Upcoming City Council Agendas

Monday, June 24, 2013


Here are upcoming City Council agendas:


Tuesday, June 25 

I. Call to Order.

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

III. Minute Approval. 

IV. Special Presentation.

V. Ordinances – Final Reading: 

a) MR-2013-032 Jack P. Reid/Stuart L. Myers/Patricia A. Lowry (Abandonment).  An ordinance closing and abandoning of two (2) sewer easements within the property lines of 2907 Braly Place.  (District 2)  (Public Works)

b) An ordinance to amend Chattanooga City Code, Part II, Chapter 5, Section 5-108, relative to locations and signs for liquor stores.  (Safety)

VI. Ordinances – First Reading:

a) An ordinance amending Chattanooga City Code to delete all references to the Human Services Department in Article IX, Chapters 2-641 through 2-660 relative to the renamed and reorganized Chattanooga Youth and Family Development Department; Article III, Divisions 1 and 2, Chapters 2-138, 2-139, and 2-143 relative to Human Resources; Article I, Chapters 24-30 and 24-37; Article II, Chapter 24-63, and Article VII, Division 2, Chapter 35-252 relative to Transportation; Article 1, Chapters 32-13 and 32-14; and Article V, Division 18, Chapter 38-285 relative to Economic and Community Development; Article XII, Chapter 11-377; Article I, Chapters 26-7, 26-13, and 26-14 relative to Public Works; Article VI, Chapters 2-581 and 2-584; and Article I, Chapter 26-24 relative to General Services to be consistent with new administrative departments existing in the current administration.  (Mayor’s office/City Attorney’s office)

VII. Resolutions:

a) A resolution authorizing the Director of Head Start to enter into a contract with ________________ to replace the roof on the Avondale Policy Council kitchen building, in the amount of $76,000.00.  (Youth and Family Development)

b) A resolution authorizing the retirement of K-9 Khan as a service dog.  (Police)

c) A resolution authorizing payment to Million Family Partnership for a sanitary sewer easement relative to Contract No. W-10-011, East Brainerd Road Sanitary Sewer Relocation Project, Tract No. 11, property located at 8821 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, TN, Tax Map No. 171C-B-006, for an amount not to exceed $27,105.00.  (District 4)  (Public Works)

d) A resolution authorizing payment to Paul C. Haney and Catherine Haney for a sanitary sewer easement relative to Contract No. W-10-011, East Brainerd Road Sanitary Sewer Relocation Project, Tract No. 2, property located at 8253 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, TN, Tax Map No. 159O-A-033, for an amount not to exceed $14,647.00.  (District 4)  (Public Works)

e) A resolution authorizing the approval of Change Order No. 1 (Final) for Don Kuebler relative to Heritage House – Column Repairs Emergency Purchase, for an increased amount of $1,815.88, for a revised amount not to exceed $24,815.88.  (District 4)  (Public Works)

f) A resolution authorizing the Director of Human Resources to enter into an agreement with BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee (BlueRe) to provide the City of Chattanooga with a stop loss policy on large health insurance claims for a period of one (1) year with the option to renew for two (2) additional years, for an amount of $7.60 per individual policy per month and $19.65 per family policy per month, for an estimated annual premium of $538,112.00.  (Added by permission of Council Chairman Hakeem)  (Human Resources)

g) A resolution to confirm the Mayor’s re-appointment of Mike Mallen to the Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport Authority, pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated Sections 42-4-101, et seq.  (Added by permission of Council Chairman Hakeem)  (Mayor’s office)

h) A resolution to confirm the Mayor’s appointment of David Hudson to the Stormwater Regulations Board, pursuant to Chattanooga City Code Section 31-361.  (Added by permission of Council Chairman Hakeem)  (Mayor’s office)

i) A resolution to confirm the Mayor’s appointment of Doug Stein as Chair of the Stormwater Regulations Board, pursuant to Chattanooga City Code Section 31-361.  (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, July 2

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

XIII. Adjournment.

Agenda for Tuesday, July 2 

1. Call to Order.

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

3. Minute Approval.

4. Special Presentation.

5. Ordinances - Final Reading:

a) An ordinance amending Chattanooga City Code to delete all references to the Human Services Department in Article IX, Chapters 2-641 through 2-660 relative to the renamed and reorganized Chattanooga Youth and Family Development Department; Article III, Divisions 1 and 2, Chapters 2-138, 2-139, and 2-143 relative to Human Resources; Article I, Chapters 24-30 and 24-37; Article II, Chapter 24-63, and Article VII, Division 2, Chapter 35-252 relative to Transportation; Article 1, Chapters 32-13 and 32-14; and Article V, Division 18, Chapter 38-285 relative to Economic and Community Development; Article XII, Chapter 11-377; Article I, Chapters 26-7, 26-13, and 26-14 relative to Public Works; Article VI, Chapters 2-581 and 2-584; and Article I, Chapter 26-24 relative to General Services to be consistent with new administrative departments existing in the current administration.  (Mayor’s office/City Attorney’s office)

6. Ordinances – First Reading:

a) An ordinance to amend Part II, Chattanooga City Code, Chapter 18, Article VII, Section 18-106, relative to Wood Recycling and Compost Facility.  (Public Works)

7. Resolutions:

a) A resolution authorizing the Mayor to apply for, and accept, a 2013 Justice Assistance Grant for the purchase of software upgrade and patrol rifles for the Chattanooga Police Department, in the amount of $131,441.00, with $43,302.00 of this grant going to the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office.  (Police)

b) A resolution authorizing the approval of Change Order No. 2 for Griggs & Maloney, Inc. to provide continuation of engineering services for groundwater sampling, monitoring, and reporting services at the Summit Landfill, City Landfill, Birchwood Pike, and the former J.H. Holding Site.  (Public Works)

c) A resolution authorizing the approval of Change Order No. 1 for Talley Construction Company, Inc. relative to Contract No. E-12-012-201, 2012 City of Chattanooga Resurfacing, for an increased amount of $254,785.61, for a revised contract amount not to exceed $2,017,626.96.  (Public Works)

d) A resolution authorizing the approval of Change Order No. 1 (Final) for Talley Construction Company, Inc. relative to Contract No. E-11-015-201, 2012 Hot in Place Recycling Project, for a decreased amount of $254,785.61, for a revised contract amount not to exceed $370,719.19, and to release the contingency funds in the amount of $62,495.20.  (Public Works)

e) A resolution authorizing the approval of Change Order No. 1 for Volkert and Associates, Inc. relative to Contract No. E-03-027-101, Goodwin Road Extension – Gunbarrel Road to Jenkins Road, for an increased amount of $110,000.00, for a revised contract amount not to exceed $388,656.00.  (Public Works)

f) 2013-PW-04 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 700 and 800 blocks of Mt. Vernon Circle to the 1100 to 1199 block of Sapphire Circle due to 911 emergency response and duplicate street name.  (District 2)  (Public Works)

g) A resolution authorizing the Administrator of the Economic and Community Development Department to accept an Emergency Solutions Grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, in the amount of $118,552.00.  (Economic and Community Development)

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, July 9

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

13. Adjournment.


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