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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.


FEBRUARY 1, 2005

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

The minutes of the January 4, 2005 meeting were approved and signed.

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Neese, 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 “Maytag” comprising 32.3 acres more or less, located at 2500 Dr. F. E. Wright Drive . The proposed zoning scheme for the area is I-2 (Light Industrial) District.

SECOND READINGS:

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

NEW BUSINESS:

Kyle Spurgeon and Tom Hanson presented an update on behalf of the citizen’s group proposing a multi-field baseball/softball complex and requested to be placed on the March 1, 2005 City Council agenda.

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Neese, unanimous approval was given to a contract with Double Tree Hotel for the NAIA banquet for $13.50 per person.

On the motion of Council member Rahm, seconded by Council member Cisco, unanimous approval was given to a contract in the amount of $7,500 with Sun Printing for the NAIA brochure printing.

On the motion of Council member Buchanan, seconded by Council member Rahm, unanimous approval was given to Change Order #1 for $24,479.49 with Brady Horne for Civic Center HVAC renovations. (original contract - $483,000.00; change order #1; $24,479.49; revised contract - $507,479.49)

On the motion of Council member Neese, seconded by Council member Bray, unanimous approval was given to Change Order #1 for $ 112,400.66 with Ford Construction Company for the Summar Drive Improvement Project, with all costs to be reimbursed by JMCGH. (original contract - $ 795,078.36; change order #1 - $ 112,400.66; revised contract - $ 907,479.02)

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

General Fund

Current

Amendment

Amended

Expenditures:

Budget

Request

Budget

110-41312-211

Postage

2000

2000

110-41312-245

Telephone Costs

2000

2000

110-41312-255

IS/Computer Services

480

480

110-41312-260

Repair/Maintenance Properties

69,181

69,181

110-41312-310

Office Supp/Administration

5000

5000

110-41312-281

Uniform Relocation Asst.

372,750

372,750

110-41312-282

Comparable Housing

945,000

945,000

110-41312-290

Contractual Services

192,000

192,000

110-41312-291

Appraisals

88,500

88,500

110-41312-292

Closing/Legal Fees

88,000

88,000

110-41312-321

Demolition Costs

500,000

500,000

110-41312-900

Land Acquisition

3,479,900

3,479,900

110-42147-900

COPS 2004: Tech Grant

2,077,903

2,077,903

Funding:

110-33460

Mitigation Grant Revenue

4,328,274

4,328,274

110-37900

From Fund Balance

1,416,537

1,416,537

110-33147

COPS 2004: Tech Grant

2,077,903

2,077,903

Capital Outlay Fund

Expenditures:

315-41900-900

Mitigation/Anderson Creek

500,000

-500,000

0

Funding:

315-37900

From Fund Balance

4,045,431

-500,000

3,545,431

 

The General Fund budget would increase by $1,416,537. The Capital Outlay Fund would decrease by $500,000.

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

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.

_____________________________________

CHARLES H. FARMER, MAYOR

 


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