CITY OF COLUMBIA
CITY COUNCIL WORK SESSION MINUTES
November 14, 2001
9:00 AM - City Council Conference Room
2nd Floor City Hall - 1737 Main Street

The City of Columbia City Council met in a Work Session on Wednesday, November 14, 2001 in the City Hall Council Chambers.  Mayor Robert D. Coble called the meeting to order at 9:35 a.m.  Council members present were: The Honorable Jim Papadea, The Honorable Anne M. Sinclair, The Honorable Hamilton Osborne, Jr. and The Honorable Sam Davis.  Absent was The Honorable E.W. Cromartie, II and The Honorable Francenia B. Heizer.   Also attending were Ms. Leona K. Plaugh, City Manager and Ms. Erika D. Moore, Deputy City Clerk.

Upon motion by Mayor Coble, seconded by Mr. Davis, Council voted unanimously to go into Executive Session at 9:35 a.m. to receive a transit legal briefing by the Regional Transit Authority.

Council adjourned to the regular meeting and Public Hearing at 10:22 a.m.

Mayor Coble reconvened the work session at 11:37 a.m.

Upon motion by Mayor Coble, seconded by Mr. Davis, Council voted unanimously to go into Executive Session at 11:37 a.m. to discuss the bomber stadium and the Two Notch Road enhancement project.

Mayor Coble reconvened the work session at 12:30 p.m.

1. REVIEW OF COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA

2. BRIEFING

A. Midland Transit Authority Update - Ms. Mitzi Teel

This item was discussed in Executive Session.

3. PUBLIC MEETING / HEARING - Council Chambers

This item was discussed in the Regular Meeting.

4. CITY COUNCIL DISCUSSION / ACTION

A. *Ordinance No.:  2000-039 B Amending Code of Ordinances of the City of Columbia, South Carolina, Chapter Public Nuisance.  Approved on first reading June 06, 2001.

Upon motion by Mr. Osborne, seconded by Ms. Sinclair, Council voted unanimously to approve  Ordinance No.:  2000-039 B Amending Code of Ordinances of the City of Columbia, South Carolina, Chapter Public Nuisance, as amended.
 

B. Expanding Through Export Trade Conference B Funding Request

Upon motion by Mr. Osborne, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council voted unanimously to transfer $10,000 from the contingency fund to Economic Development to fund the AExpanding Through [email protected] trade conference with the understanding that the money will be refunded to the contingency fund.

C. Curtis Wright Hanger Renovation Transportation Enhancement Project

Upon motion by Mr. Osborne, seconded by Mr. Davis, Council voted unanimously to shift the Two Notch Road Fiscal Year 2002 enhancement project to the Fiscal Year 2003 funding program and that the available Fiscal Year 2002 funding be programmed to the Curtis Wright Hanger Renovation (at Owens Field) transportation enhancement project for Fiscal Year 2002, provided that the project meets SC DOT and US DOT eligibility requirements.

D. Homeless Advisory Committee

This item was held over, no action was taken.

E. *Columbia Housing Authority -  Resolution No.:  R-2001-081 - Authorizing City Manger to execute a Cooperation Agreement between the Housing Authority of the City of Columbia and the City of Columbia for development of T.S. Martin Park

Upon motion by Mayor Coble, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council voted unanimously to approve Resolution No.:  R-2001-081 - Authorizing City Manger to execute a Cooperation Agreement between the Housing Authority of the City of Columbia and the City of Columbia for development of T.S. Martin Park.  Mr. Osborne was not present for the vote.

F. Columbia Housing Authority PILOT Request

Upon motion by Mr. Davis, seconded by Ms. Sinclair, Council voted unanimously to approve the request to refund the Columbia Housing Authority in the amount of $50,000 of $146,870 2000 Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) for the purpose of funding a CHAD position for a start-up year of operation.

G. Trustus Theatre - Funding Request

Upon motion by Ms. Sinclair, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council voted unanimously to rescind the motion to fund Trustus Theatre's capital campaign.  Council will pledge the money but will not disburse the funds until Trustus is ready to begin construction.  Mr. Davis was not present for the vote.

H. The Magic of John Tudor - Funding Request

This item was held over, no action was taken.

I.    SC Pop Warner Junior Football Federation, Inc. - Funding Request
This item was held over, no action was taken.
 
J.  Planning Commission -  Appointments

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

This item was held over, no action was taken.

L.   Old Woodlands Meadowfield - Traffic Issue

Upon motion by Mayor Coble, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council voted unanimously to approve three multi-way stops, two on Byron Road and one on Galway Lane.  Mr. Davis was not present for the vote.
 

5. LEGAL BRIEFINGS and CONTRACTS

*Bomber Stadium

This item was discussed in Executive Session.

6. STAFF BRIEFINGS

A. CanalSide Virtual Reality Presentation - Mr. Jim Gambrell

Council viewed the CanalSide Virtual Reality Presentation.

B. Canal Plant Update - Mr. John Dooley

This item was held over, no action was taken.

C. Dr. Ken Humphries Update - Mr. John Dooley

This item was held over, no action was taken.

D. Sign System - Mr. Fred Delk

This item was held over, no action was taken.

7. ORDINANCE - SECOND READING

ORDINANCE NO.:  2001-104 - Authorizing issuance and sale of $25,000,000 tax increment bonds, Series 2001, of the City of Columbia, South Carolina for the purpose of paying the cost of certain redevelopment projects;  fixing the form and details of the bonds, limiting the payment of the bonds from the sources provided herein;  providing for the disposition for the proceeds thereof;  and other matters relating thereto.  First reading was given on October 31, 2001.

Upon motion by Mayor Coble, seconded by Ms. Sinclair, Council voted unanimously to rescind the motion made during the Work Session to approve Ordinance No.: 2001-104 - Authorizing issuance and sale of $25,000,000 tax increment bonds, Series 2001, of the City of Columbia, South Carolina for the purpose of paying the cost of certain redevelopment projects;  fixing the form and details of the bonds, limiting the payment of the bonds from the sources provided herein;  providing for the disposition for the proceeds thereof;  and other matters relating thereto.  Mr. Osborne was not present for the vote.

Upon motion by Ms. Sinclair, seconded by Mayor Coble, Council voted unanimously to approve Ordinance No.:  2001-104 - Authorizing issuance and sale of $25,000,000 tax increment bonds, Series 2001, of the City of Columbia, South Carolina for the purpose of paying the cost of certain redevelopment projects;  fixing the form and details of the bonds, limiting the payment of the bonds from the sources provided herein;  providing for the disposition for the proceeds thereof;  and other matters relating thereto, as amended.  Mr. Osborne was not present for the vote.

8. STREET CLOSING

Council is asked to approve a request from Ann Satterwhite to close Cassina Road between Albion Road and Heathwood Circle, on Sunday, December 2, 2001, from 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. for an outdoor Christmas party.

Upon motion by Ms. Sinclair, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council voted unanimously to approve the request to close Cassina Road between Albion Road and Heathwood Circle, on Sunday, December 2, 2001, from 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. for an outdoor Christmas party.

The Work Session adjourned at 1:03 p.m.

Respectfully submitted by,
 
 

Pamela J. Ferst, CPS
Acting City Clerk