Upcoming City Council Agendas

Friday, August 15, 2014

Here is the upcoming City Council agenda:

I.    Call to Order.

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

III.    Minute Approval.    
        
IV.    Special Presentation.

“Gospel Music Heritage Month”
Special Presentation to Ann Pierre and Nancy Westmoreland

V.        Ordinances – Final Reading:    

PLANNING
a.

    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)

PUBLIC WORKS AND TRANSPORTATION

Public Works
b.    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)

VI.    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.    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.  (Deferred from 8/12/2014)

POLICE
c.    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 so as to create an amplified music district.  (Revised)  (Deferred from 8/12/2014)

VII.    Resolutions:

CITY ATTORNEY’S OFFICE
a.    A resolution to engage the law firms of (1) Tidwell & Izell PC; (2) Miller & Martin, LLP; (3) King & Spalding, LLP; (4) Frost Brown Todd, LLC; and (5) Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP for legal services for the period of July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015 with the option to extend the blanket contracts for two (2) additional twelve (12) month periods, for a total amount not to exceed $175,000.00.

GENERAL SERVICES
b.    A resolution authorizing the Director of General Services to enter into a contract with Family Concessions, LLC for concession services at the Memorial Auditorium and Tivoli Theater for a term of twelve (12) months with the option of three (3) additional twelve (12) month renewals for an estimated annual amount of $150,000.00 to the vendor and $50,000.00 to the City.  (District 7)

PUBLIC WORKS AND TRANSPORTATION

Public Works
c.    A resolution authorizing the approval of Change Order No. 1 (Final) for Yerbey Concrete Construction relative to the Brainerd Road SEP Project, for an increase of $3,372.04, for a total revised contract amount not to exceed $98,494.04.  (District 5)    

Transportation
d.    A resolution authorizing Waters-Holland, LLC c/o Mitch Holland to use temporarily an unopened alley connecting Federal Street and 923 Endicott Street, as shown on the photo and drawing attached hereto and made a part hereof by reference, subject to certain conditions.  (District 2)

e.    A resolution authorizing World of Beer c/o Frank Hudson to use temporarily the front sidewalk for outdoor seating/dining located at the New World Beer establishment on 412 Market Street, as shown on the photo and drawing attached hereto and made a part hereof by reference, subject to certain conditions.  (District 7)  (Revised)

f.    A resolution authorizing E. 10th Street RSD, LLC c/o Chris Curtis to use temporarily the right-of-way located on Douglas and University Streets and an unnamed ten foot (10’) alley for a portion of the concrete footings; and on Douglas Street for the canopy/awnings/roof overhang areas for the apartment building on East 10th Street, as shown on the photo and drawings attached hereto and made a part hereof by reference, subject to certain conditions.  (District 8)

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. 26.

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

XIII.    Adjournment.

Tuesday, Aug. 26:

1.    Call to Order.
        
2.    Pledge of Allegiance/Invocation (Councilwoman Berz).

3.    Minute Approval.

4.    Special Presentation.

5.    Ordinances – Final 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.    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.  (Deferred from 8/12/2014)

c.    2014-054 Hixson Investors, LLC/Wells Fargo Bank and Raymond L. Hassler (C-2 Convenience Commercial Zone to R-4 Special Zone).  An ordinance to amend Chattanooga City Code, Part II, Chapter 38, Zoning Ordinance, so as to rezone property located at 6308, 6338, 6348, and 6352 Grubb Road and 5851 Highway 153, more particularly described herein, from C-2 Convenience Commercial Zone to R-4 Special Zone, subject to certain conditions.  (Recommended for approval by Planning and Staff)  (District 3)  (Deferred from 7/15/2014)

d.    2014-055 Hixson Investors, LLC/Wells Fargo Bank and Raymond L. Hassler (Lift Conditions).  An ordinance to amend Chattanooga City Code, Part II, Chapter 38, Zoning Ordinance, so as to lift conditions from Ordinance No. 11827 of previous Case No. 2006-028 and to lift conditions from Ordinance No. 11946 of previous Case No. 2007-022, off properties located at 6308 Grubb Road and 5851, 5861, and 5857 Highway 153, being more particularly described herein.  (District 3)  (Deferred from 7/15/2014)

POLICE
c.    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 so as to create an amplified music district.  (Revised)  (Deferred from 8/12/2014)

6.    Ordinances – First Reading:

7.    Resolutions:

    MAYOR’S OFFICE
a.    A resolution to confirm the Mayor’s appointment of Linda Harris to the Storm Water Board.

b.    A resolution to confirm the Mayor’s re-appointment of Tom Snow to the Airport Authority.

c.    A resolution to confirm the Mayor’s re-appointments of Kevin Osteen and Michael Prater to the Historic Zoning Board.

d.    A resolution to confirm the Mayor’s appointments of Mariah Prescott, Elizabeth Tallman, and Craig Walker to the Tree Commission.

e.    A resolution to confirm the Mayor’s appointment of Justin Strickland to the Transportation Board.

    PUBLIC SAFETY
f.    A resolution to accept a donation check from Catholic Health Initiatives (d/b/a Memorial Hospital) for the Violence Reduction Initiative, in the amount of $10,000.00.

    PUBLIC WORKS AND TRANSPORTATION

    Transportation
g.    A resolution authorizing the Administrator of the Department of Transportation to accept a contribution of $4,430.28 from Urban Renaissance Group, LLC (Mike Moon) towards the cost of three (3) pedestrian light poles, light fixtures at 105 and 121 W. 3rd Street at Walnut Hill Townhomes Phase One established by Contract No. T-14-009.  (District 7)

h.    A resolution authorizing the Administrator of the Department of Transportation to accept a contribution of $4,250.28 from Walk2Campus Properties towards the cost of three (3) pedestrian light poles, light fixtures at 863 McCallie Avenue (Ed Martin, Howerton Apartments) established by Contract No. T-14-010.  (District 8)

i.    A resolution authorizing the Mayor to execute an amended agreement with Hamilton County and the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) for an additional $1,160,000.00 transportation enhancement grant and $290,000.00 required match from private funds for total additional funds of $1,450,000.00 for construction of the next phase of the downtown Riverwalk.

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. 26.

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

13.    Adjournment.
 


PHOTOS: Martin Luther King Day March

The Martin Luther King Birthday Celebration Parade drew many participants on Monday afternoon. The parade started at Olivet Baptist Church on M.L. King Boulevard and ended at the Tivoli Theatre. (click for more)

Walker County Arrest Report For Jan. 9-15

Here is the Walker County arrest report for Jan. 9-15: KEETON        MICHAEL      PHILIP           WM     30        Officer VANDYKE   POSS OF METH, POSS OF MARAJUANA LESS THAN 1 OZ, GIVING FALSE INFORMATION ... (click for more)

Beyond Freedom Of Speech

Yes, most people know about the First Amendment to our Constitution, "The right, guaranteed by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, to express beliefs and ideas without unwarranted government restriction."  I being a "deplorable" draw the line when people block traffic, try to disrupt, and even stop an activity through malice and disregard for others. Case being ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: What Else $3 Can Mean

Orchard Knob Middle School, located on North Highland Park Avenue in Chattanooga, led every other secondary school in the state of Tennessee last year with 6.8 percent of its students expelled. So as people are working feverishly to keep the school from being taken over by the state’s Department of Education, allow me to pose a question. Last Friday during the last period of ... (click for more)

Shulman Leads McCallie Past Calhoun In MLK Hoops

The inaugural MLK King of the Court day of basketball action at UTC’s Maclellan Gym is now in the books and there were some pretty good games despite only one of the five games being relatively close. The GPS Bruisers came from behind to beat Van Buren County by a 51-45 final, but the average margin of victory for the other four games was a whopping 26.25 points. Those other ... (click for more)

Warren Replaces Martinez As Vols Secondary Coach

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. --  The Tennessee football program announced Monday that Charlton Warren  has agreed to terms to become the defensive backs coach for the Vols. Warren served as defensive backs coach at North Carolina the last two seasons and also has spent time on the Nebraska and Air Force coaching staffs. Willie Martinez  will not be returning after ... (click for more)