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City Council Meeting Minutes

THE LAST COUNCIL MEETING Was January 8, 2002.

Listed below are the January Minutes. However, minutes are not official until they have been approved by the Council at the February Meeting.


January 8, 2002 - 9:00 A.M.

The Jackson, Tennessee City Council met for their regular monthly meeting at 9:00 a.m., January 8, 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, 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 Buchanan gave the invocation and led the audience in the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

The minutes of the December 4, 2001 meeting were approved and signed.

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

Eddie Poteete and Mrs. Fred Johnsey were present and expressed opposition to an Ordinance to rezone property located at the southeast corner of the intersection of Hollywood Drive and Forest Avenue from RS-1 (Single Family Residential) District to O-R (Office-Residential ) District, comprising 0.34

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Bannister, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to amend the text of the City Zoning Ordinance, Article V, Section 14B, uses permitted in the

On the motion of Council member Buchanan, seconded by Council member Jacox, the Ordinance to rescind Ordinance No. 2001-069 to close and abandon an unnamed alley between Roland, Westwood, Prospect and Campbell Streets, approved on second reading December 4, 2001, due to the requests of adjoining property owners was approved 7-2, with Council members Bray and Cisco voting nay.

On the motion of Council member Buchanan, seconded by Council member Bannister, the Ordinance to close and abandon a certain portion of land between Deaderick and North Highland Avenue was approved 8-1, with Council member Bray voting nay.

SECOND READINGS:

Council member Holt made a motion to deny the Ordinance to rezone property located along North Highland Avenue, just south of Pine Tree Drive and just west of Lambuth Boulevard, from RG-2 (General Residential) District to O (Office) District, comprising 0.55+ acres, submitted by Franklin D. Lax. The motion was seconded by Council member Bray and failed 5-3-1, with Council members Holt, Hays and Bray voting yea, Council members Bannister, Buchanan, Cisco, Dodd, and Jacox voting nay, and Council member Wolfe abstaining. Council member Buchanan made a motion to approve the Ordinance. The motion was seconded by Council member Dodd and was approved 5-3-1, with Council members Bannister, Buchanan, Cisco, Dodd, and Jacox voting yea, Council members Holt, Hays and Bray voting nay and Council member Wolfe abstaining.

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 "Blankenship," comprising 59.28+ acres, located at the southwest quadrant of 45 Bypass and Passmore Lane. The proposed zoning for the area is B-5 (Highway Business) District.

On the motion of Council member Wolfe, seconded by Council member Cisco, unanimous approval was given to an ordinance to annex and an ordinance to zone two areas referred to as "Willow Green Woods Section II & III Subarea 1," comprising 32.67+ acres and "Willow Green Woods Section II & III Subarea 2," comprising 4.18 acres more or less, located along Grayson Lane, just west and north of Northwyke Drive. The proposed zoning for the area is RS (Single Family Residential) District.

On the motion of Council member Hays, seconded by Council member Bray, unanimous approval was given to an amendment to Section 307 of the Standard Housing Code/1994 Edition relative to extermination.

NEW BUSINESS:

Council member Cisco made a motion that the City to pay 1/2 of the cost, or $13,500, for a new vehicle for Dan Vaughn, Emergency Management Director. The motion was seconded by Council member Jacox and was approved 8-1, with Council member Hays voting nay.

On the motion of Council member Bray, seconded by Council member Wolfe, unanimous approval was given to an Agreement with The Ferguson Group to prepare requests to and obtain funding from Congress and federal agencies.

On the motion of Council member Holt, seconded by Council member Hays, unanimous approval was given to Change Order No. 1 with Ford Construction Company for the Muse Street Improvements project, an increase of $55,000, for a total contract price of $404,012.40.

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Wolfe, unanimous approval was given to Change Order No. 1 with Ford Construction Company for the Old Humboldt Road Drainage and Safety Improvements project, an increase of $16,975, for a total contract price of $113,975.00.

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Holt, unanimous approval was given to the acceptance of streets located in Hiram's Valley Subdivision Section IX – Woods Edge Drive.

On the motion of Council member Wolfe, seconded by Council member Hays, unanimous approval was given to an amendment for revision of the City of Jackson's OJI Policy and Procedures.

On the motion of Council member Bannister, seconded by Council member Dodd, unanimous approval was given to Certificates of Compliance for Robert K. Stewart and Carole L. Stewart, d/b/a Party Mart Liquors & Wines, Inc.

On the motion of Council member Bray, seconded by Council member Wolfe, unanimous approval was given to the following Board Appointments:

  • Environment Advisory/Appeals Board – Appointment of Robert Rowan, Dennis Brown, Mike Butler, Joel McAlexander, Leigh Allison, Eddie O'Neill, III, Fire Chief Kenneth Lay and Tracy Meggs.

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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