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City Council Meeting Minutes

November 6, 2001 - 9:00 A.M.

THE LAST COUNCIL MEETING Was November 6, 2001.

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


The Jackson, Tennessee City Council met for their regular monthly meeting at 9:00 a.m., November 6, 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.

Rev. Barry Chaney gave the invocation and led the audience in the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

The minutes of the November 6, 2001 meeting were approved and signed.

Mayor Farmer presented the following proclamations:

  • National Chemistry Week to Dr. Charles Baldwin, Ingrid Renberg and B. J. Jumper; and
  • Adoption Week to Emma Wade and Patsy Turner.

Mayor Farmer also presented certificates to Red Cross staff members Linda Browning, James Bagley and Sandee Potter.

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

On the motion of Council member Wolfe, seconded by Council member Cisco, 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+ acres.

On the motion of Council member Wolfe, seconded by Council member Cisco, unanimous approval was given to a Resolution to adopt a Plan of Service, 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+ acres. The proposed zoning for the area is B-5 (Highway Business) District.

On the motion of Council member Jacox, seconded by Council member Wolfe, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to rezone property located on the north side of East Forest Street between North Highland Avenue and North Royal Street, "Mount Olivet Cemetery Historic District", from RG-2 (General Residential) District to RG-2/HC (General Residential/Historical Cultural) District, comprising 10+ acres.

On the motion of Council member Jacox, seconded by Council member Holt, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to rezone property generally located on the east side of North Highland Avenue to Briggs Street and between East Forest Street and Stephens Street "Fairmont Historic District", from RG-1 (General Residential) to RG-1/HC (General Residential/Historical Cultural) District, comprising 25.7+ acres.

On the motion of Council member Wolfe, seconded by Council member Jacox, unanimous approval was given to a Resolution to adopt Plan of Service, an ordinance to annex and an ordinance to zone an area referred to as "Technology Magnet High School", comprising 46.475+ acres, located west of Watson Road, south of Ridgecrest Road Extended. The proposed zoning for the area is RS (Single Family Residential).

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Holt, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to Amend Title 9 of the City Code of Jackson relative to insurance requirements for passenger vehicles for taxi cabs.

On the motion of Council member Holt, seconded by Council member Bray, unanimous approval was given to Ordinances to close and abandon 12 unnamed alleys located throughout the City of Jackson. The alleys are:

a) Unnamed alley between Brookfield Apartments and Alexander Street;

b) Unnamed alley between Alexander and Mason Streets;

c) Unnamed alley between Mason Street and Sandy Creek;

d) Unnamed alley behind 1200 and 1204 Chester Street;

e) Unnamed alley between 114 & 118 Griffin Street;

f) Unnamed alley between 216 & 220 Griffin Street;

g) Unnamed alley between Talbot & Dancy Streets;

h) Unnamed alley between Hicks and Courtland Streets;

i) Unnamed alley between 146 & 158 Stoddert Street and 137 & 143 Gates Street;

j) Unnamed alley around 212 Cedar and between Cedar and State Route 45;

k) Unnamed alley between Roland, Westwood, Prospect and Campbell Street; and

l) Unnamed alley off Northside Drive, said alley being between a closed and abandoned unnamed alley and Northside Drive and a section of alley located between Northside Drive to the back of 363 Forest.

The request to close the unnamed alley between Wilson and Davis Streets was tabled at Council member Buchanan's request.

On the motion of Council member Buchanan, seconded by Council member Bannister, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to amend the Official Code of the City of Jackson to revise the Sidewalk Ordinance.

On the motion of Council member Holt, seconded by Council member Bannister, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to amend the Official Code of the City of Jackson to revise the Erosion and Stormwater Control Ordinance.

SECOND READINGS:

On the motion of Council member Hays, seconded by Council member Cisco, 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 Cisco, 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 Wolfe, seconded by Council member Holt, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to Amend the Official Code of the City of Jackson to Regulate Discharges and into the Stormwater System.

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

NEW BUSINESS:

On the motion of Council member Buchanan, seconded by Council member Bray, unanimous approval was given to a Resolution to adopt certain provisions with respect to City employees called to serve in "Enduring Freedom."

On the motion of Council member Hays, seconded by Council member Dodd, unanimous approval was given to a request by Madison County, Tennessee to lease 109 and 111 Church Street for a minimum of 25 years for $1.00 per year.

On the motion of Council member Buchanan, seconded by Council member Bray, unanimous approval was given to a contract in the amount of $84,780 with Traf-Mark, Inc. for pavement markings.

On the motion of Council member Hays, seconded by Council member Buchanan, a contract in the amount of $7,797 with Lesh Communications Service, Inc. for post warranty monitoring of the City's radio system was approved 8-0-1, with Council member Jacox abstaining.

On the motion of Council member Hays, seconded by Council member Holt, unanimous approval was given to a contract with Golf Links, Inc. for consulting services in the operations and planning for the operation of Bent Tree Golf Course

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

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

  • Historical Zoning Commission - Appointment of John Bonson to replace Martin Redfearn, who has resigned.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.


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CHARLES H. FARMER, MAYOR


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