City Council to hold first meeting of the new year

By TIM SINIARD
Posted 1/13/20

The Cleveland City Council will meet Monday for its first session of the new year at the Municipal Building.It will be the council's first gathering in a month since its last meeting was held on Dec. …

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City Council to hold first meeting of the new year

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The Cleveland City Council will meet Monday for its first session of the new year at the Municipal Building.
 
It will be the council's first gathering in a month since its last meeting was held on Dec. 9.
 
The meeting will take place at 3 p.m., following the council's 1 p.m. work session, as well as a special called meeting scheduled for 2 p.m.
 
During the work session, City Manager Joe Fivas will discuss transportation projects and a strategic plan, and announce the groundbreaking for the Blythe sidewalk project.
 
In addition, Fivas will provide an update on the city's Downtown Redevelopment Implementation initiative, as well as discuss  the next fiscal year's budgeting process overview.
 
During its 2 p.m. special called meeting, the city council will consider the following:
 
• Ordinance No: 2020-03 - Amending the International Residential Code, 2018
Edition, relative to sprinkler requirements in townhomes.
 
The city council will hear public comments regarding the following items during its 3 p.m. session:
 
• Public Hearing – To hear public comments concerning a request to rezone 0.17 acres located on Gale Drive (Tax Map 42G Group D Parcel 1.00) from PI Professional Institutional Zoning District to R2 Low Density Single and Multi-Family Residential Zoning District (Planning Commission: Approved 7-0; 2 members absent).
 
• Public Hearing – To hear public comments concerning a request to rezone 36.6 acres located at 405 Airport Road N.W. (Tax Map 034C Group C Parcel 3.00) from RA Residential Agricultural Zoning District and R2 Low Density Single and Multi-Family Residential Zoning District to CH Commercial Highway Zoning District (Planning Commission: Approved 7-0; 2 members absent).
 
The following consent agenda items will be considered during its 3 p.m. session:
 
• Final Passage - Zoning Ordinance No: 2019-47 – Zoning of about 5.85 acres located at 265 Tasso Lane N.E. from the unincorporated county to R2 Low Density Single and Multi-family Residential Zoning District (Planning Commission: Approved 8-0; 1 member absent).
 
• Final Passage - Zoning Ordinance No: 2019-48 – Rezoning 39.5 acres located on the 1200 block of Stuart Road and also known as 4100 Stephens Road (Tax Map 42 Parcel 6.00) from R2 Low Density Single and Multi- Family Residential Zoning District and IL Light Industrial Zoning District to CH Commercial Highway Zoning District and CG General Commercial Zoning District (Planning Commission: Approved 8-0; 1 member absent).
 
• Final Passage - Ordinance No: 2019-49 – Amending Title 7, Chapter 2 of the Municipal Code to adopt the International Fire Code, 2018 Edition and Chapter 15 and 17 of the NFPA Life Safety Code 101, 2018 Edition (p. 26-29).
 
• Final Passage – Ordinance No: 2019-50 – Amending Title 9, Chapter7, Section 9- 719 (1) of the Municipal Code related to Taxicab driver permit renewals.
 
• Resolution No: 2020-01 – Amending the Personnel Policies relating to the Human Resource, Health Care & Retirement Committee.
 
• Reappointment – Parks & Recreation Board - Janie Moore for an additional three-year term to expire December, 2022.
 
• Appointment - Board of Zoning Appeals – Matthew Coleman for a three-year term to expire November, 2022.
 
• Street Light Recommendation – Councilman Cassada located at 2206 Brentwood Drive N.W. (Cleveland Utilities recommends the installation of one new 45-watt LED cobra fixture on the pole located on the property line between 2206 and 2208 Brentwood Drive NW).
 
The city council will consider the following new business during its 3 p.m. session:
 
• Zoning Ordinance No: 2020-01 - Rezoning 0.17 acres located on Gale Drive (Tax
Map 42G Group D Parcel 1.00) from PI Professional Institutional Zoning District to R2 Low Density Single and Multi-Family Residential Zoning District (Planning Commission: Approved 7-0; 2 members absent).
 
• Zoning Ordinance No: 2020-02 - Rezoning 36.6 acres located at 405 Airport Road N.W. (Tax Map 034C Group C Parcel 3.00) from RA Residential Agricultural Zoning District and R2 Low Density Single and Multi-Family Residential Zoning District to CH Commercial Highway Zoning District (Planning Commission: Approved 7-0; 2 members absent).
 
• Ordinance No: 2020-04 – Amending Title 12 of the Municipal Code to adopt the International Building Code, 2018 Edition; the International Residential Code, 2018 Edition; the National Electrical Code, 2017 Edition; the ICC A117.1-2017 Accessibility Code; the International Property Maintenance Code, 2018 Edition; the International Plumbing Code, 2018 Edition, the International Mechanical Code, 2018 Edition; The International Fuel Gas Code, 2018 Edition; the International Energy Conservation Code, 2018 Edition; the International exiting Building Code, 2018 Edition.
 
• Appointment – Economic Development Council of two council members: Currently, Councilmen Ken Webb and Bill Estes.
 
• Resolution No: 2020-02 – Adopting a resolution authorizing a loan agreement between the Cleveland City Schools and the Tennessee Department of Education’s Energy Efficient School’s Initiative; replacing the chiller at CHS. (To be distributed).
 
• City offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 20, in observance of Martin Luther King Day.

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