CITY OF COLUMBIA
CITY COUNCIL WORK SESSION MINUTES
November 3, 2004
4:00 PM - City Council Chambers
3rd Floor City Hall - 1737 Main Street

The City of Columbia City Council met for a Work Session on Wednesday, November 3, 2004 in the City Hall Council Chambers at 1737 Main Street, Columbia, South Carolina.  The Honorable Mayor Robert D. Coble called the meeting to order at 4:05 p.m.  The following City Council members were present:  The Honorable E. W. Cromartie, II, The Honorable Anne M. Sinclair, The Honorable Hamilton Osborne, Jr., The Honorable Sam Davis, The Honorable Tameika Isaac Devine and The Honorable Daniel J. Rickenmann.  Also present were Mr. Charles P. Austin, Sr. City Manager and Ms. Erika D. Moore, City Clerk.

CITY COUNCIL DISCUSSION / ACTION

A.  Community Promotions Advisory Committee Funding Recommendations for October 2004 – Judge Mildred McDuffie, Committee Chair

Judge Mildred McDuffie, Community Promotions Advisory Committee Chair, explained that the United Black Fund requested $30,000.00 in Community Promotions Funding, but the Committee denied the request because they previously funded the organization in the amount of $10,000.00.  Judge McDuffie noted that the Community Promotions fund balance is at $50,000.00 and they would like to allocate those funds towards the much-anticipated funding requests for various youth activities.

Upon motion by Mr. Cromartie, seconded by Ms. Sinclair, Council voted unanimously to approve the committee’s recommendation to deny Community Promotions funding for the United Black Fund in the amount of $30,000.00.

APPOINTMENTS

· Mr. Osborne joined the meeting at 4:11 p.m.

B.  Citizens Advisory Committee for Community Development

Upon motion by Mr. Cromartie, seconded by Mayor Coble, Council voted unanimously to approve the re-appointment of Ms. Maire Dugan, Ms. Laura Cahue, Ms. Soneika Fulmer, Mr. David Rodriquez, Mr. Damon Wlodarczyk, Ms. Minnie Wilson-Bivins, Ms. Nancy Bradshaw, Ms. Sylvia Parks, Mr. Bruce Sanders, Ms. Kathryn Fenner, Ms. Dolores Brown, Mr. Gabriel Carroll and Mr. Chikwe Njoku and the appointment of Ms. Linda Tillman, Ms. Bessie Watson and Mr. Nigel Mahaffey to the Citizens Advisory Committee for fiscal year 2004/2005:

C.  Columbia Action Council

Upon motion by Ms. Sinclair, seconded by Ms. Devine, Council voted unanimously to approve the re-appointment of Mr. Earl Brown, Mr. Ross Holmes, Jr., and Mr. Mark McGill and the appointment of Mr. Titus Glover, Mr. Larry Gunn, Mr. Michael McMullen, Mr. Anthony Morgan, Ms. Joan Price, and Ms. Dianne Shaw to the Columbia Action Council Board of Directors for a two (2) year term to expire on June 30, 2006:

D. Greater Columbia Community Relations Council

Upon motion by Mr. Cromartie, seconded by Ms. Sinclair, Council voted unanimously to approve the re-appointment of Dr. Reenea Harrison-Cook, Reverend Donald Britt, Sr., and Mr. Samuel Alexander and the appointment of Ms. Helene Cargile, Dr. John Clark, Ms. Willie Mae Kennedy, Ms. Myrtle Gordon, Ms. Margaret McFaddin, Mr. Cravens Ravenel, Mr. Rusty DePass and Ms. Erika Moore to the Greater Columbia Community Relations Council for a term of three (3) years to expire on June 30, 2007.

OTHER MATTERS

E.  Bicycles for Charity

Upon motion by Mr. Cromartie, seconded by Ms. Devine, Council voted unanimously to authorize the Disposition of Forty Six (46) Bicycles as follows: Greater Columbia Community Relations Council (13); Dr. A. Garanee (17) for the arrival of the Somalians; City Animal Shelter (2); and City Police Department’s Annual Charity Christmas Party (4); and Second Nazareth Baptist Church (10).

Upon motion by Mr. Rickenmann, seconded by Mr. Cromartie, Council voted unanimously to go into Executive Session at 4:21 p.m. for the discussion of Items F. through I. as amended.

· City Council assembled for the Executive Session discussion at 4:35 p.m.

EXECUTIVE SESSION DISCUSSION

F. Discussion of negotiations to proposed contractual arrangements
- Regional Transit Authority
 This item was discussed in Executive Session no action was taken.

G. Receipt of legal advice, which relates to a matter covered by attorney-client privilege
- **Zoning Ordinance Revisions (non-conforming uses) – Mr. Jim Meggs, City Attorney
- **Public Purpose Doctrine – Mr. Jim Meggs, City Attorney
- **Convention Center Hotel Memorandum of Understanding – Mr. Jim Meggs, City Attorney
 These items were discussed in Executive Session no action was taken.

H. **Discussion of employment of an employee
 This item was discussed in Executive Session no action was taken.

I. **Discussion of compensation of an employee
 This item was discussed in Executive Session no action was taken.

· City Council adjourned the Work Session at 5:57 p.m. to convene the regular meeting.

Respectfully submitted by:
Erika D. Moore
City Clerk