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City Council Meeting Minutes

AUGUST 1, 2000 - 9:00 A.M.

The Jackson, Tennessee City Council met for their regular monthly meeting at 9:00 a.m., August 1, 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 Anita Brooks and Sharon Bell, recorders of the minutes.

Councilman Kenny Holt gave the invocation and led the audience in the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

The minutes of the July 5, 2000 meeting were approved and signed.

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Wolfe, unanimous approval was given to the petition of Gerry Neese and Larry Dorris to rezone property located on the north side of Oil Well Road, just west of Old Humboldt Road from A-O/FF/FW (Agriculture and Open Land)/(Flood Fringe)/(Floodway) District to RS-1/FF/FW (Single Family Residential)/(Flood Fringe)/(Floodway) District, 10.44( acres.

On the motion of Council member Wolfe, seconded by Council member Bray, unanimous approval was given to a Resolution to adopt a Plan of Service, and Ordinances to annex and zone an area referred to as "Madison Place Sub-area 1" comprising 1.86( acres, located on the northeast side of North Parkway, just south of Lawrence Switch Road and just east of Jackson Community College Baptist Student Union. The proposed zoning for the area is RG-2 (General Residential) District.

SECOND READINGS:

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Wolfe, 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 Wolfe, seconded by Council member Holt, 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 Bannister, seconded by Council member Wolfe, unanimous approval was given to 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.

On the motion of Council member Holt, seconded by Council member Dodd, unanimous approval was given to 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.

On the motion of Council member Wolfe, seconded by Council member Dodd, approval was given, 8-1 with Council member Holt voting nay, to 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 Bannister, seconded by Council member Bray, 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 Holt, seconded by Council member Wolfe, 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 Bannister, seconded by Council member Cisco, unanimous approval was given to an amendment to the text of the City Zoning Ordinance relative to open storage of merchandise.

NEW BUSINESS:

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Wolfe, unanimous approval was given to lease approximately 8,800 square feet located at 101 East Lafayette Street to the City of Jackson for City Court.

On the motion of Council member Wolfe, seconded by Council member Holt, unanimous approval was given to a Resolution authorizing application for a grant from the Tennessee Department of Transportation for one lift equipped twenty-three passenger van.

On the motion of Council member Wolfe, seconded by Council member Holt, unanimous approval was given to a contract with Hart Freeland Roberts. Inc. for architect/engineering services needed to design, prepare and review bids, and supervise the construction of the kitchen renovation project at Fire Station #2.

On the motion of Council member Bannister, seconded by Council member Bray, unanimous approval was given to a contract with Teague Transports for washed #57 limestone, for $10.20 per ton, the lowest and best bid received, for various departments.

On the motion of Council member Wolfe, seconded by Council member Dodd, unanimous approval was given to a contract with Workman Materials, for machined rip-rap for the Street Department, for $11.70 per ton, the lowest and best bid received.

On the motion of Council member Wolfe, seconded by Council member Holt, unanimous approval was given to donate Units 57 and 70 A & B at Westwood Gardens to Jonah Affordable Housing. The units will be moved and rehabilitated and one used for Jonah Affordable Housing office and the other as a rental unit. Jonah Affordable Housing will not take possession of the units until moving and rehabilitation funds are secured.

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Dodd, unanimous approval was given to a contract with TLM for renovations to the Civic Center. The cost will be 6.5% of the construction cost.

On the motion of Council member Wolfe, seconded by Council member Jacox, unanimous approval was given to Contract Amendment III with Norfolk Southern Railroad for proposed replacement of underpass, Ridgecrest Road (existing Christmasville Road) milepost IC-466.20, Madison County, file 117-25022 CPB Project. The request was for an additional $6,632.00 for Engineering Review fees to review final set of plans and specifications. The revised total contract cost is $638,001.00.

On the motion of Council member Jacox, seconded by Council member Dodd, unanimous approval was given to write off delinquent Westwood Gardens rent accounts.

On the motion of Council member Wolfe, 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 Jacox, unanimous approval was given to a request from the Jackson-Madison County Airport Authority to use the previously city appropriated funds of $48,125 ($25,000 for land purchase, $11,250 carryover and $11,875 from joint funding) to acquire 31.5 acres of property for future airport expansion.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.

CHARLES H. FARMER, MAYOR


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