CITY OF COLUMBIA
CITY COUNCIL WORK SESSION MINUTES
September 10, 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, September 10, 2003 in the City Hall Council Chambers, 1737 Main Street, Columbia, South Carolina.  Mayor Robert D. Coble called the meeting to order at 9:12 a.m.  Council members present were The Honorable E. W. Cromartie, II, The Honorable Jim D. N. Papadea, The Honorable Anne M. Sinclair, The Honorable Hamilton Osborne, Jr., The Honorable Sam Davis and The Honorable Tameika C. Isaac.  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 hold Item 26.

CITY COUNCIL DISCUSSION / ACTION

A. South Carolina Export Consortium Request for Funding – Mr. Fred Monk, President

Upon motion by Mayor Coble, seconded by Mr. Cromartie, Council voted unanimously to approve funding for the South Carolina Export Consortium in the amount of $15,000.00 from the Economic Development Contingency Fund.  Mr. Osborne and Ms. Isaac were not present for the vote.

· Mr. Osborne joined the meeting at 9:21 a.m.

  B. Mainstream Rent Payments – Mr. Jim Gambrell, Economic Development Director
 This item was held over, no action was taken.

C. Hospitality Tax Committee Appointments – Ms. Libby Gober, Senior Executive Assistant

· Ms. Isaac joined the meeting at 9:32 a.m.

Upon motion by Ms. Sinclair, seconded by Mr. Cromartie, Council voted unanimously to approve staff recommendations to appoint an eleven (11)-member committee comprised of the existing seven (7) members of the Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee; a Restaurateur from each Council District; and two (2) Ex-Officio members representing the Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Community Promotions Advisory Committee.  The following individuals were appointed to the Hospitality Tax Committee with the remainder of the committee to be appointed on September 24, 2003:  Mr. Ron Jones, Mr. Jim Hardy, IV, Mr. Bill Ellen, Mr. Tony Tam, Ms. Harriett Green, Ms. Wendi J. Nance, and Ms. Dianne Light.

D. Community Promotions Funding Recommendations – Ms. Libby Gober, Senior Executive Assistant

Upon motion by Ms. Sinclair, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council voted unanimously to approve the committee’s recommendations to allocate Community Promotions funding to various organizations in the total amount of $19,250.00.

· Mayor Coble adjourned the Work Session at 10:00 a.m. to convene the regular meeting.

· Mayor Coble reconvened the Work Session at 10:43 a.m.

TRAFFIC ISSUE

E. Hamptonwood East Traffic Control – Mr. David Brewer, Traffic Engineer

Upon motion by Mr. Osborne, seconded by Mr. Cromartie, Council voted unanimously to rescind the motion made on June 11, 2003 to authorize the installation of a 3-way stop at the intersection of Wilshire Drive, Hampton Springs Court and Windwan Drive.

· Mayor Coble adjourned the Work Session at 10:46 a.m. to reconvene the regular meeting.

· Mayor Coble reconvened the Work Session at 11:25 a.m.

Upon motion by Mr. Cromartie, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council voted unanimously to go into Executive Session at 11:25 a.m. to discuss items F. thru J. as amended.

EXECUTIVE SESSION DISCUSSION

F. Receipt of legal advice which relates to a pending, threatened or potential claim
- **Al Nickels, Esq.
   This item was discussed in Executive Session no action was taken.

 G. Discussion of negotiations incident to proposed contractual arrangements
- Town of Irmo
  This item was held over, no action was taken.

- Business Recruitment & St