CITY OF COLUMBIA
CITY COUNCIL WORK SESSION MINUTES
November 19, 2003
9:00 AM - City Council Chambers
3rd Floor City Hall - 1737 Main Street
 

The City of Columbia City Council met for a Work Session on Wednesday, November 19, 2003 in the City Hall Council Chambers at 1737 Main Street, Columbia, South Carolina.  Mayor Robert D. Coble called the meeting to order at 9:05 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 Mr. Charles P. Austin, Sr., City Manager and Ms. Eirka D. Moore, City Clerk.
 
TRAFFIC ISSUES

A. Waverly Street Parking
 This item was held over until December 3, 2003, no action was taken.

APPOINTMENTS

B.  Board of Zoning Appeals
 This item was held over until December 3, 2003, no action was taken.

C. Columbia Development Corporation
 
A motion by Mr. Osborne to re-appoint Ms. Cynthia Hardy and Mr. Ned Pendarvis to the Columbia Development Corporation was withdrawn.

This item was held over until December 3, 2003, no action was taken.

OTHER MATTERS

  C1.  **City Council Meeting Schedule

There was a consensus of Council to cancel the Work Session meeting scheduled for December 10, 2003.

C2.   **Carolina Carillon

Upon motion by Mayor Coble, seconded by Mr. Cromartie, Council voted six (6) to one (1) to authorize Mr. Charles P. Austin, Sr., City Manager to allocate up to $11,000.00 from the Community Promotions Fund for the Carolina Carillon. If additional funding is needed the requestor would have to provide supporting documentation to the City Manager.  Voting aye were Mr. Cromartie, Mr. Papadea, Ms. Sinclair, Mr. Davis, Ms. Isaac and Mayor Coble.  Voting nay was Mr. Osborne.

Upon motion by Mr. Cromartie, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council voted unanimously to go into Executive Session at 9:44 a.m. for the discussion of Item C3.

· Mayor Coble left the meeting at 9:45 a.m.

· Mayor Pro-Tempore Jim D. N. Papadea is now presiding.

EXECUTIVE SESSION DISCUSSION

C3. **Receipt of legal advice, which relates to a matter covered by attorney-client privilege
 This item was discussed in Executive Session no action was taken.

· Mayor Pro-Tempore Jim D. N. Papadea adjourned the Work Session at 10:11 a.m. to convene the regular meeting.

· Mayor Coble reconvened the Work Session at 12:36 p.m.

Upon motion by Mr. Papadea, seconded by Ms. Isaac, Council voted unanimously to go into Executive Session at 12:37 p.m. for the discussion of Items D. through G. as amended.

EXECUTIVE SESSION DISCUSSION

D.  Discussion of appointment of employees
  This item was discussed in Executive Session no action was taken.

E. Discussion of negotiations incident to proposed contractual arrangements
  This item was discussed in Executive Session no action was taken.

F.  Receipt of legal advice, which relates to a matter covered by attorney-client privilege
  This item was discussed in Executive Session no action was taken.

 G. **Discussion of negotiations incident to the proposed purchase of property
  This item was discussed in Executive Session no action was taken.

· Mayor Coble adjourned the Executive Session at 1:55 p.m. to reconvene the Work Session.

CITY COUNCIL DISCUSSION / ACTION

H. ** Purchase of Property at Pendleton Street and Lincoln Street

Upon motion by Mayor Coble, seconded by Mr. Davis, Council voted unanimously to approve a Contract of Sale for the purchase of property at Pendleton Street and Lincoln Street owned by the South Carolina Members First Credit Union in the amount of $171,500.00 for the development of a parking lot.

Upon motion by Mayor Coble, seconded by Ms. Isaac, Council voted unanimously to reconvene the Executive Session at 1:56 p.m. for the discussion of Item I.

· Mr. Osborne left the meeting at 1:56 p.m.

· Mr. Papadea left the meeting at 1:56 p.m.

EXECUTIVE SESSION DISCUSSION

I. ** Discussion of negotiations incident to proposed contractual arrangements
 This item was discussed in Executive Session no action was taken.

Mayor Coble adjourned the meeting at 2:05 p.m.

Respectfully submitted by:
Erika D. Moore
City Clerk