Upcoming City Council Agendas

Friday, May 30, 2014

Here are the upcoming City Council agendas:

Tuesday:

I.    Call to Order.

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

III.    Minute Approval.    
        
IV.    Special Presentation.

“Special Recognition by the Community Foundation
of Greater Foundation of “Together We Can” Scholarship
Recipients by (Rebecca Smith, Director)”

V.

    Ordinances – Final Reading:    

PLANNING
a.    An ordinance to amend Chattanooga City Code, Part II, Chapter 38, Zoning Ordinance, Article V, Division 15, Section 38-229 and Article IX, Section 38-595, to establish the height and landscape buffer requirements for structures in the C-3 Central Business Zone that are adjacent to residentially zone property.

VI.    Ordinances – First Reading:

PUBLIC WORKS AND TRANSPORTATION

Public Works
a.    MR-2014-041 Christopher A. Ciocci, Chattanooga Coca-Cola (Abandonment).  An ordinance closing and abandoning the sewer easement off the 2100 block of West Shepherd Road.  (District 6)

VII.    Resolutions:
    
GENERAL SERVICES
a.    A resolution declaring surplus of the twenty-seven (27) acres (more or less subject to survey) known as Tract 30 (28-A) of the Enterprise South Industrial Park to Plastic Omnium Auto Exteriors, LLC, subject to approval of the Planning Commission declaring this surplus.

b.    A resolution authorizing the Mayor to enter into and execute an “Offer to Purchase” relative to Tract 30 (28-A) of the Enterprise South Industrial Park and authorizing the Mayor to execute a deed and other necessary closing documents conveying said property to the purchaser listed hereinbelow upon the sale price by the purchaser, subject to the Planning Commission declaring this surplus.  

c.    A resolution to make certain findings relating to the Plastic Omnium Auto Exteriors, LLC project, to delegate certain authority to the Industrial Development Board of the City of Chattanooga, and to authorize the Mayor to enter into and execute an agreement for Payments in Lieu of Ad Valorem Taxes.

POLICE DEPARTMENT
d.    A resolution authorizing the Mayor to apply for, and accept, a 2014 Justice Assistance Grant for the purchase of fingerprint scanners for the Chattanooga Police Department, in the amount of $138,107.00 with $45,406.00 of this grant going to the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office for the Sheriff’s Office to purchase a traffic equipment van.

e.    A resolution authorizing the Chief of the Chattanooga Police Department to enter into a five (5) year blanket contract with Brazos Technology for the hardware, software, implementation services, and related expenses for the City’s electronic citation system, for an amount not to exceed $1,500,000.00.

f.    A resolution authorizing the appointments of additional Park Rangers as special police officers (armed) for the City of Chattanooga Department of Public Works, to do special duties and effectively patrol the Tennessee River Park and Enterprise South Nature Park, as prescribed herein, subject to certain conditions.

PUBLIC WORKS AND TRANSPORTATION

Public Works
g.    A resolution authorizing the Administrator for the Department of Public Works to enter into an agreement with the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) for a Utility Relocation Contract relative to PIN#107637.03, SR-317 (Apison Pike) at Old Lee Highway to SR-321 (Ooltewah-Ringgold Road) for Sanitary Sewer Relocations, Contract No. W-09-013-801, which reimburses 99% of design and inspection fees incurred by the City, and authorizes a construction deposit to TDOT of $18,320.00.  (Districts 4 & 6)

h.    A resolution authorizing the Administrator of the Department of Public Works to award Contract No. R-14-002-201 to Competition Athletic Construction, LLC, Shepherd YFD Center Playground Improvements, in the amount of $271,241.20, with a contingency amount of $27,000.00, for an amount not to exceed $298,241.20.  (District 6)

Transportation
i.    A resolution authorizing the Administrator for the Department of Transportation to accept a grant from the Benwood Foundation for the North Shore/Moccasin Bend Connections and Public Spaces, in the amount of $130,000.00.  (District 1)

j.    A resolution authorizing the Administrator for the Department of Transportation to accept a grant from the Lyndhurst Foundation, for the North Shore/Moccasin Bend Connections and Public Spaces, in the amount of $260,000.00.  (District 1)

k.    A resolution authorizing the Administrator for the Department of Transportation to enter into an agreement with Benesch Engineering for planning, engineering, and construction to add a lane for pedestrian and bicycle passage, associated safety railing and ADA ramps to the CB Robinson Bridge for $134,500.00.  (Districts 2 & 8)

l.    A resolution authorizing Dan Cannon to use temporarily the right-of-way located at 7420 Standifer Gap Road to tie existing right-of-way grade into proposed development grade and to improve right-of-way by filling in an existing drop-off area, as shown on the drawings attached hereto and made a part hereof by reference, subject to certain conditions.  (District 4)

m.    A resolution authorizing Sherry Cagle and Colleen Smith to use temporarily the right-of-way located at 918 East Main Street for the installation of a fence facing Main Street and the corner of Fagan Street, as shown on the maps attached hereto and made a part hereof by reference, subject to certain conditions.  (District 8)

n.    A resolution authorizing the Administrator for the Department of Transportation to apply for and, if awarded, accept a grant from the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) for surface transportation funds to replace traffic signs and markings that fail to meet minimum levels of retroreflectivity, for the City’s portion in the amount of $74,000.00, for a total amount of $370,000.00.

YOUTH AND FAMILY DEVELOPMENT
o.    A resolution authorizing the Director of the Youth and Family Development to purchase twenty-five (25) Dell 22 Monitors with four (4) year warranty for $156.74 each for a total of $3,918.50 and forty (40) Optiplex 3020 Minitowers CTO at $963.56 each for a total of $38,542.40 for the Lexia Labs at the YFD Community Centers and the 12th Street locations, for a total purchase price of $42,460.90.  

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, June 10

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

XIII.    Adjournment.

Tuesday, June 10

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

3.    Minute Approval.

4.    Special Presentation.

5.    Ordinances – Final Reading:    

PUBLIC WORKS AND TRANSPORTATION

    Public Works
a.    MR-2014-041 Christopher A. Ciocci, Chattanooga Coca-Cola (Abandonment).  An ordinance closing and abandoning the sewer easement off the 2100 block of West Shepherd Road.  (District 6)

6.    Ordinances – First Reading:

PLANNING

a.    An ordinance to amend Chattanooga City Code, Part II, Chapter 38, Zoning Ordinance, Article II, Section 38-2, Definitions, relative to building height and grade plane.

YOUTH AND FAMILY DEVELOPMENT
b.    An ordinance to amend Chattanooga City Code, Part II, Chapter 26, Section 26-34, establishing the event fees for usage of various Chattanooga youth and family development facilities.

7.    Resolutions:

GENERAL SERVICES
a.    A resolution authorizing the acceptance of $93,282.46 from Hamilton County as the City’s portion from the 2014 Real Property Back Tax Sale for March 2014 with $89,356.02 being applied as the City’s portion and $3,926.44 being applied to City Attorney’s fees.

HUMAN RESOURCES
b.    A resolution authorizing the Director of Human Resources to enter into an agreement with I/O Solutions for the administration of promotional assessment centers for the positions of fire lieutenant and fire captain and assessor travel expenses, for an amount not to exceed $55,740.00.

PUBLIC WORKS AND TRANSPORTATION

Public Works
c.    A resolution authorizing the Administrator for the Department of Public Works to execute a contract with Orange Grove Center, Inc. for recycling and refuse services.

d.    A resolution authorizing the Administrator for the Department of Public Works to enter into a Partnership Agreement with Hamilton County Government (HCGIS) relative to GIS data acquisitions and authorizing payment from City funds appropriated by Council for such GIS data purposes.

Transportation
e.    A resolution authorizing Ronny Rahn to use temporarily the right-of-way located at 1513 Williams Street to construct a concrete raised landing on the east sidewalk of the existing building, as shown on the map, photo, and drawing attached hereto and made a part hereof by reference, subject to certain conditions.  (District 7)

f.    A resolution authorizing Taco Mamacita, LLC c/o Michael Monen to use temporarily the sidewalk located at 122 West Main Street for the construction of a ramp, as shown on the map and drawings attached hereto and made a part hereof by reference, subject to certain conditions.  (District 7)

g.    A resolution authorizing Sharon Cannon c/o Zachery Atchley to use temporarily the right-of-way for installation of five gateway signs for identification at the five entrances of Brainerd Road median at Missionary Ridge Tunnel; Brainerd Road shoulder at Tunnel Boulevard on the northern shoulder of the 3400 block of Brainerd Road; Seminole Drive shoulder at Rosemont; Tunnel Boulevard shoulder at Pinewood; Tunnel Boulevard shoulder at Ridgeside Drive, as shown on the map, photos, and drawing attached hereto and made a part hereof by reference, subject to certain conditions.  (District 9)

YOUTH AND FAMILY DEVELOPMENT

h.    A resolution amending Resolution No. 27889 for the Administrator of the Department of Youth and Family Development to enter into a rental agreement with the McCallie/GPS Aquatic Club for pool rental fees in the sum of $2,100.00 and $500.00 per day facility service fees for the Chattanooga Area Swim League Championship scheduled on July 10-12, 2014, for a total contract fee in the amount of $3,100.00.  (District 8)

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, June 17, 2014.

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

13.    Adjournment.



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