City Council to consider 25th, Ocoee proposal
by By DAVID DAVIS Managing Editor
Oct 07, 2012 | 566 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print


The Cleveland City Council will be asked to consider a Tennessee Department of Transportation proposal for intersection improvements to 25th and Ocoee streets when they meet Monday afternoon.

TDOT officials will present a scaled down version of improvements during the work session at 1 p.m.

Council members are expected to vote on a proposal at 3 p.m. during the regular voting session in the Council meeting room in the Municipal Building at 190 Church St. N.E.

The Council stalled in July after it learned it would cost about $1.2 million to buy property in the right of way; it would cost Cleveland Utilities around $1.6 million to relocate power lines and poles; and business owners complained about the loss of parking space.

TDOT returned to the drawing board and will return with a scaled down version with fewer lanes with less expense to the city. Details of the new design were not released.

Council members will have three options according to items on the agenda. They can accept or deny the amended proposal. A third option is to request that the state address the level of service due to lack of local funding. The two state routes have a failed “F” rating.

The only other agenda item under new business includes Ordinance 2012-20 to amend Planned Unit Development 4 for the Spring Creek Development on 25th Street N.E. to allow for a new access point and an additional building. The Planning Commission recommended approval by a vote of 8-0.

Council members are expected to approve the following consent agenda items:

— Resolution 2012-106 authorizing Mayor Tom Rowland to sign an amended contract with PB Americas Inc., for transportation planning services.

— Resolution 2012-107 authorizing Rowland to sign a grant contract for Section 5303 Planning Funds for project planning and transit planning by the Municipal Planning Organization..

— Resolution 2012-108 accepting Overdale Drive N.W., Derby Lane N.W. and Weston Hills Drive N.W. as public streets.

— Motion declaring the street sweeper as surplus property and to be traded-in on the new purchase.

— Motion declaring one mower, two golf carts and one truck from Waterville Golf Course as surplus property and be sold on GovDeals.com.

— Bid report for a request for qualifications for a construction engineer inspector.

— Motion declaring four vehicles from the Police Department as surplus and be sold on GovDeals.com.

— Appointment of John Hagler to the library board for a three-year term to expire June 30, 2015.

— Reappointment of Ann Mastin to the Housing Board of Adjustment and Appeals for a three-year term to expire in October 2015.

— Reappointment of Randy Howard, Richard Mantooth, Ken Cress, Dennis Norman, Dennis Epperson, Tanya Jacobs and Charles Gentry to the Mechanical Board for a two-year term to expire in March 2014.