A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Oak Ridge, Tennessee convened at 7:00 p.m. on October 10, 2016, in the Courtroom of the Municipal Building with Mayor Warren L. Gooch presiding.
The Invocation was delivered by Aleta Ledendecker with the Rationalists of East Tennessee.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America was led by Councilmember L. Charles Hensley.
ROLL CALL: Upon roll call the following councilmembers were present: Councilmember Kelly Callison; Councilmember Rick Chinn, Jr.; Mayor Warren L Gooch; Councilmember L. Charles Hensley; Councilmember Charles J. Hope, Jr.; and Mayor Pro Tem Ellen D. Smith. Councilmember Trina Baughn was absent.
Also present were Mark S. Watson, City Manager; Janice E. McGinnis, Finance Director; Mary Beth Hickman, City Clerk; and Kenneth R. Krushenski, City Attorney.
THE FOLLOWING ACTIONS WERE TAKEN:
PROCLAMATIONS AND PUBLIC RECOGNITIONS
Representatives from the Sister City Support Organization and the Middle School Student Exchange expressed appreciation to City Council for support of the Sister City Exchange program with Naka, Japan.
Adopted a proclamation expressing support for members of the National Guard and Reserve.
Adopted a proclamation recognizing William Bear Stephenson for receipt of the Aid to Distressed Families of the Appalachian Counties (ADFAC) Bill Wilcox Bow Tie Award.
Adopted a proclamation designating October, 2016 as Fire Prevention Month.
Approved the City Attorney Evaluation Committee Report and adopted the following resolution:
A resolution to amend the City ATTORNEY’S employment agreement to EXTEND THE TERM BY ONE YEAR AND TO PROVIDE FOR AN EQUIVaLENT THREE Percent (3%) salary increase RETROACTIVE TO march 1, 2016.Approved the City Manager Evaluation Committee Report and adopted the following resolution:
A resolution to amend the City Manager’s employment agreement (approved by Resolution 7-73-10 AND AMENDED BY RESOLUTIONS 7-72-11, 7-61-2012, 11-103-2013 AND 10-97-2014) to provide for A TWO-YEAR CONTRACT EXTENSION AND AN EQUIVaLENT THREE Percent (3%) salary increase RETROACTIVE TO AUGUST 2, 2016.
Approved the September 6, 2016 City Council special meeting minutes, and September 12, 2016 City Council regular meeting minutes.
Adopted a RESOLUTION RENEWING THE INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT WITH THE GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS REGIONAL GREENWAY COUNCIL AND RE-AFFIRMING THE APPOINTMENTS OF JON HETRICK AS THE CITY’S GOVERNMENT REPRESENTATION AND ROGER MACKLIN AS THE CITY’S CITIZEN REPRESENTATIVE ON THE GREENWAY COUNCIL.
RESOLUTIONSThe following resolutions failed:
RESOLUTION GRANTING A PERMIT TO KALPESH TRAMBADIA AND NILAYKUMAR TRAMBADIA TO ENGAGE IN THE RETAIL SALE OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES IN THE CITY OF OAK RIDGE AT TURNPIKE LIQUOR STORE, 331 OAK RIDGE TURNPIKE, AND WAIVING THE RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT FOR BOTH APPLICANTS.
A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO SIGN AND ISSUE ON BEHALF OF THE CITY OF OAK RIDGE CERTIFICATES OF COMPLIANCE FOR KALPESH TRAMBADIA AND NILAYKUMAR TRAMBADIA TO ENGAGE IN THE RETAIL SALE OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES AT TURNPIKE LIQUOR STORE, 331 OAK RIDGE TURNPIKE.
Adopted the following resolutions:
A RESOLUTION APPROVING AN AGREEMENT WITH LDA ENGINEERING TO CONVERT THE CITY’S WATER SYSTEM MAPS FROM COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN (CAD) TO GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM (GIS) IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $125,000.00.
A Resolution Authorizing Transmittal of Comments to the NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, AND THE u.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY ON THE DRAFT FOUNDATION DOCUMENT FOR THE MANHATTAN PROJECT NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK (TENNESSEE, NEW MEXICO, WASHINGTON) DATED SEPTEMBER 2016
ELECTIONS/APPOINTMENTS, ANNOUNCEMENTS AND SCHEDULING
Review of meeting calendar and schedule through end of year – For information only
SUMMARY OF CURRENT EVENTS
CITY MANAGER’S REPORT
Letter of support for Tennessee College of Applied Technology (TCAT) Knoxville “Drive to 55” Project Capacity Grant – For information only
ADJOURNMENT: 8:17 p.m.
Mary Beth Hickman, City Clerk
CITY OF OAK RIDGE, TENNESSEE