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Suite 603, City County Building
400 West Main Street
Knoxville, Tennessee 37902
Phone (865) 215-2534
Fax (865) 215-2038
SAMUEL MCKENZIE, 1ST DISTRICT
AMY BROYLES, 2ND DISTRICT
TONY NORMAN, 3RD DISTRICT
JEFF OWNBY, 4TH DISTRICT
RICHARD BRIGGS, 5TH DISTRICT
BRAD ANDERS, 6TH DISTRICT, CHAIRMAN
R. LARRY SMITH, 7TH DISTRICT, VICE-CHAIR
DAVE WRIGHT, 8TH DISTRICT
MIKE BROWN, 9TH DISTRICT
MIKE HAMMOND, 10TH DISTRICT
ED SHOUSE, 11TH DISTRICT
THE KNOX COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SHALL MEET IN REGULAR SESSION ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2014 AT 1:45 P.M. IN THE MAIN ASSEMBLY ROOM OF THE CITY COUNTY BUILDING, 400 WEST MAIN STREET. ALL AGENDA ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO VOTE.
 
             
I.      CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL (1:45 P.M.):
A.  Public Forum

     
Xavier Presley - Joint Commission/School Board Retreat
B.  Honorary Resolutions
R-14-2-101   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee honoring the Fulton High School Marching Band. (DEFERRED FROM JANUARY)
(Commissioner Broyles)
Work Session Recommendation: Approve 
9-0-0-2
 
II.     CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL (2:00 P.M.):

A.  Devotional

   
 Commissioner Tony Norman

B.  Pledge to the Flag

   
 Commissioner Amy Broyles
C.  Approval of Minutes of Previous Meeting
D.  Amendments to the Agenda
E.  Drives and Roads
4367   Consideration of the closure of a portion of Brandon Road.  Road is located off Clearfield Road in Wedgewood Hills Subdivision Unit 1 in Commission District 3.  Property owner is Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church. (SECOND READING)
(Engineering and Public Works)
Work Session Recommendation: Approve 
9-0-0-2
 
F.  Line Item Transfers
4470   Line Item Transfers. (TO BE ADDED)
(Finance) 
 
G.  Notary Applications
H.  Resolutions
     (Education Consent, Consent Calendar, Resolutions not on Consent)
*R-14-2-110   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee confirming the Knox County Mayor's reappointment of Bill Belser to serve on the Knox County Historic Zoning Commission.
(TO BE ADDED)
(County Mayor)
Work Session Recommendation: Approve 
9-0-0-2
 
*R-14-2-201   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee approving agreements with Schoolwires, Inc. for services and support related to a comprehensive district web content management system in the amount of $50,390.00 for a (5) month period beginning February 1, 2014 and ending June 30, 2014 and $106,800.00 per year for a three (3) year period beginning July 1, 2014 and ending June 30, 2017 with the option to renew annually for an additional seven (7) years for a total of ten (10) years.
(Schools)
Work Session Recommendation: Approve 
9-0-0-2
 
*R-14-2-202   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee approving a contract with Backflow Specialty Co., Inc. in the amount not to exceed $80,000.00 annually for the provision of backflow inspection, repair and installation services as needed for the Knox County Schools Maintenance and Operations Department. (First year funded in current budget)
(Schools)
Work Session Recommendation: Approve 
9-0-0-2
 
*R-14-2-203   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee approving a contract in the amount of $1,343,670.00 with K & F Construction, Inc. for the Austin-East High School stadium replacement.
(Schools)
Work Session Recommendation: Approve 
9-0-0-2
 
R-14-2-204   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee approving a lease agreement with the Boys & Girls Club of the Tennessee Valley for utilization of the former Carter Elementary School gymnasium and associated classrooms and property.
(Schools)
Work Session Recommendation: Defer to March
       
 
*R-14-2-301   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee approving a grant in the amount of $1,000.00 from the East Tennessee Foundation to purchase bulletproof vests for the K-9 division of the Knox County Sheriff's Office. (No local match required)
(Sheriff)
Work Session Recommendation: Approve 
9-0-0-2

 
*R-14-2-401   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee approving Covenants for Stormwater Maintenance and Best Management Practices with TMAC, LLC for property located at 0 Viewcrest Lane.
(Engineering and Public Works)
Work Session Recommendation: Approve 
9-0-0-2
 
*R-14-2-402   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee approving Budget Supplement Agreement No. 1 in the amount of $102,610.00 with Cannon & Cannon, Inc. for professional survey and engineering design services for roadway improvements related to Phase 2 of the Karns Connector Roadway Project. (Funded in current budget)
(Engineering and Public Works)
Work Session Recommendation: Approve 
9-0-0-2
 
*R-14-2-403   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee approving a utility easement agreement in the amount of $150.00 with the Knoxville Utilities Board (KUB) for a permanent utility easement and temporary construction easement on Knox County owned property located at 4258 Ivy Avenue for the purpose of upgrading overhead facilities. (Agreement does not require an expenditure of funds)
(Engineering and Public Works)
Work Session Recommendation: Approve 
9-0-0-2
 
*R-14-2-404   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee approving contracts with Volunteer Erosion Control, LLC and Outdoor Designs Professional Services for various drainage improvements as specified in the Knox County Environmental Stewardship Program. (First year funded in current budget)
(Engineering and Public Works)
Work Session Recommendation: Approve 
9-0-0-2
 
R-14-2-405   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee authorizing the exchange of 3.99 acres of real property located at 7330 Oak Ridge Highway, Knox County, Tennessee, and a permanent ingress and egress easement to said real property from Traci K. Smith, Rufus Haynes Smith, III, and James Thomas Smith to Knox County and 3.99 acres of real property located at 3106 Water Plant Road, Knox County, Tennessee, from Knox County to Rufus H. Smith, Jr. & Company, LLC, a Tennessee LLC, said transfer of properties and easement being contingent upon the execution of a contract by the parties regarding the transfer of the properties and easement; and approving the sale by Knox County, Tennessee, to Rufus H. Smith, Jr. & Company, LLC of the remaining 9.61 acres of real property owned by Knox County at 3106 Water Plant Road for the purchase price of $409,838.25.
(Solid Waste)
Work Session Recommendation: No Recommendation 
9-0-0-2
 
*R-14-2-406   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee approving a grant contract in the amount of $4,000.00 with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation for the Collection and Recycling of Used Oil at Knox County Convenience Centers. (No local match required).
(Solid Waste)
Work Session Recommendation: Approve 
9-0-0-2

 
R-14-2-407   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee approving Covenants for Stormwater Maintenance and Best Management Practices for property located on The Heritage at Roefield in Westland Subdivision, Unit 1. (TO BE ADDED)
(Engineering and Public Works) 
 
*R-14-2-501   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee approving an agreement with Catholic Charities of East Tennessee to provide $75,000.00 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds for the purchase and installation of a diesel generator at the Samaritan Place facility.  (Federally funded through HUD CDBG Program funds and these funds will be matched with private foundation funding in the amount of $35,000.00)
(Community Development)
Work Session Recommendation: Approve 
9-0-0-2
 
*R-14-2-502   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee approving a Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) Operating Agreement with Knox Housing Partnership to provide a total of $29,000.00 in CHDO operating funds for administrative expenses related to the demolition and construction of a single-family house located at 6008 Atkins Road for sale to a first-time homebuyer. (Federally funded through Home Investment Partnerships (HOME) Program funds and which amount was included in the Knox Housing Partnership CHDO Agreement approved by Resolution R-14-1-502 of the Knox County Commission)
(Community Development)
Work Session Recommendation: Approve 
9-0-0-2
 
*R-14-2-503   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee approving Amendment No. One to the Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) Agreement with Neighborhood Housing, Inc. relative to the construction of four(4) single family homes, which amendment provides for multiple changes to the agreement, including but not limited to the scope of services, term, affordability requirements, and project timeline. (Contract does not require an expenditure of funds)
(Community Development)
Work Session Recommendation: Approve 
9-0-0-2
 
*R-14-2-601   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee approving a grant contract in the amount of $40,000.00 with the Tennessee Department of Health for Rape Prevention Education Services. (No local match required)
(Health Department)
Work Session Recommendation: Approve 
9-0-0-2
 
*R-14-2-602   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee approving a grant contract in the amount of $283,300.00 with the Tennessee Department of Health for Immunization Services.  (No local match required)
(Health Department)
Work Session Recommendation: Approve 
9-0-0-2
 
*R-14-2-603   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee approving Amendment 1 to a grant contract with the Tennessee Department of Health for the provision of TENNderCare outreach services, which amendment increases the maximum liability of the State under the grant by $65,300.00, for a total grant amount of $401,600.00, to establish the Welcome Baby Project.   (No local match required)
(Health Department)
Work Session Recommendation: Approve 
9-0-0-2
 
*R-14-2-604   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee approving an agreement for the acceptance of a $3,500.00 Award from the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) to build the capacity of Knox County Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) Unit 0298. (No local match required)
(Health Department)
Work Session Recommendation: Approve 
9-0-0-2
 
*R-14-2-605   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee approving a five-year grant contract in the amount of $353,000.00, or $70,600.00 per year, with the Tennessee Department of Health for the provision of Chronic Disease Management and School Health Promotion Services. (No local match required)
(Health Department)
Work Session Recommendation: Approve 
9-0-0-2
 
*R-14-2-606   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee approving a grant contract in the amount of $39,700.00 (requires a local match of $16,100.00) with the Tennessee Department of Health for Tobacco Use Prevention and Control Services . (Local match funded in current budget)
(Health Department)
Work Session Recommendation: Approve 
9-0-0-2
 
*R-14-2-801   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee approving a contract with Lasting Impressions Lawn Care in the estimated annual amount of $62,000.00 to provide mowing and general grounds maintenance services for Knox County Property Management. (First year funded in current budget)
(Purchasing)
Work Session Recommendation: Approve 
9-0-0-2
 
*R-14-2-802   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee requesting the unclaimed balance of accounts remitted to the State Treasurer under the Unclaimed Property Act for the report year ending December 31, 2012.
(Finance)
Work Session Recommendation: Approve 
9-0-0-2
 
*R-14-2-803   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee approving a real estate sales contract in the amount of $17,000.00 plus the buyer's premium with Tom Miller for property located at 7128 Tazewell Pike (Parcel ID 02105815), also known as the former Gibbs Convenience Center. (Agreement does not require an expenditure of funds)
(Purchasing)
Work Session Recommendation: Approve 
9-0-0-2

 
*R-14-2-804   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee stating the intent of the County to reimburse any costs incurred by the County relating to Phase III-C of the Energy Conservation and Infrastructure Improvement Program for Knox County Schools from the proceeds of a lease financing agreement for which the County has requested proposals (RFP # 1932).
(County Mayor and Finance Department)
Work Session Recommendation: Approve 
9-0-0-2
 
R-14-2-805   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee amending Resolution R-13-9-805 previously approved by the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee determining the method of disposal of property owned by Knox County and located at 3106 Water Plant Road to be by negotiated exchange and sale with Traci K. Smith, Rufus Haynes Smith, III, James Thomas Smith, and Rufus H. Smith, Jr. & Company, LLC. (WITHDRAW AT REQUEST OF SPONSOR)
(Purchasing)
Work Session Recommendation: Withdraw
9-0-0-2
 
*R-14-2-901   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee approving a grant contract in the amount of $16,000.00 (No local match required) with the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) to purchase equipment to enhance capabilities to respond off-site during Department of Energy (DOE) emergencies. (No local match required)
(Knoxville-Knox County Emergency Management Agency)
Work Session Recommendation: Approve 
9-0-0-2
 
*R-14-2-902   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee approving an easement agreement with Regal Cinemas, Inc. for the construction and maintenance of a pedestrian bridge on Knox County owned property located at Halls Greenway Park. (Agreement does not require an expenditure of funds) (DEFERRED FROM JANUARY)
(Commissioner Smith)
Work Session Recommendation: Approve 
9-0-0-2
 
R-14-2-903   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee requesting the Public Building Authority and the Knox County Department of Information Technology to perform an analysis of the Main and Small Assembly Rooms and recommend updates to technology in those rooms including an electronic voting tracking system. (TO BE ADDED)
(Commissioner Hammond)
Work Session Recommendation: No Recommendation 
9-0-0-2
 
R-14-2-904   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee expressing support of SB 2464/HB 2371 to abolish annexation by ordinance at the initiative of a municipality, which act is known as the "End of Forced Annexation in Tennessee Act". (TO BE ADDED)
(Commissioner Smith)
Work Session Recommendation: Approve 
7-2-0-2
 
*   Consideration of the Acceptance of New County Roads:
A.  Orange Blossom Lane located in Greenbrook Subdivision, Unit 4, District 6.
B.  Cedar Branch Road located in Greenbrook Subdivision, Unit 4, District 6.
C.  Sunset Ridge Lane located in Mountain Place Subdivision, Unit II, District 9.
D.  Long Meadow Drive located in Mountain Place Subdivision, Unit II, District 9.
E.  Stonewood Creek Drive located in Stonewood Creek Subdivision, Unit II, District 8.
F.  Cedar Knoll Lane located in Stonewood Creek Subdivision, Unit II, District 8.
(Engineering and Public Works)
Work Session Recommendation: Approve 
9-0-0-2
 
I.  Ordinances on First Reading
O-14-2-101   Consideration of an Ordinance of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee amending Knox County Code, Chapter 2, Sections 2-286, 2-771, and 2-783 to add language relative to an employee's right to speak openly and freely regarding any issue involving Knox County government, its agencies, boards or its elected or appointed officials so long as such speech does not violate the laws of slander and libel (Ord. No. O-02-7-101, adopted August 26, 2002 and Ord. No. O-11-7-102, adopted August 22, 2011).  (FIRST READING)
(Commissioner Broyles)
Work Session Recommendation: Approve 
8-1-0-2
 
J.  Ordinances on Second Reading
K.  Public Forum
L.  Other Business
4440   Discussion regarding the Rules Committee.
(Commissioner Brown) 
 
4471   Discussion regarding compensation for public works employees during inclement weather. (TO BE ADDED)
(Commissioner Broyles) 
 
4472   Discussion regarding the status of the Sheriff Department's salary survey. (TO BE ADDED)
(Commissioner Broyles) 
 
III.     CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL (5:00 P.M.):
A.      Zoning Requests
1-D-14-SP   Request of Orlino Baldonado for a Northwest County Sector Plan Amendment from TP (Technology Park) to GC (General Commercial). Property located north side Hardin Valley Road, east of Cherahala Boulevard.
COMMISSION DISTRICT 6. MPC Action: Adopt Resolution #1-D-14-SP, amending the Northwest County Sector Plan to GC (General Commercial) and recommend the Knox County Commission also approve the sector plan amendment, to make it operative.
 
1-D-14-RZ   Request of Orlino Baldonado for rezoning from BP (Business and Technology) / TO (Technology Overlay) to CA (General Business) / TO (Technology Overlay). Property located north side Hardin Valley Road, east of Cherahala Boulevard.
COMMISSION DISTRICT 6. MPC Recommendation: Recommend the Knox County Commission approve CA (General Business) / TO (Technology Overlay).
 
B.      Zoning Appeals
11-A-13-RZ   Appeal by Steve Hobbs of MPC denial of his request to rezone from A (Agricultural) to CA (General Business). Property located north side Hall Dr., southwest of Dutchtown Rd.,
Commission District 3.
 
12-H-13-RZ   Appeal by Mesana Investments, LLC of MPC denial of their request to rezone from BP (Business and Technology) / TO (Technology Overlay) to PR (Planned Residential) / TO (Technology Overlay). Property located south side Coward Mill Rd., northeast of Pellissippi Pkwy. Commission District 6.  
C.       Amendments to the Knox County Zoning Ordinance 
D.      Other Business
E.      Adjournment

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