CITY OF COLUMBIA
CITY COUNCIL WORK SESSION MINUTES
September 19, 2001
9:00 AM - City Council Conference Room
2nd Floor City Hall - 1737 Main Street
 

The Columbia City Council met for a Work Session on Wednesday, September 19, 2001, in the Council Conference Room.  Mayor Robert D. Coble called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m.  Council members present were:  The Honorable E.W. Cromartie, 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. Pamela J. Ferst, Acting City Clerk.

1.  REVIEW OF THE PUBLIC HEARING AGENDA

City Manager reviewed agenda items with Mayor and Council.

2. PRESENTATIONS

A. Columbia World Affairs Council

Ms. Normann Potter presented an overview of the World Affairs Council and explained why they are requesting an additional $10,000 in funding.

B. South Carolina Export Consortium - Mr. Fred Monk

Mr. Fred Monk, SC Export Consortium presented overview of the SC Export Consortium and explained why they are requesting an additional $14,000 in funding.

Upon motion by Mayor Coble, seconded by Mr. Cromartie, Council voted unanimously to go into Executive Session to discuss a legal matter, a personnel matter and the Convention Center real estate matter.

3. CITY COUNCIL DISCUSSION / ACTION

A. Underground Utilities

Upon motion by Ms. Heizer, seconded by Ms. Sinclair, Council voted unanimously to authorize $4-5,000,000 for Lady Street, N. Main, Two Notch Road and Harden Street.  The amount practical is to be funded from existing money and be paid from a capital project fund to transfer from Water & Sewer and should be consistent with the City's transfer policy.

B. Local Option Sales Tax
This item was held over, no action was taken.
 
 
 

 
3. Stormwater Utility Update
This item was held over, no action was taken.

4. Ordinance No.:  2000-039 - Amending Code of Ordinance of the  City of Columbia, South Carolina Chapter _____ Public Nuisance
This item was held over, no action was taken.

5. Proposed City Council Regular Meeting Schedule for October,  November, 2001, January 2002

Proposed: Oct. 17th (Dist II evening meeting -  6:30 p.m.)
Oct. 31st
Nov. 7th and 14th
Jan. 9th and 16th  or  16th and 23rd

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 one (1) member 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. Legal Briefings and Contracts *

A. *Integrated Software Selection Process
2. *Water & Sewer Request
3. *Real Estate Matters
D. *Personnel Matter
E. *Congaree Riverwalk
F. *SCANA
G. *Legal Briefings - Contracts

The meeting was adjourned at 1:45 p.m.

Respectfully submitted by:
 
 

Erika D. Moore
Deputy City Clerk