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City Council Meeting Minutes

OFFICIAL MINUTES

THE NEW MINUTES ARE NOT OFFICIAL UNTIL THEY HAVE BEEN APPROVED BY COUNCIL at the NEXT COUNCIL meeting.


October 5, 2004 MEETING

The Jackson, Tennessee City Council met for their regular monthly meeting on October 5, 2004 at 9:00 a.m. 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 present. Council member Charles “Pepper” Bray was absent. Also present was Anita Brooks, recorder of the minutes.

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

The minutes of the September 7, 2004 meetings were approved and signed.

Mayor Farmer read a proclamation for Domestic Violence Awareness and recognized members of the Leadership Jackson group.

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

Richard Tuck was present and spoke on behalf of Homer Duncan’s request to rezone property located on the north and south sides of Ridgecrest Road Extended, just east of Henderson Road from RS-1 (Single Family Residential) District to B-5 (Highway Business) District, comprising 35.55 acres more or less, submitted by Homer Duncan. Council member Rahm made a motion to deny the ordinance. The motion to deny was seconded by Council member Brooks and was unanimously approved.

On the motion of Council member Brooks, seconded by Council member Neese, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to close and abandon an unnamed alley located 149’ east of and parallel with McCorry Street running south from West Park Place to Barr Avenue.

On the motion of Council member Rahm, seconded by Council member Hays, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to close and abandon an unnamed alley located between 132 and 134 McCorry Street.

SECOND READINGS:

On the motion of Council member Dodd, seconded by Council member Rahm, an Ordinance to rezone property located on the north side of Daugherty Street, just west of Regency Drive from I-2 (Light Industrial) District to RS-1 (Single Family Residential) District, comprising 12.2 acres more or less, submitted by Rev. Leroy Ozier, was approved 6-1-1, with Council member Neese voting nay and Council member Buchanan abstaining

On the motion of Council member Buchanan, seconded by Council member Bannister, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to close and abandon an unnamed alley located south of the east end of Scott Street.

On the motion of Council member Hays, seconded by Council member Cisco, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to close and abandon three unnamed alleys located off McCorry Street.

NEW BUSINESS:

Dave Ralston gave the annual report of Jackson’s Community Development Program.

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Rahm, unanimous approval was given to a contract with H and M Construction Company for design and construction management for the new Public Services and Softball Complex with the design fee being 3% and the construction manager fee being 4.79%.

On the motion of Council member Brooks, seconded by Council member Neese, a contract in the amount of $2,617,753.00 with DataRadio for the Mobile Data Communications System was approved 7-0-1, with Council member Bannister abstaining.

On the motion of Council member Buchanan, seconded by Council member Cisco, a contract in the amount of $11,658.90 with Craig’s Firearms for holsters for the Police Department and a contract in the amount of $62,276.00 with Fleet Safety for labor and material required for the installation of equipment to outfit the police pursuit vehicles was unanimously approved.

On the motion of Council member Bannister, seconded by Council member Buchanan, a contract to BT Redi-Mix Company for concrete was unanimously approved.

On the motion of Council member Rahm, seconded by Council member Brooks, a request for Belle Trace Cove, located within Belle Trace Subdivision, and Greendale Drive, located within Wyndchase Subdivision Section VIIA, was approved 7-0-1 to be accepted as city streets with Council member Neese abstaining.

On the motion of Council member Bannister, seconded by Council member Neese, unanimous approval was given to contract Change Order #1 in the amount of -$645.92 to Ford Construction Company for Westover Road Bridge Repairs. The original contract amount was $98,405.60. The revised contract amount is $97,759.68.

On the motion of Council member Buchanan, seconded by Council member Bannister, a Street Right-Of-Way Encroachment Agreement between Jackson Transit Authority and the City of Jackson was unanimously approved.

On the motion of Council member Dodd, seconded by Council member Neese, a Certificate of Compliance for Donna Frankland, d/b/a Royal Liquors, was unanimously approved.

On the motion of Council member Rahm, seconded by Council member Brooks, the following board appointments were unanimously approved.

· Jackson City Beautiful – Reappointment of Bruce Dorris, Holly McCorkle, Sandy MacDiarmid, Betty Wilson, Randi Ezelle and Don Mitchell.

· Recreation and Parks – Reappointment of Jim Freeman.

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Rahm, invoices over $10,000 were unanimously approved.

Mayor Farmer announced that Leadership Jackson members were welcome to stay and ask council members questions after the Council Meeting.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.




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CHARLES H. FARMER, MAYOR


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