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City Council Meeting Minutes

CITY COUNCIL MEETING
July 2, 2002 - 9:00 A.M.


The Jackson, Tennessee City Council met for their regular monthly meeting at 9:00 a.m., July 2, 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 Hays gave the invocation and led the audience in the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

The minutes of the June 4, 2002 and June 20, 2002 meetings were approved and signed.

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

On the motion of Council member Bray, seconded by Council member Wolfe, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to rezone property located on the west side of Lisa Lane at its intersection with Radio Road from RS-1 (Single Family Residential) District to O-C (Office Center) District, comprising 2.5

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Wolfe, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to rezone a portion of a lot located on the west side of Old Humboldt Road just south of its intersection with Moize Cut-Off Road from B-2 (Neighborhood Business) District to RG-2 (General Residential) District, comprising 0.272

On the motion of Council member Wolfe, seconded by Council member Bannister, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to rezone property located on the east side of Old Hickory Boulevard East, just east of its intersection with North Highland Avenue, from B-1 (Medical and Related Services) District to SC-1 (Planned Unit Commercial Development) District, comprising 4.51

On the motion of Council member Dodd, seconded by Council member Holt, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to amend to the text of the City Zoning Ordinance relative to front yard requirements in the RG-1, RG-2 and RG-3 (General Residential) Districts.

SECOND READINGS:

Council member Buchanan made a motion to amend the budget to keep 20 "replacement" police cars and remove 60 "take home" police cars from the Capital Budget. The motion was seconded by Council member Dodd and passed 5-4, with Council members Buchanan, Dodd, Holt, Jacox and Wolfe voting yea, and Council members Bannister, Bray, Cisco and Hays voting nay.

Council member Holt made a motion to amend the budget to add $415,000 for improvements to Centennial Park, Westwood Gardens Park and Malesus Park. His motion stated that work would begin on Centennial Park once the grant contract is signed as to not jeopardize federal money allocated for the project. The motion also stated that once the money is received from the federal grant for Centennial Park, the City of Jackson would be reimbursed for funds expended on Centennial Park. The motion was seconded by Council member Buchanan and passed 5-4, with Council members Buchanan, Dodd, Holt, Jacox and Wolfe voting yea, and Council members Bannister, Bray, Cisco and Hays voting nay.

On the motion of Council member Bannister, seconded by Council member Wolfe, unanimous approval was given to the proposed Tax Rate Ordinance.

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Wolfe, the Budget Ordinance, as amended, was approved 8-1, with Council member Bannister voting nay.

NEW BUSINESS:

On the motion of Council member Holt, seconded by Council member Buchanan, unanimous approval was given to a Resolution declaring the intent of the City of Jackson to reimburse itself for certain expenditures relating to various public works projects with the proceeds of tax-exempt debt obligations to be issued by the City of Jackson.

Council member Cisco nominated Council member Johnny Dodd as Vice Mayor. This motion was seconded by Council member Wolfe. There being no further nominations, Council member Johnny Dodd was elected Vice Mayor by acclamation.

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Hays, unanimous approval was given to the reelection of Council member Jacox as Treasurer.

On the motion of Council member Wolfe, seconded by Council member Buchanan, unanimous approval was given to Resolutions regarding grants and donations.

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Bray, unanimous approval was given to a Resolution approving the assignment of certain state revolving fund loan agreements of the City of Jackson to the Jackson Energy Authority.

On the motion of Council member Buchanan, seconded by Council member Wolfe, unanimous approval was given to the request of Jackson Transit Authority for approval of a Management Agreement with First Transit, Inc.

On the motion of Council member Dodd, seconded by Council member Cisco, unanimous approval was given to the Declaration of Conditions, Restrictive Covenants and Reservations upon the Tiger Jones Technology Park.

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Bannister, unanimous approval was given to a Resolution in support of TEA-21 grant for Liberty Garden.

On the motion of Council member Holt, seconded by Council member Dodd, unanimous approval was given to a contract in the amount of $502,590 with Rose Integrated Services for Phase 2 of the construction of a landfill cell. (Phase 1 was awarded in April, 2002, making the total contract price for both phases $998,480.

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

  • David W. Shirley, d/b/a Metro Wine & Spirits;
  • Thomas A. Highfill, d/b/a Big Al's Package Store; and
  • Bob Frankland, d/b/a The Barrell.

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

  • Jackson Energy Authority – Reappointment of Harbert Alexander.
  • Jackson Madison County Library – Reappointment of Janet Epps and Marilyn Kemp.
  • Planning Commission – Appointment of David Cisco to replace Johnny Dodd.

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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