CITY OF COLUMBIA
CITY COUNCIL WORK SESSION MINUTES
December 3, 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, December 3, 2003, in the City Hall Council Chambers at 1737 Main Street, Columbia, South Carolina.  Mayor Robert D. Coble called the meeting to order at 9:09 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. Erika D. Moore, City Clerk.

**The Township Board of Directors presented The Township Market Survey Findings and Recommendations to the members of Council for consideration at a later date.
 
CITY COUNCIL DISCUSSION / ACTION

A. South Carolina Memorial Park Commission – Mr. Bud Ferillo, Chairman

Mr. Bud Ferillo, South Carolina Memorial Park Commission Chairman, presented two $10,000.00 checks from Blue Cross Blue Shield and Bank of America to the City of Columbia for the completion of the Doughboy Monument.  He explained why there were two vacancies on the South Carolina Memorial Park Commission and recommended that City Council appoint Mr. Claude Eichelberger and Mr. Milton Kimpson to fill those vacancies.

Upon motion by Mayor Coble, seconded by Mr. Cromartie, Council voted unanimously to approve the appointment of Mr. Claude J. Eichelberger and Mr. Milton G. Kimpson to the South Carolina Memorial Park Commission.

Mr. Bud Ferillo, South Carolina Memorial Park Commission Chairman, stated that the Commission is working on an effort to encourage the public sector and Veterans to plant live Oak Trees in Memorial Park to replace the decaying trees that are presently there.  He asked the members of Council to consider a proposal to replace the wooden bridge in Memorial Park.  Mr. Ferillo said that this project would be dedicated to the late Colonel Deloach.

Upon motion by Mayor Coble, seconded by Ms. Sinclair, Council voted unanimously to authorize the following actions.  Mr. Davis was not present for the vote.

1. The South Carolina Memorial Park Commission was authorized to proceed with replacing the wooden bridge at Memorial Park;
2. Staff was directed to coordinate in-kind services and donations from the City of Columbia;
3. Staff was directed to report back any funding related issues to City Council; and
4. The project is to be completed by June 2004.

APPOINTMENTS

B.  Board of Zoning Appeals

Upon motion by Mr. Cromartie, seconded by Ms. Isaac, Council voted unanimously to approve the appointment of Mr. Alvin Hinkle and Mr. Charles Watson to the Board of Zoning Appeals for a five (5) year term to expire on December 31, 2008.   Mr. Papadea abstained from voting due to a potential conflict of interest.

C.  Columbia Development Corporation

Upon motion by Mayor Coble, seconded by Mr. Cromartie, Council voted unanimously to amend the Columbia Development Corporation’s By-Laws to increase the number of Board of Directors appointed by City Council from the community at large to twelve (12).

Upon motion by Mayor Coble, seconded by Mr. Cromartie, Council voted unanimously to re-appoint (*) and to appoint the following individuals to the Columbia Development Corporation Board of Directors:

One (1) year appointment Two (2) year appointment

Mr. Ned Pendarvis – Chairman * Mr. Whitney Black
Ms. Cynthia Pryor Hardy  - Vice-Chair * Mr. Stan Harpe
Mr. Paul Moore  Ms. Mickey Layden
Mr. Tom Jackson  Mr. Gary Cannon
Dr. Shirley Mills  Mr. Stephen Benjamin
Mr. John McArthur  Ms. Bianca Crawford

Upon motion by Mayor Coble, seconded by Mr. Cromartie, Council voted unanimously to amend the appointments as follows; appoint Mr. Gary Cannon to a one (1) year term and Mr. John McArthur to a two (2) year term. (See revised list below)

One (1) year appointments Two (2) year appointments

Mr. Ned Pendarvis – Chairman * Mr. Whitney Black
Ms. Cynthia Pryor Hardy  - Vice-Chair * Mr. Stan Harpe
Mr. Paul Moore  Ms. Mickey Layden
Mr. Tom Jackson  Ms. Bianca Crawford
Dr. Shirley Mills  Mr. Stephen Benjamin
Mr. Gary Cannon  Mr. John McArthur

**There was a consensus of Council to appoint Ms. Mignon Clyburn to the Hospitality Tax Committee as a District I Restaurateur.

Upon motion by Mayor Coble, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council voted unanimously to go into Executive Session at 9:47 a.m. for the discussion of Item F. as presented.

EXECUTIVE SESSION DISCUSSION

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.

· Mayor Coble adjourned the Executive Session at 10:00 a.m. to convene the regular meeting.
· Mayor Coble reconvened the Work Session at 11:09 a.m.

Upon motion by Mayor Coble, seconded by Mr. Cromartie, Council voted unanimously to go into Executive Session at 11:09 a.m. for the discussion of Items D. through F. as presented.

EXECUTIVE SESSION DISCUSSION

D. Discussion of negotiations incident to proposed contractual arrangements
- City / County Joint Planning Co-Location Official Proposal
This item was discussed in Executive Session no action was taken.

- Trelys
This item was discussed in Executive Session no action was taken.

- Bill Printing Proposals – Ms. Dana Turner, Administrative Advisor
This item was discussed in Executive Session no action was taken.

- Bond Rating Agencies – Mr. Steve Gantt, ACM
This item was discussed in Executive Session no action was taken.

- **Richland County Detention Center Per Diem Charges
This item was discussed in Executive Session no action was taken.

- **Communities That Care Proposal
This item was discussed in Executive Session no action was taken.

E. Discussion of negotiations incident to the proposed purchase of property
- Lot on Pavilion
  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.

· Mr. Osborne left the meeting at 1:11 p.m.

· Mr. Papadea left the meeting at 1:34 p.m.

Mayor Coble adjourned the Work Session at 1:45 p.m.

Respectfully submitted by:
Erika D. Moore
City Clerk