CITY OF COLUMBIA
CITY COUNCIL WORK SESSION MINUTES
December 19, 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 19, 2001 in the City Hall Council Conference Room.  Mayor Robert D. Coble called the meeting to order at 9:15 a.m.  Council members present were The Honorable E.W. Cromartie, II, The Honorable Francenia B. Heizer, The Honorable Jim Papadea, The Honorable Hamilton Osborne, Jr. and The Honorable Sam Davis.  Absent was The Honorable Anne M. Sinclair. 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 Items with City Council.

Council continued the Work Session in the Council Chambers.

2. PRESENTATIONS - COUNCIL CHAMBERS
 A. B.P. Barber & Associates, Inc. - Introduction to Engineering Program

B.P. Barber & Associates, Inc. presented students  with certificates for completing the Introduction to Engineering Program at W.A. Perry Middle School.  The Mayor and City Council acknowledged the students and their accomplishments.

 B. Columbia Day - Mr. Mel Jenkins
 
Mr. Mel Jenkins acknowledged Wednesday, December 19, 2001 as the second annual Columbia Day.

 C. National Women’s Sports Day - Ms. Cat Ayre

 Upon motion by Mayor Coble, seconded by Ms. Heizer, Council voted unanimously to endorse National Women’s Sports Day.  Council also authorized Mr. Allison Baker, Director of Parks and Recreation and Ms. Cat Ayre to compose a financial analysis and bring back to Council for approval.
 
CITY COUNCIL DISCUSSION / ACTION
 
 A. **Cultural Council Request for Reimbursement

Upon motion by Mr. Osborne, seconded by Mr. Cromartie, Council voted unanimously to approve the reimbursement of $3,000 from the contingency fund to the Cultural Council for expenses incurred in promoting and supporting the artist from Kaiserslautern.  Ms. Heizer abstained from voting do to a conflict of interest.
 B. **Benedict Street - Storm Water Drainage

Upon motion by Mr. Davis, seconded by Ms. Heizer, Council voted unanimously to approve the request to add storm water drainage piping to eliminate significant flooding off of Benedict Street in Greenview in the amount of $25,000.

Mayor Coble called the Regular Meeting to order at 10:00 a.m.

Council came out of Executive Session at 11:40 a.m. and reconvened the Work Session.
 
4. LEGAL BRIEFINGS

 A. *Pavilion Bankruptcy

Upon motion by Mayor Coble, seconded by Ms. Heizer, Council voted unanimously to file a ballot in favor of the debtor’s plan.

 B. *Burton School Lease

This item was held over, no action taken.

Council reconvened the Executive Session at 11:45 a.m.

Council adjourned to the Briefing at 12:05 p.m.

Council came out of Executive Session at 1:30 p.m. and reconvened the Work Session.

 C. *Ft. Jackson Drill Sargent Statue Funding Request

Upon motion by Mayor Coble, seconded by Mr. Cromartie, Council voted unanimously to approve funding from the Council Contingency Fund in an amount not to exceed $25,000 for the Ft. Jackson Drill Sargent Statue.

Council reconvened the Executive Session.

The Work Session was adjourned at 1:45 p.m.

Respectfully submitted by:
 
 

Erika D. Moore
Deputy City Clerk