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City Council Meeting Minutes


MINUTES

CITY COUNCIL MEETING

MAY 4, 2004

The Jackson, Tennessee City Council met for their regular monthly meeting on May 4, 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; Gerry Neese; and Charles Rahm present. Council member Maurice Hays was not present. Also present was Toni Ross, recorder of the minutes.

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

Mayor Farmer presented a proclamation for A Day of Unity and Remembrance in tribute to the lives that were lost in the tornadoes of 1999 and 2003.

Marci Harris, Tornado Recovery Coordinator, gave an extensive report on the work that has occurred in the one year since the May 4, 2003 tornadoes and the status of upcoming projects. Mayor Farmer and the Council members thanked Ms. Harris for the extraordinary job she has done. Council member Brooks added, "I would like to commend you on your work. Seemingly the minute the tornado hit, you hit as well, and we commend you and thank you for all of your efforts."

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

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

On the motion of Council member Bannister, seconded by Council member Brooks, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to amend the text of the City Zoning Ordinance, Article V, Section 9. B-3 (Central Business District), B. Uses Permitted (17b) relative to conversion of existing buildings into residential units.

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Rahm, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to rezone property located along Oil Well Road, just east of Murray Guard Drive from RG-2/A-O (General Residential/Agriculture-Open land) District to O-C (Office Center) District, comprising 2.12 acres more or less, submitted by Mark Hawks.

Council member Cisco made a motion to deny an Ordinance to rezone property located on the north side of University Parkway, just east of Hastings Place from RG-2/O-C (General Residential/Office-Center) District to SC-1 (Planned Unit Commercial Development) District, comprising 4.1 acres more or less, submitted by PRP Partnership. The motion to deny died due to lack of a second. Council member Brooks made a motion to approve the ordinance. The motion was seconded by Council member Dodd and passed 6-2, with Council members Bannister, Bray, Brooks, Buchanan, Dodd and Neese voting yea and Council members Cisco and Rahm voting nay.

Virginia Bailey and Charlie Caldwell spoke in opposition to an Ordinance to rezone property located on the north side of Old Humboldt Road, across from Hatchmor Drive from RS-1/FF/FW (Single Family Residential/Flood Fringe/Floodway) District to RG-2/FF/FW (General Residential/Flood Fringe/Floodway) District, comprising 32.8 acres more or less, submitted by WeLaCo Corporation. The developer, Charles Latham, explained his familiarity with projects such as this one and the rules and regulations to follow. Council member Rahm made a motion to approve the Ordinance. The motion was seconded by Council member Dodd and passed 7-1, with Council members Bannister, Bray, Brooks, Cisco, Dodd, Neese and Rahm voting yea and Council member Buchanan voting nay.

On the motion of Council member Bannister, seconded by Council member Bray, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to rezone property located at 1028 and 1032 Campbell Street from RG-3 (General Residential) District to B-4 (General Business) District, comprising 0.7 acres more or less.

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Bannister, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to close and abandon a portion of Freeman Street.

On the motion of Council member Rahm, seconded by Council member Neese, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to close and abandon an unnamed alley located between Gates Street and Hays Avenue.

SECOND READINGS:

On the motion of Council member Neese, seconded by Council member Bannister, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to Annex and an Ordinance to Zone two (2) areas referred to as "Cypress Grove Subarea 1A and Cypress Grove Subarea 1B" located on the south side of U.S. Highway 70 West, just east of Lower Brownsville Road, comprising a total of 32.8 acres more or less.

On the motion of Council member Brooks, seconded by Council member Rahm, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to rezone property located along Old Henderson Road, just north of Ridgecrest Road from RS-1/FF/FW (Single Family Residential/Flood Fringe/Floodway) District to RS-1/PRD/FF/FW (Single Family Residential/Planned Residential Development/Flood Fringe/Floodway) District, comprising 57 acres, submitted by Danny Cole.

NEW BUSINESS:

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Neese, unanimous approval was given to the transfer of property located at 670 Skyline Drive to West Tennessee Healthcare, Inc.

On the motion of Council member Bray, seconded by Council member Rahm, unanimous approval was given to a Resolution approving Community Development's Annual Action Plan.

On the motion of Council member Rahm, seconded by Council member Brooks, unanimous approval was given to the following items:

  • Contract in the amount of $98,405.60 with Ford Construction Company for the Westover Road Bridge replacement.
  • Contract with Bubba Johnson Contracting Company for rental equipment.
  • Approval to hold the 18th citywide surplus auction at the Jackson Police Department on Saturday, May 22, 2004.
  • Contract with Jimmy Kelly Trucking for $9.88 per ton for #3 limestone.
  • Contract with Vulcan Materials for $11.70 per ton for machined rip rap.
  • Contract with West Tennessee Coffee Service for coffee service.
  • Change Order No. 1 in the amount of $1,395.00 with Keystone Construction Company for replacement of structural girts in the walls and adding a railing around the storage mezzanine at the Public Safety Garage.
  • Contract with North American Salt for $45.09 per ton for rock salt.
  • Contract in the amount of $336,885 with Garrett's Plumbing and Heating, which includes deduct Change Order No. 1 of $13,095.00, for an HVAC unit at the Police Department.
  • Contract in the amount of $50,800 with Arnold Spain, Truett, and Hewitt for auditing services.
  • Contract with Wayne Holmes for $15 per package/per player for photography services.
  • Contract with Rocal for street name blades.
  • Contract with Contech for spiral storm pipe.
  • Contract with Contech for corregated metal pipe.
  • Contract in the amount of $13,426.44 with Johnsey's Sporting Goods for socks, caps and tee shirts for the Parks and Recreation t-ball and soccer teams.
  • Contract with MaxxGuard for guard services, $8.98 (unarmed) and $14.50 (armed) per hour.
  • Contract in the amount $29,736.00 with Burczak Paving Company for walkways and a walking trail at Centennial Park.
  • Contract in the amount of $164,313.00 with First Choice Construction for monument and marker repair at Riverside Cemetery.
  • Contract in the amount of $769,500.00 with Julian Builders, Inc. for renovations at the Serra Building, Fire Training Division.
  • Contract with Burger Barn for the summer food program, $1.38 per breakfast, $ .56 per snack, $ 2.41 per lunch.
  • Change Order No. 1 in the amount of $19,680.62 from Ford Construction on the Oil Well Road project. Purpose of change order is to adjust quantities to reflect actual quantities used in construction of this project and to add early completion incentive payment per contract specifications. Allotted contract completion time was 45 days and Ford completed the project in 29 days.

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Neese, unanimous approval was given to a Street Right-Of-Way Encroachment Agreement between St. Luke's Episcopal Church and the City of Jackson.

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


General Fund
.
Current
Budget
Amdmt
Request
Amended
Budget
Expenditures: . . . .
110-42146-900 2003 COPS Technology Grant .
894,150
894,150
110-42144-900 COPS Methamphetamine DEC .
250,000
250,000
315-42155-900 Police Support Services Capital
383,205
40,000
423,205
315-42150-900 Law Enforcement Capital
389,538
31,885
421,423
315-41920-900 Farmers' Market Capital
6,500
8,390
14,890
. . . . .
Funding   .    
110-33146 2003 COPS Technology Grant
0
894,150
894,150
110-33144 COPS Methamphetamine DEC .
250,000
250,000
110-36350 Insurance Recoveries
25,000
3,119
28,119
. . . . .
315-36350 Insurance Recoveries .
14,588
14,588
315-37900 Draw From Fund Balance .
62,5689
62,568
. . . . .

The General Fund budget would increase by $1,147,269. The Capital Fund budget would increase by $83,521.

Jackson Police Department has received the 2003 COPS Technology Grant in the amount of $894,150. The department proposes to use these funds for mobile data computing. This grant is fully funded with no City match required. The Jackson Police Department has also received the COPS Methamphetamine DEC. This grant will be used to target endangered children present at methamphetamine laboratories. This grant is fully funded with no City match required

The Police Department had two vehicles that were totaled and need to be replaced. Part of the funding for this will come from insurance recoveries. The Police Department is replacing their HVAC united damaged by lightening in 2003. Insurance recoveries have been received on this and were not carried forward in new budget year. Farmers' Market wall needs to be replaced where tree is growing out of it. Budget was $6500 for this project but low bid came in at $14,890 and additional funds will be needed to cover the cost of this project.

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

  • Planning Commission - Reappointment of Lynne Henning and appointment of Valerie Garrett-Cole to replace Jimmie Baylor.
  • Historical Zoning Commission - Appointment of Jack Wood to replace Steve Baker and Ann Ewing to replace Sallie Werthing.
  • Tree Board - Reappointment of Virginia Stackens-Crump, David Middlebrooks, Kevin Andrews and Sallie Werthing.
  • Keep Jackson Beautiful Commission - Appointment of Bob Holeman.
  • Small Business Loan Review - Reappointment of Pat Carrington, Horace Chase and Nell Huntspon and appointment of Brandon McWherter to replace Nathan Pride and Michael Brooks to replace Scott Murphy.
  • Industrial Development Board - Appointment of Stephen Brooks to fill the unexpired term of Dr. Charlie Roberts.

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

On the motion of Council member Neese, seconded by Council member Dodd, unanimous approval was given to the request for permission to issue a "Request for Proposal" for development of the Westwood Gardens property.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.


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CHARLES H. FARMER, MAYOR


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