Upcoming City Council Agendas

Friday, January 17, 2014

Here are the upcoming City Council agendas:

Agenda for Tuesday:

I. Call to Order.

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

III. Minute Approval.

IV. Special Presentation.

V. Ordinances – Final 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)

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)

VI. Ordinances – First Reading:

a) An ordinance amending Chattanooga City Code, Part II, Chapter 2, Article III, Division 12, Section 2-193, relative to political activities.  (City Attorney’s office)  (Deferred from 1/14/2014) 

b) MR-2013-125 Tennessee Baptist Children’s Home c/o Dwyte Winningham (Abandonment).  An ordinance closing and abandoning of the unopened 1900 block of Mae Dell Road beginning at the corner of Ballard Drive.  (District 6)  (Recommended for denial by Transportation)

c) An ordinance to amend Chattanooga City Code, Part II, Chapter 12, Section 12-21, relative to City Court.  (City Attorney’s office)  (Added by permission of Chairman Hakeem)

VII. Resolutions:

a) A resolution to amend Resolution No. 27431, as adopted on February 26, 2013, relative to the agreement for the closure/post closure plan for the City Landfill with the State of Tennessee, Division of Solid Waste Management, by deleting “$6,710,568.00” and substituting in lieu thereof “for an amount not to exceed $1,783,152.00”.  (Public Works)

b) A resolution to amend Resolution No. 27432, as adopted on February 26, 2013, relative to the agreement for the closure/post closure plan for the City Landfill, Lateral Expansion Area 3, with the State of Tennessee, Division of Solid Waste Management, by deleting “$7,166,551.00” and substituting in lieu thereof “for an amount not to exceed $7,274,049.00”.  (Public Works)

c) A resolution to amend Resolution No. 27433, as adopted on February 26, 2013, relative to the agreement for the closure/post closure plan for the Summit Sanitary Landfill with the State of Tennessee, Division of Solid Waste Management, by deleting “$2,385,107.00” and substituting in lieu thereof “for an amount not to exceed $2,259,491.00”.  (Public Works)

d) A resolution authorizing the approval of Change Order No. 2 (Final) for Improved Technologies Group, LLC relative to Contract No. W-10-009-201, Miscellaneous Sanitary Sewer Lining Contract for a reduced final contract amount not to exceed $2,778,347.37 and to release the contingency of $138,917.37.  (Public Works)

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. 28.

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

XIII. Adjournment.
 
Agenda for Tuesday, Jan. 28:


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, Part II, Chapter 2, Article III, Division 12, Section 2-193, relative to political activities.  (City Attorney’s office) 

b) MR-2013-125 Tennessee Baptist Children’s Home c/o Dwyte Winningham (Abandonment).  An ordinance closing and abandoning of the unopened 1900 block of Mae Dell Road beginning at the corner of Ballard Drive.  (District 6)  (Recommended for denial by Transportation)

c) An ordinance to amend Chattanooga City Code, Part II, Chapter 12, Section 12-21, relative to City Court.  (City Attorney’s office)  

6. Ordinances – First Reading:

a) 2014-004 E. 10th Street RSD, LLC/Jake Toner (Amend Condition).  An ordinance to amend Chattanooga City Code, Part II, Chapter 38, Zoning Ordinance, so as to amend Condition No. 3 of Ordinance No. 11363 of previous Case No. 2002-132, being particularly described herein, subject to certain conditions.  (Recommended for approval by Planning)

2014-004 E. 10th Street RSD, LLC/Jake Toner (Amend Condition).  An ordinance to amend Chattanooga City Code, Part II, Chapter 38, Zoning Ordinance, so as to amend Condition No. 3 of Ordinance No. 11363 of previous Case No. 2002-132, being particularly described herein.  (Applicant Version)

7. Resolutions:

a) A resolution authorizing the purchase of VLA Window Pro 8.1 upgrade for 358 licenses for patrol laptops, in the amount of $41,839.46.  (Police)

b) A resolution authorizing the Director of General Services to execute a Beautification Lease Agreement, Modification of Lease Agreement, and First Amendment to Lease Agreement to be entered into with Norfolk Southern Railway adjacent to the Well Advantage Center.  (General Services)

c) A resolution authorizing the Administrator of the Department of Public Works to accept funds from Wise Construction, LLC, for pedestrian light poles and fixtures, relative to Streetscapes at 125 Cherokee Boulevard, 201 Cherokee Boulevard, and 600 North Market Street, Partnership Agreement No. E-11-008-804, in the amount of $24,140.16.  (District 1)  (Public Works)

d) A resolution authorizing the City Finance Officer to enter into a blanket contract with Zia Consulting, Inc. for implementation services of the City’s Electronic Content Management (ECM) system, for an amount not to exceed $2,650,000.00.  (Finance)

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, February 4, 2014.

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

13. Adjournment.




Bills Passes To Require Online Registry Of People Who Abuse Dogs Or Cats

A bill requiring an online registry of people who abuse dogs or cats passed the Tennessee House of Representatives on Monday.  HB0147, sponsored by Nashville Rep. Darren Jernigan, would create a Tennessee Bureau of Investigation registry of people who are convicted of aggravated cruelty to animals, animal fighting or a criminal offense against animals.  Under ... (click for more)

Louisville, Tn., Woman Gets Lengthy Federal Prison Term For Her Part In Ponzi Scheme

A Louisville, Tn., woman has been sentenced to serve 360 months in federal prison for her part in a scheme at Knoxville's Benchmark Capital.   Joyce Allen, 67, appeared before Judge Thomas A. Varlan. She was immediately taken into custody by the U.S. Marshals Service following the sentencing hearing.   She was ordered to pay $20,711,371.72 in restitution.  ... (click for more)

Shock Should Be At Low Teacher Salaries - And Response (4)

In a recent article, Commissioner Tim Boyd is quoted as being shocked at the "high" salaries of central office personnel. While I agree that their salaries are significantly more than what a classroom teacher could ever hope to make, I believe that his shock and disgust are misplaced.  Those salaries, when compared to private-sector jobs, are hardly out of line. Superintendent ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: ‘Licker’ Gets 55 Counts

In what was described as “a scene from some sick horror movie,” Giles County sheriff’s deputies and animal welfare officers raided the farm of known “Big Licker” Jeffery Alan Mitchell near Pulaski, Tn., last week and confiscated 55 Tennessee Walking Horses, all horribly malnourished and some that were so emaciated they could no longer walk. By Sunday, the horses were receiving medical ... (click for more)

Zach Mercer No-Hits Notre Dame In 1-0 Duel With Alex Darras

Zach Mercer has won some big baseball games during his career as a pitcher for the Chattanooga Christian Chargers, but none have been any bigger than the 1-0 victory over visiting Notre Dame Monday afternoon. And he was almost perfect as only a fourth-inning walk to opposing pitcher Alex Darras and another walk to Quinton Buckman in the seventh kept it from being a perfect game. ... (click for more)

PHOTOS: Mercer Near Perfect As CCS Shuts Out Notre Dame, 1-0