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City Council Meeting Minutes

September 3 - 9:00 A.M.
MINUTES OF THE CITY COUNCIL MEETING

The Jackson, Tennessee City Council met for their regular monthly meeting at 9:00 a.m., September 3, 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 Jacox gave the invocation and led the audience in the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

Mayor Farmer presented proclamations for Madison North Dixie Debs Day to Robert Moore and National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month to Dr. Douglas Harr.

The minutes of the August 6, 2002 and August 29, 2002 meetings 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 7.2+ acres located on the west side of North Highland Avenue, just west of Northside High School, from RG-1 (General Residential) District to O-R (Office Residential) District, in conjunction with a larger area recommended by the staff comprising a total of 10.7 acres more or less, submitted by Ed Miller.

SECOND READINGS:

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

NEW BUSINESS:

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Jacox, unanimous approval was given to a budget amendment for the purchase of 20 cars to replace 20 police cars.

On the motion of Council member Wolfe, seconded by Council member Bray, unanimous approval was given to a bid from Serra Chevrolet for 20 police cars.

On the motion of Council member Wolfe, seconded by Council member Jacox, unanimous approval was given to a contract with GE Supply for the purchase of light bulbs and ballasts.

On the motion of Council member Bannister, seconded by Council member Cisco, unanimous approval was given to a request to hold a city auction on September 14, 2002.

On the motion of Council member Wolfe, seconded by Council member Hays, unanimous approval was given to a contract in the amount of $259,000 (with a price of $8.25 per square foot for subsurface damage) with Reese Roofing & Sheet Metal Co., Inc. for the re-roofing of Oman Arena.

On the motion of Council member Jacox, seconded by Council member Wolfe, unanimous approval was given to a contract in the amount of $21,500 with Hart Freeland Roberts for Centennial Park improvements.

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

  • Jackson Madison County Library Board - Appointment of Ed Henderson to replace Cheryl Cunningham, who has resigned.
  • Housing Board of Adjustments and Appeals – Reappointment of Maxine Carroll and appointment of Leon Cottner to replace Jerry Crenshaw, whose term has expired.
  • Keep Jackson Beautiful - Reappointment of Bob Ellis, Carol Dix, Martha Coleman and Sarah Graham.
  • Health, Education and Housing Board - Appointments of Joyce Corley to replace Jere Holmes and Larry Jones to replace Clarence Boone, whose terms have expired.
  • Community Economic Development Commission - Appointment of Jimmy Exum to replace De Rust who has resigned to become the director of the Jackson Madison County Convention & Visitors Bureau.

On the motion of Council member Buchanan, seconded by Council member Bannister, unanimous approval was given to Certificates of Compliance for Michael V. Smith and Jerry Lester Key, Sr., d/b/a Eastgate of Jackson, LLC.

On the motion of Council member Wolfe, seconded by Council member Bray, 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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