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City Council Meeting Minutes

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

THE LAST COUNCIL MEETING Was July 3, 2001.

The Jackson, Tennessee City Council met for their regular monthly meeting at 9:00 a.m., July 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 Sharon Bell, recorders of the minutes.

Council member John Bannister gave the invocation and led the audience in the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

The minutes of the June 5, 2001 meeting were approved and signed.

Mayor Farmer recognized the donation of a bronze statue donated to the City of Jackson by the late Morris Crocker.

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

On the motion of Council member Wolfe, seconded by Council member Holt, unanimous approval was given to an amendment to the text of the City Zoning Ordinance to allow 60% lot coverage in the I-1 (Planned Industrial Park) District, submitted by Bob Cook, Chamber of Commerce.

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Bray, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to rezone property located east of North Highland Avenue, adjacent to Highland Memorial Gardens, from RS-1 (Single Family Residential) District to B-5 (Highway Business) District, comprising 2 acres more or less, submitted by Metro Self Storage.

On the motion of Council member Bannister, seconded by Council member Wolfe, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to rezone property located along Ridgecrest Road Extended, on the west side of Dr. F.E. Wright Drive, from A-O (Agriculture and Open Land) District to SC-1 (Planned Unit Commercial Development) District, comprising 29.5 acres more or less, submitted by Peggy Rowlett.

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Holt, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to rezone property located along the proposed extension of Murray Guard Drive, just east of U.S. Highway 45 Bypass, from A-O/FF/FW (Agricultural-Open Land/Flood Fringe/Floodway) District; RG-2/FF/FW (General Residential/Flood Fringe/ Floodway) District; RG-2/FF (General Residential/Flood Fringe) District; O-C/FF (Office-Center/Flood Fringe) District; RS-1/FF/FW (Single Family Residential/Flood Fringe/Floodway) District to O-C/FF/FW (Office-Center/Flood Fringe/Floodway) District; RG-2/FF/FW (General Residential/Flood Fringe/Floodway) District; SC-1/FF (Planned Unit Commercial Development/Flood Fringe) District, comprising 76.39 acres more or less, submitted by Shadow Creek Properties.

SECOND READINGS:

On the motion of Council member Hays, seconded by Council member Buchanan, 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 Buchanan, seconded by Council member Cisco, unanimous approval was given to 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 Wolfe, seconded by Council member Jacox, 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 Wolfe, seconded by Council member Jacox, 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 Holt, seconded by Council member Cisco, approval was given to an Ordinance to change the purchasing limits, with Council member Buchanan voting nay.

NEW BUSINESS:

On the motion of Council member Buchanan, seconded by Council member Holt, unanimous approval was given to a Reimbursement Resolution.

Council member Hays nominated Council member David Cisco as Vice Mayor. This motion was seconded by Council member Jacox. There being no further nominations, Council member David Cisco was elected Vice Mayor by acclamation.

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Jacox, unanimous approval was given to a Resolution authorizing the transfer and conveyance to the Jackson Energy Authority of all utility system assets of the City of Jackson currently operated by Jackson Utility Division and the grant of a franchise to the Jackson Energy Authority.

On the motion of Council member Jacox, seconded by Council member Bannister, unanimous approval was given to a lease of woodworking equipment to Cecil Cravens.

On the motion of Council member Holt, seconded by Council member Wolfe, unanimous approval was given to a contract in the amount of $5,900 with WMC Contracting for materials and labor required to provide extruded curb.

On the motion of Council member Hays, seconded by Council member Wolfe, unanimous approval was given to a contract in the amount of $4,335.24 with Vulcan Signs for hi-intensity signs.

On the motion of Council member Holt, seconded by Council member Bray, unanimous approval was given to the request to rescind a contract for the reconstruction of downtown sidewalks with Amanda Construction at the owner's request and request to award the balance of the contract to Ford Construction.

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Jacox, unanimous approval was given to the acceptance of streets located in Abner Estates and Foxworth Section X.

On the motion of Council member Bannister, seconded by Council member Bray, unanimous approval was given to Change Order No. 1 with Dement Construction in the Fall 2000 street resurfacing project to $568,414.47, an increase in the amount of $2,949.37.

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

On the motion of Council member Hays, seconded by Council member Jacox, unanimous approval was given to the appointment of Johnny Dodd as City Council representative on the Planning Commission.

On the motion of Council member Jacox, seconded by Council member Wolfe, unanimous approval was given to the relocation of South Highland Package Store, Inc., owner Mary M. Lindsey, from 1438 South Highland Avenue to 1725-G South Highland Avenue.

City Council members asked department heads questions regarding the budget.

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Holt, unanimous approval was given to the 2001-2002 Tax Rate Ordinance and Budget Ordinance.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.


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CHARLES H. FARMER, MAYOR


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