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City Council Meeting Minutes


MINUTES
CITY COUNCIL MEETING
AUGUST 7, 2001 - 9:00 A.M.

The Jackson, Tennessee City Council met for their regular monthly meeting at 9:00 a.m., August 7, 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.

Council member James E. Wolfe, Jr. gave the invocation and led the audience in the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

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

Mayor Farmer presented a proclamation for National Night Out to Sargent Byron Taylor of the Jackson Police Department.

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 along North Highland Avenue, just south of Ramblewood Drive, from O-R (Office Residential) District to O (Office) District, comprising 2.11 acres more or less, submitted by Shane McAlexander.

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Dodd, unanimous approval was given to two Plans of Service; two Ordinances to annex; and two Ordinances to zone areas referred to as "Station Oaks Subarea 1 and Station Oaks Subarea 2 Annexation Areas", comprising a total of 41.26

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

SECOND READINGS:

On the motion of Council member Bray, seconded by Council member Hays, 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 Bannister, 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 Wolfe, seconded by Council member Holt, 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 Dodd, 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.

NEW BUSINESS:

On the consideration to change the City Court Clerk's pay, Council member Cisco made a motion to increase the salary to $36,000 per year beginning in 2002. The motion was seconded by Council member Wolfe and was unanimously approved.

On the motion of Council member Dodd, seconded by Council member Holt, unanimous approval was given to a contract in the amount of $199,051.30 with Dement Construction for the resurfacing of city streets.

On the motion of Council member Hays, seconded by Council member Dodd, unanimous approval was given to a contract in the amount of $92,955.00 with Ford Construction for paving the parking lot at Chester and Baltimore Streets.

On the motion of Council member Wolfe, seconded by Council member Holt, unanimous approval was given to an increase in the contract with Robert W. Hunt Company for Quality Assurance Services associated with the structural steel railroad bridge fabrication operation on the Ridgecrest Road project, original contract $12,683.20, addendum 1 $10,000, for a revised contract amount of $22,683.20.

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

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

  • Industrial Development Board - Appointment of Ed Dugger to replace James Campbell, III, who has resigned.
  • Keep Jackson Beautiful - Reappointment of Regina (Crouthers) Ingram, Randi Ezelle and Betty Wilson; appointment of Bruce Dorris to replace Todd Swims; Peggy Esch to replace Mavis Johnson; Sandy MacDiarmid to replace Sandi Wright; and Pam Woods to replace Sarah Coehy.

On the motion of Council member Buchanan, seconded by Council member Wolfe, unanimous approval was given to the transfer of a 13 x 118 foot tract of land located on Lafayette Street to the Jackson Transit Authority.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.


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CHARLES H. FARMER, MAYOR


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