Upcoming City Council Agendas

Friday, April 25, 2014

Here are the upcoming City Council agendas:

Agenda for Tuesday:

I.    Call to Order.

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

III.    Minute Approval.    
IV.    Special Presentation.

V.    Ordinances – Final Reading:    

VI.    Ordinances – First Reading:


a.    A resolution declaring surplus of the Harriet Tubman site.  

b.    A resolution declaring surplus of 55 individual properties as part of the Affordable Housing Initiative.  

c.    A resolution authorizing the Mayor to enter into and execute deeds conveying fifty-seven (57) certain parcels to the approved highest bidders on jointly-owned properties of the City of Chattanooga and Hamilton County as acquired through previous delinquent tax sales and have attested by the Real Property Coordinator as shown on the list attached hereto and made a part hereof by reference.

d.    A resolution authorizing Vine Development, LLC c/o Adam Green to use temporarily the right-of-way for stormwater detention facilities and a fire vault, as shown on the drawings attached hereto and made a part hereof by reference, subject to certain conditions.  (District 6)

e.    A resolution authorizing the Administrator for the Department of Public Works to enter into an agreement with ADS Environmental Services, a division of ADS, LLC, for provision of flow and rain gauge monitoring services for a term of two (2) years with the option to extend the agreement for an additional one (1) year period, for an amount not to exceed $750,000.00 annually for a two (2) year total of $1.5 million.  

f.    A resolution authorizing the Administrator of the Department of Youth and Family Development, to apply for and, if granted, accept a grant from Outdoor Nation through their Paddle Nation Project for therapeutic recreation’s adaptive kayaking program, in the amount of $2,500.00.  

g.    A resolution authorizing the Department of Youth and Family Development to purchase for the installation of a two-stop elevator at the Avondale Head Start Administration Building, in the amount of $315,625.00.  (Added by permission of Chairman Henderson)

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, May 6.

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

XIII.    Adjournment.

Agenda for Tuesday, May 6:

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

3.    Minute Approval.

4.    Special Presentation.

“Presentation – Bea Lurie (Girls Inc. of Chattanooga)”

5.    Ordinances – Final Reading:    

6.    Ordinances – First Reading:

7.    Resolutions:

a.    A resolution to confirm the Mayor’s appointment of Anne Wilkins to the Carter Center Corporation Board.

b. A resolution authorizing the City Finance Officer to execute any documents necessary related to a loan agreement with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation for financing of the construction of capital projects required by the Consent Decree for the Interceptor Sewer System (ISS), in the amount of $66,800,000.00.

c.    A resolution authorizing the approval of Change Order No. 1 (Final) for Talley Construction Company, Inc. relative to Contract No. W-09-039-201, Shallowford Road Sewer Relocation Project, for an increased amount of $22,041.73, for a revised contract amount not to exceed $577,569.45, and to release the remaining contingency of $33,508.27.

d.    A resolution authorizing the approval of Change Order No. 1 for Yerbey Concrete Construction, Inc. relative to Contract No. R-13-003-201, Tennessee Aquarium Plaza-Pavers and Tree Replacement, for an increased amount of $20,813.00, for a revised contract amount not to exceed $217,242.30.

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, May 13.

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

13.    Adjournment.

Avery Charged In Attack With Chair Leg At Moccasin Bend That Left Man In Critical Condition

An arrest has been made in the aggravated assault Thursday at the Moccasin Bend Mental Health facility that left 38-year-old Kevin Green in critical condition. He was struck in the head with a chair leg, police said. Leviticus Avery, 37, has been charged with attempted first-degree murder and aggravated assault. He is an inmate at the Hamilton County Jail. ... (click for more)

Police Say Mullis Was Involved In Incident In Which Woman Was Shot Outside Hixson Walmart

Anthony Lee Mullis, 21, is facing several charges including attempted aggravated robbery on Sept. 28.       In that incident, the victim was found at the Hixson Walmart with a gunshot wound to her hip.   She stated that she had agreed to meet with the defendant in the parking lot to buy some “Roxys” or Oxycodone, but that when she ... (click for more)

The Facts About Jail

Since Roy had such a positive reaction to Jeffrey Cross's wonderful (and wonderfully civil--how refreshing) email response to his column on the bike lanes, allow me to speak on the subject of the jail.  First off, Roy's right about some things:  It is overcrowded, underfunded, and understaffed.  This is no secret, it's in the Grand Jury report every term.  Here's ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: We Must Learn To Tell

On July 4th of this year, FBI agents – acting on a tip -- arrested Alexander Ciccolo, a 23-year-old with known mental problems, as he carried a duffle bag full of automatic attack weapons. Moments before, he had bought the illegal firearms from an undercover informant outside of Boston. As agents later scoured his apartment, they found bomb-making equipment including a pressure ... (click for more)

Boyd-Buchanan Sloshes Past Meigs, 28-7, For 7th Win

Boyd-Buchanan’s Cooper Hodge ran for two touchdowns and threw for another on Friday, leading the top-ranked and undefeated Boyd-Buchanan Buccaneers to a 28-7 Region 3-2A football victory over visiting Meigs County at a rain-soaked David L. Boyd Field. The game was delayed in the second quarter by lightning and heavy rain at 8:18 p.m. and resumed more than an hour later. The ... (click for more)

No. 6 Chattanooga Hosts Furman Saturday

The No. 6 Chattanooga Mocs return to Southern Conference action this weekend, hosting the Furman Paladins.  Game time is set for 1:04 p.m. (E.D.T.) on Saturday, Oct. 10, at Finley Stadium in Chattanooga, Tenn.   The Mocs are boasting their highest FCS ranking in school history.  UTC carries a 3-1 overall record and a 1-0 mark in SoCon action into this weekend's ... (click for more)