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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

OCTOBER 4, 2005

The Jackson, Tennessee City Council met for their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, October 4, 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 Buchanan gave the invocation and led the audience in the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

The minutes of the September 6, 2005 meeting were approved and signed.

Mayor Farmer presented a proclamation to Domestic Violence Awareness Month to Margaret Cole of Women’s Resource and Rape Assistance Program.

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

On the motion of Council member Cisco, 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, Article VI, regulations applying to specific, to several, or to all districts, by adding a new Section 14B Construction of Sidewalks.

On the motion of Council member Rahm, seconded by Council member Park-Covington, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to amend the text of the Official Zoning Ordinance for the City of Jackson, Tennessee for Article VI, regulations applying to specific, to several, or to all districts, Section 14A Driveways by adding J. Standard Driveway Details.

On the motion of Council member Rahm, seconded by Council member Parks-Covington, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to amend the text of the Official Zoning Ordinance for the City of Jackson, Tennessee for Article V, specific district regulations, Section 22 PRD (Planned Residential Development) District, C. Uses Permitted, by adding a new subdivision 4 relative to other uses.

On the motion of Council member Bray, seconded by Council member Rahm, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to rezone property located on the south side of Westwood Avenue, just west of Lambuth Boulevard, from an RG-2 (General Residential) District to an RG-2/PRD (General Residential/Planned Residential Development) District, comprising 20.75 acres more or less, submitted by Jimmy Anderson on behalf of Westwood Group, LLC.

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Buchanan, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to rezone property located on the north side of Moize Cut-Off Road, across from the Post House Woods Apartment Complex, from an RS-1 (Single Family Residential) District to an RS-1/PRD (Single Family Residential/ Planned Residential Development) District, comprising 24.83 acres more or less, submitted by Danny Cole.

On the motion of Council member Bannister, seconded by Council member Parks-Covington, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to rezone property located on the west side of the U.S. Highway 45 Bypass, just south of Old Humboldt Road, from an RS-1 (Single Family Residential) District to an RG-2 (General Residential) District, B-5 (Highway Business) District, and an SC-1 (Planned Unit Commercial Development) District, comprising a total of 137.17 acres more or less, submitted by McAlexander Engineering.

On the motion of Council member Rahm, seconded by Council member Brooks, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to rezone property located on the south side of Rosedale Street, just west of Hollywood Drive, from an I-2 (Light Industrial) District to a B-4 (General Business) District, comprising 0.29 acres more or less, submitted by Ed Haltom.

Council member Bannister made a motion to deny an Ordinance to rezone property located on the west side of Hollywood Drive, just north of Skyridge Drive, from an RS (Single Family Residential) District to a B-5 (Highway Business) District, comprising 10.03 acres more or less, submitted by Preston Deloach. The motion was seconded by Cisco and was unanimously approved.

On the motion of Council member Buchanan, seconded by Council member Cisco, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to close and abandon an unnamed alley located between Lexington Avenue and Lindsey Street.

On the motion of Council member Brooks, seconded by Council member Buchanan, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to close and abandon the western portion of M & O Alley located on the south margin of Chester Street and the centerline intersection of Mobile Street.

On the motion of Council member Buchanan, seconded by Council member Rahm, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to amend the official map of the City of Jackson changing the name of M & O Alley to Kustom Drive.

SECOND READINGS:

Mayor Farmer advised that after the September 6, 2005 City Council meeting, representatives from Union University advised they had not received notice of the 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, which was approved on first reading. Since that meeting Union University representatives and Kay Long had been in negotiations and agreed to a compromise of the rezoning request. Council member Hays made a motion to down zone the property from the previously approved O-C (Office-Center) District to an O (Office) District. The motion was seconded by Council member Buchanan and was unanimously approved. Council member Bannister made a motion to approve the zoning to an O (Office) District. The motion was seconded by Council member Brooks and was unanimously approved.

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

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

NEW BUSINESS:

On the motion of Council member Buchanan, seconded by Council member Brooks, unanimous approval was given to a Resolution approving the proposed project plan including financing participation for the East Pointe project by the Jackson Housing Authority.

On the motion of Council member Dodd, seconded by Council member Bray, unanimous approval was given to a Resolution authorizing submittal of the Comprehensive Annual Performance Evaluation Report (“CAPER”).

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Dodd, unanimous approval was given to a Resolution to approve Bancorp South as the financing institution for the $5,900,000 loan for the construction of the Sportsplex.

On the motion of Council member Buchanan, seconded by Council member Cisco, unanimous approval was given to a contract in the amount of $10,654.00 with W. S. Darley & Co. for fire hoses.

On the motion of Council member Rahm, seconded by Council member Dodd, unanimous approval was given to a contract in the amount of $130,000 with TLM Associates for Skyline Drive improvements.

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

  • Jackson Housing Authority – Reappointment of Earline Moore.

  • Housing Board of Adjustment and Appeals – Reappointment of Leon Cottner.

  • Planning Commission – Appointment of Ray Washington to replace Randi Morton, who has resigned.

  • Zoning Appeals – Appointment of John Glaze to replace Phillip Jones, who has resigned.

On the motion of Council member Dodd, seconded by Council member Parks-Covington, unanimous approval was given to the request by Forked Vine Wine and Spirits, LLC to relocate from the present location at 715 Old Hickory Blvd. to the Hamilton Hills Shopping Center, subject relocation being within the same Liquor Zone and being in compliance with Sect. 8-115, Location of Liquor Stores in Liquor and Zoning Districts.

On the motion of Council member Buchanan, seconded by Council member Rahm, unanimous approval was given to the transfer of the following surplus property to Hal Crocker in return for property site 4.5 acres located at the intersection of Eutah and Shannon Streets to be used for the future location of Jackson Transit Authority, thus satisfying a portion of the City's 10% match to the federal grant Jackson Transit Authority is to receive:

Property Address

Tax Map & Parcel

Dim.

Vac.

Zoning

Flood

Property Condition

Appraised Value

224 South Street

87A "M" Parcel 7.00

5933 S.F.

Yes

I-O H-C

Yes

Flat open property

$1,530

228 South Street

87A "M" Parcel 6.00

4,960 S.F.

Yes

I-O H-C

Yes

Flat open property

$985

432 West Alley

87A "A" Parcel 20.03

25,145 SF.

Yes

B-4

No

Flat open property

$0

499 S. Highland Ave

87A "A" Parcel 18.00

12,740 S.F.

Yes

I-O

No

Flat open property

$5,800

South Highland Ave

87A "A" Parcel 19.00

21,168 S.F.

Yes

B-4 60%/I-O 40%

No

Flat open property

$0

Hopkins Street

87A "A" Parcel 1.00

5,220 S.F.

Yes

I-O

No

Several trees

$0

204 Tanyard Street

87A "H" Parcel 1.00

6,750 S.F.

Yes

B-4

No

Flat open property

$2,000

504 South Liberty St

87A "H" Parcel 2.00

3,240 S.F.

Yes

B-4

No

Flat open property

$1,200

Merry Street

87A "H" Parcel 33.00

2,450 S.F.

Yes

B-4

No

Flat open property

$2,400

575 South Royal St

87A "M" Parcel 2.00

17,220 S.F.

No

I-O H-C

No

Poor Condition

$49,200

471 Shannon St

87A "A" Parcel 4.00

1,680 S.F.

Yes

I-O

No

Flat open property

$4,500

Shannon Street

87A "A" Parcel 5.00

11,730 S.F.

Yes

B-4

No

Flat open property

$6,000

Shannon Street

87A "A" Parcel 6.00

2,682 S.F.

Yes

B-4

No

Flat open property

$2,000

Shannon Street

87A "A" Parcel 11.00

5,150 S.F

Yes

B-4

No

Flat open property

$2,600

430 West Alley

87A "A" Parcel 19.00

2,464 S.F.

Yes

B-4

No

Flat open property

$0

434 West Alley

87A "A" Parcel 20.00

19,175 S.F.

Yes

B-4

No

Flat open property

$0

452 West Alley

87A "A" Parcel 20.01

7,500 S.F.

Yes

B-4

No

Flat open property

$0

480 West Alley

87A "A" Parcel 20.02

4,250 S.F.

Yes

B-4

No

Flat open property

$0

West Alley

87A "A" Parcel 20.05

7,500 S.F.

Yes

B-4

No

Flat open property

$0

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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