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City Council Meeting Minutes

December 3 - 9:00 A.M.

DECEMBER MINUTES CITY COUNCIL MEETING


The Jackson, Tennessee City Council met for their regular monthly meeting at 9:00 a.m., December 3, 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.

Council member Maurice Hays gave the invocation and led the audience in the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

The minutes of the November 5, 2002 meeting were approved and signed.

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 on the east side of North Highland Avenue just west of Charlesmeade Drive from RG-1 (General Residential) District to RG-2 (General Residential) District, comprising 3.96 acres more or less, submitted by R. Joel McAlexander.

On the motion of Council member Hays, seconded by Council member Dodd, unanimous approval was given to the Ordinance to rezone property located on the west side of Highway 45 South, just south of Highway 18, from RS-1/B-5/FF (Single Family Residential)/(Highway Business)/(Flood Fringe) Districts to SC-1/FF (Planned Unit Commercial Development)/(Flood Fringe) Districts, comprising 26

SECOND READINGS:

On the motion of Council member Buchanan, seconded by Council member Bray, unanimous approval was given to 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:

On the motion of Council member Buchanan, seconded by Council member Jacox, unanimous approval was given to a request from Community Development to transfer 134 Dupree Street and 335 Lexington to Southwest Human Resources Agency for Homeless Shelter for Families and Children Project.

On the motion of Council member Bannister, seconded by Council member Wolfe, unanimous approval was given to a one year contract with TML for commercial property and crime insurance coverage for $100,032 and general liability insurance coverage for $244,601.

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Buchanan, unanimous approval was given to an hourly rate schedule from TLM for work performed at the Landfill.

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Wolfe, unanimous approval was given to a contract with Holt and Haynes Construction for the material and labor required for the concessions additions at North Park.

On the motion of Council member Dodd, seconded by Council member Cisco, unanimous approval was given to the acceptance of streets located within Rooker Bend Subdivision Sections I, III, and IV. Streets are identified as: Sabastian Drive, Alexis Cove, Johanna Cove, Amanda Cove, Rooker Drive, Burlington Cove, Dynasty, Nickelson Cove, Hulsey Cove, and Monticello Cove.

On the motion of Council member Dodd, seconded by Council member Wolfe, unanimous approval was given to a contract with Askew, Hargraves, Harcourt and Associates for engineering services associated with the 2002-2003 TDOT Bridge Grant Program. Bridge to be repaired is located Old Medina Road over Dyer Creek .

On the motion of Council member Jacox, seconded by Council member Wolfe, unanimous approval was given to an amendment to the original contract with Dement Construction Company for continuation of Ridgecrest Road widening project east of Pringles Park to city limits (Watson Road). The original contract is in the amount of $3,714,689.60, with a 10% increase ($371,469.96), for a revised contract amount of $4,086,159.56.

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Dodd, unanimous approval was given to a contract with Grote Approach for employee evaluation software.

On the motion of Council member Dodd, seconded by Council member Wolfe, 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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