City Council Agenda For Jan. 8

Friday, January 04, 2013


Here is the City Council agenda for Tuesday, Jan. 8, at City Hall at 6 p.m.


I. Call to Order.

II.  Pledge of Allegiance/Invocation (Councilman McGary).

III. Minute Approval. 

IV. Special Presentation:  

V. Ordinances – Final Reading:   

VI. Ordinances – First Reading:

a) An ordinance to amend Chattanooga City Code Section 10-33, which adopted the 2009 Edition of the International Energy Conservation Code, Section 402.4.2, regarding air sealing and insulation.

b) An ordinance to amend Chattanooga City Code, Part II, Chapter 38, Zoning Ordinance, Division 5, Section 38-84, R-T/Z Residential Townhouse/Zero Lot Line Zone to provide clarity to setback requirements outside and within the Urban Overlay Zone.

c) 2012-156 City of Chattanooga/Regional Planning Agency (M-1 Manufacturing Zone (Temporary Zone) to Urban General Commercial (Permanent Zone).  An ordinance to amend Chattanooga City Code, Part II, Chapter 38, Zoning Ordinance, so as to rezone property located in the 9300 block of Lee Highway, more particularly described herein, from M-1 Manufacturing Zone (Temporary Zone) to Urban General Commercial (Permanent Zone), subject to certain conditions.  (Recommended for approval by Planning and Staff.)  (District 4.)

d) 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.)

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.)

e) MR-2012-0150 J. R. Realty, LLC c/o James E. Vincent, Sr. (Abandonment).  An ordinance closing and abandoning two unused right-of-ways located in the 6400 block of Old Hixson Pike for the purposes of combining existing lots as part of an overall re-subdivision of property, more particularly described herein.  (District 3.)

VII. Resolutions:

a) A resolution authorizing the Office of the City Attorney to institute eminent domain proceedings against Dr. David Bouler and Sue Bouler on the property located at 314 North Crest Road, Chattanooga, TN  37404.  (District 5.)

b) A resolution authorizing the Office of the City Attorney to institute eminent domain proceedings against Robert Graham and Sandy Graham on the property located at 316 North Crest Road, Chattanooga, TN  37404.  (District 5.)

c) A resolution authorizing the Office of the City Attorney to institute eminent domain proceedings against Marilyn Humpert on the property located at 312 North Crest Road, Chattanooga, TN  37404.  (District 5.)

d) A resolution authorizing the Administrator of the Department of Parks and Recreation to enter into an agreement with Passpointe Engineering for playground resurfacing and an agreement for site and stormwater design of a water spray park feature at Shepherd Community Center, in the amount of $7,721.67, with a contingency amount of $1,165.00, for an amount not to exceed $8,886.67.  (District 1.)

e) A resolution authorizing the Gang Task Force Coordinator to accept, if awarded, a grant in the amount of $20,000.00 from the Community Development Block Grant Program to be used to provide violence intervention services to gang-entrenched areas of Chattanooga in Fiscal Year 2013-2014.

f) A resolution authorizing Sports Barn c/o David Brock to use temporarily a portion of the right-of-way located at 301 Broad Street for installation of four awnings with signage, as shown in the attached drawings, subject to certain conditions.  (District 8.)

g) A resolution authorizing Chattanooga Billiards c/o Phil Wyndham to use temporarily a portion of the right-of-way located at 723 Cherry Street for installation of an awning with signage, as shown in the attached drawing and made a part hereof by reference, subject to certain conditions.  (District 8.)

h) A resolution authorizing the Administrator of the Department of Public Works to award Contract No. T-12-006-201, Real Time Traffic Monitoring System, Federal Project No. CM-3300 (51), PIN 114321.01, Chattanooga Regional ITS to Digiwest, LLC, in the amount of $24,600.00, with a contingency amount of $2,400.00, for an amount not to exceed $27,000.00.

i) A resolution authorizing and providing for the financing of the construction of capital projects for the Interceptor Sewer System (ISS) and authorizing the City Finance Officer to execute a loan agreement with the State of Tennessee Department of the Environment and Conservation, No. SRF #2012-307, in the amount of $33,100,000.00, and any amendments, supplements or other necessary documents in the name and on behalf of the City of Chattanooga in connection with same.

j) A resolution authorizing the Administrator of the Department of Public Works to enter into an agreement with Arcadis U.S., Inc. for professional services relative to Contract No. W-09-011-101, Orchard Knob Sanitary Pump Station Improvements, for an amount not to exceed $652,517.00.  (District 9.)

k) A resolution authorizing the Administrator of the Department of Public Works to enter into an agreement with Barge, Waggoner, Sumner and Cannon, Inc. for professional services relative to Contract No. W-09-013-102, Collegedale Sewer Basin Pump Station Improvements, for an amount not to exceed $967,000.00.  (District 4.)

l) A resolution authorizing the Administrator of the Department of Public Works to enter into an agreement with Volkert, Inc. for professional services relative to Contract No. W-10-012-101, Telemetry and SCADA Upgrades to the Moccasin Bend Wastewater Treatment Plant and Remote Facilities, for an amount not to exceed $436,000.00.  (District 1.)

m) A resolution authorizing the Administrator of the Department of Public Works to enter into an agreement with Barge, Waggoner, Sumner and Cannon, Inc. for professional services relative to Contract No. W-11-007-102, Effluent Disinfection System Upgrade for the Moccasin Bend Wastewater Treatment Plant, for an amount not to exceed $732,000.00.  (District 1.)

n) A resolution authorizing the Administrator of the Department of Public Works to enter into an agreement with Consolidated Technologies, Inc. for professional services relative to Contract No. W-12-010-101, 201 Facility Plan Update, for an amount not to exceed $215,000.00.  (District Citywide.)

o) A resolution authorizing the Administrator of the Department of Public Works to enter into an agreement with Littlejohn Engineering Associates, Inc. for professional services relative to Contract No. W-12-011-101, CMOM-Gravity Line Preventative Maintenance Plan, for an amount not to exceed $89,950.00.  (District Citywide.)

p) A resolution authorizing the Administrator of the Department of Public Works to enter into an agreement with CDM Smith, Inc. for professional services relative to Contract No. W-12-012-101, Moccasin Bend Wastewater Treatment Plant Process Control Program, for an amount not to exceed $283,310.00.  (District 1.)

q) A resolution authorizing the Administrator of the Department of Public Works to enter into an agreement with CH2M Hill for professional services relative to Contract No. W-12-013-101, CMOM-Emergency Response Plan, for an amount not to exceed $150,000.00.  (District 1.)

r) A resolution authorizing the Administrator of the Department of Public Works to enter into an agreement with Brown and Caldwell for professional services relative to Contract No. W-12-014-101, CMOM-Pump Station Operations and Preventative Maintenance Plan, for an amount not to exceed $218,125.00.  (District Citywide.)

s) A resolution authorizing the Administrator of the Department of Public Works to enter into an agreement with Lamar Dunn and Associates, Inc. for professional services relative to Contract No. W-12-015-101, Green Infrastructure Master Plan for CSO Basins, for an amount not to exceed $303,380.00.  (District Citywide.)

t) A resolution authorizing the Administrator of the Department of Public Works to enter into an agreement with Burns and McDonnell Engineering Company for professional services relative to Contract No. W-12-016-101, Citico CSOTF Pump Station Improvement Study, for an amount not to exceed $160,000.00.  (District 9.)

u) A resolution authorizing the Administrator of the Department of Public Works to enter into an agreement with Hazen and Sawyer, P.C. for professional services relative to Contract No. W-12-017-101, Hydraulic and Pump Station Improvements at the Moccasin Bend Wastewater Treatment Plant, for an amount not to exceed $607,930.00.  (District 1.)

v) A resolution authorizing the Administrator of the Department of Public Works to enter into an agreement with HDR Engineering, Inc. for professional services relative to Contract No. W-12-018-101, Supplemental Environmental Project-Agawela Drive Stream Restoration, for an amount not to exceed $159,000.00.  (District 5.)

w) A resolution authorizing Stone Fort Inn c/o Mark Oldham to use temporarily a portion of a right-of-way located at 120 East 10th Street for the installation of an awning with signage, as shown on the maps and drawings attached hereto and made a part hereof by reference, subject to certain conditions.  (District 8.)

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. 15.

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

XIV. Adjournment.

Agenda for Tuesday, Jan. 15:

1. Call to Order.

2. Pledge of Allegiance/Invocation (Councilman Murphy)

3. Minute Approval.

4. Special Presentation:  

5. Ordinances - Final Reading:

6. Ordinances – First Reading:

7. Resolutions:

a) A resolution authorizing the Administrator of Education, Arts, and Culture to waive the first day of rent pertaining to each License Agreement for rental of the Community Theater for the 2013 calendar year beginning March 1, 2013.

b) A resolution authorizing an extension of a contract with The Hartford for group life and accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) and long term disability insurance through June 30, 2013.

c) A resolution to confirm the appointment of Susan Dubose as Personnel Director for the City of Chattanooga, 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, Jan. 22.

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

14. Adjournment.



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