CITY OF COLUMBIA
CITY COUNCIL WORK SESSION MINUTES
August 29, 2001
9:00 AM - City Council Conference Room
2nd Floor City Hall - 1737 Main Street
 

The City of Columbia City Council met in a Work Session, Wednesday, August 29, 2001, in the City Hall Council Conference Room, 1737 Main Street.  The Mayor Robert D. Coble called the meeting to order at 9:10 a.m.  Council members present were: The Honorable E.W. Cromartie, II, 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 K. Plaugh, City Manager and Ms. Erika D. Moore, Deputy City Clerk.

Upon motion by Mr. Cromartie, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council voted unanimously to go into Executive Session at 9:15 to receive a transit update.  Ms. Heizer abstained from voting do to a conflict of interest.  Mr. Osborne was not present for the vote.

Council reconvened to the Work Session at 10:05 a.m.

1. STREET CLOSINGS

Request from R.E.D. Promotions and Let's Share to close Finlay Park and   Hampton  Street to Park Street to include a 3 on 3  basketball tournament as   part of the 12th Annual African Arts Festival Saturday, September 08, 2001 from   7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Contact:  Officer Exree J. Hipp, Jr.

Upon motion by Ms. Heizer, seconded by Mr. Davis, Council voted unanimously to approve a request from R.E.D. Promotions and Let's Share to close Finlay Park and Hampton  Street to Park Street to include a 3 on 3  basketball tournament as part of the 12th Annual African Arts Festival Saturday, September 08, 2001 from 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

2. ORDINANCES FIRST READING

ORDINANCE NO.:  2001-083 - Authorizing City Manager to execute a Deed for   the transfer of 6517 Dorchester Street, Richland County TMS #09304-02-04   from the City of Columbia to Rudolph O. Oates

Upon motion by Ms. Heizer, seconded by Mr. Cromartie, Council voted unanimously to give first reading approval to Ordinance No.: 2001-083 - Authorizing City Manager to execute a Deed for the transfer of 6517 Dorchester Street, Richland County TMS #09304-02-04 from the City of Columbia to Rudolph O. Oates
 
3. CITY COUNCIL DISCUSSION / ACTION

A. USC Columbia Campus Sumter Street Mall Development
Discussion, no action was taken.

B. Business Improvement District Agreements
1. Memorandum of Agreement
2. By Laws Revision
This item was held over, no action was taken.

C. Midlands Commission on Homelessness
Discussion, no action was taken.

D. Integrated Software - Staff Recommendation
This item was held over, no action was taken.

E. GovHost Service (VC3) Contract

Upon motion by Ms. Heizer, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council voted unanimously to approve the GovHost Service (VC3) Contract in the amount of $30,000.

F. FEMA  Maps / Green Diamond

Upon motion by Mayor Coble, seconded by Mr. Cromartie, Council voted unanimously to instruct staff to develop the plan needed to protect the FEMA site.

G. RESOLUTION NO.:  R- 2001-060 - Establishing an Elderly Rehabilitation    Grant Program for designated Design and Preservation (-DP) Areas.
Old Shandon/Lower Waverly Neighborhoods - Design Preservation

Upon motion by Mr. Cromartie, seconded by Ms. Sinclair, Council voted unanimously to approve Resolution No.: R-2001-060 - Establishing an Elderly Rehabilitation Grant Program for designated Design and Preservation (-DP) Areas. Old Shandon/Lower Waverly Neighborhoods - Design Preservation

H. SCDOT Traffic Calming - Carol Jones, P.E.

Ms. Carol Jones, P.E., SCDOT Special Projects and Operations Engineer, presented traffic calming measures that can be put into place to reduce the negative effect of vehicles in the neighborhood, alter the motorists behavior and improve the neighborhood for a non-motorist.

I. Neighborhood Traffic Control Program (Stop Signs) - Wanda Dunn
Discussion, no action was taken.

J. Traffic Request - Speed Humps - Wanda Dunn
This item was held over, no action was taken.
 
K. Composition of Former Housing Board of Adjustment and Appeals
This item was held over, no action was taken.

L. Accommodations Tax and Community Promotion Funding (Discussion)

Upon motion by Ms. Heizer, seconded by Ms. Sinclair, Council voted unanimously to approve the Community Promotion funding request for Let's Share, in the amount of $25,000.  Mr. Cromartie was not present for the vote.

M. Greenview Park Renovations - Cost Overruns

Upon motion by Ms. Heizer, seconded by Ms. Sinclair, Council voted unanimously to approve Greenview Park Renovations, Cost Overruns in the amount of $58,936.78.

Upon motion by Mayor Coble, seconded by Ms. Heizer, Council voted unanimously to go into Executive Session at 11:52 a.m. to discuss SCANA, Co-Location, Riverhill Circle, contractual matters and Three Rivers Music Festival.  Ms. Heizer and Mr. Osborne were not present for SCANA discussions.

Council reconvened to the Work Session at 12:45 p.m.

4. APPOINTMENTS

A. TERM LIMITS

1. Midlands Regional Convention Center Authority
This item was held over, no action was taken.

B. NOMINATIONS

1. The Planning Commission
Council is asked to appoint two (2) members to the Planning     Commission to serve out a three (3) year term which will expire on     March 01, 2004.
This item was held over, no action was taken.

2. The Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority Council is asked to     appoint one (1) additional member to the Central Midlands Regional     Transit Authority.
This item was held over, no action was taken.

5. OTHER MATTERS

A. Council Meeting Schedule

1. September, October (District II Mtg), November, and December,     2001

Upon motion by Ms. Sinclair, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council voted unanimously to cancel the Regular Session meeting scheduled for Wednesday, October 3, 2001.  Mayor Coble and Mr. Cromartie were not present for the vote.

2. January, 2002 - District Meeting

Upon motion by Mr. Osborne, seconded by Ms. Sinclair, Council voted unanimously to cancel the Regular Session meeting scheduled for Wednesday, January 2, 2002.  Mayor Coble, Mr. Cromartie and Ms. Heizer were not present for the vote.

2. Richland County School District One

Upon motion by Mayor Coble, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council voted unanimously to approve a sponsorship in the amount of $1,100 for the Richland School District One 2001 2002 ATeacher of the [email protected] event honoring Ms. Traci Young Cooper..  Mr. Davis was not present for the vote.

3. Three Rivers Music Festival

Upon motion by Mayor Coble, seconded by Mr. Cromartie, Council voted unanimously to approve the request for catastrophic funding in the amount of $25,000.  Council is to develop a catastrophic guarantee plan.  Three (3) members are to be appointed by City Council to the Three Rivers Music Festival.  The City Manager is to serve as Ex-Officio.  Mr. Osborne and Mr. Papadea were not present for the vote.

6. Legal Briefings and Contracts *

A. *SCANA
B. *Co-Location - Contract / Lease
C. *Annexation - Riverhill Circle area
D. *Legal Briefing - Contracts
E. *Three Rivers Music Festival

The meeting adjourned at 1:55 p.m.

Respectfully submitted by:
 
 

Pamela J. Ferst, CPS
Acting City Clerk