February 19, 2003
9:00 AM - City Council Chambers
3rd Floor City Hall - 1737 Main Street

The City of Columbia City Council met for a work session on Wednesday, February 19, 2003, in the City Hall Council Chambers, 1737 Main Street, Columbia, South Carolina.  Mayor Robert D. Coble called the meeting to order at 9:14 a.m.  Council members present were The Honorable E.W. Cromartie, II, The Honorable Jim D.N. Papadea, The Honorable Hamilton Osborne, Jr., The Honorable Sam Davis and The Honorable Tameika C. Isaac.  Absent was The Honorable Anne M. Sinclair.  Also present were Ms. Leona K. Plaugh, City Manager and Ms. Pamela J. Ferst, City Clerk.

The City Manager reviewed the agendas with the Mayor and City Council.

· Mr. Osborne arrived at 9:15 a.m.

· Mr. Cromartie arrived at 9:24 a.m.


A. Policy Governance Review – Municipal Court Judges

Upon motion by Mr. Osborne, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council voted unanimously to authorize Mr. Jim Meggs, City Attorney to revise the format of the revised document as presented into an Ordinance or Resolution for Council’s approval.

B. Central Midlands Regional Planning Council Appointments

Upon motion by Mayor Coble, seconded by Mr. Cromartie, Council voted unanimously to approve the appointment of Mr. Sam Davis a board member and Ms. Leona K. Plaugh, City Manager as an Ex-Officio member to the Central Midlands Regional Planning Council.

C. Traffic Issue: Columbiana Drive and Lake Murray Boulevard
- Mr. David Brewer, Traffic Engineer

Mr. Dave Brewer, Traffic Engineer, stated that the road is owned by Richland County with the Town of Irmo on one side and the City of Columbia on the interstate side.  He informed Council that Richland County has agreed to pursue seed money for the design and construction of the lane and to modify the traffic signal to add a right turn arrow.  Mr. Brewer said that Richland County is asking that the City of Columbia take ownership of the road upon completion of the project.

D. Establishing Parking Meter Zones / Replacement of Meters – Mr. John Spade, Parking

Upon motion by Mr. Osborne, seconded by Mr. Cromartie, Council voted unanimously to approve on a single motion eight (8) Parking Meter Zones and the process for replacing existing meters to accommodate t