CITY OF COLUMBIA
CITY COUNCIL WORK SESSION MINUTES
May 01, 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, May 1, 2002 in the City Hall Council Conference Room, 1737 Main Street, Columbia, South Carolina.  Mayor Robert D. Coble called the meeting to order at 9:07 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.

REVIEW COUNCIL AGENDA

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

CITY COUNCIL DISCUSSION / ACTION

A. Galway Lane in front of Meadowfield Elementary School - No Parking Signs

Upon motion by Mr. Osborne, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council voted unanimously to approve the installation of ANo [email protected] signs on Galway Lane across from the Meadowfield Elementary School to prohibit parking on the east side of the 500 block of Galway Lane.

B. *Technology Briefing

Upon motion by Mayor Coble, seconded by Mr. Cromartie, Council voted unanimously to ask staff to review the request to consider adding Trailus, a Venture Capita Fund, to the City's investment portfolio, from a legal and investment standpoint.  Mr. Osborne was not present for the vote.

C. Proposed General Fund Budget Fiscal Year 2002 / 2003 and Fiscal Year 2002 / 2003 Budget Schedule

Upon motion by Ms. Heizer, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council voted unanimously to  authorize the City Manager to revise the Budget Review Schedule for the proposed Fiscal Year 2002 / 2003 Budget as recommended.

May 8th  General Fund
May 15th  General Fund (follow-up)
Community Promotions and Accommodation Tax Requests
May 22nd  Water & Sewer Operating & Improvements
Parking & Transit Operations
June 5th  Public Hearing
June 12th  First Reading of FY 2002 / 2003 Budget Ordinance
June 19th  Second Reading of FY 2002 / 2003 Budget Ordinance

The Work Session meeting was suspended 10:14 a.m. when Mayor Coble convened the Regular Meeting in Council Chambers.

$  Ms. Sinclair left the meeting at 11:10 a.m.

Mayor Coble reconvened the Work Session at 11:26 a.m. after adjourning the Regular Council Meeting.

D. **Beach Music Festival Street Closing Request

Upon motion by Mayor Coble, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council voted unanimously to amend the street closing request for Beach Music Festival to close only the 1600 block of Blanding Street and the1700 block of  Henderson Street, on Saturday, May 04, 2002, from 11:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.  Ms. Heizer and Ms. Sinclair were not present for the vote.

E. Zoning Text Amendment: Tractor Trailers

A Public Hearing for Zoning Text Amendment: Tractor Trailers was scheduled for May 29, 2002 at 6:00 p.m. in Council Chambers.

TRAFFIC ISSUES

F. Belmont Drive and Thornwood Road Intersection
This item was held over, no action was taken.

G. Craig Road and Bagnel Drive Intersection - Multi-Way Stop Control (State)
This item was held over, no action was taken.

H. Devereaux Road Speed Control - Between Daley Street and Kilbourne Road (State)
This item was held over, no action was taken.

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

J. Windemere Springs Neighborhood Concerns
This item was held over, no action was taken.

K. Landscape Ordinance Review - Mr. Chip Land

A Public Hearing on the proposed Landscape Ordinance was scheduled for Wednesday, April 15, 2002 at 10:00 a.m at the Richland County Administration Building.

L. Mosquito Spraying Program - Mr. Donny Phipps

Upon motion by Mr. Osborne, seconded by Ms. Heizer Council voted unanimously to
suspend the mosquito spraying program for a thirty (30) day moratorium, unless there is an outbreak of a particular type of mosquito for which there is a scientifically valid basis for believing that spraying would be effective.
 

Upon motion by Mayor Coble, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council voted unanimously to go into Executive Session to discuss the Tapps Furniture Store Update, the Canopy Overhang, Zoning Text Amendments, Stormwater Regulation Provisions and the Hopkins water issue.  Ms. Heizer was not present for the vote.

LEGAL BRIEFINGS*

M. *Tapps Furniture Store Update

Upon motion by Mayor Coble, seconded by Ms. Sinclair, Council voted unanimously to approve the purchase of Tapps Furniture Property from Rocketship Properties II, LLC as outlined.  Mr. Cromartie was not present for the vote.

$ Price - $1,403,000.00
$ Earnest Money - Up to $115,000.00
$ Property - Parcel A consisting of 0.76 acre and Parcel B consisting of 0.46 acre.  Approximately 1,300 square feet adjacent to the Martin property will be excluded from Parcel A.
$ Condition of Property - The improvements will be demolished and removed and soil replaced and compacted where needed.  This shall be a condition of closing.
$ Closing - Within seven (7) business days following satisfactory completion of demolition.

N. *Canopy Overhang - 1200 block of Lincoln Street between Gervais Street and Lady Street
This item was discussed in Executive Session, no action was taken.

O. *Zoning Text Amendments
This item was discussed in Executive Session, no action was taken.

P.  *Stormwater Regulation Provisions
This item was discussed in Executive Session, no action was taken.

Mayor Coble adjourned the meeting at 1:56 p.m.
 

Respectfully submitted by:
 
 

Erika D. Moore
Deputy City Clerk