Upcoming City Council Agendas

Friday, March 14, 2014

Here are the upcoming City Council agendas:

Tuesday:

I.    Call to Order.

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

III.    Minute Approval.    
        
IV.    Special Presentation.

“Proclamation – National Social Work Month”
By Councilman Chris Anderson

V.    Ordinances – Final Reading:    

a)    2014-014 Ethan Wood/Matt Wood (R-1 Residential Zone to M-2 Light Industrial Zone).

  An ordinance to amend Chattanooga City Code, Part II, Chapter 38, Zoning Ordinance, so as to rezone property located at 5906 Hancock Road, more particularly described herein, from R-1 Residential Zone to M-2 Light Industrial Zone, subject to certain conditions.  (Alternate Version)  (District 5)

b)    2014-015 NAI Charter Real Estate Corporation/David Graham (R-2 Residential Zone to M-1 Manufacturing Zone).  An ordinance to amend Chattanooga City Code, Part II, Chapter 38, Zoning Ordinance, so as to rezone properties located at 2125 and 2129 West Shepherd Road, more particularly described herein, from R-2 Residential Zone to M-1 Manufacturing Zone, subject to certain conditions.  (Alternate Version)  (District 6)

c)    2014-017 Thomas Palmer (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 329 Market Street, more particularly described herein, from 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 to amend Chattanooga City Code, Part II, Chapter 24, by substituting the pertinent sections referencing “Traffic Engineer” or the “City Traffic Engineer” or the “City Traffic Engineer or his designated representative” or the “City Traffic Engineer or his designee” or the “Department of Public Works” with the “Transportation Department” and those relating to Motor Vehicles and Traffic.  (Transportation)  (Revised)

b)    An ordinance to amend Chattanooga City Code, Part II, Chapter 32, by substituting the “Department of Public Works, Streets and Airports” or the “Public Works Department” or the “City Traffic Engineer” or the “Office of the City Traffic Engineer” or the “City Engineer’s Office” or the “City Engineer and/or Traffic Engineer” or “City Engineering” with the “Transportation Department”.  (Transportation)  (Revised)

c)    An ordinance to amend Chattanooga City Code, Part II, Chapter 32, by replacing the pertinent sections in its entirety or in part of 32-8(b); 32-12; 32-16; 32-34; 32-37; 32-40; 32-44; 32-61; 32-64(f); 32-65; 32-67; 32-68; 32-70; 32-105; 32-146; 32-149; 32-150; 32-224; 32-234; and 32-274, relating to Streets and Sidewalks.  (Transportation)  (Revised)

d)    An ordinance to amend Chattanooga City Code, Part II, Chapter 32, Streets and Sidewalks, by adding a new Article XIV, to include complete streets definition and regulations.  (Transportation)

e)    An ordinance to amend Chattanooga City Code, Part II, Chapter 5, Article IV, Section 5-110, relating to development standards for distilleries.  (City Attorney’s office)

f)    An ordinance to amend Chattanooga City Code, Part II, Chapter 38, Zoning Ordinance, Article II, Section 38-2, Definitions and Article V, Division 13, Section 38-185; Division 14, Section 38-205; Division 15, Section 38-224, and Division 19, Section 38-303, uses permitted as special exceptions.  (City Attorney’s office)  (Deferred from 3/11/2014)

VII.    Resolutions:

a)    A resolution authorizing the Administrator of the Department of Economic and Community Development for the City of Chattanooga to serve as a government sponsor and pass-through entity for a grant from the American Battlefield Protection Program, a part of the National Park Service, to be passed through to the Trust for Public Land, which will purchase and preserve two tracts of land which are part of the Missionary Ridge Battlefield, for an amount not to exceed $950,000.00.  (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 25

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

XIII.    Adjournment.

Agenda for Tuesday, March 25:

1.    Call to Order.
        
2.    Pledge of Allegiance/Invocation (Councilman Mitchell).

3.    Minute Approval.

4.    Special Presentation.

5.    Ordinances – Final Reading:

a)    An ordinance to amend Chattanooga City Code, Part II, Chapter 24, by substituting the pertinent sections referencing “Traffic Engineer” or the “City Traffic Engineer” or the “City Traffic Engineer or his designated representative” or the “City Traffic Engineer or his designee” or the “Department of Public Works” with the “Transportation Department” and those relating to Motor Vehicles and Traffic.  (Transportation)

b)    An ordinance to amend Chattanooga City Code, Part II, Chapter 32, by substituting the “Department of Public Works, Streets and Airports” or the “Public Works Department” or the “City Traffic Engineer” or the “Office of the City Traffic Engineer” or the “City Engineer’s Office” or the “City Engineer and/or Traffic Engineer” or “City Engineering” with the “Transportation Department”.  (Transportation)

c)    An ordinance to amend Chattanooga City Code, Part II, Chapter 32, by replacing the pertinent sections in its entirety or in part of 32-8(b); 32-12; 32-16; 32-34; 32-37; 32-40; 32-44; 32-61; 32-64(f); 32-65; 32-67; 32-68; 32-70; 32-105; 32-146; 32-149; 32-150; 32-224; 32-234; and 32-274, relating to Streets and Sidewalks.  (Transportation)

d)    An ordinance to amend Chattanooga City Code, Part II, Chapter 32, Streets and Sidewalks, by adding a new Article XIV, to include complete streets definition and regulations.  (Transportation)

e)    An ordinance to amend Chattanooga City Code, Part II, Chapter 5, Article IV, Section 5-110, relating to development standards for distilleries.  (City Attorney’s office)

f)    An ordinance to amend Chattanooga City Code, Part II, Chapter 38, Zoning Ordinance, Article II, Section 38-2, Definitions and Article V, Division 13, Section 38-185; Division 14, Section 38-205; Division 15, Section 38-224, and Division 19, Section 38-303, uses permitted as special exceptions.  (City Attorney’s office)

6.    Ordinances – First Reading:

a)    An ordinance to amend Chattanooga City Code, Part II, Chapter 14, so as to add new Sections 14-92 and 14-93, and to amend Sections 14-15, 14-80, 14-82, and 14-83, pertaining to low voltage electrical installations with rules and regulations for administration and enforcement.  (City Attorney’s office)

7.    Resolutions:

a)    A resolution authorizing the Administrator of the Department of Public Works or his designee to annually solicit and accept donations from businesses and other organizations in support of the Public Works Week Celebration for which the City has no obligation to enter into a contract/agreement or perform services for said donations.  (Public Works)

b)    A resolution authorizing the Administrator of the Department of Public Works to award Contract No. R-14-001-201, Construction Consultants, Inc., Hixson Community Center Renovations, in the amount of $1,057,000.00, with a contingency amount of $105,700.00, for an amount not to exceed $1,162,700.00.  (District 3)  (Public Works)

c)    A resolution authorizing the Administrator of the Department of Public Works to award Contract No. R-14-001-202, to Affinity Environmental Group, Inc., Asbestos Abatement Hixson Community Center Renovations, in the amount of $38,820.00, with a contingency amount of $3,800.00, for an amount not to exceed $42,620.00.  (District 3)  (Public Works)

d)    A resolution authorizing the Administrator of the Department of Public Works to accept a donation of labor, equipment, and materials valued at $5,790.00 from Sons of Confederate Veterans N.B. Forrest Camp #3 for restoration of the Chattanooga Confederate Cemetery Pavilion.  (Public Works)

e)    MR-2012-135 City of Chattanooga c/o Director of General Services.  A resolution declaring surplus of the property located in the 2000 block of East 23rd Street and further identified as Tax Map Number 156G-B-014, more particularly described herein.  (District 8)  (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, April 1

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

13.    Adjournment.



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