Upcoming City Council Agendas

Friday, October 4, 2013

Here are the upcoming City Council agendas:

Tuesday, Oct. 8:

I. Call to Order.

II.  Pledge of Allegiance/Invocation (Chairman Hakeem).

III. Minute Approval. 

IV. Special Presentation 

V. Ordinances – Final Reading: 

a) MR-2013-056 Jibewe, Inc. (Abandonment).  An ordinance closing and abandoning an unopened alley beginning at its intersection with the north line of the 2600 block of East 24th Street northeast some sixty-five (65’) feet to the northeast corner of Tax Map No. 156K-B-001, subject to certain conditions.  (District 9)  (Public Works)

b) MR-2013-067 James Hibbs (Abandonment).  An ordinance closing and abandoning an unopened alley located in the 300 block of Pine Ridge Road.  (District 1)  (Public Works)

c) MR-2013-069 Don Carlisle (Abandonment).  An ordinance closing and abandoning an unopened alley located in the 600 block of Spears Avenue. (District 1)  (Public Works)

VI. Ordinances – First Reading:

a) 2013-084 Burt Schaerer/Bts Development (Lift Conditions).  An ordinance to amend Chattanooga City Code, Part II, Chapter 38, Zoning Ordinance, so as to Lift Condition No. 2 of Ordinance No. 12018 from previous Case No. 2007-142, on property located at 2245 Hickory Valley Road, being more particularly described herein, subject to certain conditions.  (District 6)  (Recommended for approval by Planning and Staff)

b) 2013-104 Troy Cox (Amend and Replace Conditions).  An ordinance to amend Chattanooga City Code, Part II, Chapter 38, Zoning Ordinance, so as to amend and replace conditions of Ordinance No. 12472 from Case No. 2013-104 on property located at 706, 710, and 716 Ashland Terrace, being more particularly described herein, subject to certain conditions.  (District 2)  (Recommended for approval by Planning and Staff)

c) 2013-113 Jesse O. Farr (R-2 Residential Zone to R-4 Special Zone).  An ordinance to amend Chattanooga City Code, Part II, Chapter 38, Zoning Ordinance, so as to rezone property located at 2712 Walker Road, more particularly described herein, from R-2 Residential Zone to R-4 Special Zone, subject to certain conditions.  (District 6)  (Recommended for approval by Planning and Staff)

2013-113 Jesse O. Farr (R-2 Residential Zone to R-4 Special Zone).  An ordinance to amend Chattanooga City Code, Part II, Chapter 38, Zoning Ordinance, so as to rezone property located at 2712 Walker Road, more particularly described herein, from R-2 Residential Zone to R-4 Special Zone.  (Applicant Version)

VII. Resolutions:

a) A resolution authorizing the Mayor to enter into and execute a water line easement agreement with FATD-H, LLC to establish a permanent water line easement within a portion of property jointly-owned by Hamilton County and the City of Chattanooga at Enterprise South Industrial Park.  (District 6)  (General Services)

b) A resolution authorizing the Consent and Confirmation to the Modification Agreement between the City of Chattanooga and the Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport Authority.  (Finance)

c) A resolution authorizing the approval of Change Order No. 1 (Final) for Haren Construction Company, Inc., relative to Contract No. W-09-002-201, Moccasin Bend Wastewater Treatment Plant Odor Control Project, for an increased amount of $56,324.16, for a revised contract amount not to exceed $2,978,324.16, and to release the remaining contingency funds in the amount of $235,675.84.  (District 1) (Public Works)

d) A resolution authorizing the approval of Change Order No. 1 for Yerbey Concrete Construction relative to Contract No. E-12-002-201, CDBG Sidewalk Requirements Contract, for an increased amount of $178,805.33, for a revised contract amount not to exceed $528,805.33.  (Districts 7, 8, 9) (Public Works)

e) A resolution authorizing the Administrator of the Department of Public Works to award Contract No. W-10-011-201, East Brainerd Road Sewer Line Replacement (Phase 1), to Brown Brothers, Inc., for a contract amount of $558,795.42, with a contingency amount of $60,000.00, for an amount not to exceed $618,795.42.  (District 4) (Public Works)

f) 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. S-12-009-102, Carter Street Culvert Rehabilitation, for an amount not to exceed $40,000.00.  (District 7) (Public Works)

g) A resolution authorizing the Administrator of the Economic and Community Development Department to submit an application to the Rockefeller Foundation 100 Resilient Cities-Centennial Challenge.  (Economic and Community Development) 

h) 2013-109 James Pratt/John C. Whitmire/Colony Land & Investments (Special Exceptions Permit).  A resolution approving a Special Exceptions Permit for a Residential Planned Unit Development on property located at 5650 Cassandra-Smith Road.  (District 3)  (Recommended for approval by Planning and Staff)

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, Oct. 15

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

XIII. Adjournment.

Agenda for Tuesday, Oct. 15:

1. Call to Order.

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

3. Minute Approval.

4. Special Presentation.

5. Ordinances - Final Reading:

a) 2013-084 Burt Schaerer/Bts Development (Lift Conditions).  An ordinance to amend Chattanooga City Code, Part II, Chapter 38, Zoning Ordinance, so as to Lift Condition No. 2 of Ordinance No. 12018 from previous Case No. 2007-142, on property located at 2245 Hickory Valley Road, being more particularly described herein, subject to certain conditions.  (District 6)  (Recommended for approval by Planning and Staff)

b) 2013-104 Troy Cox (Amend and Replace Conditions).  An ordinance to amend Chattanooga City Code, Part II, Chapter 38, Zoning Ordinance, so as to amend and replace conditions of Ordinance No. 12472 from Case No. 2013-104 on property located at 706, 710, and 716 Ashland Terrace, being more particularly described herein, subject to certain conditions.  (District 2)  (Recommended for approval by Planning and Staff)

c) 2013-113 Jesse O. Farr (R-2 Residential Zone to R-4 Special Zone).  An ordinance to amend Chattanooga City Code, Part II, Chapter 38, Zoning Ordinance, so as to rezone property located at 2712 Walker Road, more particularly described herein, from R-2 Residential Zone to R-4 Special Zone, subject to certain conditions.  (District 6)  (Recommended for approval by Planning and Staff)

2013-113 Jesse O. Farr (R-2 Residential Zone to R-4 Special Zone).  An ordinance to amend Chattanooga City Code, Part II, Chapter 38, Zoning Ordinance, so as to rezone property located at 2712 Walker Road, more particularly described herein, from R-2 Residential Zone to R-4 Special Zone.  (Applicant Version)

6. Ordinances – First Reading:

a) MR-2013-095 Jody Shea, Shea Properties, LLC (Abandonment).  An ordinance closing and abandoning an unopened alley perpendicular to the 600 block of South Holtzclaw Avenue, subject to certain conditions.  (District 9)  (Recommended for approval by Public Works)

b) MR-2013-098 Brad and Reta Standefer (Abandonment).  An ordinance closing and abandoning an opened alley off of the 3900 block of Fairfax Drive, subject to certain conditions.  (District 2)  (Recommended for approval by Public Works)

7. Resolutions:

a) A resolution authorizing Jennifer Mingola/Lincoln H. Christensen to use temporarily the right-of-way located on 1110 Market Street at Warehouse Row for the installation of nine (9) new awnings, as shown on the maps attached hereto and made a part hereof by reference, subject to certain conditions.  (District 8)  (Public Works)

b) A resolution authorizing the Administrator of the Department of Public Works to enter into a Partnership Agreement with Rohdie Group, LLC for exchange of scope of services relative to Contract No. S-12-003-801, McCutcheon Road Storm Drainage Improvement Project.  (District 6)  (Public Works)

c) A resolution authorizing the Director of General Services to accept and enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with Rock House Media, an Etix Partner, for donated services related to the design and hosting of a professional and market driven website for the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium and Tivoli Theater with an estimated value of $5,000.00.  (District 7)  (General Services)

d) A resolution authorizing the Chief of Police to enter into an agreement with Tri-Tech/Visionair Software Systems for the annual support and maintenance of the RMS System for the period of July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014, for an amount not to exceed $224,600.13.  (Police)

e) A resolution authorizing the payment of the 2013-2014 Membership Dues for the Tennessee Municipal League in the amount of $30,350.00.  (Mayor’s office)

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, Oct. 22

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

13. Adjournment.



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