The City of Columbia City Council met for a District III Evening Meeting on Wednesday, January 5, 2005, in the A.C. Moore Elementary School Auditorium at 333 Etiwan Avenue, Columbia, South Carolina. Mayor Robert D. Coble called the meeting to order at 6:02 p.m. The following members of City Council were present: The Honorable E. W. Cromartie, II, The Honorable Anne M. Sinclair, The Honorable Hamilton Osborne, Jr., The Honorable Sam Davis and The Honorable Daniel J. Rickenmann. Absent was The Honorable Tameika Isaac Devine due to her attendance at a Reception honoring her as a 20 under 40 2005 honoree. Also present were Mr. Charles P. Austin, Sr., City Manager and Ms. Erika D. Moore, City Clerk.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
1. Minutes of December 8, 2004
Upon motion by Mr. Cromartie, seconded by Mr. Davis, Council voted unanimously
to approve the Minutes of December 8, 2004 as presented.
2. **Welcome Address Ms. Cynthia Detuelo, Principal of A.C. Moore Elementary School
Principal Cynthia Detuelo welcomed City Council to A.C. Moore Elementary School. She told them that the school is celebrating its 75th Anniversary and they are searching for alumni to join in the celebration.
3. **Welcome Address Mr. Bob Amundson, Rosewood Community Council President
Mr. Bob Amundson, Rosewood Community Council President welcomed City Council to the Rosewood Community and thanked them for all theyve done for the community.
4. Rosewood Hills Project Update Ms. Julia Prater, Columbia Housing Authority Deputy Director of HOPE VI
Mr. Gilbert Walker, Columbia Housing Authority Executive Director briefed the members of Council on the progress of Rosewood Hills. He stated that the neighborhood has been a part of the planning process. He said that some streets were relocated to ensure that they all fit together. Mr. Walker stated that two (2) retention ponds were located and will be purchased by the Columbia Housing Authority. On January 14, 2005 they will seek bids for infrastructure and they expect for those bids to be submitted by the second week of February 2005. He admitted that there were challenges with the Department of Housing and Urban Development, b