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OFFICIAL MINUTES

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MINUTES
CITY COUNCIL MEETING
SEPTEMBER 6, 2005

The Jackson, Tennessee City Council met for their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, September 6, 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; Anna Parks-Covington; and Charles Rahm present. Also present was Toni Ross, recorder of the minutes.

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

The minutes of the August 2, 2005 meeting were approved and signed.

Mayor Farmer introduced Marty Clements, of the local Emergency Management Agency; Wanda Stanfill, of the local American Red Cross; Captain Cathy Quinn, of the local Salvation Army; and Frank McMeen of West Tennessee Healthcare and asked each representative to describe their agencies’ role in assisting evacuees who have sought refuge in our community after Hurricane Katrina. Mayor Farmer introduced a Resolution to Aid Hurricane Katrina Victims Evacuated to Jackson, Tennessee which authorizes a donation of $50,000 each to the local American Red Cross, Salvation Army and West Tennessee Healthcare. Council member Cisco made a motion to approve the resolution. The motion to approve was seconded by Council Bray and was unanimously approved.

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

On the motion of Council member Bannister, seconded by Council member Brooks, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to rezone property located on the west side of Walker Road, just south of Union University Drive, from an RG-3 (General Residential) District to an O-C (Office-Center) District, comprising 1.312 acres more or less, submitted by Kay Long.

On the motion of Council member Rahm, seconded by Council member Parks-Covington, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to Amend Title 11 regarding panhandling.

On the motion of Council member Brooks, seconded by Council member Parks-Covington, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to close and abandon the unnamed alley located off the south end of Rosewood Street.

SECOND READINGS:

On the motion of Council member Bannister, seconded by Council member Dodd, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to rezone property located on the south side of Oil Well Road, just west of Walker Road, from an RG-2/PRD (General Residential/Planned Residential Development), RG-3 (General Residential), and O-C (Office Center) Districts to an SC-1 (Planned Unit Commercial Development) District, comprising 17.11 acres more or less, submitted by Larry Jolley, on behalf of V. C. Thomsen, Jr.

On the motion of Council member Rahm, seconded by Council member Buchanan, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to Amend the Ordinance governing Registration of Vehicles to establish one rate for all vehicles.

NEW BUSINESS:

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Rahm, unanimous approval was given to ratify the action of the Madison County Commission regarding the sale and operations of the landfill which will allow the City of Jackson to proceed with the sale of the landfill.

On the motion of Council member Buchanan, seconded by Council member Rahm, unanimous approval was given to a Resolution adopting the National Incident Management System established by Homeland Security for all emergency responses by departments in the City of Jackson.

On the motion of Council member Rahm, seconded by Council member Cisco, unanimous approval was given to a Resolution authorizing volunteers to issue citations for illegal parking in a parking space designated for the disabled.

Public Services Director, Johnny Williams, gave a report on the progress of the development proposal for the Entertainment District and advised the matter should be ready for council consideration at the October meeting.

On the motion of Council member Hays, seconded by Council member Cisco, unanimous approval was given to write-offs of uncollectible mowing accounts in the amount of $66,591.26.

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Rahm, unanimous approval was given to change order no. 1 in the amount of $38,170 with H & M Construction Company for a change in scope for the Jackson Sportsplex.

On the motion of Council member Hays, seconded by Council member Brooks, unanimous approval was given to a contract in the amount of $1,230,155 with Dement Construction Company for the 2005 Street Resurfacing Project.

On the motion of Council member Buchanan, seconded by Council member Cisco, unanimous approval was given to a $20,260 fee estimate from Neel Schaffer for professional services for the 2006 Traffic Signal Improvements.

On the motion of Council member Rahm, seconded by Council member Bray, unanimous approval was given to a contract with the State of Tennessee for improvements to the intersection of U.S. Hwy. 70 and Royal Street and a Resolution authorizing acceptance of the project, said project to be 100% funded by the State of Tennessee.

On the motion of Council member Parks-Covington, seconded by Council member Rahm, unanimous approval was given to a grant application for the after school snack program.

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Buchanan, unanimous approval was given to the acceptance of Brooksies Pond Subdivision Phase II and Phase II-B and Brooksies Pond Drive as a city street.

On the motion of Council member Brooks, seconded by Council member Parks-Covington, unanimous approval was given to the acceptance of Shepherd’s Field Subdivision Phase V-A and Abraham Street and King David Drive as city streets; acceptance of Shepherd’s Field Subdivision Phase V-B and Jacob Street as a city street; and acceptance of Shepherd’s Field Subdivision Phase V-C and Jacob Street, Samuel Drive, Ester Cove and Sarah Cove as city streets.

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

Address

Map, Group, Parcel

Name

Amount

386 North Liberty St.

78I H 32.00

Walter Brooks

$2,000

372 North Liberty

78I S 13.00

Keith Lovelace

$1,700

736 East Baltimore

78O M 19.00

Keith Lovelace

$1,200

311 Birch St.

78M D 4.00

Keith Lovelace

$1,200

218 Burton St.

87B X 9.00

Keith Lovelace

$1,200

99 Iselin St.

87B X 1.00

Blanks Branick

$650

780 East Main

78O J 18.00

Blanks Branick

$675

219 Shelby St.

87B P 29.00

Keith Lovelace

$1,000

218 Shelby Sr.

87B P 25.00

Keith Lovelace

$1,000

114 Carson St.

87B S 3.00

Keith Lovelace

$1,000

547 East Baltimore

78O H 8.00

Keith Lovelace

$1,000

558 South Royal

87B Q 3.00

Keith Lovelace

$1,000

536 South Royal

87B P 8.00

Keith Lovelace

$1,000

118 Hays Ave.

78O J 4.01

Keith Lovelace

$1,000

114 Gates Street

78J S 10.00

Keith Lovelace

$1,000

255 Hamilton

78O B 15.00

Keith Lovelace

$1,452

247 Hamilton

78O B 13.00

Keith Lovelace

$1,452

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

General Fund

Current

Amendment

Amended

Expenditures:

Budget

Request

Budget

110-42126-900

Capital – SART Grant

0

19653

19653

110-42126-250

Professional Services- SART Grant

0

12000

12000

110-42126-220

Printing – SART Grant

0

3320

3320

110-42126-221

Postage – SART Grant

0

450

450

110-42126-280

Travel & Training – SART Grant

0

27783

27783

110-42126-320

Operating Supplies-SART Grant

0

4444

4444

110-42126-329

Other Expenses-SART Grant

0

2350

2350

Funding:

110-33126

SART Grant

0

70,000

70,000

The General Fund budget would increase by $70,000.

On the motion of Council member Dodd, seconded by Council member Bray, unanimous approval was given to a Certificate of Compliance for John Everett, d/b/a as The Forked Vine Wine and Spirits, LLC, 715 Old Hickory Blvd., with approval contingent upon approval by the State of Tennessee.

On the motion of Council member Bray, seconded by Council member Parks-Covington, unanimous approval was given to the payment of i nvoices over $10,000.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.

 

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CHARLES H. FARMER, MAYOR

 


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