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City Council Meeting Minutes

MINUTES

CITY COUNCIL MEETING

April 3, 2001 - 9:00 A.M.

The Jackson, Tennessee City Council met for their regular monthly meeting at 9:00 a.m., April 3, 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.

Harvey Buchanan gave the invocation and led the audience in the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

Mayor Farmer presented the following proclamations:

  • Child Abuse Prevention Month – presented to Pam Nash.
  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month – presented to Margaret Cole.
  • Telecommunicators Week - presented to Central Dispatch supervisors, Gloria Allen, Harold Norvell and Martha Parker.

Mayor Farmer also recognized students from Denmark Elementary in attendance at the meeting.

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

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Wolfe, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to rezone property located on the west side of North Highland Avenue, between Marlow Drive and Old Humboldt Road, from RS-1 (Single Family Residential) District to O (Office) District, comprising 17.36

On the motion of Council member Wolfe, seconded by Council member Cisco, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to rezone property located on the west side of North Highland Avenue, just north of Sherwood Drive, comprising 5.25

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Buchanan, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to rezone property located on the east side of North Highland Avenue, just south of Hopper Barker Road, comprising 2.92

On the motion of Council member Bannister, seconded by Council member Bray, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to amend Section 21-14 (b) of the Jackson Sign Code concerning the number of signs allowed for special exception uses in residential districts; and Section 21-15(b) concerning the location of shopping center signs within the SC-1 (Planned Unit Commercial Development) District.

On the motion of Council member Wolfe, seconded by Council member Dodd, unanimous approval was given to a request from E-911 to rename the south leg of Christmasville Road to "North Royal Street" and name the small cove created just south of the Interstate "Christmasville Cove."

On the motion of Council member Dodd, seconded by Council member Wolfe, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to close and abandon an alley located between 117 and 133 Belmont Street.

SECOND READINGS:

On the motion of Council member Jacox, seconded by Council member Bray, 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.

NEW BUSINESS:

On the motion of Council member Buchanan, seconded by Council member Dodd, unanimous approval was given to ratification of Private Act the Tennessee Legislature regarding Council pay, recall elections and payment of taxes.

Council member Buchanan made a motion to increase the Council pay to $500 per month beginning in July, 2003. The motion was seconded by Council member Wolfe and was unanimously approved.

On the motion of Council member Buchanan, seconded by Council member Bannister, unanimous approval was given to a loan Resolution with Clarksville Building Authority for not more than $25 million issue through the Tennessee Municipal League Bond Fund, including $9 million of debt refunding.

On the motion of Council member Jacox, seconded by Council member Dodd, unanimous approval was given to a lease with Rockabilly Hall of Fame for the old City Court building on Church Street.

On the motion of Council member Wolfe, seconded by Council member Dodd, unanimous approval was given to a lease with First United Methodist Church for the old Engineering building on Church Street.

On the motion of Council member Hays, seconded by Council member Buchanan, unanimous approval was given to approval of a deed for transfer of land to the State of Tennessee for new state office building adjacent to existing building.

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

  • Contract in the amount of $737.11, plus $7.00 for each halftone used, with It's Printed for printing of the City Limits newsletter.
  • Contract in the amount of $96,180 with Gateway Companies for computers.
  • Contract for rental equipment with Bubba Johnson Contracting, H & H Paving, Terry Seale Contracting and King Bradley, in order of first right of refusal.
  • Contract with Advance Coffee for coffee services for the City.
  • Contract with Classic Car Care to provide car washing services for City vehicles.
  • Contract with B & R Turf, Sod 'N More Services, Owl Sod Farm, Clover Creek Farms, Carroll Sod Farm and Cultra Turf Specialties for sod.

On the motion of Council member Dodd, seconded by Council member Bannister, unanimous approval was given to acceptance of streets located within the F.E. Wright Industrial Park, Section I.

On the motion of Council member Hays, seconded by Council member Cisco, unanimous approval was given to an Agreement between the City of Jackson and Jackson Utility Division for the City to purchase all Jackson Utility Division and jointly owned original installed traffic signal equipment and devices at a cost of $342,962.71, with said Agreement also increasing the maintenance fee percentage paid to Jackson Utility Division from 2% to 4% effective July 1, 2001.

On the motion of Council member Dodd, seconded by Council member Wolfe, unanimous approval was given to the Building Department's request to donate surplus radios and radio equipment to Jackson Madison County Emergency Management.

On the motion of Council member Hays, seconded by Council member Buchanan, unanimous approval was given to a request to donate a John Deere Model F-915 lawnmower to the Southside Optimist Club.

On the motion of Council member Dodd, seconded by Council member Cisco, unanimous approval was given to granting of street right of way encroachment to Haynes Fish Market affecting about one foot on Shannon Street and College Street.

On the motion of Council member Buchanan, seconded by Council member Cisco, unanimous approval was given to proposed budget amendments.

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 Wolfe, seconded by Council member Dodd, unanimous approval was given to the following board appointments:

  • Planning Commission - Appointment of Lynne Henning to replace James Pearson.
  • Zoning Appeals - Reappointment of Mary Lloyd Lynn-Murphy.
  • Historical Zoning Commission - Appointment of Eddie Ashmore to replace Frank McMeen, whose term has expired.
  • Jackson Transit Authority - Appointment of Bill Taylor to replace Kent Freeman, whose term has expired.
  • Community Economic Development Commission – Reappointment of Tom Hensley.
  • Revenue Finance Corporation - Appointment of Ed Graves to replace Carmichael Crutchfield.

On the motion of Council member Hays, seconded by Council member Dodd, unanimous approval was given to the request of Parkway Partners for the City of Jackson to deed a 15' x 60' strip of land located on University Parkway to Charles Rhodes as a permanent ingress/egress easement, said property having been previously donated by Parkway Partners to the City for the construction of a branch library.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.

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CHARLES H. FARMER, MAYOR


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