Upcoming City Council Agendas

Friday, December 27, 2013

Here are the upcoming City Council agendas:

Agenda for Tuessday:

I. Call to Order.

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

III. Minute Approval.

IV. Special Presentation.

V. Ordinances – Final Reading:

a) An ordinance to amend Ordinance No. 12757, known as ‘the FY2013/2014 Budget Ordinance’, so as to provide for certain changes in revenues and appropriations set out in Section 5 and Section 6 relating to the Municipal Golf Courses.

 (City Attorney’s office/Finance) 

b) An ordinance amending Chattanooga City Code, Article V, Sections 2-549 and 2-551, relative to purchases, contracts, and property disposition, relative to bids.  (Purchasing)  

c) An ordinance amending Chattanooga City Code, Article V, Section 2-552, 2-553, and 2-560, purchases, contracts, and property disposition, relative to bids.  (Purchasing)  

VI. Ordinances – First Reading:

a) An ordinance amending Chattanooga City Code, Part II, Chapter 2, Article III, Division 12, Sections 2-192 and 2-193, relative to political activities.  (City Attorney’s office)

b) MR-2013-124 Jody Shea (Abandonment).  An ordinance closing and abandoning of a portion of 2500 South Hawthorne Street.  (District 8)  (Recommended for approval by Planning and recommended for denial by Transportation)  (Deferred from 12/10/2013)

c) MR-2013-131 Marcus Jones (Abandonment).  An ordinance closing and abandoning the unopened 1300 block of Aubin Avenue beginning at the Southwest corner of Lot 1.  (District 2)  (Recommended for approval by Transportation and recommended for denial by Planning and Staff)

d) MR-2013-150 John McDonald (Abandonment).  An ordinance closing and abandoning an unopened street located at the intersection of Druid Lane and School Court.  (District 2)  (Recommended for denial by Transportation, Planning, and Staff)

VII. Resolutions:

a) A resolution to confirm the Mayor’s appointment of Breege Farrell, subject to the approval of the City Council, to the Industrial Development Board for the City of Chattanooga, Tennessee.  (Mayor’s office)  (Revised)

b) A resolution authorizing the Administrator of the Economic and Community Development Department to reallocate HOME Program Fund in the amount of $349,812.76 from the 28th District CDC to be made available for future affordable housing development projects and initiatives.  (Economic and Community Development)

c) A resolution authorizing the Mayor to execute a deed of conservation easement to Hamilton County on Tax Map No. 145J-A-005 as part of the planned Riverwalk extension and as approved by the Planning Commission on December 9, 2013, by Resolution MR-2013-159.  (District 7)  (General Services)

d) A resolution authorizing the Administrator for the Department of Public Works to accept funds from Glass House Collective, for street trees, relative to the Glass Street Streetscapes Project, Partnership Agreement No. E-12-002-801, in the amount of $1,120.00.  (District 9)  (Public Works)

e) A resolution authorizing the Administrator for the Department of Transportation to apply for and, if awarded, accept a “Safe Routes to School” grant from the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) to provide a pedestrian link between Big Ridge Elementary School and the sidewalks of area subdivisions and to the North Chickamauga Creek Greenway Trail, in the amount of $300,000.00.  (Transportation)  (Revised)

f) A resolution authorizing the Administrator for the Department of Transportation to apply for and, if awarded, accept a “Safe Routes to School” grant from the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) to build sidewalks that link Lakeside Academy School to residential and commercial areas, extend bike lanes to the school, and provide students education about how to safely walk and bike to school, in the amount of $300,000.00.  (Transportation)  (Revised)

g) A resolution authorizing the Administrator for the Department of Transportation to apply for and, if awarded, accept a “Safe Routes to School” grant from the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) for pedestrian and bicycle facilities linking Woodmore Elementary School with students of the surrounding neighborhood, in the amount of $300,000.00.  (Transportation)  (Revised)

h) A resolution authorizing Mary J. McSears to use temporarily the unopened right-of-way located on Pearl Street and near 2528 Olive Street for use of a driveway, as shown on the maps attached hereto and made a part hereof by reference, subject to certain conditions.  (District 9)  (Transportation)

i) A resolution authorizing the Regional Planning Agency to make payment to Tallen Holdings Company for monthly parking costs for employees and three (3) agency vehicles, for an annual amount of $12,083.28.  (Planning)

j) A resolution to amend Resolution No. 27710 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, in addition to purchasing prescription and over the counter products through OnSite Rx, Inc. at the cost of approximately $5 million per year and pay applicable sales taxes at the approximate rate of $11,000.00 per year.  (Human Resources)

k) A resolution authorizing the Director of the Youth and Family Development to purchase for the recreation centers thirty-five (35) Dell Inspiron minitowers; three (3) iPad 2; three (3) Bretford Powersync trays for iPad 2; thirty (30) Applecare+ for iPad; five (5) Lexia Reading Core5 training; and sixteen (16) Lexia Reading Core5, for a total purchase price in the amount of $165,289.85.  (Youth and Family Development)

l) A resolution authorizing Jody Shea to use temporarily the right-of-way located between 25th and 26th Street and South Hawthorne Street to comply with landscape buffer requirement to beautify the neighborhood, as shown on the maps attached hereto and made a part hereof by reference, subject to certain conditions.  (District 8)  (Transportation)

m) A resolution authorizing Dwyte Winningham to use temporarily the right-of-way located in the 1900 block of Mae Dell Road for a new metal carport, as shown on the map attached hereto and made a part hereof by reference, subject to certain conditions.  (District 8)  (Transportation)

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, Jan. 14, 2014.

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

XIII. Adjournment.
 
Agenda for Tuesday, Jan. 14:

1. Call to Order.

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

3. Minute Approval.

4. Special Presentation.

5. Ordinances - Final Reading:

a) An ordinance amending Chattanooga City Code, Part II, Chapter 2, Article III, Division 12, Sections 2-192 and 2-193, relative to political activities.  (City Attorney’s office)

b) MR-2013-124 Jody Shea (Abandonment).  An ordinance closing and abandoning of a portion of 2500 South Hawthorne Street.  (District 8)  (Recommended for approval by Planning and recommended for denial by Transportation) 

c) MR-2013-131 Marcus Jones (Abandonment).  An ordinance closing and abandoning the unopened 1300 block of Aubin Avenue beginning at the Southwest corner of Lot 1.  (District 2)  (Recommended for approval by Transportation and recommended for denial by Planning and Staff)

d) MR-2013-150 John McDonald (Abandonment).  An ordinance closing and abandoning an unopened street located at the intersection of Druid Lane and School Court.  (District 2)  (Recommended for denial by Transportation, Planning, and Staff)

6. Ordinances – First Reading:

a) 2013-153 The Broadway Group, LLC, John Haddock & Pamela Price (R-4 Special Zone to C-2 Convenience Commercial Zone).  An ordinance to amend Chattanooga City Code, Part II, Chapter 38, Zoning Ordinance, so as to rezone property located at 7345 Lee Highway, more particularly described herein, from R-4 Special Zone to C-2 Convenience Commercial Zone, subject to certain conditions.  (District 6)  (Recommended for approval by Planning and Staff)

2013-153 The Broadway Group, LLC, John Haddock & Pamela Price (R-4 Special Zone to C-2 Convenience Commercial Zone).  An ordinance to amend Chattanooga City Code, Part II, Chapter 38, Zoning Ordinance, so as to rezone property located at 7345 Lee Highway, more particularly described herein, from R-4 Special Zone to C-2 Convenience Commercial Zone.   (Applicant Version)


b) 2013-155 Jack Killian/CD Properties, LLC (R-1 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 2841 Northpoint Boulevard, particularly described herein, from R-1 Residential Zone to R-4 Special Zone.  (District 3)  (Recommended for approval by Planning and Staff)

7. Resolutions:

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, Jan. 21, 2014.

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

13. Adjournment.


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