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City Council Meeting Minutes

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

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

The minutes of the February 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 west side of Cheyenne Drive between Volunteer Boulevard and East University Parkway, from RG-3 (General Residential) District to SC-1 (Planned Unit Commercial Development) District, comprising 3.48 acres more or less, submitted by Jimmy Harris on behalf of Parkway Partners & Gary Taylor.

On the motion of Council member Dodd, seconded by Council member Bannister, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to rezone property located at the northeast and southeast corners of the intersection of Bon Air Circle and North Highland Avenue, from RS (Single Family Residential) District to SC-1 (Planned Unit Commercial Development) District, comprising 2.75 acres more or less, submitted by Scotty Lafont.

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Jacox, unanimous approval was given to an amendment to the text of the City Zoning Ordinance, Article VI, Section 14 (D) Parking Design Standards, relative to minimum aisle widths.

On the motion of Council member Jacox, seconded by Council member Bannister, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to Close and Abandon an unnamed alley located behind 238 & 270 North Highland Avenue.

SECOND READINGS:

On the motion of Council member Holt, seconded by Council member Bray, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to close and abandon the west end of Rosedale Street beginning at property address 154 Rosedale.

NEW BUSINESS:

On the motion of Council member Jacox, seconded by Council member Bannister, unanimous approval was given to a contract in the amount of $1,038,000 with Brasfield Construction for renovations to the Carl Perkins Civic Center.

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

  • City Tree Board -- Reappointment of Sallie Werthing and David Middlebrooks.
  • Municipal Regional Solid Waste – Reappointment of Opal Person, Mary Tyler and Fred Williams.
  • Jackson Energy Authority -- Appointment of Ken Marston to replace Sidney Wilson, who has resigned.
  • Industrial Development Board -- Appointment of Ed Graves to replace Ken Marston, who has resigned.
  • Planning Commission -- Appointment of Randi Morton and Herb Slack to replace Lyle Rich and George Thacker.

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

; ;

Current

Amdmnt

Amended

Capital Fund

; ; ; ;

Expenditures:

; ; ; ;

315-43590-900

Traffic Signalization

581,414

- 8,000

573,414

315-44100-900

Recreation

5,619

8,000

13,619

315-43590-900

Storm Drainage/Ditch Work

200,000

150,000

350,000

315-43590-900

Street Resurfacing

7,186,397

- 150,000

7,036,397

; ; ; ; ;


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