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OFFICIAL MINUTES

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MINUTES
CITY COUNCIL MEETING
MARCH 7, 2006

The Jackson, Tennessee City Council met for their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, March 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; Anna Parks-Covington; Maurice Hays; and Charles Rahm present. Council member Johnny Dodd was not present when the meeting was called to order, but arrived during second readings. Also present was Toni Ross, recorder of the minutes.

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

The minutes of the February 7, 2006 meeting were approved and signed.

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

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 V, Specific District Regulations, Section 8. B-2 Neighborhood Business District, C. Uses Permitted as Special Exceptions.

SECOND READINGS:

On the motion of Council member Rahm, seconded by Council member Parks-Covington, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to annex 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 Buchanan, seconded by Council member Rahm, 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 Cisco, seconded by Council member Rahm, 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 Rahm, seconded by Council member Dodd, 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 Rahm, seconded by Council member Parks-Covington, 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 Rahm, 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 Renaissance Media, LLC, locally known as “Charter Communications,” and establishing requirements, terms, conditions and limitations for such franchise.

NEW BUSINESS:

On the motion of Council member Rahm, seconded by Council member Parks-Covington, a Resolution authorizing the issuance of an interest bearing general obligation capital outlay note, Series 2006-A, in an amount not to exceed $1,995,000, and providing for payment of said note, passed 7-2, with Council members Bannister and Buchanan voting nay.

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Dodd, unanimous approval was given to a Lease between Frank McMeen and the City of Jackson for a portion of an abandoned railroad right-of-way belonging to the City of Jackson adjacent to the Concrete Plant Loft Apartments.

Council member Hays made a motion to approve the request from John H. Allen and David Horton for the purchase of a parking lot located on the 100 block of North Highland for the construction of a multi-level parking garage for the assessed value of $127,000, with the provision that the City may continue to use the lot until construction begins or for one year from the date of the closing, whichever occurs first. Council member Hays motion included the following conditions: (1) the City would have the first option to purchase the property back for the sum of $127,000, plus reasonable expenses incurred by the buyers, if no multi-level parking garage is built; and (2) the City approve any changes to the plans for any development of the property if the plans are for anything other than a multi-level parking garage. The motion was seconded by Council member Bray and passed 8-0-1, with Council member Parks-Covington abstaining.

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Dodd, unanimous approval was given to a Resolution supporting and approving the request for funding from the Tennessee Recreation Trails Program.

On the motion of Council member Dodd, seconded by Council member Parks-Covington, unanimous approval was given to a request to hold a City surplus auction on April 8, 2006.

On the motion of Council member Hays, seconded by Council member Cisco, unanimous approval was given to a contract in the amount of $562,344 with Dement Construction Company for Skyline Drive improvements, with said funds to be reimbursed by JMCGH.

On the motion of Council member Buchanan, seconded by Council member Cisco, unanimous approval was given to a contract in the amount of $25,840 with Walker J. Walker for boiler/chiller maintenance on city buildings.

On the motion of Council member Parks-Covington, seconded by Council member Rahm, unanimous approval was given to a contract in the amount of $8,054 with Cook’s Pest Control for pest control services.

On the motion of Council member Buchanan, seconded by Council member Cisco, unanimous approval was given to a contract with Bubba Johnson Contracting, Inc. for fill dirt and fill sand delivered - $3.75 per ton and picked up - $3.25 per ton.

On the motion of Council member Rahm, seconded by Council member Dodd, unanimous approval was given to a contract with Rose Concrete Products for reinforced concrete pipe.

On the motion of Council member Dodd, seconded by Council member Parks-Covington, unanimous approval was given to a contract with W & W Culverts for polyethylene pipe.

On the motion of Council member Hays, seconded by Council member Dodd, unanimous approval was given to the approval of Wyndchase Subdivision Section IV and Wyndchase Drive, Vandenburg Cove and Davenport Cove located within said subdivision to be accepted as city streets.

On the motion of Council member Bannister, seconded by Council member Dodd, unanimous approval was given to the approval of Wyndchase Subdivision Section VI and Stornaway Drive located within said subdivision to be accepted as a city street.

On the motion of Council member Rahm, seconded by Council member Cisco, unanimous approval was given to the approval of Wyndchase Subdivision Section VII B and Greendale Drive and Nottingham Drive located within said subdivision to be accepted as city streets.

On the motion of Council member Buchanan, seconded by Council member Rahm, unanimous approval was given to the approval of Wyndchase Subdivision Section V and Wyndchase Drive, Darlington Cove, Stornaway Drive and Greendale Drive located within said subdivision to be accepted as city streets.

On the motion of Council member Parks-Covington, seconded by Council member Cisco, unanimous approval was given to Change Order I from Neel Schaffer Inc. in the amount of $3,220 for a geotechnical investigation at the intersection of the Hwy. 45 Bypass at State Street for final design of a traffic signal upgrade.

Mayor Farmer confirmed the notification of the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance 2006 Grant Application submitted by the Jackson Police Department.

On the motion of Council member Dodd, seconded by Council member Buchanan, the Certificate of Compliance for Drew W. Baker, Michael D. Betz, Brian P. Sallee and Alan L. Sallee, Jr., d/b/a as Hollywood Liquors, 801 Hollywood, with approval contingent upon approval by the State of Tennessee, was approved 8-0-1, with Council member Brooks abstaining.

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

  • Keep Jackson Beautiful Commission – Reappointment of Richard Higgins.
  • Historical Zoning – Reappointment of Eddie Ashmore.

On the motion of Council member Bray, seconded by Council member Dodd, 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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