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City Council Meeting Minutes

February 5, 2002 - 9:00 A.M.

The Jackson, Tennessee City Council met for their regular monthly meeting at 9:00 a.m., February 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. Council member Maurice Hays was not present. Also present were Toni Ross and Anita Brooks, recorders of the minutes.

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

The minutes of the January 8, 2002 and January 15, 2002 meetings were approved and signed.

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

On the Ordinance to close and abandon the west end of Rosedale Street beginning at property address 154 Rosedale, Council member Bannister made a motion to approve the Ordinance with an amendment to have Bruce Hardwood provide a turnaround on Rosedale Street. The motion was seconded by Council member Bray and was unanimously approved.

SECOND READINGS:

On the motion of Council member Wolfe, seconded by Council member Dodd, the 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 Holt, seconded by Council member Wolfe, 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 unanimously approved.

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Jacox, unanimous approval was given to the Ordinance to close and abandon a certain portion of land between Deaderick and North Highland Avenue.

NEW BUSINESS:

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Buchanan, unanimous approval was given to a proposal to grant a PILOT to Wesley Jackson Highlands.

On the motion of Council member Buchanan, seconded by Council member Jacox, unanimous approval was given to the request from Cumberland Community Family Center to forgive outstanding property taxes, penalties and/or liens on 564 North Hays, 540/546 Hays, 110 Dupree Street and 121 Taylor Street, with the forgiveness of liens on 121 Taylor Street being contingent upon the church purchasing the property.

On the motion of Council member Holt, seconded by Council member Jacox, unanimous approval was given to a Right of Way Encroachment Agreement between City of Jackson and Bull Market Inc. regarding a monitoring well near the intersection of Hollywood and Arlington.

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Bray, unanimous approval was given to a contract with TEC Environmental Laboratories to provide environmental services for the City of Jackson Landfill.

On the motion of Council member Wolfe, seconded by Council member Jacox, 7-0-1 approval was given to a contract with Cingular Wireless to provide cellular service for the City of Jackson, with Council member Bannister abstaining.

On the motion of Council member Buchanan, seconded by Council member Bannister, unanimous approval was given to an agreement in the amount of $3,400.00 between the City of Jackson and Barge, Waggoner, Sumner and Cannon, Inc. to provide design services involving the reconstruction of an earth filled dam located at Bent Tree Golf Course.

On the motion of Council member Buchanan, seconded by Council member Holt, unanimous approval was given to a Certificate of Compliance for Suzanne J. Raines, d/b/a Arvy's Wine & Liquor.

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

  • Community Economic Development Corporation - Appointment of Jane Alderson to replace George Oliver Benton.
  • Jackson Transit Authority - Appointment of Clarence Boone to replace Greg Milam, with said term to begin in April, 2002.
  • Civil Service Commission - Appointment of James Ross to replace Pamela Marshall.

On the motion of Council member Dodd, seconded by Council member Cisco, unanimous approval was given to the following budget amendments:

METRO DRUG FUND

.

Current

Amendment

Amended

. .

Budget

Request

Budget

Expenditures:

. . . .

142-42129-900

Metro Drug Capital Expense

$56,050

$25,350

$81,400

. . . . .

Funding:

. . . .

142-37900

From Fund Balance

$91,935

$25,350

$117,285

. . . . .


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