Upcoming City Council Agenda

Friday, November 15, 2013

Here is the upcoming City Council agenda:

Tuesday:

I. Call to Order.

II.  Pledge of Allegiance/Invocation (Councilwoman Berz).

III. Minute Approval. 

IV. Special Presentations.

V. Ordinances – Final 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.

 (City Attorney’s office)

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)

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) 

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)

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)

VI. Ordinances – First Reading:

VII. Resolutions:

a) A resolution authorizing the Chief of the Fire Department to pay the annual support and maintenance agreement for the Department’s record management system to FDM Software, in the amount of $52,602.98. (Fire)

b) A resolution authorizing the Administrator of the Department of Public Works to award Contract No. W-10-004-202, East Brainerd Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation, to Layne Inliner, LLC, in the amount of $7,494,471.00, with a contingency amount of $374,700.00, for an amount not to exceed $7,869,171.00, subject to SRF loan approval.  (Districts 4 & 6)  (Public Works)

c) A resolution authorizing the City of Chattanooga to pay Victor Moore through his attorney, Lloyd A. Levitt, concerning a motor vehicle accident claim, subject to his execution of a release of all claims, in the amount of $12,000.00, for medical treatment and physical therapy.  (City Attorney’s office)

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) 

e) A resolution authorizing the Director of Human Resources to execute an agreement with OnSite Rx, Inc. to provide onsite pharmacy services for City employees, retirees, and dependents covered under the City’s health plan and for on the job injuries at the rate of $19.35 per employee per month (PEPM) for a contract period of three (3) years with additional two (2) one (1) year renewal term options.  (Human Resources)

f) A resolution authorizing the Director of General Services to accept and enter into a contract with Food Conquest, LLC to provide concession services at the Memorial Auditorium, Robert Kirk Walker Community Theater, and Tivoli Theater, for a period of one (1) year with an option of up to three (3) additional one (1) year renewal periods, with a contract revenue estimated at an annual amount of $150,000.00 to vendor and $45,000.00 to the City of Chattanooga.  (General Services)

g) A resolution authorizing the City Attorney’s office to retain the law firms of Katten, Muchin, and Rosenman, LLP and McKoon, Williams, and Hegeman to provide legal counsel in the issuance of General Obligation Bonds during Fiscal Year 2013-2014.  (City Attorney’s office)

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. No Agenda on Tuesday, Nov. 26,  due to Thanksgiving week.

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

XIII. Adjournment.


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