CITY OF COLUMBIA
CITY COUNCIL WORK SESSION MINUTES
November 06, 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, November 06, 2002, 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 Ms. Leona K. Plaugh, City Manager and Ms. Pamela J. Ferst, Acting City Clerk.

REVIEW COUNCIL AGENDA

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

CITY COUNCIL DISCUSSION / ACTION

A. Billboard Sites – Mr. Hal Stevenson

Mr. Hal Stevenson, Stevenson Development, appeared before Council concerning the annexation of property that would accommodate billboard sites.  Mr. Stevenson told Council that there are two sites coming up before Council next week and two other sites that are available.  Mr. Stevenson said that one site has to do with the annexation of a railroad out in Northeast Columbia.  He also told Council that they are trying to take down some sites in the city to allow more interstate sites to go up.
 
B. Traffic Issue:  Three (3) Way Stop Request – Kathwood Drive and Woodlake Road

Council authorized staff to submit the request for the installation of a 3-Way Stop at Kathwood Drive and Woodlake Road to SCDOT.

Mayor Coble adjourned the Work Session at 9:53 a.m. to convene the Regular Meeting.
 
· Ms. Isaac left the meeting at 9:55 a.m.

Mayor Coble reconvened the Work Session at 10:50 a.m.

Upon motion by Mayor Coble, seconded by Mr. Davis, Council voted to go into Executive Session at 10:50 a.m. to discuss Items C. through L. and to add Item M. Contractual Matter regarding contracts with various legal firms.  Ms. Isaac was not present for the vote.

EXECUTIVE SESSION DISCUSSION

 C. Discussion of negotiations to proposed contractual arrangements
- USC / Hockey Contract
This item was discussed in Executive Session, no action was taken.

D. Discussion of negotiations incident to property acquisition – Convention Center Hotel and Parking Structure  - Mr. Jim Gambrell and Mr. Steve Gantt
 This item was discussed in Executive Session, no action was taken.

E. Discussion of negotiations to proposed contractual arrangements
 -  Richland One School District – Sarah Nance School
 This item was discussed in Executive Session, no action was taken.
 
· Ms. Isaac rejoined the meeting at 12:20 p.m.

  F. Discussion of Employee / Personnel Matters - Municipal Court Judges
 This item was discussed in Executive Session, no action was taken.

· Ms. Sinclair left the meeting at 1:38 p.m.

Mayor Coble adjourned the Executive Session to reconvene the Work Session at 2:03 p.m.

G. Discussion of negotiations to proposed contractual arrangements
  -  Ideal Construction Company, Steve Gantt and Ken Gaines

Upon motion by Mayor Coble, seconded by Mr. Cromartie, Council voted unanimously to approve Change Order #2.  Award to Ideal Construction Company, Inc. in the amount of $99,600.  Ms. Sinclair was not present for the vote.

Upon motion by Mayor Coble, seconded by Mr. Cromartie, Council voted unanimously to reconvene the Executive Session at 2:07 p.m.  Ms. Sinclair was not present for the vote.

H. Discussion of negotiations incident to property acquisition – Burton School Property
 This item was discussed in Executive Session, no action was taken.

I. Receipt of legal advice which relates to potential claim – Sewer Back-up
 This item was discussed in Executive Session, no action was taken.

J. Discussion of negotiations incident to the City’s position in adversary situations involving
 the assertion of a claim.
 This item was discussed in Executive Session, no action was taken.

K. Receipt of legal advice which relates to a potential claim
 This item was discussed in Executive Session, no action was taken.

 L. Receipt of Legal Advice
   -  Rosewood Youth Development Corporation
 This item was discussed in Executive Session, no action was taken.

M. **Receipt of Legal Advice relating to contractual matters
 This item was discussed in Executive Session, no action was taken.

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

Respectfully submitted by:
Pamela J. Ferst, CPS
Acting City Clerk