CITY OF COLUMBIA
CITY COUNCIL WORK SESSION MINUTES
June 5, 2002
9:00 AM - City Council Conference Room
Council Chambers - 1737 Main Street

The City of Columbia City Council met in a Work Session on Wednesday, June 05, 2002, in the City Hall Council Conference Room, 1737 Main Street, Columbia, South Carolina.  Mayor Robert D. Coble called the meeting to order at 9:20 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 present were Ms. Leona K. Plaugh, City Manager and Ms. Pamela J. Ferst, Acting City Clerk.

REVIEW PUBLIC HEARING AGENDA

The City Manager reviewed the Public Hearing agenda items with the Mayor and members of Council.

Mayor Coble recognized William Geter and his mother.  William Geter is working on his communications merit badge and is interested in the landscaping and tree ordinance.
CITY COUNCIL DISCUSSION / ACTION

A. City / County Planning Co-Location Site Selection Committee Appointments

Mayor Coble suggested that a public meeting be held with the date, time and location to be determined.

B. Proposed Landscape and Tree Ordinance Update - Mr. Chip Land

Upon motion by Mr. Papadea, seconded by Mayor Coble, Council voted unanimously to approve the Proposed Landscape and Tree Ordinance subject to starting in September 2002.

Mayor Coble adjourned the Work Session to convene the Public Hearing in Council Chambers at 10:10 a.m.

Mayor Coble reconvened the Work Session at 11:27 a.m.

C. Capital Places III - Demolition and Parking Lot - $73,000

Upon motion by Mayor Coble, seconded by Mr. Cromartie, Council voted unanimously to approve additional funding for the Capital Places III Demolition and Parking Lot Development in the amount of $73,000.00 from the City Council Economic Development Fund.

D. Proposal to Develop a Quiet Zone for Railroads within the City of Columbia - $50,000

Upon motion by Ms. Heizer, seconded by Ms. Sinclair, Council voted unanimously to approve funding for a Proposal to Develop a Quiet Zone for Railroads within the City of Columbia by Wilbur Smith & Associates in the amount of $50,000.00 from the Council Contingency Fund.

E. Doolittle Raiders - $3,125.11

Upon motion by Mayor Coble, seconded by Mr. Cromartie, Council voted unanimously to approve the payment of invoices for gifts provided to the Doolittle Raiders and families in the amount of $3,125.11 from the Council Contingency Fund.

F. Discussion of Alternate Date for Homelessness Meeting Originally Scheduled for June 12, 2002

Council came to a consensus to send postponement notices of the Homelessness Meeting scheduled for June 12, 2002.

Upon motion by Mayor Coble, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council voted unanimously to go into Executive Session to discuss Busby Street, Burton School, Tennis Center Land Acquisition, Animal Ordinance, Abandoned Buildings and Boarded-up Dwelling Ordinance Legal Issue, Gage Group Contract, Forestry and Beautification Grand Tree Policy and the RTA Update.

LEGAL BRIEFINGS*

G. *Tennis Center Land Acquisition
This item was discussed in Executive Session, no action was taken.

H. *Burton School
This item was discussed in Executive Session, no action was taken.

I. *Tree and Forestry Policy on Grand Trees
This item was discussed in Executive Session, no action was taken.

J. *RTA Update
This item was discussed in Executive Session, no action was taken.

K. *Busbee Street
This item was discussed in Executive Session, no action was taken.

Mayor Coble adjourned the meeting at 2:00 p.m.

Respectfully submitted by:
 
 

Pamela J. Ferst, CPS
Acting City Clerk