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City Council Meeting Minutes

MINUTES

CITY COUNCIL MEETING

JANUARY 6, 2004

The Jackson, Tennessee City Council met for their regular monthly meeting at 9:00 a.m., January 6, 2004, 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 Maurice Hays gave the invocation and led the audience in the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

Mayor Farmer presented a proclamation to Denise Lewis for her efforts assisting Ben and Alisha Burgess after they lost their home in a fire.

The minutes of the December 2, 2003 meeting were approved and signed.

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

On the motion of Council member Bray, seconded by Council member Brooks, unanimous approval was given to close the following unnamed alleys:

  • Between N. Massachusetts and N. Missouri Streets;
  • Between Hamilton Street and Hamilton Drive;
  • Between Dr. MLK Drive, Jr. and Shelby Street;
  • Between Madison and Second Streets; and
  • Between E. Grand and Otis Streets.

NEW BUSINESS:

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Rahm, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to rezone property located along Fairway Boulevard, just west of North Highland Avenue from RS-1 (Single Family Residential) District to B-5 (Highway Business) District, comprising 5.84± acres, submitted by Gene Johnstone.


Council member Cisco made a motion to approve the following items with the stipulation that the curve at Old Humboldt Road and Deloach Road be straightened with the developer being responsible for the costs. Council member Rahm seconded the motion and it passed 6-3, with Council members Bannister, Bray, Brooks, Cisco, and Rahm voting yea, and Council members Buchanan Dodd, and Hays voting nay:

  • Consideration of an Ordinance to annex an area referred to as "Pleasantville Subarea 1", located on the northwest corner of Old Humboldt Road/Deloach Road intersection, comprising 58.69± acres.
  • Consideration of an Ordinance to zone an area referred to as "Pleasantville Subarea 1", located on the northwest corner of Old Humboldt Road/Deloach Road intersection, from a county zoning classification of FAR/FF/FW (Forestry-Agriculture-Recreation/Flood Fringe/Floodway) District to a city zoning classification of RS-1/PRD/FF/FW (Single Family Residential/ Planned Residential Development/Flood Fringe/Floodway) District, comprising 58.69± acres.
  • Consideration of an Ordinance to annex an area referred to as "Pleasantville Subarea 2", located on the northwest corner of Old Humboldt Road/Deloach Road intersection, comprising 2.39± acres.
  • Consideration of an Ordinance to zone an area referred to as "Pleasantville Subarea 2", located on the northwest corner of Old Humboldt Road/Deloach Road intersection, from a county zoning classification of FAR/FF/FW (Forestry-Agriculture-Recreation/Flood Fringe/Floodway) District to a city zoning classification of RS-1/FF/FW (Single Family Residential/Flood Fringe/Floodway) District, comprising 2.39± acre.

IX. NEW BUSINESS:

On the motion of Council member Dodd, seconded by Council member Bannister, unanimous approval was given to a Resolution recommending a substantial amendment to the Community Development Program's Annual Action Plan for 2003-2004.

On the motion of Council member Dodd, seconded by Council member Buchanan, a Resolution proposed by Community Anti-Drug Coalition urging the repeal of legislation which prevents local governments from adopting any law regulating tobacco products passed 6-3, with Council members Bray, Brooks, Buchanan, Dodd, Hays and Neese voting yea, and Council members Bannister, Cisco and Rahm voting nay.

On the motion of Council member Rahm, seconded by Council member Buchanan, a Resolution to modify intergovernmental agreement with Madison County regarding property tax sales was approved 8-0-1, with Council member Brooks abstaining.

On the motion of Council member Neese, seconded by Council member Brooks, unanimous approval was given to a proposal from Fisher & Arnold, Inc. to provide engineering services for design and preparation of construction drawings for the Hollywood Drive Project.

On the motion of Council member Hays, seconded by Council member Cisco, unanimous approval was given to a contract in the amount of $7,726 with Woodall Construction Group for the construction of a concessions building addition at Malesus Park.

On the motion of Council member Buchanan, seconded by Council member Rahm, unanimous approval was given to the request from the Department of Transportation to dedicate right-of-way and associated easements on property on Smith Lane (SR223).

On the motion of Council member Dodd, seconded by Council member Buchanan, unanimous approval was given the acceptance of the donation of a 1995 Ford ambulance from JMC Emergency Management Agency.

Council member Neese made a motion to put three resource officers back into three high schools and that the approximate $70,000.00 cost be added to the budget to cover the costs. The motion died for lack of a second.

On the motion of Council member Buchanan, seconded by Council member Brooks, unanimous approval was given to Certificates of Compliance for Robert K. Stewart and Carole L. Stewart, d/b/a Party Mart Liquors & Wines, Inc.

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