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City Council Meeting Minutes

CITY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

SEPTEMBER 4, 2001 - 9:00 A.M.

The Jackson, Tennessee City Council met for their regular monthly meeting at 9:00 a.m., September 4, 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 Anita Brooks and Sharon Bell, recorders of the minutes.

Council member David Cisco gave the invocation and led the audience in the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

The minutes of the August 7, 2001 meeting were approved and signed.

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

On the motion of Council member Holt, seconded by Council member Bray, an Ordinance to rezone property comprising 0.3

On the motion of Council member Wolfe, seconded by Council member Dodd, unanimous approval was given to postpone consideration of an Ordinance to reapportion the nine council districts of the City of Jackson for thirty days.

On the motion of Council member Bannister, seconded by Council member Wolfe, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to amend Title 13 of the Official Code of the City of Jackson to allow unpaid charges to be collected in the same time and manner as property taxes with penalty and interest charges.

On the motion of Council member Bannister, seconded by Council member Wolfe, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to amend Title 2 Chapter 5 of the Official Code of the City of Jackson to allow the Vacant Property Review Commission to acquire property through eminent domain.

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 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 Wolfe, seconded by Council member Cisco, unanimous approval was given to 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

NEW BUSINESS:

Presentation of Community Development's Annual Performance Report was given by Dave Ralston.

Presentation of Jackson Housing Authority's report on Westwood Gardens was given by Lee Nethery.

On the motion of Council member Holt, seconded by Council member Jacox, unanimous approval was given to a Resolution opting out of any extension of hours for sale of alcoholic beverages or beer.

On the motion of Council member Buchanan, seconded by Council member Dodd, unanimous approval was given to a contract in the amount of $256,992.00 with TML Risk Management Pool for the City of Jackson's general liability insurance coverage.

On the motion of Council member Buchanan, seconded by Council member Dodd, unanimous approval was given to a contract in the amount of $71,003.00 with TML Risk Management Pool for the City of Jackson's commercial property and crime insurance coverage.

On the motion of Council member Jacox, seconded by Council member Holt, unanimous approval was given to a contract in the amount of $4,795.00 with Data Quest Corporation for Internet Property Tax Collection.

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Wolfe, unanimous approval was given to the acceptance of streets in Northwynde Subdivision Section IV.

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

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

  • Jackson Housing Authority – Reappointment of Mary Weddle.
  • Keep Jackson Beautiful Commission – Reappointment of Gloria Deviney and appointment of Don Mitchell to replace Barbara Warren.
  • Housing Board of Adjustment and Appeals – Reappointment of Mary Tyler and appointment of Joe Hamilton.

Mayor Farmer recognized Brent Lewis, Superintendent of Health and Sanitation, and briefly mentioned that the Jackson Sun had refused to run the city's response to an article about garbage pick up in the Chamber of Commerce's "The Bottom Line".

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.


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CHARLES H. FARMER, MAYOR


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