Upcoming City Council Agendas

Friday, February 21, 2014

Here are the upcoming City Council agendas:

Tuesday:

I. Call to Order.

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

III. Minute Approval.

IV. Special Presentation.

“Recognition of Commander Don Eaves”
Retired from the Fire Department
41 years of Service

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)  

VI. Ordinances – First Reading:

a) An ordinance granting unto Publix Tennessee, LLC, a franchise to install retaining wall tiebacks for the area located within the 400 block of Hamilton Avenue, the 300 and 400 blocks of Woodland Avenue, and the unit block of East Kent Street bordering on the East side of, and part of the South side of Tax Map No. 135D-C-014, as shown on the photo and drawing attached hereto and made a part hereof referenced in MR-2013-160, subject to certain conditions.  (District 2)  (Transportation)  (Deferred from 2/18/2014)

b) An ordinance amending Chattanooga City Code, Part II, Chapter 2, Article III, Division 18, to enact certain reasonable reforms necessary to ensure the financial stability and actuarial integrity of the Chattanooga Fire and Police Pension Fund.  (City Attorney’s office)

VII. Resolutions:

a) A resolution authorizing the Administrator of the Department of Public Works to partner with GreenSpaces to assist in the development and implementation of the Green Infrastructure Design Competition, in the amount of $85,500.00.  (Public Works)

b) A resolution approving the acceptance and distribution of Fiscal Year 2014-2015 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnership Act Funds (HOME), and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and program income, all totaling approximately $2,801,752.00, as shown more fully hereinbelow.  (Economic and Community Development)  

c) A resolution authorizing the Administrator of the Department of Economic and Community Development to award HOMEAgain Program funds to Henry and Elizabeth Stockman for the purpose of creating affordable rental housing and to enter into an agreement for same, in the amount of $50,000,00, with the owner contributing funding in the amount of $134,178.00.  (District 9)  (Economic and Community Development)

d) A resolution authorizing the Administrator of the Department of Economic and Community Development to award HOMEAgain Program funds to Orange Grove, Inc. for the purpose of creating affordable rental housing and to enter into an agreement for same, in the amount of $45,000,00, with the owner contributing funding in the amount of $73,250.00.  (District 6)  (Economic and Community Development)

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, March 4.

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

XIII. Adjournment.
 
Agenda for March 4:

1. Call to Order.

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

3. Minute Approval.

4. Special Presentation.

5. Ordinances - Final Reading:

a) An ordinance granting unto Publix Tennessee, LLC, a franchise to install retaining wall tiebacks for the area located within the 400 block of Hamilton Avenue, the 300 and 400 blocks of Woodland Avenue, and the unit block of East Kent Street bordering on the East side of, and part of the South side of Tax Map No. 135D-C-014, as shown on the photo and drawing attached hereto and made a part hereof referenced in MR-2013-160, subject to certain conditions.  (District 2)  (Transportation) 

6. Ordinances – First Reading:

a) MR-2014-001 E. 10th Street RSD, LLC c/o Chris Curtis (Abandonment).  An ordinance closing and abandoning two intersecting, unopened alleys off the 900 block of Douglas Street and the 400 block of East 10th Street.  (District 8)  (Transportation)

7. Resolutions:

a) A resolution to adopt the 2014 City Council’s Mission Statement and Goals.

b) A resolution authorizing W. David Jones c/o William S. Reason to use temporarily the right-of-way located at 505 Cherokee Boulevard to install a sign above the canopy and to install and display a sculpture, as shown on the maps, drawing, photos, and sketches attached hereto and made a part hereof by reference, subject to certain conditions.  (District 1)  (Transportation)

c) A resolution to amend Resolution No. 27352, as adopted on December 18, 2012, to authorize the Mayor to execute all documents, including the Interlocal Agreement, for the purchase of Frawley Road #2 Pump Station and equipment therein, for a purchase price of $115,000.00 and shall include all closing costs necessary to consummate transaction.  (Districts 4 & 6)  (Public Works)

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, March 11.

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

13. Adjournment.


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