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City Council Meeting Minutes

MAY 2, 2000 - 9:00 A.M.

The Jackson, Tennessee City Council met for their regular monthly meeting at 9:00 a.m., May 2, 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.

Mary Gunn Weddle gave the invocation and led the audience in the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

The minutes of the April 4, 2000 meeting were approved and signed.

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

On the motion of Council member Hays, seconded by Council member Jacox, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to rezone property located along Butler Street in Bemis, just south of Second Street, from A-O/HCC Agriculture and Open Land)/(Historic Cultural Conservation) District to RG-1/HCC (General Residential)/(Historic Cultural Conservation) District, 6.3± acres.

On the motion of Council member Wolfe, seconded by Council member Jacox, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance authorizing and approving the establishment of a Central Business Improvement District and the appointment of the Jackson Downtown Development Corporation as the "District Management Corporation."

SECOND READINGS:

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

NEW BUSINESS:

On the motion of Council member Jacox, seconded by Council member Buchanan, unanimous approval was given to a Resolution authorizing and approving the incorporation of the Jackson Downtown Revenue Finance Corporation and a Resolution authorizing and approving the establishment of a Central Business Improvement District and the appointment of the Jackson Downtown Development Corporation as the "District Management Corporation."

On the motion of Council member Buchanan, seconded by Council member Bray, unanimous approval was given to Jackson Utility Division's request for approval of a contract with Watlington Brothers, Inc. in the amount of $1,889,774.00 for the construction of a Control Center Building on College Street.

On the motion of Council member Buchanan, seconded by Council member Wolfe, unanimous approval was given to a Resolution approving Community Development's 5-Year Consolidated Plan and the Annual Action Plan for 2000-2001 including the budget for the Community Development Program.

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

a. A-1 Chemical Products in the amount of $51,352.51 to supply janitorial products for various city departments, lowest and best bid received;

b. Sprint to provide long distance services for the City of Jackson, the only bid received;

c. Teague Transports, lowest and best bidder, for mineral aggregate;

d. Burger Barn in the amount of $192,208.00 to provide lunches and snacks for the summer food program, only bid received;

e. Four Season's Nursery in the amount of $52,206.00, for various plants throughout the city, the only bid received.

f. Arnold, Spain, Truett and Hewitt PLLC for the City's financial and compliance audit.

On the motion of Council member Bannister, seconded by Council member Hays, unanimous approval was given to the following budget amendments:

General Fund

Current Budget

Amendment Request

Amended Budget

Expenditures:

110-41640-534

Computer Leases

0

12,000

12,000

110-41900-761

Transfer to Capital

1,117

-1,117

0

110-42159-900

'99 Law Enforcement Block Grant

0

280,284

280,284

Funding:

110-33199

DOJ-'99 LLEBG

0

252,256

252,256

110-37900

From Fund Balance

42,975

38,911

88,886

Capital Fund:

Current Budget

Amendment Request

Amended Budget

Expenditures:

315-41640-900

Information Systems

697,800

(12,000)

685,800

Funding:

315-36961

Transfer from General Fund

1,117

(1,117)

0

315-39000

From Fund Balance

3,974,415

(10,883)

3,963,532

The General Fund budget would increase by $291,167. The Capital Outlay Fund budget would decrease by $12,000.

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

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.

CHARLES H. FARMER, MAYOR


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