Upcoming City Council Agendas

Friday, October 25, 2013

Here are the upcoming City Council agendas:

Agenda for Tuesday:

I. Call to Order.

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

III. Minute Approval. 

IV. Special Presentations.

V. Ordinances – Final Reading: 

VI. Ordinances – First Reading:

VII. Resolutions:

a) A resolution authorizing the issuance and sale of an amount not to exceed $40 million principal amount of the City of Chattanooga, General Obligation Bonds, Series 2013.

 (Finance)

b) A resolution authorizing the appointment of Tyler Biss as a special police officer (unarmed) for the City of Chattanooga Department of Public Works, to do special duty as prescribed herein, subject to certain conditions.  (Human Resources)

c) A resolution authorizing the Chief of Police to enter into an agreement with Innovative Data Solutions, Inc. (IDS) d/b/a PowerDMS, Inc. for software necessary for policy management, training, and accreditation compliance, in the amount of $35,031.33.  (Police)

d) A resolution authorizing the Department of Transportation to enter into a contract with 3M Company to comply with the sign inventory requirement, for a total project cost in the amount of $299,545.00.  (Transportation)

e) A resolution authorizing the Administrator for the Department of Transportation to apply for and, if awarded, accept a grant from the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) for Fiscal Year 2014 Transportation Alternatives Program for multi-use path and bicycle facility improvements on Hamm and Manufacturers Roads from US Highway 27 to the Moccasin Bend Visitor Center, for an amount to be determined, with eighty (80%) percent being the TDOT share and twenty (20%) percent being required from the City as local matching funds. (District 1)  (Transportation)

f) A resolution authorizing the Administrator of the Economic and Community Development Department to enter into a Conservation Services Agreement with The Trust for Public Land to be paid in four (4) quarterly installments of $25,000.00 each for a term of one (1) year beginning July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014, for an amount not to exceed $100,000.00.  (Economic and Community Development)

g) A resolution authorizing the Administrator of the Department of Youth and Family Development, to apply for and, if granted, accept a grant from the 2014 Columbia Sportswear Company-Grassroots Outdoor Alliance Belay Program for the City of Chattanooga Therapeutic Recreation “Climbing Higher” Program, in the amount of $5,000.00.  (Youth and Family Development)

h) A resolution authorizing the City Purchasing Agent to enter into a contract with Public Financial Management, Inc. for consulting services related to Budgeting for Outcomes Implementation, in the amount of $96,250.00. (Purchasing)

VIII. Departmental Reports:

a) Police.

b) Fire.

c) Economic and Community Development.

d) Youth and Family Development.

e) Transportation.

f) Public Works.

g) Finance.

IX. Other Business. 

X. Committee Reports.

XI. Agenda Session for Tuesday, Nov. 5

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

XIII. Adjournment.

Agenda for Tuesday, Nov. 5

1. Call to Order.

2. Pledge of Allegiance/Invocation (Councilman Grohn).

3. Minute Approval.

4. Special Presentation.

5. Ordinances - Final Reading:

6. Ordinances – First Reading:

a) 2012-097 MAP Engineers c/o Mike Price/Wilkins Partners.  An ordinance to amend Ordinance No. 12646 so as to allow temporary access during construction on property located at 1735 Joiner Road, more particularly described herein, from R-1 Residential Zone to O-1 Office Zone, subject to certain conditions.  (District 4)  (Planning)

7. Resolutions:

a) A resolution authorizing the Administrator of the Department of Public Works to award Contract No. S-11-005-201, Brainerd Road SEP Project to Yerbey Concrete Construction, for a contract amount of $86,472.50, with a contingency amount of $8,650.00, for an amount not to exceed $95,122.50.  (District 5)  (Public Works)

b) A resolution authorizing the Administrator of the Department of Public Works to execute the renewal of a Blanket Professional Surveying Services Contract with Earthworx, LLC, in the amount of $300,000.00 per year.  (Public Works)

c) A resolution authorizing the Administrator of the Department of Public Works to execute the renewal of a Blanket Professional Surveying Services Contract with Thompson Engineering, in the amount of $300,000.00 per year.  (Public Works)

d) A resolution authorizing the Administrator of the Department of Public Works to execute the renewal of a Blanket Professional Surveying Services Contract with The RLS Group, in the amount of $300,000.00 per year.  (Public Works)

e) A resolution authorizing the Administrator of the Department of Public Works to execute the renewal of a Blanket Professional Surveying Services Contract with Arcadis U.S., in the amount of $300,000.00 per year.  (Public Works)

f) A resolution authorizing the Administrator of the Department of Public Works to execute the renewal of a Blanket Professional Geoenvironmental and Construction Materials Consulting Services Contract with Thompson Engineering, in the amount of $300,000.00 per year.  (Public Works)

g) A resolution authorizing the Administrator of the Department of Public Works to execute the renewal of a Blanket Professional Geoenvironmental and Construction Materials Consulting Services Contract with Terracon Consultants, in the amount of $300,000.00 per year.  (Public Works)

h) A resolution authorizing the Administrator of the Department of Public Works to execute the renewal of a Blanket Professional Geoenvironmental and Construction Materials Consulting Services Contract with S&ME, in the amount of $300,000.00 per year.  (Public Works)

8. Departmental Reports:

a) Police.

b) Fire.

c) Economic and Community Development.

d) Youth and Family Development.

e) Transportation.

f) Public Works.

g) Finance.

9. Other Business. 

10. Committee Reports.

11. Agenda Session for Tuesday, Nov. 12

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

13. Adjournment.


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