Upcoming City Council Agendas

Friday, May 2, 2014

Here are the upcoming City Council agendas:

Tuesday:

I.    Call to Order.

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

III.    Minute Approval.    
        
IV.    Special Presentation.

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

V.    Ordinances – Final Reading:    

VI.

   Ordinances – First Reading:
    
VII.  Resolutions:

ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
a.    A resolution authorizing the Administrator of the Department of Economic and Community Development to accept applications of nine (9) entities and organizations as participants in the City’s Affordable Housing Initiative.

GENERAL GOVERNMENT
b.    A resolution to confirm the Mayor’s appointment of Anne Wilkins to the Carter Street Corporation Board.

c.    A resolution to confirm the Mayor’s appointments of Jason Farmer and Velma Wilson to the Hamilton County Regional Planning Commission.

PUBLIC WORKS AND TRANSPORTATION

d. 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.
    
e.    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.

f.    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.

Transportation
g.    A resolution authorizing the Administrator of the Department of Transportation to renew Contract No. E-12-025-201, Infrared Repairs, to Jarrett Builders, Inc., for an amount not to exceed $250,000.00.

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 13

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

XIII.    Adjournment.

Agenda for Tuesday, May 13:

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

3.    Minute Approval.

4.    Special Presentation.

5.    Ordinances – Final Reading:    

6.    Ordinances – First Reading:

PLANNING
a.    2014-026 Dan Dykstra (R-2 Residential Zone to R-3 Residential Zone).  An ordinance to amend Chattanooga City Code, Part II, Chapter 38, Zoning Ordinance, so as to rezone property located at 332 Sylvan Street, more particularly described herein, from R-2 Residential Zone to R-3 Residential Zone, to be approved as a single family, short term vacation rental only.  (Recommended for approval by Planning and recommended for denial by Staff)  (District 2)

2014-026 Dan Dykstra (R-2 Residential Zone to R-3 Residential Zone).  An ordinance to amend Chattanooga City Code, Part II, Chapter 38, Zoning Ordinance, so as to rezone property located at 332 Sylvan Street, more particularly described herein, from R-2 Residential Zone to R-3 Residential Zone, to be approved as a nightly/weekly vacation rental,  (Applicant Version)

b.    2014-025 City of Chattanooga/RPA (Temporary R-3 Residential Zone to Permanent R-3 Residential Zone).  An ordinance to amend Chattanooga City Code, Part II, Chapter 38, Zoning Ordinance, so as to rezone property located at 8607, 8613, and 8619 North Hickory Valley Road and 520 Highway 58, more particularly described herein, from Temporary R-3 Residential Zone to Permanent R-3 Residential Zone per City Code Article X-11, Section 38-653, Planning Commission Zoning Plan to establish permanent zone for area annexed by Ordinance No. 12803.  (Recommended for approval by Planning and Staff)  (District 3)

c.    2014-029 Passpointe Engineering/Jan Pass/Woodland Park Baptist Church (R-1 Residential Zone and R-2 Residential Zone to R-4 Special Zone).  An ordinance to amend Chattanooga City Code, Part II, Chapter 38, Zoning Ordinance, so as to rezone properties located on the 6700 block of Standifer Gap Road, more particularly described herein, from R-1 Residential Zone and R-2 Residential Zone to R-4 Special Zone, subject to certain conditions.  (Recommended for approval by Planning and recommended for deferral by Staff)  (District 6)

2014-029 Passpointe Engineering/Jan Pass/Woodland Park Baptist Church (R-1 Residential Zone and R-2 Residential Zone to R-4 Special Zone).  An ordinance to amend Chattanooga City Code, Part II, Chapter 38, Zoning Ordinance, so as to rezone properties located on the 6700 block of Standifer Gap Road, more particularly described herein, from R-1 Residential Zone and R-2 Residential Zone to R-4 Special Zone,  (Applicant Version)

7.    Resolutions:

GENERAL GOVERNMENT
a. A resolution authorizing the approval of a Change Order with Public Financial Management, Inc. (PFM) relative to the contract for financial advisory services, for an increased amount of $13,957.33, for a revised contract amount of $104,457.33.

PLANNING
b.    2014-028 The Southern Land Company/Obar Investments (Special Exceptions Permit).  A resolution approving a Special Exceptions Permit for a Residential Planned Unit Development on part of property located at 3886 Cummings Road.  (District 1)

c.    2014-031 Lee Hodges/Housing Trust Group/ERB, LLC (Special Exceptions Permit).  A resolution approving Special Exceptions Permit for a Residential Planned Unit Development for properties located at 1351 Reserve Way and 7650 East Brainerd Road, subject to certain conditions.  (District 4)

d.    2014-030 Passpointe Engineering/Jan Pass/Woodland Park Baptist Church (Special Exceptions Permit).  A resolution approving a Special Exceptions Permit for an Institutional Planned Unit Development on properties located on the 6700 block of Standifer Gap Road.  (District 6)

PUBLIC WORKS AND TRANSPORTATION

e. A resolution authorizing the Administrator of the Department of Transportation to award Contract No. T-14-004-201, 2014 Resurfacing Contract to Wright Brothers Construction Company, Inc., for a total amount of $2,038,193.26.

YOUTH AND FAMILY DEVELOPMENT
f.    A resolution authorizing the Administrator of the Department of Youth and Family Development, to apply for and, if granted, accept a grant from Arts Build Community Cultural Connections for the North River Civic Center “Introduction to Oil Painting for Seniors” Project, in the amount of $1,425.00, with an in-kind services value of $815.00 to be provided by the City of Chattanooga Department of Youth and Family Development North River Civic Center.

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 20

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

13.    Adjournment

 


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