CITY OF COLUMBIA CITY COUNCIL MINUTES
Work Session
WEDNESDAY, July 12, 2000

The City of Columbia City Council met for a work session, Wednesday, July 12, 2000, in the City Hall Council Conference Room, 1737 Main Street.  Mayor Pro-Tempore Hamilton Osborne, Jr. called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m. Council Members present were: The Honorable E. W. Cromartie, III, The Honorable Francenia B. Heizer, The Honorable Jim Papadea, and The Honorable Sam Davis.  Also attending were Mr. Michael A. Bierman, City Manager, Ms. Peggy Breeland, City Clerk and Ms. Pamela J. Ferst, Acting City Clerk.
 

I. REVIEW OF REGULAR AGENDA

Mr. Bierman reviewed items on the regular agenda.

II OATHS OF OFFICE

Newly elected Council Members, The Honorable E. W. Cromartie and The Honorable Jim Papadea scribed to the City of Columbia Oath of Office.  Signatures were notarized by City Attorney Jim Meggs.

III. ELMWOOD PARK NEIGHBORHOOD TRAFFIC CONTROL UPDATE

Upon motion by Mr. Davis, seconded by Mr. Cromartie, Council voted unanimously to approve the Elmwood Park Neighborhood Traffic Control Plan as submitted by City Traffic Engineer David Johnson, P.E. to SCDOT.

IV STEEL PALMETTO TREE PROJECT

This item was held over, no action was taken.

V  PROPERTY MANAGEMENT ORDINANCES

Mr. John Stucker, appeared before Council to discuss the concerns of citizens regarding the upcoming review of an ordinance regarding property management issues.  He also submitted  a copy of the ordinance enforced by the City of Portland, Oregon.

Mr. James Meggs, City Attorney, told Council that there is a third or parallel component, a zoning ordinance, that the consultants are working on that deals with Boarding House issues.  Mr. Meggs also spoke to Council about the International Property Maintenance Code and compliance.
 
Members of Council asked that a booklet be prepared for them with all of the various information.  They also asked if this information could be put on the City’s web site.

Mr. Cromartie asked that a list of the Landlord Tenant Association be made available to each member of Council.  Mr. Cromartie also asked that the property management information be distributed to all of the neighborhood associations and property management companies.

City Manager Mike Bierman set Wednesday, September 06, 2000 as the date for the Public Hearing on the Property Management Ordinance.

VI DISCUSSION OF EVENING MEETING

The quarterly evening meeting will be held in Councilman Davis’ District on August 16, 2000.

VII PRESENTATIONS

1. Columbia Action Council

Ms. Judy Stringer, Director of the Columbia Action Council informed Council that the All American Soap Box Derby was a success and two winners are on their way to Akron, Ohio to represent Columbia at the International Soap Box Derby Trials.  She also stated that the Court Crier, published by the U.S. District Court, recognized Columbia for the memorial unveiled on June 25, 2000.  Ms. Stringer told Council that the Summer Concert Series has been a great success this summer.  She also introduced Ms. Blake Daniels who currently joined the staff of the Columbia Action Council.  Ms. Stringer expressed her thanks to the City’s Parks and Recreation Department for all of their help and support.

2. Hope VI

Presentation will be given on Wednesday, July 19, 2000.

VIII CONTRACT AND LEGAL MATTERS

A. SCANA*
B. Land Contract*

No action was taken on items VIII. A. through B. at this time.

Upon motion by Ms. Heizer, seconded by Mr. Cromartie, Council voted unanimously to go into executive session to discuss a personnel matter.
 
Council adjourned to the City Hall Council Chambers for the regularly scheduled meeting at 10:00 a.m.

Respectfully submitted by:
 
 

Pamela J. Ferst, CPS
Acting City Clerk
 
 

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