Upcoming City Council Agendas

Friday, November 01, 2013

Here are the upcoming City Council agendas:

Tuesday:

I. Call to Order.

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

III. Minute Approval. 

IV. Special Presentations.

V. Ordinances – Final Reading: 

VI. Ordinances – First Reading:

a) 2012-097 MAP Engineers c/o Mike Price/Wilkins Partners.  An ordinance to clarify 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)

VII. 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 to accept the qualifications for surveying services from Earthworx; Thompson Engineering; The RLS Group; and Arcadis U.S. and to enter into four (4), one (1) year blanket contracts with these professional firms subject to one (1) year renewal options for professional surveying services estimated at $350,000.00 total annually for all four (4) professional firms for use by all departments.  (Public Works)

c) A resolution to accept the qualifications for geoenvironmental and construction materials consulting services from Thompson Engineering; Terracon Consultants; and S&ME and to enter into three (3), one (1) year blanket contracts with these professional firms subject to one (1) year renewal options for professional consulting services estimated at $475,000.00 total annually for all three (3) professional firms for use by all departments.  (Public Works)

d) A resolution authorizing the Office of the City Attorney to institute eminent domain proceedings against James P. Little, M.D. on the property located at 1335 O’Grady Drive, Chattanooga, TN  37419.  (City Attorney’s office)  (Added by permission of Chairman Hakeem)

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. 12

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

XIII. Adjournment.

Agenda for Tuesday, Nov. 12:

1. Call to Order.

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

3. Minute Approval.

4. Special Presentation.

“The Secretary of Defense Freedom Award”

Presented to Police Chief Bobby Dodd on behalf

of the Chattanooga Police Department

By the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR)

5. Ordinances - Final Reading:

a) 2012-097 MAP Engineers c/o Mike Price/Wilkins Partners.  An ordinance to clarify 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)

6. Ordinances – First Reading:

a) An ordinance amending Chattanooga City Code, Part II, Chapter 2, Article III, Sections 2-137, 2-138, 2-149, 2-151, 2-152, 2-153, 2-165.1, 2-183 and Part II, Chapter 2, Article XIII, Section 2-751, relative to Domestic Partnership and Non-Discrimination.

b) 2013-119 Jack Edwards (R-1 Residential Zone to R-2 Residential Zone).  An ordinance to amend Chattanooga City Code, Part II, Chapter 38, Zoning Ordinance, so as to rezone property located at 7630 Bonnie Drive, more particularly described herein, from R-1 Residential Zone to R-2 Residential Zone, subject to certain conditions.  (Recommended for approval by Planning)  (District 6)

2013-119 Jack Edwards (R-1 Residential Zone to R-2 Residential Zone).  An ordinance to amend Chattanooga City Code, Part II, Chapter 38, Zoning Ordinance, so as to rezone property located at 7630 Bonnie Drive, more particularly described herein, from R-1 Residential Zone to R-2 Residential Zone, subject to certain conditions.  (Staff Version) 

2013-119 Jack Edwards (R-1 Residential Zone to R-2 Residential Zone).  An ordinance to amend Chattanooga City Code, Part II, Chapter 38, Zoning Ordinance, so as to rezone property located at 7630 Bonnie Drive, more particularly described herein, from R-1 Residential Zone to R-2 Residential Zone.  (Applicant Version)

c) 2013-128 Aaron White/Vulcan Lands, Inc. (M-1 Manufacturing Zone to C-3 Central Business Zone). An ordinance to amend Chattanooga City Code, Part II, Chapter 38, Zoning Ordinance, so as to rezone property located at 556 Molly Lane, more particularly described herein, from M-1 Manufacturing Zone to C-3 Central Business Zone, subject to certain conditions.  (Recommended for approval by Planning and Staff)  (District 7) 

2013-128 Aaron White/Vulcan Lands, Inc. (M-1 Manufacturing Zone to C-3 Central Business Zone). An ordinance to amend Chattanooga City Code, Part II, Chapter 38, Zoning Ordinance, so as to rezone property located at 556 Molly Lane, more particularly described herein, from M-1 Manufacturing Zone to C-3 Central Business Zone.  (Applicant Version)  

d) 2013-130 Green Real Estate Group, LLC/David Devaney (R-4 Special Zone to C-3 Central Business Zone).  An ordinance to amend Chattanooga City Code, Part II, Chapter 38, Zoning Ordinance, so as to rezone property located at 324 Vine Street, more particularly described herein, from R-4 Special Zone to C-3 Central Business Zone, subject to certain conditions.  (Recommended for approval by Planning and Staff)  (District 7)

2013-130 Green Real Estate Group, LLC/David Devaney (R-4 Special Zone to C-3 Central Business Zone).  An ordinance to amend Chattanooga City Code, Part II, Chapter 38, Zoning Ordinance, so as to rezone property located at 324 Vine Street, more particularly described herein, from R-4 Special Zone to C-3 Central Business Zone.  (Applicant Version)

e) 2013-129 Jack Killian (Lift Conditions).  An ordinance to amend Chattanooga City Code, Part II, Chapter 38, Zoning Ordinance, so as to Lift Condition Nos. 1 and 2 of Ordinance No. 11533 of previous Case No. 2004-031, on property located at 2857 Northpoint Boulevard, being more particularly described herein.  (Recommended for approval by Planning and Staff)  (District 3)

7. Resolutions:

a) A resolution authorizing Hewitt Coleman to pay an on-the-job injury settlement to former City employee, James Hogwood (EN44566), in the amount of $50,000.00 based upon his established permanent total impairment rating, subject to his execution of a release of all claims, and in accordance with Ordinance No. 12573.  (Human Resources)

b) A resolution to accept the qualifications for on-call modeling and floodplain analysis services from URS Corporation; AMEC Environmental and Infrastructure, Inc.; HDR Engineering, Inc.; CDM Smith; and Lamar Dunn Associates, Inc. and to enter into five (5), one (1) year blanket contracts with these professional firms subject to one (1) year renewal options for professional services estimated at $650,000.00 total annually for all five (5) professional firms for use by all departments.  (Public Works)

c) 2013-127 Clara Edwards/Tommye Montgomery (Special Exceptions Permit).  A resolution approving a Special Exceptions Permit for a Residential Home for Handicapped and/or Aged Persons operated on a commercial basis on property located at 1503 Taylor Street.  (Planning)  (District 9)

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. 19

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

13. Adjournment.


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