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OFFICIAL MINUTES

THE NEW MINUTES ARE NOT OFFICIAL UNTIL THEY HAVE BEEN APPROVED BY COUNCIL at the NEXT COUNCIL meeting.

MINUTES
CITY COUNCIL MEETING
JULY 5, 2005
The Jackson, Tennessee City Council met for their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, July 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; and Charles Rahm present. Council member Anna Parks-Covington was present after being voted in as the council representative for District 5. Also present was Toni Ross recorder of the minutes.

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

The minutes of the June 7, 2005, June 22, 2005 and June 23, 2005 meetings were approved and signed.

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

On the motion of Council member Bray, seconded by Council member Brooks, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to amend the text of the Official Zoning Ordinance for the City of Jackson, Tennessee relative to the definition of “family.”

On the motion of Council member Dodd, seconded by Council member Bannister, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to rezone property located on the north and south sides of Shelby Street, just west of South Royal Street, from a RG-3 (General Residential) District to a B-4 (General Business) District comprising a total of 3.9 acres more or less submitted by David Williams and including a larger area initiated by the planning staff.

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Buchanan, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to amend the text of the Zoning and Land Use Control, Chapter 4 Sign Control, relative to Mobile Signs.

On the motion of Council member Bannister, seconded by Council member Hays, unanimous approval was given to an amendment to the City Court Judge Ordinance to set the salary of the City Judge to $97,500, rather than the proposed $112,208, which is the current salary of the Madison County General Sessions Judges, with said salary to be for the duration of next term of office beginning in August, 2006.

SECOND READINGS:

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Rahm, unanimous approval was given to 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 Brooks, the 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, was approved 7-1, with Council member Buchanan voting nay.

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 2 Fire Prevention Code.

On the motion of Council member Brooks, seconded by Council member Buchanan, 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”).

On the motion of Council member Buchanan, seconded by Council member Cisco, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to amend the Official Code of the City of Jackson Relative to Title 12, Building, Utility, etc.

On the motion of Council member Hays, seconded by Council member Rahm, unanimous approval was given to the operating budget for 2005-2006.

On the motion of Council member Rahm, seconded by Council member Bray, unanimous approval was given to the capital budget 2005-2006.

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Hays, unanimous approval was given to the tax rate ordinance setting the property tax rate at $2.10 per $100 assessed value.

NEW BUSINESS:
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:

MARIA MITCHELL

Nominated By Bray

Final Vote – 2/6

Council

Yes

No

Bannister

X

Bray

X

Brooks

X

Buchanan

X

Cisco

X

Dodd

X

Hays

X

Rahm

X


ANNA PARKS-COVINGTON

Nominated By Bannister

Final Vote – 8-0

Council

Yes

No

Bannister

X

Bray

X

Brooks

X

Buchanan

X

Cisco

X

Dodd

X

Hays

X

Rahm

X

Council member Rahm nominated Council member Dodd as Vice Mayor. The motion was seconded by Council member Bray. There being no further nominations, Council member Dodd was elected Vice Mayor by acclamation.

Council member Hays made a motion that Council member Brooks remain the City Treasurer. The motion was seconded by Council member Rahm. Council member Brooks was reappointed as City Treasurer by a 8-0 vote.

On the motion of Council member Hays, seconded by Council member Brooks, unanimous approval was given to the ratification of the private act of the state legislature relating to the appropriation of the hotel/motel tax.

On the motion of Council member Rahm, seconded by Council member Dodd, unanimous approval was given to granting the authority to proceed with selling the City of Jackson landfill to BFI/Allied Waste.

On the motion of Council member Rahm, seconded by Council member Dodd, a contract in the amount of $305,631 with Converged Solutions for a telephone and voice mail system was approved 7-0-1, with Council member Bannister abstaining.

On the motion of Council member Buchanan, seconded by Council member Dodd, unanimous approval was given to Change Order #3 in the amount of $29,415 with Garrett Plumbing & Heating for additions to the Police HVAC system.

On the motion of Council member Dodd, seconded by Council member Rahm, unanimous approval was given to a contract in the amount of $3.80 per linear foot with Lexington Asphalt for extruded curb.

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Dodd, unanimous approval was given to a contract to Cabling Connections for data and cabling to the Ormet Building.

On the motion of Council member Rahm, seconded by Council member Buchanan, unanimous approval was given to a contract between the City of Jackson and the Tennessee Department of Transportation for Mowing and Litter Removal on Interstate 40 and Interstate 186 for FY 2005-2006.

City Court Judge Blake Anderson administered the oath of office to newly elected council member Anna Parks-Covington.

On the motion of Council member Bannister, seconded by Council member Cisco, unanimous approval was given to a contract between the City of Jackson and the Tennessee Department of Transportation for Maintenance on State Routes for FY 2005-2006.

On the motion of Council member Rahm, seconded by Council member Cisco, unanimous approval was given to a Resolution approving a proposal for safety improvement project to the intersection of the U.S. 45 Bypass and Airways Boulevard/U.S. Highway 70 West.

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

ADDRESS

MAP,GROUP,PARCEL

NAME

AMOUNT

301 Lincoln St.

78C, "B", 13.00

Marilyn Rucker

$500

577 North Church St.

78I, "D", 44.00

Jerry Crab

$300

159 Hurt St.

78P,"D", 16.00

Jonathan Harlan

$750

The Petition for a Hearing before the Jackson City Council submitted by George F. Bennett and Paul Mundt regarding garbage pick-up at apartment complexes within the City of Jackson was not considered in that David Riddick, the attorney for the petitioners, nor the petitioners were in attendance.

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Parks-Covington, unanimous approval was given to the following board appointments:

  • Jackson Madison County Library Board – Appointment of Sharon Younger to replace Dr. Marilyn Kemp and Dee Ann Culbreath to replace Janet Epps.
  • Planning Department – Appointment of Charles Rahm as the City Council representative.
  • Historical Zoning Commission – Appointment of Ernest Brooks, II as the City Council representative to replace Gerry Neese.
  • Beer Board – Reappointment of Council members Dodd and Rahm and appointment of Council member Bray.
  • Taxi Board – Reappointment of Council members Cisco, Buchanan and Hays.

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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