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City Council Meeting Minutes

CITY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

AUGUST 5 , 2003 — 9:00 A.M.

The Jackson, Tennessee City Council met for their regular monthly meeting at 9:00 a.m., August 5, 2003, in the George A. Smith Meeting Room at City Hall with Mayor Charles Farmer and Council members John Bannister, Charles "Pepper" Bray, Ernest Brooks, II, Harvey Buchanan, David Cisco, Johnny Lee Dodd, Maurice Hays, Gerry Neese and Charles Rahm. Also present were Toni Ross and Anita Brooks, recorders of the minutes.

City Court Judge Blake Anderson administered the oath of office to Charles "Pepper" Bray.

Council member Gerry Neese gave the invocation and led the audience in the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

The minutes of the July 1, 2003 meeting were approved and signed.

Mayor Farmer presented the National Night Out Proclamation to Sergeant Byron Taylor of the Jackson Police Department.

PUBLIC HEARING:

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Brooks, the Ordinance to Amend Chapter 5, Section 14-504 of the Official Code of The City of Jackson entitled, "Erosion and Stormwater Control" passed 6-3, with Council members Bannister, Bray, Dodd, Maurice Hays, Neese and Rahm voting yea, and Council members Brooks, Buchanan and Cisco voting nay.

NEW BUSINESS:

On the motion of Council member Bannister, seconded by Council member Rahm, unanimous approval was given to a Resolution to enter into a swap agreement with the Tennessee Municipal Bond Fund.

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Buchanan, unanimous approval was given to a contract with National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) for 2004 and 2005.

On the motion of Council member Neese, seconded by Council member Buchanan, unanimous approval was given to a Labor Agreement between Jackson Transit Authority and the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1285.

On the motion of Council member Buchanan, seconded by Council member Rahm, unanimous approval was given to a contract with A-Z Office Resources for the purchase of laser printer paper $30.00 per case.

On the motion of Council member Rahm, seconded by Council member Dodd, unanimous approval was given to a contract with First Bank for the city's banking services.

On the motion of Council member Bannister, seconded by Council member Buchanan, unanimous approval was given to a contract with Health Partners for the city's health insurance.

On the motion of Council member Bray, seconded by Council member Dodd, unanimous approval was given to extension of the contract with Waste Management through July 31, 2006.

On the motion of Council member Dodd, seconded by Council member Neese, unanimous approval was given to Construction Contract #2003230 with the State of Tennessee for Repair of Bridge over Branch (LM 0.08) on Dr. Martin Luther King Drive in the amount of $375,000.00, an 80/20 split with the City's cost being $75,000.00.

On the motion of Council member Buchanan, seconded by Council member Rahm, unanimous approval was given to a proposal from TLM Associates in the amount of $9,500.00 for engineering services for Bridge Replacement on State Street over Tributary to South Forked Deer River (approximately 300' south of Highway 45 Bypass).

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Rahm, unanimous approval was given to a proposal from TLM Associates for engineering services for Bridge Repair on Westover Road.

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Brooks, unanimous approval was given to acceptance of streets constructed within Raleigh Place Phase II & III (Stone Oak Cove, Thackery Place, Brookstone Place, Carters Grove, Abbey Place).

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

  • Board of Zoning Appeals – Reappointment of Pam Fleming.
  • Jackson Madison County Library Board – Appointment of Gary C. Kerr to replace Amanda Allen, whose term has expired.

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