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.


2nd Independent Candidate May Be On Walker County Ballot

A second Independent candidate may be on the ballot for sole commissioner of Walker County in the election on Nov. 8. Perry D. Lamb, Jr. has been working toward collecting the necessary 1,640 signatures of registered voters on a petition. His campaign said he is close to the goal. Incumbent Bebe Heiskell is running an an Independent. Election officials said since she was ... (click for more)

Pair Sought In Carjacking On Mountain Creek Road

Two men are being sought in connection with a carjacking on Mountain Creek Road early Thursday morning. The Chattanooga Police Department responded to the incident in the 1100 block of Mountain Creek Rd. Upon arrival police made contact with the female victim. She said she had received a phone call from her friends wanting a ride. After picking up her friends, who are also ... (click for more)

Save Coolidge Park - And Response

Last Monday morning while at work a good friend messaged me concerning a matter that I had not heard anything about dealing with Coolidge Park and its future. Apparently that night the City Council was to read an ordinance that would allow the mayor to start negotiations with the relocation of the Medal of Honor Museum. This ordinance would enable the city to lease approximately ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Chicago’s Gun Buyer

In the days following the horrifying massacre of 50 people at an Orlando nightclub, several of the crazies in the media have dashed about trying to prove how easy it is to obtain an assault weapon. Some guy in Philadelphia claims he bought one in seven minutes when, in fact, we would all have been better served if he had written how long it took him to get a psychiatric exam and ... (click for more)

Memorial Service For Lynn Trent is Sunday June 26

 “To all who knew Lynn this (his death) is truly sad news. My friendship with Lynn goes back to the 70's.I was always the better for having seen Lynn on any trip home and know no one more dedicated to or who loved the Mocs any more than Lynn.” UTC Alum and Actor Dennis Haskins   We have lost a friend. Actually a great friend. One who was dedicated ... (click for more)

Red Bank Stays Unbeaten With Win Over Waterdogs

The Red Bank Gators are now a win away from claiming first place in the White division of the Chattanooga Area Swim League. Facing the Waterdogs from Cleveland in a battle of unbeaten teams at Red Bank Thursday night, the Gators clinched at least a tie for first place with a 403-366 victory in a meet that was much closer than that 37-point margin might otherwise indicate. ... (click for more)