January 9, 2012 City Council Proceedings


LEGAL NOTICE


The regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, convened at 7:00 p.m. on January 9, 2012, in the Courtroom of the Municipal Building with Mayor Thomas L. Beehan presiding.

INVOCATION


The Invocation was given by Chaplain Myra Mansfield with the Oak Ridge Police Department.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE


The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America was given by Leigha Edwards.

ROLL CALL: The following councilmembers were present: Mayor Thomas L. Beehan, Councilmember Anne Garcia Garland; Councilmember L. Charles Hensley; Councilmember Charles J. Hope, Jr.; Mayor Pro Tem D. Jane Miller; Councilmember David N. Mosby; and Councilmember Ellen D. Smith.

Also present were Mark S. Watson, City Manager; Janice E. McGinnis, Finance Director; Kenneth R. Krushenski, City Attorney; and Diana R. Stanley, City Clerk.

THE FOLLOWING ACTIONS WERE TAKEN:



PROCLAMATIONS AND PUBLIC RECOGNITIONS


Presentation of the 2011 East Tennessee Preservation Award for the “Birth of the City” Monument Project by Mr. Bill Wilcox, City Historian, to the City of Oak Ridge.

Swearing-in of David Harrington, Deputy Chief of Operations by City Manager Mark S. Watson.

Adopted a proclamation designating the week of April 28, 2012 to May 5, 2012 The Bridge to a Sustainable Future Week.

SPECIAL REPORTS


Mr. Ted Hotz with Pugh & Company, P.C., presented the FY 2011 Independent Audit Report to City Council for informational purposes—no action taken.

Kathryn Baldwin, Community Development Director, showed the Not in Our City Status Presentation to City Council for informational purposes—no action taken.

Lamar Dunn with Lamar Dunn & Associates, showed a Water and Wastewater Rate Study Presentation to City Council for informational purposes—no action taken.

CONSENT AGENDA


Approved the minutes of the December 12, 2011 City Council Meeting.

Approved the minutes of the December 19, 2011 Oak Ridge Emergency Communication District Board of Directors Meeting.

Approved the minutes of the December 19, 2011 City Council Special Meeting.

Removed from consent and adopted a resolution waiving competitive bids and awarding a contract in the estimated amount of $42,600.00 to SirsiDynix, Lehi, Utah, to host the Oak Ridge Public Library’s database and provide required computer back-ups, upgrades and other as-needed services.

RESOLUTIONS


Adopted a resolution authorizing a professional services agreement in the estimated amount of $82,300.00 with Fulghum, MacIndoe & Associates, Inc., Knoxville, Tennessee, for the design of plans and specifications to construct a sewer line at East Tennessee Technology Park.

Amended and adopted a resolution to adopt the City of Oak Ridge, Tennessee 2012 State and Federal Legislative Agenda to inform state and federal officials of key projects, policies, and priorities in the City of Oak Ridge and to help secure funding for agreed upon priorities of the community.

Adopted a resolution awarding a bid in the estimated amount of $68,571.75 to Stuart C. Irby, Co., Johnson City, Tennessee, for the furnishing of 15kv intellirupter pulsecloser source transfer equipment for use in improving power reliability for Jackson Plaza.

PUBLIC HEARINGS AND FIRST READING OF ORDINANCE


A public hearing was held on amending the City of Oak Ridge FY 2012 Annual Action Plan of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Entitlement Program for the reallocation of unused funds. (Resolution scheduled for February 13, 2012)


ELECTIONS/APPOINTMENTS, ANNOUNCEMENTS AND SCHEDULING


Elections/Appointments

Mayor’s Appointment: Anderson County Development Corporation
Confirmed the appointment of Councilmember L. Charles Hensley to serve as the City of Oak Ridge representative on the Anderson County Development Corporation Board of Directors. The terms of the representatives will be concurrent with the Mayor’s current term.

Oak Ridge Convention and Visitors Bureau Hotel/Motel Representative
Elected Steve Hattangadi, General Manager of the Comfort Inn, to serve on the Oak Ridge Convention and Visitors Bureau representing the hotel/motel membership for a term of office ending on December 31, 2012.

Traffic Safety Advisory Board
Elected Mark Crider to the Traffic Safety Advisory Board for the balance of an unexpired term of office ending December 31, 2012.

ADJOURNMENT:

10:55 p.m.

Diana R. Stanley, City Clerk
CITY OF OAK RIDGE, TENNESSEE