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City Council Meeting Minutes

CITY COUNCIL MINUTES
FEBRUARY 3, 2004 MEETING

The Jackson, Tennessee City Council met for their regular monthly meeting at 9:00 a.m., February 3, 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; Gerry Neese; and Charles Rahm present. Council member Maurice Hays was absent. Also present was Toni Ross, recorder of the minutes.

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

Mayor Farmer presented a proclamation for Black History Month and presented Denice Walton of ACTS with a proclamation for Sexual Abstinence Until Marriage Month.

The minutes of the January 6, 2004 meeting were approved and signed.

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Brooks, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to rezone property located west of North Highland Avenue across from Parker Drive from RS (Single Family Residential) to B-5 (Highway Business) District, comprising 14.75 acres more or less, submitted by Les Jaco on behalf of Highland Green Investment Company LTD.

On the motion of Council member Rahm, seconded by Council member Bray, an Ordinance to close and abandon Still Street and an unnamed alley adjoining Still Street passed 7-0-1, with Council member Neese abstaining.

On the motion of Council member Dodd, seconded by Council member Bannister, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to amend Title 17 of the City Code regarding charges for garbage collection.

NEW BUSINESS:

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.

IX. NEW BUSINESS:

On the motion of Council member Neese, seconded by Council member Bannister, unanimous approval was given to the appointment of Alan L. Laffoon to position of City Recorder.

On the motion of Council member Rahm, seconded by Council member Brooks, unanimous approval was given to the Redevelopment Plan for the East Jackson and Downtown Core Urban Areas.

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Dodd, unanimous approval was given to the request from Jackson Downtown Development Corporation to change the boundaries of the Revenue Finance Corporation.

On the motion of Council member Bannister, seconded by Council member Rahm, unanimous approval was given to the request for authority to acquire property located at 203 East Main Street, known as the Fox Building, by eminent domain, if necessary, with the provision that the Council be allowed to vote on the final purchase price once an appraisal of the property is done.

On the motion of Council member Neese, seconded by Council member Rahm, unanimous approval was given to a contract in the amount of $31,330.00 with Watson Roofing to replace the tornado damaged roof at Westwood Community Center.

On the motion of Council member Bannister, seconded by Council member Bray, unanimous approval was given to a contract in the amount of $29,010.96 with Watson Roofing to replace the tornado damaged roof at the Groundskeeping Department.

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Dodd, unanimous approval was given to a contract in the amount of $7,600.00 with Sun Printing for printing the programs for the NAIA games.

On the motion of Council member Buchanan, seconded by Council member Cisco, unanimous approval was given to a contract in the amount of $328,000.00 with Keystone Construction Company to perform tornado damage repairs at the Fairgrounds.

On the motion of Council member Brooks, seconded by Council member Buchanan, unanimous approval was given to a contract in the amount of $43,070.00 with W.S. Roofing to replace the tornado damaged roof at Carnegie.

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Rahm, unanimous approval was given to the acceptance of streets within the following subdivisions: Rooker Bend Subdivision, Sections I, III, IV; Commerce Center; Park Development; Premier Park Subdivision Section I; Raleigh Place Section II; Wendham Business Center Section II; and Windsor Woods Subdivision.

On the motion of Council member Dodd, seconded by Council member Neese, unanimous approval was given to a fee estimate not to exceed $8,000.00 from 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 Carriage House Drive and Wiley Parker Road.

On the motion of Council member Dodd, seconded by Council member Rahm, unanimous approval was given to a fee estimate not to exceed $77,300.00 from Neel-Schafffer Inc. for engineering services associated with the preparation of plans for improvements to Royal Street between Chester and Lexington Streets.

On the motion of Council member Bray, seconded by Council member Brooks, unanimous approval was given to the reappointment of Leigh Allison O’Neill and Robert Rowan to serve on the Environmental Advisory/Appeal Boards for a period of four years.

On the motion of Council member Bray, seconded by Council member Brooks, unanimous approval was given to the payment of invoices over $10,000.

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

General Fund Current Amendment Amended

Expenditures: Budget Request Budget

General Fund
.
Current
Budget
Amendment
Request
Amended
Budget
Expenditures: . . . .
131-43230-298 Commercial Garbage Chgs.
2,438,222
233,782
2,672,004
110-43160-323 Tornado Exp.
0
5,813,296
5,813,296
Funding
110-37900 From Fund Bal.
1,849,607
5,813.296
7,662,903
131-37900 From Fund Bal.
0
54,960
54,960

The General Fund budget would increase by $5,813,296. The Solid Waste Collection Fund will increase by $54,960.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.



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CHARLES H. FARMER, MAYOR


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