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City Council Meeting Minutes

November 7, 2000 - 9:00 A.M.

The Jackson, Tennessee City Council met for their regular monthly meeting at 9:00 a.m., November 7, 2000, in the George A. Smith Meeting Room at City Hall with Mayor Jerry Gist and Council members John Bannister, Charles "Pepper" Bray, Harvey Buchanan, David Cisco, Johnny Lee Dodd, Maurice Hays, Kenny Holt, Jessie Jacox and James E. Wolfe, Jr. present. Also present were Toni Ross and Anita Brooks, recorders of the minutes.

Councilman James E. Wolfe, Jr. gave the invocation and led the audience in the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

The minutes of the October 3, 2000 meeting were approved and signed.

Mayor Farmer presented the following proclamations:

  • Virginia Mashburn, LANA resident recognized for her community service.
  • National Chemistry Week presented to Dr. Charles Baldwin and Stephanie Mabry, President of the Student Affiliate Chapter of the American Chemical Society at Union University.
  • Adoption Month presented to Emma Wade.
  • Character Education Month presented to Lisa Webb of Chick-Fil-A.

UBLIC HEARINGS:

On the motion of Council member Wolfe, seconded by Council member Bannister, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to rezone property located on the northeast side of North Highland Avenue, just southeast of Pine Tree Dive from RS-1 (Single Family Residential) District to O (Office) District, 0.80

On the motion of Council member Wolfe, seconded by Council member Dodd, unanimous approval was given to a Resolution to adopt a Plan of Service, an Ordinance to annex and an Ordinance to zone an area referred to as "King Bradley," comprising 5.64

On the motion of Council member Hays, seconded by Council member Wolfe, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to Amend Title 2 of the City Code regarding the Jackson City Beautiful Commission.

SECOND READINGS:

On the motion of Council member Jacox, seconded by Council member Bray, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to rezone property located on the east side of the Norfolk Southern Railroad, just north of Rosedale Street and just west of Hollywood Drive, from RG-2 (General Residential) District to I-2 (Light Industrial) District, comprising 5.95

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Wolfe, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to amend the text of the City Zoning Ordinance, Article V, Section 20, Subsection B. 11, relative to special exception uses in the O-C (Office Center) District.

On the motion of Council member Jacox, seconded by Council member Wolfe, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to amend the text of the City Zoning Ordinance, Article III, Definitions, relative to group day care facilities.

NEW BUSINESS:

On the motion of Council member Buchanan, seconded by Council member Cisco, unanimous approval was given to Jackson Utility Division's request for approval of the sale of a 2.7 acre tract of land on F. E. Wright Drive to Hal Crocker for $29,912.00.

On the motion of Council member Wolfe, seconded by Council member Cisco, unanimous approval was given to Jackson Utility Division's request for approval of a Resolution authorizing the issuance and sale of not to exceed $5,600,000 Gas System Revenue Bonds, Series 2000 of the City of Jackson, Tennessee.

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Wolfe, unanimous approval was given to Jackson Utility Division's request for approval of a Resolution authorizing the issuance and sale of not to exceed $5,600,000 Electric System Revenue Bonds, Series 2000 of the City of Jackson, Tennessee.

On the motion of Council member Bannister, seconded by Council member Wolfe, unanimous approval was given to request to donate a 1985 Rosco Flusher truck to the City of Toone, Tennessee.

On the motion of Council member Wolfe, seconded by Council member Dodd, unanimous approval was given to a contract with Shapiro Uniforms, Inc. for public work uniforms, the lowest and best bid received.

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Holt, unanimous approval was given to a contract in the amount of $16,723.75 with Superior Construction for kitchen remodeling at Fire Station #2, the lowest and best bid received.

On the motion of Council member Wolfe, seconded by Council member Dodd, unanimous approval was given to a contract with Skaggs for Fire Department uniforms, the lowest and best bid received.

On the motion of Council member Bray, seconded by Council member Bannister, unanimous approval was given to the request to hold a surplus auction on December 2, 2000.

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Wolfe, unanimous approval was given to acceptance of streets located within Carroll Station Subdivision Section VI and McIntosh Subdivision Sections VIII and IX.

On the motion of Council member Hays, seconded by Council member Wolfe, unanimous approval was given to Change Order No. 1 for the Campbell Street Project, to increase the contract with Hart, Freeland & Roberts by $4,027.04 for additional engineering design to relocate the centerline on Campbell Street as requested by the Tennessee Department of Transportation. Changes were requested when the project was switched to TDOT for handling right-of-way acquisition. The original contract is in the amount of $53,949.68 and the new contract is in the amount of $57,976.72.

On the motion of Council member Bannister, seconded by Council member Bray, unanimous approval was given to the payment of invoices over $10,000.

On the motion of Council member Dodd, seconded by Council member Wolfe, unanimous approval was given to approval of Certificates of Compliance for Vernita Stone, President, Tracy, Inc, and Addison Stone, Secretary, Tracy Inc.

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Dodd, unanimous approval was given to the reappointment of John Hogans and appointment of John Allen to replace James L. Hatley for the Housing Board of Adjustment and Appeals.

On the motion of Council member Bray, seconded by Council member Cisco, unanimous approval was given to the request for approval of the purchase of new financial software and building software with Dataquest Software.

On the motion of Council member Buchanan, seconded by Council member Hays, the Resolution amending the original Revenue Finance Corporation charter was approved 8-0-1, with Council member Wolfe abstaining.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.

CHARLES H. FARMER, MAYOR


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