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.
 


Fort Oglethorpe Arrest Report For Nov. 21-26

Here is the Fort Oglethorpe arrest report for Nov. 21-26: Christopher Sterling Holcombe, 38, of 1606 Bussell Place, Fort Oglethorpe was arrested November 20 on charges of possession of firearm at public gathering and possession of firearm by convicted felon.   Atlanta Shannice Dixon, 22, of 2113 Union Avenue, Fort Oglethorpe was arrested November 21 on charges of ... (click for more)

Crime Stoppers: Murder Of James Richard Harris

Crime Stoppers and the Walker County Sheriff’s Office are seeking information on the homicide of James Richard Harris.   On Dec. 22, 1994, at approximately 7:41 a.m., the Walker County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1610 Boss Road in Chickamauga for a body in the driveway. The body was identified as that of 54-year-old James Richard Harris who resided at that address and ... (click for more)

Lawlessness At Heritage Park

As a frequent visitor at Heritage Park in East Brainerd, I must say that the situation is becoming slightly out of control.  To start, parking is atrocious.  The unpaved lot contains nothing but loose gravel which has naturally given way to divots in the ground assuring you a few bumps.  Why isn't this area smoothed out?  It's not worth parking there anyways ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Why I Am Thankful 2014

Over 40 years ago I was a young sports writer when I came up with the notion of setting daily things aside, just for one day, and writing about why “I Am Thankful.” Every Thanksgiving I come up with my list and it is as much about me as it is about my gratitude for all things great and small. I can’t imagine approaching this day in any other way. Here we go … I AM THANKFUL for ... (click for more)

Alcoa, A Prep Football Gold Standard, Up Next For Irish

Notre Dame almost had a crack at powerful Alcoa in the 2013 TSSAA football playoff semifinal round. But, in the quarterfinals, Alcoa beat Christian Academy of Knoxville, 42-14, but the Fighting Irish dropped a 19-10 decision to Upperman, which was crushed, 75-18, a week later by the Tornadoes. Alcoa clipped Christ Presbyterian Academy, 25-7, in the state championship game. ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Women Shock No.4 Tennessee, 67-63

Before the season started some people across the country called Chattanooga women’s basketball coach Jim Foster crazy for scheduling three top 10 teams – Notre Dame (national runner-up) Stanford and Tennessee - before Christmas. After Wednesday night’s UTC shocking 67-63 home win against No.4 Tennessee before 4,160, those same folks might believe coach Foster is crazy like ... (click for more)