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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
NOVEMBER 1, 2005


The Jackson, Tennessee City Council met for their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, November 1, 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 Anita Brooks, recorder of the minutes.
Pastor Wayne Miller gave the invocation and Council member Anna Parks-Covington led the audience in the pledge of allegiance to the flag.
The minutes of the October 4, 2005 meeting were approved and signed.

Mayor Farmer presented a proclamation for Adoption Month to Emma Wade of the Department of Children’s Services and read a proclamation for Rosa Parks Day.

Pam Nash, Executive Director for the Exchange Club Carl Perkins Center for the prevention of Child Abuse, and board members, Mike Ashley and James Allison, were present and expressed their appreciation to the Mayor and City Council for their support.

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

Tom Nixon; Don Stephenson; Mrs. Martha Neisler; and Hank Shackelford, an attorney representing a resident in the area; were present and spoke in opposition to an Ordinance to rezone property located at the northwest corner of the intersection of Catalina Drive and Webber Street from an RG-1 (General Residential) District to an RG-1/PRD (General Residential/Planned Residential Development) District, comprising 2.23 acres more or less, submitted by Phillip Jackson. Phillip Jackson was present and spoke in favor of the rezoning. Council member Brooks made a motion to deny the request. The motion to deny was seconded by Council member Rahm and was unanimously approved.

On the motion of Council member Hays, seconded by Council member Cisco, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to amend Title 15, Chapter 13 of the City of Jackson Codified Ordinances regarding Traffic Control Photographic Systems.

On the motion of Council member Hays, seconded by Council member Brooks, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance prohibiting the placement of basketball goals alongside or within public rights-of-way.

SECOND READINGS:

On the motion of Council member Buchanan, seconded by Council member Rahm, 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 Cisco, seconded by Council member Bray, 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 Parks-Covington, seconded by Council member Hays, 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 Rahm, 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 Rahm, 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 Parks-Covington, seconded by Council member Cisco, 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.

On the motion of Council member Dodd, seconded by Council member Parks-Covington, 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 Dodd, seconded by Council member Bray, 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 Parks-Covington, 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.

NEW BUSINESS:

Council member Cisco made a motion to approve the city buying a lighting system for the Sportsplex and enter into a 10-year maintenance contract with a sports lighting company. The motion was seconded by Council member Rahm and passed 6-3 with Council members Bray, Dodd, Cisco, Hays, Parks-Covington and Rahm voting yea, and Bannister, Brooks and Buchanan voting nay.

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Rahm, unanimous approval was given to a proposed lease agreement for Pringles Park that would serve as a counter proposal to a one year lease proposed by the West Tennessee Diamond Jaxx.

On the motion of Council member Buchanan, seconded by Council member Brooks, unanimous approval was given to a Resolution approving the Interim Landfill Operating Agreement between the City of Jackson and Allied Waste.

On the motion of Council member Bannister, seconded by Council member Parks-Covington, unanimous approval was given to a Resolution authorizing the City to utilize Ebay or other online surplus auctions for the purpose of selling surplus assets where it is determined more beneficial to receive bids from an expanded market for subject surplus items.

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

Address

Map, Group, Parcel

Name

Amount

A Street

100I J 1.13

Thomas Mercer

$10,000

105 Valley Ave.

87D A 3.00

Adrian Sanders

$3,000

401 Berry Street

78C J 22.00

Frieda Day Paige

$925

145 Taylor Street

78J K 9.00

Blanks Branick

$600

591 East Chester

78O N 3.00

Blanks Branick

$625

533 South Royal

87A L 29.00

Hal Crocker

$750

543 South Royal

87A L 26.00

Hal Crocker

$750

432 Institute St.

87A L 2.00

Hal Crocker

$500

516 Institute St.

87A L 16.00

Hal Crocker

$600

412 Beasley St.

87A L 9.00

Hal Crocker

$600


On the motion of Council member Rahm, seconded by Council member Cisco, unanimous approval was given to Change Order No. 1 to TML Risk Management Pool for the renewal of the city’s property and liability insurance coverage.

On the motion of Council member Parks-Covington, seconded by Council member Brooks, unanimous approval was given to Street Right-of-way Encroachment Agreements between Jackson Transit Authority and the City of Jackson for construction on bus stop shelters at the following locations: 1) Northwest corner of Commerce Street and Daugherty Street; 2) West side of Barham Street approximately 30’ north of Dairy Street; 3) West side of Whitehall Street approximately 30’ north of the entrance to Parkway Village Mobile Home Park; and 4) North Parkway approximately 50’ east of the eastern most entrance to Jackson State Community College.

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

  • Code Advisory & Appeals Board – appointment of Todd Krasner to replace Clay Browning, who has resigned.

On the motion of Council member Dodd, seconded by Council member Parks-Covington, unanimous approval was given to a request by C & C Wine & Spirits to relocate from their present location of 2030 North Highland to 2708 North Highland, 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 Dodd, seconded by Council member Bannister, unanimous approval was given to the following budget amendments:

General Fund


Current

Amendment

Amended

Expenditures:


Budget

Request

Budget

315-42220-900

Fire Operations Capital

47,500

546,827

594,327






110-41900-720

Grants & Donations

150,000

100,000

250,000

Funding:





110-37900

Fund Balance

2,187,414

100,000

2,287,414

315-37900

Fund Balance

3,039,444

546,827

3,586,271


The General Fund budget would increase by $100,000. The Capital Fund budget would increase by $546,827.

On the motion of Council member Bray, seconded by Council member Parks-Covington, 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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