APRIL 9, 2001

    The City Council of the City of Columbia, Missouri met for a special session at 7:10 p.m., on Monday, April 9, 2001, in the Council Chamber of the City of Columbia, Missouri. The roll was taken with the following results: Council Members CRAYTON, JANKU, CROCKETT, CAMPBELL, JOHN, COFFMAN, and HINDMAN were present. The City Manager, City Counselor, City Clerk, and various Department Heads were also present.

B139-01     Amending Ordinance No. 013351 in connection with certain outstanding bonds of the City.
    Mr. Beck explained that the bill is being introduced this evening so that it could be acted upon at the next regular Council meeting. He noted that money could be saved by following the State's schedule.

(A)     Presentation to Outgoing Council Members Crockett and Campbell
    Mayor Hindman commented that it has been a pleasure having Mrs. Crockett on the Council and added that she had served the Third Ward beautifully.
    On behalf of the City staff, Mr. Beck thanked Mrs. Crockett for all of her hard work.
    Joining Mayor Hindman and City Manager Beck at the podium, Mrs. Crockett was presented with a Resolution of Appreciation; a plaque recognizing her years of service from the Council, staff and citizens of Columbia; an engraved silver tray acknowledging her service as Mayor pro-tem in 1998; and a certificate for a heritage tree to be planted in her honor. Mr. Beck presented Mrs. Crockett with a City pin and her nameplate.

    Mayor Hindman commented that Mr. Campbell is completing his fourth term serving as Fourth Ward Council member. He noted that Mr. Campbell spent an incredible amount of hours and has made many tough decisions. Mayor Hindman reported that Mr. Campbell had a great way of working out problems with neighborhoods. He thanked Mr. Campbell for his efforts and told him it has been a pleasurable experience working with him.
    On behalf of the City staff, Mr. Beck congratulated Mr. Campbell on four very successful terms. He noted that Mr. Campbell has served on a number of City Commissions and Committees over the years as well.
    Mr. Campbell accompanied Mr. Beck and Mayor Hindman to the podium and was presented with a Resolution of Appreciation; a service recognition plaque; an engraved silver tray for serving as Mayor pro-tem in 1990, 1997, 1998, and 2000; and a heritage tree certificate. Mr. Beck presented him with a City pin and his nameplate.
    Mayor Hindman presented Mrs. Mary Campbell with a corsage and thanked her for her help and effort over the past twelve years. Mr. Beck thanked Mrs. Campbell for her contribution to the City.

(B)     Comments of Mrs. Crockett, Outgoing Third Ward Council Member
    Mrs. Crockett commented that her six years on the Council had been a great experience. She said a lot of decisions had been made, and many of them not being easy. She thanked the City staff for their cooperation and effort and said they were the best around. She thanked the Council for their support and Ms. Crayton for the corsage she presented her earlier. Mrs. Crockett stated that Columbia is a great place to live and encouraged people to get involved in City government. She thanked the voters of the Third Ward for allowing her to serve them.

(C)    Comments of Mr. Campbell, Outgoing Fourth Ward Council Member
    Mr. Campbell commented that it had been an honor and a privilege to serve as the Fourth Ward Council person. He said the people of the Fourth Ward have always been willing to be involved and cooperate with the running of City government. He complimented Mr. Beck and his years of service to the City of Columbia. He recognized Mr. Patterson and Mr. Hood for their help and attendance at neighborhood meetings. Mr. Campbell challenged the Council with a list of topics to be covered over the next few years. He thanked the Council for their hours of service and said Mayor Hindman is the hardest working Mayor he has seen in forty plus years. Mr. Campbell thanked his wife, Mary, for her help and support over the years.

(D)     Oath of Office - Council Members Hindman, Hutton and Loveless
    The City Clerk administered the Oath of Office to Council Members Hindman, Hutton, and Loveless. The City Clerk presented Mayor Hindman with his framed Commission of Office. Mayor Hindman presented Council members Hutton and Loveless with their framed Commissions of Office. They all took their places at the Council table.

(E)     Comments by Mayor Hindman
    Mayor Hindman said once a person experiences the satisfaction that comes with public service, they realize there is nothing else like it. He thanked everyone for their faith in him and for giving him the rare privilege of serving as Mayor. Mayor Hindman introduced his wife, Axie, and said she is a wonderful partner. Without her help, he could not begin to do the work he does. He thanked her for her advice and support.

(F)     Comments by Council Member Hutton
    Mr. Hutton introduced his wife, Linda, and his neighbors, Dorothy and Pete Peters. He thanked his wife and daughter for their support and said without them he could not seek a return to the Council. He thanked other supporters of his campaign as well as the contributors. Mr. Hutton thanked Mrs. Crockett for her support in many ways and said he hoped he could follow in her footsteps. He was appreciative of the voters confidence in him. Mr. Hutton said he would work as hard as he could to represent the Third Ward and all of Columbia.

(G)     Comments by Council Member Loveless
    Mr. Loveless introduced his wife, Connie, who he said is his inspiration and sounding board. He commented it is a pleasure to be back and said he would model his service after Mr. Campbell's. He was hopeful to serve the Fourth Ward and the citizens of Columbia as well as Mr. Campbell had. He thanked everyone for their help and support.

(H)     Comments by the City Manager
    Mr. Beck congratulated Mayor Hindman and Council members Hutton and Loveless and said he was looking forward to working with all of them again. He noted that Columbia, as a full-service city, required a staff that had a great amount of expertise. He recognized the staff present and said he was appreciative of their hard work . Mr. Beck also introduced his spouse, Delilah and thanked her for her help and support.

(I)     Election of Mayor Pro-tem
    Mayor Hindman made the motion that Council member Crayton be elected Mayor Pro-tem. The motion was seconded by Mr. Janku and approved unanimously by voice vote.

(J)     Appointment of Council Committees by Mayor
    Mayor Hindman made appointments to the following committees:

                                    CABLE TELEVISION                                 CONLEY POOR FUND
                                            Chris Janku                                                  Almeta Crayton
                                            John Coffman                                               Bob Hutton
                                            John John                                                     Jim Loveless

    Mayor Hindman invited everyone to a reception in the mezzanine.

    There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:00 p.m.

                                                                                            Respectfully submitted,

                                                                                            Penny St. Romaine
                                                                                            City Clerk