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City Council Meeting Minutes

CITY COUNCIL MEETING
June 5, 2001 - 9:00 A.M.

The Jackson, Tennessee City Council met for their regular monthly meeting at 9:00 a.m., June 5, 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.

Charles "Pepper" Bray gave the invocation and led the audience in the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

The minutes of the May 1, 2001 meeting were approved and signed.

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

On the motion of Council member Hays, seconded by Council member Wolfe, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to rezone property located on the north side of Herron Grove Road, just east of South Highland Avenue, from RG-2 (General Residential) District to B-5 (Highway Business) District, comprising 5.2

On the motion of Council member Wolfe, seconded by Council member Dodd, 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 "Franzen Annexation Area," comprising 10

On the motion of Council member Holt, seconded by Council member Wolfe, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to rename Bendix Drive to "Flex Drive" as requested by Hart and Cooley, Inc.

On the motion of Council member Jacox, seconded by Council member Wolfe, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to close and abandon an unnamed alley located on the east side of Mt. Olive Cemetery, north of Forest Avenue.

On the motion of Council member Bannister, seconded by Council member Bray, approval was given to an Ordinance to change the purchasing limits, with Council member Buchanan voting nay.

SECOND READINGS:

On the motion of Council member Buchanan, seconded by Council member Dodd, 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 Jacox, 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 Holt, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to annex and an Ordinance to zone an area referred to as "Weir Annexation Area," comprising 0.52

Council member Holt made a motion to table the proposed Ordinance to close and abandon an unnamed alley located between Campbell Street and Lambuth Boulevard. The motion was seconded by Council member Dodd and was unanimously approved.

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

NEW BUSINESS:

On the motion of Council member Hays, seconded by Council member Cisco, unanimous approval was given to a Resolution to approve a contract proposal for State of Tennessee Project #157006-1244-04, Route 5, Old Pinson Road to State Route 18.

On the motion of Council member Hays, seconded by Council member Bannister, unanimous approval was given to the sale of land to industrial prospect and a Resolution for Tennessee Department of Transportation Access Road Grant.

On the motion of Council member Wolfe, seconded by Council member Jacox, unanimous approval was given to an Agreement between the City of Jackson, St. Luke's Episcopal Church and First United Methodist Church regarding the old theater parking lots on the corner of Baltimore and Liberty Streets and the parking lots owned by the churches on the corner of Church and Baltimore Streets.

On the motion of Council member Dodd, seconded by Council member Bray, unanimous approval was given to the transfer of city-owned property located at 111 East Orleans Street (formerly used by Community Development) to Ken and Glenda Baker for property the Bakers own behind the Texaco service station on the west side of Hillcrest Circle Drive.

Mayor Farmer reported that $43,146.64 was raised at the City's 12th auction.

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Dodd, unanimous approval was given to a contract in the amount of $97,000 with Ford Construction for the Old Humboldt Road safety and drainage improvements project.

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Holt, unanimous approval was given to a contract in the amount of $2,550 with Hart Freeland Roberts, Inc. for professional services to replace/upgrade HVAC for the Fire Department.

On the motion of Council member Wolfe, seconded by Council member Cisco, unanimous approval was given to a contract in the amount of $15,875 with Hart Freeland Roberts, Inc. for professional services to replace/upgrade HVAC for the old City Hall.

On the motion of Council member Bray, seconded by Council member Wolfe, unanimous approval was given to a contract with Four Seasons Nursery for trees, shrubbery and plants.

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Hays, unanimous approval was given to the acceptance of streets located in Carroll Station Subdivision Section VII, Briarhill Subdivision Section III, and McIntosh Subdivision Section X.

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

General Fund:

.

Current

Amendment

Amended

Revenue:

.

Budget

Request

Budget

110-31610

Local Sales Tax-Schools

0

3,160,000

3,160,000

110-36713

JCB-Restricted Donations

3,500

2,165

5,665

110-33150

USDOT/TDOT-Gov.Hwy:Op CARE

0

92,811

92,811

110-33190

DOJ:2000 LLEBG

0

230,842

230,842

110-37900

From Fund Balance

733,415

135,787

869,202

.

.

.

.

.

Expenditures:

.

Budget

Request

Budget

110-41815-224

Copier/Duplication Expense

0

5,640

5,640

110-41815-290

Contractual Services-Court Building

385

53,600

53,985

110-41815-530

Rent-City Court

8,500

36,825

45,325

110-41900-591

County Trustee's Commission

129,000

31,600

160,600

110-41900-770

Transfer to Schools

0

3,128,400

3,128,400

110-42130-113

Gov Hwy Safety:Op CARE Overtime

0

96,873

96,873

110-42130-321

Gov Hwy Safety:Op CARE Supplies

0

10,788

10,788

110-42190-900

2000 LLEBG: Equipment

0

256,491

256,491

110-42220-329

Other Operating Supplies-Fire

10,000

-6,686

3,313

110-42220-332

Motor Vehicle Parts

24,966

6,686

31,652

110-43200-259

JCB Designated Projects

3,500

2,165

5,665

110-44200-240

Utilities-Parks Maintenance

125,000

500

125,500

110-44200-282

Employee Auto Allowance

5,220

-500

4,720

110-44330-351

Fairgrounds Conc.-Food:Resale

31,450

-777

30,673

Capital Fund:

.

.

.

.

Revenue:

.

.

.

.

315-36712

Donations - Madison County

0

12,000

12,000

Expenditures:

315-44480-900

Riverside Cemetery

8000

12,000

20,000

315-44330-900

Fairgrounds Concessions

2,100

777

2,877

315-43120-931

Street Projects

7,186,397

-9,000

7,177,397

315-43124-900

Sidewalks

258,664

9,000

267,664

315-41900-692

Other Financing Use-Underwriter Disc

55,000

-777

54,223


General Fund appropriations would increase by $3,621,605 due to receipt of local sales tax funds passed through to Jackson-Madison County schools, acceptance and appropriation of grant funds by the Police Department, and additional occupancy expenses of relocating City Court. Of the total, only $135,787 required by the grant matches and City Court is new funding. The Capital Outlay Fund budget would increase by $12,000 received and appropriated for the expansion of Riverside Cemetery. No new funding is required in Capital.

On the motion of Council member Wolfe, seconded by Council member Dodd, 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 Certificates of Compliance for:

  • Arvy Ledbetter, d/b/a Arvy's Liquors.
  • Carrol L. Townsend, d/b/a Old Hickory Package Store and Ralph H. Gray, d/b/a Old Hickory Package Store.

On the motion of Council member Holt, seconded by Council member Dodd, unanimous approval was given to the request to write-off delinquent Street Department accounts.

Council member Buchanan made a motion to nominate Mack T. Barnett to the Bi-Racial Committee. The motion was seconded by Council member Jacox and was unanimously approved.

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

  • Community Economic Development Commission - Reappointment of De Rust.
  • Board of Utility Commissioners – Reappointment of Sidney Wilson.

Mayor Farmer called for a recess of the meeting at 9:30 a.m. The meeting was reconvened at 10:15 a.m. Council members Buchanan and Bannister were absent when the meeting reconvened.

On the motion of Council member Bray, seconded by Council member Jacox, unanimous approval was given to the ratification of the Jackson Energy Authority private act.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.

____________________________________

CHARLES H. FARMER, MAYOR


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