CITY OF COLUMBIA
CITY COUNCIL WORK SESSION MINUTES
December 05, 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 Wednesday, December 5, 2001 in the City Hall Council Conference Room.  Mayor Robert D. Coble called the meeting to order at 9:08 a.m.  Council members present were The Honorable Francenia B. Heizer, The Honorable Jim Papadea and The Honorable Hamilton Osborne, Jr.  Council members absent were The Honorable E.W. Cromartie, II, The Honorable Anne M. Sinclair and The Honorable Sam Davis.  Also attending were Ms. Leona K. Plaugh, City Manager and Ms. Erika D. Moore, Deputy City Clerk.

1. CITY COUNCIL DISCUSSION / ACTION

A. The Magic of John Tudor - Funding Request
This item was held over, no action was taken.

B. SC Pop Warner Junior Football Federation, Inc. - Funding Request
This item was held over, no action was taken.

C. Request for Approval of Auction 2001 - Captain Estelle Young

Upon motion by Mayor Coble, seconded by Ms. Heizer, Council voted unanimously to approve Auction 2001 to be held on Saturday, December 8, 2001 at 8:00 a.m., as requested by the Columbia Police Department.

D. Cleanup Silver's Building (R&R Associates) - Jim Gambrell

Upon motion by Ms. Heizer, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council voted unanimously to approve an agreement with R & R Associates Environmental Co., Inc. for the removal and disposal of asbestos containing materials from 1212 Taylor Street, in the amount of $18,000.

E. South Carolina Year of the Child Celebration - Rachael Levinson

Upon motion by Ms. Heizer, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council voted unanimously to approve the request to allow the use of the 800 Park Street parking lot from 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. at no charge and the use of a trolley to shuttle from the parking lot to the State House for $450 to accommodate The South Carolina Year of the Child celebration.
 
F. Wrecker Proposal

A public hearing was scheduled for Wednesday, January 16, 2002.

G. *Mr. Brian South - Request for funding to modify sewer lines

Upon motion by Mayor Coble, seconded by Ms. Heizer, Council voted unanimously to approve the request from Brian South to assist with the cost of constructing a portion of the sanitary sewer system to serve the Wing Brook Subdivision in the amount of $88,230 and to authorize the City Manager to examine the City's policies regarding developer fees.
 

 
H. *Kings Grant Homeowners Association - Request for funding

Upon motion by Ms. Heizer, seconded by Mayor Coble, Council voted unanimously to approve the request for funding to remove the graffiti on the fence bordering I-77 in the amount of $4,270.

Upon motion by Ms. Heizer, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council voted unanimously on a single motion to approve:
. Item 2.   Street Closing
. Item 3.  Resolution No.: R-2001-082 - Authorizing consumption of alcoholic beverages at the Devine Street Holiday Open House for Merchants in the 2100-3200 blocks of Devine Street.

2. STREET CLOSINGS

Request from the Historic Columbia Foundation to close the 1600 block of Blanding Street on Thursday, December 6, 2001 and Friday, December 7, 2001, from 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. for the Reflections of Holidays Past at the Hampton Preston Mansion and the Robert Mills House.  - Approved.

3. RESOLUTIONS

Resolution No.: R-2001-082 - Authorizing consumption of alcoholic beverages at the Devine Street Holiday Open House for Merchants in the 2100-3200 blocks of Devine Street.  - Approved.

4. ORDINANCE - FIRST READING

Ordinance No.: 2001-109 - Granting encroachment to Cottontown Community for landscaping on Sumter Street between Franklin Street and Scott Street and for landscaping traffic medians at Victoria Street and Bull Street and at Grace Street and Marion Street.

Upon motion by Ms. Heizer, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council voted unanimously to give first reading to Ordinance No.: 2001-109 - Granting encroachment to Cottontown Community for landscaping on Sumter Street between Franklin Street and Scott Street and for landscaping traffic medians at Victoria Street and Bull Street and at Grace Street and Marion Street.

5. LEGAL BRIEFINGS and CONTRACTS

Upon motion by Mayor Coble, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council voted unanimously to go into Executive Session at 9:30 a.m. to discuss a request from Mr. Bob Guild and the River Alliance, update from Dr. Ken Humphries, Bombers stadium land acquisition, contractual matters, a legal matter and a personnel matter.

The meeting adjourned at the conclusion of the executive session.

Respectfully submitted by,
 
 

Erika D. Moore
Deputy City Clerk