February 7, 2001
9:00 AM - City Council Chambers - Second Floor - 1737 Main Street

The Columbia City Council met for a work session, Wednesday, February 7, 2001, in the 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, The Honorable Francenia B. Heizer, The Honorable Jim Papadea, The Honorable Anne M. Sinclair, and The Honorable Hamilton Osborne, Jr., and The Honorable Sam Davis.   Also attending were Mr. Michael A. Bierman, City Manager and Ms. Peggy S. Breeland, City Clerk.

1. Review of Regular Agenda

Council discussed the contract request with Republic Contracting Corporation to construct and complete a 15,000 square foot Chemical Storage and Feed Building.  After discussion, Council asked City Staff provide a quarterly report indicating the amount of each invoice and the percentage of dollars allocated to the minority business participants.

2. Discussion - Property Maintenance Ordinances

This item held over

3. Parking Garage - RFP

This item held over.

4.  Contract and Legal Matters

Upon motion by Mayor Coble, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council unanimously voted to go into executive session at 9:20 a.m. for a legal briefing regarding a contract and personnel issues.

5. Citizens Survey

This item held over.


Council requested that Items 6.B. and C. be added to the regular agenda.  The following actions were taken on these items.

A. Appointments - Riverbanks Park Commission

This item was held over.

B. Ordinance - First Reading

1. Ordinance No. 2001-021 - Repealing 99-096 - Granting encroachment to
Joseph B. Rosen at 830 Laurens Street.

Upon motion by Ms. Sinclair, seconded by Ms. Heizer, Council unanimously voted to give first reading approval to Ordinance No. 2001-021 - Repealing Ordinance No. 99-096 - Granting encroachment to Joseph B. Rosen at 830 Laurens Street.

C. Council approved a request from The ARC - A SC Organization on Mental Retardation to bag parking spaces around the perimeter of the State House Complex on Wednesday, March 7, 2001, for their Annual Disability Advocacy Day Event.  A total of 81 spaces on Pendleton, Assembly and Senate Streets would be bagged to allow vans and cars transporting people with disabilities that will attend the event.

Upon motion by Mr. Papadea, seconded by Ms. Heizer, Council unanimously voted to approve the request from The ARC.

The meeting adjourned at 1:30 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted by

Peggy S. Breeland,
City Clerk