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City Council Meeting Minutes

CITY COUNCIL MEETING
May 1, 2001 - 9:00 A.M.

The Jackson, Tennessee City Council met for their regular monthly meeting at 9:00 a.m., May 1, 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.

Kenny Holt gave the invocation and led the audience in the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

Mayor Farmer presented a proclamation to Jennifer Reynolds, Marcella Fletcher and Winston Henning for Just Say No Month.

The minutes of the April 3, 2001 meeting were approved and signed.

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

On the motion of Council member Buchanan, seconded by Council member Wolfe, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to rezone property located at the intersection of North Parkway and North Royal Street, comprising 2.22

On the motion of Council member Wolfe, seconded by Council member Cisco, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to rezone property located at the southwest quadrant of Campbell Street and Interstate 40, just north of Ridgecrest Road, from A-0/RS-1 (Agriculture Open Land/Single Family Residential) District to SC-1 (Planned Unit Commercial Development) District, comprising 45

On the motion of Council member Bannister, seconded by Council member Bray, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to rezone property located on the north side of Old Hickory Boulevard, just east of Hollywood Drive, from O-C (Office Center) District to B-5 (Highway Business) District, comprising 0.03

On the motion of Council member Hays, 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 "Weir Annexation Area," comprising 0.52

On the motion of Council member Holt, seconded by Council member Jacox, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to close and abandon an unnamed alley located between Campbell Street and Lambuth Boulevard.

On the motion of Council member Wolfe, seconded by Council member Dodd, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to close and abandon a street known as Jones Street.

SECOND READINGS:

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 Cisco, seconded by Council member Dodd, 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 Wolfe, seconded by Council member Cisco, 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 Holt, seconded by Council member Dodd, 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 Jacox, seconded by Council member Wolfe, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to close and abandon an alley located between 113 and 117 Belmont Street.

NEW BUSINESS:

On the motion of Council member Buchanan, seconded by Council member Jacox, unanimous approval was given to a Resolution substantially amending Community Development's Annual Action Plan for 2000-2001 to reallocate federal funds to program and projects.

On the motion of Council member Buchanan, seconded by Council member Dodd, unanimous approval was given to a Resolution approving Community Development's Annual Action Plan for 2001-2002.

On the motion of Council member Buchanan, seconded by Council member Cisco, unanimous approval was given to a Resolution requesting a private act to create the "Jackson Energy Authority."

On the motion of Council member Hays, seconded by Council member Jacox, unanimous approval was given to a request from the Star Center for the City to relinquish its reversionary interest in their downtown building to enable the Star Center to receive a charitable donation, contingent upon the Star Center working out any problem with HUD.

On the motion of Council member Buchanan, seconded by Council member Holt, unanimous approval was given to a grant to Industrial Development Board to facilitate location of a call center in Jackson.

On the motion of Council member Dodd, seconded by Council member Wolfe, unanimous approval was given to the wording of historical plaque recognizing civil rights movement in Jackson.

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Jacox, unanimous approval was given to an Agreement with the NAIA for the 2002 and 2003 NAIA Division I Women's Basketball National Championship.

On the motion of Council member Jacox, seconded by Council member Wolfe, unanimous approval was given to a request to hold the City's 12th surplus auction.

On the motion of Council member Dodd, seconded by Council member Hays, unanimous approval was given to a contract in the amount of $227,709.00 with Burger Barn to provide snacks and lunches for the Summer Food Program.

On the motion of Council member Jacox, seconded by Council member Wolfe, unanimous approval was given to a contract in the amount of $53,072.50 with Dement Construction for repair to the pedestrian walkway at Jackson Central Merry High School, with 40% to be reimbursed.

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Wolfe, unanimous approval was given to the acceptance of streets located in Plainsbrook Place Subdivision.

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

General Fund
.
Current
Amendment
Amended
Capital
Outlay Fund:
.
.
.
.
Expenditures: . . . .
315-42254-900 Fire Buildings - Capital
65,914
2,500
68,414
315-42220-900 FireOperations-Capital
4,746
-2,500
2,246

There would be no change in total Capital Outlay Fund appropriations.

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 Jacox, unanimous approval was given to the following Board Appointments:

  • West Tennessee Healthcare – Reappointment of Jimmy Harris.
  • Code Advisory & Appeals Board – Reappointment of Jim Ferrell, Jerry Spore and Charles Garrett, Jr.
  • Zoning Appeals – Reappointment of Patty Lewis.

On the motion of Council member Bannister, seconded by Council member Holt, unanimous approval was given to a Resolution to approve a loan agreement with the Tennessee Municipal Bond Fund.

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Dodd, unanimous approval was given to state route contracts for fiscal year 2001-2002 between the State of Tennessee Department of Transportation and the City of Jackson for maintenance of state routes throughout the City. The contracts have increased $8,681.28, for a total reimbursement from both contracts of $201,381.48.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.


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CHARLES H. FARMER, MAYOR


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