CITY OF COLUMBIA
CITY COUNCIL WORK SESSION MINUTES
April 18, 2001
9:00 AM - City Council Conference Room
2nd Floor City Hall - 1737 Main Street
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The Columbia City Council met for a work session, Wednesday, April 18, 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, and The Honorable Sam Davis.   Also attending were Ms. Leona K. Plaugh, City Manager and Ms. Peggy S. Breeland, City Clerk.

1. Review of Regular Agenda

Ms. Leona Plaugh reviewed the regular agenda with Council.  Ms. Plaugh added Item III.B.7. - Request to approve entering into a $100,000 Line of Credit for the Christian Prison Building for the ECDC Spot Blight Elimination Project.  Items III.B. 1 and 3 were held over.

Upon motion by Mr. Cromartie, seconded by Ms. Heizer, Council voted to go into executive session at 9:40 a.m. to receive a legal briefing on Memorial Park and to discuss Street Scape Improvement Financing.

Council convened to the regular council meeting at 10:00 a.m.

Council reconvened at 11:20 a.m. to work session.

2. Discussion

a. Township Agreement

Council held this item over, no action was taken.

b. Property Maintenance Ordinance Schedule

Council asked that a Public Hearing and First reading be scheduled for May 30, 2001.

3. Pickens Street Storm Drainage

Upon motion by Ms. Heizer, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council voted unanimously to approve Phase I at a cost of $250,000 funding will come from the first six months of the fiscal year=s worth of interest on stormwater capital projects together with other budgeted money and to include the condemnation for easement.

4. 3 Rivers Update

Council held this item over, no action was taken.

 

5. Contract and Legal Matters*

a. Parking - Tapp=s Parking Lot

Upon motion by Mayor Coble, seconded by Mr. Cromartie, Council voted to go into executive session at 11:55 a.m. to discuss legal issues regarding the Tapp=s Parking Lot.

6. Certificate Of Public Convenience and Necessity

Council asked this item be moved to executive session.

7. Appointments

a. Planning Commission

Council held this item over, no action was taken.

b. Columbia Housing Authority

Upon motion by Mr. Papadea, seconded by Ms. Heizer, Council voted unanimously to reappoint Pat Noble and Bobby Gist to the Columbia Housing Authority Board.

c. Design Development Review Commission

Upon motion by Mr. Cromartie, seconded by Ms. Heizer, Council voted to adopt the memorandum as modified to reflect new term limits.

d. Landscape and Tree Ordinance Ad-hoc Committee

Council held this item over, no action was taken.

e. Columbia Action Council

Upon motion by Mr. Papadea, seconded by Ms. Heizer, Council voted unanimously to appoint Mr. Earl Brown to the Columbia Action Council Board.

8. Fort Jackson Memorial

Council held this item over, no action was taken.

9. Streetscape Improvements - Financing

Council asked that this item be moved to executive session.
 
 

 
10. Trolley Use Policies

Council held this item over, no action was taken.

11. Holocaust Memorial Update

Dr. Lilly Filler and delegates briefed Council on the Holocaust Memorial and surrounding events.  Dr. Filler asked for Council=s support in the amount of $3,500.00 for the production cost of a public ceremony booklet.

Upon motion by Mr. Cromartie, seconded by Mr. Davis, Council voted unanimously to approve $3,500.00 in support for the production of a public ceremony booklet to be taken from the Community Promotions Contingency Account.

12. Maxcy Gregg Park - Cancer Survivor Park

Ms. Dot Ryall, Cultural Council, briefed Council on the design of the Maxcy Gregg Park for a Cancer Survivors Park from a $500,000 Block Grant.

Upon motion by Ms. Sinclair, seconded by Mayor Coble, Council voted unanimously to approve the Cancer Survivor Park architectural design as presented to Council design concept as presented.

The meeting adjourned at 12:50 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted by,
 
 

Peggy S. Breeland,
City Clerk