LEGAL NOTICE

A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Oak Ridge, Tennessee convened at 7:00 p.m. on November 14, 2016, in the Courtroom of the Municipal Building with Mayor Warren L. Gooch presiding. 

INVOCATION

The Invocation was delivered by Pastor Curtis McClane, Highland View Church of Christ.

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE      

The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America was led by Mayor Gooch.

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

Proclamations

Adopted a proclamation designating November 17, 2016 as World Pancreatic Cancer Day.

Adopted a proclamation designating November 27-December 3, 2016 as Civil Air Patrol Week.

Adopted a designating November 29, 2016 as Secret City Gives Day.

 

SPECIAL REPORTS

Received for the record the 2016 Annual Report from the Oak Ridge Heritage Railroad Authority – Chairman Gordon Fee

 

CONSENT AGENDA

Approved the October 10, 2016 City Council regular meeting minutes and the October 18, 2016 City Council special meeting minutes.

 

RESOLUTIONS

Adopted the following:

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY TO ENTER INTO AN OPERATIONAL AGREEMENT WITH THE OAK RIDGE BOARD OF EDUCATION FOR CERTAIN FACILITIES, INCLUDING BLANKENSHIP FIELD.       

 

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AN AMENDMENT IN THE AMOUNT OF $15,000.00 TO THE PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT (FY2016-147) WITH LUNA LAW GROUP, PLLC, FOR LEGAL SERVICES RELATED TO AN APPEAL BEFORE THE STATE OF TENNESSEE BOARD OF WATER QUALITY, OIL & GAS IN THE REED CASE.

   

PUBLIC HEARINGS AND FIRST READING OF ORDINANCES

First Reading of Ordinances

Approved on first reading 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.

 

FINAL adoption of ORDINANCES

Adopted AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND ORDINANCE NO. 21-82, AS AMENDED, BY DELETING THE PROVISION OF SECTION 13 PERTAINING TO THE SCHEDULE OF WASTEWATER RATES IN ITS ENTIRETY, AND SUBSTITUTING THEREFOR A NEW SCHEDULE OF WASTEWATER RATES.

 

ELECTIONS/APPOINTMENTS, ANNOUNCEMENTS AND SCHEDULING

Scheduling

Cancellation of Work Session on November 15, 2016

ADJOURNMENT:  7:52 p.m.

 

Mary Beth Hickman, City Clerk

CITY OF OAK RIDGE, TENNESSEE