CITY OF COLUMBIA
CITY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES
WEDNESDAY, December 11, 2002
10:00 A.M. - 1737 MAIN STREET
CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

The City of Columbia City Council met in regular session on Wednesday, December 11, 2002,  in the City Hall Council Chambers, 1737 Main Street, Columbia, South Carolina.  Mayor Robert D. Coble called the meeting to order at 11:30 a.m.  Council members present were 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.  Absent was The Honorable E. W. Cromartie, II.  Also present were Ms. Leona K. Plaugh, City Manager and Ms. Pamela J. Ferst, Acting City Clerk.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

1. Minutes of November 13 and 22, 2002

Upon motion by Ms. Sinclair, seconded by Mr. Davis, Council voted unanimously to approve the Minutes of November 13 and 22, 2002.  Mr. Papadea was not present for the vote.

PRESENTATIONS

2. Employee of the Month – Ms. Frances Tillman, Data Accounts Specialist  - Rescheduled for December 18, 2002
 This item was rescheduled for December 18, 2002.

· Mr. Papadea joined the meeting at 11:33 a.m.

3. National Weather Service StormReady Advisory Board
- Steven J. Naglic, Warning Coordination Meteorologist, and Howard Lederfind

Mr. Steven Naglic, Warning Coordination Meteorologist, recognized the City of Columbia as being StormReady.  He stated that the City of Columbia met stringent requirements in the areas of communications, training and planning.  Mr. Naglic told Council that weather alarm radios are in all city owned buildings that have a high volume of traffic.  He also stated that the Chamber of Commerce could begin advertising that the City of Columbia is part of the national StormReady program.  Mr. Naglic presented the Mayor and members of Council with a StormReady certification plaque and two (2) StormReady signs.

4. Waverly United for Action, Inc. – Mr. Eddie Lloyd, Chief Executive Officer
 This item was rescheduled for December 18, 2002.

5. The Greater Columbia Hotel & Motel Association – Mr. Bill Ellen, Chairman

Mr. Bill Ellen, Greater Columbia Hotel & Motel Association, appeared before Council to present issues relating to the proposed USC hotel development and the Convention Center Hotel.  Mr. Ellen stated that the Association represents 43 hotels in the Columbia area.  He told Council that the private industry should not have to compete with educational institutions.  Mr. Ellen explained that the University would have an unfair advantage because of their internal referral system; it wouldn’t generate new business or new accommodations taxes.  He informed Council that they are not in opposition to the Convention Center hotel because it could produce overflow hotel needs.

CONSENT AGENDA

· Mayor Coble left the meeting at 11:50 a.m.

· Senior Council member Papadea now presiding.

Upon motion by Mr. Osborne, seconded by Ms. Sinclair, Council voted unanimously on a single motion to approve the Consent Agenda Items 6. through 24. as presented.  Mayor Coble was not present for the vote.

STREET CLOSING REQUESTS

6. Council is asked to approve a request from the Columbia Action Council for WOW ’03, Columbia’s family oriented New Year’s Eve Celebration, during the event hours of 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 31, 2002 to close the following streets:  Contact:  Sean Nolan - Approved

 1400 and 1500 blocks of Senate Street closed from 12:00pm to 12:00pm
 1000 and 1100 blocks of Bull Street closed from 3:00pm to 12:00pm
 1000 and 1100 blocks of Marion Street closed from 3:00pm to 12:00pm

7. Council is asked to approve a request from the University of South Carolina to close the 1300 and 1400 blocks of Greene Street from 8:30 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. on Monday, January 20, 2003 for USC’s Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service.  Contact:  Jerry T. Brewer - Approved

8. Council is asked to approve a request from the neighbors on Albion and Cassina Roads to close Cassina Road between Albion Road and Heathwood Circle, from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. for an outdoor Christmas Party.  Contact:  Ann W. Satterwhite - Approved

9. Council is asked to approve a request from the University of South Carolina to close Greene Street from Gadsden Street to the railroad track where it dead ends; restrict access from the corner of Gadsden Street and Greene Street to Wayne Street and Gervais Street one hour prior to the following events: - Approved

Thursday,  December 12, 2002  Carolinas for Christ  6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Friday, December 13, 2002  Carolinas for Christ  6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 14, 2002  Michael W. Smith  7:00 p.m.
Monday,  December 16, 2002  M/W Basketball  5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Friday,  December 27, 2002  TBA Concert   7:00 p.m.
Sunday,  December 29, 2002  Women’s Basketball  7:00 p.m.
Tuesday,  December 31, 2002  Women’s Basketball  4:00 p.m.
Thursday, January 2, 2003  Men’s Basketball  7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Saturday,  January 4, 2003  Women’s Basketball  7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Sunday, January 5, 2003  Champions on Ice  3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, January 8, 2003  Men’s Basketball  7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Thursday, January 9, 2003  Women’s Basketball  7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday, January 15, 2003  Men’s Basketball  7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, January 18, 2003  Men’s Basketball  8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Sunday, January 19, 2003  Women’s Basketball  2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, January 22, 2003  Ringling Brothers  7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Thursday, January 23, 2003  Ringling Brothers  7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday,  January 24, 2003  Ringling Brothers  10:30a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Friday,  January 24, 2003  Ringling Brothers  7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Saturday,  January 25, 2003  Ringling Brothers  11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Saturday,  January 25, 2003  Ringling Brothers  3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday,  January 25, 2003  Ringling Brothers  7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Sunday,  January 26, 2003  Ringling Brothers  11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Sunday,  January 26, 2003  Ringling Brothers  3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday,  January 30, 2003  Women’s Basketball  7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday,  January 31, 2003  Step Show   7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

CONSIDERATION OF BIDS, AGREEMENTS, AND CHANGE ORDERS

10. Council is asked to approve a request to Purchase Various Vehicles, as requested
by Various Departments and Divisions.  Award to bidders under the State Vehicle Contract, Butler Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep, in the amount of $19,965.00; Benson Chrysler/Plymouth, in the amount of $44,651.00; and Love Chevrolet, in the amount of $171,545.64, for a Grand Total amount of $236,161.64.  There are no MBE/FBE vendors who can furnish these vehicles at these prices.  All three vendors are located in State.  One vendor is located in the Columbia area.   - Approved

11. Council is asked to approve a request to Purchase Various Vehicles, as requested
by Various Departments and Divisions.  Award to Love Chevrolet, under the State Vehicle Contract, in the amount of $136,946.69.  There are no MBE/FBE vendors who can furnish these vehicles at these prices.  This vendor is located in Cayce, SC.  - Approved

12. Council is asked to approve the Purchase of Trash Containers, Park Benches, Portable Picnic Tables, and Benches, as requested by Parks & Recreation.  Award to the low acceptable bidders meeting specifications, Wabash Valley, in the amount of $6,170.30;  Bliss Products, in the amount of $4,893.00; Contract Connection, in the amount of $1,260.00, for a Grand Total amount, to include freight and sales tax, of $13,539.47.  There are no MBE/FBE vendors who can supply this equipment.  All vendors are located out of state. - Approved

13. Council is asked to approve the Purchase 125 Tons of Liquid Sodium Chlorite @ $692.00, as requested by the Lake Murray Water Plant.  Award to International Dioxide, the low bidder, in the amount of $86,500.00.  There are no MBE/FBE or local vendors who can furnish the quantity.  The vendor is located out of state. - Approved

14. Council is asked to approve the Purchase of a Pneumatic Tire Forklift, as requested by Water Distribution.  Award to Dillion Supply, formerly Columbia Supply, the low bidder, in the amount of $20,317.50.  There are no MBE/FBE vendors who can supply this equipment.  The vendor is located in Columbia.  - Approved

15. Council is asked to approve the Purchase of a Sewer Vacuum / Wash Truck, as requested by Wastewater Maintenance.  Award to Public Works Equipment Supply, the low bidder, in the amount of $191,704.00.  There are no MBE/FBE or local vendors who can furnish this equipment.  The vendor is located out of state.  - Approved

16. Council is asked to approve the Repairs or Replacement of Fencing at the Lake Murray Water Plant, as requested by the Lake Murray Water Plant.  Award to Accent Contracting, Inc., the low bidder, in the amount of $10,990.00.  No MBE/FBE vendors submitted bids. The vendor is located in the Midlands.  - Approved

17. Council is asked to approve the Purchase of One (1) W & T Series 50-200 Evaporator for the Metro Wastewater Plant, as requested by Utilities.  Award to Chlorinator Sales, a Sole Source Vendor, in the amount of $18,200.75.  No MBE/FBE Participation.  The vendor is located out of state.  - Approved
18. Council is asked to approve the Purchase of One (1) Morris 3-Vane C.I. Impeller with SS Wear Ring and one (1) Morris C.I. Suction Cover with SS Wear Ring for the Metro Wastewater Plant, as requested by Utilities.  Award to Heyward Inc., a Sole Source Vendor, in the amount of $15,792.25.  No MBE/FBE Participation.  The vendor is located out of state. - Approved

19. Council is asked to approve the Purchase of Three (3) each Repair/Exchange of Muffin Monster; One (1) Muffin Monster, Model 30004-12-8 S/N 14980; One (1) Muffin Monster, Model 30004-12-8 S/N 10377; One (1) Muffin Monster, Model 30004-12-8  S/N 14979for the Metro Wastewater Plant, as requested by Utilities.  Award to JWC Environmental, a Sole Source Vendor, in the amount of $16,222.50.  No MBE/FBE Participation.   The vendor is located out of state.   - Approved

20. Council is asked to approve the Purchase of Two (2) Global Positioning System Units, as requested by Engineering.  Award to Duncan Parnell in the amount of $73,527.30.  There are no MBE/FBE vendors who can furnish this equipment.  This vendor is located in Charleston, SC.  - Approved

21. Council is asked to approve the Purchase of Three (3) Chassis, as requested by Fleet Services for the Water Distribution Division.  Award to Burns Automotive in the amount of $122,328.  There were no MBE/FBE vendors who submitted bids.  This firm is located in Rock Hill, SC. - Approved

22. Council is asked to approve the Purchase of Vehicles for Various Departments and Divisions, as requested by Various Departments and Divisions.  Award to bidders under the State Vehicle Contract, Benson Ford, in the amount of $38,925.00; Burns Automotive, in the amount of $32,231.40; Vic Bailey Ford, in the amount of $345,984.00; Butler Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep, in the amount of $40,489.00; and Love Chevrolet in the amount of $12,848.60, for a Grand Total amount of $470,478.00.  There are no MBE/FBE vendors who can furnish these vehicles at these prices.  All three vendors are located in State.  One vendor is located in the Columbia area.  – Approved

23. Council is asked to approve the Purchase of a New Electric Water Meter Reading and Billing System, as requested by Public Utilities.  Award to Itron, a Sole Source Vendor, in the amount of $145,225.00.   The Itron System will be fully compatible with the new Utility Billing System from SCT.  - Approved

23a. Council is asked to approve the Printing of the 2003 City of Columbia Calendar, as requested by Public Relations.  Award to Crowson-Stone, the low bidder, in the amount of $17,285.00. - Approved

ORDINANCES - SECOND READING

24. ZONING CLASSIFICATION CONFIRMATIONS

The following properties have been recently annexed into the City of Columbia with no zoning change.  This action is for confirmation of zoning classification only.

5. 02-38 MA. Lot 1, Phase II (B1-A and B1-B) Lost Creek Plantation, TMS 05100-03-89 (p), confirm RS-1 zoning.  Approved on second reading.

6. 02-39 MA. 5841 Indian Mound Road, TMS 13715-01-09, confirm RS-1 zoning.  Approved on second reading.

7. 02-40 MA. Two +/- acres, Garners Ferry Road at Country Road, TMS 16315-02-02(p), confirm C-3 zoning.  Approved on second reading.

8. 02-41 MA. 905 Bluff Road, TMS 11206-06-03, confirm C-3 zoning. Approved on second reading.

9. 02-42 MA. 727 Deerwood Street, TMS 13708-08-10, confirm RS-3 zoning.  Approved on second reading.

· Mayor Coble rejoined the meeting at 11:52 a.m. and is now presiding.

ORDINANCES - FIRST READING

25. ZONING MAP AMENDMENTS and TEXT AMENDMENT

1. 02-34 MA. 9.06 Acres +/-, Caughman Rd. at Hallbrook Dr, TMS 19100-02-01 (portion), annexation with rezoning either from RG-2 to C-1 entirely or a portion from RG-2 to C-1 with the remainder RG-2.

A motion by Mr. Osborne, seconded by Mr. Davis, to disapprove 02-34 MA. 9.06 Acres +/-, Caughman Rd. at Hallbrook Dr, TMS 19100-02-01 (portion), annexation with rezoning either from RG-2 to C-1 entirely or a portion from RG-2 to C-1 with the remainder RG-2 was withdrawn by Mr. Osborne.

Upon motion by Mayor Coble, seconded by Mr. Osborne, Council voted unanimously to defer action on 02-34 MA. 9.06 Acres +/-, Caughman Rd. at Hallbrook Dr, TMS 19100-02-01 (portion), annexation with rezoning either from RG-2 to C-1 entirely or a portion from RG-2 to C-1 with the remainder RG-2  until a PUD is presented.

 Ordinance No.:  2002-091 – Annexing 9.06 acres + / - Caughman Road at Hallbrook Drive, Richland County TMS #19100-02-01 (portion)
This item was held over, no action was taken.

2. 02-35MA. 690 Columbiana Dr., TMS 03914-06-02, major change to existing PUD-C-E.
This item was held over, no action was taken.
 
3. 02-36 MA. 6038 Percival Rd., TMS 16712-05-10, add FS overlay to existing C-3 zoning.
This item was held over, no action was taken.

4. 02-37 MA. I-77 and Shop Rd., TMS 16301-02-12, add FS overlay to existing M-1 zoning.
This item was held over, no action was taken.
 
TEXT AMENDMENT:

Amending the 1998 Code of Ordinances of the City of Columbia, Chapter 17, Planning, Land Development and Zoning, Article III, Zoning, Division 9, to regulate shipping containers and tractor trailers as accessory uses.

Upon motion by Ms. Sinclair, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council voted unanimously to approve on first reading Ordinance No. 2002-101 – Amending the 1998 Code of Ordinances of the City of Columbia, Chapter 17, Planning, Land Development and Zoning, Article III, Zoning, Division 9, Supplementary District Regulations, to add Sec. 17-318, Shipping containers, cargo containers, or tractor trailers.

26. Ordinance No.: 2002-075 – Annexing 7520 and 7640 Monticello Road, Richland County TMS #07700-03-34 and 35

Upon motion by Mr. Papadea, seconded by Ms. Isaac, Council voted unanimously to approve on first reading Ordinance No.: 2002-075 – Annexing 7520 and 7640 Monticello Road, Richland County TMS #07700-03-34 and 35.

27. Ordinance No.:  2002-079 – Amending 1998 Code of the Ordinances of the City of Columbia, South Carolina, Chapter 5, Buildings and Building Regulations, Article III, Building Permits, Sec. 5-204, Fee schedule, (a) Generally, (1) Commercial construction and renovation.
 This item was held over, no action was taken.

28. Ordinance No.: 2002-089 – Annexing lots 3, 4, and 5, Leesburg Road, Portion of Richland County Tax Map #22004-01-23

Upon motion by Mr. Osborne, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council voted unanimously to approve on first reading Ordinance No.: 2002-089 – Annexing lots 3, 4, and 5, Leesburg Road, Portion of Richland County Tax Map #22004-01-23 subject to staff recommendations on water and sewer costs and revenues prior to second reading.

29. Ordinance No.:  2002-106 (Revised) – Granting encroachment to L. Patricia Wharton for landscaping and construction and maintenance of a driveway, lighting fixtures, steps, and railings at 3519 Monroe Street and Bonham Street

  This item was held over, no action was taken.  Ms. Debbie Price, Director of Forestry & Beautification, was directed to review the planting area for sufficient space and to obtain a planting plan.

30. Ordinance No.:  2002-107 – Approval for Quit-Claim Deed to Sanitary Sewer Lines along Woodleigh Road & Courtney Road in Greenbriar Subdivision to East Richland County Public Service District; Richland County TMS #13912  (Portion); CF#64-14 & CF#67-10
 This item was held over, no action was taken.
 
31. Ordinance No.:  2002-109 – Authorizing transfer of 1305 South Kilbourne Road Richland County TMS #13706-19-03, from the City of Columbia to the Columbia Housing Development Corporation

Upon motion by Mr. Papadea, seconded by Ms. Isaac, Council voted unanimously to approve on first reading Ordinance No.: 2002-109 – Authorizing transfer of 1305 South Kilbourne Road Richland County TMS #13706-19-03, from the City of Columbia to the Columbia Housing Development Corporation.
 
A. Ordinance 2002-111 - Annexing Parcels 17, 17A and 21A, Columbiana Station, Lexington County TMS #002797-01-055 (portion)

Upon motion by Mr. Papadea, seconded by Mr. Davis, Council voted unanimously to approve on first reading Ordinance No.: 2002-111 – Annexing Parcels 17, 17A and 21A, Columbiana Station, Lexington County TMS #002797-01-055 (portion).

RESOLUTIONS

B. Resolution No.:  R-2002-079 – Authorizing South Carolina Oyster Festival and consumption of alcoholic beverages at Finlay Park Requested by Liquid Assets Events to be held on Sunday, March 23, 2003 between the hours of 12:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.  Beer sales authorized between 12:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.  Food sales will stop at 8:00 p.m.  Contact:  Shawn Rankin
 This item was held over, no action was taken.

APPOINTMENTS

C. Mini-Grant Committee (Appointment by Ms. Sinclair)
 This item was held over, no action was taken.

D. Property and Maintenance Board of Adjustment and Appeals – Five (5) expired terms

Upon motion by Ms. Sinclair, seconded by Mr. Davis, Council voted unanimously to approve the appointment of Mr. Ray Fontaine, Mr. Ron Rust, Ms. Maria Riviears, Mr. Charles Thompson, Mr. Timothy Hance and Mr. Lyman Munson to the Property Maintenance Board of Adjustments and Appeals for three (3) year terms.

E. Commercial Revolving Loan Review Board

Upon motion by Ms. Isaac, seconded by Mr. Davis, Council voted unanimously to approve the re-appointment of Ms. Thomasena Reynolds, Mr. Leon Howard, Mr. Leo Richardson, Mr. Scott Blackmon, Jr. and Ms. Sharon Bramlett to the Commercial Revolving Loan Review Board to serve until July 10, 2003.  Ms. Sinclair was absent for the vote.

F. SC Memorial Park Commission
This item was held over, no action was taken.

OTHER MATTERS

G. Council is asked to approve a change in rates at three (3) garages (effective January 01, 2003); an increase for parking meters; and increases for IN/OUT Parking and construction meter parking (effective July 01, 2003), as requested by the Parking Division and recommended by the HNTB Corporation Consultants.

MONTHLY RATES

Facility   Current Proposed Current Proposed
      Unassigned Unassigned Assigned Assigned

Washington St.  $67  $75  $72  $100

Lady Street  $67  $75  $72  $100

Sumter Street  $67  $75  $72  $100

CASH CUSTOMER RATES

First Half Hour:  From $0.75 to $1.00
Second Half Hour:  From $0.75 to $1.00
Each Additional Hour:  From $0.75 to $1.00
Maximum per Day: From $7 to $10

PARKING METER RATES

From $0.50 to $0.75 per hour

IN / OUT PARKING RATES

From $30.00 to $35.00 per month

BAGGED CONSTRUCTION METER RATES

Daily Construction Meters: From $7.50 to $10.00
Weekly Construction Meters: From $17.50 to $40.00
Monthly Construction Meters: From $55.00 to $100.00

 Upon motion by Mayor Coble, seconded by Mr. Osborne, Council voted unanimously to approve rate changes at three (3) municipal parking garages; an increase for parking meters; and increases for IN/OUT Parking and construction meter parking effective January 01, 2003, as requested by the Parking Division and recommended by the HNTB Corporation Consultants.

H. Council is asked to approve a request from Economic Development for funding, in the amount of $30,000.00 for invoices submitted by Cannon Holdings, LLC the consulting team for the Strategic Technology Plan.

Upon motion by Mayor Coble, seconded by Ms. Sinclair, Council voted unanimously to approve a request for funding in the amount of $30,000 from the Council’s Economic Development Contingency Fund to cover invoices submitted by Cannon Holdings, LLC the consulting team for the Strategic Technology Plan.

I. Council is asked to approve an Auction, as requested by the Columbia Police Department Property / Evidence Unit, tentatively scheduled for Saturday, December 14, 2002 at 8:00 a.m.  Contact:  Mrs. Jo Ann Lewis, Evidence Unit Supervisor

Upon motion by Mr. Osborne, seconded by Mr. Davis, Council voted unanimously to approve an Auction, as requested by the Columbia Police Department Property / Evidence Unit, tentatively scheduled for Saturday, December 14, 2002 at 8:00 a.m.

J. Council is asked to approve a funding request from Allen University to sponsor a Basketball Tournament of 16 teams (8 girls & 8 boys) Thursday, December 26 through Saturday, December 28, 2002, in the amount of $2,060.00.  Contact:  J. Ronald Sims

Upon motion by Mr. Papadea, seconded by Mayor Coble, Council voted unanimously to approve a funding request from Allen University to sponsor a Basketball Tournament of 16 games on Thursday, December 26 through Saturday, December 28, 2002, in the amount of $2,060 from the Council Contingency Fund.

K. Council is asked to approve a funding request from the Greater Columbia Community Relations Council to offset their budgetary shortfall, in the amount of $35,000.00.  Contact:  Preston H. Winkler

Staff was authorized to obtain additional budget information from the Community Relations Council.  This item was held over, no further action was taken.

L. Council is asked to approve a funding request from the Historic Columbia Foundation in the amount of $5,000.00 for a “Celebrate Columbia’s Birthday” event in March, 2003.

Upon motion by Mr. Papadea, seconded by Mayor Coble, Council voted unanimously to approve a request for funding from the Historic Columbia Foundation in the amount of $5,000 from the Community Promotions Fund for a “Celebrate Columbia’s Birthday” event in March, 2003.

CITY COUNCIL DISCUSSION / ACTION

Upon motion by Mr. Osborne, seconded by Ms. Sinclair, Council voted unanimously to approve on a single motion Item N. Council approved staff recommendations to install multi-way stops at the intersections of Lady and Pine Streets, Lady and Oak Streets and Washington and Heidt Streets; Item O. Council approved staff recommendations to install a raised concrete median on Columbiana Drive; Item Q. Council approved staff recommendations to install additional “No Parking” signs on Wentworth Avenue; Item R. Council approved staff recommendations to install an actuated traffic signal with appropriate signs and markings at Rosewood Drive and Etiwan Avenue and Item S. Council approved staff recommendations to restrict on-street parking in the 1500 block of Pine Street.  Items M. and P. were held over, no action was taken.

M. East Gervais Street Improvements, Ms. Debbie Price
 This item was held over, no action was taken.

 N. Traffic Issue: Stop Signs at the corners of Oak and Lady and Heidt and Lady Streets - Approved

  O. Traffic Issue: Raised concrete median on Columbiana Drive at specified location - Approved
 
P. Traffic Issue: Old Shandon Neighborhood Traffic Control – Traffic Calming by Three and Four Way Stop Signs
 This item was held over, no action was taken.

 Q. Traffic Issue: Lorick and Wentworth Avenues Intersection – Difficult turn for vehicles and buses - Approved
 
R. Traffic Issue:  Request to improve School Crossings at A.C. Moore Elementary School at Rosewood Drive and Etiwan Avenue - Approved

S. Traffic Issue: Request to eliminate on street parking on the east side of the 1500 block of Pine Street by Allen University - Approved

APPEARANCE OF PUBLIC HAVING BUSINESS WITH CITY COUNCIL

Mr. Michael Percell, appeared before Council to inquire about a parking space for his vehicle once he has detached his sidewalk-vending cart.  Mr. Percell informed Council that he is having difficulty getting a letter from DHEC authorizing the sale of food items prohibited by city ordinance from his vending cart.

Mr. Robert Goodson, President of the Local Black Firefighters Association, appeared before Council to request assistance with obtaining a vehicle to transport the Burn Trailer.  Mr. Goodson told Council that this association conducts local fire prevention sessions in low-income neighborhoods.  He informed Council that the Local Black Firefighters Association has received a $22,000 grant to assist with their efforts.

Mr. Hernando, informed Council that he is in the process of applying for a sidewalk vending franchise.  He asked if he could sell Tacos and Burritos and pull his cart with a mini horse.

Upon motion by Mayor Coble, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council voted unanimously to go into Executive Session at 1:00 p.m. to discuss Item T. Discussion of negotiations incident to proposed contractual arrangements relating to a Hockey Agreement; Item U.   Discussion of Employee / Personnel Matters relating to the Municipal Court Judges; Item V. Discussion of negotiations incident to property acquisition relating to the Convention Center Hotel and Parking Structure; Item X. Receipt of legal advice relating to a potential claim regarding a Sewer Back-up; Item Y. Discussion of negotiations incident to the City’s position in adversary situations involving the assertion of a claim; and Item Z. Receipt of legal advice relating to a Public Purpose Doctrine. Mr. Osborne was not present for the vote.

EXECUTIVE SESSION DISCUSSIONS

T. Discussion of negotiations incident to proposed contractual arrangements
- Hockey Agreement
This item was discussed in Executive Session, no action was taken.
Mr. Osborne abstained from discussions due to a conflict of interest.

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

V. 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.
 
W. Discussion of negotiations incident to proposed contractual arrangement - Convention Center Hotel Developer Selection – Mr. Jim Gambrell
This item was moved to Work Session Agenda.  See Work Session Item A.2.

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

Y. 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.

Z. Receipt of legal advice – Public Purpose Doctrine
This item was discussed in Executive Session, no action was taken.

· Ms. Sinclair left the meeting at 2:17 p.m.

· Mr. Papadea left the meeting at 2:17 p.m.

Mayor Coble adjourned the meeting at 2:25 p.m.

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