City Council Agenda For Feb. 26

Friday, February 22, 2013
Here is the City Council agenda for next Tuesday at 6 p.m. at City Hall:

I. Call to Order.

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

III. Minute Approval. 

IV. Special Presentation:  

V. Ordinances – Final Reading: 

a) An ordinance to amend Ordinance No. 12622 known as “the Fiscal Year 2012-2013 Budget Ordinance” so as to appropriate $500,000.00 from the General Fund Contingency to the Southeast Tennessee Development District for the development of a forty (40) year Comprehensive Greater Chattanooga Regional Growth Plan.  (Revised.)

VI. Ordinances – First Reading:

a) MR-2012-022 City of Chattanooga c/o Bill Payne (Abandonment).  An ordinance closing and abandoning of a portion of right-of-way in the 5100 block of Old Hixson Pike beginning at the intersection of Northpoint Boulevard and Old Hixson Pike, more particularly described herein, subject to certain conditions.  (District 3.)  (Revised.)

VII. Resolutions:

a) A resolution authorizing the payment of 2013 membership dues for the U.S. Conference of Mayors, in the amount of $12,242.00.

b) A resolution authorizing the renewal of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Lease No. DTFA 6-3-L-04444, for Low Level Warning System (LLWAS) numbers 5, 6, and 9 covering Lovell Field Airport, with lease expiring on September 30, 2013 and the renewal expiring on September 30, 2033.

c) A resolution authorizing the Director of General Services to execute a contract with Wright Brothers Construction for soil cap restoration on the Brownfield site of the closed 36th Street Landfill, in the amount of $96,866.96.  (District 7.)

d) A resolution authorizing the Director of General Services to execute a contract with Thomas Brothers Construction for soil cap restoration on the Brownfield site at Tennessee Avenue, in the amount of $201,000.00.  (District 7.)

e) A resolution authorizing the Chief of the Chattanooga Fire Department to apply for and, if awarded, accept the 2012-2013 Clean Tennessee Energy Grant under the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) for use to install geothermal heating and cooling systems in two new stations, Station 9 (East Lake) and Station 11 (Hixson) to begin construction this year, City funds will have a 50% match of $32,760.00, for a total project cost in the amount of $65,520.00.

f) A resolution authorizing the appointment of Olivia Swafford as a special police officer (unarmed) for Animal Care Trust d/b/a McKamey Animal Care and Adoption Center, Inc., to do special duty as prescribed herein, subject to certain conditions.

g) A resolution authorizing Change Order No. 1 (Final) for Yerbey Concrete Construction relative to Contract No. R-12-001-201, Main Terrain Art Park Bike Shelter, for a decreased amount of $3,620.00, for a revised contract amount not to exceed $24,280.00, and to release the contingency amount of $3,000.00.  (District 8.)

h) A resolution authorizing the Department of Public Works to purchase used construction equipment, including a used Caterpillar Hydraulic Excavator, for an approximate amount of $168,000.00.

i) A resolution authorizing an Amendment of Contract in Lieu of Performance Bond relative to the Closure/Post Closure Plan for the City Landfill with the State of Tennessee, Division of Solid Waste Management, arising from an annual inflation adjustment, by increasing the bond amount from $6,591,417.00 to $6,710,568.00.

j) A resolution authorizing an Amendment of Contract in Lieu of Performance Bond relative to the Closure/Post Closure Plan for the City Landfill, Lateral Expansion Area 3 with the State of Tennessee, Division of Solid Waste Management, arising from an annual inflation adjustment, by increasing the bond amount from $7,032,925.00 to $7,166,551.00.

k) A resolution authorizing an Amendment of Contract in Lieu of Performance Bond relative to the Closure/Post Closure Plan for the Summit Sanitary Landfill with the State of Tennessee, Division of Solid Waste Management, by decreasing the bond amount from $2,496,677.00 to $2,385,107.00.

l) A resolution to amend the agreement with Terracon to complete the necessary assessments for the requirements of the EPA Brownfield grant in order to increase the amount by no more than $2,100.00 for a total project cost in the amount of $223,700.00.

VIII. Overtime Report.

IX. Departmental Reports:

a) Department of Human Services.

b) Department of Parks and Recreation.

c) Department of Public Works.

d) Department of Neighborhood Services.

e) Department of Education, Arts & Culture.

f) Fire Department.

g) Police Department.

h) Department of Personnel.

i) Department of Finance and Administration.

j) City Attorney.

X. Other Business. 

XI. Committee Reports.

XII. Agenda Session for Tuesday, March 12, – No Meeting on March 5.

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

XIV. Adjournment.

Agenda for Tuesday, March 12

1. Call to Order.

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

3. Minute Approval.

4. Special Presentation:  

5. Ordinances - Final Reading:

a) MR-2012-022 City of Chattanooga c/o Bill Payne (Abandonment).  An ordinance closing and abandoning of a portion of right-of-way in the 5100 block of Old Hixson Pike beginning at the intersection of Northpoint Boulevard and Old Hixson Pike, more particularly described herein, subject to certain conditions.  (District 3.)

6. Ordinances – First Reading:

a) MR-2009-073 Reginald Ruff, III for John P. Franklin, Jr. (Abandonment).  An ordinance closing and abandoning of a part of an unopened alley located in the 2500 block of East 12th Street, more particularly described herein, subject to certain conditions.  (District 7.)

b) MR-2009-076 Mike Price for Crosswinds Properties, LLC (Abandonment).  An ordinance closing and abandoning of a portion of a sewer easement located at 712 and 716 Gentry Road, more particularly described herein, subject to certain conditions.  (District 4.)

7. Resolutions:

a) A resolution authorizing the Fire Chief to request the installation of twenty-five (25) fire hydrants to be installed by Tennessee American Water Company, at no charge, which locations will be determined after consulting the Chattanooga Fire Department Water Supply Division.

b) A resolution authorizing the Director of General Services to execute any and all documents to grant permanent easements to Chattanooga Warehouse Group, GP upon a portion of property jointly-owned by Hamilton County and the City of Chattanooga located within the Tennessee Riverpark for the purpose of access and maintenance of its existing outdoor entrance sign, billboard, and valve box.  (District 9.)

c) A resolution authorizing the Administrator of the Department of Public Works to enter into an agreement with Arcadis U.S., Inc. for professional engineering service relative to Contract No. S-13-001, Development of a Credit and Incentive Manual for the Water Quality Program, for an amount not to exceed $149,985.00.

d) A resolution authorizing the Administrator of the Department of Public Works to enter into an agreement with Data West Corporation for the purchase of eight (8) additional user licenses for the BillMaster Utility Billing Software (ENCO Sewer Billing) for the Moccasin Bend Wastewater Treatment Plant, for an amount not to exceed $12,000.00. 

8. Overtime Report.

9. Departmental Reports:

a) Department of Human Services.

b) Department of Parks and Recreation.

c) Department of Public Works.

d) Department of Neighborhood Services.

e) Department of Education, Arts & Culture.

f) Fire Department.

g) Police Department.

h) Department of Personnel.

i) Department of Finance and Administration.

j) City Attorney.

10. Other Business. 

11. Committee Reports.

12. Agenda Session for Tuesday, March 19.

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

14. Adjournment.


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