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Council Meeting Minutes

APRIL 4, 2000 - 9:00 A.M.

The Jackson, Tennessee City Council met for their regular monthly meeting at 9:00 a.m., April 4, 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.

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

The minutes of the March 7, 2000 meeting were approved and signed.

Mayor Farmer presented proclamations for:

  • Child Abuse Prevention Month to Dee Leggett;
  • Telecommunicators Week to Harold Norville, Gloria Allen and Martha Parker; and
  • Public Health Week to Sharyn Thompson with the Jackson Madison County Health Department.

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

On the motion of Council member Holt, seconded by Council member Bray, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to rezone property located on the south side of Carriage House Drive, adjacent to the Jackson Utility Division Water Treatment Plant, from O-C (Office Center) District to SC-1 (Planned Unit Commercial Development) District, 7.0± acres, submitted by Jimmy Harris.

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Wolfe, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to rezone property located on the north side of DeMonbreun Drive, just east of North Highland Avenue, from RS-1 (Single Family Residential) District to B-5 (Highway Business) District, 1.03± acres, submitted by Gene Allbert.

On the motion of Council member Wolfe, seconded by Council member Holt, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to amend the Sign Code.

SECOND READINGS:

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 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 Bannister, 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.

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 a Purchase Agreement with Southwest Electric Membership Corporation to purchase electric facilities in the annexed area known as the Porter Cable area for the total purchase price of $1,067,494.28.

On the motion of Council member Wolfe, seconded by Council member Buchanan, unanimous approval was given to Jackson Utility Division's request for approval of the sale of a .02 acre tract of land at North Highland and North Parkway to developers William L. Reed and Donald G. Austin.

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Wolfe, unanimous approval was given to Jackson Utility Division's request for a Resolution amending the resolution adopted by the City Council on September 7, 1993 as it relates to the natural gas system revenue bond resolution.

On the motion of Council member Jacox, seconded by Council member Wolfe, unanimous approval was given to a Resolution approving a Housing Project Plan submitted by Jackson Housing Authority for the Hickory Acres Apartments at 800 Old Hickory Boulevard.

On the motion of Council member Hays, seconded by Council member Jacox, unanimous approval was given to the First Refusal Option Agreement between the City of Jackson and The Exchange Center Club-Carl Perkins Center for Prevention of Child Abuse.

Brent Cooper presented a petition in opposition to the staff initiated Brookmere Lane project. Also present expressing opposition were Jim Hollman and Alan Sallee. Tim Clements and Mr. Melton spoke in favor of the addition of the new road. Council member Wolfe made a motion to cancel the Brookmere Lane project. The motion was seconded by Council member Buchanan and was unanimously approved.

On the motion of Council member Bannister, seconded by Council member Bray, unanimous approval was given to a contract in the amount of $3,478.00 with Lawrence Service for HVAC maintenance at City Hall, lowest and best bid received.

On the motion of Council member Hays, seconded by Council member Cisco, unanimous approval was given to a contract in the amount of $1,055,150.00 with Hubbs Construction for the construction of a landfill cell, lowest and best bid received.

On the motion of Council member Bannister, seconded by Council member Holt, unanimous approval was given to a contract in the amount of $6,772.40 with Command Uniforms for Police/Badges & Miscellaneous, best bid received.

On the motion of Council member Buchanan, seconded by Council member Wolfe, unanimous approval was given to Amendment II in the amount of $264,312.00 for the proposed replacement of underpass; Ridgecrest Road (existing Christmasville Road), Milepost IC-466.20, Madison County, File 117-25022 CPB and amendment to the contract with Norfolk Southern Railroad Corporation to reflect the change in responsibility for track construction and to update other items to reflect the current rate. Norfolk Southern will perform all track construction work on this project. The track construction work will be deleted from the work contracted out by the City of Jackson.

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

On the motion of Council member Holt, seconded by Council member Cisco, unanimous approval was given to the following Board Appointments:

  • Code Advisory/Appeals Board - Reappointment of Wayne Ada; Clay Browning, and Hampton Williams.
  • Historical Zoning Commission - Appointment of Sammy West to replace Frank Wagster, whose term has expired.
  • Jackson Transit Authority - Reappointment of Cal Shugart.
  • Health, Education & Housing Facilities Board - Appointment of R. Bradley Hancock to replace Robert G. Lamons, who has resigned.

Mayor Farmer presented a petition submitted by Amy Lovett, a Senior Girl Scout, requesting that a street be named in honor of Carl Perkins. Mayor Farmer referred this matter to the General Welfare Committee (members are Council members Bray, Dodd and Wolfe.)

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.

CHARLES H. FARMER, MAYOR


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