City Council November

By TIM SINIARD
Posted 11/17/19

SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS AND PUBLIC COMMENTS

a. Isaiah 117 House – Renee Curry

b. North Lee Elementary School

c. Wi-Fi Task Force Report – Jeff Cocks

d. American Disability Act Plan – Greg Thomas

2. UPDATES FROM THE CITY MANAGER

a. Build our Future Initiative – Council and Staff Discussion

b. Waterville Golf Course Update

c. BUILD Grant Update – Discussion of next steps

d. ARC Grant

e. Blythe to Blythe Groundbreaking

f. Georgetown/Candies Lane Intersection Update

g. Traffic Signal Grant

h. Community Survey

i. Discussion of Cherokee Hotel RFP

3. REVIEW OF 3:00 AGENDA – CITY MANAGER

4. REPORTS OF COUNCIL MEMBERS

a. Councilman May

b. Councilman Hughes

c. Councilman Webb

d. Vice Mayor Johnson

e. Councilman McKenzie

f. Councilman Estes

g. Councilman Cassada

5. ANNOUNCEMENTS

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City Council November

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Cleveland Wi-Fi Task Force Chairman Jeff Cocks will update the Cleveland City Council regarding the task force's findings Monday during the Cleveland City Council's 1 p.m. work session.

The task force was formed earlier this year to explore ways to offer free Wi-Fi access  to those visiting downtown Cleveland, as well as the Cleveland/Bradley County Greenway and the city's many parks.

The task force's final report is expected next month.

In addition, students from North Lee Elementary School will make a presentation outlining their solution to reducing accidents at the beleaguered Inman Street railroad bridge, where high-profile trucks, RVs and trailers periodically crash into the bridge's base as they attempt to pass beneath it.

Greg Thomas, coordinator with the Cleveland Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, will also discuss an American Disability Act Plan.

City Manager Joe Fivas will give an update on Waterville Golf Course, a Cherokee Hotel Request for Proposal, as well as an update on the Georgetown Road/Candies Lane Intersection project.

Fivas will also discuss the next steps to be taken after the city was not approved to receive a $17 million grant from the United States Department of Transportation that would have been used to make improvements to the Inman Street Corridor.

During the council's 3 p.m. session, it will consider the following petitions and communications:

• Public Hearing – To hear public comments concerning a resolution to annex about 27.5 acres located at 2444 Hensley Road N.W. and a resolution to adopt a Plan of Service for the annexation area (Planning Commission: Approved 8:0; 1 member absent).

• Public Hearing – To hear public comments concerning the zoning of about 27.5
acres located at 2444 Hensley Road N.W. from the unincorporated county to R1 Single  Family Residential Zoning District (Planning Commission: Approved 8:0; 1 member absent).

• Mayoral Reappointments – Jerry Bohannon and Ed Lay to the Cleveland Housing
Authority for additional 5-year terms to expire November 2024.

The following consent agenda items will be considered:

• Final Passage - Zoning Ordinance No: 2019-43 – Zoning about 1.00 acres located
at 192 Finnell Road N.W. from the unincorporated county to R1 Single Family
Residential Zoning District (Planning Commission: Approved 7-0-1-1; 1 recused, 1
member absent). 

• Final Passage - Ordinance No: 2019-44 – Amending the City Code Title 12,
Chapter 10, to delete certain sections pertaining to the Mechanical Code.

 • Resolution No: 2019-109 – Granting approval to the Board of Public Utilities to
institute eminent domain proceedings to acquire an easement.

• Resolution No: 2019-110 - Authorizing the mayor to sign a contract with the Southeast Tennessee Development District to prepare and submit the Environmental Review  Document for the 5-year Consolidated Plan.

• Resolution No: 2019-111 – Authorizing the mayor to sign an agreement with S&ME for professional services to perform a biological stream sampling in connection with the City’s MS4 Stormwater Management Program.

• Resolution No: 2019-114 – Authorizing the Mayor to sign a lease agreement with
Southeastern Business Machines, Inc., for the lease of a KIP 600K Print, Copy and
Scan System to be used by Development and Engineering.

 • Street Light Recommendation – Phyllis Bradley at 4075 Forest View Drive N.W. 
(Cleveland Utilities recommends no additional lighting; meet’s city street lighting
guidelines. Upgrade two 175-watt mercury vapor cobra fixtures to 45-watt LED
fixtures).

• Street Light Recommendation – Dianna Calfee at 1132 Maple Drive N.W. 
(Cleveland Utilities recommends no additional lighting; meet’s city street lighting
guidelines. Existing 100-watt sodium fixture to be upgraded to 45-watt LED fixture at a cost of $162.83).

• Reappointment – Board of Zoning Appeals - Charlotte Peak-Jones for an additional 3-year term to expire November, 2022.

The following new business and ordinances will be considered:

• Resolution No: 2019-112 – Adopting a Plan of Service for the annexation of about
27.5 acres located at 2444 Hensley Road N.W. (Planning Commission: Approved 8:0; 1 member absent).

• Resolution No: 2019-113 – Annexing about 27.5 acres located at 2444 Hensley Road N.W. (Planning Commission: Approved 8:0; 1 member absent).

• Zoning Ordinance No: 2019-45 – Zoning about 27.5 acres located at 2444 Hensley Road N.W. from the unincorporated county to R1 Single Family Residential Zoning District (Planning Commission: Approved 8:0; 1 member absent).

• Ordinance No: 2019-46 – Amending Title 20, Chapter 12, Sections 20-1201 through 20-1221 concerning Wreckers and Towing Service and new City Policy.

• Resolution - ARC Grant Application (Materials to be distributed at the meeting). 

City council holiday schedule:

 The next city council meeting will be Monday, Dec. 9.

Due to the Christmas holiday week, the Dec. 23 city council meeting will be 
cancelled.

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