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City Council Meeting Minutes

JUNE 6, 2000 - 9:00 A.M.

The Jackson, Tennessee City Council met for their regular monthly meeting at 9:00 a.m., June 6, 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, Kenny Holt, Jessie Jacox and James E. Wolfe, Jr. present. Council member Maurice Hays was not present. Also present were Toni Ross and Anita Brooks, recorders of the minutes.

Jessie Jacox gave the invocation and led the audience in the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

Certificates of Appreciation were presented to Sidney David (accepted by Peggy Huffman) and Copeland Hutson.

The minutes of the May 2, 2000 meeting were approved and signed.

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

Stan Pilant, City Planner, presented the Annexation Progress Report.

On the motion of Council member Jacox, seconded by Council member Wolfe, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to close and abandon an unnamed alley between Griffin Street and Vance Avenue.

SECOND READINGS:

On the motion of Council member Bannister, seconded by Council member Holt, 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.

Fred Birmingham, Laura Williams, Ashley Tanner, Jim Murdaugh, George Steele, Don Stephenson and Vanessa Young were present and spoke in opposition 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." Johnna Reeder, Glenda Baker and David Horton spoke in favor of the ordinance. Council member Cisco made a motion to table the ordinance to allow further study and revision of the ordinance. The motion was seconded by Council member Wolfe and failed with a 4-4 vote with Council members Cisco, Dodd, Bray and Wolfe voting for the motion and Council members Bannister, Buchanan, Holt and Jacox against the motion. Council member Jacox made a motion to approve the ordinance; however, after the encouragement of Mayor Farmer, withdrew the motion.

NEW BUSINESS:

On the motion of Council member Bannister, seconded by Council member Wolfe, unanimous approval was given to a services agreement with EZGov On-Line to provide services for electronic payments over the internet.

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Bray, unanimous approval was given to the lease of Murphy Hotel to Children's Museum of West Tennessee Foundation, Inc.

On the motion of Council member Wolfe, seconded by Council member Jacox, unanimous approval was given to the modifications to the woodworking shop lease.

On the motion of Council member Wolfe, seconded by Council member Holt, unanimous approval was given to an agreement with Jackson Arts Council regarding the Ned R. McWherter West Tennessee Performing Arts Center.

On the motion of Council member Bannister, seconded by Council member Cisco, the request by John Allen to purchase two lots located at 210 West Lafayette for the appraised value of $27,500 was approved 7-0-1, with Council member Buchanan abstaining.

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Wolfe, unanimous approval was given to the acceptance of streets in Willow Green Subdivision Section VI, Walnut Trace Subdivision Sections VIIIB & IX and Laurel Creek Subdivision Sections V, VI, VII.

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Bray, unanimous approval was given to a contract with U.S. Office Products for 20# weight copier paper for various city departments in the amount of $57,995.00, an approximate yearly total, the lowest and best bid received.

On the motion of Council member Wolfe, seconded by Council member Jacox, unanimous approval was given to a contract with Signs & Blanks for sign blades for the Traffic Sign department in the amount of $3,500.00, an approximate yearly total, the lowest and best bid received.

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Jacox, unanimous approval was given to a contract with Professional Uniform Shop for rainwear for the Police department in the amount of $10,683.75, the best bid received that meets the requirements of the specifications.

On the motion of Council member Wolfe, seconded by Council member Bannister, unanimous approval was given to a contract with Superior Seed and Supply for seed for Groundskeeping in the amount of $33,740.00, an approximate yearly total, the lowest and best bid received.

Consideration of a request to increase the contract for the Downtown Streets, Milling and Resurfacing project, with Dement Construction, by $35,100.00, in order to finish the milling and resurfacing work and to pave an additional lane on Bendix Drive between Highway 70 Bypass and North Parkway East.

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

General Fund

Current
Budget

Amendment
Request

Amended
Budget

110-41143-111

Salaries-Building

431,325

28,000

459,325

110-41710-111

Salaries-Housing Codes

84,646

(28,000)

56,646

110-xxxxx-245

Telephones

89,643

110-41811-245

Telephones-Municipal Building

156,560

(95,225)

61,335

110-xxxxx-255

Info Systems Serv

0

50,880

50,880

110-41640-259

IS Services Charged to Others

0

(55,680)

(55,680)

110-41900-764

Appropriation to Street Fund

112,123

2,386

114,509

110-37900

From Fund Balance

88,886

(7,996)

72,894

St Str Aid Fund:

121-43120-245

Telephone

500

1,186

1,686

121-43120-255

Computer/Info Systems Services

0

1,200

1,200

121-36411

Approp from General Fund

112,123

2,386

114,509

H&S Fund:

131-43230-245

Telephone

700

552

1,252

131-43230-255

Computer/Info Systems Services

0

1,440

1,440

131-37900

From Fund Balance

0

1,992

1,992

Metro Drug Fund:

142-42129-245

Telephone

16,900

3,230

20,130

142-42129-255

Computer/Info Systems

0

1,440

1,440

142-37900

From Fund Balance

110,914

4,670

115,584

Landfill Fund:

440-43270-245

Telephone

1,000

614

1,614

440-43270-255

Computer/Info Systems Services

0

720

720

440-37900

From Retained Earnings

0

1,334

1,334

The General Fund budget would decrease by $7,996 for costs transferred to other funds. State Street Aid Fund would increase by $2,386; Health & Sanitation Fund by $1,992; Metro Drug Fund by $4,670; and Landfill Fund by $1,334.

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

On the motion of Council member Jacox, seconded by Council member Holt, unanimous approval was given to the following Certificates of Compliance:

a. Thomas Highfill, d/b/a Big Al's Package Store;

b. Robert E. Frankland, III, d/b/a The Barrel;

c. Lynda Climer, President, and Addie Climer, Secretary, d/b/a Oak Hill Spirits Shoppe, Inc.

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

a. Civil Service Commission - Appointment of Clyde Hamilton to replace Sidney David and appointment of Pamela Marshall to replace Copeland Hutson.

b. Planning Commission and Urban Growth Planning Commission - Reappointment of James Tyson.

c. Health Education & Housing Facilities - Reappointment of Helen Owens.

d. Industrial Development - Reappointment of Charlie Roberts and appointment of Charlie Garrett to replace Bill Allen.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.

CHARLES H. FARMER, MAYOR


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