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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.


November 2, 2004 MEETING

The Jackson, Tennessee City Council met for their regular monthly meeting on November 2, 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; Charles “Pepper” Bray; Ernest Brooks, II; Harvey Buchanan; David Cisco; Johnny Lee Dodd; Maurice Hays, Gerry Neese; and Charles Rahm present. Also present was Toni Ross, recorder of the minutes.

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

The minutes of the October 5, 2004 meeting were approved and signed.

Mayor Farmer read a proclamation for Adoption Month.

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

On the motion of Council member Brooks, seconded by Council member Dodd, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to Close and Abandon an East/West Unnamed Alley bounded by College, Lindsey, Lafayette and McRee Streets.

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Buchanan, unanimous approval was given to an application for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity for Jerry Dwight Allen to operate a business known as Allen Taxi Service, contingent upon Mr. Allen providing proof of insurance and ownership of his vehicles.

SECOND READINGS:

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

NEW BUSINESS:

On the motion of Council member Bannister, seconded by Council member Rahm, unanimous approval was given to a contract with Neel-Schaffer, Inc. for engineering services associated with the preparation of construction plans and specifications for installation of a traffic signal at the intersection of Pleasant Plains Road at Country Club Lane for a total fee not to exceed $8,000.

On the motion of Council member Buchanan, seconded by Council member Dodd, unanimous approval was given to Change Order #1 with Neel-Schaffer, Inc. for additional engineering services associated with the preparation of construction plans and specifications for installation of a traffic signal at the main Jackson Madison County General Hospital (“JMCGH”) driveway onto Forest Avenue for a total fee not to exceed $8,500.00, with all expenses incurred to be 100% reimbursed by JMCGH. (original contract:: $79,700.00, change order #1: 8,500.00, revised contract: $88,200.00)

Council member Rahm made a motion to table the grant application for the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) to provide funding for after school program snacks at the Westwood and Weed-n-Seed sites until the December meeting. The motion was seconded by Council member Hays and was approved 8-0-1, with Council member Dodd abstaining.

On the motion of Council member Bannister, seconded by Council member Dodd, unanimous approval was given to a Certificate of Compliance for Bobby L. Lindsey, Sr., d/b/a Southside Liquors, Inc.

On the motion of Council member Bannister, seconded by Council member Dodd, unanimous approval was given to a Certificate of Compliance for Bobby L. Lindsey, Jr., d/b/a Lynnwood Wine & Spirits.

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

· Jackson Housing Authority – Reappointment of Jo Alred.

· Airport Authority – Reappointment of Robert Alderson.

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

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.




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CHARLES H. FARMER, MAYOR


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