Cleveland City Council members, city staff and others will close out the city's 2017 business agenda with the final Council meeting of the year Monday.The 1 p.m. work session will include a …
Cleveland City Council members, city staff and others will close out the city's 2017 business agenda with the final Council meeting of the year Monday.
The 1 p.m. work session will include a presentation by Doug Berry of the Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce on progress and plans for the new Spring Branch Industrial Park in South Cleveland.
The new industrial park is a joint city/county project and anticipated to bring hundreds of employment opportunities to the community.
Council members have expressed an interest on finishing touches, and recruitment for the new industrial park.
City Manager Joe Fivas will have a couple of late-year updates, including proposed plans for improvements at the city's Deer Park.
The old tennis court at Deer Park is being targeted as a pickel ball facility, much to the delight of a growing number of pickel ball enthusiasts in the recreation community.
Fivas will also have a presentation of the city's Community Plan, and will present a review of the regular agenda for Monday's 3 p.m. voting session.
At the regular meeting, the city will present 23 service awards for service of 35, 30, 25 and 20 years. Tim Winder of the Police Department is the only city employee receiving the 35-year award.
Four will receive 30-year pins, nine for 25 years, and nine for 20.
The city will also declare the service weapon of Sgt. Mike Moses as surplus property. It will be given to him as a token of the city's appreciation of his service to the Cleveland police Department.
A public hearing is scheduled for comments concerning a request for rezoning of two-plus acres and five lots along Georgetown Road at Harrison Pike. The Municipal Planning Commission unanimously denied the request, with denial also recommended by the planning office
There are nine items on the consent agenda for Monday. They include:
• Authorizing the mayor to sign a contract with Cleveland Utilities for the city firing range;
• Providing additional tax relief for individuals who qualify under the State of Tennessee tax relief program;
• Accepting the donation of property from RAK Properties located off Inverness Drive N.W.;
• Authorizing the submission of the 2017-220 Special Litter Grant; and
• Five reappointments: Rick Butler to the Housing Board of Adjustment and Appeals, Ed Brown and Clint Taylor to the Board of Zoning Appeals, and Lisa Zius and Dewayne Bunch to the Fletcher Park Board.
City Council members will be provided an opportunity for their respective districts, or for constituents of city at large.
City offices will be closed on Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 25 and 26, for Christmas; and Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 1 and 2, for New Year. The next City Council meeting will be Monday, Jan. 8, 2018.
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