Upcoming City Council Agendas

Friday, May 17, 2013
Here is the City Council agenda for Tuesday at 6 p.m. at City Hall:

Tuesday, May 21:

I. Call to Order.

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

III. Minute Approval. 

IV. Special Presentation.

V. Ordinances – Final Reading: 

a) An ordinance to amend Chattanooga City Code, Part II, Chapter 31, Article VIII, Division 1, Generally, Sections 31-302 and 31-303; and Division 3, Land Disturbing Activity and Erosion and Sedimentation Control, Sections 31-320, 31-321, 31-322, 31-323 and 31-324 relative to Stormwater Management.  (Public Works)

b) 2013-044 Habitat for Humanity Greater Chattanooga Area/Linda Sneary (M-1 Manufacturing Zone to R-3 Residential Zone).  An ordinance to amend Chattanooga City Code, Part II, Chapter 38, Zoning Ordinance, so as to rezone property located at 1129 East 14th Street, more particularly described herein, from M-1 Manufacturing Zone to R-3 Residential Zone.  (Recommended for approval by Planning and Staff)  (District 8)

c) 2013-045 John Wise/June Jones (R-1 Residential Zone, O-1 Office Zone and C-2 Convenience Commercial Zone to C-7 Northshore Commercial Mixed Use Zone).  An ordinance to amend Chattanooga City Code, Part II, Chapter 38, Zoning Ordinance, so as to rezone properties located at 530 Cherokee Boulevard and 335 Stringer Street, more particularly described herein, from R-1 Residential Zone, O-1 Office Zone and C-2 Convenience Commercial Zone to C-7 Northshore Commercial Mixed Use Zone, subject to certain conditions.  (Recommended for denial by Planning)  (District 1)

d) 2013-049 Alan Haniszewski/PVS MAC II LLC (R-3 Residential Zone and 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 1944 Rossville Avenue, more particularly described herein, from R-3 Residential Zone and M-1 Manufacturing Zone to C-3 Central Business Zone, subject to certain conditions.  (Recommended for approval by Planning and Staff)  (District 7)

VI. Ordinances – First Reading:

a) An ordinance providing for an Interim Budget and appropriating funds for the usual and ordinary expenses of the City government for the months of July, August, and September, 2013, pending the adoption of the 2013-2014 annual Budget.  (Added by permission of Council Chairman Hakeem)  (Finance)

b) MR-2012-116 MAP Engineering/Mike Price (Abandonment).  An ordinance closing and abandoning a sewer easement located on 1047 Givens Road and 1016 Grays Drive, subject to certain conditions.  (Public Works)  (District 4)

VII. Resolutions:

a) A resolution authorizing the Mayor to enter into an agreement with Hamilton County for the Hamilton County Courts Community Service Program to pick up litter along City rights-of-way using first-time, non-violent offenders, in the amount of $60,000.00.  (Public Works)

b) A resolution authorizing Change Order No. 1 for Yerbey Concrete Construction relative to Contract No. E-11-008-201, Sidewalk Requirements Contract, for an increased amount of $74,189.67, for a revised contract amount not to exceed $434,189.67.  (Public Works)

c) A resolution to confirm the Mayor’s appointment of Donna Williams as the Administrator for the Department of Economic and Community Development.  (Added by permission of Council Chairman Hakeem)  (Mayor’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. Agenda Session for Tuesday, May 28

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

XIII. Adjournment.

Agenda for Tuesday, May 28

1. Call to Order.

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

3. Minute Approval.

4. Special Presentation.

5. Ordinances - Final Reading:

a) An ordinance providing for an Interim Budget and appropriating funds for the usual and ordinary expenses of the City government for the months of July, August, and September, 2013, pending the adoption of the 2013-2014 annual Budget.  (Finance)

b) MR-2012-116 MAP Engineering/Mike Price (Abandonment).  An ordinance closing and abandoning a sewer easement located on 1047 Givens Road and 1016 Grays Drive, subject to certain conditions.  (Public Works)  (District 4)

6. Ordinances – First Reading:

a) An ordinance to amend Chattanooga City Code, Part II, Chapter 18, Article VI, Sections 18-101, 18-102, 18-103, 18-104 and 18-105, and Article VII, relative to Garbage and refuse.  (Public Works)

b) An ordinance to amend Chattanooga City Code, Part II, Chapter 5, Section 5-82, relative to the Beer Board of Chattanooga and grounds for revocation or suspension of permit.  (Police)

7. Resolutions:

a) A resolution authorizing the appointment of Lance McCrory as a special police officer (unarmed) for the City of Chattanooga Department of Parks and Facilities Maintenance, to do special duty as prescribed herein, subject to certain conditions.  (Human Resources)

b) A resolution authorizing the Administrator of the Department of Youth and Family Development, to apply for and, if granted, accept a grant from the Lebovitz Family Charitable Trust (or the Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga), in the amount of $23,840.00.  (Youth and Family Development)

c) A resolution authorizing the Mayor to enter into a Wetlands Conservation Easement associated with the State Industrial Access Road serving Volkswagen.  (District 6)  (Public Works)

d) A resolution authorizing the Mayor to apply for and, if approved, accept a TIGER 5 Discretionary Grant relative to the Wilcox Tunnel Project, for an amount up to $25 million, with the City matching funds of $22 million through local and/or other grant funds.  (Districts 5 & 9)  (Transportation)

e) A resolution authorizing the Department of General Services to enter into an agreement with JDH Company, Inc. for the removal and replacement of the front porch and two (2) rear stairwell roofs at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium, in the amount of $352,992.00, with a contingency amount of $17,647.00, for a total amount not to exceed $370,569.00.  (District 7)  (General Services)

f) A resolution authorizing the Department of General Services to enter into an agreement with the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Local 140 for stage, technical, and crew services during scheduled events at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium, Tivoli Theatre, and the Robert Kirk Walker Community Theatre, with service fees billable to civil facilities licensees in fulfillment of license agreements.  (District 7)  (General Services)

g) A resolution authorizing the Department of General Services to enter into an agreement with Axis Security, Inc. for front of house staffing services during scheduled events at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium, Tivoli Theatre, and the Robert Kirk Walker Community Theatre, with service fees billable to civil facilities licensees in fulfillment of license agreements.  (District 7)  (General Services)

h) A resolution authorizing the Department of General Services to accept the qualifications for appraisal services from (1) Brian R. Eades of The Benchmark Trust Corporation; (2) Thomas R. Carter of Carter Appraisal Services; (3) William C. Haisten, III of The Haisten Group, Inc.; (4) Lloyd (Chip) Murphy of L. T. Murphy & Associates; and (5) Wayne A. Rains of Rains Appraisal Services, and to enter into five (5), one (1) year blanket contracts with these professionals with an option for four (4) extensions for one (1) year per extension for professional appraisal services estimated at $75,000.00 annually for all five (5) professionals for use by all departments.  (General Services)

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, June 4

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

13. Adjournment.



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