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City Council Meeting Minutes

OFFICIAL MINUTES

THE NEW MINUTES ARE NOT OFFICIAL UNTIL THEY HAVE BEEN APPROVED BY COUNCIL at the NEXT COUNCIL meeting.


JANUARY 4, 2005

MINUTES
CITY COUNCIL MEETING

The Jackson, Tennessee City Council met for their regular monthly meeting on January 4, 2005 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 Buchanan gave the invocation and led the audience in the pledge of allegiance to the flag.
The minutes of the December 7, 2004 meeting were approved and signed.

PUBLIC HEARINGS:
On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Rahm, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to Close and Abandon an unnamed alley located between Whitehall, Tomlin, East Deaderick and Lexington Streets.
On the motion of Council member Rahm, seconded by Council member Neese, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to amend Ordinance No. 2003-015 Closing and Abandoning a portion of an alley between Church and Cumberland Streets.

SECOND READINGS:
On the motion of Council member Buchanan, seconded by Council member Bray, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to Close and Abandon an Unnamed Alley located behind 575 and 585 South Royal Street.
On the motion of Council member Bannister, seconded by Council member Rahm, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to Close and Abandon a portion of Spencer Alley located between Lafayette and College Streets.

NEW BUSINESS:
Council member Neese made a motion to postpone for one month the contract with Professional Sports Marketing in the amount of $50,000 to find a new tenant for Pringles Park if the West Tennessee Diamond Jaxx leave after the 2005 season. There being no objections, the Mayor agreed to postpone the matter.
On the motion of Council member Buchanan, seconded by Council member Cisco, unanimous approval was given to a contract with Jackson Energy Authority for network infrastructure to various city facilities.

Kyle Spurgeon and Tom Hanson gave a presentation on behalf of a citizen’s group proposing a multi-field baseball/softball complex. The Mayor appointed a committee comprised of Council members Cisco, Dodd and Neese to work with group.
On the motion of Council member Neese, seconded by Council member Rahm, the request from Madison County that the City of Jackson quitclaim its interest in the Madison County Health Department was approved 8-0-1, with Council member Bannister abstaining.

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Bray, unanimous approval was given to a contract in the amount of $70,598.66 with Ford Construction Company for material and labor required for John Williams Road improvements.

On the motion of Council member Buchanan, seconded by Council member Rahm, unanimous approval was given to a contract in the amount of $734,884.99 with Ford Construction Company for material and labor required for road improvements to F.E. Wright Road.

On the motion of Council member Bannister, seconded by Council member Buchanan, unanimous approval was given to a contract in the amount of $160,473 with Keystone Construction Company for improvements to Oman Arena.

On the motion of Council member Bannister, seconded by Council member Buchanan, unanimous approval was given to a contract in the amount of $125,000 with the Postal Employees Credit Union for the sale of property located on the northeast corner of Institute Street and Martin Luther King Drive.

On the motion of Council member Rahm, seconded by Council member Neese, unanimous approval was given to the acceptance of Champion Subdivision Phase I and the street located within said subdivision, Winners Circle Drive, as a city street.

On the motion of Council member Brooks, seconded by Council member Bray, unanimous approval was given to a Right of Way Encroachment Agreement with New Southern Senior Center, L.P.

On the motion of Council member Bannister, seconded by Council member Cisco, unanimous approval was given to the following board appointment:
Planning Commission – Appointment of William C. Pflaum to replace Seth Zamek, who has resigned.

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

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.

 

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CHARLES H. FARMER, MAYOR


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