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City Council Meeting Minutes

OFFICIAL MINUTES

THE JUNE MINUTES LISTED BELOW ARE NOT OFFICIAL UNTIL THEY HAVE BEEN APPROVED BY COUNCIL at the July 2004 meeting.


CITY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES
JUNE 1, 2004

The Jackson, Tennessee City Council met for their regular monthly meeting on June 1, 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 Bray gave the invocation and led the audience in the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

The minutes of the May 4, 2004 meeting were approved and signed.

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

On the motion of Council member Rahm, seconded by Council member Brooks, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to amend the text of the City Zoning Ordinance, Article V Section 1. A-O (Agriculture and Open Land) District C. Uses Permitted as Special Exceptions relative to elementary, middle and/or high schools.

On the motion of Council member Brooks, seconded by Council member Buchanan, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to amend the text of the City Zoning Ordinance, Article IV, Section 3. Application of District Regulations relative to interpretation of zoning regulations within the Redevelopment Area.

On the motion of Council member Neese, seconded by Council member Buchanan, unanimous approval was given to a Resolution to adopt a plan of service, an Ordinance to annex and an Ordinance to zone an area referred to as “Holland” comprising 28.91 acres more or less, located on the west side of Christmasville Road, just north of Castlegate Drive. The proposed zoning scheme for the area is RS-1 (Single Family Residential) District, submitted by W.S. Holland.

On the motion of Council member Bannister, seconded by Council member Rahm, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to zone property located at 1232 Park Avenue from RG-1/HCC (General Residential/Historic Cultural Conservation) District to O-R/HCC (Office Residential/Historic Cultural Conservation) District, comprising 0.21 acres more or less, submitted by Hill-Boren.

Ab Taylor appeared and spoke in opposition to an Ordinance to zone property located at the northwest corner of the intersection of Radio Road and North Highland from RS/HCC (Single Family Residential/Historic Cultural Conservation) District to RS-1/PRD/HCC (Single Family Residential/Planned Residential Development/Historic Cultural Conservation) District, comprising 4.92 acres more or less, submitted by SB Development LLC (Cherry Glenn PRD). Bob Shell, owner of SB Development, LLC appeared and explained his plans for the development. Council member Bannister made a motion to approve the Ordinance. The motion was seconded by Council member Hays and failed 4-5, with Council members Bannister, Brooks, Buchanan and Hays voting yea and Council members Bray, Cisco, Dodd, Neese and Rahm voting nay.

On the motion of Council member Rahm, seconded by Council member Bannister, an Ordinance to zone property located on the north side of East Chester Street between Parkview Montessori School and Holland Avenue from RG-2/B-2 (General Residential/Neighborhood Business) District to B-4 (General Business) District, comprising 10.7 acres more or less, referred to as the Centennial Square Redevelopment Area, passed 8-1, with Council member Buchanan voting nay.

On the motion of Council member Rahm, seconded by Council member Buchanan, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to Amend the City Code Regarding Peddlers & Solicitors.

The Ordinance to abandon a portion of Railroad Right-of-Way and a portion of East Orleans and Cumberland Streets between Ingleside and Cumberland Streets was withdrawn.

SECOND READINGS:

On the motion of Council member Dodd, 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.

On the motion of Council member Buchanan, seconded by Council member Bannister, 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, passed 7-2, with Council members Cisco and Rahm voting nay.

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Rahm, 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 passed 8-1, with Council member Buchanan voting nay.

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

NEW BUSINESS:

Council member Brooks, Chairman of an Ad Hoc Committee comprised of Council members Brooks, Dodd, Neese and Bannister, gave a report on the committee's study of the city's Liquor Ordinance. Council member Brooks reported that the committee recommends no changes in the Ordinance. With no objections from the Council, Mayor Farmer advised the report would be accepted as submitted by Ad Hoc Committee Chairman Brooks.

On the motion of Council member Dodd, seconded by Council member Buchanan, unanimous approval was given to a contract with AmeriPride Services for uniforms for Public Services departments.

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Rahm, a contract with Nextel Communications for the city's cell phone service passed 8-0-1, with Council member Bannister abstaining.

On the motion of Council member Brooks, seconded by Council member Dodd, unanimous approval was given to write-offs for Community Development; property taxes from 1986 and 1987; garbage accounts; street receivables; and landfill receivables.

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


General Fund
.
Current
Budget
Amdmt
Request
Amended
Budget
Expenditures: . . . .
315-44726-900 Muse Park Capital Outlay
.4,500
1,815
6,315
. . . . .
Funding   .    
315-44100-900 Recreation Capital Outlay
2,360
- 684
1,676
315-44150-900 Athletics Capital Outlay
6,803
-431
6,372
315-44460-900 Carnegie Capital Outlay
700
700
0
. . . . .

The Capital Fund budget would not increase.

  • Recreation is requesting $1,815 to restripe the parking lot at Muse Park for a cost of $1800. Funds will be transferred from Recreation Capital, Athletics Capital, and from Carnegie Capital to cover the cost of this project. Funds remain in Recreation and Athletics Capital and Carnegie saved funds due to roof repair work covered by insurance money from the storm.

On the motion of Council member Dodd, seconded by Council member Bray, unanimous approval was given to a Certificate of Compliance for Thomas Highfill for Big Al's Liquor Store.

Tony Black, Director of T. R. White Sportsplex, made a recommendation to name the baseball complex at Centennial Park "A. D. Hardy Baseball Complex" in honor of Professor A. D. Hardy, a longtime Jackson Recreation & Parks employee. Council member Dodd made a motion to accept Mr. Black's recommendation. The motion was seconded by Council member Bray and was unanimously approved.

The appointment of the city's representative to the Jackson Madison County School Bi-Racial Committee was continued to the June 9, 2004 meeting.

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Brooks, unanimous approval was given to the reappointment of Richard Higgins to the Keep Jackson Beautiful Commission.

On the motion of Council member Rahm, 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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