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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
MAY 2, 2006

The Jackson, Tennessee City Council met for their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, May 2, 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; Johnny Dodd; Maurice Hays; and Charles Rahm present. Also present was Anita Brooks, recorder of the minutes.

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

The minutes of the April 4, 2006 meeting were approved and signed.

Mayor Farmer presented a Mayor’s Commendation Certificate to Robert Smith for his heroic act in saving the life of William Kenneth Leathers.

SECOND READINGS:

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Buchanan, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to amend the Official Map of the City of Jackson by changing the name of a portion of the southwest leg of Rushmeade Road to Vann Drive.

On the motion of Council member Rahm, seconded by Council member Parks-Covington, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to amend the Official Map of the City of Jackson by changing the name of a portion of the northwest leg of Rushmeade Road to Express Drive.

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 by changing the name of a portion of the south leg of Pipkin Road to Express Drive.

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Bray, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to amend the Official Map of the City of Jackson by naming an east-west alley between North Church and North Liberty Streets to Rock-A-Billy Alley.

On the motion of Council member Dodd, seconded by Council member Parks-Covington, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to close and abandon the west leg of Wiley Parker Road from Vann Drive to Rushmeade Road.

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Rahm, unanimous approval was given to the following Ordinances:

    • Close and abandon an un-named alley between Airways Blvd. and Gordon Street.
    • Close and abandon an un-named alley between 109 and 124 Lexington Avenue.
    • Close and abandon a portion of East Court Alley.
    • Close and abandon an un-named alley between Short and Carson Streets.
    • Close and abandon two east-west un-named alleys between Cedar and Highland Avenue.
    • Close and abandon three north-south un-named alleys between Cedar and Talbot Street.
    • Close and abandon an unnamed north-south alley between Main, Cumberland, Baltimore and Church Streets.
    • Close and abandon a portion of Freeman Street

NEW BUSINESS:

On the motion of Council member Dodd, seconded by Council member Brooks, unanimous approval was given to a Resolution approving a substantial amendment to the Jackson Community Development 2004-2005 Annual Action Plan Program .

On the motion of Council member Parks-Covington, seconded by Council member Buchanan, unanimous approval was given to a Resolution approving the Jackson Community Development 2006-2007 Annual Action Plan Program.

On the motion of Council member Rahm, seconded by Council member Dodd, unanimous approval was given to a mutual and simultaneous lease agreement with Brooks Shaw and Son Old Country Store, Inc.

On the motion of Council member Bannister, seconded by Council member Hays, unanimous approval was given to a request from the West Tennessee State Fair Board to build a lighted arena at Fairgrounds Park.

On the motion of Council member Buchanan, seconded by Council member Brooks, unanimous approval was given to a request from the West Tennessee State Fair Board to extend the current contract with the City of Jackson, ending in 2009, for five years (2010-2014).

On the motion of Council member Rahm, seconded by Council member Dodd, unanimous approval was given to a contract with the State Department of Finance for GIS Data Set.

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Rahm, unanimous approval was given to a contract with Tix.com for online ticketing services at the Jackson Centre.

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

Name of Offeror

Address

Map, Group & Parcel Number

Cash Amount

Affordable Housing

151 Prince Edward

78I F 21.00

$1,000

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

  • Keep Jackson Beautiful – Appointment of David Mathis to replace Mike Tyson.
  • Jackson Municipal Regional Planning Commission – Reappointment of Raymond Teague.
  • City Tree Board – Appointment of Eddie Jenkins to replace Sally Werthing, whose term has expired.

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 recognized students from Jackson Careers and Technology Center Magnet School and Jackson Central Merry High School; and preschoolers from Big Mama’s Day Care.

On the motion of Council member Bray, seconded by Council member Brooks, unanimous approval was given to adjourn the meeting.

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CHARLES H. FARMER, MAYOR

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