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City Council Meeting Minutes

THE LAST COUNCIL MEETING Was October 2, 2001.

Listed below are the October Minutes. However, minutes are not official until they have been approved by the Council at the September Meeting.

OCTOBER 2, 2001 - 9:00 A.M.

The Jackson, Tennessee City Council met for their regular monthly meeting at 9:00 a.m., October 2, 2001, in the George A. Smith Meeting Room at City Hall with Mayor Charles Farmer and Council members John Bannister, Charles "Pepper" Bray, Harvey Buchanan, David Cisco, Johnny Lee Dodd, Maurice Hays, Kenny Holt, Jessie Jacox and James E. Wolfe, Jr. present. Also present were Toni Ross and Anita Brooks, recorders of the minutes.

Council member Maurice Hays gave the invocation and led the audience in the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

The minutes of the September 4, 2001 meeting were approved and signed.

  • Mayor Farmer presented the following proclamations:
  • Domestic Violence Awareness Month to Margaret Cole.
  • Public Utility Week to Marquita Hunt Beard; and
  • Make a Difference Month to Jo Helen Beard.

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

On the motion of Council member Bannister, seconded by Council member Wolfe, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to zone property located along Pipkin Road at the intersection of Pipkin Access Road, from RS-1 (Single Family Residential) District to B-5 (Highway Business) District, comprising 3.1

On the motion of Council member Bannister, seconded by Council member Bray, unanimous approval was given to an ordinance to annex, and an ordinance to zone an area referred to as "Hall" annexation area, located along Pipkin Road at the intersection of Pipkin Access Road, comprising 6.18

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Wolfe, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to amend the text of the City Zoning Ordinance, Article V, Section 12 (H); relative to administrative procedures for planned unit commercial development districts.

On the motion of Council member Wolfe, seconded by Council member Holt, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to amend the text of the City Zoning Ordinance, Article V, Section 18 relative to procedures governing the Historic Zoning Commission.

On the motion of Council member Holt, seconded by Council member Wolfe, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to Amend the Official Code of the City of Jackson to Adopt the Establishment of the Environmental Advisory/Appeals Board.

On the motion of Council member Holt, seconded by Council member Wolfe, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to Amend the Official Code of the City of Jackson to Adopt the Illicit Discharge and Illegal Dumping of Stormwater Code.

On the motion of Council member Buchanan, seconded by Council member Hays, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to amend Title 15, Chapter 8, of the Official Code of the City of Jackson relative to parking.

On the motion of Council member Jacox, seconded by Council member Hays, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to amend Title 15 of the Official Code of the City of Jackson to permit issuance of downtown parking permits.

On the motion of Council member Jacox, seconded by Council member Hayes, the Ordinance to reapportion the nine council districts of the City of Jackson was approved 8-1, with Council member Wolfe voting nay.

SECOND READINGS:

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Bray, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to amend Title 13 of the Official Code of the City of Jackson to allow unpaid charges to be collected in the same time and manner as property taxes with penalty and interest charges.

On the motion of Council member Buchanan, seconded by Council member Bannister, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to amend Title 2 Chapter 5 of the Official Code of the City of Jackson to allow the Vacant Property Review Commission to acquire property through eminent domain.

NEW BUSINESS:

On the motion of Council member Hays, seconded by Council member Wolfe, the sale of audio visual equipment from the Ned McWherter Cultural Arts Center to Union University for $74,000 was approved 8-0, with Council member Holt abstaining.

On the motion of Council member Hays, seconded by Council member Buchanan, unanimous approval was given to an amended contract with Ford Construction for completion of the restoration of downtown sidewalks. The original contract amount of $92,180.65 was amended to $132,180.65.

On the motion of Council member Buchanan, seconded by Council member Wolfe, unanimous approval was given to the following budget amendments:

Capital Fund:

.

Current

Amendment

Amended

Expenditures:

.

Budget

Request

Budget

315-42254-900

Fire Department - Buildings

103,750

-10,000

93,750

Funding:

.

.

.

.

315-36961

Transfer from General Fund

0

10,000

10,000

General Fund:

.

.

.

.

Expenditures:

.

.

.

.

110-42252-261

Fire Dept. Garage Repair - Motor Vehicles

1267

10,000

11,267

110-41900-761

Transfer to Capital Fund

0

10,000

10,000

The General Fund budget would increase by $10,000. The Capital Outlay Fund budget would decrease by $10,000.

On the motion of Council member Wolfe, seconded by Council member Bannister, unanimous approval was given to payment of invoices over $10,000.

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Jacox, unanimous approval was given to the following board appointments:

  • Recreation and Parks - Appointment of Frank Boyd to replace Billy Schrivner.
  • Industrial Development Board - Appointment of Jerry Cox to replace Sheila Stevenson.
  • Vacant Property Review Commission - Appointment of Pete Johnson; (3 year term); Harbert Alexander, Jr. (2 year term); Mark Hawks (3 year term); Jennie Bond (4 year term); and Jeff Brasfield (4 year term).

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.



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CHARLES H. FARMER, MAYOR


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