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City Council Meeting Minutes

CITY COUNCIL MEETING

JULY 6, 2004

The Jackson, Tennessee City Council met for their regular monthly meeting on July 6, 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; and Charles Rahm present. Council members Maurice Hays and Gerry Neese were not present. Also present was Toni Ross, recorder of the minutes.

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

The minutes of the June 1, 2004, June 9, 2004 and June 16, 2004 meetings were approved and signed.

Mayor Farmer presented a proclamation to dn english naming her Historian of Madison County.

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

On the motion of Council member Rahm, seconded by Council member Brooks, 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 the "Birmingham Annexation Area", located on the east side of Old Medina Road, just north of Interstate 40, comprising 5.02 acres more or less. The proposed zoning for the area is SC-1 (Planned Unit Commercial Development) District.

On the motion of Council member Rahm, seconded by Council member Cisco, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to rezone property located on the north side of Interstate 40, just east of Old Medina Road from A-O/FH (Agriculture-Open land/Special Flood Hazard) District to SC-1/FH (Planned Unit Commercial Development/Special Flood Hazard) District, comprising 25.3 acres more or less.

On the motion of Council member Dodd, seconded by Council member Bray, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to rezone property located at 1651 Hollywood Drive from RG-2 (General Residential) District to O-C/B-5 (Office-Center/Highway Business) District, comprising 16.8 acres more or less, submitted by Jim Akin.

SECOND READINGS:

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Rahm, 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 Dodd, seconded by Council member Brooks, 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 Rahm, seconded by Council member Bannister, 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 Cisco, 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.

On the motion of Council member Dodd, seconded by Council member Brooks, 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 6-1, with Council member Buchanan voting nay.

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

NEW BUSINESS:

Council member Bray nominated Council member Rahm as Vice Mayor. Council member Cisco made a motion to appoint Council member Rahm as Vice Mayor. The motion was seconded by Council member Bray. There being no further nominations, Council member Rahm was elected Vice Mayor by acclamation.

Council member Dodd made a motion that Council member Brooks remain the City Treasurer. The motion was seconded by Council member Buchanan. Council member Brooks was reappointed as City Treasurer by a 6-0-1 vote, with Council member Brooks abstaining.

On the motion of Council member Buchanan, seconded by Council member Rahm, unanimous approval was given to a Resolution authorizing the city to participate in the Ormet Corporation bid procedures and auction and authorizing $250,000.00 initial bid deposit.

On the motion of Council member Dodd, seconded by Council member Brooks, unanimous approval was given to a Resolution approving the submittal of CDBG Section 108 Loan Application and Brownfield Economic Development Initiative (BEDI) Grant Application.

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Rahm, unanimous approval was given to the acceptance of streets constructed within Rooker Bend Subdivision, Sections V, VI, & VII, and Raleigh Place Subdivision III as city streets.

On the motion of Council member Buchanan, seconded by Council member Dodd, unanimous approval was given to the Maintenance Contract for FY 2004-2005 between the City of Jackson and the State of Tennessee Department of Transportation in the amount of $170,899.08 for mowing and litter removal on State Route 1, State Route 5, State Route 18, State Route 20, State Route 198.

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Rahm, unanimous approval was given to the Maintenance Contract for FY 2004-2005 between the City of Jackson and the State of Tennessee Department of Transportation in the amount of $35,775.00 for mowing and litter removal on State Route 186 and Interstate 40.

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Rahm, unanimous approval was given to Certificates of Compliance for David W. Shirley, d/b/a Metro Wine & Spirits and Brandon Lindsey, d/b/a Madison South Liquor & Wine.

On the motion of Council member Rahm, seconded by Council member Cisco, unanimous approval was given to Certificates of Good Moral Character for Angela Cash, Adam P. Fannon, John Ross, and Sherry Worthington for Jackson Country Club, Inc.

On the motion of Council member Bannister, seconded by Council member Bray, the following board appointments were unanimously approved:

  • Recreation & Parks - Appointment of David Sikes to replace Robert Weiss and Patricia Mingledorff to fill the unexpired term of Marquetta Hunt-Beard.
  • Civil Service Commission - Reappointment of James Ross.
  • Beer Board - Reappointment of Council member Dodd and appointment of Council members Neese and Rahm.
  • Taxi Board - Reappointment of Council member Cisco and appointment of Council members Hays and Buchanan.
  • Planning Commission - Appointment of Council member Brooks.

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

OFFICIAL MINUTES

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


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