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City Council Meeting Minutes

JULY 5, 2000 - 9:00 A.M.

The Jackson, Tennessee City Council met for their regular monthly meeting at 9:00 a.m., July 5, 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 Sharon Bell, recorders of the minutes.

Rev. Franklin H. Collins gave the invocation and led the audience in the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

The minutes of the June 6, 2000 and June 20, 2000 meetings were approved and signed.

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

On the motion of Council member Wolfe, seconded by Council member Cisco, unanimous approval was given to the petition of J.W.S.L.L.C. to rezone property located on the north side of Ramblewood Drive, just south of Hopper Barker Road, and just east of North Highland Avenue from RS-1 (Single Family Residential) District to O (Office) District, 7.03( acres.

On the motion of Council member Bannister, seconded by Council member Buchanan, unanimous approval was given to the petition of Kathryn Tyler to rezone property located at 1651 Hollywood Drive from RG-2 (General Residential) District to O-C (Office Center) District, comprising 3.65( acres.

On the motion of Council member Wolfe, seconded by Council member Cisco, the following matters were approved 8-1, with Council member Holt voting nay:

Plan of Service, an Ordinance to annex and an Ordinance to zone an area referred to as "Passmore North Subarea 1", comprising 250.6( acres, located on the north side of Passmore Lane and the east side of Old Humboldt Road. The proposed zoning for the area is RS-1/FF/FW (Single Family Residential)/(Flood Fringe)/(Floodway) District.

Consideration of a Plan of Service, an Ordinance to annex and an Ordinance to zone an area referred to as "Passmore North Subarea 2", comprising 208( acres, located on the north side of Passmore Lane and the east side of Old Humboldt Road. The proposed zoning for the area is RS-1/FF/FW (Single Family Residential)/(Flood Fringe)/(Floodway) District.

Consideration of a Plan of Service, an Ordinance to annex and an Ordinance to zone an area referred to as "Passmore North Subarea 3", comprising 20.4( acres, located on the north side of Passmore Lane and the east side of Old Humboldt Road. The proposed zoning for the area is RS-1/FF/FW (Single Family Residential)/(Flood Fringe)/(Floodway) District.

On the motion of Council member Holt, seconded by Council member Dodd, unanimous approval was given to an amendment to the text of the City Zoning Ordinance amending lot area requirements in the RS (Single Family Residential) District.

On the motion of Council member Bannister, seconded by Council member Bray, unanimous approval was given to an amendment to the text of the City Zoning Ordinance to allow front building setback adjustments on cul-de-sacs.

On the motion of Council member Wolfe, seconded by Council member Dodd, unanimous approval was given to an amendment to the text of the City Zoning Ordinance establishing "accessory dwelling units".

On the motion of Council member Buchanan, seconded by Council member Wolfe, unanimous approval was given to an amendment to the text of the City Zoning Ordinance relative to open storage of merchandise.

SECOND READINGS:

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Jacox, unanimous approval was given to the proposed Tax Rate Ordinance and Budget Ordinance.

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.

NEW BUSINESS:

On the motion of Council member Buchanan, seconded by Council member Bray, unanimous approval was given to a Reimbursement Resolution.

Council member Jacox nominated Council member Maurice Hays as Vice-Mayor. Council member Wolfe made a motion to approve the nomination, seconded by Council member Holt. There being no further nominations, Council member Maurice Hays was elected Vice Mayor by acclamation.

On the motion of Council member Hays, seconded by Council member Cisco, unanimous approval was given to Jackson Madison County General Hospital's request for consideration of a Resolution designating the campus and facilities of West Tennessee Healthcare as "The Medical Center."

On the motion of Council member Buchanan, seconded by Council member Wolfe, unanimous approval was given to the request of Jackson Transit Authority for approval of renewal of a Management Agreement with First Transit, Inc.

On the motion of Council member Buchanan, seconded by Council member Wolfe, unanimous approval was given to the request of Jackson Transit Authority for approval of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1285 Contract.

On the motion of Council member Buchanan, seconded by Council member Bannister, unanimous approval was given to the request of Jackson-Madison County Airport Authority for additional capital funds in the amount of $25,000 as matching funds for land purchase.

On the motion of Council member Hays, seconded by Council member Cisco, unanimous approval was given to a Memorandum of Understanding for New State Office Building.

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Bannister, unanimous approval was given to a contract with U.S. Office Products for laser printer paper for various city departments, in the amount of $28,500.00, an approximate yearly total, the lowest and best bid received.

On the motion of Council member Wolfe, seconded by Council member Holt, unanimous approval was given to a contract with IMC Salt, Inc. for deicing rock salt for the Street Department, for $44.06 per ton, the lowest and best bid received.

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Hays, the request for approval to donate 32 cellular telephones and chargers to Women's Resource and Rape Assistance Program to be used by domestic violence victims was approved 8-1, with Council member Bannister abstaining.

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Jacox, unanimous approval was given to the proposal to exercise an additional two-year option with Waste Management for the collection of garbage.

On the motion of Council member Bannister, seconded by Council member Bray, unanimous approval was given to a contract with Martin Paving for hot mix for the Street Department for $26.00 a ton. There was a tie bid and it was the recommendation of the Street Department to award the contract to Martin Paving.

On the motion of Council member Dodd, seconded by Council member Cisco, unanimous approval was given to acceptance of streets located in Industrial Business Park; Northstar Park Sections IIA, III; Hidden Valley Subdivision Section VI; Autumn Valley Subdivision Section VI; Ramblewood East Phase 2; and Ramblewood East Sections III, IV, V.

On the motion of Council member Dodd, seconded by Council member Cisco, unanimous approval was given to a state route contract between the State of Tennessee Department of Transportation and the City of Jackson for maintenance of state routes throughout the City. The contract has increased from $150,658.73 to $168,289.56 representing an increase of $17,630.83. Mowing and litter removal miles increased from 26.54 miles to 35.24 miles, mowing price increased from $26.00 per acre to $36.00 per acre and litter removal increased from $90.00 per mile to $150.00/mile.

On the motion of Council member Wolfe, seconded by Council member Dodd, unanimous approval was given to a contract between the State of Tennessee Department of Transportation and the City of Jackson for mowing and litter removal on I-40 and State Route 186. Contract price of $29,687.04. The city is not obligated to perform any maintenance on the portions of I-40 and State Route 186.

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

On the motion of Council member Wolfe, seconded by Council member Holt, unanimous approval was given to a Certificate of Compliance for David Shirley of Metro Wine & Spirits.

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

a. Board of Utility Commissioners - Reappointment of Joe Bigford.

b. Planning Commission and Urban Growth Planning Commission - Appointment of Pam Fleming to replace Sharon Younger, whose term has expired.

c. Zoning Appeals - Appointment of Pam Fleming to replace Sharon Younger, whose term has expired.

d. Jackson Madison County Library Board - Reappointment of Amanda Allen and appointment of Cheryl Cunningham to replace Mary Platt, whose term has expired.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.

CHARLES H. FARMER, MAYOR


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