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December 7, 2004 MEETING

MINUTES
CITY COUNCIL MEETING
DECEMBER 7, 2004

The Jackson, Tennessee City Council met for their regular monthly meeting on December 7, 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 Brooks gave the invocation and led the audience in the pledge of allegiance to the flag.
The minutes of the November 2, 2004 meeting were approved and signed.
PUBLIC HEARINGS:
On the motion of Council member Buchanan, seconded by Council member Bray, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to Close and Abandon an Unnamed Alley located behind 575 and 585 South Royal Street.
On the motion of Council member Rahm, seconded by Council member Dodd, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to Close and Abandon a portion of Spencer Alley located between Lafayette and College Streets.
SECOND READINGS:
On the motion of Council member Buchanan, seconded by Council member Bannister, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to Close and Abandon an East/West Unnamed Alley bounded by College, Lindsey, Lafayette and McRee Streets.
NEW BUSINESS:
On the motion of Council member Rahm, seconded by Council member Buchanan, unanimous approval was given to a grant application for Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) to provide funding for after school program snacks at the Westwood and Weed-n-Seed sites.

On the motion of Council member Neese, seconded by Council member Cisco, unanimous approval was given to a request to donate two surplus fire trucks (1974 Ford and 1978 Ford) to the Chester County Fire Department.

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Rahm, unanimous approval was given to a Resolution authorizing the sale of a 1959 Seagrave fire truck to the Jackson Firefighters Association.

On the motion of Council member Rahm, seconded by Council member Brooks, unanimous approval was given to a Consent Decree and Partial Settlement in a lawsuit filed against the City of Jackson by Randy Oliver and James Futurell.

On the motion of Council member Bannister, seconded by Council member Bray, unanimous approval was given to a contract with Tix, Inc. to become the city’s online ticketing agent.

On the motion of Council member Buchanan, seconded by Council member Brooks, unanimous approval was given for a surplus auction to be held on December 11, 2004.
On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Neese, unanimous approval was given to an agreement between the City of Jackson and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (“NAIA”) for the 2006 and 2007 championship games.

On the motion of Council member Neese, seconded by Council member Rahm, unanimous approval was given to the acceptance of Shepherds Field Subdivision Sections I & II and the following streets located within said subdivision as city streets: section of Abraham Street, Jacob Street, and section of King David Street.

On the motion of Council member Brooks, seconded by Council member Rahm, unanimous approval was given to the acceptance of Shepherds Field Subdivision Sections III & IV and the following streets located within said subdivision as city streets: section of Abraham Street, Isaac Street, and section of King David Street.

On the motion of Council member Brooks, seconded by Council member Dodd, unanimous approval was given to Change Order #1 in the amount of $3,680 for additional services related to public meetings for project known as Royal Street Improvements. (original contract - not to exceed $77,300; change order #1; $3,680; revised contract - not to exceed $80,980.)

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

General Fund Current Amendment Amended
Expenditures: Budget Request Budget

315-43190-931 Street Resurfacing Capital 9,444,024 (1,585,319) 7,858,705
315-43590-900 Traffic Signalization Capital 538,266 1,585,319 2,123,585

On the motion of Council member Brooks, seconded by Council member Bray, unanimous approval was given to the following board appointments:
Board of Zoning Appeals – Appointment of Phillip Jones to replace Mary Lloyd Lynn Murphy, who has resigned.
Downtown Revenue Finance – Reappointment of Nell Huntspon and Seth Chandler.
On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Buchanan, unanimous approval was given to the payment of invoices over $10,000.
On the motion of Council member Rahm, seconded by Council member Dodd, unanimous approval was given to the acceptance of a grant as part of the Emergency Watershed Project, Anderson Creek, for the removal and disposal of debris in the Anderson Creek area.
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.

 

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CHARLES H. FARMER, MAYOR


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