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City Council Meeting Minutes

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

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

Councilman Charles "Pepper" Bray gave the invocation and led the audience in the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

The minutes of the August 1, 2000 meeting were approved and signed.

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

On the motion of Council member Wolfe, seconded by Council member Jacox, unanimous approval was given to a Resolution to adopt a Plan of Service, an Ordinance to annex, and an Ordinance to zone two areas referred to as "Troutman Subarea 1 and Troutman Subarea 2", annexation areas comprising 27.75( acres and 4.75( acres respectively, totaling 34.5( acres, located on the west side of Old Humboldt Road, adjacent to Northpointe Subdivision, with the proposed zoning for the area to be RS (Single-Family Residential) District.

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Dodd, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to amend the text of the City Zoning Ordinance, Article VI, Section 5, Subsection E, relative to residential accessory structures.

On the motion of Council member Holt, seconded by Council member Wolfe, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to amend the text of the City Zoning Ordinance, Article VI, Section 14, relative to queuing lanes.

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Holt, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to amend the Official Code of the City of Jackson, Chapter 6, Section 11.603, relative to firearms.

On the motion of Council member Buchanan, seconded by Council member Bray, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to amend Title 16 of the City Code of Jackson, Tennessee regarding Restoration of Street Openings.

On the motion of Council member Bannister, seconded by Council member Wolfe, an Ordinance to close and abandon a section of right-of-way on Walker Road located behind Union University was approved 8-0-1, with Council member Holt abstaining.

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Wolfe, unanimous approval was given to a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity for Jerry Dwight Allen and a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity for Kuldip Singh.

SECOND READINGS:

On the motion of Council member Cisco, 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 Buchanan, seconded by Council member Wolfe, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to annex and an Ordinance to 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, with the proposed zoning for the area to be RG-2 (General Residential) District.

NEW BUSINESS:

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Buchanan, unanimous approval was given to a contract with Dement Construction for the materials and labor required for restoration of street cuts and potholes, based on unit prices.

On the motion of Council member Wolfe, seconded by Council member Dodd, unanimous approval was given to a contract with LU, Inc, for guardrail installation and repair throughout the city as needed, based on unit prices.

On the motion of Council member Wolfe, seconded by Council member Jacox, unanimous approval was given to a contract in the amount of $72,331.42 with Hornsby Electric for the materials and labor required to install traffic signals at Bendix Drive and Hwy 70.

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Wolfe, unanimous approval was given to a contract in the amount of $565,920.10 with Dement Construction for materials and labor required for the Fall 2000 Street Resurfacing project.

On the motion of Council member Wolfe, seconded by Council member Buchanan, unanimous approval was given to acceptance of Bell Camp Road as a city street and acceptance of streets located within the Northpointe Subdivision Section VII-B and Walnut Trace Section VII-B.

On the motion of Council member Wolfe, seconded by Council member Dodd, unanimous approval was given to an amended state route contract that would reduce the mowing/litter removal on Interstate 40 from $36.00 per acre to $26.00 per acre. Contract reduced from $29,687.04 to $24,410.64.

On the motion of Council member Bannister, seconded by Council member Wolfe, consideration for a quitclaim deed/warranty deed to be presented to Union University for a section of Walker Road (right-of-way) within the Union University campus, south of University Drive was approved 8-0-1, with Council member Holt abstaining.

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

General Fund:

Current Budget

Amendment Request

Amended Budget

Expenditures:

110-44630-292

Security-Fairgrounds

500

17,500

18,000

Funding:

110-34780

Fairgrounds Revenue

210,000

23,100

233,100

Metro Drug Fund

Expenditures:

142-42129-900

Capital

56,050

20,000

76,050

Funding:

142-37900

From Fund Balance

84,375

20,000

104,375

General Fund appropriations would increase by $17,500. The Metro Drug Fund budget would increase by $20,000.

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

On the motion of Council member Holt, seconded by Council member Bannister, unanimous approval was given to the reappoint Randy Wallace to serve on the Planning Commission.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.

CHARLES H. FARMER, MAYOR


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