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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.


MARCH 1, 2005

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

Michael Collier, manager of the Holiday Inn, spoke in favor of the proposed softball Sportsplex. He shared his past experiences in working in a community which housed a similar facility and how it benefited the community.

The minutes of the February 1, 2005 meeting were approved and signed.

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

On the motion of Council member Neese, seconded by Council member Cisco, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to rezone property located on Old Humboldt Road, southeast of Forrest Pointe Drive from RS-1 (Single Family Residential) District to O (Office) District, comprising a total of 0.76 acres more or less, submitted by Charles Patterson.

On the motion of Council member Dodd, seconded by Council member Buchanan, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to rezone property located at 714 and 718 Whitehall Street from RG-1/ F-H (General Residential/Flood Hazard) to RG-2/ F-H (General Residential/Flood Hazard) District, comprising a total of 9.1 acres more or less, submitted by Paladin Community Development Corporation.

SECOND READINGS:

On the motion of Council member Rahm, seconded by Council member Bray, unanimous approval was given to 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.

NEW BUSINESS:

On the motion of Council member Rahm, seconded by Council member Bray, unanimous approval was given to the renewal of the contract with The Ferguson Group.

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Rahm, the request to pay $10,000 for a 30 day option on land for a proposed Sportsplex to include an option to renew for another 30 days at the same price, was approved 8-1, with Council member Buchanan voting nay.

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Neese, unanimous approval was given to Change Order No. 2 for $3,982 with Garrett Plumbing and Heating for installation of the HVAC unit at the Police Department. (original contract $349,980; change order #1 -$13,095; change order #2 $3,982; revised contract $340,867)

On the motion of Council member Bannister, seconded by Council member Buchanan, the acceptance of streets located within Station Oaks Subdivision Phase II, Section I (Union Fort Drive and Red Deer Cove), as city streets was approved 8-0-1, with Council member Neese abstaining.

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Rahm, unanimous approval was given to the acceptance of streets located within Green Valley Subdivision Section IV and V (Elmwood Cove and Green Valley Drive) as city streets.

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Bray, unanimous approval was given to a contract in the amount of $46,700 with Gresham Smith and Partners for designing improvements for the Vann Drive at Emporium intersection to include left turn lanes and traffic signalization.

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

Paul Latture, President and CEO of the Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce, introduced Mary Bearden as the new director of Jackson Downtown Development Corporation.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.

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CHARLES H. FARMER, MAYOR

 


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