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City Council Meeting Minutes

MINUTES

CITY COUNCIL MEETING

MARCH 2, 2004

The Jackson, Tennessee City Council met for their regular monthly meeting at 9:00 a.m., March 2, 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 Brooks gave the invocation and led the audience in the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

Mayor Farmer presented a proclamation to Coach Greg Kelly and Athletics Director Michael Hodum for Trinity Christian Academy Lady Lions Day and to Vern Plant, Exalted Ruler of Jackson Elks Lodge #192, for National Patriotism Week.

The minutes of the February 3, 2004 meeting were approved and signed.

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

On the motion of Council member Bannister, seconded by Council member Bray, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to Annex, a Resolution to adopt a Plan of Service, and an Ordinance to Zone an area referred to as "Northpointe Extension," located at the west end of the existing Northpointe Subdivision, comprising 10.982 acres more or less.

On the motion of Council member Rahm, seconded by Council member Buchanan, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to zone property located on the north side of Whitehall Street, just east of Dr. F.E. Wright Drive from A-O/I-2 (Agriculture-Open land/Light Industrial) District to B-5 (Highway Business) District, comprising 13.8 acres more or less.

On the motion of Council member Buchanan, seconded by Council member Rahm, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to Amend the City Code Relative to Tree Trimmer Requirements.

On the motion of Council member Dodd, seconded by Council member Brooks, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to Amend the City Code Relative to Abandoned/Unsafe Structure Board-Up Procedures.

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Brooks, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to Amend the City Code Relative to Passenger Vehicle for Hire Services.

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Bannister, unanimous approval was given to an application for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity for Rodney Curry to operate a business known as Jackson Taxi Service.

SECOND READINGS:

On the motion of Council member Buchanan, seconded by Council member Brooks, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to close and abandon Still Street and an unnamed alley adjoining Still Street.

On the motion of Council member Buchanan, seconded by Council member Rahm, 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 Buchanan, seconded by Council member Bray, unanimous approval was given to a Resolution submitted by the Industrial Development Board for the City of Jackson to enter into a Project Circle Agreement with Toyota Motor Manufacturing North America, Inc.

On the motion of Council member Dodd, seconded by Council member Cisco, unanimous approval was given to a contract in the amount of $7,000 with Barge, Waggoner, Sumner and Cannon for conversion of softball fields to soccer fields at Kate Campbell Robertson Park.

On the motion of Council member Neese, seconded by Council member Brooks, unanimous approval was given to change order #1 from Watson Roofing for $2145 for reroofing a porch on the tornado damaged Groundskeeping Building.

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Rahm, unanimous approval was given to a contract in the amount of $10,585 with Martin Paving Company for asphalting the inline hockey parking lot at North Park.

On the motion of Council member Hays, seconded by Council member Cisco, unanimous approval was given to a contract in the amount of $112,192.15 with Ford Construction Company for State Street Bridge replacement.

On the motion of Council member Rahm, seconded by Council member Bannister, a contract in the amount of $506,621 with Scott Spectator Seating for platform seating at the Civic Center passed 8-0-1, with Council member Neese abstaining.

On the motion of Council member Hays, seconded by Council member Dodd, unanimous approval was given to the following: contract in the amount of $24,768 with U. S. Lawn for yearly lawn care at Riverside Cemetery; change order #1 from Keystone Construction Company for $57,167 to restore the Fairgrounds Park to the pre-tornado condition; and contract in the amount of $69,000 with Reese Roofers for roofing tornado damaged Fire Station #5.

On the motion of Council member Dodd, seconded by Council member Cisco, unanimous approval was given to a contract in the amount of $109,500 with Jack Hornsby Electric for generators for Fire Stations #1, #2 and #5.

On the motion of Council member Rahm, seconded by Council member Hays, unanimous approval was given to a contract in the amount of $147,667.70 with Desoto County Electric for traffic signalization on Carriage House Drive.

On the motion of Council member Rahm, seconded by Council member Brooks, unanimous approval was given to the request of the Jackson Fire Department to donate a 1987 Chevy Step Van to the Madison County Sheriff's Department.

On the motion of Council member Buchanan, seconded by Council member Neese, unanimous approval was given to the donation of a 1991 Caprice station wagon to Area Relief Ministries for use by Disaster Recovery Services.

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


General Fund
.
Current
Budget
Amendment
Request
Amended
Budget
Expenditures: . . . .
110-44630-111 Fairgrounds Sal
171,470
32,500
138,970
110-41510-111 Rev & Fin Sal
256,957
32,500
289,457
110-42193-900 03 Local Law Enforcemt BGr
0
98,170
98,170
Funding
110-33193 DOJ-'03 LLEBG
0
88,353
88,353
110-37900 From Fund Bal.
3,453,972
9,817
3,463,789
315-33196 USDA-Cooler Gr
0
9,890
9,890


The General Fund budget would increase by $108,060.

Jackson Police Department has received the 2003 Local Law Enforcement Block Grant in the amount of $88,353. The department proposes to use the funds to purchase equipment, software and other related technology. A 10% cash match is required from the General Fund. Farmer's Market has received a grant from USDA for a cooler in the amount of $9,890. No match is required. Transfer of salaries from Fairgrounds to Revenue Office to cover transfer of employee as internal auditor and city recorder salary.

On the motion of Council member Brooks, seconded by Council member Bannister, unanimous approval was given to the reappointment of Richard Donnell and Donna Hodge to the Jackson Transit Authority.

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

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Dodd, unanimous approval was given to the approval of a Certificate of Compliance for Suzanne Raines, d/b/a Metro Wine & Spirits.

On the motion of Council member Buchanan, seconded by Council member Bray, unanimous approval was given to the renewal of a contract with The Ferguson Group, with an increase in the amount of the contract from $72,000 to $80,000.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.




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CHARLES H. FARMER, MAYOR


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