CITY OF COLUMBIA
CITY COUNCIL WORK SESSION MINUTES
June 20, 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 on Wednesday, June 20, 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, The Honorable Anne M. Sinclair, The Honorable Hamilton Osborne, Jr., and The Honorable Sam Davis.  Also attending were Ms. Leona Plaugh and Ms. Peggy S. Breeland, City Clerk.

1. REVIEW OF REGULAR AGENDA

City Manager reviewed the agenda with Council.  Council asked that Items
III. A. 5, 6, and 9 be held and Item A.16 be added to the regular agenda.  Additionally, Council asked that IV.1 and 8, Item V.3. be held.  City Manager asked that Item IV.2. be administratively removed from the agenda due to an error.

2. PRESENTATIONS

A. Black Expo - Darron Thomas

Ms. Plaugh asked that this item be rescheduled for the July 11, 2001 city council meeting.

3. CITY COUNCIL MEETING

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

4. CITY COUNCIL DISCUSSION/ACTION

A. SCOIC Inc. Request

Council held this item over, no action was taken.

B. Federation Center of the Blind Request

Council held this item over, no action was taken.

C. Bulgarian Visit

Upon motion by Mayor Coble, seconded by Mr. Cromartie, Council voted unanimously to approve funding in support of a delegation from Plovidi, Bulgaria the City of Columbia and meeting with City staff to discuss city operations and how they involve the public in the governing process in the amount of $1000.00 to be disbursed from the Economic Development contingency fund.
 
 

D. South Carolina State University/Benedict College Contract
 
Council held this item over, no action was taken.

E. 3 Rivers Music Festival

Council held this item over, no action was taken.

F. BID Improvement Plan/By Laws

Council held this item over, no action was taken.

G. Triton License - Lower Richland Water Tank

Council approved this Item as reflected in 6.C.

H. Barbara McCall Contract

Upon motion by Mr. Cromartie, seconded by Ms. Heizer, Council unanimously approved entering into a contract for professional services with Ms. Barbara McCall.

5. Legal Briefing/Contracts

Upon motion by Mayor Coble and seconded by Councilman Cromartie, Council unanimously voted to go into Executive Session at 9:50 a.m. to receive a legal briefing regarding the HUD letter and Henley Homes.

Council reconvened into the work session at 11:35 a.m.

6. Items for Council Approval

A. Resolution No. 2001-045 - Authorizing the commencement of proceedings
related to the renewal of Cable Television Franchise.

Upon motion by Mayor Coble, seconded by Mr. Cromartie, Council voted unanimously to approve Resolution No. 2001-045 - Authorizing the commencement of proceeds related to the renewal of Cable Television Franchize.  Note that it is Council=s intent to initiate a formal proceeding pursuant to federal law.

B. Consent Agreement with Carolina Phone PCS to AGW Leasing Inc. for the
Horrell Hill Tank Site, amended to existing license and 180 day written notice
of termination.

Upon motion by Mr. Cromartie, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council voted unanimously to approve entering into a Consent Agreement with Carolina Phone PCS to AGW Leasing Inc. for the Horrell Hill Take Site, to include an amendment to the existing license of a 180 day written notice to terminate.

C. Assignment of License to Triton Property Company, L.L.C. to place
antennas and associated appurtenances on the City=s Lower Richland
Water Tank, amend to cancel with cause.
 

Upon motion by Mr. Papadea, seconded by Ms. Heizer, Council voted unanimously to approve the Assignment of Licenses to Triton Property Company, L.L.C. to place
 
antennas and associated appurtenances on the City=s Lower Richland Water Tank to include an amendment to cancel with cause.

The meeting adjourned at 12:30 p.m.

Respectfully submitted by,
 
 
 

Peggy S. Breeland,
City Clerk