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OFFICIAL MINUTES

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MINUTES
CITY COUNCIL MEETING
JUNE 7, 2005

The Jackson, Tennessee City Council met for their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, June 7, 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; and Charles Rahm present. Also present were Toni Ross and Anita Brooks, recorders of the minutes.

Council member Cisco gave the invocation and led the audience in the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

The minutes of the May 3, 2005 meeting were approved and signed.

Mayor Farmer presented a proclamation to Bill Earney for Madison South Dixie Youth Baseball Month.

Mayor Farmer recognized members of Boy Scouts Troop 115 from First Cumberland Presbyterian Church

Terry Wright, Vice President of the Lambuth Area Neighborhood Association, reaffirmed LANA’s support for the proposal submitted by Northpointe Builders in that it included a park.

Jimmy Anderson of Anderson-Vaughan Architects summarized the proposal submitted on behalf of Northpointe Builders.

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Bray, unanimous approval was given to a Resolution to adopt a Plan of Service, an Ordinance to annex, and an Ordinance to zone an annexation area referred to as “Duncan,” located on the south side of Cooper Anderson Road, just east of Broad Meadow Drive, comprising 69.42 acres more or less, submitted by Terry & Mary Ann Duncan. The proposed zoning for the area is RS-1 (Single Family Residential) District.

On the motion of Council member Rahm, seconded by Council member Bray, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to rezone property located on the north side of Ridgecrest Road Extended, just east of Dr. F. E. Wright Drive, from an I-O (Wholesale and Warehousing) District to an SC-1 (Planned Unit Commercial Development) District, comprising 103.86 acres, submitted by the planning staff.

On the motion of Council member Buchanan, seconded by Council member Bannister, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to amend the Official Code of the City of Jackson Relative to Title 7, Chapter 2 Fire Prevention Code.

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Rahm, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to amend the Official Code of the City of Jackson Relative to Title 7, Chapter 3, Fire Protection and Fireworks (National Fire Protection Codes “NFPA”).

The Ordinance to amend the Official Code of the City of Jackson Relative to Title 14, Chapter 4, Mobile Signs was removed from the agenda.

Council member Hays made a motion to approve the Ordinance to amend the Official Code of the City of Jackson Relative to Title 12, Building, Utility, etc. Codes with a change in the temporary sign permit to increase to $15.00 rather than $25.00. Council member Rahm seconded the motion and was approved 6-0-2, with Council members Brooks and Buchanan abstaining.

SECOND READINGS:

On the motion of Council member Hays, seconded by Council member Brooks, 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 Brooks, 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 Buchanan voting nay.

NEW BUSINESS:

Council member Brooks made a motion to accept the resignation of Council member Gerry Neese and declare a vacancy for the District 5 council seat. The motion was seconded by Council member Dodd and was unanimously approved.

Vice Mayor Rahm opened the floor for nominations from the council members for a replacement for the District 5 council seat. The following action took place:


HERB SLACK

Nominated By Buchanan

Final Vote - 4/3/1

Council

Yes

No

Abstain

Bannister

X

Bray

X

Brooks

X

Buchanan

X

Cisco

X

Dodd

X

Hays

X

Rahm

X

EDDIE ASHMORE

Nominated By Bannister

Final Vote - 5/3

Council

Yes

No

Abstain

Bannister

X

Bray

X

Brooks

X

Buchanan

X

Cisco

X

Dodd

X

Hays

X

Rahm

X



ANNA PARKS COVINGTON

Nominated By Dodd

Final Vote - 5/3

Council

Yes

No

Abstain

Bannister

X

Bray

X

Brooks

X

Buchanan

X

Cisco

X

Dodd

X

Hays

X

Rahm

X

MARIA MITCHELL

Nominated By Bray

Final Vote - 2/5/1

Council

Yes

No

Abstain

Bannister

X

Bray

X

Brooks

X

Buchanan

X

Cisco

X

Dodd

X

Hays

X

Rahm

X


BRAD GREER

Nominated By Cisco

Final Vote – 3-5

Council

Yes

No

Abstain

Bannister

X

Bray

X

Brooks

X

Buchanan

X

Cisco

X

Dodd

X

Hays

X

Rahm

X


In that no candidate nominated received a majority vote of 6 votes, pursuant to the City’s Charter, Vice Mayor recommended that the matter be tabled until the next meeting. There being no objections, the matter was tabled.

Mayor Farmer advised that Buddy Walker had started a petition to rename Highland Park in honor of former Mayor Bob Conger. Mayor advised that there had been approximately 100 names submitted via petitions and/or letters. On the motion of Council member Buchanan, seconded by Council member Cisco, the request to rename Highland Park in honor of former Mayor Bob Conger was unanimously approved. Mayor Farmer advised that he would appoint a committee to work on the signage of the park and other matters relating to the dedication.

Council member Hays made a motion to clarify the agreement to sell the Westwood Gardens property to Northpointe Builders to include:

1. The developers will pay $85,000 for the entire acreage;

2. The developers will own and insure the 3 acre tract on which a park is to constructed during construction;

3. The developers will work with the City’s planning department regarding the design of the park;

4. The proposed park will include walking trails and other green space; however, no soccer fields or other ball fields will be included;

5. After the construction of the 3 acre park, the developers will transfer the ownership of the park to the City of Jackson, who will insure the property; and

6. The homeowners association will maintain the park for the life of the park.

The motion was seconded by Council member Bannister and was unanimously approved.

On the motion of Council member Buchanan, seconded by Council member Rahm, unanimous approval was given to a $5,110 change order to Keystone Construction Company for additional items for the Oman Arena Concessions Renovation Project (original contract - $160,473, change order $5,110, for a revised contract of $165,583.)

On the motion of Council member Bannister, seconded by Council member Bray, unanimous approval was given to a contract in the amount of $100,615 with Traf-Mark, Inc. for pavement markings.

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Rahm, unanimous approval was given to a contract in the amount of $54,475 with NaturChem for herbicide spraying on state routes, I-40, major and secondary streets.

On the motion of Council member Bannister, seconded by Council member Dodd, unanimous approval was given to a contract with Burger Barn for the Summer Food Program.

On the motion of Council member Rahm, seconded by Council member Hays, unanimous approval was given to a contract with Carroll Sod Farm for bermuda sod.

On the motion of Council member Rahm, seconded by Council member Brooks, unanimous approval was given to the acceptance of Briar Hill Subdivision Section VI and Hedgefield Drive and Hayworth Cove located within said subdivision as city streets.

On the motion of Council member Rahm, seconded by Council member Cisco, unanimous approval was given to the acceptance of Briar Hill Subdivision Section VII and Rampart Drive located within said subdivision as a city street.

On the motion of Council member Hays, seconded by Council member Cisco, unanimous approval was given to a contract with Bernardin Lochmueller & Associates, Inc., in association with Gresham, Smith and Partners, for a lump sum amount not to exceed $155,000, said amountto be reimbursed through Federal Highway MPO Planning (PL) grant funds over a 2 1/2 grant year time frame.

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

General Fund

Current

Amendment

Amended

Expenditures:

Budget

Request

Budget

110-42194-900

2004 LLEBG Grant

43798

43798

315-41920-900

Farmer’s Market Capital

1,150,000

900,000

2,050,000

315-43160-900

Stormwater Management

364,500

(347,769.54)

16,730.46

315-41902-900

East Jackson Development

2,250,000

(552,230.46)

1,697,769.54

Funding:

110-33194

2004 LLEBG Grant

39418

39,418

110-37900

Fund Balance

1,611,687

4380

1,616,067

 

The General Fund budget would increase by $2,126,261. The Capital Fund budget would not increase.

On the motion of Council member Buchanan, seconded by Council member Rahm, unanimous approval was given to the following board appointments:

  • Industrial Development Board – Reappointment of Jerry Charles Cox, Ed Dugger and James Allison.
  • Environmental Advisory/Appeals Board – Reappointment of Eddie O’Neill, III.
  • Housing Board of Adjustment and Appeals – Reappointment of Joe Hamilton.

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.

_____________________________________

CHARLES H. FARMER, MAYOR

 


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