City Council Agenda For Tuesday Night

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Here is the City Council agenda for Tuesday, April 30, at 6 p.m. at City Hall:

 

Call to Order.

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

III. Minute Approval.

IV. Special Presentation.

V. Ordinances – Final Reading:

a) MR-2011-127 Goodwin Southern Properties (Abandonment). An ordinance closing and abandoning a portion of the 1400 block of Jefferson Street to include the utility easement and construction of a cul-de-sac conditions stated on the attached memorandum. (District 8.)

VI. Ordinances – First Reading:

VII. Resolutions:

a) A resolution authorizing the appointment of Jim Luebbering as a special police officer (unarmed) for the City of Chattanooga Public Works Department, to do special duty as prescribed herein, subject to certain conditions.

b) A resolution authorizing Hewitt Coleman to pay an on-the-job injury settlement to City employee, Karen Glenn, in the amount of $16,400.56 based upon her established permanent partial impairment rating.

c) A resolution authorizing the Director for the Department of Youth and Family Development to apply for, and accept, the 2013 Tier II Boating Infrastructure Grant Program funds from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, to build or extend dockage at four (4) prominent locations along the downtown south shore of the Tennessee River and for the installation of transient, nontrailerable vessels at each location, in the amount of $1,285,868.00 and $65,000.00, for a total amount of $1,350,868.00.

d) 2013-PW-01 City of Chattanooga c/o Bill Payne, City Engineer (Street Name Change). A resolution to approve the right-of-way name change request for the proposed 400-499 block of Graham Street to 400-499 block of Money Tree Lane due to broken street segment and duplicate street name. (District 2.)

e) A resolution authorizing Chattanooga Parkridge Valley Hospital c/o David S. Was to use temporarily the right-of-ways located in three (3) locations in the 7300 block of Standifer Gap Road to install directional signs for the facility, subject to certain conditions. (Districts 4 & 6.) (Added by permission of Council Chairman Hakeem.) (Revised.)

VIII. Overtime Report. IX. Departmental Reports:

a) Police.

b) Fire.

c) ECD.

d) Youth and Family Development.

e) Transportation.

f) Public Works.

g) Finance.

X. Other Business.

XI. Committee Reports.

XII. Agenda Session for Tuesday, May 7, 2013

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

XIV. Adjournment.


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