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City Council Meeting Minutes


December 4, 2001 - 9:00 A.M.

The Jackson, Tennessee City Council met for their regular monthly meeting at 9:00 a.m., December 4, 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 Jacox 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.

Farrell Roe presented the City of Jackson with the Committee Chair Award from the National Guard for the City's employer and support of the guard and reserve.

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

Frank McMeen, Patty Lewis, Hewitt Tomlin and Eddie Ashmore were present and expressed opposition to Ordinance to rezone property located along North Highland Avenue, just south of Pine Tree Drive and just west of Lambuth Boulevard, from RG-2 (General Residential) District to O (Office) District, comprising 0.55

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Wolfe, 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 "Blankenship," comprising 59.28+ acres, located at the southwest quadrant of 45 Bypass and Passmore Lane. The proposed zoning for the area is B-5 (Highway Business) District.

On the motion of Council member Bannister, seconded by Council member Wolfe, unanimous approval was given to a Resolution to adopt a Plan of Service, an ordinance to annex and an ordinance to zone two areas referred to as "Willow Green Woods Section II & III Subarea 1," comprising 32.67+ acres and "Willow Green Woods Section II & III Subarea 2," comprising 4.18 acres more or less, located along Grayson Lane, just west and north of Northwyke Drive. The proposed zoning for the area is RS (Single Family Residential) District.

On the motion of Council member Buchanan, seconded by Council member Bray, unanimous approval was given to an amendment to Section 307 of the Standard Housing Code/1994 Edition relative to extermination.

SECOND READINGS:

On the motion of Council member Wolfe, seconded by Council member Jacox, 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 Wolfe, 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 Cisco, seconded by Council member Dodd, unanimous approval was given to 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 Dodd, seconded by Council member Bray, 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 Jacox, seconded by Council member Wolfe, 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.

On the motion of Council member Bannister, seconded by Council member Holt, 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 Wolfe, 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.

NEW BUSINESS:

On the motion of Council member Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Dodd, unanimous approval was given to the request to hold a surplus auction on December 15, 2001.

On the motion of Council member Wolfe, seconded by Council member Dodd, unanimous approval was given to Addendum 2 to contract with Robert W. Hunt in the amount of $6,000 for quality assurance inspection services associated with the structural steel railroad bridge fabrication operation on the Ridgecrest Road project.

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

General Fund:

.

Current

Amendment

Amended

Expenditures:

.

Budget

Request

Budget

110-42145-900

Weed & Seed Grant Exp

0

175,000

175,000

110-41900-915

Tax Sale Expenses

10,000

22,345

32,345

Funding:

.

.

.

.

110-33145

Weed & Seed Grant

0

175,000

175,000

110-37900

From Fund Balance

804,862

22,345

827,207

Capital Fund:

.

.

.

.

Expenditures:

.

.

.

.

315-44720-900

Muse Park Capital

57,920

18,000

75,920

315-44520-900

Depot Capital

75,900

-32,300

43,600

315-44470-900

Cultural Performing Arts Capital

31,444

14,300

45,744


The General Fund budget would increase by $197,345. No change in the capital outlay budget.

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

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.


____________________________________

CHARLES H. FARMER, MAYOR


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