CITY OF COLUMBIA CITY COUNCIL MINUTES
Work Session
WEDNESDAY, July 18, 2001

The City of Columbia City Council met for a Work Session in the Council Conference Room and a Public Hearing in Council Chambers on Wednesday, July 18, 2001.  Mayor Robert D. Coble called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m.  Council members present were:  The Honorable E.W. Cromartie, II, The Honorable Jim Papadea, and The Honorable Sam Davis.  Absent was The Honorable Francenia B. Heizer, The Honorable Anne M. Sinclair, and The Honorable Hamilton Osborne, Jr.,.  Also attending were Ms. Leona K. Plaugh, City Manager and Ms. Pamela J. Ferst, Acting City Clerk.

Upon motion by Mayor Coble, seconded by Mr. Cromartie, Council voted unanimously to go into Executive Session to discuss a personnel and a contractual matter.

The Work Session reconvened at 9:43 a.m.

1. AGENDA REVIEW

Ms. Plaugh reviewed agenda items with Mayor and Council

2. PRESENTATIONS

A. Black Expo -  Mr. Darron Thomas
B. The South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce -
Mr. Frank Knapp, Jr.

Items 2. A. and B. were administratively held to be presented at a later date.

$ Agenda Item 5. D.: Tom Prioreschi=s Capitol Places III Project Request and
$ Agenda Item 4. C.: Community Promotions (Partial Allocations) were moved and approved.   Motions stated in line items.

Mayor Coble adjourned the Work Session at 10:00 a.m. to the Public Hearing in Council Chambers.

3. PUBLIC HEARINGS - 10:00 A.M.

A. ZONING MAP AMENDMENT
1. 01-16 MA.  1026 Oakland Avenue, TMS 11706-7-12.  Rezone    from RS-3 to RG-2.

 
B. CITY CENTER BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT

Mayor Coble reconvened the Work Session at 10:35 a.m.

4. CITY COUNCIL DISCUSSION/ACTION

A. James Clyburn Research & Scholarship Foundation request for
$1,000

Upon motion by Mr. Cromartie, seconded by Mayor Coble, Council voted unanimously to approve the James Clyburn Research & Scholarship Foundation request for $1,000.

B. UniverSoul Circus Memo  - Ratification
Resolution No.: R-2001-050 - Authorizing ratification of change of fees   charged to UniverSoul Circus.

Upon motion by Mr. Papadea, seconded by Mr. Cromartie, Council voted unanimously to approve Resolution No.: R-2001-050 - Authorizing ratification of change of fees charged to UniverSoul Circus.

C. Community Promotions  (Partial Allocations)

Upon motion by Mayor Coble, seconded by, Mr. Cromartie, Council voted unanimously to approve a partial allocation of twenty-five (25%) of the approved $1,548,800 for Community Promotions with the Eau Claire Community Council receiving an allocation of more than  twenty-five (25%) do to time constraints.

D. Change Order on EdVenture Water Line

Upon motion by Mayor Coble, seconded by, Mr. Davis, Council voted unanimously to approve a change order requested by Conder Construction for the addition of the sewer main and lift station.

E. SCOIC Inc. Request
F. Federation Center of the Blind Request
G. Proposed Stormwater Utility Fees and Storm Water Capital
Improvements Projects Budgeted by City Council District.
$ Items 4. E. thru G. were held over, no action was taken.

I. **Convention Center and Infrastructure Construction Manager at Risk

Upon motion by Mayor Coble, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council voted unanimously to approve a Construction Manager at Risk for the Convention Center and City Infrastructure.

5. Legal Briefings and Contracts *

A. *Lease Agreement with Suggs & Kelly Investments, LLC,      Resolution No.:  R-2001-044
B. *Memorial Park Property Acquisition
C. *SCANA
$ Items 5. A. thru C. were held over, no action was taken.

D. *Tom Prioreschi=s Capitol Places III Project Request

Upon motion by Mayor Coble, seconded by Mr. Davis, Council voted unanimously to approve Tom Prioreschi=s Capitol Places III Project request as outlined to include a Ninety Thousand Dollar ($90,000) acquisition loan for the Rite Aid building portion of property (1546 Main Street); acquisition of the Taylor Street property from the developer at the appraised value and provide funds to demolish the Silver=s building and convert the area to parking; the lease of twenty (20) parking spaces with 1st preference to Capitol Places III or the residential owners; and a Twenty Thousand ($20,000) matching Facade Loan for the Main Street facade of the building under the guidelines and requirements of the City=s Facade Loan Program.

E. *Co-Location - Planning
F. *TIF Agreement
G. *Personnel
H. *Legal Briefing
$ Items 5. E. thru H. were held over, no action was taken.

Upon motion by Mr. Papadea, seconded by Mr. Cromartie, Council voted unanimously to go into Executive Session for review of SCANA Transit; TIF Agreement; a Personnel matter; and a legal briefing.

Mayor Coble adjourned the Work Session at 12:10 p.m..
 

Respectfully submitted:
Pamela J. Ferst, CPS
Acting City Clerk
 

* May require Executive Session
** Item added to Agenda
 



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