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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.

APRIL 5, 2005 - Amended

The Jackson, Tennessee City Council met for their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, April 5, 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 Anita Brooks, 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 March 1 st, March 9 th and 18 th, 2005 meetings were approved and signed.

Mayor Farmer read proclamations for Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Child Abuse Prevention Month and Fair Housing Month. The Lane College Dragons Men’s Basketball Team was recognized for being the 2004-05 SIAC Division II Champions. The Union University 2004-05 Women’s Basketball Team was recognized for being the NAIA Division I Champions.

Mr. Wesley Roberts expressed his dissatisfaction with the way the recent sale of surplus property was handled.

A resident who lives in the Cloverdale area expressed concerns regarding the Cloverdale Redevelopment Project and asked the Council to accept one of the church proposals.

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

On the motion of Council member Bannister, seconded by Council member Buchanan, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to rezone property located along a westward extension of Vann Drive, north of Interstate 40 and south of Rushmeade Road, from A-O/RG-1 (Agriculture-Open land/General Residential) District to SC-1 (Planned Unit Commercial Development District, comprising 59.1 acres more or less, submitted by Columns II Partner.

SECOND READINGS:

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

NEW BUSINESS:

On the motion of Council member Buchanan, seconded by Council member Brooks, unanimous approval was given to Vista International’s proposal for the Cloverdale Redevelopment Project.

Mr. Kyle Spurgeon and Mr. Ted Hanson gave a brief report about the sponsorship program for the baseball/softball sportsplex. Mayor Farmer advised that there were several contingencies that would need to take place before final approval could be granted for the baseball/softball sportsplex. On the motion of Council member Bray, seconded by Council member Cisco, the funding for the baseball/softball sportsplex passed 7-2 contingent upon fulfilling the contingencies, including an “inter-local” agreement between the City of Jackson and Madison County. Council member Bray’s motion included approval of a change order in a contract with H & M Construction Company for design/construction of the Sportsplex. Council members Bannister and Buchanan voted nay.

On the motion of Council member Bannister, seconded by Council member Brooks, unanimous approval was given to a request from John Allen and David Horton for a conditional option to purchase the city’s parking lot adjacent to the Hard Rack building on the 100 th block of North Highland Avenue. Mr. Allen and Mr. Horton plan to propose a public/private development of a parking garage/office building that would include a proposal that the city lease spaces in the parking garage.

On the motion of Council member Rahm, seconded by Council member Dodd, unanimous approval was given to a request from the Postal Employees Credit Union to purchase .81 acres of property located at 351 Martin Luther King Dr. for $150,000.

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Brooks, unanimous approval was given to a Grant of Utility Easement to the Jackson Energy Authority for the Postal Employees Credit Union property.

On the motion of Council member Buchanan, seconded by Council member Neese, unanimous approval was given to a subrecipient agreement with the Jackson Housing Authority for the disbursement of Section 108 loan funds.

On the motion of Council member Buchanan, seconded by Council member Dodd, unanimous approval was given to a Resolution approving the proposed project plan including single-family dwelling rehabilitation and construction with sales to income eligible homebuyers and financing participation by the Jackson Housing Authority.

The consideration of the sale of surplus property was postponed.

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

General Fund

Current

Amendment

Amended

Expenditures:

Budget

Request

Budget

315-43190-931

Street Resurfacing Capital

7,858,705

(90,620)

7,768,085

315-43590-900

Traffic Signalization Capital

2,123,585

90,620

2,214,205

There will be no increase to any funds.

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Neese, unanimous approval was given to the following board appointment:

  • HEH Facilities Board – Reappointment of Jack Naylor, Howard Bond, R. Bradley Hancock and Abner Taylor.
  • Planning Commission – Reappointment of Herb Slack and Randi Morton.
  • Code Advisory/Appeals Board – Reappointment of Jim Ferrell, Charles Garrett, Jr. and Jerry Spore.
  • Jackson Transit Authority Board – Reappointment of Terry Wright.
  • Community Economic Development Board – Reappointment of Bill Hamilton.
  • Historical Zoning Appeals – Reappointment of Sammy West.
  • Board of Zoning Appeals – Reappointment of Patty Lewis.
  • West Tennessee Healthcare Board – Reappointment of Bruce Bledsoe.

On the motion of Council member Bray, seconded by Council member Bannister, 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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