtained at that site;
! Begin defining the real estate needs of a tennis center with substantially more courts within the same area bounded by Rosewood, Assembly, Whaley and Pickens Streets, but the Hendley Homes site is not an option;
!  Determine what the financial advantage would be if the existing site is used as  residential lots.

$ Mr. Osborne left the meeting at 12:15 p.m.

Mayor Pro Tempore Davis called the Work Session to a close at 12:20 p.m.
 

Respectfully submitted by:
 
 

Erika D. Moore
Deputy City Clerk
 
  Work Session Minutes March 27, 2002 CITY OF COLUMBIA
CITY COUNCIL WORK SESSION MINUTES
March 27, 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, March 27, 2002 in the City Hall Council Conference Room.  Mayor Robert D. Coble called the meeting to order at 9:08 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.

CITY COUNCIL DISCUSSION / ACTION

RESOLUTION

1. Resolution: R-2002-017- Authorizing and Approving the Assignment and Transfer of certain interests in lease agreements and related documents between Richland County as lessor and Koyo Corporation of U.S.A. as lessee from Koyo Corporation of U.S.A. to SMBC Capital Markets, Inc.; Authorizing the sublease or other assignment of the interest in the lease agreements and other property and rights assigned and transferred hereunder back to Koyo Corporation of U.S.A.; and other matters related thereto, including the continuation of the fee in lieu of tax pertaining to such lease agreements.

Upon motion by Mayor Coble, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council voted unanimously to approve Resolution: R-2002-017- Authorizing and Approving the Assignment and Transfer of certain interests in lease agreements and related documents between Richland County as lessor and Koyo Corporation of U.S.A. as lessee from Koyo Corporation of U.S.A. to SMBC Capital Markets, Inc.; Authorizing the sublease or other assignment of the interest in the lease agreements and other property and rights assigned and transferred hereunder back to Koyo Corporation of U.S.A.; and other matters related thereto, including the continuation of the fee in lieu of tax pertaining to such lease agreements.  Ms. Heizer abstained from voting do to a conflict of interest.  Mr. Osborne was not present for the vote.

$ Mr. Osborne joined the meeting at 9:15 a.m.

CONSIDERATION OF BIDS, AGREEMENTS

Upon motion by Mayor Coble, seconded by Mr. Cromartie, Council voted unanimously to approve on a single motion a Construction Contract for the EdVenture Children=s Museum, as requested by the Director of Engineering. Award to Shelco, Inc., the low bidder, in the amount of $8,290,000.00.; and a Development Agreement between the City of Columbia and EdVenture, Inc., with respect to the design, construction, financing, ownership, operation, and management of a Children=s Museum.

2. Council is asked to approve a Construction Contract for the EdVenture Children=s Museum, as requested by the Director of Engineering. Award to Shelco, Inc., the low bidder, in the amount of $8,290,000.00.  MBE/FBE participation: 28.06%.  The vendor is located in SC.  Approved
 

 
3. **Council is asked to approve a Development Agreement between the City of Columbia and EdVenture, Inc., with respect to the design, construction, financing, ownership, operation, and management of a Children=s Museum.  Approved

STREET CLOSINGS

Upon motion by Mr. Osborne, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council voted unanimously to approve on a single motion Street Closings 4., 5., and 6. as presented.

4. Council is asked to approve a request from the Five Points Association, to close the Harden and Greene Street entrances to Saluda Avenue from 5:30 p.m until 11:00 p.m, for the 5 Points After 5 Spring Concert Series, on the Thursday evenings listed below.  Resolution R-2002-016 - Authorizing consumption of alcoholic beverages and Five Points Association=s 5 After 5 Concert Series.  Approved

Thursday, April 04th, 11th, 18th, and 25th
Thursday, May 02nd, 09th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th

5. Council is asked to approve a request from the University of South Carolina on behalf of the Omega Psi Phi student organization, to close the 1400 Block of Greene Street from 6:00 p.m until 9:00 p.m. with vendors operating from 6:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., on Thursday, April 11, 2002 for their Mardi Gras parade and celebration.  Approved

6. Council is asked to approve a request from Mr. H. Dallon Weathers, Jr., to designate the section of Hampton Hill from Garner=s Ferry Road to Wetherill Drive for Aone-way local traffic [email protected], from 5:00 p.m until 12:00 midnight, on Saturday, April 20, 2002 for a wedding reception at 723 Hampton Hill.  Valet Parking will be provided in an open field at the Millwood Plantation.  Approved

CONSIDERATION OF BIDS, AGREEMENTS, AND CHANGE ORDERS

7. Council is asked to approve an agreement for a Tourism Development Fee Study, as requested by Special Projects.  Award to Strategic Advisory Group (SAG) in the amount of $32,000 plus an amount not to exceed $5,000 for expenses.  No MBE/FBE participation.  The firm is located out of state. Approved

Upon motion by Mr. Cromartie, seconded by Ms. Sinclair, Council voted unanimously to approve an agreement for a Tourism Development Fee Study, as requested by Special Projects.  Award to Strategic Advisory Group (SAG) in the amount of $32,000 plus an amount not to exceed $5,000 for expenses.

ZONING MAP AMENDMENT

SECOND READING

8. **02-04 MA.  Candi Lane / I-26, TMS 07301-01-01.  Add FS Overlay to existing C-3 zoning.  Applicant Lamar Outdoor Advertising is requesting the FS Freeway sign overlay to this property in order to erect an advertising sign.  The property is currently vacant.

Upon motion by Mr. Cromartie, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council voted unanimously to approve on second reading Zoning Map Amendment 02-04 MA.  Candi Lane / I-26, TMS 07301-01-01.  Add FS Overlay to existing C-3 zoning.
 

 
9. Youth Summer Work Opportunity Program

Upon motion by Ms. Sinclair, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council voted unanimously to approve the following staff recommendations:
! Expand the YouthWork program to serve all thirteen (13) through seventeen (17) year Olds who are on the City of Columbia water distribution system, regardless of school district, home addresses, or family economic status.
! Funding in the amount of $4,380 from contingency to contract with outside companies to market and implement the new changes.  (This includes 500 posters, a job hotline employee, stipend checks for thirty-five (35) youths, Public Service Announcements with local television and radio stations and letters to parents of students.
! The distribution of $75 weekly stipends for all thirteen (13) through fifteen (15) year olds who are gaining a work experience and career training from any department within the City of Columbia, regardless of whether they are funded by YouthWork or the Empowerment Zone funds.

Upon motion by Mayor Coble, seconded by Mr. Cromartie, Council voted unanimously to go into Executive Session at 9:38 a.m. to discuss the DESA Contract, Anti-Discrimination Policy - Procurement, Tapp=s Furniture Building and Memorial Park parking lot real estate matters.  Ms. Heizer was not present for the vote.

10. *DESA Contract
This item was discussed in Executive Session, no action was taken.

11. *Anti-Discrimination Policy - Procurement
This item was discussed in Executive Session, no action was taken.

APPOINTMENTS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 
$ Mayor Coble reconvened the Work Session at 12:03 p.m.

$ Mayor Coble left the meeting at 12:11 p.m.

$ Mayor Pro Tempore Sam Davis presiding.

20. **Design and Reconstruction of the City of Columbia Tennis Center

Upon motion by Ms. Heizer, seconded by Mr. Cromartie, Council voted unanimously to authorize staff to:
!  Continue with the design of a renovation for the existing tennis center to the point of documenting how many additional courts could be obtained at that site;
! Begin defining the real estate needs of a tennis center with substantially more courts within the same area bounded by Rosewood, Assembly, Whaley and Pickens Streets, but the Hendley Homes site is not an option;
!  Determine what the financial advantage would be if the existing site is used as  residential lots.

$ Mr. Osborne left the meeting at 12:15 p.m.

Mayor Pro Tempore Davis called the Work Session to a close at 12:20 p.m.
 

Respectfully submitted by:
 
 

Erika D. Moore
Deputy City Clerk