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City Council Meeting Minutes

August 6 - 9:00 A.M.

THE LAST COUNCIL MEETING Was August 6, 2002.

The Jackson, Tennessee City Council met for their regular monthly meeting at 9:00 a.m., August 6, 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 Dodd gave the invocation and led the audience in the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

Mayor Farmer presented a proclamation for National Night Out to Sgt. Byron Taylor of the Jackson Police Department.

Mayor Farmer recognized Public Works and Recreation and Parks Director, Charles Farmer, for his years of service with the City of Jackson and congratulated him on his recent victory in the election for Madison County Mayor.

The minutes of the July 2, 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 14.59± acres, located on the east side of Pleasant Plains Road, just north of Plainsfield Place, from RS (Single Family Residential) District to RS-1 (Single Family Residential) District, in conjunction with a larger area recommended by the staff, comprising a total acreage of 17.8

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Dodd, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to rezone 1.532± acres, located on the south side of Vann Drive, just east of Innsdale Cove, from RG-1 (General Residential) District to SC-1 (Planned Unit Commercial Development) District, in conjunction with a larger area recommended by the staff, comprising a total of 15.2

On the motion of Council member Dodd, seconded by Council member Wolfe, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to amend the text of the City Zoning Ordinance, Article VI, Section 23 relative to landscape provisions.

On the motion of Council member Wolfe, seconded by Council member Jacox, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance regarding increasing the salary of the City Court Clerk. A called meeting will be held on August 29, 2002 to consider this Ordinance on second reading.

On the motion of Council member Holt, seconded by Council member Wolfe, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance authorizing the issuance of franchises for the operation of fiber optic and other communications.

On the motion of Council member Wolfe, seconded by Council member Bannister, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to close and abandon right-of-way of a street known as Depot Street, at the request of adjoining property owner.

SECOND READINGS:

On the motion of Council member Dodd, seconded by Council member Cisco, 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 Bannister, 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 Bray, seconded by Council member Buchanan, 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 Wolfe, seconded by Council member Bannister, 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.

NEW BUSINESS:

The roll call vote on overriding Mayor Farmer's veto of budget amendments was 4-4, with one abstention. Council members Buchanan, Dodd, Holt and Wolfe voted in favor of overriding the veto and Council members Bannister, Bray, Cisco and Hays voted against overriding the veto. Council member Jacox abstained. The veto was not overridden.

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Bray, unanimous approval was given to the ratification of a private act regarding the old City Pension Plan.

On the motion of Council member Bannister, seconded by Council member Wolfe, unanimous approval was given to a Resolution setting the cost of living adjustment date under the Old City Pension plan for July 1st beginning in 2003.

On the motion of Council member Bannister, seconded by Council member Buchanan, unanimous approval was given to an Agreement between the City of Jackson and Madison County regarding local planning assistance.

Council member Holt made a motion to table consideration of a contract in the amount of $1,469,310 with Serra Chevrolet for the purchase of police vehicles until a legal opinion could be obtained. The motion was seconded by Council member Buchanan and passed 5-3-1, with Council members Bray, Buchanan, Cisco, Holt and Wolfe voting yea and Council members Bannister, Cisco and Hays voting nay. Council member Jacox abstained.

On the motion of Council member Bannister, seconded by Council member Buchanan, unanimous approval was given to contracts with Hart Freeland Roberts for engineering services for Oman Arena roof ($9,000) and Fire Stations 1 and 2 roofs ($8,500).

On the motion of Council member Dodd, seconded by Council member Wolfe, unanimous approval was given to a contract with Classic Car Wash for car washing services.

On the motion of Council member Dodd, seconded by Council member Buchanan, unanimous approval was given to a contract with NAFECO for the purchase of shirts for the Fire Department.

On the motion of Council member Buchanan, seconded by Council member Bray, unanimous approval was given to a contract in the amount of $1,079,422 with Dement Construction Company for the 2002 Fall milling and resurfacing project and the Lambuth Project.

On the motion of Council member Holt, seconded by Council member Wolfe, unanimous approval was given to a contract in the amount of $85,780 with Tennessee Asphalt Company for the decorative crosswalk pilot project.

On the motion of Council member Bray, seconded by Council member Bannister, unanimous approval was given to an Agreement between the State of Tennessee and the City of Jackson for Installation and Maintenance of Warning Devices at Railroad Grade Crossings.

On the motion of Council member Holt, seconded by Council member Dodd, unanimous approval was given to acceptance of Venture Parkway located in Tiger Jones Industrial Park as a city street.

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

  • Keep Jackson Beautiful – Elizabeth Yager to replace Julie Glenn; Tammy Buchanan to replace Amy Ormes; Gwen Carnell to replace Anthony Trout; and Yolonda Harris to replace Jennifer Robinson.

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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