Upcoming City Council Agendas

Friday, April 11, 2014

Here are the upcoming City Council agendas:

Agenda for Tuesday:

I.    Call to Order.

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

III.    Minute Approval.    
        
IV.    Special Presentation.

“Presentation by Lindsay Starnes, Assistant Principal of
Calvin Donaldson Elementary School”

V.

    Ordinances – Final Reading:    

a)    MR-2014-08 Noel Durant, The Trust for Public Land (Abandonment).  An ordinance closing and abandoning the unopened 100 through 200 blocks of East Matlock Street, subject to certain conditions.  (District 1)  (Transportation)

b)    An ordinance to amend Chattanooga City Code, Part II, Article I, Section 16-2, which establishes other qualifications and transfer qualifications for Chattanooga Police officers and firefighters.   (City Attorney’s office)

c)    An ordinance to amend Part II, Chattanooga City Code, Chapter 5, Article III, Division 2, Section 5-87, relative to alcoholic beverages; and Chapter 35, Article VII, Division 2, Section 35-252, relative to pedal carriage or pedicabs.  (City Attorney’s office)

VI.    Ordinances – First Reading:

VII.    Resolutions:

a)    A resolution authorizing the Administrator of the Department of Public Works to award Contract No. W-10-005-201, Enterprise South Industrial Park Sanitary Sewer Upgrade, Phase 2, to Mayse Construction Company, in the amount of $5,945,410.20 with a contingency amount of $450,000.00, for an amount not to exceed $6,395,410.20, subject to SRF loan approval.  (Public Works)

b)    A resolution to confirm the Mayor’s appointment of Erskine Oglesby to the General Pension Board.  (Mayor’s office)
 
c)    A resolution authorizing the Administrator of the Department of Youth and Family Development, to apply for and, if granted, accept a grant from the Tennessee Disability Coalition for Therapeutic Recreation Services (TRS) to help strengthen community-based therapeutic recreation opportunities for the City of Chattanooga and surrounding areas, in the amount of $10,000.00.  (Youth and Family Development)

d)    A resolution to confirm the Mayor’s re-appointments of Julian Bell, III and David Dalton to the Chattanooga Downtown Redevelopment Board.  (Mayor’s office)

e)    A resolution to confirm the Mayor’s appointments of Lora Dawson and Gary Rhoden to the Hamilton County Board of Equalization.  (Mayor’s office)

f)    A resolution authorizing the Administrator of the Department of Economic and Community Development for the City of Chattanooga to enter into an agreement with Sand County Studios for Sand County Studios to use $11,250.00 for updating the design guidelines (including printing) for the four (4) local Historic Districts in the City pursuant to a 60/40 grant from the Tennessee Historical Commission which will be reimbursed by the Tennessee Historical Commission up to $10,500.00 after the cycle is completed on October 1, 2014.  (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.  

    a)    Election of Chair.
    b)    Presentation of gavel.

X.    Committee Reports.

XI.    Agenda Session for Tuesday, April 22.

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

XIII.    Adjournment.
 
Agenda for Tuesday, April 22:

1.    Call to Order.
        
2.    Pledge of Allegiance/Invocation (Councilwoman Berz).

3.    Minute Approval.

4.    Special Presentation.

5.    Ordinances – Final Reading:

6.    Ordinances – First Reading:

7.    Resolutions:

a)    A resolution authorizing the approval of Change Order No. 2 (Final) for Yerbey Concrete Construction, Inc. relative to Contract No. R-11-001-201, Main Terrain Art Park, for a decreased amount of $13,630.95, for a revised contract amount not to exceed $1,015,494.80, and to release the remaining contingency of $23,400.00.  (District 7)  (Public Works)

b)    A resolution authorizing the approval of Change Order No. 1 (Final) for American Infrastructure relative to Contract No. W-10-007-201, Altamont Sewer Rehabilitation, for a decreased amount of $744,746.30, for a revised contract amount not to exceed $1,492,353.70, and to release the remaining contingency of $224,000.00.  (District 2)  (Public Works)

c)    A resolution authorizing the approval of Change Order No. 1 (Final) for Haren Construction Company relative to Contract No. W-10-007-202, Altamont Pump Station Renovation, for a decreased amount of $21,314.85, for a revised contract amount not to exceed $656,685.15, and to release the remaining contingency of $70,000.00.  (District 2)  (Public Works)

d)    A resolution authorizing Geraldine Hendley to use temporarily the right-of-way for installation of two (2) neighborhood community markers for identification at the two (2) entrances of the Wheeler Avenue Community; Citico and Wheeler Avenues; Gilbert Street and Chamberlain Avenue, as shown on the maps and drawings attached hereto and made a part hereof by reference, subject to certain conditions.  (District 8)  (Transportation)

e)    A resolution authorizing Adam Green to use temporarily the right-of-way located at 324 Vine Street for the installation of a planter box and building awning, as shown on the drawings and photo attached hereto and made a part hereof by reference, subject to certain conditions.  (District 7)  (Transportation)
f)    A resolution authorizing W. Eric Schwieter to use temporarily the right-of-way located at 428 East M.L. King Boulevard for the installation of two (2) standard fabric awnings to protect entry doors of the building, as shown on the map and photo attached hereto and made a part hereof by reference, subject to certain conditions.  (District 2)  (Transportation)

g)    A resolution authorizing Cloverdale Neighborhood Association c/o Richard Burke to use temporarily the right-of-way located at 4450 Norcross Road, 1505 Cloverdale Road, and 1300 Koblan Drive for the installation of three (3) neighborhood community markers for identification at the three (3) entrances of the Cloverdale neighborhood, as shown on the photos and maps attached hereto and made a part hereof by reference, subject to certain conditions.  (District 2)  (Transportation)

h)    A resolution authorizing the Mayor to apply for, and if awarded, a TIGER 6 Discretionary Grant relative to the Light Rail and TOD Planning Project, for an amount up to $400,000.00, with the City matching funds of $300,000.00 through local and/or other grant funds, for a total amount of $700,000.00.  (Transportation)

i)    A resolution authorizing the Mayor to apply for, and if awarded, a TIGER 6 Discretionary Grant relative to the Wilcox Tunnel Project, for an amount up to $27 million, with the City matching funds of $25 million through local and/or other grant funds, for a total amount of $52 million.  (Transportation)

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 29, 2014.

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

13.    Adjournment.

 


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