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City Council Meeting Minutes

MINUTES OF THE CITY COUNCIL MEETING

MAY 7, 2002 - 9:00 A.M.

THE LAST COUNCIL MEETING Was May 7, 2002.

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

The Jackson, Tennessee City Council met for their regular monthly meeting at 9:00 a.m., May 7, 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 Wolfe gave the invocation and led the audience in the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

The minutes of the April 2, 2002 meeting were approved and signed.

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

On the motion of Council member Jacox, seconded by Council member Wolfe, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to close and abandon an unnamed alley between Meadow Street and 45 Bypass.

SECOND READINGS:

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Bannister, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to annex and an Ordinance to zone an annexation area referred to as "Barker Elementary School," located on the south side of Ashport Road, just north and west of Northmeade Woods Subdivision, comprising 14.96 acres more or less. The proposed zoning for the area is RS-1 (Single Family Residential) District.

On the motion of Council member Bannister, seconded by Council member Bray, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to annex and an Ordinance to zone an annexation area referred to as "Trinity Christian School," located on the east side of Windy City Road at its intersection with Old Bells Road and Bascom Road, comprising 81 acres more or less. The proposed zoning for the area is RS (Single Family Residential) District.

On the motion of Council member Wolfe, seconded by Council member Dodd, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance Levying Local Litigation Tax.

NEW BUSINESS:

On the motion of Council member Buchanan, seconded by Council member Wolfe, unanimous approval was given to the purchase of the Chamber of Commerce Building.

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Dodd, ratification of a private act of the state legislature amending the charter of the City of Jackson authorizing the City to provide guaranty on revenue bonds issued by Jackson Energy Authority, provided that the guaranty so requested for any specific bond issue be approved by resolution of the City Council was approved 8-1, with Council member Holt voting nay. Dale Wilson was present and expressed opposition to the ratification.

On the motion of Council member Hays, seconded by Council member Dodd, the Resolution authorizing the guaranty of a Jackson Energy Authority telecommunications revenue bond Issue not exceeding $60,000,000 was approved 8-1, with Council member Holt voting nay. Dale Wilson was present and expressed opposition to the ratification.

On the motion of Council member Buchanan, seconded by Council member Bray, unanimous approval was given to a Resolution Approving the Annual Action Plan (2002-2003) of Community Development.

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Jacox, unanimous approval was given to a Resolution to remove residency requirement for City employees.

On the motion of Council member Wolfe, seconded by Council member Dodd, unanimous approval was given to a proposed State Route Maintenance Contract in the amount of $170,899.08 between the State of Tennessee Department of Transportation and the City of Jackson for FY 2002-2003. There is no change from previous FY 01-02 contract.

On the motion of Council member Hays, seconded by Council member Jacox, unanimous approval was given to a proposed State Route Mowing and Litter Removal Contract in the amount of $35,775.00 between the State of Tennessee Department of Transportation and the City of Jackson for FY 2002-2003. The mowing rate for FY 02-03 was increased from $30.00 to $45.00 which increased the contract by $5,292.60.

On the motion of Council member Dodd, seconded by Council member Buchanan, unanimous approval was given to Change in Contract, Addendum II, with Ford Construction Company for the Downtown Sidewalk Replacement Program to reflect payment of retainage, an increase of $5,837.41, for a total contract price of $138,018.06.

On the motion of Council member Wolfe, seconded by Council member Hays, unanimous approval was given to a contract with Arnold, Spain & Company for financial audit for fiscal year ending June 30, 2002.

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

  • Request to hold a citywide auction on June 1, 2002.
  • Corporate Express for copier paper.
  • Boise Cascade laser paper.
  • Ford Construction for the installation of a box culvert on Chester Levee Road.
  • Homestead Pest Control for pest control services.
  • Johnsey's Sporting Goods for shirts, socks and caps for various seasonal sports.
  • Burger Barn for summer food program.
  • Envirogreen, Inc. for erosion control services.
  • Bubba Johnson Contracting, Inc. for sifted and screened top soil.
  • Bubba Johnson Contracting, Inc. for fill dirt and fill sand.
  • Workman Materials for chert.
  • Rose Concrete Products, Inc. for reinforced concrete pipe and to Contech Construction for corrugated metal pipe.
  • ADS, Inc. for polyethylene pipe.
  • Superior Seed and Supply for bermuda, fescue and rye seed.
  • Command Uniforms for trousers for the Fire Department.

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

General Fund
.
Current
Budget
Amendment
Request
Amended
Budget
Expenditures: . . . .
110-42191-900 '01 Local Law Enf.Block Grant
0
256,011
256,011
Funding
110-33191 DOJ-'01 LLEBG
0
230,410
230,410
110-37900 From Fund Bal.
827,207
25,601
852.808


The General Fund budget would increase by $256,011.

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

  • City Tree Board – Reappointment of Kevin Andrews.
  • Code Advisory/Appeals Board – Appointment of Wayne Lott and reappointment of Darryl Samuels and Frank Wagster.
  • Civil Service Commission – Appointment of James Orman to replace Peggy Huffman, whose term has expired.

On the motion of Council member Bray, 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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