CITY OF COLUMBIA
CITY COUNCIL WORK SESSION MINUTES
October 10, 2001
9:00 A.M. - City Council Conference Room
2nd Floor City Hall - 1737 Main Street
 
 

The City of Columbia City Council met in a Work Session, Wednesday, October 10, 2001, in the City Hall Council Conference Room, 1737 Main Street.  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 was Ms. Leona K. Plaugh, City Manager and Ms. Erika D. Moore, Deputy City Clerk.

1. CITY COUNCIL DISCUSSION ACTION

1. Minority and Women Business Enterprise Program

Mayor Coble asked that this item be placed on the Work Session agenda for October 24, 2001, and in the Council Chambers.  At which time Consultants and Attorneys will be present to discuss ordinances, the process of notifying small business owners, a briefing by the Business Enterprise Office on its policies.  This will not be a public hearing.

B. *SCANA
This item was discussed in Executive Session.

C. *CanalSide - David Ames
This item was discussed in Executive Session.

D. *Water and Sewer Requests
This item was held over, no action was taken.

E. Abatement of Nuisances / Public Nuisance
1. Ordinance No.:  2001-089 - Amending Code of Ordinance of    the City of Columbia, South Carolina Chapter
2. Ordinance No.:  2000-039 - Amending Code of Ordinance of    the City of Columbia, South Carolina Chapter Public Nuisance

Ms. Sinclair requested a time line outlining how long the process will take.  A Public Hearing will be held on November 7, 2001.

F. Accommodations Tax
This item was held over, no action was taken.

G. Capital Campaign - Trustus Theatre
This item was held over, no action was taken.

Mr. Jim Thigpen, Tustus Theatre, appeared before Council to request $100,000 of the $250,000 approved by Council for the Trustus project, to initiate the Trustus Theater Capital Campaign.

Upon motion by Mayor Coble, seconded by Ms. Heizer, Council voted unanimously to go into Executive Session at 11:08 a.m. to discuss SCANA , CanalSide, a legal issue and the skateboard/bicycle ramp issue.  Ms. Heizer and Mr. Osborne were not present for the discussions regarding SCANA do to a conflict of interest.

H. Property Maintenance Board - Dana Turner
This item was held over, no action was taken.

I. Park Terrace Drive at Harbison Boulevard - Cost Estimate - Ms. Dunn
This item was held over, no action was taken.

J. Hand Middle School - Speed Limits - Wanda Dunn
This item was held over, no action was taken.

Ms. Sinclair asked staff to discuss the speed limit issue with the Shandon Neighborhood residents prior to approval.

K. Traffic Control - Intersection of Terrace Way and Edgerton Court
This item was held over, no action was taken.

L. *Update of Citizens Complaint - Skateboard / Bicycle Ramp
This item was discussed in Executive Session.

2. APPOINTMENTS

A. NOMINATIONS

1. Columbia Arts Task Force
This item was held over, no action was taken.

Ms. Heizer requested a revised list indicating the specific organizational alliance for each person.

Mayor Coble will assist staff in composing a mission statement for the Columbia Arts Task Force.  Mayor Coble asked that names of potential appointees be circulated by next week.

2. The Planning Commission
This item was held over, no action was taken.

3. The Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority
This item was held over, no action was taken.

B. TERM LIMITS

1. Midlands Regional Convention Center Authority
This item was held over, no action was taken.
 
3. Legal Briefings and Contracts*

A. *Personnel Matter
B. *Contractual Matter

AMENDED AGENDA - ADDITIONAL ITEMS

4. ORDINANCE - FIRST READING - Added Item

A. Ordinance No.:  2001- 092 - Amending the 1998 Code of Ordinances of the City of Columbia, South Carolina, Chapter 6, Sec. 6-2, Method of election.

Upon motion by Mr. Osborne, seconded by Mr. Davis, Council voted unanimously to approve Ordinance No.:  2001- 092 - Amending the 1998 Code of Ordinances of the City of Columbia, South Carolina, Chapter 6, Sec. 6-2, Method of election.

A Public Hearing is scheduled for October 17, 2001.

5. RESOLUTIONS - Added Items

A. Resolution R  2001-070 - Scheduling Public Hearing for Reapportionment

Upon motion by Mr. Osborne, seconded by Ms. Sinclair, Council voted unanimously to approve Resolution R  2001-070 - Scheduling Public Hearing for Reapportionment.  Ms. Heizer was not present for the vote.

Mayor Pro-tempore Sam Davis chaired the meeting do to the absence of Mayor Coble.

B. Resolution R 2001-071 - Authorizing Vista Sidewalk Sale Saturday and Antique Market in the Vista on Saturday, October 20, 2001 for the following blocks:

600 - 1000 Gervais Street  700 - 900 Lady Street
1100 - 1200 Lincoln Street  1200 block Gadsden Street
1200 block Park Street   Railroad Canopy in 1100 block Lincoln Street

Upon motion by Ms. Heizer, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council voted unanimously to approve  Resolution R 2001-071 - Authorizing Vista Sidewalk Sale Saturday and Antique Market in the Vista on Saturday, October 20, 2001 for the following blocks:  600 - 1000 Gervais Street, 700 - 900 Lady Street, 1100 - 1200 Lincoln Street, 1200 block Gadsden Street, 1200 block Park Street Railroad Canopy in 1100 block Lincoln Street.  Mayor Coble was not present for the vote.
 
C. Resolution R  2001-072 - Amending Resolution R- 2001-059 - Authorizing consumption of alcoholic beverages and outdoor concert for Jillian's in Gadsden Street at Gervais Street for Friday, October 19, 2001.

Upon motion by Ms. Heizer, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council voted unanimously to approve  Resolution R  2001-072 - Amending Resolution R- 2001-059 - Authorizing consumption of alcoholic beverages and outdoor concert for Jillian's in Gadsden Street at Gervais Street for Friday, October 19, 2001.  Mayor Coble was not present for the vote.

D. Resolution R  2001-073 - For Condemnation - Right of Way Acquisition for Road Realignment at the intersection of Greene Street and Laurens Street along Richland County TMS #11383-01-16, 17 and 18; Project #R39-0/1; CF #250-122
This item was held over, no action was taken.

Mayor Coble returned to the meeting.

6. STREET CLOSING - Added Item

Council approved a request from the Residents of South Edisto Avenue to block off the 200 block of South Edisto between Tugaloo to Kiawah on Saturday, October 13, 2001 from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. for their annual block party.

Upon motion by Ms. Heizer, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council voted unanimously to approve the request from the Residents of South Edisto Avenue to block off the 200 block of South Edisto between Tugaloo to Kiawah on Saturday, October 13, 2001 from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.  Mr. Cromartie and Mr. Osborne were not present for the vote.

The meeting adjourned at 12:52 p.m.

Respectfully submitted by:
 
 

Erika D. Moore
Deputy City Clerk