Upcoming City Council Agendas

Thursday, November 22, 2012
Here is the City Council agenda for Tuesday at 6 p.m. at City Hall:

I. Call to Order.

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

III. Minute Approval. 

IV. Special Presentation:  

“Creative Discovery Museum”

V. Ordinances – Final Reading:   

VI. Ordinances – First Reading:

a) An ordinance amending Chattanooga City Code, Article III, Division 5, Section 2-155, relating to Overtime Pay for Holidays.

 (Revised.)
 
b) 2012-117 Ericka Stearns (R-1 Residential Zone to R-3 Residential Zone).  An ordinance to amend Chattanooga City Code, Part II, Chapter 38, Zoning Ordinance, so as to rezone property located at 906 East 10th Street, more particularly described herein, from R-1 Residential Zone to R-3 Residential Zone. (Recommended for denial by Planning and Staff.)  (District 8.)  (Deferred from 11/13/2012.)

VII. Resolutions:

a) A resolution authorizing the Department of Parks and Recreation to solicit and accept donations from businesses and other organizations in support of the Tennessee Recreation and Parks Annual Conference to be held in Chattanooga from November 17, 2013 through November 21, 2013, and to solicit and accept donations supporting the Parks and Recreation Annual Holiday Employee Recognition Luncheon.

b) A resolution authorizing the Gang Task Force Coordinator to execute a personal services contract with John Hayes, Ph.D., not to exceed $10,000.00 for various services to be assigned on an as-needed basis for grant writing, program monitoring, research, and evaluation, with a contract term until June 30, 2013.

c) A resolution to confirm Dan L. Thornton as the Director of General Services for the City of Chattanooga, Tennessee.

d) A resolution authorizing Change Order No. 1 for Yerbey Concrete Construction, relative to Contract No. R-11-001-201, Main Terrain Art Park, for an increased amount of $50,000.00, for a revised contract amount not to exceed $1,029,125.75, and to retain the contingency at $23,400.00.  (District 8.)

e) 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 and Housing Facility Board of the City of Chattanooga, Tennessee; to adopt a program for downtown housing development; 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 six (6) years, plus two (2) additional years for renovations and two (2) additional years for historic properties.  (Revised.)

f) A resolution authorizing the Administrator of the Department of Public Works to award Contract No. R-12-001-201, Main Terrain Bike Shelter, to Yerbey Concrete Construction, in the amount of $27,900.00, with a contingency amount of $3,000.00, for an amount not to exceed $30,900.00.  (District 8.)

g) A resolution authorizing the Administrator of the Department of Public Works to enter into an agreement with Gametime a Play Core Company for professional services relative to Main Terrain Art Park, Partnership Agreement No. R-11-001-805, in an amount not to exceed $13,073.95. (District 8.) 

h) A resolution authorizing the Administrator of the Department of Public Works to enter into an agreement with Lyndhurst Foundation relative to Main Terrain Art Park, Partnership Agreement No. R-11-001-802, to increase the total amount to $52,000.00, an increase of $25,000.00 for Landscaping Elements.  (District 8.)

VIII. Overtime Report.

IX. Departmental Reports:

a) Department of Human Services.

b) Department of Parks and Recreation.

c) Department of Public Works.

d) Department of Neighborhood Services.

e) Department of Education, Arts & Culture.

f) Fire Department.

g) Police Department.

h) Department of Personnel.

i) Department of Finance and Administration.

j) City Attorney.

X. Other Business.

XI. Committee Reports.

XII. Agenda Session for Tuesday, Dec. 4.

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

XIV. Adjournment.

Agenda for Tuesday, Dec. 4

1. Call to Order.

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

3. Minute Approval.

4. Special Presentations:  

PUBLIC HEARING

“Report on Plan of Services – Area 3A”

“Report on Plan of Services – Area 3C”

“Report on Plan of Services – Area 4B”

“Report on Plan of Services – Area 8B”

“Report on Plan of Services – Area 9A”

“Report on Plan of Services – Area 10A”

“Report on Plan of Services – Area 10B”

5. Ordinances - Final Reading:

a) An ordinance amending Chattanooga City Code, Article III, Division 5, Section 2-155, relating to Overtime Pay for Holidays.

b) 2012-117 Ericka Stearns (R-1 Residential Zone to R-3 Residential Zone).  An ordinance to amend Chattanooga City Code, Part II, Chapter 38, Zoning Ordinance, so as to rezone property located at 906 East 10th Street, more particularly described herein, from R-1 Residential Zone to R-3 Residential Zone. (Recommended for denial by Planning and Staff.)  (District 8.)  (Deferred from 11/13/2012.)

6. Ordinances – First Reading:

a) An ordinance to amend Chattanooga City Code, Part II, Chapter 2, Article III, Sections 2-410, 2-411, 2-413, 2-415, and 2-419, relative to the fire and police pension fund.

b) An ordinance to amend Chattanooga City Code, Part II, Chapter 16, Article I, Section 16-2, relative to age of employees of the fire or police department.

c) An ordinance to amend Chattanooga City Code, Part II, Chapter 5, Section 5-71(e) relative to Fire Code, Building Code, and Zoning Ordinance compliance.

7. Resolutions:

a) A resolution authorizing the Administrator of the Department of Parks and Recreation to enter into an agreement with Vermont Systems for the purchase of a WebTrac System in the amount of $124,000.00, with a contingency fee in the amount of $5,000.00 for customization if needed.

b) A resolution authorizing the Director of General Services to enter into a lease agreement, in substantially the form attached, with Diagnostic Radiology Consultants, P.A. to lease 173 square feet for an x-ray examination area at the City of Chattanooga Well Advantage Center.  (District 8.)

c) A resolution authorizing the Director of General Services to enter into an agreement for a structure permit with Tennessee Valley Authority for a warning siren which will be part of the Sequoyah Prompt Notification System.  (District 3.)

d) A resolution authorizing the Administrator of Neighborhood Services and Community Development to enter into contracts with neighborhood organizations for neighborhood partners projects and related activities and initiatives, for an amount not to exceed $51,500.00.  (Various Districts.)

e) A resolution authorizing the Gang Task Force Coordinator to execute two (2) personal services contracts for one (1) full-time outreach worker and one (1) part-time violence interrupter/outreach worker to be hired as temporary employees during the pilot phase of implementation of the Comprehensive Gang Model’s Intervention Teams, in the amount of $25,000.00.

f) A resolution to make certain findings relating to the UTC Two, LLC project to delegate certain authority to the Health, Educational and Housing Facility Board of the City of Chattanooga, Tennessee, and to authorize the Mayor to enter into and execute an Agreement for Payments in Lieu of Ad Valorem Taxes.

g) A resolution to make certain findings relating to the UTC Three, LLC project to delegate certain authority to the Health, Educational and Housing Facility Board of the City of Chattanooga, Tennessee, and to authorize the Mayor to enter into and execute an Agreement for Payments in Lieu of Ad Valorem Taxes.

8. Overtime Report.

9. Departmental Reports:

a) Department of Human Services.

b) Department of Parks and Recreation.

c) Department of Public Works.

d) Department of Neighborhood Services.

e) Department of Education, Arts & Culture.

f) Fire Department.

g) Police Department.

h) Department of Personnel.

i) Department of Finance and Administration.

j) City Attorney.

10. Other Business. 

11. Committee Reports.

12. Agenda Session for Tuesday, Dec. 11.

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

14. Adjournment.


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