Upcoming City Council Agenda

Friday, December 9, 2011

Here is the City Council agenda for Tuesday at 6 p.m. at City Hall:

I. Call to Order.

II. Pledge of Allegiance/Invocation (Councilman Murphy)

III. Minute Approval.

IV. Special Presentations.

V. Ordinances – Final Reading:

VI. Ordinances – First Reading:

a) MR-2011-118 Memorial Health Care System/Miller McCoy (Abandonment). An ordinance closing and abandoning a portion of Robbins Street beginning at the east line of Kilmer Street thence southeast some 650 feet to the west line of the 800 block of Glenwood Drive, more particularly described herein, subject to certain conditions. (District No. 9.)

b) An ordinance reapportioning the nine districts for the City Council.
VII. Resolutions:
a) A resolution authorizing the Director of the Office of Sustainability to enter into a contract for professional services with Franklin Associates Architects, Inc. for a green roof for the City Council building in the amount of $26,890.00. (Deferred from 12/6/2011.)
b) A resolution authorizing payment of library consultant fees to June Garcia, to obtain executive recruitment of the Chattanooga Library Director, in an amount not to exceed $14,500.00.

c) A resolution authorizing payment of 2012 Membership Dues for the National League of Cities in the amount of $10,610.00.

d) A resolution authorizing the purchase of used equipment from Stowers Equipment – One (1) CAT D5N XL Crawler Dozer in the amount of $103,840.00 and One (1) Hydraulic Excavator in the amount of $137,120.00.
e) A resolution authorizing Change Order No. 1 (Final) for East Tennessee Grading, Inc., relative to Contract No. W-10-010-201, Sanitary Sewer Improvements Old Lee Highway at Apison Pike, for an increased amount of $15,768.36, for a revised contract amount not to exceed $514,666.36, and to release the remaining contingency of $34,133.64. (District No. 4.)

f) A resolution authorizing the Administrator of the Department of Neighborhood Services and Community Development to enter into various contracts with neighborhood organizations for Neighborhood Partners Projects and related activities and initiatives, in an amount not to exceed $71,850.00, as outlined in the attached list, incorporated herein by reference.
g) A resolution authorizing the Chief of Police to apply for and accept a Governor’s Highway Safety Office (GHSO) Grant No. Z12GHSO54 for the “Chattanooga Police Department Aggressive Driving Enforcement Program” for the period of October 1, 2011, to September 30, 2012, in the amount of $49,320.00.

VIII. Overtime Report.

IX. Departmental Reports:

a) Department of Human Services.

b) Department of Parks and Recreation.

c) Department of Public Works.

d) Department of Neighborhood Services.

e) Department of Education, Arts & Culture.

f) Fire Department.

g) Police Department.

h) Department of Personnel.

i) Department of Finance and Administration

j) City Attorney.

X. Other Business.

XI. Committee Reports.

XII. Agenda Session for Tuesday, December 20, 2011.

XIII. Recognition of Persons Wishing to Address the Council on Non-Agenda Matters.
XIV. Adjournment.



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