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CITY COUNCIL MEETING - July 1, 2003 - 9:00 A.M.

The minutes listed below. However, they are not official until they have been approved and signed at the August 5th Council Meeting.


The Jackson, Tennessee City Council met for their regular monthly meeting at 9:00 a.m., July 1, 2003, in the George A. Smith Meeting Room at City Hall with Mayor Charles Farmer and Council members John Bannister, Ernest Brooks, II, Harvey Buchanan, David Cisco, Johnny Lee Dodd, Maurice Hays, Gerry Neese and Charles Rahm. Charles "Pepper" Bray was not present. Also present were Toni Ross and Anita Brooks, recorders of the minutes.

City Court Judge Blake Anderson administered the oath of office to the Mayor and City Council members.

Council member Harvey Buchanan gave the invocation and led the audience in the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

Captain Richard Higgins of the Jackson Police Department gave a report on the surplus auction held June 7, 2003 wherein $119,949.50 was raised. Captain Higgins also recognized Diana Blakely for her extraordinary work in preparing for and conducting the sale.

Dr. Charlie Roberts was present representing the Jackson Madison County Library Foundation. He presented library cards to the Mayor and City Council members and asked them to be ambassadors to the library.

The minutes of the June 3, 2003, June 10, 2003 and June 17, 2003 meetings were approved and signed.

SECOND READINGS:

On the motion of Council member Rahm, seconded by Council member Cisco, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to annex and two Ordinances to zone an area referred to as "Old Medina Road Associates", located at the northeast quadrant of the Campbell Street/I-40 Interchange, comprising 29.73 acres more or less. The proposed zoning for the area is SC-1 (Planned Unit Commercial Development) District and A-O/FF/FW (Agriculture-Open Land/Flood Fringe/Floodway) District.

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Brooks, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to rezone Old Medina Road and Interstate 40 right-of-way from RS-1/A-O (Single Family Residential/Agriculture-Open Land) District to SC-1 (Planned Unit Commercial Development) District, comprising 4.1 acres more or less, submitted by the staff.

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Rahm, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to rezone Interstate 40 and West Tennessee Railroad Corporation right-of-way from RS-1/FF/FW (Single Family Residential/Flood Fringe/Floodway) District to A-O/FF/FW (Agriculture-Open Land/Flood Fringe/Floodway) District, comprising 6.76 acres more or less, submitted by the staff.

On the motion of Council member Hays, seconded by Council member Bannister, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to rezone property located east of Medical Center Drive and southwest of Highland Park from RG-2 (General Residential) District to B-1 (Medical and Related Services) District, comprising 1.07 acres more or less, submitted by West Tennessee Healthcare, Inc.

On the motion of Council member Hays, seconded by Council member Cisco, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to rezone property located at 617 West Forest Avenue (former Highland Park Elementary School) from RG-2 (General Residential) District to B-1 (Medical and Related Services) District, comprising 12.24 acres more or less, submitted by West Tennessee Healthcare, Inc.

On the motion of Council member Hays, seconded by Council member Dodd, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to rezone property located south of Highway 18 and west of U.S. Highway 45 South from RS-1/B-5 (Single Family Residential/Highway Business) District to SC-1 (Planned Unit Commercial Development) District, comprising 14.8 acres more or less, submitted by Horne Development, L.P. c/o Doug Carnathan.

NEW BUSINESS:

Council member Dodd nominated Council member Bray as Vice Mayor. Council member Hays made a motion to appoint Council member Bray as Vice Mayor. The motion was seconded by Council member Rahm. There being no further nominations, Council member Bray was elected Vice Mayor by acclamation.

Council member Buchanan nominated and made a motion that Council member Brooks be appointed as City Treasurer. The motion was seconded by Council member Bannister. There being no further nominations, Council member Brooks was appointed as City Treasurer by a 7-0-1 vote, with Council member Brooks abstaining.

On the motion of Council member Neese, seconded by Council member Rahm, the reappointment of Russell Truell as City Recorder was unanimously approved.

On the motion of Council member Hays, seconded by Council member Buchanan, unanimous approval was given to an initial resolution for West Tennessee Healthcare Revenue Refunding and Improvement Bonds, Series 2003.

On the motion of Council member Buchanan, seconded by Council member Cisco, unanimous approval was given to the acceptance of donation of 600 Mobile Street to the City of Jackson by Neo Products Corporation.

On the motion of Council member Neese, seconded by Council member Dodd, unanimous approval was given to a Lease Agreement with Regatta Properties and the City of Jackson for city drug court program.

On the motion of Council member Bannister, seconded by Council member Neese, unanimous approval was given to a contract with Teague Transports for sand at $9.05 per ton.

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Neese, unanimous approval was given to a contract with Signs & Blanks for street name blades.

On the motion of Council member Neese, seconded by Council member Rahm, unanimous approval was given to a 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 2003-2004.

On the motion of Council member Hays, seconded by Council member Rahm, unanimous approval was given to a 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 2003-2004.

On the motion of Council member Rahm, seconded by Council member Brooks, unanimous approval was given to Change Order #6 with Dement Construction Company in the amount of $17,190.46 in order to flatten the roadway slope and provide greater protection to the railroad bed on Ridgecrest Road.

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Brooks, unanimous approval was given to the following board appointment:

  • Jackson Madison County Library Board - Reappointment of Edward Henderson.

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

General Fund
.
Current
Budget
Amendment
Request
Amended
Budget
Expenditures: . . . .
110-42192-900 '02 Local Law Enf.Block Grant
0
127,354
127,354
Funding
110-33192 DOJ-'02 LLEBG
0
114,619
114,619
110-37900 From Fund Bal.
1,836,872
12,735
1,849,607

The General Fund budget would increase by $127,354.

Jackson Police Department has received the 2002 Local Law Enforcement Block Grant in the amount of $114,619. The department proposes to use the funds to purchase equipment, software and other related technology. A 10% cash match is required from the General Fund.


On the motion of Council member Bannister, seconded by Council member Dodd, unanimous approval was given to approval of a Certificate of Compliance for Vernon Swartwood, d/b/a Hollywood Liquors.

On the motion of Council member Buchanan, 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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