The regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Oak Ridge, Tennessee convened at 7:00 p.m. on May 9, 2016, in the Courtroom of the Municipal Building with Mayor Warren L. Gooch presiding.
The Invocation was delivered by Reverend Steve Sherman, First Christian Church.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America was led by Councilmember Charles J. Hope, Jr.
ROLL CALL: Upon roll call the following councilmembers were present: Councilmember Trina Baughn; Councilmember Kelly Callison; Councilmember Rick Chinn, Jr.; Mayor Warren L. Gooch; Councilmember L. Charles Hensley; Councilmember Charles J. Hope, Jr.; Mayor Pro Tem Ellen D. Smith. Also present were Mark S. Watson, City Manager; Mary Beth Hickman, City Clerk; Janice E. McGinnis, Finance Director and Tammy M. Dunn, Senior Staff Attorney. City Attorney Kenneth R. Krushenski was absent.
THE FOLLOWING ACTIONS WERE TAKEN:
The Agenda was amended as follows:
Added a resolution approving a contract with the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) for maintenance of state highways within the corporate city limits whereby the city is reimbursed by TDOT for said services in the amount of $141,175.05.
PROCLAMATIONS AND PUBLIC RECOGNITIONS
Presentation of new artwork for City Hall by Jim Dodson, Art Teacher at Jefferson Middle School
Adopted the following proclamations:
A proclamation designating May 15-21, 2016 as Police Week and May 15, 2016 as Police Memorial Day.
A proclamation recognizing Oak Ridge High School senior Thomas Colburn for receiving the bronze medallion in the 21st Annual Prudential Spirit of Community Awards.
Approved the following committee reports:
City Judge Salary Review Committee Report
Budget and Finance Committee Report
Adopted A RESOLUTION MAKING AN AWARD TO OMICRON ELECTRONICS CORPORATION, USA, HOUSTON, TEXAS, FOR FURNISHING OF ELECTRONIC TEST EQUIPMENT, ATTACHMENTS, AND SOFTWARE FOR THE ELECTRIC DEPARTMENT IN THE ESTIMATED AMOUNT OF $45,323.00.
Removed from the Consent Agenda and Approved the April 11, 2016 City Council meeting minutes.
Removed from the Consent Agenda and Adopted A RESOLUTION AWARDING A CONTRACT (FY2016-137) TO USTANX, LLC, MARYVILLE, TENNESSEE, FOR REHABILITATION AND REPAINTING OF THE STEEL RAW WATER STORAGE TANK AT THE WATER TREATMENT PLANT IN THE ESTIMATED AMOUNT OF $150,200.00.
Adopted the following resolutions:
A RESOLUTION AWARDING A CONTRACT TO TENNESSEE MUNICIPAL LEAGUE (TML) RISK MANAGEMENT POOL FOR PROPERTY, LIABILITY, AND WORKERS’ COMPENSATION INSURANCE FOR FISCAL YEAR 2017 IN THE ESTIMATED AMOUNT OF $884,744.00, WITH THE OPTION TO RENEW FOR UP TO FOUR (4) ADDITIONAL FISCAL YEAR PERIODS.
A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT WITH CANNON & CANNON, INC., KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE, FOR ENGINEERING SERVICES RELATED TO THE OAK RIDGE TURNPIKE INTERSECTION PEDESTRIAN SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT IN THE ESTIMATED AMOUNT OF $96,000.00.
A RESOLUTION APPROVING THE FY2017 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN AND PROPOSED ALLOCATIONS OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT ENTITLEMENT FUNDS FOR FY2017 ESTIMATED AT $217,646.00.
A RESOLUTION APPROVING A CONTRACT WITH TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (TDOT) FOR MAINTENANCE OF STATE HIGHWAYS WITHIN THE CORPORATE CITY LIMITS WHEREBY THE CITY IS REIMBURSED BY TDOT FOR SAID SERVICES IN THE AMOUNT OF $141,175.05.
Adopted the following resolution, as amended:
A RESOLUTION AWARDING A CONTRACT (FY2016-168) TO ROGERS GROUP, INC., KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE, FOR STREET MILLING AND RESURFACING OF DESIGNATED CITY STREETS IN THE ESTIMATED AMOUNT OF $430,000.00.
Failed to adopt the following resolution:
A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE EXPENDITURE OF APPROXIMATELY $105,138.00 FROM THE EQUIPMENT REPLACEMENT FUND FOR THE PURCHASE AND EQUIPPING OF TWO (2) PATROL VEHICLES FOR THE POLICE DEPARTMENT UTILIZING STATE CONTRACT PRICING.
PUBLIC HEARING AND FIRST READING
First Reading of Ordinance
The ordinance listed below was approved on first reading. The ordinance has been published on the City’s web site in its entirety (http://www.oakridgetn.gov). The ordinance is also available at the Oak Ridge Public Library and at the Office of the City Clerk in the Municipal Building during regular office hours.
AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND TITLE 10, TITLED “ANIMAL CONTROL,” OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES, CITY OF OAK RIDGE, TENNESSEE, BY ADDING A NEW CHAPTER 4, TITLED “KEEPING OF HENS,” FOR THE PURPOSE OF SETTING FORTH REGULATIONS FOR THE KEEPING AND POSSESSING OF FEMALE DOMESTICATED CHICKENS (HENS) IN RESIDENTIAL AREAS EXCEPT FOR RG-1.
ELECTIONS/APPOINTMENTS, ANNOUNCEMENTS AND SCHEDULING
Appointed Councilmember Charles J. Hope, Jr. to the Youth Advisory Board Screening Panel
Budget Schedule – No action taken
COUNCIL REQUESTS FOR NEW BUSINESS ITEMS OR FUTURE BRIEFINGS
Discussion and possible actions/staff direction on recent e-communication identifying potential savings at Centennial Golf Course by Mr. Richard Spraker – No action taken
ADJOURNMENT: 10:57 p.m.
Mary Beth Hickman, City Clerk
CITY OF OAK RIDGE, TENNESSEE