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City Council Meeting Minutes

November 5TH - 9:00 A.M.

NOVEMBER MINUTES CITY COUNCIL MEETING


The Jackson, Tennessee City Council met for their regular monthly meeting at 9:00 a.m., November 5, 2002, 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, Kenny Holt, Jessie Jacox and James E. Wolfe, Jr. present. Also present were Toni Ross and Anita Brooks, recorders of the minutes.

Dr. David Dockery gave the invocation and led the audience in the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

Mayor Farmer presented proclamations for Dr. David Dockery Day; Jackson Junior ROTC Day and Adoption Month.

The minutes of the October 1, 2002 meeting were approved and signed.

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

On the motion of Council member Wolfe, seconded by Council member Bannister, unanimous approval was given to three (3) Resolutions to adopt Plans of Service, three (3) Ordinances to annex, and three (3) Ordinances to zone areas referred to as Piercy Subarea 1; Piercy Subarea 2; and Piercy Subarea 3. These areas are generally located on the west side of Christmasville Road and the north and south sides of Middle School Road, comprising a total of 50.83 acres more or less. The proposed zoning for all three (3) areas is RS-1 (Single Family Residential) District.

NEW BUSINESS:

John Williams, President of Jackson Energy Authority, gave a report about JEA's assumption of liability for about $90M of bonds, removing City of Jackson from liability for same.

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Dodd, unanimous approval was given to a Resolution Proposed by Council Member David Cisco to Reaffirm City Council's Confidence in Jackson Energy Authority Management and Board.

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Bray, unanimous approval was given to an Agreement between the City of Jackson and Madison County, Tennessee Providing for Implementation and Operation of Storm Water Phase II Program in Urbanized Areas of Madison County.

On the motion of Council member Buchanan, seconded by Council member Jacox, unanimous approval was given to a grant application for Afterschool Snacks for Jackson Recreation and Parks Department.

On the motion of Council member Wolfe, seconded by Council member Dodd, unanimous approval was given to the following contracts:

  • Boise Office Solutions for the purchase of various office supplies;
  • Martin Paving Company for hot mix;
  • Fireline for fire extinguisher maintenance; and
  • B I, Inc. for professional services for the Drug Court.

On the motion of Council member Hays, seconded by Council member Wolfe, unanimous approval was given to a contract with Askew Hargraves Harcourt for engineering services for Ridgecrest Road Ext., with the engineering fee being 6% and surveying fee being 2.5% of the construction cost.

On the motion of Council member Hays, seconded by Council member Cisco, unanimous approval was given to a contract in the amount of $400,000 with Henson Construction Services for construction management for renovations to Pringles Park.

On the motion of Council member Bannister, seconded by Council member Bray, unanimous approval was given to Change Orders 1, 2, 3, & 4 with Dement Construction Co., for the Ridgecrest Road Project Phase II Contract, with the original contract amount being $3,714,689.60 and the new contract amount being $3,383,283.03, a reduction of $331,406.57.

On the motion of Council member Bray, seconded by Council member Wolfe, unanimous approval was given to Change Orders 1, 2, and 3 with Brasfield Construction Company for the Civic Center Renovations, with the original contract amount being $1,038,000.00 and the new contract being $972,994.93, a reduction of $65,005.07.

On the motion of Council member Dodd, seconded by Council member Hays, unanimous approval was given to the 2002/2003 Rate Schedule for Professional Engineering Services Rendered by Neel-Schaffer, Inc. Rate schedule is reviewed and updated annually if required. Last increase in standard hourly billing rates was in 2000.

On the motion of Council member Wolfe, seconded by Council member Dodd, unanimous approval was given to the request to write off delinquent accounts and to the following budget amendments:

General Fund Current Amendment Amended

Budget Request Budget

Capital Fund:

Expenditures:

315-44500-900 Pringles 9000 450,000 459,000

315-44520-900 Depot 31,268 7,918 39,186


Funding:

315-39000 From Fund Balance 457,918 457,918

Capital Outlay Fund would increase by $457,918.

On the motion of Council member Bannister, seconded by Council member Dodd, unanimous approval was given to Certificates of Compliance for Addison Stone and Vernita Stone, d/b/a Hollywood Liquor.

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

  • Downtown Revenue Finance Corporation – Reappointment of Susan Cook, Bill Buckley and Ray Butts for additional six year terms.
  • Historical Zoning Commission – Appointment of Charles Mueller to replace Dr. John Bonson, who has resigned.

On the motion of Council member Holt, seconded by Council member Wolfe, Council member Kenny Holt's resolution asking for the City Council to call for a referendum on whether to guarantee JEA's proposed bond issue failed 6-2-1, with Council members Holt and Wolfe voting yea and Council members Bannister, Bray, Buchanan, Cisco, Dodd, and Hays voting nay. Council member Jacox was not present at the time of the vote.

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

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.


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CHARLES H. FARMER, MAYOR


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