CITY OF COLUMBIA
CITY COUNCIL WORK SESSION MINUTES
September 11, 2002
9:00 AM City Council Chambers
3rd Floor City Hall 1737 Main Street

City of Columbia City Council met for a Work Session on Wednesday, September 11, 2002, in the City Hall Council Chambers, 1737 Main Street, Columbia, South Carolina.  Mayor Robert D. Coble called the meeting to order at 9:18 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. and The Honorable Tameika C. Isaac.  Absent was The Honorable Sam Davis.  Also present were Ms. Leona K. Plaugh, City Manager and Ms. Erika D. Moore, Deputy City Clerk.

Moment of Silence in Remembrance of September 11, 2001

AGENDA REVIEW

The City Manager reviewed the regular meeting agenda items with the Mayor and members of Council.

Upon motion by Mayor Coble, seconded by Mr. Cromartie, Council voted unanimously to amend the Zoning Public Hearing agenda by adding Resolution No.: R-2002-058 - Authorizing execution of a Contract for Third Party Administration for Tort Liability with Companion Third Party Administrative Services, LLC.

CITY COUNCIL DISCUSSION / ACTION

A. CanalSide Discussion

Upon motion by Mr. Papadea, seconded by Mr. Osborne, Council voted unanimously to authorize staff to proceed to seek permission from S.C. Archives and History to demolish the Prison Industries Building.

Upon motion by Mr. Cromartie, seconded by Mr. Osborne, Council voted unanimously to authorize staff to review the design and pricing based on the demolition of the Prison Industries Building, to approve pricing for the thirteen (13) parcels as outlined and to complete an infrastructure budget and time line.  Mr. Papadea abstained from voting due to a conflict of interest.

Mayor Coble called for a five-minute break at 10:03 a.m.

Mayor Coble adjourned the work session and convened the regular meeting at 10:08 a.m.

B. Finlay Park Landscaping - Mr. Allison Baker and Dr. Lynn
  This item was held over, no action was taken.

C. Traffic Issue: Craig Road - 4 Way Stop
 This item was held over, no action was taken.

D. Ordinance No.: 2002-065 - Amending 1998 Code of Ordinances of the City of Columbia, South Carolina, Chapter 11, Licenses, Permits and Miscellaneous Business Regulations, Article III, Contractors, Sec. 11-72, License; Identification decals
  This item was held over, no action was taken.

E. Columbia Bombers Billing Issue
 This item was held over, no action was taken.

F. Signing Date for Agreement between the City of Columbia and SCANA
 This item was held over, no action was taken.

Mayor Coble reconvened the work session at 12:45 p.m.

 
G. City Council Retreat - Rescheduling

Upon motion by Ms. Sinclair, seconded by Mr. Cromartie, Council voted unanimously to hold the City Council Retreat on Friday, November 22 and Saturday, November 23, 2002.

H. Columbia Housing Development Corporation Appointments
  This item was held over, no action was taken.

I. **Council Meeting Schedule for November 2002

Upon motion by Ms. Sinclair, seconded by Mr. Cromartie, Council voted unanimously to cancel the Work Session and Regular Meeting on November 20, 2002 and the Work Session on November 27, 2002.

J. **Council Meeting Schedule for December and January 2002

Upon motion by Ms. Sinclair, seconded by Mr. Osborne, Council voted unanimously to cancel the Work Session on December 25, 2002 and the Work Session and Regular Meeting on January 01, 2003.

Upon motion by Mr. Cromartie, seconded by Ms. Sinclair, Council voted unanimously to go into Executive Session at 12:55 p.m. to Receive Legal Advice on the SCANA Contract, Discuss Negotiations Incident to Proposed Contractual Arrangement / Lease Agreement, Discuss a Personnel Matter and to Discuss Properties Leased by the City.

EXECUTIVE SESSION DISCUSSION

K  Receipt of Legal Advice - SCANA Contract / RTA Contract
  This item was discussed in Executive Session, no action was taken.

L. Discussion of Negotiations Incident to Proposed Contractual Arrangement / Lease Agreement
 This item was discussed in Executive Session, no action was taken.

M. Personnel Matter
 This item was discussed in Executive Session, no action was taken.

N. Discussion of Properties Leased by the City
 This item was discussed in Executive Session, no action was taken.

Mayor Coble adjourned the meeting at 2:40 p.m.
 

Respectfully submitted by:
Erika D. Moore
Deputy City Clerk