CITY OF COLUMBIA
CITY COUNCIL WORK SESSION MINUTES
December 12, 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 12, 2001 in the City Hall Council Conference Room.  Mayor Robert D. Coble called the meeting to order at 9:10 a.m.  Council members present were The Honorable E.W. Cromartie, II, The Honorable Francenia B. Heizer, The Honorable Jim Papadea, The Honorable Anne M. Sinclair and The Honorable Sam Davis. Council members absent were The Honorable Hamilton Osborne, Jr.  Also attending were Ms. Leona K. Plaugh, City Manager and Ms. Erika D. Moore, Deputy City Clerk.

1. REVIEW COUNCIL AGENDA

The City Manager reviewed the Regular Meeting agenda with Council.

Council convened to the Regular Meeting at 10:00 a.m.

Council reconvened the Work Session at 10:40 a.m.

2. CITY COUNCIL DISCUSSION / ACTION

A. Thompson, Ventulett, Stainback & Associates, Inc. - Mr. Jack Plasko
Council is asked to approve an Agreement for Architectural Services for the Convention Center and related facilities along Lincoln Street.  Award to Thompson, Ventulett, Stainback & Associates, Inc., Architects in the amount of $ 3,731,400.00.  South Vista Infrastructure

Upon motion by Ms. Heizer, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council voted unanimously to approve an Agreement for Architectural Services for the Convention Center and related facilities along Lincoln Street.  Award to Thompson, Ventulett, Stainback & Associates, Inc., Architects in the amount of $ 3,731,400.00.

Upon motion by Ms. Heizer, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council voted unanimously to go into Executive Session at 11:45 a.m. for legal briefings.

The Work Session reconvened at 1:12 p.m.

B. Council Retreat Follow-up

Upon motion by Ms. Heizer, seconded by Mr. Cromartie, Council voted unanimously to approve the allocation of $500,000 for the Drew Park Wellness Center; $120,000 for Greenview Storm Drainage;  and to hold  $127, 414 in reserve.

C. DD/DP Sign Proposal - Ms. Krista Hampton

Ms. Krista Hampton presented a DD/DP Sign Proposal to Council.  Ms. Hampton asked Council to consider revising the current guidelines and the ordinance to reflect changes in the number of signs that can be on commercial property and the size of the signs.

D. Columbia Development Corporation Board Appointments

This item was moved to the10:00 a.m. regular council meeting.

E. **Resolution No.: R-2001-088 - Authorizing execution of a First Addendum to Agreement between the City and Unitech Services Group, Inc.

Upon motion by Mr. Papadea, seconded by Ms. Heizer, Council voted unanimously to approve Resolution No.: R-2001-088 - Authorizing execution of a First Addendum to Agreement between the City and Unitech Services Group, Inc.  Mayor Coble abstained from voting due to a conflict of interest.

F. **Resolution No.: R-2001-087 - Approving the General Terms and Conditions of a transaction between South Carolina Electric & Gas Company and its parents SCANA Corporation, and the City of Columbia with respect to public transportation services in Columbia and other business interests between the parties.

Upon motion by Mayor Coble, seconded by Ms. Sinclair, Council voted unanimously to approve Resolution No.: R-2001-087 - Approving the General Terms and Conditions of a transaction between South Carolina Electric & Gas Company and its parents SCANA Corporation, and the City of Columbia with respect to public transportation services in Columbia and other business interests between the parties.

3. LEGAL BRIEFINGS

A. *CanalSide - Edens & Avant
B. *Valet Parking - Vista
C. *Real Estate Matter
D. *Pavilion
E. *Taylor and Bull Street Property
F. *Burton School Lease
G. **Unitech
H. **SCANA<