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Council Meeting Minutes

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

The Jackson, Tennessee City Council met for their regular monthly meeting at 9:00 a.m., March 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.

Rev. Gary Kerr gave the invocation and led the audience in the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

The minutes of the February 1, 2000 meeting were approved and signed.

Mayor Farmer presented a proclamation to Helen Cotton, Community Treasure for March.

Alexander Elementary students, Kristyn Mayberry, Amanda Carney and Trent Ingram, recited their award winning excerpts from Dr. Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech.

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

On the motion of Council member Wolfe, seconded by Council member Hays, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to rezone property located on the east side of South Highland Avenue, just north of Harts Bridge Road, from RS-1 (Single-Family Residential) District to SC-1 (Planned Unit Commercial Development) District, 1.56± acres.

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Wolfe, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to authorize a road widening construction project by the Department of Transportation of the State of Tennessee known as LP Project No. 2343, Campbell Street, and I-40 to Ridgecrest Road. Construction cost will be borne by the Department of Transportation of the State of Tennessee and by the City of Jackson as approved within the 2000-2002 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for the Jackson Urban Area Metropolitan Planning organization (MPO), as depicted in the contract.

SECOND READINGS:

On the motion of Council member Buchanan, seconded by Council member Jacox, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to rezone property located on the east side of Old Hickory Boulevard, just north of North Parkway, from B-1 (Medical and Related Services) District to SC-1 (Planned Unit Commercial Development) District, 1.12± acres.

On the motion of Council member Hays, seconded by Council member Cisco, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to rezone property located on the south side of Herron Grove Road, just west of Wiley Street and just east of the US 45 Bypass, from RS-1/FF/FW (Single Family Residential)/(Flood Fringe)/ (Floodway) to SC-1/FF/FW (Planned Unit Commercial Development)/ (Flood Fringe)/(Floodway) District, 7.75± acres.

NEW BUSINESS:

On the motion of Council member Buchanan, seconded by Council member Bray, unanimous approval was given to a Resolution encouraging members of the Legislature not to withhold state-shared revenues.

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Wolfe, unanimous approval was given to a contract in the amount of $344,950 for the Ridgecrest Road Phase 1-B.

On the motion of Council member Wolfe, seconded by Council member Holt, unanimous approval was given to a Change Order with Askew Hargraves and Harcourt for construction inspection on the project known as Christmasville Road Bridge. Construction Inspection not to exceed $3,500, original contract was $17,250 and the revised contract is $20,750.00.

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Wolfe, unanimous approval was given to a contract with State of Tennessee Department of Transportation on Road Project known as LP Project No. 2343, Campbell Street, I-40 to Ridgecrest Road. Contract is for the purpose of providing for management, funding and related matters of the project. This will be an 80/20 funding split with the City of Jackson being responsible for 20%.

On the motion of Council member Wolfe, seconded by Council member Dodd, unanimous approval was given to the Ridgecrest Road Phase I Change Order #6 in the amount of $79,825.32 with Claunch Construction Company for completion of this phase. The amended contract amount was $2,141,047.93, and the revised contract is in the amount of $2,220,873.24. The adjustment of final unit quantities show amount actual installed on the project.

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 Wolfe, seconded by Council member Dodd, unanimous approval was given to the following budget amendments:

General Fund:

Current Budget

Amendment Request

Amended Budget

Expenditures:

110-41900-761

Transfer to Capital Fund

0

1,117

1,117

110-43900-330

Repair & Maint-Townlift

2,000

(1,117)

883

110-42110-224

Copier/Duplication Exp-Patrol

0

3,100

3,100

110-42115-224

Copier/Duplication Exp-CID

0

3,900

3,900

Funding:

110-37900

From Fund Balance

42,975

7,000

49,975

Capital Fund:

Current Budget

Amendment Request

Amended Budget

Expenditures:

315-43900-900

Townlift

0

1,117

1,117

315-42110-900

Patrol

40,670

(6,000)

34,670

315-42115-900

Criminal Investigation Division

21,850

(10,600)

11,250

110-42115-224

Copier/Duplication Exp-CID

0

3,900

3,900

Funding:

315-36961

Transfer from General Fund

0

1,117

1,117

315-39000

From Fund Balance

3,991,015

(16,600)

3,974,415

The General Fund budget would increase by $7,000. The Capital Outlay Fund budget would decrease by $15,483.

On the motion of Council member Jacox, seconded by Council member Wolfe, unanimous approval was given to a Resolution appointing Jackson Housing Authority as the City of Jackson's agent to conduct a public hearing relating to the purchase of Hickory Acres Apartments by Jackson Housing Authority.

On the motion of Council member Buchanan, seconded by Council member Bray, unanimous approval was given to the request to donate a 1972 Ford Pirsch 1000 GPM pumper and miscellaneous equipment to the City of Henning, Tennessee.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.

CHARLES H. FARMER, MAYOR


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