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City Council Meeting Minutes


MINUTES

CITY COUNCIL MEETING

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

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

Reverend Franklin Collins, Jr. gave the invocation and led the audience in the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

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

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

On the motion of Council member Jacox, seconded by Council member Bannister, unanimous approval was given to the petition of Jackson Neighborhood Alliance (James Jones) to rezone property located on the west side of North Royal Street, just south of Allen Avenue, comprising 0.09

On the motion of Council member Wolfe, seconded by Council member Dodd, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to close and abandon Brookmere Lane.

SECOND READINGS:

On the motion of Council member Buchanan, seconded by Council member Bannister, unanimous approval was given to the petition of Michael Uselton to rezone property located on the east side of Lenoir Street, adjacent to the CSX Railroad, just south of First Street, from I-3 (General Industrial) District to RG-2 (General Residential) District, comprising 0.52

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Wolfe, unanimous approval was given to the petition of Emmanuel Baptist Church to rezone property located on the east side of North Highland Avenue, just north of University Parkway, from RG-1 (General Residential) District to SC-1 (Planned Unit Commercial Development) District, comprising 1.1

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Bray, unanimous approval was given to the petition of Northside Assembly of God to rezone property located on the east side of North Highland Avenue, just north of University Parkway, from RS-1 (Single Family Residential) District, to SC-1 (Planned Unit Commercial Development) District comprising 1.9

On the motion of Council member Hays, seconded by Council member Cisco, unanimous approval was given to the petition of the residents of the Bonwood Area to rezone their properties from RS-1 (Single Family Residential) District to SC-1 (Planned Unit Commercial Development) District, comprising 26

NEW BUSINESS:

On the motion of Council member Jacox, seconded by Council member Wolfe, unanimous approval was given to a contract in the amount of $218,701.00 with Strickland Roofing Company for reroofing the Carl Perkins Civic Center.

On the motion of Council member Wolfe, seconded by Council member Dodd, unanimous approval was given to a proposal and cost estimate from Robert W. Hunt Company for Quality Assurance Services associated with Structural Steel Railroad Bridge Fabrication Operations for Ridgecrest Road Extension Phase II Project, with the estimated cost of $12,683.20.

On the motion of Council member Buchanan, seconded by Council member Wolfe, unanimous approval was given to a change order with Superior Construction for improvements to Fire Station 2, an increase in the amount of $2,650.00, for a total contract price of $22,650.00.

On the motion of Council member Jacox, seconded by Council member Bray, unanimous approval was given to a Resolution for a Local Parks and Recreation Grant for Centennial Park.

On the motion of Council member Jacox, seconded by Council member Wolfe, unanimous approval was given to acceptance of 1994 Ford F37 Ambulance from Jackson Madison County General Hospital for the purpose of an arson vehicle for the Fire Department.

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

Mayor Farmer informed the council members of a request by Council member Dodd for a monument to be placed at City Hall honoring the individuals responsible for the Civil Rights movement in Jackson. He asked that the council members take this matter into consideration for discussion at a later date.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.


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CHARLES H. FARMER, MAYOR


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