CITY OF COLUMBIA
CITY COUNCIL WORK SESSION MINUTES
June 18, 2003
9:00 AM - City Council Chambers
3rd Floor City Hall - 1737 Main Street
 

The City of Columbia City Council met for a Work Session on Wednesday, June 18, 2003, in the City Hall Council Chambers at 1737 Main Street, Columbia, South Carolina.  Mayor Robert D. Coble called the meeting to order at 9:08 a.m.  Council members present were The Honorable Jim D. N. Papadea, 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. Erika D. Moore, Acting City Clerk.  Absent was The Honorable E. W. Cromartie, II due to his attendance at the National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials and Ms. Anne M. Sinclair.

REVIEW COUNCIL AGENDA

There was a consensus of Council to amend the regular meeting agenda as follows:
- Add Ordinance 2003-056 Authorizing borrowing of $1,500,000 for Drew Park Wellness Center

There was a consensus of Council to amend the Work Session agenda as follows:
- Remove Item A. Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority

CITY COUNCIL DISCUSSION / ACTION

A. Discussion of the Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority
 This item was held over, no action was taken.

  A1. **Community Promotions Funding
 
Upon motion by Mayor Coble, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council voted unanimously to approve the following recommendations related to the funding source for the additional $500,000 allocated on June 11, 2003:
· Transfer $200,000 from the excess budgeted in the General Fund for the Business Enterprise and Grants Office budget
· Transfer $300,000 from the General Fund allocated for the implementation of the Compensation Study

B. City Center Masterplan Update Mr. Jim Gambrell, Economic Development
 This item was held over, no action was taken.

C. Irmo Interchange Landscaping

There was a consensus of Council to continue the current agreement regarding the maintenance of the interchange at I-26 and Highway 60.  A revised agreement will be presented to Council for consideration.

D. Traffic Issue: Multi-Way Stop Requests Lamar Street

There was a consensus of Council to direct staff to submit a letter to SCDOT requesting the installation of a 4-way stop at Lamar Street and Jackson Street and a 3-way stop at Lamar Street and Kortwright Street.
Upon motion by Mayor Coble, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council voted unanimously to go into Executive Session at 9:38 a.m. to discuss Items E. and F.  The discussion of Trelys was held over, no action was taken.

· Mayor Coble adjourned the Executive Session at 10:00 a.m. to convene the regular meeting.

Upon motion by Mayor Coble, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council voted unanimously to reconvene the Executive Session at 10:51 a.m. to discuss Items E., F. and I. as amended.

EXECUTIVE SESSION DISCUSSION

E. Receipt of legal advice, which relates to a matter covered by attorney-client privilege
- Proposed Litigation
This item was discussed in Executive Session no action was taken.

- Richland School District I
   This item was discussed in Executive Session no action was taken.

F. Discussion of negotiations incident to proposed contractual arrangements
- Trelys
This item was held over, no action was taken.
 
- Real Estate Matter
This item was held over, no action was taken.

- Legislative Lobbyists
This item was discussed in Executive Session no action was taken.

 G. Discussion of negotiations incidental to a property acquisition
  This item was held over, no action was taken.

H. Discussion of the evaluation of an employee Interim City Manager
 This item was held over, no action was taken.

I. **Discussion of negotiations incident to the settlement of a legal claim
 This item was discussed in Executive Session no action was taken.

Mayor Coble adjourned the meeting at 12:07 p.m.

Respectfully submitted by:
 

Erika D. Moore
Acting City Clerk