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OFFICIAL MINUTES

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MINUTES
CITY COUNCIL MEETING
FEBRUARY 7, 2006

The Jackson, Tennessee City Council met for their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, February 7, 2006, 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; Anna Parks-Covington; and Charles Rahm present. Council member Maurice Hays was not present. Also present was Toni P. Ross, recorder of the minutes.

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

The minutes of the January 3, 2006 and January 12, 2006 meetings were approved and signed.

Mayor Farmer presented the following proclamations:

  • Black History Month
  • Sexual Abstinence Until Marriage Month to Beth Dubis, Director of ACTS.

Rev. Willie Ozier, President of the local branch of the National Association for the Advancement of colored People, read a statement announcing the NAACP’s official position of support regarding Mayor Farmer’s recent proposal to build a new Jackson Central Merry High School on a 50 acre tract owned by the City of Jackson located on Conalco Drive (known as the “Ormet property.”) The proposal also recommends donating the current Jackson Central Merry campus and Rothrock Stadium to Lane College. In the statement, Rev. Ozier advised that the NAACP was requesting that the Jackson City Council, Jackson Madison County School Board and Madison County Commission consider this item at their next regularly scheduled meeting. Council member Dodd, a Jackson Central Merry High School alumni, expressed his support for the proposal and thanked Mayor Farmer for making the recommendation. In that Rev. Ozier requested that some action be taken by the City Council on the matter, Mayor Farmer asked the Council if they desired to take action on the matter at today’s meeting or prefer that he place it on the March agenda. Council member Rahm advised he didn’t see any reason to delay a response and felt the Council was ready to take action on the matter. Council member Rahm made a motion that if the situation arose, the City of Jackson donate the subject 50 acre tract for the construction of a new Jackson Central Merry High School and stadium. Council member Parks-Covington seconded the motion. Council member Buchanan requested that the motion be amended to add that the City would donate Rothrock Stadium to Lane College. Council member Rahm advised he was in agreement with the addition. The motion passed 8-0.

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

On the motion of Council member Bannister, seconded by Council member Cisco, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to annex, a Resolution to adopt a Plan of Service and an Ordinance to zone an area referred to as “Northpointe Builders,” located on the north side of the existing Northpointe Subdivision and being west of Old Humboldt Road, comprising 21.47 acres more or less. The proposed zoning for the area is RS (Single Family Residential) District.

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 Official Zoning Ordinance Article VI, Regulations Applying to a Specific, to Several, or to all Districts relative to creating a new Section 28, Airport Height and Noise Regulations. On the motion of Council member Rahm, seconded by Council member Buchanan, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to amend the text of the Official Code of the City of Jackson, Title 14, Zoning And Land Use Control Chapter 3 Airport Zoning. On the motion of Council member Dodd, seconded by Council member Rahm, the Ordinance to amend the text of the Jackson Municipal Code relative to the sale of beer passed 7-0-1, with Council member Cisco abstaining. On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Dodd, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance authorizing the renewal and granting of a franchise for cable television services to Jackson Energy Authority and establishing requirements, terms, conditions and limitations for such franchise. On the motion of Council member Buchanan, seconded by Council member Bannister, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance authorizing the renewal and granting of a franchise for cable television services to Renaissance Media, LLC, locally known as “Charter Communications,” and establishing requirements, terms, conditions and limitations for such franchise.

SECOND READINGS:

On the motion of Council member Bannister, seconded by Council member Bray, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to rezone property located on the east side of Rushmeade Road, just north of Vann Drive from an RG-1 (General Residential) District to a SC-1 (Planned Unit Commercial Development) District, comprising 0.72 acres more or less, submitted by Jason McCarver on behalf of Columns II Partners.

NEW BUSINESS:

On the motion of Council member Dodd, seconded by Council member Bray, unanimous approval was given to a Resolution to provide assistance to the Jackson Housing Authority with respect to the Parkview Transformation and Entertainment District Redevelopment projects.

On the motion of Council member Rahm, seconded by Council member Dodd, a Resolution authorizing the issuance of an interest bearing general obligation capital outlay note, series 2006, in an amount not to exceed $1,995,000, and providing for payment of said note was approved 6-2, with Council members Bannister and Buchanan voting nay.

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

Name of Offeror

Address

Map, Group & Parcel Number

Cash Amount

Rad Ellington

420 Mobile Street

87B 5 18.00

$ 500

Rad Ellington

418 Mobile Street

87B 5 17.00

$ 500

Rad Ellington

416 Mobile Street

87B 5 16.00

$ 500

Rad Ellington

429 Mobile Street

87B 5 23.00

$1,000

Rad Ellington

116 Carson Street

87B 5 4.00

$1,500

Rad Ellington

118 Carson Street

87B 5 5.00

$1,500

Hal Crocker

502 Institute Street

87A L 11.00

$1,600

Hal Crocker

506 Institute Street

87A L 12.00

$1,800

Hal Crocker

518 Institute Street

87A L 17.00

$2,600

Hal Crocker

555 South Royal

87A L 24.00

$6,000

Kathi Leatherwood

280 North Highland

78I H 7.00

$5,150

Sonny Phillips

563 East Chester St.

78O N 3.00

$ 400

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Brooks, unanimous approval was given to a Resolution authorizing a contract in the amount of $50,000 between the Tennessee Department of Transportation and the City of Jackson for installation of a traffic signal on Vann Drive at Emporium Drive.

On the motion of Council member Buchanan, seconded by Council member Cisco, unanimous approval was given for the approval of Thomsen Farms Subdivision, Section I, and Exeter Road located within said subdivision to be accepted as a city street.

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

  • Keep Jackson Beautiful Commission – Reappointment of Sarah Graham; Martha Coleman; Georgia Wright; and Bob Ellis. Appointment of Terri Chism to fill the expired term of Carol Dix; Pat Hamlett to fill the expired term of Elizabeth Yeager; and Jan Mansfield to fill the expired term of Peggy Esch.
  • Jackson Energy Authority – Appointment of Howard Bond to replace Sarah Barnes (term to expire 6/30/08) and Lewis T. Dunn (term to expire 6/30/10) to replace Joe Bigford.
  • Recreation and Parks – Reappointment of Pat Mingledorff.
  • Environmental Advisory & Appeals – Reappointment of Mike Butler and Joel McAlexander and appointment of Kevin Wright.

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

General Fund
Current Amendment Amended
Expenditures:
Budget Request Budget
 



110-42195-900 2005 Edward Byrne Memorial JAG Grant
106,482 106,482
Funding:








110-33195 2005 Edward Byrne Memorial JAG Grant
106,482 106,482

The General Fund budget would increase by $106,482.

The Jackson Police Department has received the 2005 Edward Byrne Memorial JAG Grant. This grant will be split 50/50 with the County. The City’s portion will be used to purchase equipment.

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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