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City Council Meeting Minutes

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

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

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

The minutes of the December 5, 2000 meeting were approved and signed.

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

J. B. Walters, Chris Carothers, Jeff Reasons, Awat Awat and Joyce Owens spoke in opposition to the petition of Ben Curlin on behalf of Woods Edge Development to rezone property located on the north side of Christmasville Road, just north of Manchester Bay, from RG-1 (General Residential) District and A-O (Agriculture and Open Land) District to RG-2 (General Residential) District, comprising 32

On the motion of Council member Hays, seconded by Council member Bannister, unanimous approval was given to the petition of David Whalley to rezone property located on the west side of Riverside Drive, just south of the U. S. 45 Bypass, from I-2 (Light Industrial) District to I-O (Wholesale and Warehouse) District, comprising of 2.15

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Dodd, unanimous approval was given to an amendment to the text of the City Zoning Ordinance relative to home occupations.

On the motion of Council member Buchanan, seconded by Council member Bannister, approval was given to an Ordinance to amend the text of the City Code relative to transient vendors, with Council member Holt voting nay.

On the motion of Council member Wolfe, seconded by Council member Jacox, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to close and abandon 7 east/west alleys in the East Jackson area.

On the motion of Council member Wolfe, seconded by Council member Cisco, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to close and abandon 10 north/south alleys in the East Jackson area.

SECOND READINGS:

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Bannister, unanimous approval was given to an amendment to the text of the City Zoning Ordinance, Article VI, Section 27, Subsection 5, relative to Accessory Dwelling Units.

NEW BUSINESS:

On the motion of Council member Buchanan, seconded by Council member Wolfe, unanimous approval was given to the Master Rental Agreement between Jackson Madison County General Hospital District and the City of Jackson.

On the motion of Council member Bannister, seconded by Council member Wolfe, unanimous approval was given to a contract with Workman Materials for Limestone, $9.75 per ton, for the Street Department.

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Buchanan, unanimous approval was given to a contract in the amount of $312,383.13 with Dement Construction for intersection and traffic signal improvements at Old Humboldt and Oil Well roads for the Engineering Department.

On the motion of Council member Buchanan, seconded by Council member Wolfe, unanimous approval was given to a contract with Arnold, Spain, Truett & Hewitt PLLC for auditing services for the City of Jackson, only bid received.

On the motion of Council member Wolfe, seconded by Council member Dodd, unanimous approval was given to a contract in the amount of $22,093.00 with Lawrence Services for boiler and chiller maintenance at various City of Jackson locations.

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Wolfe, unanimous approval was given to the acceptance of streets in Tiger Jones Industrial Park; Grassland Estates, Sections IV and V; Medical Office Park; and Forrest Pointe, Sections XVI, XIX and XX.

On the motion of Council member Buchanan, seconded by Council member Wolfe, unanimous approval was given to Change Order No. 1 from Bubba Johnson Contracting in the amount of $39,415.30 for increased work to be performed on restoration of sidewalks in the City of Jackson.

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


General Fund
.
Current
Amdmt
Amended
.
Expenditures
Budget
Request
Budget
110-41900-761 Transfer to Capital Fund
0
5,500
5,500
110-44410-260 Repair&Maint.-Civic Center
44,400
-5,500
38,500
Capital Outlay Fund
Revenue
Current Budget
Amdmt. Request
Amended Budget
315-36722 Reimbursements: Str/Sidewalks
0
15,000
15,000
315-36960 Approp. from General Fund
0
5,500
5,500
.
Expenditures
.
.
.
315-43120-931 St. Resurf./Proj.
7,205,397
-19,000
7,186,397
315-43124-900 Sidewalks & Crosswalks
243,664
15,000
258,664
315-44410-900 Civic Center
1,402,800
5,500
1,408,300
315-44520-900 Depot
1,600
19,000
20,600

General Fund appropriation level would remain unchanged. Capital Outlay Fund appropriations would increase by $20,500.


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

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Wolfe, unanimous approval was given to the following Board Appointments:

  • Jackson City Tree Board - Appointment of David Mercker to replace Kevin Wright, whose term has expired.
  • Planning Commission - Reappointment of Jimmie Baylor and James Pearson.

On the motion of Council member Bannister, seconded by Council member Bray, unanimous approval was given to the purchase of property (land and building) on South Highland Avenue from Larry Casey, the former location of Serra Chevrolet, contingent upon the grant from the State of Tennessee being approved to be used for this purpose.

On the motion of Council member Hays, seconded by Council member Dodd, unanimous approval was given to approval of the relocation of South Highland Package Store from 1438 South Highland Avenue to 1314 South Highland Avenue.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.

CHARLES H. FARMER, MAYOR


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