Upcoming City Council Agendas

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Here are the upcoming City Council agendas:

Tuesday:

I.    Call to Order.

II.     Pledge of Allegiance/Invocation (Councilwoman Berz).

III.    Minute Approval.    
        
IV.    Special Presentation.

V.    Ordinances – Final Reading:    

FINANCE
a.    An ordinance hereinafter also known as “the Fiscal Year 2014-2015 Operations Budget Ordinance”, to provide revenue for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2014, and ending June 30, 2015; appropriating same to the payment of expenses of the Municipal Government; fixing the rate of taxation on all taxable property in the City, and the time taxes and privileges are due, how they shall be paid, when they shall become delinquent; providing for interest and penalty on delinquent taxes and privileges; and to amend Chattanooga City Code, Part II, Chapter 2, Section 2-267, relative to paid leave for active-duty training and to amend Chattanooga City Code, Part II, Chapter 31, Sections 31-36, 31-37, 31-41, and 31-43.

  (Deferred from 6/17/2014)
 
VI.    Ordinances – First Reading:

PLANNING
a.    2014-042 John Anderson/Joe Franklin/Edgar Scott/Cornerstone Community Bank (R-4 Special Zone to C-2 Convenience Commercial Zone).  An ordinance to amend Chattanooga City Code, Part II, Chapter 38, Zoning Ordinance, so as to rezone properties located at 1300 and 1450 East Third Street and at 340 North Holtzclaw Avenue, more particularly described herein, from R-4 Special Zone to C-2 Convenience Commercial Zone.  (Recommended for approval by Planning and recommended for denial by Staff)  (District 8)

VII.    Resolutions:
    
GENERAL GOVERNMENT
a.    A resolution to confirm the Mayor’s appointment of John Straussberger to the C-7 Board.

b.    A resolution to confirm the Mayor’s appointment of Allan Lutes to the Transportation Board.

c.    A resolution to confirm the Mayor’s appointment of John Bilderback to the CARTA Board.

PUBLIC WORKS AND TRANSPORTATION

Public Works
d.    A resolution authorizing the Administrator for the Department of Public Works to apply for, and if awarded, accept a grant from the American Water Charitable Foundation to create a natural play area for children to demonstrate water resource stewardship and conservation, for an amount up to $150,000.00.  (District 7)

e.    A resolution authorizing the approval of Change Order No. 3 for Griggs & Maloney, Inc. to provide continuation of engineering services for groundwater sampling, monitoring, and reporting services at the Summit Landfill, City Landfill on Birchwood Pike, and the former J.H. Holding site, in the amount of $91,297.50, for an amount not to exceed $355,240.00.  (Revised)

YOUTH AND FAMILY DEVELOPMENT
f.    A resolution authorizing the Administrator of the Department of Youth and Family Development to renew the grant contract with the Southeast Tennessee Area Agency on Aging and Disability for programming at the Eastgate Senior Activity Center, in the amount of $46,450.00.  (District 6)

g.    A resolution authorizing the Department of Youth and Family Development to be included with Mark Making and the Chattanooga Public Library on a grant application with the National Endowment for the Arts’ Challenge America Fast-Track to fund the Map of Heroes project.

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, July 1

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

XIII.    Adjournment.

Tuesday, July 1

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

3.    Minute Approval.

4.    Special Presentation.

5.    Ordinances – Final Reading:

PLANNING
a.    2014-042 John Anderson/Joe Franklin/Edgar Scott/Cornerstone Community Bank (R-4 Special Zone to C-2 Convenience Commercial Zone).  An ordinance to amend Chattanooga City Code, Part II, Chapter 38, Zoning Ordinance, so as to rezone properties located at 1300 and 1450 East Third Street and at 340 North Holtzclaw Avenue, more particularly described herein, from R-4 Special Zone to C-2 Convenience Commercial Zone.  (Recommended for approval by Planning and recommended for denial by Staff)  (District 8)

6.    Ordinances – First Reading:

7.    Resolutions:

HUMAN RESOURCES
a.    A resolution authorizing the Director of Human Resources to enter into an agreement with _______________________ to provide the City of Chattanooga with a stop loss policy on large health insurance claims for a period of one (1) year with the option to renew for two (2) additional years, for an amount of $______________ per individual policy per month and $________________ per family policy per month, for an estimated annual premium of $___________________.

PUBLIC WORKS AND TRANSPORTATION

Public Works
b.    A resolution authorizing the Administrator for the Department of Public Works to award Contract No. E-10-012-201, 21st Century Waterfront Ross’s Landing Riverfront Park Improvements to Smith Contractors, Inc. in the amount of $5,702,250.00, with a contingency amount of $500,000.00, for an amount not to exceed $6,202,250.00.  (District 7)

Transportation
c.    A resolution authorizing Legends Homeowners Association c/o Daryl F. Mann to use temporarily the right-of-way located at Legends Subdivision with the Goodwin Road Expansion for the installation of a security fence, as shown on the maps and photos attached hereto and made a part hereof by reference, subject to certain conditions.  (District 4)

d.    A resolution authorizing John Alier to use temporarily the right-of-way located at 35 Patten Parkway (The Honest Pint) for the installation of a 1,500 gallon grease trap to be installed under parking spaces, as shown on the map and drawing attached hereto and made a part hereof by reference, subject to certain conditions.  (District 8)

e.    A resolution authorizing Evelyn Cooper to use temporarily the right-of-way for a portion of the alley and to place a fence at the corner of Foust and Hawthorne Streets, as shown on the map and photo attached hereto and made a part hereof by reference, subject to certain conditions.  (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, July 8

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

13.    Adjournment.


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