Upcoming City Council Agendas

Friday, August 1, 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.

V.     Ordinances – Final Reading:    

FINANCE
a.    An ordinance to amend the Operations and Capital Improvements Budget Ordinance Nos.

12835 and 12838 for the Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2015.

VI.    Ordinances – First Reading:

PUBLIC WORKS AND TRANSPORTATION

Transportation
a.    MR-2014-011 Erin Simpson/Keller Williams Realty (Abandonment).  An ordinance closing and abandoning an unopened unit block of Chambliss Street.  (District 2)  (Recommended for approval by Transportation and Planning)

MR-2014-011 Erin Simpson/Keller Williams Realty (Abandonment).  An ordinance closing and abandoning an unopened unit block of Chambliss Street.  (Staff Version)

VII.    Resolutions:

ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
a.    A resolution to make certain findings relating to the granting of incentives to develop housing in downtown Chattanooga; to delegate certain authority to the Health, Educational Housing Facility Board of the City of Chattanooga, Tennessee, and the Health, Educational Housing Facility Board (the “HEB”); to renew a program for downtown housing development as adopted in Resolution No. 23253; to authorize the Mayor of the City of Chattanooga to enter into agreements for Payments in Lieu of Ad Valorem Taxes meeting the criteria of said program and to provide for a termination of this incentive program in ten (10) years.

GENERAL GOVERNMENT
b.    A resolution repealing Resolution Nos. 18697, 18710, 19757, 20026, 20480, 24117, and 24977 and establishing new rules of procedure for the City Council of the City of Chattanooga, Tennessee.

GENERAL SERVICES
c.    A resolution authorizing the acceptance of $14,500.00 for consideration from the State of Tennessee Department of Transportation as compensation for the replacement of the sign at the entrance to the Summit of Softball as related to the State Project 33070-2230-14 and for the Mayor to execute any and all documents related to the transaction.  (District 4)

PUBLIC WORKS AND TRANSPORTATION

Public Works
d.    A resolution authorizing the approval of Change Order No. 1 for Littlejohn Engineering Associates, Inc. relative to Contract No. W-10-006-101, Pineville Road Sewer Basin, for an increased amount of $15,200.00, for a revised contract amount not to exceed $254,907.00.  (District 1)

e.    A resolution authorizing the approval of Change Order for Construction Consultants related to the Hixson Community Center Renovation Project, in the amount of $118,644.00, for a new contract amount of $1,215,644.00 and a new contingency of $60,000.00, for a total amount not to exceed $1,275,644.00.  (District 3)

f.    A resolution authorizing the Administrator of the Department of Public Works to award Contract No. E-11-003-201 to Thomas Brothers Construction, 4000 block of Sunbeam Avenue Drainage Improvements, in the amount of $517,426.00, with a contingency amount of $51,742.60, for an amount not to exceed $569,168.60.  (District 6)

g.    A resolution authorizing the Administrator of the Department of Public Works to award Contract No. R-13-005-201 to Innovative Construction and Remodeling, LLC/Jones Construction, Roof Replacement for the Warner Park Pool House, in the amount of $62,872.00, with a contingency amount of $6,300.00, for an amount not to exceed $69,127.00.  (District 8)

h.    A resolution authorizing the Administrator of the Department of Public Works to award Contract No. D-14-001-201 to Environmental Abatement, Inc., Harriet Tubman Demolition Project, for a contract amount of $4,297,880.75, with a contingency amount of $400,000.00, for an amount not to exceed $4,697,880.75.  (District 8)

i.    A resolution authorizing the waiver of landfill disposal fees associated with the Tennessee River Rescue clean-up on October 4, 2014, for an amount not to exceed $750.00.

j.    A resolution authorizing the Mayor to enter into a contract with the Tennessee Department of Transportation for the maintenance of state highways within the City limits of Chattanooga for reimbursement to the City, for an amount not to exceed $378,909.00.

Transportation
k.    A resolution authorizing the Administrator for the Department of Transportation to enter into an agreement with Alta Planning and Design to perform professional engineering services for Protected Bike Lane and Neighborhood Greenway Design, in the amount of $294,960.00.  (Districts 7, 8 & 9)

l.    A resolution authorizing S. Reginald Ruff, III and Victor R. Williams, Sr. to use temporarily the air space above the sidewalk located at 428 East M.L. King Boulevard, as shown on the photo and drawings attached hereto and made a part hereof by reference, subject to certain conditions.  (District 8)

YOUTH AND FAMILY DEVELOPMENT
m.    A resolution authorizing the Administrator of the Department of Youth and Family Development to enter into a professional services contract with Financial Life Connection LLC to conduct a youth e-ventures technology business development camp for teens, daily from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, for one (1) week, and one (1) full year of business coaching for each student for a total of 25 participants, for an amount not to exceed $25,000.00.

n.    A resolution authorizing the Administrator of the Department of Youth and Family Development to enter into a Donation Agreement with Miracle League of Chattanooga, Inc. for construction of a recreational facility for citizens of all abilities known as “Miracle Field” within a certain portion of Warner Park.

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, Aug. 12.

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

XIII.    Adjournment.

Tuesday, Aug. 12:

 
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

Transportation
a.    MR-2014-011 Erin Simpson/Keller Williams Realty (Abandonment).  An ordinance closing and abandoning an unopened unit block of Chambliss Street.  (District 2)  (Recommended for approval by Transportation and Planning)

MR-2014-011 Erin Simpson/Keller Williams Realty (Abandonment).  An ordinance closing and abandoning an unopened unit block of Chambliss Street.  (Staff Version)

6.    Ordinances – First Reading:

GENERAL GOVERNMENT
a.    An ordinance to amend Chattanooga City Code, Part II, Chapter 2, Article III, Division 17, to make certain changes to the General Pension Plan relative to retired participants.

PLANNING
b.    2014-068 Neuhoff Taylor Architects/YMCA Association of Metro Chattanooga (R-1 Residential Zone and R-4 Special Zone to C-4 Planned Commerce Center).  An ordinance to amend Chattanooga City Code, Part II, Chapter 38, Zoning Ordinance, so as to rezone property located at 7502 Shallowford Road, more particularly described herein, from R-1 Residential Zone and R-4 Special Zone to C-4 Planned Commerce Center, subject to certain conditions.  (Recommended for approval by Planning)  (District 4)

2014-068 Neuhoff Taylor Architects/YMCA Association of Metro Chattanooga (R-1 Residential Zone and R-4 Special Zone to C-4 Planned Commerce Center).  An ordinance to amend Chattanooga City Code, Part II, Chapter 38, Zoning Ordinance, so as to rezone property located at 7502 Shallowford Road, more particularly described herein, from R-1 Residential Zone and R-4 Special Zone to C-4 Planned Commerce Center, subject to certain conditions.  (Staff Version)

2014-068 Neuhoff Taylor Architects/YMCA Association of Metro Chattanooga (R-1 Residential Zone and R-4 Special Zone to C-4 Planned Commerce Center).  An ordinance to amend Chattanooga City Code, Part II, Chapter 38, Zoning Ordinance, so as to rezone property located at 7502 Shallowford Road, more particularly described herein, from R-1 Residential Zone and R-4 Special Zone to C-4 Planned Commerce Center. (Applicant Version)

c.    2014-061 TC Development, LLC/Trey Stanley (R-1 Residential Zone to R-2 Residential Zone).  An ordinance to amend Chattanooga City Code, Part II, Chapter 38, Zoning Ordinance, so as to rezone property located at 2506 Ocoee Street, more particularly described herein, from R-1 Residential Zone to R-2 Residential Zone.  (Recommended for denial by Planning and Staff)  (District 9)

d.    An ordinance to amend Chattanooga City Code, Part II, Chapter 38, Zoning Ordinance, Article V, Division 25, Residential Planned Unit Development, Section 38-393, Permitted Uses, to allow all uses permitted in the underlying zone(s) and Section 38-398. Permitted Density.

POLICE
e.    An ordinance to amend Chattanooga City Code, Part II, Chapter 25, Article III, Sections 25-67, 25-69, 25-73, and 25-75, relative to unlawful noises.

PUBLIC WORKS AND TRANSPORTATION

Public Works
f.    MR-2014-024 RSD, LLC c/o Chris Curtis (Abandonment).  An ordinance closing and abandoning of the City underground detention facility and easement located at the corner of East 10th Street and University Street being the property described as Tract 4.  (Recommended for approval by Public Works)  (District 8)

7.    Resolutions:

GENERAL SERVICES
a.    A resolution declaring surplus and authorizing the Mayor to execute a quitclaim deed to convey the interest of the City of Chattanooga in back Tax Parcel Nos. 137I-A-039 and 137H-G-002, as jointly owned by the City of Chattanooga and Hamilton County, to the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum, Inc. for the amount of $53,600.00.  (District 9)

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, Aug. 19.

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

13.    Adjournment.


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