August 15, 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, August 15, 2001, in the City Hall Council Conference Room, 1737 Main Street.  The 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 Anne M. Sinclair, The Honorable Hamilton Osborne, Jr., and The Honorable Sam Davis.  Also attending were Ms. Leona K. Plaugh, City Manager and Pamela J. Ferst, Acting City Clerk


Historic Columbia Foundation - Mr. Patrick Brennan

Mr. Patrick Brennan briefed Council on the Vision Statement of the Historic Columbia Foundation.  He shared with Council their visions for a Heritage Trolley Tour, Heritage Tourism, and the possible use of the Robert Mills House as a Welcome Center for the city of Columbia.  Mr. Brennan told Council that the Historic Foundation would like to have a route of Trolley Tours going to Landmark Buildings, the Main and Elmwood areas, and historically significant African-American Neighborhoods.

A motion by Mr. Papadea to approve $20,000 for the Trolley Tours failed for the lack of a second.



Upon motion by Ms. Sinclair, seconded by Mr. Papadea, Council voted unanimously to go into Executive Session for legal advice on Historic Districts.  Ms. Heizer was not present for the vote.

Council adjourned the Work Session 10:25 a.m. to the 10:00 a.m. Council Meeting in Council Chambers.

A. Agreement with the Town of Irmo
ACTION:   APPROVED during the Regular Council Meeting

B. Agreement with SCDOT
ACTION:  APPROVED during the Regular Council Meeting
C. Composition of Former Housing Board of Adjustment and Appeals
This item was held over, no action was taken.

D. Update:  GovHost Service Request Proposal (VC3)
This item was held over, no action was taken.


A. The Planning Commission
Council is asked to appoint two (2) members to the Planning Commission to   serve out a three (3) year term which will expire on March 01, 2004.
This item was held over, no action was taken.

B. The Mini Grant Committee
Council is asked to appoint two (2) members to the Mini Grant Committee. The   appointments are for Councilpersons Cromartie, and Papadea.  Mini Grant   Committee terms correlate to their respective Councilperson's term;  thus once   appointed, these members will be on the committee until September 30, 2004.    As submitted by the Community Development Staff.
This item was held over, no action was taken.

C. The Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority
Council is asked to appoint one (1) additional member to the Central Midlands  Regional Transit Authority.
This item was held over, no action was taken.

Council reconvened the Work Session after coming out of Executive Session at 1:10 p.m.

5. Legal Briefings and Contracts *

A. *Excess Tort Liability
B. *Saluda River Force Main - Moved to regular meeting agenda
C. *Annexation - Riverhill Circle area
D. *TIF Agreement - Moved to regular meeting agenda
E. *Co-Location - Contract / Lease
F. *Reinvestment Allocations
H. *Legal Briefing - Contracts

Mayor Coble adjourned the work session meeting at 1:15 p.m.

Respectfully submitted by:

Pamela J. Ferst, CPS
Acting City Clerk