City Council Agenda For Jan. 29

Friday, January 25, 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 Robinson).

III. Minute Approval. 

IV. Special Presentation:  

V. Ordinances – Final Reading:   

VI. 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.)

VII. 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 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.) (Deferred from 1/22/2013.)

e) 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.

f) A resolution authorizing the City Attorney’s office to retain separate law firms and to retain expert witnesses 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 which are determined to be necessary in the opinion of the City Attorney.  (Revised.)

g) 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.)

h) 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 such as landscaping or sidewalks constructed by HealthSouth within the right-of-way between Bailey and McCallie Avenues at the expense of the City of Chattanooga.”  (District 7.)  (Revised.)

i) A resolution authorizing the Administrator of the Department of Public Works to enter into a contract for professional services with MWH Americas, Inc. for the formation of the Moccasin Bend Clean Water Authority, for an amount not to exceed $100,000.00.  (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, Feb. 5.

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

XIV. Adjournment.

Agenda for Tuesday, Feb. 5:

1. Call to Order.

2. Pledge of Allegiance/Invocation (Council Chairwoman Ladd)

3. Minute Approval.

4. Special Presentation:  

5. Ordinances - Final Reading:

a) An ordinance to amend Chattanooga City Code, Part II, Chapter 18, Garbage and refuse relating to service locations and special containers.  

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.)

6. Ordinances – First Reading:

a) An ordinance to amend Chattanooga City Code, Part II, Chapter 3, Section 3-55, relative to new scenic corridor.

b) An ordinance to amend Chattanooga City Code, Part II, Chapter 24, Section 502, relative to Schedule II – Speed on through streets.

7. Resolutions:

a) A resolution authorizing payment of a title search fee in the amount of $75.00 per title search completed by the title search personnel and such fee shall be added as a court cost to each delinquent tax parcel in accordance with the attached order by the Chancery Court of Hamilton County, Tennessee.

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. 12.

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

14. Adjournment.




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