LEGAL NOTICE

A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Oak Ridge, Tennessee convened at 7:00 p.m. on December 12, 2016, in the Courtroom of the Municipal Building with Mayor Warren L. Gooch presiding. 
 
INVOCATION
The Invocation was delivered by Bruce Marshall, Director, Contact Care Line.  

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE      

The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America was led by Andrew Krusen with Boy Scout Troop 42.  

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:  

RULES AND PROCEDURES

Approve suspension of City Council Rules and Procedures for purpose of agenda formatting for the December 12, 2016 City Council meeting.  

APPROVAL OF THE NOVEMBER 14, 2016 CITY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES  

ADJOURNMENT  
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CALL TO ORDER WITH THE NEWLY ELECTED CITY COUNCIL  

PUBLIC RECOGNITIONS – OATHS OF OFFICE  

Oath of office administered to the following newly elected individuals by City Clerk Mary Beth Hickman:
 
Councilmembers: James Dodson, Charles J. “Chuck” Hope and Hans Vogel  

Oak Ridge Board of Education Members:  Keys Fillauer and Angi Agle  

ROLL CALL: 

The following councilmembers were present:  Councilmember Kelly Callison; Councilmember Rick Chinn; Councilmember James Dodson; Mayor Warren L. Gooch; Councilmember Charles J. Hope; Mayor Pro Tem Ellen Smith; and Councilmember Hans Vogel.   

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

Proclamations

Adopted a proclamation paying tribute to Councilmember Trina Baughn for her service on the Oak Ridge City Council.  

Adopted a proclamation paying tribute to Councilmember L. Charles Hensley for his service on the Oak Ridge City Council.  

ELECTIONS/APPOINTMENTS, ANNOUNCEMENTS AND SCHEDULING

Elections/Appointments

Mr. Warren L. Gooch was elected Mayor of the City of Oak Ridge.

Mr. Rick Chinn, Jr. was elected Mayor Pro Tem of the City of Oak Ridge.   An official group photo was taken of the new City Council.  

SPECIAL REPORTS

Received for the record a report on debt obligation and capital outlay note extension – Janice McGinnis, Finance Director   

RESOLUTIONS

Adopted the following:

A 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.  

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT WITH TRESTLES, LLC, NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE, FOR ENGINEERING SERVICES TO DESIGN UPGRADES TO THE TURTLE PARK WASTEWATER PUMP STATION IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $187,500.00.  

A RESOLUTION AMENDING THE PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT (FY2016-062) WITH CTI ENGINEERS, INC., KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE, TO PROVIDE DESIGN, BIDDING, CONSTRUCTION ADMINISTRATION, AND INSPECTION SERVICES FOR A  REHABILITATION AND REPAINTING PROJECT FOR THE STEEL RAW WATER STORAGE TANK AT THE WATER TREATMENT PLANT BY ADDING AN ADDITIONAL $8,000.00 IN COMPENSATION DUE TO CONSTRUCTION DELAYS.  

A RESOLUTION WAIVING COMPETITIVE BIDS AND AUTHORIZING THE CITY TO ENTER INTO A LABOR AND EQUIPMENT CONTRACT WITH BLALOCK CONSTRUCTION, INC., FOR ADDITIONAL IMPROVEMENTS TO THE CITY’S WATER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM AT THE MAIN STREET OAK RIDGE PROJECT SITE.  

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THREE PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENTS WITH PATTERSON & DEWAR ENGINEERS, INC., GALLATIN, TENNESSEE, FOR ENGINEERING  SERVICES RELATED TO THE AREA OF HORIZON CENTER AND IMPLEMENTATION OF SCADA FOR THE ELECTRIC DEPARTMENT IN THE TOTAL ESTIMATED AMOUNT OF $256,870.00.  

A RESOLUTION AWARDING A CONTRACT (FY2017-089) TO PADDOCK CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, INC., ROCK HILL, SOUTH CAROLINA, FOR THE FILTER REPAIR PROJECT AT THE OAK RIDGE MUNICIPAL SWIMMING POOL IN THE ESTIMATED AMOUNT OF $97,332.00. 

 A RESOLUTION APPROVING THE FY2017 REVISED PERSONNEL CLASSIFICATION PLAN, AS RECOMMENDED BY THE CITY MANAGER.  

A RESOLUTION TO APPROVE A PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT WITH MCGRATH HUMAN RESOURCES GROUP, WONDER LAKE, ILLINOIS TO PERFORM A COMPENSATION ANALYSIS AND REVIEW OF THE CITY'S COMPENSATION PLAN  STRUCTURE AND RELATED POLICIES.  

A RESOLUTION APPROVING A PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT WITH WINDROW PHILLIPS GROUP, NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE, FOR THE PROVISION OF CONSULTING SERVICES IN THE AREA OF RELATIONS WITH THE STATE LEGISLATORS, AGENCIES, AND OFFICIALS FOR AGREED UPON PRIORITIES FIR THE CITY IN THE AMOUNT OF $30,000.00 WITH AN ALLOWANCE OF UP TO $600.00 FOR EXPENSES RELATED TO REGISTRATION WITH THE TENNESSEE ETHICS COMMISSION.  

A RESOLUTION APPROVING A ONE-YEAR EXTENSION TO THE 2013 PILOT REAUTHORIZATION DOCUMENTS APPROVED BY RESOLUTION 11-107-2013 FOR USE BY THE INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT BOARD OF THE CITY OF OAK RIDGE (IDB) AS A GUIDELINE FOR TAX ABATEMENTS AND PAYMENTS IN LIEU OF TAXES FOR QUALIFYING ENTITIES IN OAK RIDGE, FOR A NEW EXPIRATION DATE OF DECEMBER 31, 2017.  

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF GENERAL OBLIGATION REFUNDING BONDS OF THE CITY OF OAK RIDGE, TENNESSEE IN THE AGGREGATE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF NOT TO EXCEED $10,000,000, IN ONE OR MORE SERIES; MAKING PROVISION FOR THE ISSUANCE, SALE AND PAYMENT OF SAID BONDS, ESTABLISHING THE TERMS THEREOF AND THE DISPOSITION OF PROCEEDS THEREFROM; AND PROVIDING FOR THE LEVY OF TAXES FOR THE PAYMENT OF PRINCIPAL OF, PREMIUM, IF ANY, AND INTEREST ON THE BONDS.  

A RESOLUTION TO ADOPT THE CITY OF OAK RIDGE, TENNESSEE 2017 SATE LEGISLATIVE AGENDA TO INFORM STATE 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.

A RESOLUTION TO GENERALLY ESTABLISH MONTHLY REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS AND MONTHLY WORK SESSION MEETINGS FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2017.  

PUBLIC HEARINGS AND FIRST READING OF ORDINANCES

First Reading of Ordinances

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND TITLE 9, TITLED “BUSINESS, PEDDLERS, SOLICITORS, ETC.,” OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES, CITY OF OAK RIDGE, TENNESSEE, TO CHANGE ITS TITLE TO “BUSINESS, PEDDLERS, SOLICITORS, TAXICABS, ETC.”; TO UPDATE PROVISIONS REGARDING TAXICABS WITH RESPECT TO DEFINITIONS, MAINTENANCE, ACCIDENT REPORTS, AND THE APPLICATION; AND TO ADDRESS A NEW STATE LAW PERTAINING TO TRANSPORTATION NETWORK COMPANIES (EX. UBER) WHICH ARE EXCLUDED BY STATUTE FROM TAXICAB REGULATIONS.  

FINAL ADOPTION OF ORDINANCES

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND TITLE 13, TITLED “PROPERTY MAINTENANCE REGULATIONS,” CHAPTER 6, TITLED “OAK RIDGE LAND BANK CORPORATION,” OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES, CITY OF OAK RIDGE, TENNESSEE, BY AMENDING SECTION 13-604, TITLED “BOARD OF DIRECTORS,” SUBSECTION (C), TO GRADUALLY  CHANGE THE TERM OF OFFICE FOR DIRECTORS FROM TWO YEARS TO THREE   YEARS.  

CITY MANAGER’S REPORT

Reminder of special called City Council meeting on December 13, 2016

Announcement of a joint work session on January 26, 2017 with the Board of Education  

ADJOURNMENT:  9:17 p.m.    

                                                                                                          Mary Beth Hickman, City Clerk
                                                                                                      CITY OF OAK RIDGE, TENNESSEE