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City Council Meeting Minutes


MINUTES - CITY COUNCIL MEETING

FEBRUARY 4, 2003 - 9:00 A.M.

The Jackson, Tennessee City Council met for their regular monthly meeting at 9:00 a.m., February 4, 2003, 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 James E. Wolfe, Jr. gave the invocation and led the audience in the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

The minutes of the January 7, 2003 meeting were approved and signed.

Mayor Farmer read a proclamation in honor of Black History Month.

Alexander Elementary students, Jamel White, dressed as Frederick Douglas, and Tameka Walls, dressed as Mary McCloud Bethune, made a presentation to the Mayor and City Council members regarding the importance of reading. The invited everyone to attend the dedication of their new library on February 27, 2003.

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

On the motion of Council member Wolfe, seconded by Council member Bray, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to Close and Abandon a portion of Mobile Street.

On the motion of Council member Hays, seconded by Council member Bannister, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to Close and Abandon Gin Street.

On the motion of Council member Jacox, seconded by Council member Wolfe, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to Close and Abandon Allen Street, pursuant to the request of the Jackson Madison County School Board.

On the motion of Council member Buchanan, seconded by Council member Dodd, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to Amend Title 14 Chapter 5 of the Official Code of the City of Jackson being the Environmental Advisory/Appeals Board Section to expand the board from six to seven members. The seventh voting member shall be designated as the Madison County Representative and shall be appointed by the County Mayor of Madison County for a term of four years or until the Stormwater Management Intergovernmental Agreement is terminated.

SECOND READINGS:

On the motion of Council member Holt, seconded by Council member Wolfe, an Ordinance to rezone property located along Hollywood Drive, just south of Sherrell Drive from RS-1 (Single Family Residential) District to RS-1/HC (Single Family Residential)/(Historical-Cultural) District, comprising of 5.6± acres, submitted by the Historic Zoning Commission, was unanimously approved.

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Wolfe, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to rezone property located at the northeast corner of the intersection of North Highland Avenue and Hopper Barker Road (2900 North Highland) from RS-1 (Single Family Residential) District to O (Office) District, comprising of .55 of an acre, more or less, submitted by Bettye J. Maroney.

On the motion of Council member Dodd, seconded by Council member Bannister, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to rezone property located on the west side of South Highland Avenue along Bond Street (10 Bond Street), from I-2/FF (Light Industrial)/(Flood Fringe) District to B-5/FF (Highway Business)/(Flood Fringe) District, comprising of 5.6

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 northeast corner of the intersection of Ridgecrest Road and Dr. F.E. Wright Drive, from SC-1 (Planned Unit Commercial Development) District to I-O (Wholesale and Warehouse) District, comprising 103.86± acres, submitted by Oak Park Properties, LLC.

NEW BUSINESS:

On the motion of Council member Buchanan, seconded by Council member Bannister, unanimous approval was given to the renewal of an Agreement with The Ferguson Group to prepare requests to and obtain funding from Congress and federal agencies.

On the motion of Council member Wolfe, seconded by Council member Jacox, unanimous approval was given to a contract in the amount of $9,663.97 to TIPS for printing for the NAIA tournament, lowest and best bid received.

On the motion of Council member Bray, seconded by Council member Jacox, unanimous approval was given to a contract with Premier Catering for the NAIA banquet, best bid received that met specifications, $15.97 per plate.

On the motion of Council member Buchanan, seconded by Council member Jacox, unanimous approval was given to a contract in the amount of $357,798.50 to Ford Construction Company for Neff Street improvements.

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Buchanan, unanimous approval was given to the request to transfer approximately .70 of an acre of the North Park property to the adjacent property owners.

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

  • Keep Jackson Beautiful – Appointment of Kelly O'brien to fill the unexpired term of Stephanie Brown; Georgia Ann Wright to fill the unexpired term of Gloria Deviney; Holly McCorkle to fill the unexpired term of Regina Ingram; Richard Higgins to fill the unexpired term of Allyson Wimberly; Donna Van Hughes to fill the expired term of Debbie Swacker; and the reappointment of Martha Coleman, Bob Ellis and Sarah Graham.

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