CITY OF COLUMBIA
CITY COUNCIL WORK SESSION MINUTES
August 20, 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, August 20, 2003 in the City Hall Council Chambers at 1737 Main Street, Columbia, South Carolina.  Mayor Robert D. Coble called the meeting to order at 9:17 a.m.  Council members present were The Honorable E. W. Cromartie, II, The Honorable Jim D. N. Papadea, The Honorable Hamilton Osborne, Jr., The Honorable Sam Davis and The Honorable Tameika C. Isaac.  Absent was The Honorable Anne M. Sinclair.  Also present were Mr. Charles P. Austin, Sr., Interim City Manager and Ms. Erika D. Moore, City Clerk.

REVIEW COUNCIL AGENDA

There was a consensus of Council to move Item 12. to the end of the agenda and to remove Item 21. from the agenda until various issues are resolved by the Zoning Department.

CITY COUNCIL DISCUSSION / ACTION

A. Accommodations Tax Expenditures Ms. Libby Gober, Senior Executive Assistant

Upon motion by Mr. Cromartie, seconded by Ms. Isaac, Council voted unanimously to approve the disbursement of unencumbered 2002-2003 Accommodations Tax Funds as recommended.

B. Historic Designation for Melrose / Oaklawn Councilwoman Anne M.  Sinclair

Upon motion by Mayor Coble, seconded by Mr. Davis, Council voted unanimously to authorize staff to submit the revised Historic Designation for Melrose Heights and Oaklawn District to the Planning Commission for consideration.  The revised map would omit the structures that do not contribute to the district due to age or major alterations.  Mr. Cromartie and Ms. Isaac abstained from voting due to a potential conflict of interest.

APPOINTMENT

C. Citizens Advisory Committee

Upon motion by Mr. Osborne, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council voted unanimously to approve the appointment of Ms. Delores Brown to the Citizens Advisory Committee as a District IV representative for a one (1) year term to expire July 01, 2004.

Upon motion by Mayor Coble, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council voted unanimously to go into Executive Session at 9:35 a.m. for the discussion of the evaluation of employees.

EXECUTIVE SESSION DISCUSSION

D. Discussion of the evaluation of employees
 This item was discussed in Executive Session no action was taken.

· Mayor Coble adjourned the Executive Session at 10:08 a.m. to convene the regular meeting.

· Ms. Sinclair joined the regular meeting at 10:32 a.m.

· Mayor Coble reconvened the Work Session at 12:00 p.m.

Upon motion by Mayor Coble, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council voted unanimously to reconvene the Executive Session at 12:00 p.m. for the discussion of Items E. through H.

  E. **Discussion of the employment of an employee
  This item was discussed in Executive Session no action was taken.

 F. Discussion of negotiations incident to proposed contractual arrangements
 This item was discussed in Executive Session no action was taken.

G. Discussion of negotiations incident to the proposed purchase of property
 This item was discussed in Executive Session no action was taken.

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

Mayor Coble adjourned the Work Session at 2:11 p.m.

Respectfully submitted by:

Erika D. Moore
City Clerk