CITY COUNCIL WORK SESSION MINUTES
May 4, 2005
4:00 PM City Council Chambers
3rd Floor City Hall - 1737 Main Street

The City of Columbia City Council met for a Work Session on Wednesday, May 4, 2005 in the City Hall Council Chambers at 1737 Main Street, Columbia, South Carolina. The Honorable Mayor Robert D. Coble called the meeting to order at 4:09 p.m.  The following members of City Council were present:  The Honorable E.W. Cromartie, II, The Honorable Anne M. Sinclair, The Honorable Sam Davis, The Honorable Tameika Isaac Devine and The Honorable Daniel J. Rickenmann.  Also present were Mr. Charles P. Austin, Sr., City Manager and Ms. Erika D. Salley, City Clerk.  The Honorable Hamilton Osborne, Jr. was absent due to a business related trip.

CITY COUNCIL DISCUSSION / ACTION

A.  Community Promotions Funding Recommendations Ms. Mildred McDuffie, Community Promotions Advisory Committee Chair

Upon motion by Ms. Sinclair, seconded by Mr. Rickenmann, Council voted unanimously to approve funding for the SC Victims Assistance Network in the amount of $3,000.00 from the Community Promotions Fund.

APPOINTMENTS

B. Columbia Parks and Recreation Foundation

Upon motion by Ms. Sinclair, seconded by Mr. Davis, Council voted unanimously to approve the re-appointment of Mr. Doug Quackenbush and the appointment of Mr. Elliot Houser, Sr., Ms. Hannah Rogers and Mr. Robert Amundson to the Columbia Parks and Recreation Foundation for a term of three (3) years.

APPEARANCE OF PUBLIC HAVING BUSINESS WITH CITY COUNCIL       

No one appeared before City Council at this time.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Upon motion by Mr. Croamrtie, seconded by Ms. Devine, Council voted unanimously to go into Executive Session at 4:28 p.m. for the discussion of Items C. and D. as presented.

C. Discussion of negotiations incident to the proposed sale of property
- Woodrow Street
- Kensington Drive
 These items were not discussed in Executive Session.

 D. Discussion of negotiations incident to proposed contractual arrangements
- University of South Carolina Research Campus Mr. John Lumpkin, Jr., Senior Advisor / NAI Avant
 This item was discussed in Executive Session.  No action was taken.

· City Council adjourned the Executive Session discussion at 6:00 p.m. to convene the regular meeting.

Respectfully submitted by:
Erika D. Salley
City Clerk