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City Council Meeting Minutes

OFFICIAL MINUTES

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

MINUTES
CITY COUNCIL MEETING
DECEMBER 13, 2005 AND DECEMBER 16, 2005
The Jackson, Tennessee City Council met for their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, December 13, 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 P. Ross, recorder of the minutes.

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

The minutes of the November 1, 2005 meeting were approved and signed.

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

On the motion of Council member Parks-Covington, seconded by Council member Cisco, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to rescind 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, pursuant to the request of the adjoining property owners.

SECOND READINGS:

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

IX. NEW BUSINESS:

Larry Butler, attorney representing the City of Jackson regarding the proposed lease of Pringles Park for the 2006 season, explained his recommendations regarding the current proposed lease and ongoing negotiations with the Lozinak Group and their attorney. Al Laffoon, City Recorder, advised that there were various groups who had approached the City expressing interest in use of the stadium. No vote was taken on this matter to allow the City Council additional time to consider all the facts and recommendations and the matter was continued to the December 16, 2005 meeting.

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Rahm, unanimous approval was given to the ac ceptance of Rooker Bend Subdivision, Section VIII, and acceptance of Romie Drive located within said subdivision as a city street.

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Hays, unanimous approval was given to the acceptance of Rooker Bend Subdivision, Section VIII-B, and acceptance of Romie Drive, Rooker Drive and Roxbury Drive located within said subdivision as city streets.

On the motion of Council member Bray, seconded by Council member Parks-Covington, unanimous approval was given to a Resolution and Professional Services Agreement authorizing American Traffic Solutions (“ATS”) to implement the red light photo enforcement system in the City of Jackson.

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Rahm, unanimous approval was given to a contract in the amount of $157,195 with Walker J. Walker for upgrades to the HVAC controls at the Civic Center.

On the motion of Council member Brooks, seconded by Council member Dodd, unanimous approval was given to the approval of a Certificate of Compliance for Michael A. Sherfey, d/b/a as Hollywood Liquors, 801 Hollywood Drive, with approval contingent upon approval by the State of Tennessee.

The consideration of a Sponsorship Agreement between CCBCC Operations and the City of Jackson as the exclusive concessionaire for non-alcoholic beverages at the new Sportsplex was continued to the December 16, 2005 meeting date to allow the City Council additional time to review the agreement.

On the motion of Council member Rahm, seconded by Council member Parks-Covington, unanimous approval was given to a Resolution authorizing the City of Jackson to adopt the Madison County Hazard Mitigation Plan as an official plan.

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.

Mayor Farmer announced that the meeting would stand in recess until Friday, December 16, 2005, at 9:00 a.m.

DECEMBER 16, 2005 – 9:00 A.M.

The Jackson City Council reconvened on Friday, December 16, 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; David Cisco; Johnny Lee Dodd; Maurice Hays; Anna Parks-Covington and Charles Rahm present. Council member Harvey Buchanan was absent. Also present was Anita Brooks, recorder of the minutes.

Council member Anna Parks-Covington gave the invocation and led the audience in the pledge of Allegiance to the flag.

Council member Rahm made a motion to approve the sponsorship agreement with CCBCC Operations, LLC for the City of Jackson new Sportsplex. Under the agreement, CCBCC will be the exclusive concessionaire for non-alcoholic beverages at all city facilities except Pringles Park. The motion was seconded by Council member Brooks and passed 7-0. Council member Dodd was not present for the vote.

Council member Cisco made a motion to extend the December 15, 2005 deadline for Lozinak Baseball Properties, LLC to vacate the stadium and to defer further consideration of terms for a possible lease extension for Pringles Park until after January 12, 2006. The motion was seconded by Council member Dodd and passed 8-0.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.

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CHARLES H. FARMER, MAYOR

 

 

 

   

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