Upcoming City Council Agendas

Friday, June 6, 2014

TUESDAY, JUNE 10, 2014


6:00 PM


5in;">I.       Call to Order.


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


III.     Minute Approval.         


IV.     Special Presentation.


V.      Ordinances – Final Reading:     



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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)


VI.     Ordinances – First Reading:



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.



b.  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.


VII.    Resolutions:



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.



b.  A resolution authorizing the issuance and sale of an amount not to exceed $31 million principal amount of the City of Chattanooga, Tennessee General Obligation Refunding Bonds, Series 2014.



c.  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.




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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.



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)



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)


i.   A resolution authorizing the approval of Change Order No. 1 for the purchase and installation of a two-stop elevator at the Avondale Head Start Administration Building, for an increase in the amount of $30,000.00, for a revised contract amount of $345,625.00.  (District 9)


j.   A resolution authorizing the Administrator of the Department of Youth and Family Development to apply for, and accept, grants and donations through the Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga for the Youth and Family Development Opportunity Fund which will be designated for Temps for Teens for work scholarships and additional educational services when needed for high school graduation.


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 17, 2014.


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


XIII.    Adjournment.




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