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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.

MAY 3, 2005

The Jackson, Tennessee City Council met for their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, May 3, 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; David Cisco; Johnny Lee Dodd; Maurice Hays; Gerry Neese; and Charles Rahm present. Council member Harvey Buchanan was not 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 April 5, 2005 meetings were approved and signed.

Mayor Farmer recognized cheerleaders from Rose Hill Magnet and Liberty Technology schools for winning the 2005 Cheerleaders of America National Hip Hop/Funk Championship .

Teresa Ide, Executive Director of Lambuth Area Neighborhood Association (hereinafter referred to as “LANA”), and Terry Wright, Vice President of LANA, were present and advised that LANA supported the proposal submitted by Northpointe Builders in that it included a park. Ms. Ide submitted a petition with 300 signatures supporting the proposal submitted by Northpointe Builders.

John Chandler, President of Northwood Area Neighborhood Association, was present and advised that NANA supported the proposal submitted by Northpointe Builders. Mr. Chandler also submitted a petition signed by the 41 residents of NANA supporting the Northpointe proposal.

Krista Stoscheck was present and advised she represented the medical alliance and supported a plan which included a park in the area for citizens to have a place for physical activity.

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Rahm, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to rezone property located on the south side of University Parkway, across from Emerald Lake Drive, from an RS-1 (Single Family Residential) District to an RS-1/PRD (Single Family Residential/Planned Residential Development) District, comprising 10.24 ± acres, submitted by Robert Shell, on behalf of Shell Properties, Inc.

On the motion of Council member Hays, seconded by Council member Cisco, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to rezone property located on the south side of Harts Bridge Road and west of Bond Creek, from I-2/FH (Light Industrial/Flood Hazard) District to a B-5/FH (Highway Business/Flood Hazard) District, comprising 5 ± acres, submitted by Jeff Helms on behalf of Southern Marquis.

On the motion of Council member Dodd, seconded by Council member Brooks, the Ordinance to rezone property located at the southeast corner of North Highland Avenue and East Forest Avenue, from RG-2/HC (General Residential/Historic) District to O-R (Office-Residential) District, comprising 2.52 ± acres, submitted by Julian Builders, Inc. on behalf of Dr. Ernest Antwi passed 7-1, with Council member Neese voting nay. Council member Neese advised that he was aware that the Historical Zoning Board had denied the building twice because it did not meet the requirements for the design of buildings. The developer then took the rezoning before the Planning Committee and, Council member Neese, believes that the developer advised the Historical Zoning Board supported the development when they in fact did not.

SECOND READINGS:

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

NEW BUSINESS:

On the motion of Council member Dodd, seconded by Council member Neese, unanimous approval was given to a Resolution adopting the Community Development Five-Year Consolidated Plan and Approving the Annual Action Plan.

On the motion of Council member Rahm, seconded by Council member Bray, unanimous approval was given to Change Order II in the amount of $18,730 with Neel Schaffer, Inc. for additional engineering services regarding the Royal Street Improvement Project, original contract - $77,300, change order I - $3,680, change order II - 8,730, for a revised contract of $99,710.

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Neese, unanimous approval was given to a request to hold the city’s 20th surplus auction on June 11, 2005.

On the motion of Council member Bannister, seconded by Council member Bray, unanimous approval was given to a contract with Stansell Electric in the amount of $297,033 for the 2005 Traffic Signalization Project, said amount includes a change order reducing the allowance by $8,000.

Stan Pilant, Planning Director, gave a summary of the various proposals submitted for the development of the Westwood Redevelopment Project. Mr. Pilant advised that the Planning Department recommended acceptance of the proposal submitted by Vista Development. Council member Neese questioned Mr. Pilant extensively on the specific aspects of each proposal and the reasoning behind the recommendation.

Jimmy Anderson with Anderson-Vaughan Architects, was present and gave a summary of the development submitted by Northpointe Builders. Mr. Anderson specifically stated:

“We have put in the 3 acre park. The intent of the developer is that we actually do build it. We are planning on building it. . . . The only thing we wanted to do, in fact, we can maintain it. We are going to have enough funds in the homeowners association to easily mow that property. “

Council member Dodd made a motion to accept the proposal submitted by Vista Development. The motion was seconded by Council member Brooks and failed 3-5, with Council members Brooks, Dodd and Hays voting yea and Council members Bannister, Bray, Cisco, Neese and Rahm voting nay.

Council member Neese made a motion to accept the proposal submitted by Northpointe Builders in that it included a 3 acre park. Council member Neese’s motion specifically stated:

“I’d like to make a motion that we accept the proposal by Northpointe Builders with a 3 acre park in the front to be put in by the developer, to be maintained by the homeowners’ association and to be under the blanket coverage of the city.”

The motion as seconded by Council member Bray and passed 5-2-1, with Council members Bannister, Bray, Hays, Neese and Rahm voting yea; Council members Brooks and Cisco voting nay; and Council member Dodd abstaining.

On the motion of Council member Rahm, seconded by Council member Brooks, unanimous approval was given to the sale of following surplus property:

ADDRESS

Map, Group, Parcel

NAME

AMOUNT

Highland #620

78 H "M" 2.00

Terry Hatcher

$3,000

Beech Bluff Road

87 27.02

Ulysses Wade

$10,463

15.5 acres at $675

Second St.

100 I "J" 1.14

Tom Mercer

$25,000

60.4 acres at $415

SR 18

121 D "A" 10.00

Buddy Weir

$10,000

Middleton St #142

78 G "J" 1.00

David Greene

$799

Mount St/Alice St #110

78 B "K" 49.00 & 78 B "K" 2.00

David Greene

$2,999

Middleton St #200

78 G "H" 14.00

David Greene

$799

Royal St. #789

78 B "M"17.00

David Greene

$799

Subtotal – 1st Notice

 

 

$53,859

North Church #561

78 I "D" 45.00

Jerry Crab

$500

Stonewall #231

78 G "J" 15.00

Steven Bledsoe

$1,000

East Main #730

78 0 "J" 25.00

Tabernacle of David

$750

Collier Harvey

Subtotal – 2nd Notice

 

 

$2,250

East Lafayette #514

78 0 "G" 27.00

Bobby Perry

$3,000

Riverside Dr. Ext.

88 18.00

Jerry West

$500

East Chester #617

78 0 "N" 7.00

Pastor Eddie Moton

$400

Hurt St. #133

78 p "D" 12.00

Pastor Eric Price

$1,000

Subtotal 3rd Notice

 

 

$4,900

GRAND TOTAL

 

 

$61,009

On the motion of Council member Bannister, seconded by Council member Rahm, unanimous approval was given to write-offs for o utstanding checks, unpaid property taxes for years 1988 – 1992, a discharged Community Development loan, delinquent Westwood Garden accounts and uncollectible street receivables, with a 30 day grace period allowed for anyone to present any check they were unaware of for payment.

On the motion of Council member Bannister, 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 Brooks, unanimous approval was given to the following board appointments:

  • Zoning Appeals – Reappointment of Phillip Jones and Patty Lewis.
  • Tree Board – Reappointment of Mark Whitaker and Dr. Charles Baldwin.
  • Keep Jackson Beautiful – Reappointment of Pam Woods.
  • Small Business Loan Review – Reappointment of Katie Brantley and Lynne Henning.

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