CITY COUNCIL
SPECIAL CALLED MEETING MINUTES
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 09, 2003
5:00 P.M. - 1737 MAIN STREET
CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

The City of Columbia City Council met for a Special Called Meeting on Wednesday, April 09, 2003, in the City Hall Council Chambers, 1737 Main Street, Columbia, South Carolina.  Mayor Robert D. Coble called the meeting to order at 5:12 p.m.  Council members present were The Honorable E. W. Cromartie, II, The Honorable Jim D. N. Papadea, The Honorable Anne M. Sinclair, The Honorable Hamilton Osborne, Jr., The Honorable Sam Davis and The Honorable Tameika C. Isaac.  Also present were Mr. Charles P. Austin, Sr., Interim City Manager and Ms. Pamela J. Ferst, City Clerk.

COUNCIL ACTION / DISCUSSION

A.   Discussion of the removal / release of a City Employee City Manager*

Upon motion by Mayor Coble, seconded by Ms. Sinclair, Council voted unanimously to terminate the contract and employment relationship of Ms. Leona K. Plaugh, City Manager for the reasons set forth in the termination letter dated April 9, 2003.

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

Upon motion by Mayor Coble, seconded by Mr. Cromartie, Council voted unanimously to cancel the Public Hearing scheduled for Friday, April 11, 2003 pursuant to the request of Mr. Charles J. Boykin, Esquire, legal counsel for Mrs. Leona K. Plaugh.

Upon motion by Mayor Coble, seconded by Mr. Osborne, Council voted unanimously to adjourn.

Mayor Coble adjourned the meeting at 5:15 p.m.

Respectfully submitted by:
Pamela J. Ferst, CPS
City Clerk