City Council Agenda For Jan. 22

Friday, January 18, 2013
Here is the City Council agenda for next Tuesday at 6 p.m. at City Hall:


I. Call to Order.

II.  Pledge of Allegiance/Invocation (Councilwoman Scott).

III. Minute Approval. 

IV. Special Presentation:  

V. Ordinances – Final Reading:   

VI. Ordinances – First Reading:

a) 2012-157 Scenic Land Company, LLC/Jack and Carolyn Lonas and Robert Brown (R-1 Residential Zone to R-3 Residential Zone, R-4 Special Zone, and C-2 Convenience Commercial Zone).  An ordinance to amend Chattanooga City Code, Part II, Chapter 38, Zoning Ordinance, so as to rezone properties located in the 100 block of Dodson Road and the 6400 block of Highway 153, more particularly described herein, from R-1 Residential Zone to R-3 Residential Zone, R-4 Special Zone, and C-2 Convenience Commercial Zone, subject to certain conditions.  (Recommended for approval by Planning and recommended for deferral of 30 days by Staff.)  (District 3.)  (Deferred from 1/8/2013.)

2012-157 Scenic Land Company, LLC/Jack and Carolyn Lonas and Robert Brown (R-1 Residential Zone to R-3 Residential Zone, R-4 Special Zone, and C-2 Convenience Commercial Zone).  An ordinance to amend Chattanooga City Code, Part II, Chapter 38, Zoning Ordinance, so as to rezone properties located in the 100 block of Dodson Road and the 6400 block of Highway 153, more particularly described herein, from R-1 Residential Zone to R-3 Residential Zone, R-4 Special Zone, and C-2 Convenience Commercial Zone, subject to certain conditions.  (Alternate Version.)

2012-157 Scenic Land Company, LLC/Jack and Carolyn Lonas and Robert Brown (R-1 Residential Zone to R-3 Residential Zone, R-4 Special Zone, and C-2 Convenience Commercial Zone).  An ordinance to amend Chattanooga City Code, Part II, Chapter 38, Zoning Ordinance, so as to rezone properties located in the 100 block of Dodson Road and the 6400 block of Highway 153, more particularly described herein, from R-1 Residential Zone to R-3 Residential Zone, R-4 Special Zone, and C-2 Convenience Commercial Zone.  (Applicant Version.)

VII. Resolutions:

a) A resolution authorizing the Chief of the Chattanooga Fire Department to enter into a contract with River Street Architecture, LLC for the design of Fire Station No. 11, for the architect’s basic service fee in the amount of $107,699.29, plus a contingency of 10% in the amount of $10,770.00, for reimbursable expenses in the amount of $118,469.29.  (Deferred 1/15/2013.) 

b) A resolution authorizing the Mayor to execute an Interlocal Agreement with Hamilton County for construction and operation of a firing range.  (District 8.)

c) A resolution authorizing the Administrator of the Department of Public Works to enter into an agreement with Campbell and Associates, Inc. for professional engineering services for Design and Construction Services of Laboratory Renovations for Moccasin Bend Wastewater Treatment Plant, for an amount not to exceed $50,000.00.  (District 1.)

d) A resolution authorizing the Administrator of the Department of Public Works to enter into an agreement with Thompson Engineering, Project No. W-12-020, for professional services for structural analysis, design, and construction of repairs for Waste Resources Division sites, for an amount not to exceed $118,400.00.  (District 1.)

e) A resolution authorizing the Administrator of the Department of Public Works to enter into a Partnership Agreement with Terry Jump of the Center for Integrative Medicine, Project No. E-06-012-801, Wilhoit Street and East Main Street Streetscape Project, and to accept in kind donations for the project, in the amount of $17,000.00.  (District 7.)

f) A resolution authorizing Change Order No. 1 (Final) for Service Electric Company, Inc., Contract No. W-11-001-201, Moccasin Bend Wastewater Treatment Plant 46-kV Power Circuit Breaker Replacement Substation Construction, for an increased amount of $13,200.00, to release the remaining contingency of $1,800.00, for a revised contract amount not to exceed $163,176.00.  (District 1.) 

g) A resolution authorizing Change Order No. 1 (Final) for Garney Companies, Inc., Contract No. W-09-006-201, South Chickamauga Creek Pump Station Upgrade, for an increased amount of $54,576.49, to release the remaining contingency of $11,423.51, for a revised contract amount not to exceed $698,576.49.  (District 9.)

h) A resolution authorizing Change Order for Pettus Mechanical Services for coil replacement of the HVAC system in the laboratory at Moccasin Bend Wastewater Treatment Plant, for an increased amount of $10,392.22, for a revised contract amount not to exceed $222,792.22.

i) A resolution authorizing the appointment of Richard Perrin as a special police officer (unarmed) for the City of Chattanooga Public Works Department, to do special duty as prescribed herein, subject to certain conditions.

j) A resolution authorizing the creation of a Water and Wastewater Authority. 

k) A resolution authorizing the Director of General Services to enter into an agreement with Franklin Associates Architects to design and oversee construction administration for the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Law Enforcement Firearms Training Facility, in the amount of $310,000.00.  (Added by permission of Council Chairwoman Ladd. 

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, Jan. 29.

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

XIV. Adjournment.

Agenda for Tuesday, Jan. 29: 

1. Call to Order.

2. Pledge of Allegiance/Invocation (Councilwoman Robinson)

3. Minute Approval.

4. Special Presentation:  

5. Ordinances - Final Reading:

a) 2012-157 Scenic Land Company, LLC/Jack and Carolyn Lonas and Robert Brown (R-1 Residential Zone to R-3 Residential Zone, R-4 Special Zone, and C-2 Convenience Commercial Zone).  An ordinance to amend Chattanooga City Code, Part II, Chapter 38, Zoning Ordinance, so as to rezone properties located in the 100 block of Dodson Road and the 6400 block of Highway 153, more particularly described herein, from R-1 Residential Zone to R-3 Residential Zone, R-4 Special Zone, and C-2 Convenience Commercial Zone, subject to certain conditions.  (Recommended for approval by Planning and recommended for deferral of 30 days by Staff.)  (District 3.)  (Deferred from 1/8/2013.)

2012-157 Scenic Land Company, LLC/Jack and Carolyn Lonas and Robert Brown (R-1 Residential Zone to R-3 Residential Zone, R-4 Special Zone, and C-2 Convenience Commercial Zone).  An ordinance to amend Chattanooga City Code, Part II, Chapter 38, Zoning Ordinance, so as to rezone properties located in the 100 block of Dodson Road and the 6400 block of Highway 153, more particularly described herein, from R-1 Residential Zone to R-3 Residential Zone, R-4 Special Zone, and C-2 Convenience Commercial Zone, subject to certain conditions.  (Alternate Version.)

2012-157 Scenic Land Company, LLC/Jack and Carolyn Lonas and Robert Brown (R-1 Residential Zone to R-3 Residential Zone, R-4 Special Zone, and C-2 Convenience Commercial Zone).  An ordinance to amend Chattanooga City Code, Part II, Chapter 38, Zoning Ordinance, so as to rezone properties located in the 100 block of Dodson Road and the 6400 block of Highway 153, more particularly described herein, from R-1 Residential Zone to R-3 Residential Zone, R-4 Special Zone, and C-2 Convenience Commercial Zone.  (Applicant Version.)

6. Ordinances – First Reading:

a) An ordinance to amend Chattanooga City Code, Part II, Chapter 18, Garbage and refuse relating to service locations and special containers.  (Deferred 1/15/2013.) 

b) MR-2012-095 City of Chattanooga c/o Bill Payne (Abandonment).  An ordinance closing and abandoning of a portion of the Buckley Street right-of-way between Chamberlain Avenue and Duncan Avenue, more particularly described herein. (District 7.)

7. Resolutions:

a) A resolution authorizing the Administrator of the Department of Public Works to enter into an Interlocal Agreement with the Hamilton County Geographic Information Systems Department relative to Planimetric Photography, in the amount of $35,000.00, plus a contingency of $5,000.00, for a total amount not to exceed $40,000.00. 

b) A resolution authorizing the Administrator of the Department of Public Works to enter into a Partnership Agreement with Dan Rose of The Flying Squirrel Restaurant, Project No. S-11-004-801, Johnson Street Roadway and Green Infrastructure Project, with the restaurant to provide an in kind donation in the amount of $17,500.00.  (District 8.)

c) A resolution authorizing Teresa S. Jump c/o Robert C. Taylor, Cityscape Development Services to use temporarily the right-of-way located at 320 East Main and a portion of Wilhoit Street for encroachment at subgrade for footings and overhead projecting awning, as shown in the attached drawings hereto and made a part hereof by reference, subject to certain conditions.  (District 7.)

d) A resolution authorizing the Chief of the Chattanooga Fire Department to apply for and, if awarded, accept the 2012 Fire Prevention and Safety Grant to provide a Fire Code Enforcement and Sprinkler Awareness Educational Program for both businesses and homeowners, for the City to provide a cost share of non-federal funds of 20% of the total cost in the amount of $5,250.00.

e) A resolution authorizing the City Attorney’s office to retain separate law firms to assist in the defense of individual police officers who have been sued in the lawsuit entitled, “Tatum v. City of Chattanooga, et al”, due to multiple police officers being sued.

f) A resolution authorizing the Administrator of the Department of Parks and Recreation to enter into an agreement with McKamey Animal Center and Chattanooga Goodwill Industries for the operation of a dog park located at Heritage Park in Chattanooga, Tennessee.  (District 4.)

g) MR-2012-079 City of Chattanooga c/o Dan Thornton. A resolution to amend Resolution No. 27267 which declared 0.27 acres as surplus and authorized conveyance of a maintained area between McCallie and Bailey Avenues to HealthSouth subject to future roadway needs of the City to reflect if the property is required for roadway improvements, the City will restore any infrastructure constructed by HealthSouth within the right-of-way between Bailey and McCallie Avenues at the expense of the City of Chattanooga.”  (District 7.)

8. Overtime Report.

9. 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.

10. Other Business. 

11. Committee Reports.

12. Agenda Session for Tuesday, Feb. 5.

13. Recognition of Persons Wishing to Address the Council on Non-Agenda Matters.

14. Adjournment.




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