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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, VICE-CHAIR
R. LARRY SMITH, 7TH DISTRICT
DAVE WRIGHT, 8TH DISTRICT
MIKE BROWN, 9TH DISTRICT
MIKE HAMMOND, 10TH DISTRICT, CHAIRMAN
ED SHOUSE, 11TH DISTRICT
THE KNOX COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SHALL MEET IN REGULAR SESSION ON MONDAY, MARCH 26, 2012 AT 1:45 P.M. IN THE MAIN ASSEMBLY ROOM OF THE CITY COUNTY BUILDING, 400 WEST MAIN STREET.
 
             
I.      CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL (1:45 P.M.):
A.  Public Forum

     
1.  Paul Johnson - Trucks on Hickory Creek Road
     2.  Summer Henry - TVA Tree Cutting Policy
     3.  Mary Kay Sullivan - School Budget
B.  Honorary Resolutions
R-12-3-101   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee honoring the women who have served on the Knox County Commission. (TO BE ADDED)
(Commissioner Broyles) 
Work Session Recommendation: Approve 7-0-0-4
 
II.     CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL (2:00 P.M.):

A.  Devotional

    
Commissioner Ed Shouse

B.  Pledge to the Flag

    
Commissioner Mike Brown
C.  Approval of Minutes of Previous Meeting
D.  Amendents to the Agenda
E.  Drives and Roads
F.  Line Item Transfers
2951   Line Item Transfers.
(Finance)
Work Session Recommendation: Approve 7-0-0-4
 
G.  Notary Applications
H.  Resolutions
     (Education Consent, Consent Calendar, Resolutions not on Consent)
R-12-3-110   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee appointing ______________ to serve the unexpired term of Knox County Law Director through August 31, 2012. (TO BE ADDED)
(Commissioner Hammond)
Work Session Recommendation: Withdraw 6-0-0-5
 
R-12-3-111   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee approving the appointment of Randy Smith to the Knox County Charter Review Committee.
(Commissioner Norman)
Work Session Recommendation: No Recommendation 6-0-0-5
 
*R-12-3-112   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee approving the reappointments of Dianna C. Drake, PharM.D. and Patricia M. Williams, RN, MPH to the Knox County Board of Health.
(County Mayor)
Work Session Recommendation: Approve 6-0-0-5
 
R-12-3-113   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee appointing Commissioner Mike Hammond to replace Commissioner Tony Norman on the Charter Review Committee. (DEFERRED FROM FEBRUARY)
(Commissioner Hammond)
Work Session Recommendation: Withdraw 6-0-0-5
 
*R-12-3-114   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee approving the appointment of Commissioner Jeff Ownby to the Knox County Charter Review Committee. (TO BE ADDED)
(Law Director)
Work Session Recommendation: Approve 7-0-0-4
 
*R-12-3-201   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee approving a contract in the amount of $106,300.00 with Synovia, LLC for School Bus Communication Equipment Services.
(Schools)
Education Consent
Work Session Recommendation: Approve 6-0-0-5
 
*R-12-3-202   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee approving the awarding of bid #1365 in the amount of $105,360.00 to Country Ford, Inc. for two (2) 3/4 ton trucks and two (2) one ton trucks for the Knox County Schools Maintenance and Operations Department.
(Schools)
Education Consent
Work Session Recommendation: Approve 6-0-0-5
 
*R-12-3-203   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee approving a lease agreement with Mack R. Walker for the Mascot Branch Library for a period of five (5) years at an annual lease of $3,600.00.
(Library)
Work Session Recommendation: Approve 6-0-0-5
 
*R-12-3-204   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee approving the 2012 Library Technology Grant agreement in the amount of $1,382.00 (requires a local match of $1,382.00) with the Tennessee State Library and Archives to improve wireless access points and the wireless network.
(Library)
Work Session Recommendation: Approve 6-0-0-5
 
R-12-3-301   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee approving Amendment Three to a three-year grant agreement with the Tennessee Board of Probation and Parole for the Knox County Sheriff's Office Community Alternatives to Prison Program (CAPP) to increase the maximum liability of the State under the grant by $15,273.02 ($7,636.51 per year for the remaining two years of the grant) for the purpose of providing a 1.6% salary increase for CAPP employees. (TO BE ADDED)
(Sheriff)
 
*R-12-3-601   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee approving a grant agreement in the amount of $328,700.00 (no local match required) with the Tennessee Department of Health for Immunization Services.
(Health Department)
Work Session Recommendation: Approve 6-0-0-5
 
*R-12-3-602   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee approving a grant agreement 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.
(Health Department)
Work Session Recommendation: Approve 6-0-0-5
 
*R-12-3-603   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee approving Amendment One to a grant agreement with the Tennessee Department of Health for Public Health Emergency Preparedness in order to reduce funding from the State under this grant by $44,100.00, for a new total grant amount of $535,400.00 (decreases Knox County's in-kind services match by $4,400.00).
(Health Department)
Work Session Recommendation: Approve 6-0-0-5
 
*R-12-3-604   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee approving a grant agreement in the amount of $55,000.00 (no local match required) with the Tennessee Department of Health for the Tennessee Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program.
(Health Department)
Work Session Recommendation: Approve 6-0-0-5
 
*R-12-3-605   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee approving a grant agreement in the amount of $348,300.00 (no local match required) with the Tennessee Department of Health for the HIV/AIDS Center of Excellence Program.
(Health Department)
Work Session Recommendation: Approve 6-0-0-5
 
*R-12-3-606   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee approving Amendment One to a grant agreement with the Tennessee Department of Health for Tuberculosis Control, Prevention, and Treatment Services to increase the maximum liability of the State under the grant by $135,500.00 for a new total grant amount of $461,500.00. (TO BE ADDED)
(Health Department)
Work Session Recommendation: Approve 7-0-0-4
 
R-12-3-801   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee determining the method of disposal of property located at 700 Womens Basketball Hall of Fame Drive to be through a competitive request for proposals (RFP) process.
(DEFERRED FROM FEBRUARY) (DEFER AT REQUEST OF SPONSOR)
(Finance)
Work Session
Recommendation:
Defer 6-0-0-5
 
*R-12-3-802   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee approving a public assistance grant award in the amount of $638,947.76 (requires a local match of $91,278.11) with the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency for the reimbursement of costs associated with completing repairs and/or replacement to facilities damaged as a result of severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and flooding during the period of April 25-28, 2011.
(Risk Management)
Work Session Recommendation: Approve 6-0-0-5
 
*R-12-3-803   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee approving a public assistance grant award in the amount of $169,921.53 (requires a local match of $24,274.49) with the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency for the reimbursement of costs associated with completing repairs and/or replacement to facilities damaged as a result of severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and flooding during the period of June 18-24, 2011.
(Risk Management)
Work Session Recommendation: Approve 6-0-0-5
 
*R-12-3-804   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee extending the Billboard Moratorium for an additional six (6) months, expiring September 30, 2012.
(Law Director)
Work Session Recommendation: Approve 6-0-0-5
 
*R-12-3-901   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee approving the revised grant budget (reducing funding for FY 12 by $35,172.52) from the Tennessee Office of Criminal Justice Programs for the operation of the Knox County Drug Court's Residential Treatment Program.
(Drug Court)
Work Session Recommendation: Approve 6-0-0-5
 
R-12-3-902   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee establishing a four-year payment in lieu of tax program for a proposed office and distribution facility project of TB Properties, LLC and KaTom Restaurant Supply, Inc.
(Industrial Development Board)
Work Session Recommendation: No Recommendation 7-0-0-4
 
R-12-3-903   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee directing the Chairman of the County Commission to send a letter to the Governor and the Knox County Legislative Delegation requesting that the Governor and appropriate members of the Legislative Delegation direct the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation to release to the aforementioned those portions of the investigative file regarding ex-Judge Richard Baumgartner not available to the general public with the ultimate goal of enacting legislation that serves to remove the Public Records Act exemption for closed Tennessee Bureau of Investigation files in matters considered to be of great public importance. (DEFERRED FROM FEBRUARY)
(Commissioner Hammond)
Work Session
Recommendation:
Withdraw         
 
*R-12-3-904   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee requesting that the Chairman of the Knox County Commission forward a letter to the Knox County Legislative Delegation requesting that the delegation support legislation making the sale of synthetic marijuana and designer stimulants a felony charge per Title 39 of the Tennessee Code. (TO BE ADDED)
(Commissioner Anders)
Work Session Recommendation: Approve 7-0-0-4
 
*R-12-3-905   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee requesting and encouraging appropriate officials at TVA to reconsider and revise its existing policies regarding the clear cutting removal of all trees and other vegetation, fifteen feet and higher, located within the total width and length of its property easements which contain transmission lines. (TO BE ADDED)
(Commissioners Ownby and Broyles)
Work Session Recommendation: Approve 7-0-0-4
 
*   Consideration of the Acceptance of new County Roads:
1.  Harrison Glen Drive located in Alderwood Subdivision, District 6.
2.  Sweet Gate Drive lcoated in Alderwood Subdivision, District 6.
(Engineering and Public Works)
Work Session Recommendation: Approve 6-0-0-5
 
I.  Ordinances on First Reading
J.  Ordinances on Second Reading
K.  Public Forum
L.  Other Business
III.     CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL (6:00 P.M.):
A.      Zoning Requests
2949   Request of Steven A. Buffalo for rezoning from A (Agricultural) to RA (Low Density Residential); Property located northwest side Meredith Road, northeast of Hannahs Park Lane. COMMISSION DISTRICT 6: MPC RECOMMENDATION: RECOMMEND THE KNOX COUNTY COMMISSION APPROVE RA (LOW DENSITY RESIDENTIAL).  
B.      Zoning Appeals
C.       Amendments to the Knox County Zoning Ordinance 
O-12-3-101   Consideration of an Ordinance of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee amending Article 2 and Article 3 of the Knox County Zoning Ordinance regarding the regulation of signs, billboards, electronic message centers and other advertising structures in Knox County (Ord. No. O-90-9-130, adopted 9-10-90, as amended). (FIRST READING) (DEFERRED FROM JANUARY)(TABLED TO SEPTEMBER)
(Metropolitan Planning Commission)
Work Session Recommendation: Tabled to September       
 
D.      Other Business
E.      Adjournment

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