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[1) CALL TO ORDER Mayor Joe Pitts]

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>> MAYOR: JUNE 2ND, 2022, REGULAR SESSION OF THE CLARKSVILLE CITY COUNCIL IS NOW CALLED TO ORDER.

COUNCILPERSON SMITH WILL SERVE AS CHAPLAIN OF THE DAY.

COULD YOCOUNCILPERSON REYNOLDS L LEADS IN THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE. I INVITE YOU TO STAND.

COUNCILPERSON SMITH. >> LET US BOW OUR HEADS AS WE GO TO THE THROWN OF GRACE. MOST HIGH GOD, OUR CREATE TORE, REDEEMER AND HOALLY MASTER. WE COME HUMBLE AND HEART, MIND AND SOUL. THANKING YOU FOR YOUR PRECIOUS LOVE. YOUR GREAT GRACE AND YOUR FORGIVEN MERCY. SOMETHING WE DIDN'T DESERVE.

YET, YOU CONTINUE TO FORGIVE US OF OUR SINS OVER AND OVER AGAIN.

THANK YOU, LORD. THANK YOU FOR ALLOWING US TO LIVE TO SEE ANOTHER BLESSED DAY. LORD GOD WE DESIRE YOUR PRESENCE IN THIS PLACE. ALLOW YOUR HOLY SPIRIT TO ANOINT US WITH WITH SOME FRESH UNDERSTANDING OF YOUR WILL FOR THIS CITY, CITIZENS AND OUR SERVICE AS COUNCIL MEMBERS.

LORD, REVIVE OUR SPIRITS SO THAT WE MAY LIVE IN UNITY OF DIVERSITY. WITH YOUR HOPE THAT DOES NOT DISAPPOINT. AS HUMBLE SERVANTS WITH COMPASSION FOR OTHERS. LORD, ACROSS THE WORLD, WE ASK YOU TO DECEASE THE WARS, HEAL THE SICK, STRENGTHEN THE WEAK AND OPEN THE EYES OF THE LOST THAT MAY -- THAT THEY BECOME ONE AND SAYING THEY WANT TO BE SAVED AND BECOME A PART OF YOUR FAMILY. WE WILL BE SO GLAD TO GIVE YOU PRAISE. I SEND THIS PRAYER IN THE MIGHT ANYNYNAME OF JESUS. ALL SAY AMEN.

AMEN. THANK YOU.

>> I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AND TO THE REPUBLIC FOR WHICH IT STANDS, ONE NATION UNDER GOD, INDIVISIBLE, WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL.

>> MAYOR: MEMBERS PLEASE REGISTER YOUR ATTENDANCE.

MADAM CLERK, TAKE THE ROLL. >> ALL MEMBERS ARE PRESENT WITH THE EXCEPTION OF COUNCILPERSON REDD WHO HAS BEEN EXCUSED.

[5) SPECIAL PRESENTATION]

>> MAYOR: THANK YOU, MADAM CLERK.

WE HAVE A SPECIAL PRESENTATION. COUNCILPERSON STREETMAN, YOU ARE

REC NEWSED UNTIL THE WELL. >> THANK YOU, MAYOR.

COACH WHITFIELD, WOULD YOU COME UP HERE, PLEASE.

PAM WHITFIELD WAS RECOGNIZE AS TITLE 9 TRAILBLAZER FOR THE WEEK OF MAY 17TH, 2022. IT IS HARD FOR ME TO CALL HER ANYTHING OTHER THAN COACH WITFIELD, BECAUSE THAT'S WHAT WE REFERRED TO HER AS CLARKSVILLE HIGH.

I WANT TO READ JUST A LITTLE BIT FROM THIS ARTICLE THAT WAS WRITTEN ABOUT YOU. I WON'T READ IT ALL BECAUSE THERE ARE SO MANY WONDERFUL THINGS ABOUT YOU.

I WILL ALSO LEAVE OUT THE YEAR YOU WERE BORN.

PAM WHITFIELD WAS BORN IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY.

SHE GRADUATED FROM CHEETAM HIGH SCHOOL, SHE PLAYED BASKETBALL.

SHE EXPLAINED THAT SHE WAS ALWAYS A SUB, NEVER A STARTER AND WE ALWAYS CAME AFTER THE BOYS WHETHER THAT WAS FOR PRACTICE OR GAMES. SHE PLAYED THE SPORT ALONGSIDE HER LIFELONG FRIEND PAT HEAD SUMMIT WHILE THEY WERE IN HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE. SHE EARNED A BACHELOR'S DEGREE IN ENGLISH, PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND HEALTH IN 1977.

IN 1979, SHE RECEIVED HER MASTERS DEGREE AS READING SPECIALIST FROM TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY.

SHE BEGAN TEACHING ENGLISH AND SERVING AS AN ASSISTANT COACH FOR GIRLS BASKETBALL AT CLARKSVILLE HIGH SCHOOL IN 1979.

UNAWARE OF THE CHALLENGES FOR GROWING WOMEN'S SPORTS THAT WERE COMING HER WAY. SHE WOULD LATER TAKE ON THE ROLL OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION TEACHER. ACCORDING TO WHITFIELD, THE GIRL'S ATHLETIC TEAMS WERE SECONDARY TO BOYS TEAMS. SHE HAD TO FIGHT FOR ACCESS EACH SEASON.

AS A COACH, WIT WHITFIELD ATTEND EVERY BOARD MEETING BUT WAS NOT

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ALLOWED TO SPEAK. THIS HELPED GUIDE HER CAREER AND EDUCATOR AND COACH. MISS WHITFIELD ALSO PROVIDED FOR THE NEEDS OF HER STUDENTS WHETHER THAT BE HYGIENE, CLOTHING, FOOD, MENTORING OR JUST PROVIDING ADVICE TO THE STUDENTS FOR OVER 40 YEARS. I CAN ATTEST THIS WAS NOT JUST FOR HER STUDENT ATHLETES. I NEVER PLAYED ON HER SOFTBALL TEAM BUT SHE WAS ALWAYS THERE FOR ME AND MANY OTHER STUDENTS THROUGHOUT. IN ADDITION TO BEING A GIRLS BASKETBALL COACH, WHITFIELD WAS DETERMINED TO BRING A NEW GIRLS SPORT TO THE COUNTY. FAST PITCH SOFTBALL.

PREVIOUSLY THERE HAD ONLY BEEN SLOW PITCH SOFTBALL IN THE AREA.

SHE DID NOT EVEN HAVE A FIELD AVAILABLE.

TSSAA HAD SANCTIONED GIRLS SOFTBALL AND ADOPTED THE FAST PITCH RULES. WHEN SHE PROPOSED THIS NEW SPORT TO THE PRINCIPAL, HE WAS ABLE TO SUPPORT WITH UNIFORMS BUT NO OTHER OR IF A SIGNATURES. FACILITIES.

THE BOYS BASKETBALL TEAM HAD TOP-NOTCH FACILITIES.

IT WAS NOT UNTIL A WOMAN FROM THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND SAW THE FIELD CONDITION FOR THE GIRLS SOFTBALL TEAM COMPARED TO THE BASEBALL TEAM THAT SHE WAS GIVEN ACCESS TO A NEW FIELD. CLARKSVILLE HIGH SCHOOL BECAME THE FIRST SCHOOL IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY TO HAVE A SOFTBALL FIELD.

THE GIRLS AND PRACTICES AND GAMES WOULD LEAD INTO DUSK.

WHITFIELD REQUESTED THAT LIGHTS BE PUT ON THE FIELD BUT MET WITH A SUPERINTENDENT WHO SAID HE WOULD RATHER REMOVE THE BASEBALL LIGHTS AND VOICED HIS BELIEF THAT GIRLS SHOULDN'T BE OUT THAT LATE ANYWAY. COACH WHITFIELD COACHED THE ENTIRE NEXT SEASON ON HER OWN WITHOUT AN ASSISTANT COACH WHILE ALSO BEING VERY PREGNANT. SHE ONLY HAD A SCOREKEEPER WHO HELPED RETRIEVE BALLS DURING PRACTICE.

WHEN THE SCHOOL COULD NOT AFFORD A BUS DRIVER, SHE OBTAINED HER CDL LICENSE IN ORDER TO PERSONALLY DRIVE THE GIRLS TO ALL THE GAMES. MEANWHILE, SHE STRUGGLED TO FIND OPPONENTS. NONE OF THE SCHOOLS IN THE DISTRICT PLAYED FAST PITCH. THIS LED TO MANY AWAY GAMES AND SUBSTANTIAL TRAVEL FOR A PREGNANT WOMAN AND HER TEAM.

THAT DID NOT STOP COACH WHITFIELD.

ONE OF THE FATHERS WAS A POLICE OFFICER AND HE WENT TO EVERY GAME WITH HIS CAR IN CASE SHE WENT INTO LABOR.

PARENTS WERE ALWAYS THERE. COACH WHITFIELD NEVER WANTED ANY MONEY TAKEN FROM THE BOYS PROBLEM, SHE WANTED EQUAL FUNDING. SHE EXPLAINED THE FAMILIES SACRIFICED WHAT THEY COULD BUT WE ALWAYS MADE IT WORK.

WHITFIELD KNOWN TO TAKE ON ANY UNCLAIMED TASK TO HELP FUND THE TEAM WHICH INCLUDED MOWING AND DRAGGING THE FIELD.

OVER TIME, WHITFIELD WAS ABLE TO ENCOURAGE OTHER SCHOOLS IN FAST PITCH SOFTBALL. 20 YEARS AFTER HER INITIAL REQUEST, LIGHTS WERE ADDED TO THE SOFTBALL FIELD.

NOT A DAY THAT PASSED THAT SHE STOP FIGHTING FOR GIRLS TO BE EQUAL IN SPORTS. WHITFIELD RETIRED FROM COACHING IN 2008 AND TEACHING 2017, TOTALING 40 YEARS OF SERVICE TO CLARKSVILLE HIGH SCHOOL AND IMPACTING THE LIVES OF COUNTLESS YOUNG WOMEN. HER DAUGHTER WHO WORKS AS AN ASSOCIATE ATHLETIC DIRECTOR FOR A DIVISION ONE UNIVERSITY NOTED THAT SHE WAS AN ADVOCATE FOR ALL STUDENTS AND INVOLVED HERSELF IN ALL AREAS OF SCHOOL'S ATHLETIC PROGRAMS. BRANDY WHITFIELD BRIAN EXPLAINED, TO BE HONEST I DIDN'T UNDERSTAND OR LIKE THE TIME SHE GIVE TO CSH GROWING UP, I HATED IT UNTIL I BECAME HER. BECAUSE OF HER AND WOMEN LIKE HER, I GOT THE OPPORTUNITY TO PLAY COLLEGE BASKETBALL AND NOW I HAVE A CAREER IN SPORTS. HER EXAMPLE I TRY TO EMULATE.

I GET THE PRIVILEGE OF HELPING CHANGE KIDS ON A DAILY BASIS, BUT SHE HAS BEEN DOING IT SINCE 1979.

NOT ONLY A WELL ROUNDED COACH BUT A STRONG PERSON WHO AGAINST ALL ODDS DID HER BEST FOR THE STUDENTS AND TEAM SHE SUPPORTED.

FOR THAT, WE SALUTE HER AS THE TITITLE 9 TRAILBLAZER.

CERTIFICATE. THIS IS YOUR CITY OF CLARKSVILLE CERTIFICATE OF RECOGNITION. I'M READING THIS ON BEHALF OF THE MOW. JOE PITTS, MAYOR OF CLARKSVILLE, RECOGNIZE PAM WHITFIELD IN APPRECIATION OF YOUR DEDICATION TO CREATING EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR ALL.

YOUR PERSEVERANCE IN THE FACE OF ADVERSITY IS A TESTAMENT TO YOUR CHARACTER AND YOUR PERSONAL SACRIFICE DID NOT GO UNNOTICED.

THANK YOU FOR PAVING THE WAY.

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>> MAYOR: LET THE RECORD REFLECT, COACH WHITFIELD WAS SPEECHLESS. THANK YOU, COACH WHITFIELD.

[6) PLANNING COMMISSION]

>> MAYOR: NEXT ITEM ON OUR AGENDA, IS THE PLANNING COMMISSION REPORT. COUNCILPERSON STREETMAN, YOU ARE

REC NEWSED. >> COUNCILPERSON: THANK YOU, MAYOR. FIRST UP, WE HAVE ORDINANCE ORDINANCE 122-2021-22 FIRST READING, AMENDING THE ZONING ORDINANCE AND MAP OF THE CITY OF CLARKSVILLE, APPLICATION OF REDA HOME BUILDERS, INC. FOR ZONE CHANGE ON PROPERTY LOCATED AT THE EASTERN TERMINUS OF CAVE SPRINGS ROAD FROM R-1 SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT TO R-4 MULTIPLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT.

REGIONAL PLANNING STAFF RECOMMENDED DISAPPROVAL.

THE REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION RECOMMENDED APPROVAL.

FOR NOW, I SO MOVE. >> MAYOR: BEFORE YOU DO THAT, LET'S HAVE A PUBLIC HEARING, SHALL WE.

>> COUNCILPERSON: I'M SO SORRY, I APOLOGIZE.

>> MAYOR: THAT'S ALL RIGHT, YOU ARE RECOGNIZED.

MADAM CLERK, WILL YOU READ THE PLANNING COMMISSION ORDINANCES.

>> I WILL START WITH NO. 2. ORDINANCE 123-2021-22 FIRST READING, AMENDING THE ZONING ORDINANCE AND MAP OF THE CITY OF CLARKSVILLE, APPLICATION OF TANNER PROPERTIES, AKSHAR PATEL, AGENT, FOR ZONE CHANGE ON PROPERTY LOCATED AT THE INTERSECTION OF ROSSVIEW ROAD AND POWELL ROAD FROM R-1 SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT TO C-2 GENERAL COMMERCIAL DISTRICT/R-4 MULTIPLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT. ORDINANCE 124-2021-22 FIRST READING, AMENDING THE ZONING ORDINANCE AND MAP OF THE CITY OF CLARKSVILLE, APPLICATION OF SINGLETARY INVESTMENTS, BERT SINGLETARY, AGENT, FOR ZONE CHANGE ON PROPERTY LOCATED AT THE INTERSECTION OF PROFESSIONAL PARK DR AND STOWE COURT FROM R-4 MULTIPLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT TO PUD PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT. ORDINANCE 125-2021-22 FIRST READING, AMENDING THE ZONING ORDINANCE AND MAP OF THE CITY OF CLARKSVILLE, APPLICATION OF WILLIAM T.

CLAYTON FOR ZONE CHANGE ON PROPERTY LOCATED AT THE INTERSECTION OF SOUTH RIVERSIDE DRIVE AND BARKER ST FROM C-2 GENERAL COMMERCIAL DISTRICT TO C-5 HIGHWAY AND ARTERIAL COMMERCIAL DISTRICT. ORDINANCE 126-2021-22 FIRST READING, AMENDING THE ZONING ORDINANCE AND MAP OF THE CITY OF CLARKSVILLE, APPLICATION OF HUNTER WINN AND JAMIE WALLACE FOR ZONE CHANGE ON PROPERTY LOCATED AT THE INTERSECTION OF GREENWOOD AVENUE AND WOODARD STREET FROM R-3 THREE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT / R-4 MULTIPLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT TO R-6 SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT.

ORDINANCE 127-2021-22 FIRST READING, AMENDING THE ZONING ORDINANCE AND MAP OF THE CITY OF CLARKSVILLE, APPLICATION OF MICHAEL JOSEPH, CHRISTIAN BLACK, AGENT, FOR ZONE CHANGE ON PROPERTY LOCATED AT THE INTERSECTION OF PARADISE HILL ROAD AND SEAY COURT FROM R-2 SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT TO R-6 SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT.

ORDINANCE 128-2021-22 FIRST READING, AMENDING THE ZONING ORDINANCE AND MAP OF THE CITY OF CLARKSVILLE, APPLICATION OF ROBERT C. ROYLANCE, BOBBY POWERS, AGENT, FOR ZONE CHANGE ON PROPERTY LOCATED AT THE INTERSECTIONS OF SPRING STREET AND MCCLURE STREET AND MCCLURE STREET AND WILCOX STREET FROM M-1 LIGHT INDUSTRIAL DISTRICT TO CBD CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT. ORDINANCE 129-2021-22 FIRST READING, AMENDING THE ZONING ORDINANCE AND MAP OF THE CITY OF CLARKSVILLE, APPLICATION OF GEORGE KENNEDY III, RICHARD GARRETT, AGENT, FOR ZONE CHANGE ON PROPERTY LOCATED AT THE INTERSECTION OF KENNEDY LANE AND HEATHERWOOD TRACE FROM AG AGRICULTURAL DISTRICT TO R-2 SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT. ORDINANCE 130-2021-22 FIRST READING, AMENDING THE ZONING ORDINANCE AND MAP OF THE CITY OF CLARKSVILLE, APPLICATION OF ANTONIO AND KEISHA JEFFERSON FOR ZONE CHANGE ON PROPERTY LOCATED AT THE INTERSECTION OF CARPENTER STREET AND FORD STREET FROM R-3 THREE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT TO R-6 SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT. RPC: APPROVAL/APPROVAL ORDINANCE 131-2021-22 FIRST READING, AMENDING THE ZONING ORDINANCE AND MAP OF THE CITY OF CLARKSVILLE, APPLICATION OF J&N ENTERPRISES, INCORPORATED, FOR ZONE CHANGE ON PROPERTY LOCATED AT THE INTERSECTION OF POWERS STREET AND PEACH STREET FROM R-4 MULTIPLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT TO R-6 SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT.

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ORDINANCE 132-2021-22 FIRST READING, AMENDING THE ZONING ORDINANCE AND MAP OF THE CITY OF CLARKSVILLE, APPLICATION OF JEFF JERLES AND PAUL JERLES, SYD HEDRICK, AGENT, FOR ZONE CHANGE ON PROPERTY LOCATED AT THE INTERSECTION OF STATE ROUTE 374 EASTERN TERMINUS OF DEL RAY DRIVE FROM C-5 HIGHWAY AND ARTERIAL COMMERCIAL DISTRICT TO R-4 MULTIPLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT. ORDINANCE 133-2021-22 FIRST READING, AMENDING THE ZONING ORDINANCE AND MAP OF THE CITY OF CLARKSVILLE, APPLICATION OF NANCY BAGWELL, J. CHRIS FIELDER, AGENT, FOR ZONE CHANGE ON PROPERTY LOCATED AT THE INTERSECTION OF OLD RUSSELLVILLE PIKE AND HICKORY TRACE ROAD FROM R-1 SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT TO C-5 HIGHWAY AND ARTERIAL COMMERCIAL DISTRICT ORDINANCE 134-2021-22 FIRST READING, AMENDING THE ZONING ORDINANCE AND MAP OF THE CITY OF CLARKSVILLE, APPLICATION OF BJ PROPERTIES FOR ZONE CHANGE ON PROPERTY LOCATED AT THE INTERSECTION OF MADISON STREET AND DENNY ROAD FROM C-5 HIGHWAY AND ARTERIAL COMMERCIAL DISTRICT TO R-4 MULTIPLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT. ORDINANCE 135-2021-22 FIRST READING, AMENDING THE ZONING ORDINANCE AND MAP OF THE CITY OF CLARKSVILLE, APPLICATION OF MARY RITTER, BRUCE MCGAHA, AGENT, FOR ZONE CHANGE ON PROPERTY LOCATED AT THE INTERSECTION OF NEEDMORE ROAD AND THRUSH DRIVE FROM R-1 SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT TO R-5 RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT.

ORDINANCE 136-2021-22 FIRST READING, AMENDING THE ZONING ORDINANCE AND MAP OF THE CITY OF CLARKSVILLE, APPLICATION OF NORMA JERLES, TODD MORRIS, AGENT, FOR ZONE CHANGE ON PROPERTY LOCATED AT THE INTERSECTION OF TRENTON ROAD AND NEEDMORE ROAD FROM C-5 HIGHWAY AND ARTERIAL COMMERCIAL DISTRICT TO R-4 MULTIPLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT.

ORDINANCE 137-2021-22 FIRST READING, AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CITY ZONING ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF CLARKSVILLE, TENNESSEE, AS IT PERTAINS TO UPDATES TO R-2A AND R-6 ZONING CLASSIFICATIONS. RESOLUTION 69-2021-22, A RESOLUTION ACCEPTING THE PUBLIC IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM FOR FISCAL YEARS 2022-2023 THROUGH 2026-2027 COMPILED BY THE CITY OF CLARKSVILLE AND APPROVED BY THE CLARKSVILLE-MONTGOMERY COUNTY REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION.

>> MAYOR: THANK YOU, MADAM CLERK.

SOCOULD YOU PLEASE STREETMAN. >> COUNCILPERSON: I MOVE WE GO

INTO PUBLIC HEARING. >> MAYOR: WITHOUT OBJECTION, WE ARE NOW IN PUBLIC HEARING. FIRST ITEM, MR. REDA HAS ASKED FOR DEFERRAL. MR. ATTORNEY, UNLESS I AM MISTAKEN, WE WILL SKIP THE PUBLIC HEARING ON THAT ONE UNTIL HE IS READY. NO. 2, ORDINANCE 123-2021-22.

APPLICATION OF TANNER PROPERTIES.

IS THERE ANYONE IN THE AUDIENCE THAT WISHES TO SPEAK IN FAVOR OF ORDINANCE 123? ANYONE IN THE -- I'M SORRY.

TOO QUICK ON THE DRAW. IF YOU WOULD GIVE US YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS, YOU HAVE FIVE MINUTES.

>> [INAUDIBLE]. >> ANY QUESTIONS FOR MR. PATEL? COUNCILPERSON SMITH, YOU ARE RECOGNIZED.

>> COUNCILPERSON: THANK YOU, MAYOR.

SIR, WHAT DO YOU PLAN TO DO WITH THE LAND?

>> [INAUDIBLE] >> COUNCILPERSON: THAT IS GOING

TO BE IN WHAT AREA, SIR? >> [INAUDIBLE]

>> COUNCILPERSON: WHAT'S THE ADDRESS? ROSSVIEW ROAD AND POWELL ROAD. 90 UNITS?

>> [INAUDIBLE]. >> 95.

OKAY. THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU, ANYONE ELSE HAVE QUESTIONS FOR MR. PATEL? THANK YOU, SIR. ANYONE ELSE IN THE AUDIENCE WISH TO SPEAK IN FAVOR OF THIS ORDINANCE? ANYONE IN THE AUDIENCE WISH TO SPEAK AGAINST ORDINANCE 123? SEEING NONE. ITEM 3, ORDINANCE 124-2021-22, AMENDING THE ZONING ORDINANCE AND MAP OF THE CITY OF CLARKS, APPLICATION OF APPLICATION OF SINGLETARY INVESTMENTS? ANYONE ELSE WISH TO SPEAK ABOUT

THE ORDINANCE? >> BERT SINGLETARY.

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I'M HERE TO SPEAK IN FAVOR. IF ANYONE HAS ANY QUESTIONS?

>> ANY QUESTIONS FOR MR. SINGLETARY.

COUNCILPERSON YOU ARE RECOGNIZED.

>> I WAS LOOKING AT THE PLANS AND JUST AS A PUD AND INCREASED DENSITY, I WAS A LITTLE DISAPPOINTED WE DIDN'T HAVE MORE GREEN SPACE FOR A PUD IN THIS AREA.

THAT STILL LOOKS LIKE A PRETTY CROWDED JUST ADDITIONAL HOMES AND I DON'T QUITE SEE THE BENEFITS OF ALLOWING MORE UNITS

ON THIS PROPERTY. >> THE VET PROPERTY IS LESS THAN QUARTER MILE FROM PARK. IT WILL BE A LITTLE REDUNDANT TO CREATE A PARK THAT CLOSE. WHAT WE DID DO IS TIE IN A WALKWAY SO THAT WHEN YOU WALK OUT OF OUR PUD YOU CAN WALK

RIGHT INTO THE PARK. >> OKAY, THANKS.

>> MAYOR: ANY OTHER QUESTIONS. THANK YOU, SIR.

>> THANK YOU ANYONE ELSE WISH TO SPEAK ABOUT THE ORDINANCE IN FAVOR OF 124. ANYONE WISH TO SPEAK AGAINST ORDINANCE 124? READY FOR ITEM 4, ORDINANCE ORDINANCE 12-2021-22, AMENDING THE ZONING ORDINANCE AND MAP OF THE CITY. COLLARS VICTIM, APPLICATION OF MR. CLAYTON. ANYONE SWISH TO SPEAK.

GIVE US YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS. >> THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR, WILLIAM T CLAYTON. I GO BY TOMMY.

HIGH HERE TO REQUEST OR CHANGE THE COMMERCIAL CLASSIFICATION FROM C-2 TO C-5. THE OVERALL REASON FOR THAT IS I WANT TO GET AN AUTO DEALER'S LICENSE.

WHAT WE ARE, 901 SOUTH RIVERSIDE DRIVE THAT HOUSES INTEGRITY DIESEL. I ALSO HAVE JODI'S CABINETS THERE. WE HAVE BEEN THERE FOR 7 YEARS.

BOUGHT THE PROPERTY FROM BERT SINGLETARY THROUGH A REALTOR.

IF ANYONE OF YOU KNOW MARK HOLLEMAN, IT HIS VISION OF DOWNN AND ALL CLARKSVILLE IS QUITE ASTOUNDING.

I DEFINITELY DID CATCH SOME OF THAT.

I WILL REFER TO THAT IN A MOMENT.

WHAT WE DO IS WE WORK ON DIESEL PICKUP TRUCKS.

WE SPECIFICALLY WORK ON THEM AND THAT'S ALL WE DO.

AND WE HAVE SPECIALIZED IN THAT BECAUSE THE MARKET HERE IN CLARKSVILLE NEEDED IT. IT PUSHED US TO SPECIALIZE.

WE USED TO DO BOTH. AND WE ARE OFTEN ASKED BY OUR CUSTOMERS, WHICH ARE NOT FROM CLARKSVILLE AND MONTGOMERY COUNTY, BUT OTHER STATES. WE ARE OFTEN ASKED, DO YOU SELL TRUCKS? DO YOU BUY THEM? THAT'S WHAT WE WANT TO DO. WE WANT OUR AUTO DEALERS LICENSE SO WE CAN DO CUSTOM PURCHASING. WE CAN BUY CHEAPER TRUCKS FROM OUT OF STATE, BRING THEM IN FOR FLEET, FOR COMPANIES.

WE ARE NOT GOING TO HOUSE THEM THERE.

I DON'T HAVE ROOM. I HAVE A BUSY SHOP AND WE ARE BUSY YEAR-ROUND. IT IS SOMETHING WE WOULD BE DOING AND REACHING OUT TO THE CUSTOMERS FOR THINGS THAT THEY ARE REQUESTING. OUR LOT IS NOT SET UP FOR AN AUTO DEALERSHIP. FRONTAGE ISN'T DEEP.

THE SIDES DON'T HAVE -- WITH THE GOALIE AND EVERYTHING BESIDE THERE. IT IS NOT REALLY FOR THAT.

THAT'S NOT WHAT WE WANT TO DO. I KNOW THERE'S BEEN SOME CONCERNS BROUGHT UP AND I WILL ADDRESS THOSE HERE IN A MOMENT.

BUT HONESTLY IN THE MARKET TODAY, WITH OUR ECONOMY, THE OPPORTUNITY ALSO TO SUPPLEMENT THE INCOME OF THE BUSINESS, IT IS NOT A BAD IDEA FOR US. ALSO, WE DO HAVE TRUCKS THAT CUSTOMERS ABANDON AND RIGHT NOW WE CURRENTLY -- WE HAVE THEM HAULED OFF. WE HAVE TO HOLD THEM FOR SO LONG AND GIVE GRACE. IF WE HAD THE OPTION, WHERE WE COULD RUN THEM THROUGH THE DEALERS AUCTION FOR THE CUSTOMERS TO LIQUIDATE THEM, THAT WOULD BE HELPING KEEP THINGS CLEANED UP AROUND THE AREA.

I WANT TO NOTE THAT THIS PROPERTY HAS BEEN IN CONSTANT USE OVER THE LAST 20 YEARS FOR MAJOR AUTO REPAIR.

NOT JUST SERVICE. I KNOW C-2 DOES CLASSIFY THAT.

BUT THAT SHOP HAS NOT BEEN USED FOR THAT.

THE BACK OF THE SHOP WAS BODY SHOP FOR TEN YEARS, PAINT BOOTH, PAINT MIXING AREA AND ALL THAT. IT HAS NOT BEEN FUNCTIONING AS C-2. IT HAS BEEN FUNCTIONING MORE AS A C-5 FOR THE LAST 20 YEARS. SOMETHING TO NOTE THERE.

NOW, I WANT TO ADDRESS A COUPLE POTENTIAL CONCERNS AND I WILL OPEN FOR QUESTIONS. NOISE, INSIGHTLINESS, VEHICLES IN DISREPAIR. WE HAVE BEEN THERE 7 YEARS NOW.

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WE KNOW WE ARE ON RIVERSIDE. I DON'T WANT TO DO ANYTHING TO RIVER DISTRICT OR RIVERSIDE TO BRING IT DOWN.

I BOUGHT THAT PROPERTY AS AN INVESTMENT.

I ONLY WANT TO BRING IT UP. SO WE ARE CAREFUL ABOUT KEEPING THINGS AROUND THE SHOP, KEEPING IT CLEAN.

WE ALSO HAVE AN AGREEMENT WITH THE CITY FOR THE GRAVEL LOT ACROSS THE STREET. WE ONLY PUT NICE VEHICLES OVER THERE FOR OVERFLOW PARKING FOR CUSTOMERS TO PICK UP.

BEEN DOING THAT FOR YEARS NOW. AND WITH NO COMPLAINTS THE LAST SEVEN YEARS AND WE DON'T PLAN TO START DOING ANYTHING DIFFERENT.

JUST SO -- TO PAINT THE PECK THE PICTURE.YOU THINK USED CARSR LOTS, ALL THAT, THAT'S NOT WHAT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT.

WHEN I BUY A REPAIRABLE TRUCK AT AN AUCTION, WE ARE BUYING 25, 35, 40 THOUSAND DOLLAR TRUCKS. THIS IS NOT A CHEAP THING.

SHE IS DIESEL TRUCKS ARE NOT CHEAP TO DEAL WITH.

YOURWE ARE NOT STARTING A CAR L. THAT'S THE POINT I WANT TO MAKE.

AND NOT ONLY THAT, IF THERE IS A CONCERN ABOUT UNSIGHTLINESS OR VEHICLES, I WOULD POINT THE COMMITTEE TO LOOK AT THE NEW ORORDINANCE THAT CLARKSVILLE ADOPTED ABOUT VEHICLE STORAGE.

WE HAVE A LONGSTANDING RELATIONSHIP WITH BOB KENDRICK, HE HAS NO TROUBLE STOPPING BY AND SAYING, HEY, YOU HAVE TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS. BUT THAT'S WHAT WE ASK.

WE ARE ASKING TO CHANGE IT TO C-5.

ANY QUESTIONS? >> MAYOR: THANK YOU, MR. CLAYTON. ANY QUESTIONS OF MR. CLAIRETON.

COUNCILPERSON MARQUIS, YOU ARE RECOGNIZED.

>> COUNCILPERSON: MR. CLAYTON, PART OF YOUR APPLICATION STATEMENT, YOU BRIEFLY MENTIONED IT AS WELL, IS TO GET YOUR AUTO DEALERS LICENSE. SINCE -- BUT YOU ALSO MENTIONED YOU HAVEN'T BEEN OPERATING AS A C-5 BUSINESS FOR SO LONG.

OR AS A C-2, YOU HAVE BEEN OPERATING AS C-5.

ARE YOU REQUIRED TO GET YOUR AUTO DEALERS LICENSE TO PUT DOWN THE ZONING CLASSIFICATION THAT YOU ARE IN, THAT YOU NEED THE

ZONING TO GET THAT LICENSE? >> YES, MA'AM.

ACTUALLY, I DID ALL THE PAPERWORK.

I HAD MY SIGN CHANGED. I DID THE ADDED INSURANCE, BONDING. I SUBMITTED IT TO THE STATE.

THEY SAID, EVERYTHING LOOKS GOOD AND WE ARE READY TO APPROVE YOU BUT WE NEED A LETTER OF CLEARANCE FROM YOUR CODES

DEPARTMENT. >> FROM THE ZONING, OKAY.

THANK YOU. >> MAYOR: THANK YOU, ANYONE ELSE HAVE QUESTIONS FOR MR. CLAYTON? COUNCILPERSON SMITH, YOU ARE

RECOGNIZED. >> COUNCILPERSON: THANK YOU, MAYOR. I WANT TO THANK YOU, SIR, FOR THAT GREAT DETAIL ABOUT WHAT YOU ARE GOING TO DO WITH YOUR BUSINESS. IT IS PERMITTED UNDER THAT ZONE.

THAT IS THE RIGHT ZONE FOR WHAT YOU ARE ABOUT TO DO.

THANK YOU. >> THANK YOU, MA'AM.

>> MAYOR: ANY OTHER QUESTIONS FOR MR. CLAYTON? THANK YOU, SIR. ANYONE ELSE IN THE AUDIENCE WISH TO SPEAK IN FAVOR OF ORDINANCE 125? ANYONE IN THE AUDIENCE WISH TO SPEAK AGAINST ORDINANCE 125? NEXT ITEM ON THE PUBLIC HEARING AGENDA IS ITEM 5, ORDINANCE 1 126-2021-22, AMENDING THE ZONING ORDINANCE AND MAP OF THE CITY OF CLARKSVILLE, APPLICATION OF HUNTER WINN AND JAMIE WALLACE ANYONE WISH TO SPEAK IN FAVOR OF ORDINANCE 126?

>> HUNTER WINN. I'M ASKING FOR APPROVAL TO R-3

TO R-6. >> THANK YOU, MR. WINN.

COULCOUNCILPERSON SMITH. >> MR. WINN, WHAT ARE YOU

PLANNING TO BUILD THERE? >> SINGLE FAMILY HOME.

>> DID YOU HAVE OPPOSITION FROM ANY OF THE CONSTITUENTS?

>> NO MA'AM. >> OKAY.

ALREADY. THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU. >> HANG ON PL, MR. WINN,

COUNCILPERSON. >> IT SAYS R-3 TO R-6 AND R-4.

SO THE ENTIRE LOT. I SEE IT IS DIVIDED INTO R-4 AND R-3, BOTH OF THOSE YOU ARE REQUESTING?

IT IS ONLY HIGHLIGHTED? >> YES, MA'AM.

>> OKAY. THAT'S WHAT I THOUGHT.

THANK YOU. >> MAYOR: COUNCILPERSON MARQUIS,

YOU ARE RECOGNIZED. >> COUNCILPERSON: REAL QUICK QUESTION, BECAUSE WE DON'T HAVE A CRYSTAL BALL.

GREENWOOD AVENUE IS ON OUR AGENDA TONIGHT FOR POTENTIAL NEGOTIATIONS TO CREATE SIDEWALKS LATER ON.

SO LET'S SAY, FOR WHATEVER REASON THIS GETS DISAPPROVED, WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS WITH THIS IN CONJUNCTION TO SIDEWALKS?

>> THERE'S SIDEWALKS RIGHT THERE RIGHT NOW.

>> ON YOUR SIDE OF THE STREET? >> YES, MA'AM.

>> THERE ARE, OKAY, JUST DOUBLE CHECKING.

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THANK YOU. >> YES, MA'AM.

>> MAYOR: R-6 REQUIRES SIDEWALKS.

>> IT IS THE SAME. >> MAYOR: STILL A GOOD QUESTION, THANK YOU. COUNCILPERSON SMITH.

>> COUNCILPERSON: HOW MANY ARE YOU PLANNING TO BUILD?

>> 4/5. I THINK THERE ARE ABOUT 28-FOOT LOTS WIDE. THEY ARE PRETTY DEEP.

>> COUNCILPERSON: OKAY, THANK YOU, MAYOR.

>> MAYOR: ANYONE ELSE HAVE QUESTIONS FOR MR. WINN.

THANK YOU, SIR. ANYONE ELSE IN AUDIENCE WISH TO SPEAK IN FAVOR OF ORDINANCE 126. ANYONE IN THE AUDIENCE, WISH TO SPEAK AGAINST 126? ITEM 6, ORDINANCE 127-2021-22 FIRST READING, AMENDING THE ZONING ORDINANCE AND MAP OF THE CITY OF CLARKSVILLE, APPLICATION OF MICHAEL JOSEPH, CHRISTIAN BLACK, EACT.

ANYONE WISH TO SPEAK IN FAVOR OF ORDINANCE 127?

>> BRYCE POWERS. I'M HERE TO REPRESENT MR. JOSEPH. HE HAD TO UNEXPECTEDLY TRAVEL OUT OF THE COUNTRY AND COULD NOT BE HERE.

HE CURRENTLY RESIDES ON THE PROPERTY IN AN AGING HOUSE, SINCE ALL THAT AREA WAS STILL FARMLAND.

THIS REQUEST WOULD ALLOW OF THE REDEVELOPMENT OF THIS LARGE SINGLE FAMILY LOT INTO 8 TO 10 SINGLE FAMILY LOTS.

ONE OF WHICH, MR. JOSEPH INTENDS TO RETAIN.

HE IS NOT INTENDING TO LEAVE THE PROPERTY.

BUT YET BUILD A NEW HOME ON THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE PROPERTY. THE REMAINING LOTS WOULD BE PLATTED AND BUILT OUT TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING, SINGLE FAMILY HOUSING. THIS WOULD BE SIMILAR TO DEVELOPMENT AS MUCH AS ASHLAND CORNER AT MARTHA LANE, IF YOU HAVE SEEN THOSE, OR PERKINS ROAD OR UPLAND TERRACE OFF CHARLOTTE STREET. THOSE COMPLEMENT AND IMPROVE THE AREA AS WELL. AND SINCE MR. JOSEPH COULD NOT BE HERE HIMSELF IN PERSON, IF YOU DON'T MIND, I WILL READ A COUPLE COMMENTS HE SENT ME TO BE READ.

THIS IS HIM SPEAKING. DECK ANDEB AND I ARE IN OUR LAT, HAVE OVER AN ACRE OF PROPERTY WHICH WE DON'T NEED.

WHEN WE SAW BUILDINGS IN OUR SURROUNDING COMMUNITY, THE IDEA OCCURRED TO US, WE, TOO, COULD MAKE A PORTION OF OUR PROPERTY AVAILABLE FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING.

THE REASONS TO US SEEM RATHER SIMPLE AS WELL AS APPEALING.

IT WON'T TAKE ME FIVE DAYS TO MOW THE YARD ANYMORE.

IT HAS LOST ITS APPEAL. WE LIKE THE NEIGHBORHOOD WE ARE IN AND INTEND TO BUILD A NEW HOME ON THE PROPERTY TO KEEP.

SO WE WOULD NOT BE SELLING TO MAKE A BUCK BUT STAYING IN OUR EXISTING COMMUNITY ON OUR EXISTING PROPERTY.

BOTH DEB AND I ARE ON SOCIAL SECURITY AND DON'T HAVE THE MEANS TO MAKE IMPROVEMENTS WE NEED TO OUR AGING PROPERTY AS IT EXISTS TODAY. HOWEVER, SELLING PART OF OUR PROPERTY, MAKING IMPROVEMENTS -- EXCUSE ME.

SELLING PART OF OUR PROPERTY TO MAKE IMPROVEMENTS ON THE PROPERTY WE INTEND TO RETAIN WOULD THEN BE WILLING WITHIN OUR FINANCIAL MEANS. HE GOES TO KNOW SAY THIS CONCEPT IS NOT ONLY TO BENEFIT OURSELVES, WHEN WE SAW WHAT WAS DONE IN OTHER VACANT, UNDER UTILIZED PROPERTIES, WE SAW THE BENEFIT IT COULD BRING TO OUR OWN NEIGHBORHOOD TO THE COMMUNITY WE LIVE IN AND INTEND TO STAY.

BUILDING ADDITIONAL HOMES WOULD GENERATE ADDITIONAL PROPERTY TAXES TO THE CITY. IT IS WITH THESE RO REASONS IN D WE REQUEST A GRANT TO REZONE. I'M HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY

QUESTIONS. >> MR. POWERS, THANK YOU.

ANY QUESTIONS. COUNCILPERSON MARQUIS, YOU ARE

RECOGNIZED. >> BY ANY CHANCE DO YOU KNOW IF HE INTENDS TO SELL THOSE LOTS OR IS HE GOING TO RENT THEM AND BE LIKE THE LANDLORD LIVING ON SITE?

>> NO, NO, THEY WILL BE SINGLE FAMILY HOUSES ON INDIVIDUAL LOTS

TO BE SOLD. >> MAYOR: NEXT ITEM IS NO. 8.

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>> AN OLD HISTORIC TOBACCO WAREHOUSE, SOME OF THE STRUCTURE IS AS OLD AS 1850. MATCHING ITS ORIGINAL USE, IT IS ZONED M-1 INDUSTRIAL DISTRICT. M-1 INDUSTRIAL IS REALLY NOT A VIABLE ZONE DISTRICT IN THE DOWNTOWN CORE OF CLARKSVILLE AND JUST -- THERE'S NO USES THAT WOULD REALLY FIT ON THAT PROPERTY UNDER THAT ZONE DISTRICT.

THIS REQUEST WOULD REMOVE THAT UNWANTED ZONE DISTRICT FROM THE AREA AND ALLOW FOR REDEVELOPMENT OF THE SITE AND BUILDING.

MANY OF YOU MAY BE WANTING TO ASK, IS THE BUILDING GOING TO BE TORN DOWN, THE ANSWER IS NO. WE HAVE HAD INITIAL STRUCTURAL ASSESSMENTS DONE BY STRUCTURAL ENGINEERS.

IT APPEARS THAT THE STRUCTURE IS ABLE TO BE SAVED.

THE INTENT IS TO REMODEL THE BUILDING AND PROPERTY TO PROVIDE IT FOR ANOTHER 180 YEARS OR SO OF LIFE.

SO WE WOULD ASK YOU TO APPROVE THIS AND ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS AS

WELL. >> THANK YOU, MR. POWERS.

COUNCILPERSON ALLEN? >> SO YOU ARE GOING TO CHANGE IT INTO THE CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT.

GOING TO BE A LOT OF DIFFERENT BUILDINGS.

>> THAT'S THE ZONED DISTRICT, IT WOULD ALLOW FOR APARTMENTS.

ALLOW FOR COMMERCIAL, MIXED USE IN THE SAME BUILDING, THINGS

LIKE THAT. >> BUT WHAT IS THE PLAN FOR IT?

>> THE PLAN MOSTLY IS APARTMENTS.

>> APARTMENTS. OKAY.

>> PROBABLY GROUND FLOOR MAY HAVE SOME RETAIL OR COMMERCIAL

USES. >> OKAY.

THANK YOU. >> ANYONE ELSE HAVE ANY QUESTIONS FOR MR. POWERS. THANK YOU, SIR.

ANYONE IN THE AUDIENCE WISH TO SPEAK IN FAVOR OF ORDINANCE 128? ANYONE IN THE AUDIENCE WISH TO SPEAK AGAINST ORDINANCE 128? ITEM 8, ORDINANCE 129-2021-22, AMENDING THE ZONING ORDINANCE AND MAP OF THE CITY OF CLARKSVILLE, APPLICATION OF GEORGE KENNEDY III, RICHARD GARRETT AGENT.

ANYONE IN THE AUDIENCE WISH TO SPEAK IN FAVOR OF ORDINANCE 129? MR. PATEL, YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS, FIVE MINUTES.

>> THANK YOU, AGAIN, COUNCIL. GLAD TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS YOU

MAY HAVE. >> MAYOR: ANY QUESTIONS FOR MR. PATEL? THANK YOU, SIR.

ANYONE IN THE AUDIENCE WISH TO SPEAK IN FAVOR OF ORDINANCE 129? ANYONE IN THE AUDIENCE WISH TO SPEAK AGAINST ORDINANCE 129? IF YOU WOULD, GIVE US YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS, YOU HAVE FIVE

MINUTES. >> PATRICK MZANG, HICKORY GLENN DRIVE. THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK HERE TONIGHT. MY QUARREL WITH THIS ORDINANCE MERELY COMES FROM THE ALREADY CONGESTED THE MADE IT OF KENNEDY LANE WHERE THE CHICK-FIL-A IS. ONE OF THE MOST ILL-CONCEIVED INTERSECTIONS IMAGINABLE. REGULAR HOURS, THIS INTERSECTION IS AN ACCIDENT WAITING TO HAPPEN.

THE DEBILITATING NATURE OF THE LAND MANAGEMENT IN THIS AREA FAR EXCEEDS ANYTHING I HAVE PREVIOUSLY SEEN.

IT IS ABUNDANTLY CLEAR THAT THIS INTERSECTION IS POORLY CONSTRUCTED OVERWHELMED BY THE ECONOMIC PRESENCE IN THE IMMEDIATE VICINITY. I Y Y HUMBLY LOOK INTO THIS PRO.

I VIEW THIS AS JUST THE BEGINNING.

IF WE APPROVE THIS NEIGHBORHOOD, WHAT IS TO STOP THE ONSET FOR REZONING IN THE IMMEDIATE AREA AROUND THIS NEIGHBORHOOD ON THE WEST SIDE OF 124. IN THE ABSENCE OF A RELIEF VALVE AND ADDITIONAL EXIT, I VIEW THIS ENDEAVOUR AND FLAWED FROM THE OUTSET. THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME.

>> THANK YOU, SIR, HANG ON A MINUTE.

WHAT IS YOUR LAST NAME? >> ZANG.

>> ANY QUESTIONS FOR MR. ZANG. THANK YOU, SIR.

ANYONE IN THE AUDIENCE WISH TO SPEAK AGAINST ORDINANCE 129? OUR RULES ALLOW FOR REBUTTAL, SO MR. PATEL, IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO OFFER REBUTTAL, YOU ARE WELCOME TO DO SO.

YOU WOULD HAVE THREE MINUTES. >> THANK YOU, COUNCIL.

WHEN WE SUBMITTED THIS APPLICATION, PLANNING COMMISSION CAME BACK TO US TO DO A TRAFFIC STUDY, WHICH WE DID SUBMIT IN OUR INITIAL SUBMITAL FOR LAST WEEK.

AND STREET DEPARTMENT MADE SOME COMMENTS ON IMPROVING THE INTEINTERSECTION. WE ARE LOOKING TO WORK WITH THEM TO MAKE SURE THAT IS DONE ACCORDINGLY.

>> MAYOR: ANY QUESTIONS FOR MR. PATEL.

COUNCILPERSON RICHMOND, YOU ARE RECOGNIZED.

>> COULD YOU SPEAK TO THE CONNECTOR, I DIDN'T CATCH WHAT

MR. ZANG WAS SPEAKING OF. >> IN TERMS OF THE CONNECTOR

ROAD. >> SOMETHING HE MENTIONED.

I DIDN'T CATCH IT. >> SO THE INTERSECTION FOR THE CHICK-FIL-A INTERSECTION, THE STREET DEPARTMENT ASKED US TO WORK ON THAT AND IN THEIR INITIAL REPORT AND WE ARE GLAD TO WORK WITH THEM TO MAKE THAT INTERSECTION LITTLE BETTER.

>> AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF THIS INTERSECTION HELPS GET THAT

WHERE IT NEEDS TO BE? >> I BELIEVE SO.

WE ARE REALLY NOT SURE ON WHAT THEY WILL REQUIRE AS OF CURRENTLY. AGAIN, WE ARE GLAD TO WORK WITH THEM, MAKE SURE IT IS ALL WELL AND DONE.

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>> THANK YOU. >> COUNCILPERSON BUTLER, YOU ARE

RECOGNIZED. >> THANK YOU, MAYOR.

I CAN SPEAK TO SOME OF THAT WHEN WE ARE NOT IN PUBLIC SESSION, BUT BEFORE WE VOTE, I CAN SPEAK TO WHAT I TALKED TO MR. COWAN

ABOUT. >> ANY OTHER QUESTIONS FOR MR. PATEL. THANK YOU.

OUR RULES ALLOW FOR SURREBUTTAL, MR. ZANG, YOU ARE WELCOME TO DO SO. YOU WILL HAVE THREE MINUTES.

>> WITHOUT SEEING WHAT THE STREET COMMISSION HAS ASKED, I CAN'T SPEAK TO IT. BUT BLIND MAN CAN SEE THAT THIS INTERSECTION IS TERRIBLE. I SEE NO WAY, UNLESS YOU TAKE A LANE AWAY FROM WILMMA RUDOLPH OR GET RID OF A CHICK-FIL-A, WHICH IS NOT GOING TO HAPPEN IN THE SOWING, BY THE WAY, IT IS NOT, YOU HAVE TO GET RID OF A CHICK-FIL-A, GAS STATION, A LANE OF WILMA. OR THE CHIPOLTE.

YOU HAVE TO KILL A BUSINESS. THERE IS MAYBE AT BEST 30 FEET AND THERE'S A GIANT WELCOME TO CLARKSVILLE CITY SIGN THERE.

I DON'T SEE HOW ANY STREET COMMISSIONER OR WHATEVER THE PROPERTY TITLE IS COULD MAKE THIS WORK WITHOUT KILLING A BUSINESS SMG . THANK YOU.

THAT WAS VERY BLUNT, I APOLOGIZE.

>> COUNCILPERSON MARQUIS. >> MORE OF A COMMENT.

I'M JUST -- THERE MAY BE POTENTIALLY ANOTHER WAY NOT THIS IMMEDIATE MOMENT, BUT I WANTED TO ASK YOU, ARE YOU AWARE OF THE 2020 TRANSPORTATION PLAN OF THE CONNECTOR THAT THEY ARE PLANNING TO DO OF KENNEDY LANE AND MERRYWEATHER?

>> NO MA'AM. >> WHICH IS WHAT I MEANT, IT IS NOT HAPPENING RIGHT THIS INSTANT BUT THE CITY DOES HAVE A PLAN FOR KENNEDY LANE THAT THEY ARE GOING TO TAKE THAT DEAD END AND PRETTY MUCH DRILL STRAIGHT UP TOWARD MERRYWEATHER IS THE PLAN.

>> SO CONNECTING EXIT 1 TO EXIT 4 ON THE WEST SIDE, PRETTY MUCH?

>> MAYOR: IF I MAY ADD SOME CLARITY TO THAT.

THE SPRING CREEK PARKWAY WILL CONNECT WILMA RUDOLPH BOULEVARD TO TRENTON ROAD AT EAST HAMPTON ROAD THERE BY THE DAIRY QUEEN, SINCE QU WE ARE MENTIONING FAST FOOD TONIGHT.

PHASE ONE OF THAT PROJECT SHOULD BEGIN HOPEFULLY SOON BEFORE I GET ANY OLDER. IT WILL NOT IM IMPACT MERRYWEATR

ROAD. >> I'M LETTING YOU KNOW, THERE

IS A PLAN IN THE WORKS FOR THAT. >> IF I MAY, MA'AM, HOW LONG OF

A PLAN IS THIS? >> I DON'T KNOW.

>> SO THAT'S -- THERE'S A PLAN ON POST TO FIXED THE BARRACKS IN 2033. SO WHEN THERE IS A PLAN, I'M

SKEPTICAL, SORRY. >> I UNDERSTAND.

I WAS TRYING TO BRING FORTH. THERE'S SOMETHING BEING PUT

TOGETHER. >> YES, MA'AM.

>> THAT'S A GOOD POINT. WE DO HAVE A PLAN.

THE COUNCIL APPROVED FUNDING FOR THE PLAN.

>> YES, SIR. >> BUT IT WILL TAKE SOME TIME

THANK YOU, SIR. >> OKAY, WE ARE READY FOR THE NEXT ITEM, ITEM NO. 9, ORDINANCE 130- 2021-22, AMENDING THE ZONING ORDINANCE AND MAP OF THE CITY OF CLARKSVILLE, APPLICATION OF ANTONIO AND KEISHA JEFFERSON ANYONE IN THE AUDIENCE WISH TO

SPEAK IN FAVOR OF ORDINANCE 130. >> ANTONIO JEFFERSON, CLARKSVILLE, TENNESSEE. PRIORITY SUBMITTING THIS REZONING REQUEST R-6, MY PLAN WAS TO TRI-PLEX THIS.

THE CURRENT ZONING AND LOT SIZE ALLOWS IT.

I DECIDED TO GO AGAINST MY PLAN ORIGINALLY AND BUILD SOME R-6 SINGLE FAMILY HOMES. TWO REASONS.

THE FIRST REASON IS THE CITY IS GROWING.

THE CITY NEEDS SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES.

I'M NOT TALKING ABOUT RENTAL HOUSES.

I AM TALKING ABOUT SINGLE FAMILY OWNER OCCUPIED HOMES.

SO THE ONE THING, WHY BUILD TRI-PLEXES THAT PEOPLE ARE GOING TO RENT WHEN I CAN BILLED HOMES THAT PEOPLE ARE GOING TO LIVE IN. SECOND REASON, WARD 6.

IT SITS IN THE MIDDLE OF DOWNTOWN CLARKSVILLE.

WE ARE REVITALIZING. EVENT CENTER, RESTAURANTS, SHOPPING, ATTRACTING NEW PEOPLE TO DOWNTOWN.

THE MAIN THING IS WE WANT OUR CITIZENS TO ENJOY OUR CLARKSVILLE DOWNTOWN INSTEAD OF GOING TO NASHVILLE TO ENJOY THEMSELVES AND SPEND THEIR MONEY.

BUT ONE THING WE CANNOT IGNORE IS SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES.

THE SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES OF DOWNTOWN NEED TO BE REVITALIZED.

ONE THING WE NEED TO MAKE SURE WE DO IS FAKE TAKE CARE OF OUR PEOPLE. INSTEAD OF BUILDING MULTIFAMILY

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HOMES, BUILD SINGLE FAMILY HOMES.

THE AREA WITH NEW HOMES IN WARD 6, ALSO A LOT OF REMODELING IS GOING ON. THAT HELPS THE COMMUNITY.

IT HELPED BUILD THE PROPERTY VALUES.

BUT AS WE ALL KNOW, THE INCREASE IN PROPERTY VALUES COMES WITH INCREASE IN TAXES. AND I KNOW A LOT OF PEOPLE THAT LIVE IN THAT AREA MAY NOT BE ABLE TO AFFORD THE INCREASE IN TAXES AND THAT IS A MAJOR CONCERN.

HOWEVER, I THINK THE FACT THAT WE ARE TRYING TO CONTROL THIS INCREASE IN TAXES THROUGH ZONING, AND I FEEL THAT'S NOT THE RIGHT WAY TO DO IT. I FEEL THE BEST WAY DO IT IS CONTROL IT THROUGH GOVERNMENT POLICIES SUCH AS TAX RELIEF.

SO IN MY OPINION, I BELIEVE IT WOULD BE A DISSERVICE IN THE CITY AND CITIZENS OF WARD 6 NOT TO PROVIDE THE ZONING REQUEST, WE ARE PROVIDING LOW COST, SINGLE FAMILY OWNER OCCUPIED HOMES. ANY QUESTIONS?

>> THANK YOU, MR. JEFFERSON. COUNCILPERSON REYNOLDS, YOU ARE

RECOGNIZED. >> HELLO, SIR, HOW ARE YOU? I JUST WANT TO BE TRANSPARENT. WE SPOKE AT THE RPC MEETING ABOUT THE PENDING -- WE HAVE A STUDY IN THIS AREA.

SO HOW SOON DO YOU THINK THAT YOU WILL BEGIN BUILDING?

>> I'M LOOKING WITHIN THE NEXT THREE MONTHS.

>> BECAUSE THE STUDY COULD COME BACK, JUST SO YOU KNOW, AND CHANGE THE ZONING BLANKET ZONING FOR THAT AREA.

THAT IS THE RISK THAT WE'RE LOOKING.

THAT'S WHAT WE DISCUSSED EARLIER.

I JUST WANT YOU -- NOW, IT MAY OR MAY NOT.

IT'S A RECOMMENDATION AND THEN DEPENDING ON -- WE ARE I'M ALSO HOPING THAT IT COMES WITH GRANTS AND IDEAS ON HOW TO BUILD TRUE AFFORDABLE HOUSING. BUT THAT'S A LONG SHOT.

BUT ANYWAYS, I WANTED YOU TO KNOW THAT THAT IS THERE AND THAT

YOU ARE AWARE OF THAT. >> YES, I'M AWARE.

ONE THING I DO UNDERSTAND IS THE FACT THAT THE GOAL, TO SEE WHAT THE SURVEY SAYS AND I READ THE RESOLUTION, TO BUILD AFFORDABLE HOUSING. SO I THINK MY PLAN TO BUILD R-6 HOMES IS GOING TO BE AFFORDABLE TO THE POINT THAT I AM TAKING GETTING MY CONTRACTING LICENSE TO BUILD THEM MYSELF INSTEAD OF OUTSOURCES TO ANOTHER CONT CONTRACTOR.

>> COUNCILPERSON ALLEN, YOU ARE RECOGNIZED.

>> QUICK QUESTION. WHEN IT WAS R-3, HOW MANY HOUSES

COULD GO IN THERE? >> I DIDN'T LOOK FOR -- LITTLE OVER HALF ACRE. I WAS GOING TO BUILD TWO

TRI-PLEXES. >> SO IT WOULD HAVE BEEN SIX

HOMES VERSUS 7 HOMES. >> CORRECT.

>> AND SO YOU DO KNOW AS LONG AS YOU HAVE A LOT OF YOUR STUFF, ALREADY FINANCIALLY INVESTED. IF THEY DO A BLANKET, YOU ARE

STILL GRANDFATHERED IN, RIGHT? >> I DID NOT KNOW THAT, THANK

YOU. >> TO A DEGREE, YEAH, I WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW THAT. GOOD PLAN, THANK YOU.

>> COUNCILPERSON: R-6, IT DIDN'T HAVE ACCESSORIES FOR CHILDREN.

SO IF YOU ARE GOING TO BUILD HOMES, YOU HAVE TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU CAN HAVE PLAYGROUNDS, SWIMMING POOLS.

I SAID THIS OVER AND OVER AGAIN, WHICH WE DON'T HAVE THAT RIGHT NOW FOR R-6. CAN'T PUT A PLAYGROUND, SWIMMING POOL, NOTHING. NOT EVEN A CHURCH.

CHURCH IS ALREADY OVER THERE, SO IT IS GOING TO BE A CONFLICT OF INTEREST AT THIS POINT. AND SO AS ONE OF THE SPEAKERS SAID IN A WE ARE THINKING ABOUT -- WE ARE DOING A STUDY RIGHT NOW. AND SO I HOPE THAT YOU COULD CONSIDER HOLDING OFF BUT I'M GLAD YOU ARE NOT GOING TO BUILD THEM TRI-PLEXES. BUT IT IS GOOD TO HEAR ABOUT HOMES AND WE HOPE THAT -- HOW BIG ARE YOUR HOMES GOING TO BE? HAVE YOU GOT AN IDEA OF WHAT IT IS GOING TO LOOK LIKE.

>> BETWEEN 1400 TO 1800 SQUARE FEET?

>> 1400? >> 1400 TO 1800 SQUARE FEET.

>> ALL RIGHT. LET ME ASK YOU, HOW MANY ARE YOU

TALKING ABOUT BUILDING? >> I'M LOOKING TO BUILD 7.

THE SIZE CAN HOLD 8. >> HOW BIG IS THE LOT?

>> .53 ACRES. >> .53 ACRES? AND YOU ARE GOING TO BUILD EIGHT HOMES.

>> I'M GOING TO BUILD 7. IT CAN HOLD 8.

>> ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT BARN STYLE HOMES? THAT WORRIES ME. THAT DON'T FIT THE CHARACTER.

>> WELL, NO. ON R-6 LOT --

>> LIKE LONG NARROW HOMES? I'M TRYING TO GET AN UNDERSTANDING HERE ON WHAT YOU ARE BUILDING.

>> THEY WILL BE 25 TO 20-FOOT WIDE.

>> HAVE YOU SEEN THE HOUSE ON ONFORD STREET.

>> FOR SALE, FOR 229,000? >> WOULD IT BE SOMETHING LIKE

THAT. >> SIMILAR, BUT MORE MODERN

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DESIGN. >> JUST AS LONG AS IT IS NOT THE BARN STYLE TYPE. BARN HOUSES, JUST TEARS UP THE LOOK. IT JUST DON'T FIT THE CHARACTER.

>> OKAY. I WANTY, AFTER THIS MEETING. OR YOU CAN GET MY NUMBER.

FIND ME IN THE YELLOW PAGES. >> OF YOUR NUMBER SAVED IN MY

PHONE. >> COUNCILPERSON MARQUIS, YOU

ARE RECOGNIZED. >> COUNCILPERSON: THANK YOU.

FOR CLARIFICATION SAKES, BECAUSE IT IS R-3, LET'S SAY THIS DOESN'T GO THROUGH, WHAT YOU ARE YOUR INCH T INTENTIONS WITH THI.

>> TO GO BACK AND BUILD TRI-PLEXES.

>> COUNCILPERSON REYNOLDS, YOU ARE RECOGNIZED.

>> I CLARIFY, YOU DID SAY YOU WERE GOING TO BUILD THEM AND SELL THEM. ARE YOU PLANNING TO BUILD AND

RENT? >> BUILDING AND SELLING.

>> THANK YOU. >> MAYOR: SEEING NO ONE ELSE, THANK YOU, MR. JEFFERSON. ANYONE IN THE AUDIENCE WISH TO SPEAK IN FAVOR OF ORDINANCE 130. ANYONE IN THE AUDIENCE WISH TO SPEAK AGAINST ORDINANCE 130? ITEM 10, ORDINANCE 131-2021-22 FIRST READING, AMENDING THE ZONING ORDINANCE AND MAP OF THE CITY OF CLARKSVILLE, APPLICATION OF J&N ENTERPRISES, ANYONE IN THE AUDIENCE WISH TO SPEAK IN FAVOR OF ORDINANCE 131? ANYONE IN THE AUDIENCE WISH TO SPEAK AGAINST ORDINANCE 131? ITEM 11, ORDINANCE 132-2021-22 FIRST READING, AMENDING THE ZONING ORDINANCE AND MAP OF THE CITY OF CLARKSVILLE, APPLICATION OF JEFF JERLES AND PAUL JERLES, SYD HEDRICK, AGENT ANYONE IN THE AUDIENCE WISH TO SPEAK FOR ITEM 132.

>> I'M SYD HEDRICK, I'M GOING TO GIVE YA'LL A COPY BECAUSE I WASN'T SURE IF IT WAS RECEIVED BY ALL.

>> LIEUTENANT GILL, HE WILL TAKE CARE OF IT.

>> I'M NOT GOING TO STAND HERE AND READ THAT TO YOU.

I DIDN'T EVEN BRING MYSELF A COPY.

I HOPE MOST OF YOU REACHED OUT AND INDICATED IT WAS RECEIVED.

I THINK YOU PROBABLY READ IT. IT DOES HAVE A LOT OF INFORMATION ABOUT THE GROWTH IN CLARKSVILLE AND THE CHANGE OF THE AMERICAN DREAM. WHICH AT ONE TIME WAS CONSIDERED HOMEOWNERSHIP RIGHT AFTER THE SECOND WORLD WAR.

BUT THE AMERICAN GR DREAMS HAD O CHANGE A LITTLE BIT.

THERE'S A TIME TO DIE, THERE'S A TIME TO LIVE.

THERE'S A TIME TO KILL, THERE'S A TIME TO HEAL.

THERE'S ALSO A TIME TO EMBRACE. THAT'S WHAT WE NEED TO DO TODAY IS TO EMBRACE CHANGE. IT IS NOT JUST WHAT WE CARRY IN OUR POCKETS. CHANGE IS WHAT'S HAPPENING RIGHT NOW IN CLARKSVILLE. THAT'S EXACTLY RIGHT.

I WILL TELL YOU THIS, I'M HERE, I'M REPRESENTING BOTH THE SELLER AND THE DEVELOPER. MR. POWERS SAID THAT EARLIER.

I LIKE THE WAY HE SAID THAT. WE DO THESE APPLICATIONS UNDER ONE NAME BUT WE ARE SELLING THIS PROPERTY AND OUR INTENT IS TO EVENTUALLY DEVELOP THIS PROPERTY.

BUT TONIGHT WE ARE HERE JUST FOR A ZONING CHANGE.

LAND USE DIFFERENCE. THERE WILL BE DEVELOPMENT HERE AT SOME POINT BUT RIGHT NOW, WE ARE JUST HERE FOR THE ZONE CHANGE. BUT I DON'T COME UP HERE JUST BECAUSE IT IS FUN. I COME UP HERE TO REPRESENT PEOPLE WHO HAVE INTEGRITY. BECAUSE I HAVE INTEGRITY.

AND TONIGHT I'M WORKING WITH MR. JERLES AND HIS BROTHER, BOBBY POWERS, THE PERSON INTERESTED IN PURCHASING THIS.

I APPRECIATE YOUR CALL EARLIER, MR. SHAKEENAB AND YOUR E-MAIL MISS REYNOLDS. I SPENT TIME TRYING TO GET INFORMATION THAT I FEEL IS PERTINENT TO YOU.

IF I LIVE NEXT DOOR TO THIS, I HAD 27 ACRES, I WOULDN'T LIKE CHANGE EITHER. BUT THE ROAD WAS BUILT ROUGHLY AROUND 1997. IT WAS IMPROVED AGAIN PROBABLY AROUND 2002. AND IT IS READY FOR WHAT'S COMING. THE QUESTION IS ARE WE READY FOR WHAT'S COMING? IT'S HERE.

THE PEOPLE ARE HERE. THEY ARE MOVING HERE.

THE BUSINESSES ARE COMING HERE. SO I JUST HOPE YOU GUYS WILL KNOW THAT I DON'T COME UP HERE JUST TO PLAY, I'M NOT PLAYING HOUSE. I'M HERE TO TELL YOU, I'M HERE FOR CLARKSVILLE. I'M HERE FOR YOU GUYS.

IF YOU GUYS ANYTHING HAVE A QUESTION, CALL ME, I WILL BE GLAD TO TALK TO YOU. I'M A WEALTH OF KNOWLEDGE AND I KNOW THAT ALL OF YOUR TIME IS VALUABLE, I APPRECIATE IT.

>> ANY QUESTIONS FOR MR. HEDRICK, THANK YOU, PASTOR.

ANYONE IN THE AUDIENCE WISH TO SPEAK -- THANK YOU, SIR.

ANYONE IN THE AUDIENCE WISH TO SPEAK IN FAVOR OF ORDINANCE 132?

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ANYONE IN THE AUDIENCE WISH TO SPEAK AGAINST ORDINANCE 132? PLEASE APPROACH, GIVE US YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS.

>> MY NAME A TONI MORGAN, NEEDMORE ROAD, I'M THE 27-ACRE OWNER OF THE PROPERTY MR. HEDRICK WAS SPEAKING OF, HE WOULDN'T WANT TO LIVE NEXT TO THAT.

SMITH JUST VOICED HER OBJECTIONS TO WANTING TRI-PLEXES IN HER NEIGHBORHOOD. IMAGINE 139 APARTMENTS BUILT ABOVE YOUR PROPERTY THAT YOUR FAMILY HAS OWNED FOR OVER 50 YEARS. THAT YOUR CHILDREN WANT TO BUILD ON. THE WE HE IS TALKING ABOUT IN CLARKSVILLE IS NOT THIS WE. IT IS NOT THE WE THAT LIVES IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD AROUND ME WHO HAVE LIVED THERE FOR A LONG TIME. I'M NOT SURE WHO HIS WE ARE, THE JERLES DON'T LIVE THERE. THEY EVER NEVER LIVED THERE.

THEIR GRANDFATHER BOUGHT THE PROPERTY AS SPECULATOR.

THEY ARE WANTING TO MAKE MONEY. MR. HEDRICK STANDS TO MAKE A LOT OF MONEY OFF THIS PROPERTY IF IT IS REZONED.

HIS PLAN SAYS THAT THEY HAVE GOT EVERYTHING WORKED OUT, THAT THE AMERICAN DREAM HAS CHANGED BECAUSE EVERYBODY'S AMERICAN DREAM, ACCORDING TO WHAT HE JUST GAVE YOU, THEY WANT TO LIVE IN APARTMENTS. I DON'T KNOW WHOSE AMERICAN DREAM THAT IS. MAYBE A COLLEGE KID WHO WANTS TO GET OUT OF THEIR HOUSE. BUT NOT SOMEBODY WHO HAS MADE THEIR LIFE HERE, WHOSE CHILDREN ARE MAKING THEIR LIFE HERE AND WHO WILL STAY HERE. ONE OF THE JERLES BROTHERS DOESN'T LIVE IN CLARKSVILLE. THE OTHER DOESN'T LIVE ANYWHERE NEAR THIS DEVELOPMENT. IT HAS NO EINVE EFFECT WHATSOEVN THEM. IT HAS AN IMPACT ON THE PEOPLE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD BUILT NEXT TO US AND THE PEOPLE ON NEEDMORE ROAD. I DON'T KNOW IF ANY OF YOU HAVE BEEN DOWN NEEDMORE ROAD LATELY, YOU CAN'T HARDLY GET OUT.

IT IS CONSTANT TRAFFIC WHEN THE SPEED LIMIT USED TO BE 30 UNTIL THEY CHANGED IT TO 35 RECENTLY. PPEAY ROAD DOES CONTINUE ACROSS, IF YOU GO ACROSS 101ST, IT DOES EXTEND IN THE OTHER DIRECTION.

BUT THE LITTLE SECTION THAT THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT BUILDING ON CANNOT HANDLE 139 APARTMENTS AND A COMMERCIAL DISTRICT COMING OUT AT THAT INTERSECTION. THE DRAINAGE IS A MAJOR ISSUE.

THEY WILL TELL YOU THEY ARE GOING TO ADDRESS THAT.

ALL THAT WATER RUN-OFF COMES THROUGH MY PROPERTY AS WELL AS DOWN NEEDMORE ROAD TO MY PROPERTY.

IT WILL ALL GO TO THAT VERY CORNER ON THE 101ST AND ON PEARIDGE ROAD. THEY WILL TELL YOU THERE'S LOTS OF THINGS THEY CAN DO. WHEN THEY GET TO ZONING -- I HAVE SEEN IT HAPPEN BEFORE. I HAVE PICTURES OF MY PROPERTY, WHEN THE SUBDIVISION BEHIND US WAS BUILT, WE WERE PROMISED THEY WOULD TAKE CARE OF THE WATER RUN-OFF.

I HAVE PICTURES HERE OF HOW MY POND BRIDGE HAS BEEN WASHED OUT, HOW THE PIPES THAT COME UNDER THE ROAD TO US AND WE HAVE PIPES ON OUR PROPERTY HAVE BEEN WASHED OUT FROM THE WATER AND NOT FIXED IN MORE THAN 27 YEARS. WE HAVE PICTURES OF NEEDMORE ROAD, THE DRAINAGE COMING TO US, HOW DEEP THAT DITCH IS NOW AND THE WATER GOES WAY INTO OUR PROPERTY WHEN IT RAINS.

THIS IS GOING TO MAKE IT EVEN WORSE BECAUSE ALL OF THAT WATER WILL HAVE TO BE FUNNELED EITHER TO MY PROPERTY OR TO THE CORNER OF PEARIDGE AND 101ST. SHORT OF BUILDING A LAKE, THERE'S NOT MUCH THEY CAN DO TO CONTROL THAT WATER THAT HAS TO PASS UNDER PEA RIDGE. I'M NOT SURE HOW BIG OF A PLACE THEY CAN MAKE TO RUN THAT UNDER? BUT IT WILL BE LARGE.

AND IT WILL BE AN UNMAINTAINED EYE SCORE THAT WILL BE A MOSQUITO PIT BECAUSE THE WATER HAS TO COME IN AT A CERTAIN RATE. IT CAN'T BE INCREASED AND IT CAN'T GO OFF AT TOO HIGH OR TOO LOW OF A RATE.

ALL OF THOSE THINGS ARE MAJOR ISSUES.

THEY ARE GOING TO TELL YOU THEY CAN TAKE CARE OF.

IF THEY DON'T, THE PEOPLE THAT WILL BE HURT WILL NOT BE THEM.

IT WILL BE THE PEOPLE WHO LIVE ON THAT STREET, WHO COME EVERY DAY HOME ON THOSE STREETS. THEY TALK ABOUT THE INFRASTRUCTURE, THE 101ST IS A GREAT ROAD, BUT YOU WILL NOT BE ACCESSING THAT PROPERTY FROM THE 101ST.

YOU WILL BE ACCESSING FROM PEA RIDGE OR DELL RAY WHICH IS QUIET STREET, WITH 139 UNITS. AND PEAM PEOPLE COMING AND GOIG EVERY DAY. REMEMBER WHO THE WE ARE.

IT IS NOT THE DEVELOPERS LOOKING TO MAKE MONEY.

IT IS THOSE OF US WHO LIVE HERE EVERY DAY, WHO COME AND GO FROM

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OUR JOBS, WHO LIKE TO RELAX FROM OUR HOMES.

PLEASE REMEMBER THAT. THESE ARE HOMES.

THEY ARE NOT APARTMENTS, TRI-PLEX, THESE ARE HOMES THIS APARTMENT COMPLEX WILL BE BUILT AROUND.

MY TIME IS UP. I WILL LET YOU ALL GIRLS

SOFTBALL. >> COUNCILPERSON SMITH, YOU ARE

RECOGNIZED. >> COUNCILPERSON: MISS MORGAN, THANK YOU FOR HAVING THE COURAGE TO STAND UP AND TELL THE TRUTH.

I HEAR YOUR CRY. I AGREE WITH YOU.

I AGREE WITH YOU A WHOLE LOT. I KNOW THAT APARTMENTS MAKES A COMMUNITY UNSTABLE. I KNOW THAT.

I'M A LIVING WITNESS. I KNOW THAT IT CAN CAUSE CONGESTION IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD. I KNOW YOU ARE NOT SITTING HERE TELLING US A LIE. YOU ARE TELLING THE TRUTH.

I HEAR YOUR CRY. THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU. >> MAYOR: COUNCILPERSON

REYNOLDS, YOU ARE RECOGNIZED. >> I WOULD LIKE TO ECHO WHAT COUNCILPERSON SMITH SAID, THANK YOU FOR HAVING THE COURAGE TO COME UP. THANK YOU FOR INVOLVING CITIZENS

VOICES. >> THANK YOU.

>> COUNCILPERSON MARQUIS, YOU ARE RECOGNIZED.

>> I WAS JUST WONDERING WITH REGARDS TO THE WATER FLOW OF YOUR PROPERTY, HAVE YOU SAT DOWN WITH ENGINEERS.

I KNOW THIS SHEET WITH THE ARROWS THAT WE HAVE -- I'M NOT

SURE IF YOU SAW. >> I DID.

MY COUNCILWOMAN SENT IT TO ME, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

>> YEAH. SO IT -- ACCORDING TO THE ENGINEERS, IT DEPICTS WHERE THE WATER IS COMING FROM, PRETTY MUCH. ACCORDING TO THEM, IT IS COMING FROM ALL YOUR OTHER NEIGHBORS, NOT REALLY THIS PROPERTY.

>> RIGHT. BUT ALL OF THOSE OTHER NEIGHBORS' PROPERTY LEADS TO MY PROPERTY.

>> YEAH, BUT IT IS NOT THIS PROPERTY.

THAT'S WHAT I MEAN. >> NO, MY PROPERTY IS THE PROPERTY THAT BORDERS THAT PROPERTY.

>> THE WAY THAT THE ARROWS POINT, YOUR NEIGHBORS ARE THE ONES DRAINING THEIR WATER ON TO YOU.

THIS PROPERTY IS DRAINING THE OTHER DIRECTION FROM YOURS.

>> CORRECT. WHAT I'M SAYING IS ALL OF THE WATER THAT IS CURRENTLY COMING, THAT'S ALREADY COMING TO THAT SAME POINT WILL BE GREATLY EXAGGERATED WHEN YOU PUT THAT MUCH HARD SCAPE IN AN AREA. ALL OF THAT WATER HAS TO GO

SOMEWHERE. >> IT DOES.

>> IT WILL GO TO THE VERY SAME PLACE THAT ALL OF WATER FROM KEYLAND SUBDIVISION, NEEDMORE ROAD, BOTH DIRECTIONS, EAST AND WEST, ALL COME TO THAT SAME POINT.

>> IT DOES. IT IS UNFORTUNATE THAT YOURS IS THE ONE THAT SITS AT THE LOWEST LEVEL FROM EVERYBODY ELSE.

>> BUT I GUESS -- YEAH. AND THEN SO SINCE THIS PROPERTY CURRENTLY IS A C-5. ARE YOU AWARE THEY CAN PRETTY MUCH DO WHATEVER THEY WANT WITHOUT PERMISSION FROM US, AT LEAST. THEY HAVE TO GO THROUGH REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION. OKAY.

>> AND QUITE HONESTLY, I WOULD RATHER SEE A STRIP MALL THERE THAN I WOULD APARTMENT COMPLEXES THAT WILL TOWER OVER MY PROPERTY AND BE DRIVING THROUGH MY NEIGHBORHOOD TO GET THERE.

>> FROM WHAT I UNDERSTAND, THE CURRENT PIPE IS SET FOR THE C-5.

SO -- THAT'S HOW THEY HAVE IT. AND UNDER THE WAY THAT IT IS CLASSIFIED, GOING DOWN TO R-4, I BELIEVE THAT THEY ARE TRYING TO GET TO. IT WOULD TECHNICALLY CREATE LESS WATER THAN THE C-5. THAT'S HOW IT IS PUT TOGETHER.

>> RIGHT. THEY WILL PRESENT IT TO YOU THAT WAY. I UNDERSTAND THAT THEY ARE GOING TO TRY TO MINIMIZE ANY PROBLEMS IN A CAN BE THERE BECAUSE THEY WANT YOU TO APPROVE IT AND THINK THEY ARE GOING TO FIX EVERYTHING. BUT ONCE YOU ALL APPROVE IT AND THEY DO IT, IF THERE'S A PROBLEM, THEN STREET DEPARTMENT GETS TO DEAL WITH THAT AFTERWARDS.

>> AND THEN I GUESS JUST ONE MORE THING, FOR CLAY IF I INCLARIFICATION,WHERE THE WATER, THE VACANT AREA, OBVIOUSLY WHEN IT RAINS WE SEE IT IS PRETTY WET.

>> IT GETS TO THERE EVENTUALLY. IT WILL EVENTUALLY GO UNDER PEA RIDGE AND OVER PEA RIDGE AT THIS VERY CORNER WHERE THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT ACCESSING THIS PROPERTY.

ALL OF THE WATER COMES TO THAT FACT.

THE BORN FAMILY, THEY CAN TELL YOU, THEY HAVE A RIVER THAT RUNS COMPLETELY AROUND THEIR HOUSE. ALL THAT WATER COMES THERE.

IT CAN'T GET THROUGH THE STREET FAST ENOUGH.

SO IT BUILDS UP ON MY PROPERTY. IT BUILDS UP ON THEIR PROPERTY.

EVENTUALLY FLOWING ACROSS PEA RIDGE TO WHERE THE CHURCH OF CHRIST IS, THAT MR. WALKER SO KINDLY DONATED THE PROPERTY FOR, AND THE WATER GOES TO THAT RETENTION AREA THAT THEY HAD ACTUALLY MAKE IMPROVEMENTS TO TWICE BECAUSE IT COULDN'T HANDLE

THE WATER RUN-OFF. >> OKAY.

>> THEY HAD TO RAISE THE ROAD AND THEN BUILD A VERY DEEP CATCH

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BASIN. >> YEAH.

OKAY. THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU, M MISS MORGAN. ANYONE IN THE AUDIENCE WISH TO SPEAK AGAINST ORDINANCE 132. GIVE US YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS,

PLEASE, YOU HAVE FIVE MINUTES. >> CHAS ACHAS TITY SULLIVAN.

I SECOND EVERYTHING THAT MISS MORG MORGAN SAID.

I LIVE NEAR THE CORNER NEAR THE DEAD END.

WE CAN START WITH THE TRAFFIC WE ALREADY HAVE COMING DOWN KEYLAND, IT IS NOT MADE FOR ANYMORE.

NEEDMORE CANNOT HANDLE ANYMORE. YOU CAN TALK ABOUT THE LITTLE DELL RAY, DEAD DEAD END, IT CANT HANDLE ANYMORE.

TO ACCESS THESE APARTMENTS, ARE THEY COMING DOWN KEYLAND? NO OTHER EXIT. YOU COME IN KEYLAND, YOU LEAVE KEYLAND. THAT'S HOW YOU ACCESS OUR WHOLE SUBDIVISION. IF THERE'S EVER A FIRE AT THE CORNER, THERE AT NEED DR MORE N, NOBODY IS GOING TO BE ABLE TO GET HOME. SO MANY DIFFERENT THINGS BY PUTTING THESE APARTMENTS THERE THAT IT IS GOING TO CREATE MANY, MANY ISSUES. YOU TALK ABOUT THE -- SHE TALKED ABOUT THE WATER RUN-OFF. MY PROPERTY IS ONE WHERE IT COMES RIGHT DOWN THROUGH MY BACKYARD.

I WILL HAVE WATER STANDING UP PROBABLY TO MY KNEECAPS AT LEAST, STANDING THERE, SOMETIMES IT WANTS TO DRAIN.

SOMETIMES IT DOESN'T WANT TO DRAIN.

THERE'S JUST NO ROOM FOR THAT. AND I DON'T KNOW ABOUT THE ACCESS ON HOW THEY ARE PLANNING ON GETTING IN AND OUT OF THESE APARTMENTS. IT IS 101ST IS A MAD HOUSE ALL THE TIME. YOU HAVE GOT YOUR MAIN LIGHT THERE AT TRENTON AND 101. WRECKS THERE ALL THE TIME.

YOUR INTERSECTION AT WHITFIELD AND 101ST, WRECKS EVERY DAY.

PEE RIDPEA RIDGE ROAD IS NOT EQT EQUIPPEDTO HANDLE THAT TRAFFIC.

139 APARTMENTS, ACCESS OFF A LITTLE SIZE PART OF PEA RIDGE ROAD, YOU WILL HAVE MORE WRECKS ALREADY THAN THERE IS ALREADY AT PEA RIDGE AND 101 BECAUSE THERE'S CONSTANTLY WRECKS THERE AS WELL. THERE IS NO ROOM FOR TRAFFIC.

I KNOW I'M MISSING THINGS, I WILL BE BACK FOR THE NEXT TIME.

I WILL DEFINITELY BE THINKING OF MORE STUFF.

THAT DEFINITELY -- THERE'S NO ROOM FOR THAT.

>> COUNCILPERSON RICHMOND, YOU ARE RECOGNIZED.

>> THANK YOU, MAYOR. MISS SULLIVAN, THANK YOU FOR THAT NARRATIVE. I'M CURIOUS, WERE YOU ABLE TO MAKE IT TO THE REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING.

>> NO, THIS IS THE -- I HEARD ABOUT IT AFTERWARDS.

I PASS DOWN THERE, COME DOWN PEA RIDGE ROAD EVERY DAY.

I'M HAVING A HARD TIME GETTING FROM TRENTON ROAD TO NEEDMORE ROAD TO GET HOME. PEA RIDGE TO NEEDMORE TO GET HOME. I JUST HAPPENED TO GO BY THERE ONE DAY. I'M CONCENTRATING ON THE TRAFFIC. I LOOK UP AND SEE THIS SIGN, I DON'T EVER PAY ATTENTION TO THAT.

I REALLY DON'T. I KNOW THAT WE ARE GROWING.

BUT THERE'S NO ROOM FOR THAT AND I JUST HAPPENED TO HEAR ABOUT IT. SO THAT'S WHY I AM HERE TODAY.

>> THANK YOU FOR COMING. YES, I'M JUST USING THIS AS AN EXAMPLE. THERE'S ALWAYS A SIGN THAT GOES UP WHEN THESE ZONING DECISIONS COME BEFORE US AND THERE'S AN OPPORTUNITY FOR THE HOMEOWNERS AND THE COMMUNITY TO GO AND SPEAK WITH THE DEVELOPER IN A CURATED STETION WITH THE CURATED SESSION WITH THE REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION.

THANK YOU FOR STEPPING UP AND BEING A CONCERNED NEIGHBOR.

>> IF I MAY SEE, WE HAVE THE KEYSTONE GROUP ON SOCIAL MEDIA.

I WILL BE REACHING OUT TO THEM. THERE WILL BE MORE OF US IF

THERE'S ANOTHER ONE. >> THANK YOU.

>> MAYOR: ANYMORE QUESTIONS FOR MISS SULLIVAN? THANK YOU, MAN. OUR RULES AND POLICY ALLOWS US TO HAVE REBUTTAL. IF YOU SPOKE IN FAVOR OF THIS ORDINANCE AND WOULD LIKE TO OFFER REBUTTAL, WE WILL ASK YOU TO APPROACH. WE HAVE ROOM FOR ONE, THREE MINUTES. MR. HEDRICK, YOU HAVE THREE

MINUTES. >> WENT TO THE BANK TODAY AND THE GUY TOLD ME, I MUST ALWAYS BE IN A GOOD MOOD BECAUSE I'M ALWAYS SMILING. THAT'S TRUE.

BUT NOT EVERYTHING ALWAYS GOES THE WAY YOU WANT IT TO GO.

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I CAN GET IN MY CAR WHEN I WAS 17 YEARS OLD, I COULD DRIVE FROM KIMBRO ROAD TO GATE 4 IN ABOUT 15 MINUTES.

THAT WAS IN 1992. IT IS 2022, THERE'S BEEN A LOT OF CHANGES TO TRAFFIC. THERE WAS NO TRAFFIC STUDY REQUIRED BY THE STREET DEPARTMENT WHEN THEY LOOKED AT THIS. I'M NOT SURE WHERE MISS MORGAN HAS COME UP WITH 139 UNITS. I'M NOT GOING TO DISPUTE THAT.

BUT WE ARE NOT TO THAT POINT IN TERMS OF HOW MANY UNITS WE PLAN TO DO. BECAUSE WE DON'T HAVE A ZONING YET. MR. MCKAY PROVIDED THE DOCUMENT WITH THE ARROWS THAT MISS MARQUIS REFERENCED.

AS SHE SAID, THE DRAINAGE GOES KIND OF THROUGH THIS PROPERTY TO SOME DEGREE. AND THERE IS A BOX CULVERT UNDER PEA RIDGE ROAD WHICH GOES TO REGIONAL DRAINAGE BASIN.

AS MISS MARQUIS SAID, R-4 ZONING WOULD BE A DOWN ZONING BECAUSE R-4 DOES REQUIRE, AS MISS REYNOLDS LIKES, A GREEN TYPE BUFFER WHEREAS IN THE CURRENT ZONE OF C-5, WE CAN ALMOST BUILT CONCRETE FROM SIDE TO SIDE.

REMEMBER, AGAIN, WE ARE LOOKING FOR A ZONING HERE.

WE ARE NOT TALKING ABOUT DEVELOPMENT.

IT WILL BE DEVELOPED. BUT WHEN YOU DO DEVELOPMENT, YOU HAVE TO TRUST THOSE PEOPLE THAT ARE PROFESSIONALLY TRAINED, PROFESSIONALLY AND HE HAD EDUCAD PEOPLE THAT WORK MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY AT THE STREET DEPARTMENT TO MAKE THE DECISIONS THAT NEED TO BE MADE WHEN IT COMES TO LOOKING AT THESE DEVELOPMENTS. THEY ARE NOT WORKING ON FRIDAY.

>> YOU ARE NOT THROWING SHADE AT OUR STREET DEPARTMENT.

>> NO, NO. I DON'T GET FRIDAY OFF EITHER.

>> YOU ARE ASKING FOR SOMETHING FROM THE CITY HERE.

>> I'M JOKING. >> I BELIEVE MR. COWAN, WHO WORKS FOR THE STREET DEPARTMENT, CAME TO THE REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION AND WAS POINTBLANK ASKED DO YOU THINK DEVELOPMENT WILL BENEFIT THIS SITE AND DRAINAGE IN THE AREA.

AND HE SAID MORE THAN LIKELY. THAT SOUNDS PRETTY GOOD COMING FROM A GUY WHO HAS A LOT OF EXPERIENCE DOWN THERE AND HAS DONE A LOT OF THIS. AGAIN, I EM EMPATHIZE WITH MISS MORGAN. I PROBABLY WOULDN'T WANT IT IN MY BACKYARD IF I LIVED THERE EITHER.

I'M ASKING YOU TO LOOK AT THE REASON THE TAX DOLLARS HAVE BEEN SPENT TO IMPROVE THE ROAD. JUST LOOK AT THE WAY CLARKSVILLE IS GROWING. THE PEOPLE MOVING TO CLARK CLARKSVILLE, THEY ARE CLARKSVILLEIANS WHEN THEY GET

HERE. >> THANK YOU, COUNCILPERSON STREETMAN, YOU HAVE A QUESTION FOR MR. HEDRICK?

>> THANK YOU, MAYOR. MY QUESTION -- I APOLOGIZE, IF YOU HAPPENED TO ANSWER THIS WHILE I WAS LOOKING UP SOMETHING ELSE ABOUT THIS, I APOLOGIZE. BUT I KNOW ONE SPEAKER REFERENCED IT, THE CONCERN ABOUT THE CONNECTION TO DEL RAY.

I THOUGHT I RECALLED IN THE REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING IT WAS DISCUSSED THAT THESE APARTMENTS ACTUALLY WOULD NOT CONNECT TO DEL RAY BECAUSE IT WASN'T -- --

>> THAT IS CORRECT. >> TO HAVE THE THASK DRIVING TRG THROUGH THE SINGLE FAMILY NEIGHBORHOOD.

THE PLAN AS DISCUSSED, WITH >> R-4. R-3.

>> ONLY THROUGH PEA RIDGE. THAT IS THE DEVELOPER'S INITIAL INTENT. AT THE INFORMAL MEETING FOR REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION AT THE STREET DEPARTMENT, THEY SAID THEY WOULD NOT REQUIRE IT. HOPEFULLY THAT WOULD REMAIN THE SAME. NORMALLY, THAT CONNECTION WOULD

BE REQUIRED FOR 911 PURPOSES. >> AND THAT I NORMALLY UNDERSTAND ON THAT. I GET THE NOT HAVING A LOT OF

TRAFFIC COMING FROM THE -- >> CORRECT.

I THINK IN THE NOTES, IT SAYS IT WOULDN'T BE REQUIRED BUT THEY WOULD HAVE TO PUT A TURN AROUND AT THE END OF DEL RAY, WHICH COULD BE BENEFICIAL. IFS HARD TO TURN AROUND AT THE

END OF DEL RAY. >> THANK YOU.

>> YES, MA'AM. >> COULD YOU PLEASE SMITH, YOU

ARE RECOGNIZED. >> THANK YOU, MAYOR.

MR. HEDRICK, THANK YOU FOR STANDING HERE TO TALK ABOUT THE EXPERIENCED CONTRACTORS AND ALL OF THAT.

BUT I HAVE HAD SOME COMPLAINTS ABOUT CONTRACTORS.

>> THOSE THAT WORK FOR THE CITY? >> I'M NOT GOING TO SAY.

I SAID CONTRACTORS THAT YOU MIGHT BE TALKING ABOUT.

I DON'T KNOW WHO THEY ARE. I'M JUST GOING TO SAY THIS.

I HAVE LEARNED THAT WHEN SOME CONTRACTORS BUILD HOUSES AND WHEN THE RESIDENTS WHO BOUGHT THE HOME HAVE PROBLEMS, THE CONTRACTOR DOESN'T COME BACK AND FIX THE PROBLEM.

I HAVE GOTTEN EMAILS ABOUT THAT. I MEAN, THIS WOMAN HAD A BEAUTIFUL HOME BUILT BY A CONTRACTOR.

NOT CALLING NO NAMES. I DON'T WANT TO INCRIMINATE.

THIS IS NO DISRESPECT TO YOU. I LOVE YOU DEARLY.

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I WANT YOU TO KNOW, WE CAN'T ALWAYS TRUST WHAT IS BEING SAID

STANDING BEFORE US. >> UNLESS I'M SAYING IT.

BECAUSE LIKE I SAID, I'M A MAN OF INTEGRITY.

>> LET ME FINISH. >> SURE, GO AHEAD.

>> WHAT I AM SAYING IS THIS, YOU HAVE STOOD UP HERE BEFORE ME AND TOLD ME SOMETHING THAT WASN'T TRUE ABOUT R-6.

NOW IT IS COMING TO THE FOREFRONT.

YOU PUSHED R-6 SO MUCH AND I KNOW IT WAS A LIE.

YOU TOLD ME. >> COUNCILPERSON SMITH, BE

CAREFUL, PLEASE. >> COUNCILPERSON: OKAY.

>> CAN YOU TELL ME WHAT THE LIE WAS?

>> LET GET BACK ON THE ORDINANCE, PLEASE.

ORDINANCE 132. >> YOUR EXPERIENCE, YOU WORK AS CONTRACTOR DON'T MEAN YOU ARE GOING TO TELL THE TRUTH.

>> I HAVE YOUR NUMBER, SO WE CAN TALK ABOUT THAT AT A DIFFERENT

TIME. >> WE WILL TALK.

>> I BET WE WILL. >> THANK YOU.

>> COUNCILPERSON ALLEN, YOU ARE RECOGNIZED.

>> SO HEARING WHAT A PREVIOUS COUNCILPERSON SAID, I'M LOOKING AT THE MAP NOW. I FOUND IT NOW.

RIGHT HERE AT DEL RAY, THAT'S NOT GOING TO BE AN OPENING.

>> NO, MA'AM. >> SO YOU ARE GOING TO CREATE ANOTHER OPENING COMING OUT OF PEA RIDGE.

>> CORRECT. >> OKAY.

SO THIS LAND RIGHT HERE THAT YOU ARE CUTTING A LINE RIGHT HERE, THIS LITTLE CUT RIGHT HERE IS GOING TO BE C-5 STILL?

>> THE CORNER. C-5 AT THE CORNER.

THAT PORTION WILL REMAIN C-5. SO IF YOU LOOKED AT THE TOTAL, LIKE 13.3-ACRE TRACT. AND I THINK WE ARE REQUESTING 11.6 OF IT TO BE R-4 WHICH ABOUT HALF THAT 11.6 CONTAINS THOSE TVA EASEMENTS THAT BUTT UP AGAINST DEL RAY.

>> SO WHAT I WANT -- WHAT I WANT TO SAY TO YOU IS WHERE THE PREVIOUS PERSON GOT 139 IS BECAUSE WE HAVE TO LOOK AT AND SEE HOW MUCH HISTORICALLY CAN GO IN THERE.

THE NUMBER IN OUR RECORD IS 139. SO SHE WAS CORRECT ABOUT THAT.

>> OKAY. THE DEVELOPER, MR. POWERS, HAS

NOT GIVEN ME THAT. >> THAT'S THE MAXIMUM.

>> I UNDERSTAND. >> THANK YOU.

>> MAYOR: COUNCILPERSON RICHMOND, YOU ARE RECOGNIZED.

>> MR. HEDRICK, I WANT TO CLARIFY.

YOU SAID YOU ARE LOOKING TO REZONE THIS TO DEVELOP IT OR GET

IT SOLD? >> WE HAVE AN INTENDED -- WE

HAVE A BUYER WITH AN END USE. >> BUILDING ON THIS -- IF IT PASSES, TO BUILD ON NEWLY ZONED, SOME APARTMENTS.

>> YES, SIR. >> AND THOSE APARTMENTS WERE, I THINK, PREVIOUS SPEAK SAID 139 AND YOUR ESTIMATE IS AT --

>> I DON'T HAVE AN ESTIMATE BECAUSE I HAVE NOT BEEN GIVEN ONE BY THAT END USER. BUT EVIDENTLY, NOW THAT I AM LEARNING, PROBABLY CAME FROM THE PLANNING COMMISSION BASED ON THE

FORMULA. >> AND IF THIS ZONING DOESN'T PASS, COULD YOU SHARE WITH COUNCIL, WHAT'S THE INTENT? WHAT HAPPENS IF IT DOESN'T PASS THE ZONING?

>> I'M CALLING BUCKIE'S. >> I DON'T FOLLOW THAT.

>> YOU DON'T KNOW BUCKIE'S? LIKE THE LARGEST TRUCK STOP IN

THE NATION. >> SO IT REMAINS C-5, YOU CAN

BUILD COMMERCIAL ON IT. >> YES, SIR.

>> OKAY. ANY EXPERTISE ABOUT THE DRAINAGE. IT REALLY SOUNDED LIKE THAT WAS THE MAIN ISSUE OUTSIDE OF IT BEING APARTMENTS.

I DON'T KNOW IF THIS IS RIGHT. I JUST -- I DON'T LIKE DEMONIZING PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN APARTMENTS.

I JUST DON'T LIKE THAT. SO ANYONE WHO COMES UP HERE, IT

TURNED ME OFF. >> THEY ARE PEOPLE, TOO.

>> THEY ARE TAXPAYERS AND THEY WORK IN THIS COMMUNITY AND THEY ARE FAMILIES SAVING TO BUY HOMES.

THE RHETORIC IS A LITTLE BIT OFFENSIVE IN MY OPINION.

THAT'S JUST MY OPINION. SO COULD YOU ADDRESS THE DRAINAGE ISSUES WHICH SEEM TO BE A POA TO G POA TOPOGRAPHY, DRAR

WHAT GOES THERE. >> I'M NOT AN ENGINEER.

I DID HAVE MR. MCKAY PROVIDE THAT FOR YOU WITH THE ARROWS SO YOU CAN SEE HOW THE DRAINAGE COMES THROUGH THAT AREA.

THERE IS A BOX CULVERT UNDER PEA RIDGE ROAD.

I DO KNOW WELL ENOUGH TO KNOW THAT WHEN YOU BUILD ON A PROPERTY, ESPECIALLY A LARGE PROPERTY LIKE THIS, YOU HAVE TO RETAIN THE WATER THAT YOU CREATE.

SO THERE WILL HAVE TO BE SOME SORT OF RETENTION FOR THE WATER THAT IS CREATED BY THE DEVELOPMENT.

I BELIEVE THAT'S WHY MR. COWAN SAID AT THE REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING, IF THIS WERE TO BE DEVELOPED, REGARDLESS OF HOW IT IS DEVELOPED, WHETHER THAT BE COMMERCIALLY OR RESIDENTIALLY, THAT THAT COULD ACTUALLY JUST IMPROVE DRAINAGE ISSUES IN THE AREA BECAUSE IT WILL -- YOU WILL HAVE TO CREATE A BASIN. VOLUME.

AGAIN, I'M NOT AN ENGINEER, I COULDN'T TELL YOU EXACTLY HOW

THAT WORKS. >> THANK YOU, MR. HEDRICK.

>> MAYOR: THANK YOU, MR. HEDRICK.

>> YES, SIR, THANK YOU. >> WE WILL NOW ALLOW IF YOU

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SPOKE AGAINST THIS ORDINANCE, WE HAVE ROOM FOR ONE PERSON TO SPEAK AS SURREBUTTAL. YOU HAVE THREE MINUTES,

MISS MORGAN. >> YOU KNEW IT WAS GOING TO BE ME. MR. HEDRICK KEEPS TRYING TO CONVINCE YOU ALL OF SOMETHING THAT I KNOW SEVERAL OF YOU HAVE TO HAVE DOUBT ABOUT. AND I DID NOT MEAN ANY INTENTION TO INSULT ANYONE WHO LIVES IN AN APARTMENT.

I AM SIMPLY DEFENDING MY HOME AND PEOPLE AROUND ME WHO LIVE IN THEIR HOMES. THIS IS NOT THE RIGHT THING FOR THIS PROPERTY. MR. HEDRICK KEEPS SAYING WE DON'T REALLY KNOW WHAT WE ARE GOING TO DO, WE JUST WANT IT REZONED. THAT'S A DANGEROUS THING TO SAY.

THAT'S A VERY DANGEROUS THING TO SAY.

HE KEEPS SAYING, WELL, I'M SURE THAT WE WILL FIX IT.

WE DON'T HAVE TO DO THAT. THEY DIDN'T REQUIRE US TO HAVE A SECOND ROAD IN. THAT DOESN'T MEAN THAT THEY WON'T. IF YOU ALL APPROVE THIS, AND THEY DECIDE THEY WANT TO PUT A SECOND ROAD IN AT DEL RAY, GUESS WHAT THEY ARE GOING DO? THEY ARE GOING TO PUT A SECOND ROAD IN AT DEL RAY. IF THEY THINK THAT THERE'S GOING TO BE AN ISSUE WITH THE CORNER WHERE THE DRAINAGE IS, THEY ARE GOING TO TELL YOU THEY ARE GOING TO FIX THAT ISSUE.

GUESS WHAT HAPPENS IF THEY DON'T? WHEN THEY DON'T? THE CITY GETS TO FOOT THE BILL.

THEY GET TO PAY FOR ALL THE DIGGING AND ALL THE SAND BAGGING AND ALL THE WORK IT TAKES TO KEEP THOSE AREASING FROM A MAJOR FLOOD ZONE. 139 POSSIBLE APARTMENTS.

DOES ANYBODY THINK THEY ARE NOT GOING TO BUILT EVERY BIT OF 139 APARTMENTS ON THAT PROPERTY? OF COURSE THEY ARE.

THEY ARE LEAVING PART OF IT COMMERCIAL.

YOU ARE DRIVING THROUGH A COMMERCIAL ZONE TO GET TO A RESIDENTIAL ZONE AND THAT'S THE ONLY WAY IN AND OUT ON A TINY LITTLE STRETCH OF ROAD. LET'S JUST SAY ONLY HALF THE PEOPLE LEAVE AT PEAK TIME. ONLY OF 139 PEOPLE, MOST OF THOSE ARE GOING TO BE ONE OR TWO PEOPLE.

SO LET'S SAY 100 PEOPLE LEAVE AT PEAK TIME, ALL COMING OUT RIGHT THERE ON THE CORNER OF THE 101ST AND PEA RIDGE ROAD.

HOW ARE THEY EVEN GOING TO GET OUT.

WHEN THEY DO, THEY WILL ONLY HAVE A LITTLE BIT OF DISTANCE BEFORE THEY ARE AT THE INTERSECTION OF 101ST AND PEA RIDGE. SO THEY ARE GOING TO JUST BE SITTING IN A LONG LINE WAITING TO PULL OUT THREE OR FOUR CARS BACK FROM THAT CORNER. IT WILL BE A NIGHTMARE.

NOT JUST BECAUSE I DON'T WANT IT BUT BECAUSE IT IS NOT THE RIGHT THING FOR THAT PROPERTY. IT IS THE MOST LUCRATIVE FOR THE MAN THAT WANTS TO DEVELOP IT AND PEOPLE THAT OWN IT.

BUT IT IS NOT THE RIGHT THING FOR THE PEOPLE THAT LIVE THERE.

IT LEVER NEVER WILL BE THE RIGT THING.

REMEMBER, YOU ARE OUR COUNCIL PEOPLE.

YOU ARE HERE FOR THE PEOPLE WHO LIVE HERE, WHO PAY THEIR TAXES.

WE ARE THE PEOPLE WHO ALREADY LIVE HERE.

PLEASE REMEMBER US WHEN YOU MAKE YOUR DECISION.

I'M NOT HERE MAKING THIS UP. YA'LL KNOW, YOU ASKED TOO MANY QUESTIONS TO NOT HAVE CONCERNS OF YOUR OWN.

PLEASE LISTEN TO WHAT YOU ARE THINKING.

AND YOU ARE THINKING, THIS IS NOT THE RIGHT THING.

PLEASE DON'T LET THEM CONVINCE YOU THAT THEY WILL FIX

EVERYTHING. >> THANK YOU, ANY QUESTIONS FOR MISS MORGAN? COUNCILPERSON REYNOLDS, YOU ARE

RECOGNIZED. >> THIS ISN'T EXACTLY A QUESTION BUT I JUST WOULD LIKE THE COUNCIL TO KNOW THAT WE HAVE TWO MORE ZONINGS IN THIS AREA AND AS THEY TALK ABOUT THE WATER FLOW, I HAVE GONE OUT THERE AND THE WATER FLOWS THROUGH ALL THREE OF THESE DOWN INTO THIS. SO YOU'RE GOING TO HEAR MORE ABOUT THE WATER AND THE DRAINAGE IN THE NEXT TWO AS WELL.

>> THANK YOU. >> ANY OTHER QUESTIONS, THANK YOU, MISS MORGAN. ITEM 12.

ORDINANCE 133-2021-22 FIRST READING, AMENDING THE ZONING ORDINANCE AND MAP OF THE CITY OF CLARKSVILLE, APPLICATION OF NANCY BAGWELL, ANYONE WHICH ARE TO SPEAK FOR 133. 133 ANYONE IN THE AUDIENCE WISH TO SPEAK AGAINST ITEM 133. ITEM 13.

ORDINANCE 134-2021-22 FIRST READING, AMENDING THE ZONING ORDINANCE AND MAP OF THE CITY OF CLARKSVILLE, APPLICATION OF BJ PROPERTIES. ANYONE IN THE AUDIENCE WISH TO SPEAK IN FAVOR OF 134. IF YOU WOULD, GIVE US YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS, YOU HAVE FIVE MINUTES.

>> GOOD EVENING, REID BALDWIN. I'M THE PROPERTY OWNER OF THIS PARTICULAR PIECE OF PROPERTY. WE ARE REQUESTING A DOWN ZONE FROM C-5 TO R-4. THE PROPERTY DOESN'T REALLY FIT THE C-5 ARTERIAL DISTRICT WITH FRONTING ON DENNY ROAD.

WE HAVE HAD ISSUES WITH HOMELESS PEOPLE LIVING THERE, PEOPLE ILLEGALLY DUMPING ON THE PROPERTY.

WE CAN'T GET UP THERE AND MOW IT, IT IS SO ROUGH.

WE WOULD LIKE TO CLEAN THE PROPERTY UP FOR R-4 HOUSING.

I'M TAKING QUESTIONS IF YOU HAVE ANYTHING.

>> THANK YOU, MR. BALDWIN, ANY QUESTIONS, COUNCILPERSON

HOLLEMAN, YOU ARE RECOGNIZED. >> HOW MANY UNITS DO YOU THINK

YOU WILL PUT ON THE PROFITER. >> SHOOTING FOR AROUND 70.

WE ARE NOT DONE WITH THE FINAL. UNTIL WE GET IT REZONED, WE ARE

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NOT DONE WITH THE FINAL SITE PLAN.

>> HAVE YOU TURNED LEFT ON MADISON STREET ON DENNY ROAD?

>> MANY TIMES. IT IS NOT FUN.

AS MAYOR PITTTS SAID, I WATCHED THE MEETING LAST NIGHT, THERE IS A TRAFFIC PLAN OF SOME SORTS. THERE WAS A TRAFFIC PLAN.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON WITH IT.

I DON'T THINK YOU DO EITHER. FROM YOUR COMMENTS YOU SAID LAST WEEK, IT SEEMED LIKE IT WAS UP IN THE AIR AND WHAT WAS GOING ON. IS IT A STATE ROAD OR IS IT --

>> MAYOR: IT IS A TDOT PROJECT. AND THERE HAS BEEN A LITTLE DELAY AND I WILL LEAVE IT AT THAT.

>> DO WE HAVE ANY INFORMATION ON --

>> NOT RIGHT AT THE MOMENT. WE ARE TALKING ABOUT YOUR

REZONING REQUEST. >> WHETHER THIS MAKES ANY DIFFERENCE TO YOU, MR. HOLLEMAN, OUR PLAN TO BUILD THERE IS THREE YEARS OUT. SO HOPEFULLY BY THE TIME FRAME THAT WE ARE READY TO GO, THAT STREET PROJECT IN PARTICULAR IS

COMPLETE. >> COUNCILPERSON: I HAD SOME CONCERNS WITH THE NARROW ROAD AND TURN LEFT ON MADISON STREET.

SO THEN YOU HAVE TO GO TO THE BYPASS.

>> THAT'S RIGHT. >> COUNCILPERSON: PROBABLY NOT

AS BAD. >> WE SPOKE WITH THE LADY THAT OWNS THE PROPERTY NEXT DOOR, SHE WAS ALL FOR THE PROJECT.

SHE JUST WANTED DENNY ROAD WIDENED, I TOLD HER, I WILL TELL YOU THE SAME. IF THAT'S WHAT WE NEED TO DO.

WE ARE OPEN TO THAT. >> THANK YOU.

>> MAYOR: COUNCILPERSON REYNOLDS, YOU ARE RECOGNIZED.

>> YEAH, MAYOR, I'M SORRY, MORE FOR YOU.

THE CONVERSATION WAS AT ONE POINT WAS GOING TO BE AN ACCESS ROAD HYPE BEHIND SOME OF THOSE BUILDINGS TO RELIEVE TRAFFIC,

RIGHT? >> THAT'S CORRECT.

>> BEST CASE SCENARIO -- >> THERE WOULD BE ANOTHER TRAFFIC SIGNAL. THIS IS TDOT, A STATE PROJECT, ANOTHER TRAFFIC SIGNAL INSTALLED THERE.

OKAY. ANY OTHER QUESTIONS FOR MR. BALDWIN? THANK YOU, SIR.

ANYONE IN THE AUDIENCE WISH TO SPEAK IN FAVOR OF ORDINANCE 134? ANYONE IN THE AUDIENCE WISH TO SPEAK AGAINST ORDINANCE 134? ITEM 14, ORDINANCE 135-2021-22 AMENDING THE ZONING ORDINANCE AND MAP OF THE CITY OF CLARKSVILLE, APPLICATION OF MARY RITTER, ANYONE IN THE AUDIENCE WISH TO SPEAK FAVOR OF ORDINANCE 135? MR. MCGAHA, YOUR NAME AND

ADDRESS, YOU HAVE FIVE MINUTES. >> BRUCE MCGAHA, I AM GETTING EDUCATION ON THIS NIGHT. FIRST TIME EVER BEING UP HERE.

BUT I'M HERE TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS ANY YOU MIGHT HAVE.

>> ANY QUESTIONS FOR MR. MCGAHA, SEEING NONE, THANK

YOU VERY MUCH. >> I HAVE SOME.

>> ALL RIGHT. >> ALL I KEEP HEARING IS WATER AND DESTRUCTION. LET'S GET DOWN TO THE BOTTOM LINE. NOBODY WANTS NEIGHBORS.

THIS DEVELOPMENT IS GOING TO HAVE A RETAINING POND, PROBABLY GOING TO HELP THE ISSUE. I LIVE IN THE PARK, WE ALL DID PROBABLY. WE HAVE TO HAVE SOMEWHERE TO PUT THESE PEOPLE. I'M NOT BUILDING APARTMENTS.

I'M BUILDING TOWNHOMES, GOING TO MAKE IT NICE, THANK YOU.

>> ANYONE IN THE AUDIENCE WISH TO SPEAK IN FAVOR OF ORDINANCE 135? MR. STOKES, YOUR NAME AND

ADDRESS. >> MY NAME IS TAYLOR STOKES.

I'M SPOKESPERSON FOR MISS RITER.

WAY WANTED TO SAY ABOUT THIS PROPERTY AT 501 NEEDMORE ROAD, IT IS INEVITABLE THE CHANGE IS GOING TO HAPPEN.

WHETHER IT HAPPENS ON YOUR WATCH OR LATER, THERE'S NO DOUBT THAT CLARKSVILLE IS CHANGING. THE HOMES THAT MR. MCGAHA IS TALKING ABOUT, MULTIFAMILY TOWNHOMES.

THEY ARE GOING TO BE PROPERTY OWNERS.

THEY ARE GOING TO BE TAXPAYERS, PROPERTY TAX WITH THE CITY.

AND FOR THE COUNTY. SO WE HAVE PUT IN SOME IDEA OF IMPROVEMENT INSIDE OF THE CHANGE THAT WE ARE REQUESTING.

THERE ARE R-4S ALREADY IN THAT GENERAL AREA.

ON EITHER THE EAST AND THE WEST END.

APARTMENT BUILDINGS. IN FACT, 3 R-1S R R-1S RAZEED R DEMOLISHED TO BUILD R-4. THE CONCERN THAT THE NEIGHBORHOOD IS CHANGING FOR -- IS OBVIOUS THAT THERE IS CHANGE

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OCCURRING THERE. AND WE WANT IT TO BE PART OF THAT CHANGE. THE UNITS WE WILL BUILD WILL BE NICE. THEY ARE GOING TO BE -- THERE IS A LANDSCAPE DEVELOPMENT PLAN TO CREATE AS MUCH PRIVACY FOR THE CURRENT R-1 OCCUPANTS THAT ARE THERE.

AND LET'S JUST FACE IT, CLARKSVILLE, INSTEAD OF POINTING TO WHAT WE NEED HOUSING, THIS DEVELOPMENT WILL AFFORD MORE HOUSING FOR PEOPLE TO CHOOSE FROM.

IS THAT MIGTHAT MIGHT NOT BE REA SINGLE FAMILY HOME.

IT ALLOWS FOR MORE DIVERSITY INSIDE OF THE HOUSING UNITS.

THERE'S ONE OTHER PART, I WANTED TO LOOK AT THE HUMANISTIC PART.

SPEAKING FOR MRS. RITTER. SHE IS 79 YEARS OLD.

SHE IS A WIDOW, LIVED AT THIS PROPERTY FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS.

HER PROPERTY, IN TRYING TO SELL IT FOR HER, IS SOMEWHAT OF A 401K PLAN. SHE WANTS TO HAVE A BETTER QUALITY OF LIFE TOWARD THE END PART OF HER LIFE.

WHEN YOU GET TO BE 79, TRUST ME, I'M 72 YEARS OLD, I HAVE MORE YEARS BEHIND ME THAN I HAVE GOT IN FRONT OF ME.

OKAY. SO I CAN UNDERSTAND WHAT MISS RITTER IS COMING FROM. I THINK SHE DESERVES TO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BENEFIT FROM HER PROPERTY OWNERSHIP FOR ALL OF THESE MANY YEARS. I KNOW WE TALK AGAIN ABOUT THE CHANGE. YES, CHANGE IS DIFFICULT BUT THERE'S ONE THING ABOUT CHANGE, CHANGE IS CONSTANT.

THE ONLY THING THAT IS CONSTANT. WHETHER IT OCCURS NOW OR WHETHER IT OCCURS LATER. AT SOME POINT I HAVE HEARD THIS, I HAD NO IDEA THAT NEEDMORE ROAD WAS SUCH A HOT TOPIC, HAVE I BEEN EDUCATED IN THE LAST HOUR AND A HALF.

NEEDMORE ROAD, IF I'M THINKING CORRECTLY, YOU GUYS HAVE GOT TO BE PLANNING ON WIDENING THAT THING.

IT IS INEVITABLE WITH THE AMOUNT OF ROAD THAT IS ALREADY OUT THERE, THE AMOUNT OF GROWTH THAT IS INTENDED TO BE THERE.

SO WHAT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT IS GOING TO FIT INTO THE CONSTRUCT OF THAT. MR. MCGAHA IS TALKING ABOUT BUILDING 30 TO 40 UNITS, TOWNHOUSE UNITS.

THEY WILL BE VERY NICE UNITS, VERY CONSIDERATE.

RAISE NOT ONLY A TAX BASE, AS I MENTIONED EARLIER, RAISE THE PROPERTY VALUE OF THE INDIVIDUALS THAT ARE ALREADY THERE. SO AT SOME POINT WE HAVE TO THINK ABOUT THAT. WE HAVE TO CONSIDER THAT.

AND CHANGE FOR US IS NOT JUST CHANGE FOR TRYING TO CAPITALIZE MATERIALISTICALLY, BUT CHANGE FOR THE BETTER.

IT WILL ENHANCE THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

THERE ARE A NUMBER OF AREAS, EXCEL ROAD COMPARABLE TO WHAT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT BUILDING WHERE THERE ALREADY R-1S, AND THERE ARE NICE UNITS, NICE TOWNHOUSE UNITS ALREADY THERE.

ABUTTING AGAINST R-1 UNITS.

IT CAN BE DONE. IT CAN BE DONE.

I THINK THIS IS AN AREA THAT CAN BE IMPROVED AND WHAT WE ARE TALK BEING IS TRYING TO MANY PROVE IMPROVE THEAREA AND TRYING TO AN INDIVIDUAL, A WOMAN TO HAVE A BETTER LIFE IN HER LATTER YEARS.

ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS? >> THANK YOU, MR. STOKES.

ANY QUESTION FOR MR. STOKES. SEEING NONE, THANK YOU, SIR.

>> OKAY. >> ANYONE IN THE AUDIENCE WISH TO SPEAK -- COUNCILPERSON RICHMOND, MR. STOKES, IF YOU

DON'T MIND. >> I WAS JUST GOING BACK TO MY NOTES. THANK YOU, MR. STOKES.

THANK YOU FOR THAT NARRATIVE. I JUST HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT THE DRAINAGE, THAT'S ONE OF THE MAIN REASONS THAT THIS LOOKS LIKE RPC DISAPPROVED IT. IS THERE ANYTHING YOU CAN SPEAK TO THAT? WE HAVE SOME PRETTY GRAPHIC PICTURES THAT SHOW THIS. HOW WOULD THAT IMPACT MISS RITTER, DOES THAT IMPACT HER EITHER WAY?

>> WELL, MCKAY DID AN ENGINEERING SURVEY.

AS MR. MCGAHA, THE STUDY SHOWS T WE HAVE WILL IMPROVE THE DRAINAGE IN THAT AREA. WE HAVE DONE THE ENVIRONMENTAL PLAN AND SITE PLAN WILL IMPROVE THE DRAINAGE.

IN FACT, THE WATER IS GOING TO RUN AWAY, RUN IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION. SOME OF THE PICTURES -- I DON'T KNOW WHEN THOSE PICTURES WERE TAKEN.

BUT AT ANY RATE, WE HAVE ADDRESSED THE DRAINAGE ISSUE.

I'M CERTAIN THAT IS GOING TO BE TAKEN CARE OF WITHOUT A PROBLEM.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH. >> COUNCILPERSON MARQUIS, YOU

ARE RECOGNIZED. >> I JUST WANTED TO COMMENT TO MY FELLOW COLLEAGUE HERE THAT I COULD PROBABLY JUST SPEAK ON THIS A BIT WHEN WE ARE BACK IN SESSION.

IT IS THIS ONE. >> ANY OTHER QUESTIONS FOR MR. STOKES? OKAY.

THANK YOU, SIR. WE ARE DONE NOW.

ANYONE IN THE AUDIENCE WISH TO SPEAK AGAINST ORDINANCE 135?

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WE HAVE SPACE FOR TWO PEOPLE. IF YOU WILL, PUT THE PROP OVER HERE BY YOUR CHAIR THERE. IF YOU WILL GIVE US YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS, YOU HAVE FIVE MINUTES.

>> DONNA DALLAS. 620 FOURTH COURT.

I HAVE TWO PEOPLE SPEAKING TONIGHT.

ME AND DAN. I HAVE PICTURES OF FLOODING AND THE DRAINAGE PROBLEM TO BE PASSED OUT.

>> IF YOU WILL HAND TO LIEUTENANT GILL, HE WILL

DISTRIBUTE THAT TO THE COUNCIL. >> I OPPOSE THIS PROPERTY ON NEEDMORE AND THRUSH DRIVE. NOT MANY PEOPLE KNOW THIS, WHEN MY PARENTS BOUGHT THE HOUSE ON 2715LARK DRIVE, THE S SUBDIVISIN WAS NAMED VALLEY VIEW SUBDIVISION.

SOME 60 YEARS PLUS. WE HAD A FLOODING AND DRAINING PROBLEM SINCE DAY ONE. MY BROTHER AND I INHERITED THE PROPERTY AFTER THE DEATH OF MY PARENTS.

WE HAD -- WE WENT TO THE PLANNING COMMISSION AND MEETING ON MAY 24TH. THE COMMITTEE VOTED THIS ZONING REQUEST DOWN AND I HOPE THE CITY COUNCIL WILL, TOO.

WE HAD A SITE DESIGNER SAY AT THE COMMISSIONER MEETING, THEY COULD PUT A RETENTION BASIN IN AND IT MAY HELP.

PEOPLE, THIS IS NO MORE THAN A WET POND.

THEN WE WILL HAVE MOSQUITOES. WHAT COULD BE WORSE? THE SITE DESIGNER WAS CALLED OUT WHEN HE SAID MAY HELP.

AND IT SHOULD BE IN THE MINUTES OF COMMISSIONER'S MEETING.

THESE PEOPLE HAVE NOD BEEN OUT TO SEE THE AREA WHEN FLOODING AND BUBBLING OVER. WE ARE TALKING ABOUT 100-YEAR-OLD LAND. I KNOW CLARKSVILLE IS GROWING.

IT IS GETTING FEW, BUT THERE WAS A REASON FOR THIS LAND TO BE LEFT ALONE FOR THE DRAINAGE AND FLOODING OF THIS PROPERTY.

THIS WILL NOT HELP ANYBODY IN THE LONG RUN AND I HOPE YOU WILL VOTE THIS DOWN FOR EVERYONE'S SAKE.

THANK YOU. >> THANK YOU, MISS DALLAS, ANY QUESTIONS FOR MISS DALLAS? COUNCILPERSON REYNOLDS, YOU ARE

RECOGNIZED. >> MISS DALLAS, THESE PICTURES THAT YOU HANDED OUT, WHEN WERE THESE TAKEN?

>> THE LAST PICTURES, THE ONE OF THE HOUSE AND THE FLOODING WAS TAKEN LAST WEEK WHEN THE HARD RAIN.

>> AND THAT HOUSE THAT YOU ARE SHOWING THERE, WHERE IS THAT HOUSE IN -- THAT'S ALONG THE EDGE OF THE PROPERTY THAT THEY

ARE WORKING TO REZONE. >> CORRECT.

>> THAT'S WHERE THE WATER FLOWS. THEN THAT WATER FLOWS UNDER THE ROAD INTO THE NEXT PROPERTY THAT WE TALKED ABOUT EARLIER, CORRECT

IN. >> YES, MOST DEFINITELY.

>> THANK YOU. >> ALL THE WAY DOWN NEEDMORE ROAD. FLOOD, FLOOD, FLOOD.

DRAINAGE PROBLEMS. IT'S A MESS.

LIKE I SAID, I HAVE LIVED THERE FOR 60 YEARS.

I KNOW. WE HAVE BEEN THERE.

>> THANK YOU, MISS DALLAS. >> IF YOU WOULD GIVE US YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS, YOU HAVE FIVE MINUTES.

>> MY NAME IS -- I LIVE AT 500 NEEDMORE ROAD.

I HAVE LIVED THERE AT THE SAME ADDRESS SINCE JANUARY 1966.

AND I'M AGAINST THIS ZONE CHANGE THAT WILL AFFECT MY PROPERTY BECAUSE IT IS DIRECTLY ACROSS THE ROAD FROM MY PICTURE WINDOW.

AND ALL THE PROPERTIES THAT SURROUND MISS RITTER'S FAMILY ARE SINGLE FAMILY HOMES. I HAD A LADY CALL ME FROM THRUSH DRIVE TODAY TO SEE IF I WAS COMING TO THE MEETING.

TOWN HOME COMMUNITY DOESN'T FIT WITH THE OTHER HOMES AROUND HER PROPERTY. THE TOWN HOME COMMUNITY WOULD BE BUILT IN THE MIDDLE OF AN EXISTING SUBDIVISION.

BECAUSE I HAVE BEEN THERE SINCE JANUARY 1966.

THANK YOU FOR HEARING MY CONCERNS.

>> THANK YOU, MISS RAINEE, ANY QUESTIONS? THANK YOU, MA'AM. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

>> THANK YOU. >> WE ALLOW ONE PERSON TO OFFER

REBUTTAL. >> THIS HAS BEEN A PROBLEM SINCE DAY ONE FROM WHAT I'M HEARING, 1966.

HAVE THEY BEEN UP HERE? THERE'S A MAN UP HERE BY A SWIMMING POOL. I THINK MY HOUSE WAS GETTING FLOODED, I WOULD BE HERE. THIS WILL HELP THIS ISSUE.

ALL THESE YEARS, THESE HOUSES GETTING FLOODED.

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AND HERE WE GO. ANY QUESTIONS?

>> MAYOR: THANK YOU, MR. MCGAHA, WE HAVE A QUESTION. COUNCILPERSON RICHMOND, YOU ARE

RECOGNIZED. >> THANK YOU, MAYOR.

MR. MCGAHA, THIS IS A TOUGHY. MY CONCERN GOES TO THE FUTURE HOMEOWNERS AND -- BECAUSE I HAVE GOTTEN COMPLAINTS ABOUT THIS ISSUE AND YOU ARE RIGHT, THERE'S FLOODING, TOPOGRAPHY CHANGES.

IT'S MOTHER NATURE THING RAN STREET DEPARTMENT COMES AND DO WHAT YOU CAN AND DEVELOPERS LIKE YOURSELF HELP ALONG THE WAY.

I KNOW YOU DON'T HAVE A CRYSTAL BALL BUT COULD YOU WALK THE COUNCIL THROUGH AND THE NEIGHBORS, IF THE DEVELOPMENT GOAT APPROVED, HOW DOES IT HELP THE NEIGHBORS BECAUSE THE DRAINAGE I'M CONCERNED ABOUT. I ALSO AM CONCERNED ABOUT PEOPLE NOT WANTING -- PEOPLE WANTING TO KEEP A NEIGHBORHOOD A CERTAIN WAY. I DO AGREE ABOUT CHANGE, IT IS INEVITABLE. I LIVED IN A BIG CITY, NEW JERSEY, FOR 15 YEARS. I THINK THE TOWNHOMES ARE AN AMAZING IDEA. BUT I DON'T LIKE THE FACT THAT IF A NEW HOMEOWNER THEN COMES TO PURCHASE THIS TOWN HOME, THEY ARE GOING TO BE RIGHT BACK UP HERE SAYING, HEY, MY COUNCIL PERSON, WHOEVER THAT PERSON IS, WE HAVE A FLOOD THING AND HERE'S THE PICTURES AND WHAT CAN YOU DO? IT CREATES -- COULD YOU WALK US THROUGH FROM AN ENGINEERING PERSPECTIVE.

>> FIRST OF ALL, THANK YOU. MR. RICHMOND, I'M A PLUMBER, I'M NOT AN ENGINEER. I DID HIRE A GOOD ONE.

AND WHICH I HAVE FOR 32 YEARS BEEN IN NEIGHBORHOODS, PLUMBING HOUSES. AND ALL ANY TIME THEY DO ANYTHING, IT -- MCKAY GREWED UP WHERE THIS PROBLEM SHOULD GO, IT SHOULD HELP THE NEIGHBORS. ALL THE WATER THERE WILL BE GOING TOWARD NEEDMORE AND IT WILL BE A RETENTION POND.

EVERYBODY KNOWS WHAT A RE-- >> I WAS GOING TO SAY, NO, SIR.

>> ALL THIS WATER IS GOING THERE NOW.

NOW WE ARE GOING TO CAPTURE IT. WHEN THE BIG HEAVY RAIN, MY GRASS IS DRY. BUT THIS IS GOING TO CATCH IT.

SO IT JUST DON'T FLOOD AND THEN IT WILL GRADUALLY GO DOWN.

IF THEY ARE GETTING THAT MUCH, WHICH ACCORDING TO MISS RITTER, WHO HAS LIVED THERE HER WHOLE LIFE, CAME TO THE PLANNING COMMISSION AND SAID, ONLY HAPPENED A TIME OR TWO SINCE SHE LIVED THERE. WHAT SHE TOLD THEM.

SO THIS OUGHT TO HELP. WE ARE GOING TO CATCH THE PROBLEM GOING IN THAT DIRECTION AND GRADUALLY GO DOWN.

>> YOU ARE GOING TO DIRECT A MAN-MADE SYSTEM FUNNEL TO KIND

OF -- >> BE A RETENTION POND.

ALL THIS WATER GO THERE. THE PIPE CAN'T EVIDENTLY CAN'T TAKE IT ALL AT ONCE. SO WE ARE GOING TO SLOW IT DOWN.

AND THEN IT WILL GRADUALLY TAKE IT.

EVIDENTLY, THEE THESE PEOPLE HA PROBLEM I WAS UNAWARE OF.

THEY WOULD BE HERE BEFORE NOW IF THIS WAS A PROBLEM.

>> NEW POTENTIAL TOWN HOME INVESTOR, HOW WOULD THAT -- COULD YOU WALK US THROUGH THAT? WOULD THEY BE COMPLAINING TO THE DEVELOPER, HEY, YOU SOLD ME A HOME, BUYER BEWARE.

>> WE WILL BE TOWNHOMES IN SEPARATE PARCELS.

I'M TWO OR THREE YEARS FROM DOING IT.

AND BUT I'M GOING TO MAKE IT NICE.

I DRIVE EXCEL ROAD EVERY DAY. SEE THEM NICE ONES OVER THERE.

THAT LOOKS GOOD. >> THOSE TOWN HOMEOWNERS SHOULD NOT HAVE A PROBLEM ACCORDING TO THE PROJECTIONS.

>> KNOWS. >> THANK YOU.

>> ANY MORE QUESTIONS? >> COUNCILPERSON REYNOLDS.

>> I WANT TO MENTION IF YOU DRIVE AROUND A FEW NEIGHBORHOODS, WHEN THEY TALK ABOUT THE RETENTION PONDS, THEY ARE LIKE A BIG MOAT IN YOUR BACKYARD.

I HAVE CIRCLE OF HOMES IN MY NEIGHBORHOODS THAT THEY ALL KIND OF SLOPE DOWN VERY STEEPLY INTO THIS RETENTION POND THAT HOLDS WATER FOR A COUPLE DAYS. IT IS NOT VERY PRETTY SIGHT.

IT IS NECESSARY FOR THE WATER. BUT THEY HAVEN'T COMPLAINED ABOUT IT BEFORE BECAUSE IT ALL DRAINS INTO THIS BIG PIECE OF PROPERTY AND IT JUST KEPT GOING. NOW WE ARE BLOCKING IT UP.

THAT'S PART OF THE CONVERSATION. >> NOW, MISS REYNOLDS, WE DO THAT, ME AND JOE GREW UP THIS BEL AIR, THE PARK WOULD FLOOD.

WE WOULD ALL GO DOWN THERE AND SWIM.

THE PARKS WOULD FLOOD. SO NOW WE ARE TRYING TO STOP THAT FROM HAPPENING WITH THESE RETENTION PONDS.

>> COUNCILPERSON ZACHARIAS, YOU ARE RECOGNIZED.

>> THANK YOU, MAYOR. I'M LOOKING AT THIS DRAINAGE MAP THAT WAS PROVIDED FOR A DIFFERENT ZONING CASE.

THIS PROPERTY HAPPENS TO BE ON IT, SO I'M LOOKING AT ARROWS.

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I DON'T KNOW IF YOU HAVE A COPY OF THIS.

YOU CAN HAVE MY COPY. THAT SHOWS A TVA EASEMENT.

>> MAYOR: WE WOULD ASK YOU TO GET BACK TO THE WELL.

GO AHEAD, COUNCILPERSON ZACHARIAS.

>> COUNCILPERSON: A TVA EASEMENT THAT GOES THROUGH WHERE THE PROPOSED DETENTION BASIN IS ON YOUR PLANS HERE.

IS THAT TVA EASEMENT GOING TO AFFECT YOUR ABILITY TO PUT A DETENTION BASIN ON THAT PART OF THE PROPERTY?

>> I WILL BE TOTALLY HONEST WITH YOU, I COULDN'T GIVE YOU -- I'M NOT AN ENGINEER. I WOULDN'T THINK THAT IT WOULD.

I WOULD THINK MR. MCKAY, HE IS VERY GOOD AT WHAT HE DOES.

AND I WOULD THINK HE WOULD HAVE THAT COVERED.

BUT I CAN'T SEE THAT FROM WHERE I'M AT.

>> ALL RIGHT. >> I DON'T WANT TO BE CALLED A

LIAR. >> I UNDERSTAND.

>> COUNCILPERSON RICHMOND, YOU ARE RECOGNIZED.

>> THIS MAY BE A QUESTION FOR -- YOUR ENGINEER.

IF WE DON'T PUT THE -- IF NOTHING HAPPENS, WHAT HAPPENS FROM YOUR PERSPECTIVE? IT IS CURRENTLY FLOODING.

IF YOUR PROPOSED RETENTION POND TO A PREVIOUS SPEAKER'S POINT DOESN'T HAPPEN, OBVIOUSLY THEY ARE NOT GOING TO GO SWIMMING DOWN THERE, IT IS GOING TO REMAIN AS IS AND I GUESS -- YOU MIGHT NOT BE ABLE TO ANSWER THIS.

ARE THE NEIGHBORS OKAY WITH THE WAY IT IS?

>> I DON'T HAVE A PROBLEM, THE CITY DOES.

>> THANK YOU, MR. MCGAHA. >> MAYOR: ANY OTHER QUESTIONS?

THANK YOU. >> THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR.

>> MAYOR: IF YOU SPOKE AGAINST ORDINANCE 135, WOULD LIKE TO OFFER REBUTTAL, WE HAVE OPPORTUNITY FOR ONE PERSON TO OFFER REBUTTAL, SURREBUTTAL THAT IS, AND YOU WOULD HAVE THREE

MINUTES. >> IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE THE IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE THE SAMEP. YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS, YOU HAVE

THREE MINUTES. >> MY NAME IS DANIEL SHEER, 5088 RUBY DRIVE. BESIDES FLOODING ISSUE, JUST IT CONCERNS ME WHEN THEY SAY IT MAY FIX THE ISSUE.

I JUST -- I DON'T TRUST THAT. AND BESIDES THE FLOODING WHICH IS SEVERE, THE TRAFFIC THAT WE LIVE AT, BECAUSE WE ARE RIGHT NEAR NEEDMORE AND TRENTON, THE INTERSECTION AT CERTAIN TIMES OF THE DAY, YOU CAN'T GET OUT OF YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD.

I HAVE A 16-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER, I'M SCARED EVERY TIME SHE GOES OUT DRIVING. IF YOU SIT IN THE EVENING IN YYOUR BACKYARD, YOU CAN HERE ACCIDENTS ON NEEDMORE, TRENTON, EVERY 20 MINUTES YOU HEAR SIRENS.

SO THAT'S ANOTHER BIG ISSUE I'M WORRIED ABOUT IS THE TRAFFIC.

LARK AND THRUSH, YOU CAN'T GET OUT.

I DON'T KNOW HOW HAVING 30 OR 40 MORE UNITS IS GOING TO HELP THAT TRAFFIC PATTERN COMING OUT. THAT'S ALL.

THANK YOU. >> ANY QUESTIONS FOR MR. SHEER? COUNCILPERSON RICHMOND, YOU ARE RECOGNIZED.

>> I'M JUST CURIOUS, ARE THESE THE NEIGHBORS THAT ARE AGAINST IT, CAN I ASK THAT, MAYOR? BY SHOW OF HANDS?

WHO CAME TO SUPPORT? >> LET'S GET INTO REGULAR

SESSION. >> THANK YOU.

>> FOR MR. SHEERER? THANK YOU, SIR.

>> WE ARE NOW READY FOR ITEM 15, ORDINANCE 136-2021-22 AMENDING THE ZONING ORDINANCE AND MAP OF THE CITY OF CLARKSVILLE, APPLICATION OF NORMA JERLES, TODD MORRIS, AGENT, FOR ZONE ANYONE WISH TO SPEAK IN FAVOR OF ORDINANCE 136? ANYONE IN THE AUDIENCE WISH TO SPEAK AGAINST ORDINANCE 136? YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS, YOU HAVE FIVE MINUTES.

>> TONI MORGAN. AS ALL HAVE HEARD, THREE MULTIFAMILY DEVELOPMENTS PLANNED FOR THE SAME ONE BLOCK RADIUS.

A LOT OF PEOPLE ON NEEDMORE ROAD, A LOT OF PEOPLE ON PEA RIDGE ROAD. MAJOR DRAINAGE ISSUE AND WE ARE TOLD IT WILL HELP. I CAN SHOW YOU PICTURES RIGHT HERE OF THE PROPERTY THAT I HAVE WHEN THEY BUILT THE SUBDIVISION AND I WAS PROMISED REPEATEDLY THAT THEY WOULD FIX THE DRAINAGE ISSUE. I CAN SHOW YOU HOW BADLY MY PROPERTY IS WASHED OUT. AND TRUST ME, MR. MCGAHA, I DID IT SEVERAL TIMES. I WENT SEVERAL TIMES TO THE CITY BEGGING TO GET SOMETHING DONE. AT A CERTAIN POINT, YOU JUST FIX IT YOURSELF. OR YOU DEAL WITH IT.

BECAUSE YOU CAN'T MAKE PEOPLE DO THINGS THEY ARE NOT WILLING TO DO AND WHEN IT DOESN'T HAPPEN TO THEM, IT IS NOT IMPORTANT.

THIS SHOULD HELP. GUESS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN IT DOESN'T? NONE OF YA'LL WILL BE BOTHERED

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BY IT. I WILL.

THEY WILL. EVERYONE ELSE LIVING THERE WILL.

HE WILL WALK AWAY ABOUT HIS MONEY IN THE POCKET AND THE CITY WILL BE FOOTING THE BILL TO FIX WHAT'S WRONG.

YOU CAN'T GUARANTEE THAT THEY ARE GOING TO MAKE IT RIGHT.

YOU CAN'T GUARANTY THAT HIS ENGINEER IS GOING TO HAVE THE PERFECT SOLUTION BECAUSE ENGINEERS DESIGN THE RUN-OFF THAT CAME TO MY PROPERTY. THEY DESIGNED THE RETENTION BASIN BY BUILDING A QUARTER ACRE POND.

WE HAD A POND ON OUR PROPERTY. THE BUILDER WAS GOING TO LOSE THREE BUILDING SITES NLINGS HE E OFFERED OUR POND BIGGER AND DEEPER. SADLY, THEY ALLOWED MORE BUILDING AND ALL OF THAT WATER WAS DRAINED TO MY PROPERTY CONTINUING TO ADD MORE AND MORE WATER IN THE SAME PLACE.

IT HAS WASHED OUT THE FENCE. IT HAS WASHED OUT OUR POND.

IT HAS FILLED IT WITH SILT. BUT AN ENGINEER DESIGNED THAT.

OUR CITY ENGINEER, JACK FRAZIER, SIGNED OFF ON IT.

IT WAS ASSURED THE STREET DEPARTMENT WOULD TAKE CARE OF IT, THAT THEY HAD DONE EVERYTHING TO MAKE THE MORGANS HAPPY. I PROMPTS YOU PROMISE YOU, THEYY TO MAKE US FAMILY. ONE FAMILY COMPLAINING ABOUT SOMETHING THAT NOBODY BELIEVED WAS AN ISSUE.

I PROMISE YOU THESE PEOPLE AREN'T MAKING IT UP AND THEY HAVE PROBABLY CALLED NUMEROUS TIMES.

BUT THE CITY IS REALLY BUSY FIXING OTHER PEOPLE'S DRAINAGE PROBLEMS, SAND BAGGING HOMES THAT FLOOD.

A SEWER DRAINAGE BACK THERE. SEWER SYSTEM, IT LITERALLY WASHES THAT OFF ITS FOUNDATION IN THE RAIN.

BUT NOTHING HAS BEEN FIXED. THEY JUST KEEP COMING BACK, PUTTING IT BACK ON ITS PLATFORM. IF YA'LL WANT TO SEE THESE PICTURES, YOU ARE WELCOME TO SEE THEM.

BUT THEY KEEP TELLING YOU IT SHOULD FIX IT.

IT SHOULD MAKE IT BETTER. BUT THERE'S NO GUARANTY AND ONCE YOU GIVE THEM THE APPROVAL TO DO THIS, THEY WILL DO WHAT THEY WANT TO DO FIENT. AT THAT POINT.

IF IT DOES CREATE THE PROBLEM THAT ALL THE PEOPLE KNOW IS REAL, WE ARE NOT MAKING IT UP, I DON'T KNOW ABOUT THESE PEOPLE, BY YOU PROMISE YOU, I HAVE CALLED MANY TIMES.

I WAS AT THE PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING.

I HAD A 3-3 TIE. THE PEOPLE ON THE PLANNING COMMISSION WERE NOT CONVINCED THIS WAS THE RIGHT THING TO DO.

SO CLEARLY THAT HE IS BEEN A LOT OF TALK ABOUT ALL OF THESE DEVELOPMENTS IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD.

IT IS FOR A VERY GOOD REASON. NONE OF THE PEOPLE WHO ARE TALKING ABOUT FIXING THE PROBLEM CAN GUARANTEE THAT THEY ARE GOING TO FIX IT AND NONE OF THOSE PEOPLE LIVE IN THAT AREA.

THEY ARE ANGRY BECAUSE WE DON'T WANT THEM TO DO SOMETHING IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD THAT WILL BE DETRIMENTAL TO US.

WE ARE NOT AGAINST CHANGE. I LOVE CHANGE.

I'M A LANDSCAPER. I CHANGE THINGS ALL TIME.

I'M NOT AGAINST IT. I'M JUST AGAINST THE WRONG KIND OF CHANGE. THIS IS THE WRONG KIND OF CHANGE FOR THIS SUBDIVISION. WE ARE TALKING ABOUT WIDENING THE ROAD, WE ALL KNOW HOW LONG THAT TAKES TO DO.

WE ALL KNOW HOW LONG THAT TAKES. IN THE MEANTIME, ALL THESE MULTIFAMILY DEVELOPMENTS WILL BE BUILDING.

ALL OF THOSE PEOPLE ARE GOING TO BE COMING ON THOSE SAME LITTLE ROADS THAT ARE OVERCROWDED. PLEASE, LISTEN TO WHAT YOU ARE THINKING. PLEASE, TRUST THE PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD, THAT THIS IS NOT THE RIGHT PLACE FOR THESE THINGS TO HAPPEN. I WON'T BE BACK UP.

I PROMISE. >> THANK YOU, MISS MORGAN.

ANY QUESTIONS. SEEING NONE, ANYONE ELSE IN THEE AUDIENCE WISH TO SPEAK AGAINST 136.

ITEM NO. 17, RESOLUTION 69-2021-22, A RESOLUTION ACCEPTING THE PUBLIC IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM FOR FISCAL ORDINANCE 137-2021-22 FIRST READING, AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CITY ZONING ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF CLARKSVILLE, TENNESSEE, AS IT PERTAINS TO UPDATES TO R-2A AND R-6 ZONING CLASSIFICATIONS. ANYONE IN THE AUDIENCE WISH TO SPEAK IN FAVOR OF 137? IF YOU WILL GIVE US YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS, YOU HAVE FIVE MINUTES.

>> GOOD EVENING, COUNCIL PEOPLE, MAYOR.

MY NAME IS CHRIS HODGES, CLARKSVILLE, TENNESSEE.

FIRST I WANT TO SAY THANK YOU FOR LETTING ME SPEAK.

FIRST TIME DOING IT. I'M THANKFUL -- I WAS ASKED TO REPRESENT THE CLARKSVILLE ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS IN THE APPROVAL OF THIS. I WOULD LIKE TO PREMISE THIS THAT TODAY MARKS THE TENTH MONTH THAT I HAVE HAD MY REAL ESTATE LICENSE WITH KELLER WILLIAMS. I'M OBVIOUSLY NOT THE MOST EXPERIENCED. I AM A FIRST GENERATION HOMEOWNER. I WAS ABLE TO USE THE VA LOAN, IT IS A PLEASURE TO STAND IN FRONT OF YOU AND TALK ABOUT WHAT'S GOING ON. SO THAT BEING SAID, WHY IS R-2 A IMPORTANT? R-6 IS ALSO IMPORTANT, TOO.

BUT THE THING THAT WE WANT TO PROPOSE IS THAT WITH R-2 A, IT

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ALLOWS HOUSING AFFORDABILITY. NOW, COUNCILPERSON MARQUIS ASKED, HOW AFFORDABLE IS IT? AND NOT TO DISCREDIT THE $200,000 NUMBER. I RAN NUMBERS, THAT'S A LITTLE BIT MORE TELLING. THE AVERAGE HOME PRICE SINCE JANUARY 1ST TO TODAY IN CLARKSVILLE, TENNESSEE, IS $319,640. ACCORDING TO WHAT HAS CLOSED.

ACCORDING TO THE UNITED STATES HOUSING DEVELOPMENT, THE STATE DEPARTMENT, THEY STATE THAT YOU ONLY SHOULD BE SPENDING 30% OF YOUR GROSS WAGES ON YOUR RENT. MORTGAGE FOR THAT, FOR A VA HOME LOAN IS $2,555, WITH AN EXCELLENT CREDIT SCORE.

THAT WOULD MEAN THAT THEY WOULD HAVE TO A TOTAL GROSS OF $8,516.70 MONTHLY, WHICH WOULD EQUATE TO $102,102 SALARY.

FOR A VA BUYER, ZERO PERCENT DOWN, RIGHT? THE CENSUS DATA OF 2019, THE AVERAGE MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN CLARKSVILLE, TENNESSEE, WAS $53,604.

IF WE USE INFLATION AS A WAY TO ADJUST FOR TODAY'S MARK.

WE KNOW PEOPLE HAVE NOT BEEN GETTING PAY RAISES TO MATCH THAT, THAT PUTS US AT $57,900. WE ARE IN A HOUSING CRISIS, WE KNOW THAT. HOWEVER, R-2 A OFFERS AN OPPORTUNITY TO CREATE MORE REASONABLE HOUSING FOR THE INCOMING GENERATION THAT WE HAVE HERE IN CLARKSVILLE, TENNESSEE.

I KNOW FOR A FACT THAT I GOT BUDDIES THAT I COMPLIED WITH IN IRAQ THAT I CAN'T GET THEM A HOME HERE IN CLARKSVILLE.

THIS IS WHERE THEY ARE STATIONED.

AND SO THEY ARE JUST BEING OUTBID, THAT'S WHAT IT COMES DOWN TO. THEY ALSO DON'T WANT LARGE YARDS TO HAVE TO TAKE CARE OF. MOST OF THE MILLENNIAL GENERATION LOVES PLAYING VIDEO GAMES OR HOSTING PARTIES ON THE INSIDE. PEOPLE DON'T WANT TO MAINTAIN A LARGE YARD. HAVE MORE HOUSE AND LESS LOT.

R-2 A WOULD ALLOW FOR A SMALLER LOT AREA, ROAD FRONTAGE ALLOWANCE. THE SETBACKS WOULD BE SHORTER.

ALL IN ALL, IT CREATES ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY.

IT IS NOT THE ANSWER TO HOUSING AFFORDABILITY BUT IT IS PART OF THE PRONG. MULTIPLE PRONGS ON A BIKE THAT KEEPS THE WHEEL TOGETHER. THE R-2 A, AND CLARKSVILLE ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS, AND PASS OF R-6 AS WELL, THE AMENDMENT IS A PART OF THAT SPOKED EFFORT TO KEEP THE WHEEL GOING TOWARD HOUSING AFFORDABILITY HERE IN CLARKSVILLE AREA. I WILL TAKE ANY QUESTIONS.

>> THANK YOU, MR. HODGES, ANY QUESTIONS FOR MR. HODGES? SEEING NONE. THANK YOU, SIR.

ANYONE IN THE AUDIENCE WISH TO SPEAK IN FAVOR OF ORDINANCE 137? ANYONE IN THE AUDIENCE WISH TO SPEAK AGAINST ORDINANCE 137? WE ARE NOW READY FOR ITEM 17, RESOLUTION 69-2021-22, A RESOLUTION ACCEPTING THE PUBLIC IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM FOR FISCAL YEARS 2022-2023 THROUGH 2026-2027 COMPILED BY THE CITY OF CLARKSVILLE AND APPROVED BY THE CLARKSVILLE-MONTGOMERY COUNTY REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION.

ANYONE IN THE AUDIENCE WISH TO SPEAK IN FAVOR OF RESOLUTION 69? ANYONE IN THE AUDIENCE WISH TO SPEAK AGAINST RESOLUTION 69? COUNCILPERSON STREETMAN, YOU ARE RECOGNIZED.

>> I MOVE WE GO BACK INTO REGULAR SESSION.

>> MOTION HAS BEEN MADE TO GO BACK IN REGULAR SESSION.

>> SECOND, PROPERLY SECONDED. WITHOUT OBJECTION, WE ARE NOW BACK IN REGULAR SESSION. COUNCILPERSON STREETMAN.

>> THANK YOU, MAYOR. AS REMINDER, ALL MOTIONS UPON THE ADVICE OF LEGAL COUNCIL SHALL BE FOR APPROVAL.

READ THIS ONE AGAIN. ORDINANCE 1222, FIRST READING ORDINANCE 122-2021-22 FIRST READING, AMENDING THE ZONING ORDINANCE AND MAP OF THE CITY OF CLARKSVILLE, APPLICATION OF REDA HOME BUILDERS, INC. FOR ZONE CHANGE

I SO MOVE. >> MOTION HAS BEEN MADE FOR

APPROVAL. >> WE ARE OUT OF ORDER.

POINT OF ORDER. >> COUNCILPERSON SMITH.

>> THE CLERK IS SUPPOSED TO READ THE CONSENT AGENDA FIRST.

>> NO WE ARE BACK. IT HAS BEEN A MINUTE SINCE WE

HAVE BEEN ON THIS THING. >> WE ARE BACK IN REGULAR SESSION, WE ARE READING THE CONSENT AGENDA, AM I RIGHT?

>> WE ARE ON PLANNING COMMISSION.

GOING BACK TO NO. 1. >> OH, OKAY.

>> MAYOR. >> COUNCILPERSON STREETMAN, YOU

ARE RECOGNIZED. >> BEFORE ANYONE SECONDS OR DOES

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ANYTHING, I'M GOING TO ASK FOR CLARIFICATION.

I GET ASKED THIS EARLIER OF MR. TYNDALL.

IT WAS MY UNDERSTANDING THAT ONCE MADE THE MOTION, GOT A SECOND, THEN I MAKE A MOTION FOR A DEFERRAL.

>> YES, HE WOULD. >> SO IT HAS BEEN PROPERLY SECONDED BACK TO YOU COUNCILPERSON STREETMAN.

>> I WOULD LIKE TO -- MR. REDA HAS REQUESTED A DEFERRAL.

WE DEFER THIS TO NEXT MONTH. >> MOTION HAS BEEN MADE PROPERLD SECONDED. PLEASE VOTE. TO POSTPONE ORDINANCE 122 TO JULY REGULAR SESSION.

ANY COMMENT OR QUESTION REGARDING THE MOTION TO POSTPONE? SEEING NONE, ARE YOU READY TO VOTE ON THE MOTION TO POSTPONE? EVERY MEMBER VOTE.

>> 11 YES, ZERO NO, AND ZERO ABSTAIN.

>> 12 YES. OKAY, MOTION TO POSTPONE PASSES.

COUNCILPERSON STREETMAN. >> THANK YOU, MAYOR.

ORDINANCE 123-2021-22 FIRST READING, AMENDING THE ZONING ORDINANCE AND MAP OF THE CITY OF CLARKSVILLE, APPLICATION OF TANNER PROPERTIES, AKSHAR PATEL, AGENT, FOR ZONE CHANGE ON PROPERTY LOCATED AT THE INTERSECTION OF ROSSVIEW ROAD AND POWELL ROAD FROM R-1 SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT TO C-2 GENERAL COMMERCIAL DISTRICT/R-4 MULTIPLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT.

THE REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION AND THE STAFF BOTH RECOMMENDED

APPROVAL AND I SO MOVE. >> MAYOR: MOTION HAS BEEN MADE .

MOTION HAS BEEN MADEAND SECONDE. >> I VOTED AGAINST AT THE REGREGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION, I'M SPEAKING AGAINST IT AS WELL.

I HAVE CONCERNS WITH IT BEING RIGHT THERE NEARBY POWELL ROAD.

IT IS NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO CONNECT AT THE LIGHT.

IT WILL HAVE ITS OWN INDIVIDUAL CONNECTION TO ROSSVIEW ROAD.

THAT IS AFTER THE AREA THAT'S BEEN WIDENED.

SO IT IS NOT GOING TO BE PAM TO BE THATPORTION.

SO I HAVE SOME SERIOUS CONCERNS WITH THAT AMOUNT OF TRAFFIC THAT WOULD BE DUMPING OUT THERE. SO FOR THAT REASON, I WILL BE

VOTING AGAINST THIS. >> COUNCILPERSON ZACHARIAS, YOU

ARE RECOGNIZED. >> THANK YOU, MAYOR.

ANYBODY THAT HAS WATCHED MORE THAN ONE OF THESE, THE ROSSVIEW SCHOOL DUPLEX IS BURSTING AT THE SEAMS. ALREADY 30 PORTABLES ON SITE. ANOTHER TWO YEARS BEFORE THE KIRKWOOD SCHOOL COMPLEX IS FINISHED.

IN THE MEANTIME, IT IS THE STUDENTS AND TEACHERS THAT WILL CONTINUE TO SUFFER FROM INCREASED CLASS SIZES, EXPANDING PARENTAL RESPONSIBILITY ZONES AND SCHOOL OVERCROWDING.

WHY DO WE ASK SCHOOL SYSTEM COMMENTS IF WE ARE JUST GOING TO IGNORE THEM. IF ALL THREE AFFECTED SCHOOLS ARE OVER 100 PERCENT CAPACITY, NOT NOW, THAN WHAT IS.

HOW CROWDED DO I SCHOOLS HAVE TO BE BEFORE WE SAY ENOUGH IS ENOUGH? WHAT IS THE THRESHOLD? 125%? 150%? THIS BODY DOES NOT HAVE MANY OPPORTUNITIES TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF OUR STUDENTS EDUCATION.

WE DON'T VOTE ON SCHOOL SYSTEMS BUDGET.

S ITHIS IS AN AREA WHERE WE CAN HAVE POSITIVE INFLUENCE TO NOT CRAM MORE PEOPLE INTO A BUILDING THAT TWANTHAN IT WAS DESIGNED T.

THANK YOU. >> COUNCILPERSON ALLEN, YOU ARE

RECOGNIZED. >> COUNCILPERSON: SO WHEN WE FIRST -- WHEN I FIRST GOT ON THE COUNCIL, A BIG CONCERN OF MINE WAS THE SCHOOL SYSTEM SO I REALLY HAVE TO ADDRESS THIS.

A BIG CONCERN OF MINE WAS SCHOOL SYSTEM AND THEY WERE BUSTING OUT AT THE SEAMS. THEY ARE GOING TO BUST OUT OF THE SEAMS REGARDLESS. PEOPLE ARE STILL COMING TO CLARKSVILLE. SO WHETHER IT IS ROSSVIEW, KENWOOD, HAZELWOOD, WHATEVER SCHOOL DISTRICT IT IS, WE HAVE TO PUT IT ON OUR SCHOOL BOARD TO BUILD MORE SCHOOLS.

BUT WE STILL HAVE TO HOUSE AND KIDS STILL HAVE TO GO TO SCHOOL.

OKAY? WHAT I WANT TO SAY ABOUT THIS ONE RIGHT HERE, THE STREET DEPARTMENT HAS SPOKEN TO ONE OF THE PEOPLE WITH -- THAT'S DOING THIS DEVELOPMENT AND THE STREET DEPARTMENT WANTS TO MAKE IT A RIGHT IN, RIGHT OUT, INTO THE TRAFFIC SO IT WILL FLOW MORE SMOOTHLY.

AND WHEN KENNEDY LANE CONNECTS TO TRENTON ROAD, THEN THEY WILL HAVE ANOTHER ACCESS. THE FACT OF THE MATTER IS, IS THAT -- THAT'S I'M RECEIPTING R, THAT'S WHAT THE TEXT SAID.

>> WE ARE ON THE ONE AT ROSSVIEW ROAD AND POWELL ROAD.

>> HOW DID WE GET THAT FAR THAT QUICK?

>> WE ARE ON ITEM 2. IT IS LATE.

WE ARE ON ITEM 2. >> SORRY.

I DON'T HAVE NOTHING TO SAY ABOUT THIS ONE.

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>> I'M SORRY. >> ALL RIGHT, ANY OTHER MEMBER WISH TO BE RECOGNIZED ON ORDINANCE 123? SEEING NONE. ARE YOU READY TO VOTE? ALL MEMBERS, PLEASE CAST YOUR VOTE.

>> FIVE YES, SIX NO, ONE OBJECT STAINED.

>> ORDINANCE 123 FAILS. COUNCILPERSON STREETMAN.

>> THANK YOU, MAYOR. ORDINANCE 124-2021-22 FIRST READING, AMENDING THE ZONING ORDINANCE AND MAP OF THE CITY OF CLARKSVILLE, APPLICATION OF SINGLETARY INVESTMENTS, BERT SINGLETARY, AGENT, FOR ZONE CHANGE ON PROPERTY LOCATED AT THE INTERSECTION OF PROFESSIONAL PARK DRIVE AND STOWE COURT FROM R-4 MULTIPLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT TO PUD PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT. THE REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION STAFF AND COMMISSION BOTH RECOMMENDED APPROVAL AND I SO

MOVE. >> SECOND.

>> MOTION MADE AND SECONDED IN FAVOR OF 124.

ANY MEMBER WISH TO SPEAK? SEEING NONE.

HEARING NONE. ARE YOU READY TO VOTE? ALL MEMBERS CAST YOUR VOTE .

EVERY MEMBERS VOTED. ANY MEMBER WISH TO CHANGE THEIR? MADAM CLERK, TAKE THE VOTE. MADAM CLERK, PLEASE TAKE THE

VOTE. >> TEN YES, ZERO NO, ZERO OBJECT

STAIN. >> ORDINANCE 124 PASSES.

COUNCILPERSON STREETMAN. >> THANK YOU, MAYOR.

ORDINANCE 125-2021-22 FIRST READING, AMENDING THE ZONING ORDINANCE AND MAP OF THE CITY OF CLARKSVILLE, APPLICATION OF WILLIAM T. CLAYTON FOR ZONE CHANGE ON PROPERTY LOCATED AT THE INTERSECTION OF SOUTH RIVERSIDE DRIVE AND BARKER STREET FROM C-2 GENERAL COMMERCIAL DISTRICT TO C-5 HIGHWAY AND ARTERIAL COMMERCIAL DISTRICT.

BOTH REASON REASON. RECOMMENDED DISAPPROVAL. I MOVE FOR APPROVAL.

>> WE HAVE TO LOOK AT C-5 IN ITS EXTREME, THE MOST YOU CAN DO WITH THAT, DO WE REALLY WANT. YOU MAY SELL THAT AND THE NEXT PERSON COME IN AND BUILD SOMETHING ON THAT C-5 LOT THAT MAY NOT BE APPROPRIATE AT ALL FOR THAT NEIGHBORHOOD.

SO WE HAVE TO LOOK AT THE ZONING AND I DO APOLOGIZE, I DO UNDERSTAND WHAT THE PERSON IS TRYING TO DO, I WILL VOTE THIS ONE DOWN. THANK YOU.

>> ANYONE ELSE WISH TO BE RECOGNIZED ON THIS ORDINANCE.

SEEING NONE. ARE YOU READY TO VOTE.

ALL MEMBERS CAST YOUR VOTE .

EVERY MEMBERS VOTED. ANY MEMBER WISH TO CHANGE THEIR?

MADAM CLERK, TAKE THE VOTE. >> FIVE YES, S SEVEN NO, ZERO

ABSTAIN. >> ORDINANCE 125 FAILS.

COUNCILPERSON STREETMAN. >> THANK YOU, MAYOR, ORDINANCE 126-2021-22 FIRST READING, AMENDING THE ZONING ORDINANCE AND MAP OF THE CITY OF CLARKSVILLE, APPLICATION OF HUNTER WINN AND JAMIE WALLACE FOR ZONE CHANGE ON PROPERTY LOCATED AT THE INTERSECTION OF GREENWOOD AVENUE AND WOODARD STREET FROM R-3 THREE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT / R-4 MULTIPLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT TO R-6 SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT. RPC: APPROVAL/APPROVAL

>> BOTH THE REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION AND STAFF RECOMMENDED APPROVAL, I SO MOVE,.

>> 11 YES, ONE NO, ZERO ABSTAIN. >> ORDINANCE 126 IS ADOPTED.

FIRST READING. >> THANK YOU.

ORDINANCE 127-2021-22 FIRST READING, AMENDING THE ZONING ORDINANCE AND MAP OF THE CITY OF CLARKSVILLE, APPLICATION OF MICHAEL JOSEPH, CHRISTIAN BLACK, AGENT, FOR ZONE CHANGE ON PROPERTY LOCATED AT THE INTERSECTION OF PARADISE HILL ROAD AND SEAY COURT FROM R-2 SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT TO R-6 SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT.

BOTH REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION AND STAFF RECOMMENDED

FOR APPROVAL AND I SO MOVE. >> MOTION HAS BEEN MADE AND PROPERLY SECONDED IN FAVOR. ANY MEMBER WISH TO BE RECOGNIZED? SEEING NONE, HEARING.

ALL MEMBERS CAST YOUR VOTE. ALL MEMBERS CAST YOUR VOTE. EV ERY MEMBERS VOTED. ANY MEMBER WISH TO CHANGE THEIR?

MADAM CLERK, TAKE THE VOTE. >> 12 YES, ZERO NO, ZERO

ABSTAIN. >> ORDINANCE 127 IS ADOPTED.

FIRST READING. COUNCILPERSON STREETMAN.

ORDINANCE 128-2021-22 FIRST READING, AMENDING THE ZONING ORDINANCE AND MAP OF THE CITY OF CLARKSVILLE, APPLICATION OF ROBERT C. ROYLANCE, BOBBY POWERS, AGENT, FOR ZONE CHANGE ON PROPERTY LOCATED AT THE INTERSECTIONS OF SPRING STREET AND MCCLURE STREET AND MCCLURE STREET AND WILCOX

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STREET FROM M-1 LIGHT INDUSTRIAL DISTRICT TO CBD CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT. SEEING NONE, HEARING NONE, ARE YOU READY TO VOTE? ALL MEMBERS PLEASE CAST YOUR

VOTE. >> EVERY MEMBER VOTED.

ANY MEMBER WISH TO CHANGE THEIR VOTE.

MA'AM CLERK, PLEASE TAKE THE VOTE.

>> 12 YES, ZERO NO, ZERO OBJECT STAINS.

>> COUNCILPERSON STREETMAN. ORDINANCE 129-2021-22 FIRST READING, AMENDING THE ZONING ORDINANCE AND MAP OF THE CITY OF CLARKSVILLE, APPLICATION OF GEORGE KENNEDY III, RICHARD GEORGE KENNEDY III, RICHARD GARRETT, AGENT, FOR ZONE CHANGE ON PROPERTY LOCATED AT THE INTERSECTION OF KENNEDY LANE AND HEATHERWOOD TRACE FROM AG AGRICULTURAL DISTRICT TO R-2 SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT.

>> MOVED AND SECONDED. COUNCILPERSON BUTLER.

>> THANK YOU, MAYOR. I WILL SAY AGAIN, THIS IS MY NEIGHBORHOOD. THE GENTLEMAN THAT SPOKE TO YOU GUYS, I WAS SITTING OVER HERE CHEERING, EVERYTHING HE SAID IS TRUE. CHICK-FIL-A IS A HOT MESS.

I HAVE BEEN WORKING ON IT BEFORE I GOT INTO OFFICE.

WORKING ON IT STILL. UNFORTUNATELY, I FEEL THE ONLY WAY THAT THIS AREA HAS GOTTEN THE ATTENTION THAT IT HAS GOTTEN, NOW STARTING TO THINK OF SOLUTIONS FOR THIS INTERSECTION, IS BECAUSE OF THE ZONING. SO THANK TO THE COUNCIL MEMBER FOR WARD 5 FOR POINTING OUT THAT TIER 3 DOES INVOLVE A CONNECTOR DOWN TO MERRYWEATHER. THAT IS SOMETHING THAT DIRE NEEDS TO HAPPEN DIRELY. I DO AGREE THAT THE CONNECTOR IS GOING TO RELIEVE -- ALLEVIATE SOME OF THE TRAFFIC THAT IS COMING OFF OF EXIT 4. THAT'S THE HOPE FOR IT.

I SAID LAST WEEK AND I WANT TO SAY AGAIN, MY REASONING FOR VOTING YES ON THIS IS BECAUSE I THINK THAT IT PROTECTS THE AREA FUTURISTICALLY SPEAKING. WE DID HAVE ANOTHER GROUP THAT CAME IN TRYING TO BUILD SUBSIDIZED HOUSING IN THIS AREA.

THESE, I HAVE ALREADY SEEN THEIR PLANS FOR THIS AREA.

IT'S 48 HOUSES, IF I'M LOOKING AT THE -- WAIT.

40. SO I JUST -- THAT IS WHY I'M SUPPORTING THIS BUT I DO WANT YOU TO KNOW, I LIVE THERE.

I KNOW. I TAKE FALL BROOK.

I HAVE WRECKED ON FALL BROOK. AND I HAVE TWO CONCERNS ABOUT THIS THAT I WANTED TO MAKE SURE I SAID.

THERE IS ONE SINGLE HOME THAT IS ON KENNEDY LANE.

YOU GUYS HAVE SEEN THE PICTURES. THE ONE HOME THAT IS AROUND T THAT. I WOULD ASK THE AGENT OR THE BUILDER, PLEASE TAKE THAT INTO CONSIDERATION, THAT PERSON IS THERE, GIVE THEM A BUFFER. AND I KNOW THAT SHE IS ACTUALLY CURRENTLY WORKING BECAUSE THERE'S A PROBLEM WITH THE LOT LINE. I WANT TO MAKE SURE WE GET THAT TAKEN CARE OF. THEN I DID TELL THE COUNCILPERSON FROM WARD 2, THE TWO FIXES THAT WE ARE CONSIDERING FOR THIS, THIS GOES BACK TO CHICK-FIL-A AND CHIPOTLE WERE NOT SUPPOSED TO BOTH BE THERE.

IT WAS A LOOPHOLE. IT GOT SNOOKERED IN THERE YEARS AND YEARS AGO. THAT USED TO BE THE CRACKER BARREL. I HAVE BEEN TOLD A HUNDRED TIMES. THAT WASN'T SUPPOSED TO HAPPEN.

IT IS A FLUKE. IT IS EXTREMELY POOR DESIGN.

THAT'S HOW WE HAVE WHAT WE HAVE THERE.

I DID TALK TO MR. COWAN, THE THINGS THAT WE ARE CONSIDERING IS A LIGHT ON KENNEDY AND A RIGHT IN, RIGHT OUT, AN ONE-WAY, MAKING IT INTO AN ONE-WAY. AND THERE IS A ROAD THAT GOES BETWEEN, IT IS A PRIVATE DRIVE THAT GOES FROM ONE OF THE HOTELS TO THE OTHER HOTEL AND AROUND THE BACK SIDE OF CHICK-FIL-A.

NOW, WE USED TO USE THAT REGULARLY TO SIR CR CIRCUMVENT .

THEY BLOCKED IT OFF. THEY DON'T WANT PEOPLE DRIVING THROUGH THERE. I ALSO TALKED TO MR. COWAN ABOUR PARKING LOT, FOR CRYING OUT LOUD.

I TALKED TO MR. COWAN ABOUT MAYBE THINKING ABOUT BUYING THIS. I HAVE TALKED TO MR. TYNDALL ABOUT CONNECTIVITY BETWEEN MY NEIGHBORHOOD MEADOWS, AND THE APARTMENTS, NOBODY LIKES THAT IDEA.

THE ISSUES ARE GETTING WORKED I, AS MUCH AS I -- THIS IS A PAIN IN THE, YOU KNOW, I AM GLAD THAT THE ATTENTION IS BEING BROUGHT TO HOW BAD THAT INTERSECTION IS. AND I PROMISE THIS IS THE END OF

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IT, BUT IF PEOPLE COULD JUST REALIZE THAT SITTING IN LINE TO CHICK-FIL-A DOES NOT MEAN YOU ARE ALLOWED TO BLOCK TRAFFIC.

YOU CAN'T HAVE YOUR CHICKEN IF THERE IS A LINE.

KEEP DRIVING. WE HAVE TO BE ABLE TO FUNCTION.

THANK YOU. >> COUNCILPERSON REYNOLDS.

>> I WOULD LIKE TO SAY THAT I DROVE THIS NEIGHBORHOOD AND I ACTUALLY HAD A VERY GOOD FRIEND THAT LIVED HERE.

THIS IS A POINT WHERE WE AS A CITY COUNCIL, WE DON'T GET TO SAY, THEY DID IT. AT THIS POINT, IT IS GOING TO BE WE DID IT. DTHERE COMES A POINT IN OUR GROWTH WE HAVE TO MAKE SOME OF THE HARD DECISIONS.

TREER 3 TIER 3 CONNECTOR IS AT A DECADE AWAY.

THERE IS ALREADY ACCIDENTS AND ALREADY ISSUES.

THIS IS A POINT WHERE WE SAY, WE ARE NOT GOING TO CONTINUE TO INFILL THIS AREA UNTIL WE RESOLVE THE ONE-WAY IN AND OUT.

I RECOGNIZE THAT WHAT IS BEING PUT HERE IS CONSISTENT WITH THE LAND USE. I RECOGNIZE THAT IT IS REALLY IN THE SCHEME OF LONG-RANGE PLANNING WHAT WE WANT THERE.

BUT IT IS NO LONGER SAFE AND GOOD FOR THE RESIDENTS THAT LIVE THERE. WE SHOULD NOT INFILL THIS AREA UNTIL WE HAVE A SECOND IN AND OUT OF THIS AREA.

WHEN WE APPROVE THIS, I BELIEVE THAT THEY MAY BE EITHER VERY CLOSE OR OVER THE REQUIRED NUMBER OF ROOFTOPS BEFORE THEY HAVE A SECOND ENTRANCE. THEY ARE VERY CLOSE TO THAT, OR THIS WILL BE CAPPING IT. SO I HOPE THAT YOU WILL VOTE NO.

IT IS A HARD VOTE. BUT WE NEED TO BE RESPONSIBLE AND LISTEN TO THE RESIDENTS THAT LIVE IN OUR COMMUNITY THAT WE REPRESENT. WE ALL RAN ON TRAFFIC AND WE WERE GOING TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE. WE ALL RAN ON KNOCKING DOORS.

THIS IS WHERE IT STARTS. I UNDERSTAND THAT APPROVING THIS PUTS THE PRESSURE ON IT, BUT SO DOES NOT APPROVING IT BECAUSE THEN THE BUILDERS AND RPC WILL START COMING -- THERE WILL BE, INSTEAD OF OUR RESIDENTS PUTTING THE PRESSURE ON, NOW WE'RE EXPECTING OUR BUSINESS PEOPLE TO OWN SOME OF THAT PRESSURE.

>> COUNCILPERSON BUTLER. >> THANK YOU, MAYOR.

I THINK THIS IS A QUESTION FOR THE PREVIOUS SPEAKER.

DO YOU KNOW HOW MANY ROOFTOPS IT IS FOR THAT BY ANY CHANCE.

>> COUNCILPERSON REYNOLDS, DIRECTED AT YOU.

>> I BELIEVE IT IS 200. I THOUGHT IT WAS 250.

BUT -- DO YOU KNOW. >> 200.

WE ARE SAYING 200. RIGHT NOW THERE IS CURRENTLY

177. >> SO IT IS 250.

CAN I DIRECT IT TO -- I DIRECT IT TO MY PARTNER HERE.

>> SHE YIELDS TO COUNCIL LADY FROM WARD 10.

>> IT IS 250. >> THIS IS PUTTING IT VERY CLOSE. BUT THAT'S ROOFTOPS.

NOW WE HAVE TO INCLUDE ALL OF THE TRAFFIC THAT IS COMING IN AND OUT OF CHICK-FIL-A WHICH IS AN UNUSUAL -- AND THE RESTAURANT. I SHOULD SAY THE BUSINESSES, SO THAT ADDS AN UNUSUAL AMOUNT OF TRAFFIC INTO AN ONE-WAY IN AND

OUT. >> I PROMISE, I KNOW.

I HAVE TO GET ON THAT ROAD. THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU. >> OKAY.

CONTINUING ON THE THEME, PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN APARTMENTS AND SUBSIDIZED HOUSING ARE NOT LESSER THAN.

LET'S BE CAREFUL. ANYBODY ELSE WISH TO SPEAK ABOUT ORDINANCE 129. COUNCILPERSON MARQUIS, YOU ARE

RECOGNIZED. >> THANK YOU, MAYOR.

I GUESS THIS -- LITTLE BIT DIFFICULT ONLY BECAUSE, IT IS A TOPIC OR DECISION AS IT WAS MENTIONED, WE HAVE TO REALLY LOOK INTO. BECAUSE IT IS A FUTURE -- LOOKING DOWN THE CRYSTAL BALL INTO THE FUTURE.

SO REAL QUICK, SOMETHING MANY PEOPLE MAY KNOW, ESPECIALLY IF YOU ARE NEW TO CLARKSVILLE, FOR EXAMPLE SPRING CREEK CONNECTOR THAT WE ARE NOW WORKING ON WAS ACTUALLY SOMETHING I WAS BROUGHT UP AROUND 20-ISH YEARS AGO. THE COUNCIL AT THE TIME AND EVEN THE FARMERS BACK THEN DID NOT BELIEVE THAT IT WAS A ROAD THAT WAS NECESSARY AT THE TIME AND SO THEY VOTED NO ON IT.

BUT SINCE THEN, THE LANDSCAPE HAS CHANGED.

THOSE FARMERS HAVE GONE PRETTY MUCH.

THEY HAVE SOLD THEIR LAND TO DEVELOPMENT.

DEVELOP MADEVELOPMENT HAS PUT H. WE CAN NO LONGER PUT THE REMAINDER OF THAT CONNECTOR AS IT WAS INITIALLY DESIGNED.

I'M BRINGING THIS TOPIC UP BECAUSE THIS CONNECTION BETWEEN KENNEDY AND MERRYWEATHER MAY BE TEN YEARS DOWN THE LINE BUT THAT'S HOW FAR WE ALSO HAVE TO LOOK AT AND THE THING IS, ONCE

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THAT CONNECTOR IS EVENTUALLY BUILT, THAT LAND THAT IS IT CENTER, LANDLOCKED, NOBODY HAS ACCESS TO, WILL BECOME A FREE FOR ALL WHERE EVERYBODY WILL PURCHASE IT AND BUILD STUFF ON IT. LOOKING DOWN THE LINE, BECAUSE IT WILL EVENTUALLY BECOME AVAILABLE, THIS ZONING REQUEST IS WANTING TO PUT 45 HOMES, INDIVIDUAL LOTS, NOT REALLY TINY LOTS, LOTS THAT GO WITH THIS NEIGHBORHOOD.

I THINK HAVING THESE HOMES PREVENTS THE REST OF THESE AREAS FROM, IN THE FUTURE, WITH THIS CONNECTOR ROAD COMES UP, PUTTING A LOT OF MORE HOMES, PREVIOUSLY THEY WANTED TO PUT 170 APARTMENTS. IT PREVENTS THAT IN THE FUTURE.

AGAIN, ANOTHER MAIN ROAD COMING DOWN THE LINE AND I THINK IT MAKES IT A LITTLE BIT LESS TRAFFIC IN THE FUTURE.

I BELIEVE IT WAS SOMETHING THAT THE STREETS WAS ALSO LOOKING AT.

SOME PEOPLE MAY NOT LIKE WAS MAKING KENNEDY LANE RIGHT WAY IN, RIGHT OUT ONLY. IT IS NOT SET IN STONE.

BUT AGAIN STREET IS LOOKING AT THAT.

AS WELL AS HAVING DEVELOPER APPROVE KENNEDY LANE.

SO -- AND THAT'S SOMETHING THAT WHEN THE TREATS MAKES THEM DO IT, THEY HAVE TO SIGN OFF ON IT. ALSO, STATE LEVEL.

SO IT IS NOT A HOPE THEY DO IT. IF IT IS MANDATED, THEY HAVE TO.

BECAUSE SOME BIGGER PEOPLE ARE INVOLVED ALSO IN THAT SENSE.

THAT'S WHAT I WANTED TO SAY. WE HAVE TO LOOK TEN YEARS DOWN THE LINE. ALL THAT LAND IS GOING TO BECOME AVAILABLE ALSO AND POTENTIALLY ADDING MORE TRAFFIC THAN IS IN THIS AREA ALSO. THANK YOU.

>> ANYONE ELSE WISH TO SPEAK TO ORDINANCE 129? ARE YOU READY TO VOTE. EVERY MEMBER PLEASE CAST YOUR VOTE. ANY MEMBER WISH TO CHANGE THEIR

VOTE, MADAM CLERK. >> 7 YES, 5 NO.

ZERO ABSTAIN. >> ORDINANCE 129 IS ADOPTED.

FIRST READING. COUNCILPERSON STREETMAN.

COUNCILPERSON RICHMOND, WHAT PURPOSE?

>> PRIVILEGE, MAYOR? >> YES, SIR.

>> RECESS OR FIVE MINUTES. >> LET'S GET THROUGH --

>> IT IS GOING TO BE A WHILE. >> LET'S GET THROUGH THIS WE

WILL TAKE A RECESS. >> COUNCILPERSON STREETMAN.

ORDINANCE 130-2021-22 FIRST READING, AMENDING THE ZONING ORDINANCE AND MAP OF THE CITY OF CLARKSVILLE, APPLICATION OF ANTONIO AND KEISHA JEFFERSON FOR ZONE CHANGE ON PROPERTY LOCATED AT THE INTERSECTION OF CARPENTER STREET AND FORD STREET FROM R-3 THREE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT TO R-6 SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT.

>> BOTH REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION AND STAFF RECOMMENDED

FOR APPROVAL AND I SO MOVE. >> MOTION HAS BEEN MADE AND SECONDED IN FAVOR. COUNCILPERSON SMITH, YOU ARE

RECOGNIZED. >> THANK YOU, MAYOR.

WE KNOW THAT A STUDY IS GOING ON OVER IN THAT WARD, WARD 6.

I'M HOPING WE WOULD VOTE THIS DOWN UNTIL WE GET THE STUDY COMPLETED. THANK YOU.

>> THANK, ANYONE ELSE WISH TO BE RECOGNIZED ON ORDINANCE 130.

COUNCILPERSON ALLEN, YOU ARE RECOGNIZED.

>> I HATE TO DO THIS BUT I WOULD SAY LET'S NOT VOTE THIS DOWN.

THIS PERSON HAS SPENT A LOT OF MONEY FOR US TO VOTE IT DOWN BECAUSE WE HAVE WORK TO DO. SO I WOULD SAY LET'S NOT VOTE IT DOWN. LET'S -- IF THIS IS WHAT YOU WANT AND EVERYTHING, LET'S NOT VOTE IT DOWN FOR THAT REASON.

IF IT IS GOING TO PASS, PASS, DO IT FOR THE GOOD THE NEIGHBORHOOD NOT BECAUSE WE ARE WORKING. IF YOU GUYS GET WHAT I AM

SAYING. >> COUNCILPERSON MARQUIS, YOU

ARE RECOGNIZED. >> THANK YOU, MAYOR.

TO SAY THAT LAST MONTH THE POTENTIAL MASS REZONING THAT WE ARE LOOKING AT AT THIS AREA, THE BIG REASON WHY I WAS AGAINST IT WAS BECAUSE NONE OF THE OWNERS OF THE AREA ACTUALLY VOICED OPINIONS THAT I HEARD THAT THIS IS SOMETHING THEY WANTED.

BUT TODAY WE HAVE AN INDIVIDUAL WHO OWNS THIS PLOT, WHO WANTS THIS REZONED, WHO IS ASKING US FOR IT AND THEN THE THING IS, ALSO, WITH THIS PARTICULAR PLOT, IT IS ACTUALLY TWO PLOTS SIDE BY SIDE. IF YOU LOOK AT THE MAP, THERE IS ONE THAT IS SLIGHTLY BIGGER THAN THE OTHER.

THEY ARE R-3. SO THE THING IS, IF THIS DOESN'T GO THROUGH, THEY CAN BUILD ONE TRI-PLEX AND ONE SINGLE FAMILY

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HOME. HOWEVER, THAT BOUNDARY LINE BETWEEN THE TWO CAN BE MOVED AT THE RPC BECAUSE AGAIN THEY ARE THE HOMEOWNER, IT DOESN'T HAVE TO COME BEFORE COUNCIL.

THEY CAN MAKE THE SMALLER PLOT BIG ENOUGH TO PUT A TRI-PLEX ON IT. HE WOULD BUILD TWO TRI-PLEXES IF THIS WAS DOWN VOTED. SO IF HE PUTS TWO TRI-PLEXES ON IT, THAT IS SIX UNITS REGARDLESS OF WHAT HE IS CURRENTLY ASKING FOR 7 INDIVIDUAL HOUSES. IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD, BECAUSE THIS IS SINGLE FAMILY HOMES, I THINK THAT SINGLE FAMILY HOMES WILL BE MORE APPROPRIATE. THAT'S PRETTY MUCH ALL I WANTED

TO SAY ON THAT. >> THANK YOU, ANYONE ELSE, COUNCILPERSON SMITH, YOU ARE RECOGNIZED.

>> THANK YOU, MAYOR. I HEAR WHAT THE OTHER COUNCILPERSON HAS BEEN SAYING BUT I'M SAYING THIS.

HE STILL HAS TO MEET THE ZONING REQUIREMENT TO BUILD TRI-PLEX.

YOU HAVE TO HAVE THE LAND LOT SIZE TO BUILD.

THERE ARE SETBACKS. SO AS I SAID, I THINK THAT WE NEED TO WAIT UNTIL THIS STUDY IS COMPLETED BECAUSE IF IT DOES COME BACK FROM THE STUDY THAT THE ZONE HAS CHANGED, IT WOULD HAVE TO BE CHANGED ANY WAY MANY .THANK YOU.

>> COUNCILPERSON RICHMOND, YOU ARE RECOGNIZED.

>> THANK YOU, MAYOR. MAYBE THE CITY ATTORNEY.

WOULD THAT QUALIFY UNDER CONDITIONAL ZONING CONSIDERING OUR -- COULD YOU SPEAK TO THAT? MR. BITNER, WE WILL RECOGNIZE YOU IN THE WELL TO ANSWER THE QUESTION.

>> IF WE POSTPONE BASED ON STUDY WE ACTIVELY HAVE GOING, THEN IF

IT DOES X, WE DO Y. >> IF YOU VOTE TO APPROVE IT, ARE YOU ASKING ME THEN COULD YOU GO BACK AND --

>> WELL, PREVIOUS SPEAKER MENTIONED MAKING A MOTION OR MADE A -- SPOKE ABOUT US POSTPONING BECAUSE OF A CURRENT STUDY WE ARE DOING AS A CITY. WOULD THAT GET US INTO

LITIGATION. >> SHE COULD MAKE A MOTION TO

POST POSTPONE IT TO THE NEXT HE. >> WITHOUT US -- ALL RIGHT.

I'M NOT THE LAWYER, OKAY. THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU, MR. BITNER. >> WITH THAT SAID.

I DPRE AGREE WITH THE PREVIOUS SPEAKER.

I WOULD NOT WANT TO HOLD AN APPLICANT THAT HAS INVESTED IN ENERGY AND RESOURCES THAT HAS -- THE APPLICANT IS AWARE OF WHAT IS PENDING, SEEMED TO BE READY TO MANAGE THAT RESPONSIBILITY ACCORDINGLY. SO AS MUCH AS I RESPECT THAT THOUGHT PROCESS, I THINK WE SHOULD MOVE FORWARD TO VOTE THIS ONE WAY OR THE OTHER SO THE APPLICANT HAS PEACE OF MIND.

THANK YOU. >> COUNCILPERSON MARQUIS, YOU

ARE RECOGNIZED. >> WHAT WAS PREVIOUSLY SAID, THE LOT SIZE IS CURRENTLY BIG ENOUGH TO ACCOMMODATE THAT CHANGE.

HE CAN GO FOLLO TOMORROW AND RET IT.

HE DOES MEET THAT THRESHOLD CURRENTLY.

I CAME BACK TO VERIFY. SO HE CAN DO THAT.

AND REAL QUICK, SOMETHING ALSO TO MENTION, THAT STUDY THAT WE HAD TWO MONTHS AGO, THAT THE RPC.

THEY GAVE US THOSE NICE LITTLE MAPS.

EACH MAP HAD -- EACH PARCEL, POA SEDGPOTENTIAL CLASSIFICATION, TE COLORING OF IT, THIS LOT ACTUALLY WAS ONE OF THE NONCONFORMING ONES IN ALMOST EVERYONE EXCEPT R-6 AND R-3.

SO WITH THAT, ON THAT PRELIMINARY STUDY, IT IS MORE OF A SAFER LOT. AGAIN, HE CAN DO THAT RIGHT NOW -- HE CAN CHANGE THAT BOUNDARY LINE AND PUT TWO

TRI-PLEXES. >> SEEING NONE, ARE YOU READY TO VOTE? ALL MEMBERS, CAST YOUR VOTE.

ALL MEMBERS CAST YOUR VOTE. EVS VOTED.

ANY MEMBER WISH TO CHANGE THEIR? MADAM CLERK, TAKE THE VOTE.

>> EIGHT YES, FOUR NO, ZERO OBJECT STAINED.

>> MOTION IS ADOPTED. ORDINANCE 131-2021-22 FIRST

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READING, AMENDING THE ZONING ORDINANCE AND MAP OF THE CITY OF CLARKSVILLE, APPLICATION OF J&N ENTERPRISES, INCORPORATED, FOR ZONE CHANGE ON PROPERTY LOCATED AT THE INTERSECTION OF POWERS STREET AND PEACH STREET FROM R-4 MULTIPLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT TO R-6 SINGLE FAMILY

RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT. >> BOTH REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION AND STAFF RECOMMENDED APPROVAL AND I SO MOVE.

>> SECOND. >> MOTION HAS BEEN MADE AND PROPERLY SECONDED IN FAVOR OF ORDINANCE 131.

ANY COUNCIL MEMBER HAVE A COMMENT OR QUESTION? SEEING NONE, HEARING NONE, ARE YOU READY TO VOTE? ALL MEMBERS CAST YOUR VOTE. EV. ANY MEMBER WISH TO CHANGE THEIR?

MADAM CLERK, TAKE THE VOTE. >> TEN YES, TWO NO, ZERO

ABSTAIN. >> ORDINANCE 131 IS ADOPTED.

COUNCILPERSON STREETMAN. >> ORDINANCE ORDINANCE 132-2021-22 FIRST READING, AMENDING THE ZONING ORDINANCE AND MAP OF THE CITY OF CLARKSVILLE, APPLICATION OF JEFF JERLES AND PAUL JERLES, SYD HEDRICK, AGENT, FOR ZONE CHANGE ON PROPERTY LOCATED AT THE INTERSECTION OF STATE ROUTE 374 AND PEA RIDGE ROAD AND THE EASTERN TERMINUS OF DEL RAY DRIVE FROM C-5 HIGHWAY AND ARTERIAL COMMERCIAL DISTRICT TO R-4 MULTIPLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT. BOTH REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION AND THE STAFF RECOMMENDED APPROVAL.

I SO MOVE. >> SECOND.

>> MOTION HAS BEEN MADE AND PROPERLY SECONDED IN FAVOR OF ORDINANCE 132. COUNCILPERSON REYNOLDS, YOU ARE

RECOGNIZED. >> YES, WE HAVE HEARD A LOT ABOUT DRAINAGE AND THE WATER ISSUES IN THE NEXT THREE ZONINGS. I WANTED TO READ SOMETHING.

THE CITY OF CLARKSVILLE DID A TREE CANOPY REPORT IN NOVEMBER OF 2015. HOPEFULLY ON OUR BUDGET DO BOTH TREE CANOPY AND TREE COUNT. BUT IN 2015, THE RESULTS OF THE TREE CANOPY STUDY, I WILL READ THIS PARAGRAPH, ADDITIONALLY THE STUDY INDICATES THAT THE CITY GAINED 8.4 PERCENT I A IMPERVI.

AN INCREASE IN IMPERVIUS SURFACE HAS DIRECT CORRELATION OF THE CITY TO HANDLE STORM WATER ESPECIALLY DURING UNUSUAL RAIN INCIDENTS. WHAT IS MORE SIGNIFICANT IN THIS SITUATION FOR CLARKSVILLE IS THE LOSS OF OTHER PREVIOUS GREEN SURFACES, 19.7% IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE INCREASE OF THE IMPERVIUS -- SOMEONE HELP ME, THANK YOU, SURFACE.

THUS THE STUDY INDICATES THAT THE CITY'S NATURAL ENVIRONMENT IS NOT ABLE TO HANDLE STORM WATER RUN-OFF NEARLY AS EFFICIENTLY AS IT DID IN 1997. EVEN WITH RESULTANT INCREASE IN LAND SIZE. SO THIS WAS WRITTEN IN 2015.

WE HAVE TAKEN OUT A WH WHOLE LOT MORE TREES SINCE THEN.

WE HAVE AN ENTIRE NEIGHBORHOOD SHOWING UP TO SAY THAT OVER THE PAST FEW YEARS, THIS IS GETTING WORSE INSTEAD OF BETTER.

SO THIS IS A DRAINAGE ISSUE THAT SHOULD BE RESOLVED BEFORE WE ADD MORE HOUSES TO THE ISSUE. THERE WAS CONVERSATIONS, I THINK ONE IS THE DRAIN PIPE UNDER PEA RIDGE NEEDS TO BE ENLARGED.

THE WHOLE NEEDS ROAD NEEDS TO BN OUT AND PUT BACK IN BEFORE WE ADD ANYTHING. IN ADDITION TO THAT, ON NEEDMORE ROAD, WHICH THESE CENTER ON, WE HAVE DONE OUR DUE DILIGENCE AS CITY COUNCIL IN PASSING AFFORDABLE HOUSING UNITS ON THAT ROAD UNTIL THAT ROAD IS WIDENED. WE HAVE ADDED ALMOST OVER 3,000 ROOFTOPS TO THAT ROAD. WE HAVE SET THE RECORD ON CITY COUNCIL FOR THE NUMBER OF REZONINGS PASSED OF -- IT HAS BEEN THE PAPER. WE HAVE DONE OUR DUE DILIGENCE.

IT IS TIME TO PAY ATTENTION TO RESIDENTS AS WE INFILL AND MAKE SURE WE ARE DOING MORE GOOD THAN HARM.

THANK YOU. >> COUNCILPERSON ALLEN, YOU ARE

RECOGNIZED. >> MAYOR, THIS IS REALLY A POINT OF ORDER. THE LAST VOTE -- I PUSHED THE WRONG BUTTON ON ACCIDENT. I TRIED TO PUSH -- BEFORE KAREN PUSHED HERS. BUT I WAS LATE.

>> OKAY. LET THE REPORT REFLECT SHE -- IT DOESN'T CHANGE YOUR VOTE BUT IT DOES EXPLAIN HER VOTE.

OKAY. COUNCILPERSON BUTLER, YOU ARE

RECOGNIZED. >> THANK YOU, MAYOR.

SO I KNOW, IT IS A BROKEN RECORD.

I PROMISED MYSELF EVERY TIME I THIS CAME UP, I WAS GOING TO SAY SOMETHING. WE DO DEFINITELY TALK ABOUT APARTMENT LIVING PEOPLE WHICH IS LISLESSER, THE MAYOR CORRECTED E

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ON THE ONE PERTAINING TO MY NEIGHBORHOOD.

WHAT IS FUNNY, THE SUBSIDIZED HOUSING THAT WAS GOING TO GO INTO MY NEIGHBORHOOD I WAS ALSO FOR.

WE HAVE GOT TO STOP DEMONIZING PEOPLE THAT LIVE IN APARTMENTS.

APARTMENTS ARE HOMES. THAT IS THEIR HOME.

THEY DON'T OWN IT BUT IT IS STILL THEIR HOME.

THEY STILL PAINT THE WALLS, THEY STILL RAISE THEIR BABIES THERE.

I WILL KEEP SAYING THAT EVEN IF I SOUND LIKE A BROKEN RECORD.

SOMETHING THAT WAS SAID BY ONE OF THE SPEAKERS IS THAT WE GET A FINAL SAY IN THESE AND WE DON'T. THAT'S SOMETHING THAT I WANTED TO POINT OUT. WE GET A LOT OF EMAILS ABOUT SUBDIVISION APPROVALS, WHICH IS SOMETHING THAT WE HAVE NO ANYTHING ON. THIS IS OUR LAST OPPORTUNITY TO SAY ANYTHING ABOUT THIS. AND I THINK THAT THERE'S A PURPOSE TO THAT. I'M NOT A SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT.

THE BUILDERS ARE SAYING I'M NOT AN ENGINEER.

I'M NOT A SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT. I'M NOT AN ENGINEER.

ALL I CAN DO IS REGURGITATE THE THINGS SAID TO ME.

SO MY UNDERSTANDING IS THAT WHEN YOU IMPROVE AN AREA, YOU IMPROVE THE AREA. SO WHEN YOU BUILD ALL OF THIS CONCRETE, YOU ARE PUTTING IN THE DRAINS AND STUFF LIKE THAT.

THE ONLY ISSUE THAT I HAVE IS I KNOW THAT IN THE PAST, AND I HAVE READ IT IN THE NEWSPAPER, WHEN WE ARE SUPPOSED TO BE IMPROVING THESE AREAS BUT THEY DON'T GET IMPROVED AS WE GO.

THAT IS MY CONCERN WITH THIS ONE.

I HOPE THAT THE FLOODING ISSUES, THIS ONE AND THE OTHER ONES THAT ARE THE SAME, I HOPE THAT THE DRAINAGE ISSUES GET ADDRESSED WHEN THESE BUILDINGS GO IN. I'M TELLING THAT TO YOU BUILDERS, GUYS. TAKE CARE OF THE ISSUES.

AS FAR AS I KNOW, YA'LL DO. MINUS THE ONE I READ IN THE NEWSPAPER A LITTLE WHILE AGO. TO THIS SPECIFIC ZONING, MANY OF THE OTHER ZONINGS AND TO THE COMMENT ABOUT THE HOUSING IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD, THE LAND USE PLAN ALLOTS FOR A MIXTURE OF HOUSING.

THE GOAL IS TO GET A MIXTURE OF HOUSING OPTIONS.

BECAUSE OF THAT, BECAUSE OF THE EQUITIABILITY OF IT.

HAVING DIFFERENT TYPES OF HOUSING IN AN AREA IS WHAT MAKES IT COHESIVE. IT MAKES IT A NICE NEIGHBORHOOD.

I KNOW THAT ESPECIALLY WHEN WE PUT A LOT OF MONEY INTO OUR PROPERTIES, I KNOW THAT WE WANT OUR LITTLE AREA TO BE THE WAY OUR LITTLE AREA IS. EVEN OUR LAND USE PLAN ADMITS THAT WE HAVE TO HAVE A MIXTURE OF HOUSING OPTIONS.

SO THAT IS MY NOT SO MUCH JUST FOR THIS ONE, THIS IS THE ONE WHERE I WROTE ALL THIS DOWN. THAT'S MY SPIEL.

LAST THING, I PROMISE, I THINK WE HAVE A TRAFFIC PROBLEM.

I HONESTLY THINK OUR TRAFFIC PROBLEM IS MORE A DRIVER PROBLEM THAN A ROAD PROBLEM. THANK YOU.

>> COUNCILPERSON MARQUIS, YOU ARE RECOGNIZED.

>> THANK YOU, MAYOR. ALL RIGHT, SO, EVERYBODY HERE HAS THAT LITTLE HANDOUT OF THE DRAINAGE ARROWS PRETTY MUCH.

AND I ACTUALLY MADE A REALLY BIG ONE.

SO THAT THE PUBLIC CAN ALSO SEE A LITTLE BIT.

SAME THING THAT YOU GUYS ALL HAVE.

BUT I JUST WANTED TO POINT OUT THAT THE COLORING OF IT, SO THE ORANGE ARROWS PRETTY MUCH DEPICT THE LEAST AMOUNT OF WATER VOLUME MOVING TO THE PURPLE, THEN THE BLUE GOING ALL THE WAY DOWN TO THE RED. SO RIGHT HERE, WHICH IS MISS MORGAN'S PROPERTY OBVIOUSLY.

THE WATER FLOWS DOWNWARD TO THE CORNER HERE, C-5 TO THAT DRAINAGE PIPE GOING DOWN TO THAT BASIN.

THE PROPERTY WE ARE TALKING ABOUT IS THIS BLUE BOX.

THIS IS GOING TO STAY THE SAME. YOU ARE SEEING TVA EASEMENT, THEY CANNOT LEGALLY BUILD BUILDINGS ON TVA EASEMENTS.

THAT'S GOING TO DECREASE THE NUMBER OF LOTS OR APARTMENTS THAT THEY CAN BUILD. SO IT IS NOT GOING TO BE 139 BECAUSE OF THAT LEGAL ISSUE THAT THEY CANNOT PUT A BUILDING UNDER THERE. ALSO BECAUSE OF THAT, I'M TOLD THAT THEY CAN'T CONNECT IT. THIS IS GOING TO BE A VERY ISOLATED COMMUNITY. IT IS NOT GOING TO DEELT WITH THEM AND SO THE WATER PROBLEM THAT WE ARE HAVING, SEEING, FROM THE NORTH -- LITTLE BIT FROM THE EAST -- FROM THE WEST, SORRY.

AND SO IT IS, HONESTLY, THE PROBLEM IS COMING FROM EVERYBODY. AROUND MISS MORGAN MORE THAN

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THIS PROPERTY HONESTLY. AND SO IF WE -- ACCORDING TO THE ENGINEERS, I ASKED ABOUT HOW THIS WAS WORKING, THEY ARE THE ONES THAT DREW THIS. THEY WENT OUT THERE TO LOOK AT THE WATER FLOW ALSO. A LOT OF THAT WATER FLOW, BECAUSE IT IS COMING FROM THE NORTH, THEY ARE LOOKING AT WHY THAT'S HAPPENING BECAUSE THAT PIPE IS SUPPOSED TO WITHSTAND A C-5 ZONING. BUT YOU ARE HAVING MORE WATER RUN-OFF THAN POSSIBLE. I WILL SPEAK TO THAT LATER.

THAT'S ALSO GIVING THIS PROPERTY MORE WATER AS WELL.

IF IT IS DRAINAGE, THE PROBLEM IS NOT THIS PROPERTY WITH REGARDS TO DRAINAGE. IT IS EVERYBODY ELSE, UNFORTUNATELY, THAT'S PUSHING WATER OUT AND THEN, AGAIN, R-4 IS A LESS ARE ZONING AND YOU DID HEAR MR. HEDRICK SAY THAT HE IS CALLING THAT GIANT TRUCKING -- YEAH, YEAH, WHICH I THINK WOULD BE DETRIMENTAL HONESTLY. THERE IS A CAUSE TO WHAT'S HAPPENING WITH THE WATER. WHEN I ASKED ABOUT THE STAGNANT WATER, THE BASIN ACROSS FROM PEA RIDGE, APEARC APPARENTLY IT IS D TO LOOK THAT WAY. ONE IT FILLS UP, ACROSS THE STREET WITH PUBLICATION PUBLIX, THERE WILLBE A CONNECTI.

IT IS NOT 100 PERCENT. THEY -- BECAUSE THAT PIPE IS ALREADY -- IT IS RATED FOR C-5. SO THEY DON'T SEE REALLY THIS ADDING TO IT. IF ANYTHING, IT IS GOING TO TAKE IT AWAY. THE PROBLEM IS IN THE NORTH.

WHICH IS COMING UP IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF ZONINGS.

>> COUNCILPERSON ZACHARIAS, YOU ARE RECOGNIZED.

>> THANK YOU, MAYOR. SO I WANT TO GO A BIT OFF SCRIPT HERE. I HAD SOME REMARKS PREPARED.

BUT EVERYBODY ALREADY KNOWS HOW I FEEL ABOUT DEVELOPMENT ON NEEDMORE, I DON'T NEED TO SAY THAT AGAIN.

I'M NOT GOING TO TALK ABOUT DRAINAGE BECAUSE IF YOU STILL BELIEVE THAT DRAINAGE IS NOT GOING TO BE AN ISSUE WITH THIS DEVELOPMENT, THEN NOTHING I SAY IN THE NEXT COUPLE MINUTES IS GOING TO CHANGE YOUR MIND. INSTEAD, I'M GOING TO APPEAL TO THE PURPOSE OR THE REASON THAT YOU APPLIED IN MY CASE, RAN, MOST EVERYBODY ELSE'S CASES, TO REPRESENT THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE. I WANT YOU TO LOOK OUT, HOW LONG HAS IT BEEN SINCE WE HAVE HAD THIS MANY PEOPLE AT A CITY COUNCIL MEETING? IF WE ARE NOT HERE TO REPRESENT THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE THEN WHAT ARE WE DOING HERE.

PLEASE VOTE NO ON THIS. THANK YOU.

>> COUNCILPERSON REYNOLDS, YOU ARE RECOGNIZED.

>> I WOULD JUST LIKE TO SAY THAT 90% OF THE COMMENTS TONIGHT WERE NOT ABOUT BUILDING APARTMENTS. THEY ARE ABOUT THE ISSUE OF DRAINAGE AND BLOCKING THE DRAINAGE.

LAST MEETING I SHARED A PICTURE. WE LITERALLY APPROVED A HOUSE THAT IS NOW UNDER A PUDDLE OF WATER EVERY TIME IT RAINS.

THAT OWNER IS ACTUALLY -- THEY ARE BUILDING A BRAND NEW HOUSE AND THE OWNER WILL PROBABLY HAVE TO HAVE FLOOD INSURANCE ON A HOUSE. THIS IS IN THIS WATER -- I DON'T KNOW THE RIGHT WORD. THESE ARE NOT ISOLATED.

THIS IS ALL THE WATER DRAINAGE THROUGH THESE NEIGHBORS HOODS TO NEIGHBORHOODS FORTHE FIELD. JUST FIXING A PIECE HERE, PIECE THERE. WE NEED TO ADDRESS IT.

OR AS I SAID, SOMETIMES THERE IS PROPERTY THAT YOU JUST SHOULDN'T BUILD ON. THERE ARE TIMES IN OUR COMMUNITYS THAT THERE IS JUST PROPERTY THAT IS NOT SUITABLE TO PUT MORE BUILDINGS ON. I MAINTAIN THAT THE WAY THAT THE WATER FLOWS THROUGH THIS, IS THAT WE SHOULD LET THIS BE A DRAINAGE AREA AND NOT BLOCK OFF THE WATER BECAUSE I DON'T KNOW ABOUT THE REST OF YOU, BUT EVERY MONTH I'M GETTING A NEIGHBOR OR RESIDENT WRITING TO ME ABOUT DRAINAGE.

AND THEY ARE SAYING, I TOLD THEM WHEN THEY BUILT THOSE HOUSES THREE YEARS AGO, I TOLD THEM WHEN THEY BUILT THAT ROAD A YEAR AGO, THAT THIS WAS GOING TO HAPPEN.

AND NOW LOOK, THERE IS A RUT IN MY BACKYARD OR RUT AND THE CITY DIDN'T LISTEN TO ME WHEN I TOLD THEM THIS WAS GOING TO BE A PROBLEM. DRAINAGE IS PROBLEM.

I HOPE THAT YOU VOTE NO. BEST INTEREST ON ALL THREE OF

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THESE. >> COUNCILPERSON LITTLE.

>> THANK YOU, MAYOR. I GUESS I WILL START WITH THE OBVIOUS THING. THIS IS ALREADY C-5 PROPERTY.

SO THE THING ABOUT SAYING WE NEED TO KEEP THIS AS DRAINAGE IS ZONED C-5, IT DOESN'T MEAN IT IS GOING TO STAY FOR DRAINAGE ISSUES. WHAT HE SAID WAS GIVEN A VISUAL A VISION, BUCK-EES. I WENT THERE TWICE ON A VACATION TRIP. I ALTHOUGH LOVED IT.

LOVED IT. BUT AT THE SAME TIME, VERY LILITTLE GREEN SPACE. THERE IS CONCRETE.

THAT'S WHERE THE THING IS. IF WE DO A C-5 AND KEEP IT THAT WAY, I UNDERSTAND PEOPLE WANT TO KEEP IT AS A LOT AND EMPTY.

BUT IT DOESN'T HAVE TO STAY THAT WAY.

AT THAT POINT, WE CAN'T CHANGE ANYTHING ABOUT IT.

SO WITH R-4, AT LEAST IT IS GIVING US A LITTLE MORE GREEN SPACE. IT IS STILL LEAVING AN OPPORTUNITY FOR SOME DRAINAGE AND THINGS LIKE THAT.

WHEN WAS TALKING ABOUT THE DRAINAGE ISSUES HERE, CONCRETE IS NOT ABSORBENT. THE BIG ISSUE I DO HAVE IS WITH THE, EVERYTHING DRAINING OUT AS FAR AS THE TRAFFIC ON TO PEA RIDGE. I COULD SEE THAT BECOMING A BIG ISSUE. BUCKEES, FAR SURPASS A R-4

DEVELOPMENT. >> COUNCILPERSON RICHMOND.

>> THANK YOU, MAYOR. I THINK MY QUESTION MAY BE FOR COUNCILPERSON FROM WARD 10. I DON'T KNOW IF SHE IS ABLE TO SPEAK. I THINK MY MAIN QUESTION IS, THERE'S A DRAINAGE CONCERN AND THE STREET DEPARTMENT APPROVED IT. SO I THINK MY QUESTION, I LEAN TOWARD OUR CITY EXPERTS. THEY ARE THE SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTS IN THE FIELD. SO IF THERE IS A DRAINAGE ISSUE FROM A ZONING CONCERN GOING INTO THE STREET DEPARTMENT AND RPC KNOWING WHAT'S GOING TO BE BUILT THERE, I THINK THEY WOULD PUSH BACK OR FEED US THAT INFORMATION.

SO I THINK WHILE I'M TORN BETWEEN A PREVIOUS SPEAKER THINKING ABOUT THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE, I'M TOTALLY WITH,, YOU ARE THE REASON WE ARE HERE. PART OF THAT MIX AND PART OF THAT EXPERTISE IN LOOKING OUT FOR YOUR BEST INTEREST IS OUR STREET DEPARTMENT. SO THEY NOTE NOTED THE DRAINAGT OBVIOUSLY IT IS NOT SUCH TO THE DEGREE THAT THEY DISAPPROVE IT.

SO I DON'T KNOW IF THE CHAIR OF THE -- OR -- I DON'T KNOW IF YOU CAN SPEAK TO IT OR IF THIS IS A QUESTION FOR YOU.

THAT'S JUST WHERE MY MIND GOES. IS THAT IT IS A DRAINAGE ISSUE THAT IS GOING TO BE THERE, C-5, C26, C77.

IT IS A DRAINAGE ISSUE. THE STREET DEPARTMENT HOPEFULLY WILL WORK WITH US AS A PREVIOUS SPEAKER ALSO SAID, THAT WE CAN ADDRESS THAT. THAT IS OUR GOAL.

AS WE PUT THE 2020 TRAFFIC PLAN TOGETHER, THOSE ARE THE THINGS THAT -- WE ARE AN ADOLESCENT, UGLY PUBESCENT TEEN HERE AS A CITY. WE ARE GROWING.

THE SHOES DON'T FIT. I HAVE SAID IT BEFORE.

OUR HAIR A PRICKLY. OUR VOICE IS CHANGING.

WE HAVE TO ADDRESS IT. S IT IS TURBULENCE.

HOLD ON AS WE BUILD THESE. ON BEHALF OF THE STREET DEPARTMENT, I APOLOGIZE. I GET -- WE HAVE TO CATCH UP WITH INFRASTRUCTURE CHALLENGES. I'M REALLY TORN AS TO WHAT I WANT TO DO HERE BECAUSE THE DEVELOPER HAS THE RIGHT TO REZONE THE PROPERTY. THAT'S WHAT -- TO SIT UP HERE AND SAY, THEY ARE GOING TO MAKE A LOT OF MONEY, THAT'S WHAT ECONOMICS IS. THEY ARE HERE TO MAKE AN INCOME, JUST LIKE EVERYONE ELSE. THE INFRASTRUCTURE IS MY CON CONCERN. SO I WISH THERE WAS SOME WAY THE STREET DEPARTMENT OR REPRESENTATIVE -- I DON'T KNOW IF MR. COWAN IS HERE. I DON'T KNOW ENOUGH ABOUT ROBERTS RULES TO ADDRESS THAT. I GO BACK TO BLACK AND WHITE.

LOOKING AT THE ZONING CASE. IT SAYS APPROVAL APPROVAL.

DRAINAGE ISSUE, NOTED. THAT'S WHERE I'M AT.

CAN ANYBODY SPEAK TO THE -- IS IT SO BAD THEY CAN'T ZONE IT?

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>> I THINK THIS IS COUNCILPERSON, THIS IS A ZONING REQUEST. UNTIL WE HAVE A SITE PLAN TO KNOW WHAT THEY ARE GOING TO DO WITH THE PROPERTY, THE STREET DEPARTMENT WOULD BE HARD TO OPINE ON WHAT THE DRAINAGE IS.

>> SO THERE'S NIGH ANSWER. MY ANSWER.

I'M FOR IT. IF THE STREET DEPARTMENT APPROVED. WE GET INTO THE WEEDS AS TO WHAT A DEVELOPER IS GOING TO DO. THAT GOES INTO CONDITIONAL ZONING. THE STREET DEPARTMENT IS FOR IT, THEY ARE MY SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT.

I'M SORRY, NEIGHBORS, THAT'S WHAT WE PAY THEM FOR.

THAT'S ONE OF THE WAYS TO GET THE DRAINAGE ISSUE FIXED.

I WOULD HATE TO JEOPARDIZE A CURRENT DEVELOPER BASED ON A PAST PREVIOUS LEADERSHIP AT THE STREET DEPARTMENT AND CONSIDERING DHA THAT MOTHER NAE HAS OCCURRED.

I WILL ASK SUPPORT OF THIS. IT IS A DEVELOPER TRYING TO REZONE HIS PROPERTY. I DON'T KNOW IF WE ARE FURTHER ENOUGH IN THE CONVERSATION TO DISCUSSION SOME OTHER THINGS.

THAT'S WHERE I STAND ON IT. THANK YOU.

>> TO ADD CLARITY, THE STREET DEPARTMENT DOESN'T APPROVE ZONING. THEY MERELY OFFER COMMENTS.

>> RIGHT. >> ON THE REQUEST.

>> WHICH IN THIS CASE, THEY ARE APPROVED THAT THE DRAINAGE -- THEY NOTE T THE DRAINAGE. THE DRAINAGE IS NOT TO THE POINT WHERE IT SHOULD NOT BE REZONED BECAUSE THAT WOULD THEN REVERT TO A DISAPPROVAL. AM I TRACKING.

>> WELL, BUT THEY DON'T VOTE UP AND DOWN.

>> THAT'S OUR JOB. BUT IN TERMS OF -- YEAH, BUT IN TERMS OF WOULD THE DRAINAGE IMPEDE THE ZONING, THEY ARE

RECOMMENDATION TO BE DISAPPROVE. >> THEY WOULD MERELY MAKE COMMENTS REGARDING CONCERNS ABOUT DRAINAGE, TRAFFIC, THE LIST IS LONG AS A NICKEL SHOESTRING.

>> THEY DIDN'T HAVE ANY COMMENTS TO SAY THAT DRAINAGE IS AN ISSUE. THAT'S THE CONSISTENT THEME.

DRAINING IS AN ISSUE. >> COUNCILPERSON ALLEN.

>> SO THE FIRST THING THAT I WANT TO ADDRESS IS THE WHOLE THING ABOUT -- THE PREVIOUS SPEAKER TALKED ABOUT, MR. HEDRICK SAID SOMETHING ABOUT IT UP HERE, IF WE DON'T REZONE THIS, I WILL CALL BUCKEES. WITH, YOU ARE ALREADY ZONED FOR BUCKEES, IF YOU WANTED TO PUT BUCKEES THERE, YOU WOULD HAVE.

WE CAN'T LOOK AT A THREAT OF WE WILL PUT THIS HERE.

BUCKEES IS NOT GOING TO MAKE ENOUGH MONEY ON THIS CORNER.

WE HAVE TO KNOW THAT SOMETHING, IF WE KEEP IT A C-5, SOMETHING SENSIBLE IS GOING TO GO THERE. NOTHING HAS BEEN BUILT HERE AS OF YET. WE DO KNOW CLARKSVILLE IS GROWING. WE AS COUNCIL HAVE TO LOOK AT WHAT ARE THE RISKS LEAVING IN C-5 AND WHAT ARE THE RISKS OF US CHANGING OVER TO A R-4. THAT'S REALLY ALL I HAVE TO SAY.

DON'T LET A THREAT CHANGE YOUR DECISION, THANK YOU.

>> ANYONE ELSE WISH TO SPEAK REGARDING ORDINANCE 132.

SEEING NONE, HEARING NONE. ARE YOU READY TO VOTE? ALL MEMBERS CAST YOUR VOTE .

EVERY MEMBERS VOTED. ANY MEMBER WISH TO CHANGE THEIR? MADAM CLERK, TAKE THE VOTE. MADAM CLERK, TAKE THE VOTE.

>> 6 YES, 6 NO, ZERO ABSTAIN. >> ORDINANCE 132 FAILS.

COUNCILPERSON STREETMAN, YOU ARE RECOGNIZED.

ORDINANCE 133-2021-22 FIRST READING, AMENDING THE ZONING ORDINANCE AND MAP OF THE CITY OF CLARKSVILLE, APPLICATION OF NANCY BAGWELL, J. CHRIS FIELDER, AGENT.

FOR ZONE CHANGE ON PROPERTY LOCATED AT THE INTERSECTION OF OLD RUSSELLVILLE PIKE AND HICKORY TRACE ROAD FROM R-1 SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT TO C-5 HIGHWAY AND ARTERIAL COMMERCIAL DISTRICT RPC:APPROVAL/APPROVAL THE REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION AND STAFF RECOMMENDED APPROVAL AND I SO MOVE.

>> MOTION HAS BEEN MADE AND PROPERLY SECONDED IN FAVOR OF ORDINANCE 133. ANY MEMBER HAVE A COMMENT OR QUESTION REGARDING ORDINANCE 133? SEEING NONE. HEARING NONE.

ARE YOU READY TO VOTE? ALL MEMBERS CAST YOUR VOTE . EVERY MEMBERS VOTED.

ANY MEMBER WISH TO CHANGE THEIR? MADAM CLERK, TAKE THE VOTE.

MADAM CLERK, PLEASE TAKE THE VOTE.

>> 12 YES, ZERO NO, ZERO ABSTAIN.

>> ORDINANCE 133 IS ADOPTED. COUNCILPERSON STREETMAN.

ORDINANCE 134-2021-22 FIRST READING, AMENDING THE ZONING ORDINANCE AND MAP OF THE CITY OF CLARKSVILLE, APPLICATION OF BJ PROPERTIES FOR ZONE CHANGE ON PROPERTY LOCATED AT THE INTERSECTION OF MADISON STREET AND DENNY ROAD FROM C-5 HIGHWAY AND ARTERIAL COMMERCIAL DISTRICT TO R-4 MULTIPLE FAMILY

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RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT. THE REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION AND STAFF BOTH RECOMMENDED APPROVAL AND I SO MOVE.

>> MOTION HAS BEEN MADE AND PROPERLY SECONDED IN FAVOR OF THE ORDINANCE 134. ANY MEMBER HAVE A COMMENT OR QUESTION REGARDING ORDINANCE 134.

HEARING NONE, SEEING NONE. ARE YOU READY TO VOTE.

ALL MEMBERS CAST YOUR VOTE .

EVERY MEMBERS VOTED. ANY MEMBER WISH TO CHANGE THEIR?

MADAM CLERK, TAKE THE VOTE. >> 12 YES, ZERO NO, ZERO

ABSTAIN. >> ORDINANCE 134 IS ADOPTED.

COUNCILPERSON STREETMAN. >> ORDINANCE ORDINANCE 135-2021-22 AMENDING THE ZONING ORDINANCE AND MAP OF THE CITY OF CLARKSVILLE, APPLICATION OF MARY RITTER, BRUCE MCGAHA, AGENT. FOR ZONE CHANGE ON PROPERTY LOCATED AT THE INTERSECTION OF NEEDMORE ROAD AND THRUSH DRIVE FROM R-1 SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT TO R-5 RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT. BOTH THE REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION AND THE STAFF RECOMMENDED DISAPPROVAL.

I MOVE FOR APPROVAL. >> MOTION HAS BEEN MADE AND PROPERLY SECONDED IN FAVOR OF ORDINANCE 135.

COUNCILPERSON REYNOLDS, YOU ARE RECOGNIZED.

>> JUST EVERYTHING I HAVE SAID IN THE PAST.

BUT ALSO IT IS TIME THAT WE LET OUR INFRASTRUCTURE CATCH UP BEFORE WE KEEP PUTTING MORE INFILL ON NEEDMORE ROAD.

>> COUNCILPERSON STREETMAN, YOU ARE RECOGNIZED.

>> THANK YOU, MAYOR. I WANT TO CLARIFY SOME THINGS THAT WERE SAID EARLIER. THERE WAS SOME QUESTIONS THAT WERE MADE AS THAT POSSIBLY THE REGIONAL A PLANNING COMMISSION AND STAFF VOTED AGAINST IT BECAUSE THE DRAINAGE.

I GO OVER THE STAFF RECOMMENDATION, IT SAID PROPOSED ZONING REQUEST IS INCONSISTENT WITH THE ADOPTED LAND USE PLAN.

THE PROPOSED R-5 RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT IS OUT OF CHARACTER WITH THE SURROUNDING R-1 SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT.

MILD TRANSITION OF SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DENSITY SUCH AS R-1 A SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL WOULD BE A MORE APPROPRIATE EXAMPLE OF INCREASING DENSITY AND DEVELOPMENT POTENTIAL FOR THIS PROPERTY WITHOUT AFFECTING THE CHARACTER OF THE SURROUNDING SINGLE FAMILY DEVELOPMENT. IT IS NOT MENTIONING DRAINAGE.

DRAINAGE IS ABSOLUTELY AN ISSUE. WE CAN SEE THAT YOU LOOK ON HERE, WHICH WAY THE WATER IS RUNNING.

PUT MORE CONCRETE IN THAT AREA RIGHT THERE, IT IS GOING TO CONTINUE TO FLOW THAT WAY. ONE BIG ISSUE, WHEN YOU TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE RIGHT THERE.

THIS IS AN ESTABLISHED OLDER NEIGHBORHOOD.

ALL THE WAY AROUND, IT IS R-1 FOR DAYS.

YES, FURTHER DOWN CLOSER TO THE INTERSECTION, YOU HAVE GOT R-4.

C-5. BUT RIGHT HERE IN THE MIDST OF ALL OF THESE HOMES, THIS IS ALL R-1.

HAD THIS COME IN AT SOMETHING SUCH AS A R-1 A, STILL LOOKING AT HOUSES AND STILL FITTING WITH THE NEIGHBORHOOD AND WITH THE VICINITY RIGHT THERE, I THINK THIS IS SOMETHING THAT LIKELY WOULD HAVE APPROVED BY THE STAFF, POSSIBLY BY THE COMMISSION. BUT BASED ON IT BEING ASKED AS R-5 AND PUTTING UP, I THINK IT WAS SOMETHINGS POTENTIAL BUILDINGS WITH 7 TO 8 UNITS EACH, YOU ARE PUTTING QUITE A LOT THERE. TO CLARIFY, I UNDERSTAND THAT THERE IS A RETENTION POND THERE. I AM GOING TO KIND OF STRESS ON THAT, THAT IT WAS STATED DURING THE REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING THAT IT MAY. AND WITHOUT A DOUBT, I KNOW THAT THEY HAVE A GOOD ENGINEER BUT THAT WAS ALSO WHY HE DID NOT FULLY COMMIT TO SAYING WILL AND IN MY OPINION, HE SAID MAY.

SO I'M NOT SURE THAT THAT RETENTION POND IS GOING TO CREATE IT AND FROM TALKING TO SOMEONE THAT KIND OF GREW UP IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD, HE REFERENCED HE THOUGHT THAT THERE WAS ACTUALLY A POND IN THAT AREA BACK IN THE DAY THAT DIDN'T STOP ANYTHING. I DO KNOW THAT -- I GREW UP GOING OVER THIS AREA, MY GRANDMOTHER LIVED SHORTLY UP THE AREA. I'M FAMILIAR WITH THIS AREA.

THERE HAS ALWAYS BEEN A LOT OF WATER THAT HAS COME THERE.

IF YOU ADD CONSIDERABLE AMOUNT OF CONCRETE RIGHT THERE, YOU ARE

ONLY GOING TO EXACERBATE THAT. >> COUNCILPERSON MARQUIS.

>> SO THIS IS ACTUALLY -- YOU CAN SAY THE PROBLEM POD TO THE DRAINAGE ISSUES. WATER FROM THIS PLOT IS TOUCHING THAT PLOT WITH THAT HOME THAT WE HAVE ALL THESE PICTURES OF THAT IS FLOODING. ALTHOUGH I WAS TOLD BUILDINGS AND CODE DID GO OUT THERE TO VERIFY AND THAT IT IS TO SPEC AND THAT'S WHY THE -- THE WAY THAT THE HOUSE IS BUILT IS TAKING INTO ACCOUNT THE WATER. IT IS ELEVATED ALSO.

BUT, HOWEVER, THE ISSUE IS THE FACT THAT THIS PLOT HAS A

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DRAINAGE PIPE THAT IS TOO SMALL FOR IT.

IT WOULD BE IDEAL TO PUT A BIGGER DRAINAGE PIPE IN IT.

HOWEVER, IT IS MY UNDERSTANDING THAT THE STREETS DEPARTMENT DENIED THIS BECAUSE IT WOULD MEAN MORE WATER ON MISS MORGAN'S PROPERTY. IN ORDER TO NOT DO THAT, THE PIPE IS PRETTY MUCH STAYING AS IT IS.

SO WHAT'S HAPPENING IS THE WATER IS BACKING UP FROM THAT INTO WHERE YOU SEE THAT HOUSE AND IN SOME OF THE OTHER AREAS AS WELL.

AGAIN, BECAUSE THIS PLOT IS NOT --

>> HAS NO DRAINAGE FORMAT, THE DEVELOPERS ARE ATTEMPTING TO PUT IN ORDER TO STOP THAT WATER FROM GOING TO THAT HOUSE AND CONTINUING SOUTH, SO THAT'S SOMETHING.

ANOTHER ISSUE I THINK AS TO WHY THE MAY IS BECAUSE THEY CAN RETAIN THEIR WATER. HOWEVER, THIS IS AN OLDER NEIGHBORHOOD. THE DRAINAGE SYSTEM FROM THIS NEIGHBORHOOD IS FROM BACK WHEN IT WAS IN THE COUNTY TIME.

WHEN THEY WENT OUT THERE, IT WAS NOTED THAT SOME OF IT IS -- WAS PUT IN BEFORE THE CURRENT CODE STANDARDS.

THEY ARE UP TO SPEC WITH REGARS TO WHAT WE WOULD LIKE IT TO BE.

SOME OF IT IS OLDER. WHERE SOME PIPES MAY HAVE BEEN CRUSHED OVER TIME. THE WATER IS BACKING UP.

IT IS ACTUALLY A MAINTENANCE ISSUE AND I THINK THAT'S WHAT WE ARE SEEING IN A LOT OF THE OLDER NEIGHBORHOODS THAT WERE PART OF COUNTY. OVER TIME, WHEN THEY GOT ANNEXED, IT WASN'T REASSESSED AS TO WHAT IS HAPPENING.

WE HAVE CONTINUED DOWN THE LIERCH.

I THINK AS A CITY WE SHOULD GO BACK TO THESE COMMUNITIES THAT WERE ANNEXED AND READDRESS THEIR PIPES.

SOME OF THEM DO NEED TO BE FIXED IN ORDER TO STOP THE BACKFLOW OF WATER WE ARE SEEING IN SOME OF THE AREAS.

SOME OF THEM WERE DESIGNED TO BE THAT WAY.

OTHERS ARE BECAUSE OF BACKUP OF THESE UNMAINTAINED PIPES.

IN THIS CASE, THIS PLOT DOES NOT HAVE ADEQUATE DRAINAGE AND IT IS HURTING EVERYBODY AROUND. THEIR SOLUTION IS TO PUT THAT THERE. BUT AGAIN, IT ALSO NEEDS A SOLUTION FROM THE REST OF THE COMMUNITY SO STREETS DOES NEED TO GO IN AND ADDRESS SOME OF THAT.

THOSE TWO THINGS TOGETHER SHOULD FIX THE PROBLEM HERE THAT WE ARE SEEING. THAT'S WHAT WE GOT ON THE LITTLE DIAGRAM, THE WEIRD SHAPED ONE. GOOD PORTION OF THAT PARCEL CANNOT BE USED. THAT'S WHAT THEY ARE DOING, DOING THE DRAINAGE SYSTEM. IF THEY RETAIN THAT.

THE HOUSE WILL BE PROTECTED FROM THIS PROPERTY.

IT IS CONNECTED TO THIS PROPERTY.

IT IS AFFECTING THAT ONE. THEN THEY CANNOT COME ON TO NEEDMORE, THEY HAVE TO GO THROUGH THRUSH WHICH HAS A STOP SIGN APPARENTLY. I ASKED THEM FOR A TRAFFIC STUDY ABOUT THAT. I WAS TOLD THAT, BECAUSE THIS PLOT IS SO TINY, IT DID NOT MEET THE REQUIREMENT FOR A TRAFFIC STUDY. SO THEY DIDN'T HAVE ONE.

ONE OF THE MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC BY WIDENING NEEDMORE, IN THE DIAGRAM, THEY DID LEAVE OUT 15-FOOT FOR EASE EASEMENT.

FIVE FIN-FOOT LANDSCAPING STRIP. AGAIN, THIS IS A PROBLEM PLOT THAT NEEDS SOME KIND OF DRAINAGE ISSUE IN ORDER TO FIX WHAT'S MOVING, PRETTY MUCH. THAT'S WHAT I WANTED TO SAY ON

THAT. >> COUNCILPERSON RICHMOND, YOU

ARE RECOGNIZED. >> THANK YOU, MAYOR.

TO REMIND MY PEERS, WHEN THEY SAY THE CITY, STREET, THAT'S US.

WE HAVE TO PAY FOR IT. WE CAN THROW PROPOSED IDEAS.

BUT I ALSO REMEMBER WHEN WE KICKED THE CAN ABOUT THE STREETS DOWN THE ROAD, THEN NOBODY WANTED TO INCREASE TAXES TO PAY FOR IT. SO DEVELOPERS HELP US FIX INFRASTRUCTURE. I UNDERSTAND THAT THE PERSON SAID IT MAY FIX IT. BUT RIGHT NOW, WE JUST ADDRESS THE PROBLEM. WE HAVE DRAINAGE ISSUES.

DEVELOPERS, I BELIEVE THE PREVIOUS SPEAKER JUST SPOKE TO, THESE ARE OLDER PIPES, OLDER DRAINS, ENTREPRENEURS HELP THE CITY FIX INFRASTRUCTURE AND ABSORB SOME OF THOSE COSTS.

SOO JUST WANT TO KEEP THAT IN MIND.

SOMEBODY HAS TO PAY FOR IT, RESIDENTS? WHEN WE HAVE PIPE ISSUES. WE CAN COME TO YOU AND SAY, WE

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HAVE A PIPE SH ISSUE, YOU HAVE BROUGHT IT TO OUR ATTENTION, THANK YOU. THE STREET DEPARTMENT NEEDS THE MONEY, CAN WE RAISE YOUR TAXES TO GET IT FROM YOU.

OR WE SAY, HEY, MR. DEVELOPER, YOU WANT TO BUILD AND CREATE NEWLY, THIS IS WHAT IT WILL COST YOU, THE STREET DEPARTMENT CAN USE YOUR ENGINEER'S EXPERTISE AND YOUR DEVELOPMENT DOLLARS TO OFFSET THIS COST TO THE BENEFIT OF THE RESIDENTS.

I UNDERSTAND -- I AGREE MIXED USE, I UNDERSTAND NOT IN MY BACKYARD, THAT'S MY UNDERSTANDING.

SO I TEND TO APPROACH THESE FROM AN ECONOMIC POINT OF VIEW.

WE DO NEED THE DRAINAGE BUT WE ALSO COULD USE SOME SUPPORT IN PAYING FOR IT. THANK YOU.

>> COUNCILPERSON REYNOLDS. >> I WOULD LIKE TO REMIND EVERYONE THAT LAST YEAR WE LITERALLY RAISED TAXES TO PAY FOR INFRASTRUCTURE. LITERALLY.

SO ALL I'M SAYING IS, WE NEED TO USE THOSE TAXES TO TAKE CARE OF OUR RESIDENTS. YES, TO EVERYTHING THAT YOU GUYS HAVE SAID, IT IS A LONG-TERM, LONG HISTORY OF ISSUES THAT WE HAVE NOT FIXED. LET'S FIX IT BEFORE WE ADD TO THE PROBLEM AND PUT MORE PEOPLE IN THE FLOOD ZONE OR IN THE WAY OF THE WATER. FIX THE WATER FLOW.

THEN ADD DENSITY. NOT FLOOD THEM OUT LIKE, OH, I HAVE A PIECE OF PROPERTY, YOU PROP THAT HOUSE UP A COUPLE MORE FEET, WE WILL BE FINE. FIX THE PROBLEM FIRST, THEN ADD THE DENSITY. I DO NOT OWE OPPOSE APARTMENTS.

I LOVE TO INTERMIX APARTMENTS WITH HOUSES.

IT IS ABOUT WHAT IS THE BEST FOR THE COMMUNITY THAT IS THERE AND RIGHT NOW, THE ISSUE IS A LONG-TERM IGNORED DRAINAGE THAT SHOULD BE FIXED BEFORE WE ADD TO THE ISSUES.

NOT AFTER. >> ANYONE ELSE WISH TO BE RECOGNIZED ON ORDINANCE 135. SEEING NONE, HEARING NONE.

ARE YOU READY TO VOTE? ALL MEMBERS CAST YOUR VOTE . EVERY MEMBERS VOTED.

ANY MEMBER WISH TO CHANGE THEIR? MADAM CLERK, TAKE THE VOTE.

>> 4 YES, 8 NO, ZERO ABSTAIN. >> ORDINANCE 135 FAILING.

COUNCILPERSON STREETMAN. >> MAYOR, BEFORE WE MOVE ON.

I NEED TO MAKE A CORRECTION THAT I DIDN'T REALIZE I HIT THE WRONG BUTTON ON AN EARLIER ONE. I MADE THE SAME MISTAKE AND MY CO-WORKER HERE. ORDINANCE 132, I HAD MEANT TO

HIT YES ON THAT ONE. >> FOR THE RECORD, WE WILL RECORD YOUR EXPLANATION BUT IT DOESN'T CHANGE THE VOTE.

GO AHEAD. WE ARE ON ITEM 15, ORDINANCE

136. >> ORDINANCE, 136-2021-22 AMENDING THE ZONING ORDINANCE AND MAP OF THE CITY OF CLARKSVILLE, APPLICATION OF NORMA JERLES, TODD MORRIS, AGENT, FOR ZONE CHANGE ON PROPERTY LOCATED AT THE INTERSECTION OF TRENTON ROAD AND NEEDMORE ROAD FROM C-5 HIGHWAY AND ARTERIAL COMMERCIAL DISTRICT TO R-4 MULTIPLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT. THE REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION RECOMMENDED APPROVAL AS WELL AS THE STAFF AND I SO MOVE.

>> MOTION HAS BEEN MADE AND PROPERLY SECONDED IN FAVOR OF ORDINANCE 136. ANY COMMENT OR QUESTION FROM COUNCIL REGARDING ORDINANCE 136. SEEING NONE, HEARING NONE, ARE YOU READY TO VOTE? ALL MEMBERS CAST YOUR VOTE. EV.

ANY MEMBER WISH TO CHANGE THEIR? MADAM CLERK, TAKE THE VOTE.

>> 7 YES, 4 NO, ZERO ABSTAIN. 8 YES, 4 NO, ZERO ABSTAIN.

>> ORDINANCE 136 IS ADOPTED. COUNCILPERSON STREETMAN.

>> ORDINANCE 137-2021-22 FIRST READING, AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CITY ZONING ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF CLARKSVILLE, TENNESSEE, AS IT PERTAINS TO UPDATES TO R-2A AND R-6 ZONING CLASSIFICATIONS. THE REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION AND THE STAFF BOTH RECOMMENDED APPROVAL.

AND I SO MOVE. >> MOTION HAS BEEN MADE AND PROPERLY SECONDED IN FAVOR OF ORDINANCE 137.

COUNCILPERSON SMITH, YOU ARE RECOGNIZED.

>> YES, MAYOR, THANK YOU. I WANT TO MAKE A MOTION THAT WE

DIVIDE THE QUESTION. >> OKAY.

>> MOTION HAS BEEN MADE TO DIVIDE THE QUESTION THAT IS BEFORE US. I THINK MR. ATTORNEY WE HAVE A HANDOUT. PLEASE COME AND WALK US THROUGH THAT. MR. BITNER, RECOLLECTION REC.

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>> THANK YOU, MAYOR. WE ARE GOING TO DIVIDE THE QUESTION. FIRST, WE WILL DO FIRST ON WHETHER TO DIVIDE THE QUESTION. IF THE MOTION TO DIVIDE THE QUESTION FAILS. THEN WE WILL VOTE ON ORDINANCE 137 AS IT IS, TO INCLUDE R-6 AMENDMENTS.

IF THE MOTION TO DIVIDE THE QUESTION PASSES, THEN THE CITY COUNCIL WILL VOTE ON ORDINANCE 137, FIRST WE WILL VOTE ON R-2 A AMENDMENTS. WHICH IN THE HANDOUT YOU HAVE WILL BE IN THE BLUE AND BLACK PRINT.

YOU WILL NOT BE VOTING ON WHAT'S IN THE YELLOW PRINT.

THAT WILL BE THE -- >> OKAY, WALK US THROUGH THAT

ONE MORE TIME. >> I DON'T HAVE YELLOW.

>> YOU DON'T HAVE ONE IN PASS THAT AROUND.

>> MR. BITNER WILL WALK US THROUGH, WE WILL COME TO THE SPONSOR OF THE QUESTION, OF THE MOTION.

>> ON THE ORDINANCE, THE R-6 AMENDMENTAMENDMENTS ARE HIGHLIGN YELLOW. SO IF THE MOTION TO DIVIDE THE QUESTION FAILS, THEN WE WILL JUST VOTE ON THE ENTIRE ORDINANCE AS IT IS. IF THE MOTION TO DEVOID THE DIVE QUESTION PASSES, THEN WE WILL HAVE TWO VOTES.

THE FIRST ON R-2 A AMENDMENTS WHICH ARE NOT HIGHLIGHTED.

THEY ARE JUST IN THE BLUE AND BLACK PRINT.

AFTER THAT, WE WILL TAKE A THIRD VOTE AND WE WILL VOTE ON THE R-6 AMENDMENTS WHICH ARE HIGHLIGHTED IN YELLOW.

>> SO EVERYBODY UNDERSTAND. THE MOTION IS TO DIVIDE THE QUESTION WHERE WE ARE VOTING ON R-2 A CHANGES AND THE R-6 CHANGES SEPARATELY. ANY COMMENT OR QUESTION REGARDING THE MOTION TO DIVIDE THE QUESTION? COUNCILPERSON SMITH, DID YOU WISH TO BE RECOGNIZED.

>> WE ARE JUST DIVIDING THE QUESTION BECAUSE THEY BOTH HAVE DIFFERENT CONCERNS. R-6 IS TO ADD AMENITIES.

R-2 IS TO DECREASE THE SIZE OF THE LOT.

SO TWO DIFFERENT THINGS GOING ON WITH THIS ONE ORDINANCE.

SO IT NEEDS TO BE DIVIDED SO WE CAN GIVE A FAIR VOTE ON IT.

>> OKAY, COUNCILPERSON RICHMOND, ON THE MOTION TO DIVIDE THE

QUESTION. >> A POINT OF CLARITY.

THANK YOU, MAYOR. IT MAY BE RUNNING TOGETHER IN MY MUSHY BRAIN RIGHT NOW. WE ARE ORDINANCE 137, CORRECT? AND THE MOTION IS TO DIVIDE THE QUESTION.

I'M LOOKING FOR A POINT OF CLARITY -- RESOLUTION 70, I

THOUGHT THAT WAS R-6 CHANGES -- >> WE ARE NOT THERE YET.

THAT'S UNDER NEW BUSINESS. >> GOT IT.

>> THAT'S SEPARATE. WE ARE ON THE MOTION TO DIVIDE THE QUESTION ON ORDINANCE 137 INTO TWO SEPARATE VOTES.

SIMPLE MAJORITY. ALL MEMBERS PLEASE CAST YOUR VOTE. EVERY MEMBER VOTED.

ANY MEMBER WISH TO CHANGE THEIR VOTE?

MADAM CLERK, TAKE THE VOTE. >> 6 YES, 6 NO, ZERO ABSTAIN.

>> MOTION TO DIVIDE THE QUESTION FAILS.

WE ARE NOW BACK ON ORDINANCE 137 AS PRESENTED.

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ANY COMMENT OR QUESTION FROM COUNCIL REGARDING ORDINANCE 137.

>> COUNCILPERSON BUTLER. >> I WANTED TO THANK THE SPEAKER WHO SPOKE FOR THIS, A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE FROM DIFFERENT WALKS OF LIFE, DIFFERENT GENERATIONS. WE HAVE A LOT -- THIS IS THE MELTING POT OF THE MELTING POT. THOSE OF US WHO LIVE ALL

DIFFERENT WAYS, THANK YOU. >> COUNCILPERSON MARQUIS, YOU

ARE RECOGNIZED. >> WITH THE R-2 A, WHEN I LOOKED INTO THAT LAST MONTH, CURRENT LOT SIZE, WOULD HAVE INCREASED A

HOME COST. >> INFLUX OF APARTMENTS AND DUE DUPLEXES. R-2 A ZONE IS A 6,000 SQUARE FEET PROVIDES ENOUGH LAND TO SUPPORT AND IMPROVE ACCOMMODATIONS FOR PARENTS WITH CHILDREN TO HAVE SPACE OR LAND TO PLAY. ROOM FOR ACCESSORIES, FAMILY GATHERINGS, PRIVACY AND STABILITY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

DECREASING THE LOT SIZE OF R-2 A FROM 6,000 SQUARE FEET TO 5,000 SQUARE FEET HINDERS AND DISRUPTS A NEIGHBORHOOD ENVIRONMENT, DECREASES PROPERTY VALUE, REDUCES LAND USE FOR CHILDREN TO PLAY AND TO HAVE ACCESSORIES ON THE LAND.

FURTHER, DECREASING THE LOT SIZE FOR R-2 A ALLOWS FOR MORE SMALL HOMES TO BE BUILT ON SMALLER PIECE OF LAND.

WHICH INCREASES INFILL WITH HIGH DENSITY.

CAUSE OVERCROWDING, TRAFFIC CONGESTIONS, WHICH CAN LEAD TO FATAL ACCIDENT FOR CHILDREN THAT PLAY IN THE AREA.

IT WOULD BE WONDERFUL TO HAVE A HOME BUILT ON ENOUGH LAND TO ACCOMMODATE THE SOUTHERN STYLE LIVING THAT HIGHLIGHTS THE CITY OF CLARKSVILLE AS THE BEST PLACE TO LIVE, WORK, AND PLAY.

THIS IS THE REASON WHY WE NEED TO VOTE IN FAVOR OF THIS ZONING NOT TO DECREASE R-2 A, BUT TO ALLOW IT TO STAY THE SAME AS 6,000 SQUARE FEET INSTEAD OF 5,000.

WE DON'T NEED TO DECREASE IT. BUT SINCE WE DIDN'T VOTE TO SEPARATE THE QUESTION, IT WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE DECREASED.

SO I WILL BE VOTING AGAINST THIS.

FOR THAT, AND ALSO, FOR R-6. THE REASON FOR RESOLUTION OR ORDINANCE -- SO I WON'T EVEN SAY, BUT R-6, WE DO NEED TO ADD THE AMENITIES. I'M FOR THAT.

BUT WE DO NOT NEED TO DECREASE R-2 A.

FOR THE SIMPLE FACT IT LESSONS OF LAND.

THERE WON'T BE ENOUGH ROOM FOR AMENITIES OR ACCESSORIES.

AND SO I THINK WE ARE MAKING THE WRONG DECISION TO VOTE IN FAVOR OF BOTH OF THESE IN ONE ORDINANCE.

THANK YOU, MAYOR. >> COUNCILPERSON ALLEN, YOU ARE

RECOGNIZED. >> SO I'M JUST GOING TO SAY THAT WE ALL HAVE AN AMERICAN DREAM AND AMERICAN DREAM SOMETIMES IS THE PURCHASE TO HOME. I GET WHAT THE PREVIOUS COUNCIL PERSON IS SAYING ABOUT HAVING THE MORE LAND AND PLACES FOR THE THINGS TO GO OUTSIDE ON THE PORCH.

WE ARE NOT TAKING INTO ACCOUNT THE ABILITY IN OUR CLIMATE RIGHT NOW, AS EXPENSIVE AS HOUSES COST, TO ADD THAT EXTRA THOUSAND

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FEET TO MAKE IT FROM 5,000 BACK UP TO 6,000, TO ADD THAT, THAT IS A WHOLE BUNCH MORE EXPENSES FOR OUR CUSTOMERS, FOR OUR PEOPLE OUT HERE BUYING HOUSES. IT DOES NOT MAKE SENSE TO ME.

IT IS A MINIMUM OF 5,000 FEET. THAT IS A MINIMUM.

IF THEY GO TO 5,500, THAT IS FINE.

WE WANT OUR -- THE PEOPLE COMING TO CLARKSVILLE TO BE ABLE TO EVEN AFFORD IT. LIKE WE HEARD THE SPEAKER SAYING EARLIER, LIKE WE HEARD THE SPEAKER SAY EARLIER, EVERYTHING IS GETTING SO EXPENSIVE, SO WE HAVE TO COME DOWN ON LAND.

THAT WAY NOT JUST THE PEOPLE THAT MAKE THE MONEY CAN HAVE AN AMERICAN -- CAN LIVE THE AMERICAN DREAM.

PEOPLE THAT NEVER THOUGHT THEY COULD WILL.

THAT IS IMPORTANT WE KEEP THE EYE ON THE PRIZE.

WE WANT TO INCREASE THIS LAND, INCREASING THIS LAND WILL INCREASE THE PRICE OF HOUSE NO LONGER ALLOWING IT TO BE AFFORDABLE. I THINK WE SHOULD GO AHEAD AND LEAVE IT WHERE IT IS AT. THANK YOU.

>> COUNCILPERSON SMITH, YOU ARE RECOGNIZED.

>> THANK YOU, MAYOR. IN RESPONSE TO THE LAST COUNCILPERSON THAT SPOKE, I THINK THAT DOWNSIZING THE LAND OF ANY PROPERTY, THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO WANT LAND THAT HAVE CHILDREN THAT WANT TO BE ABLE TO PLAY.

IF WE ARE GETTING READY TO VOTE, PUTTING THESE TWO TOGETHER, R-2 AND R-6 VOTING FOR ONE ALL TOGETHER, ADD THE AMENITIES FOR R-6, BUT THE LAND IS SO SMALL WHERE YOU GOING TO PUT THE ACCESSORIES OR AMENITIES? WHERE? THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO HAVE CHILDREN THAT NEED LAND FORETHE FOR THECHILDREN TO PLAY. THEY CAN FIND SOMEWHERE TO PLAY THAT MAY CAUSE PROBLEM AND COST THE PARENTS MONEY BECAUSE THEY WAS IN SOMEBODY ELSE'S YARD. WE HAVE TO THINK ABOUT -- I MEAN, SOME PEOPLE ARE DOING THIS BECAUSE THEY WANT TO.

I DON'T KNOW WHY. BUT WE KNOW THAT ELECTION IS COMING UP. I HOPE THAT THE CITIZENS REALIZE THAT WE ARE -- THAT I AM FOR TRYING TO ACCOMMODATE FOR PEOPLE WHO WANT LAND THAT WILL BRING UP PROPERTY VALUE AND TO ACCOMMODATE THEIR CHILDREN. YOU JUST CAN'T BUILD A R-6, 2.5 SQUARE FEET AND THERE'S NO WAY TO PUT ACCESSORIES.

AMENITIES. NO PLAYGROUND.

WE GETTING READY TO VOTE TO PUT TWO OF THEM TOGETHER.

WHICH IS A MESS. IT IS SAD.

IT DOESN'T MAKE SENSE TO ME. BUT NIGHTTIME MAD.

I'M JUST LETTING YOU KNOW. WHEN ELECTION TIME COME, PLEASE VOTE FOR THE RIGHT CITY COUNCIL PERSONS, THANK YOU.

>> MAYOR: COUNCILPERSON MARQUIS. >> REAL QUICK, TALKING ABOUT COST IN CLARKSVILLE RIGHT NOW MEDIAN SQUARE FOOT COST IS $167 TIMES A THOUSAND SQUARE FOOT, $167,000 THAT WE COULD BE TAKING OFF OF OUR HOMES PRETTY MUCH. THAT'S A LOT OF MONEY THAT PEOPLE CAN POTENTIALLY BE SAVING, CONSIDERING THAT THE MEDIAN PRICE IS $304,000.900. WE ARE ALMOST CUTTING THAT PRICE TAG IN HALF ON THESE LOTS. JUST SAYING.

THANKS. >> COUNCILPERSON REYNOLDS.

>> I THINK THE REAL ANSWER TO THIS, SOME OF THE COMPROMISE TO THE QUESTION IS WE NEED TO LOOK AT OUR COMMUNITIES AS WE ARE BUILDING THEM AND ENSURING THAT WE ARE SETTING ASIDE GREEN SPACE AND PARKS WITHIN OUR COMMUNITIES.

THAT WILL PROVIDE THE GREEN SPACE AND PLAY AREAS FOR

CHILDREN. >> COUNCILPERSON ALLEN.

>> I WOULD LIKE TO SAY, I'M NOT AGAINST ANYBODY HAVING GREEN SPACE AND ANYTHING LIKE THAT. ABOUT YOU WE ALL KNOW WHAT WE CAN PERSONALLY AFFORD. AT THE END OF THE DAY, IF WE MAKE A MINIMUM OF 5,000 SQUARE FEET, S IF WE CHANGE IT UP TO 6,000 SQUARE FEET, HOW MANY PEOPLE DO WE LEAVE OUT THAT WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO BUY A HOME ZM THAT IS WHAT I AM LOOKING AT.

I WISH THAT EVERY CHILD COULD HAVE A BACKYARD, I'M A SOCIAL WORKER, HAVE A BACKGROUND TO PLAY.

BUT IT IS NOT AS FEASIBLE AS WE THINK.

JUST BECAUSE SOME OF US MAY BE ABLE TO AFFORD IT DOES NOT MEAN THAT THE AVERAGE PERSON, AVERAGE FAMILY CAN GO OUT AND AFFORD TO JUST SPEND $300,000 ON A HOUSE BECAUSE THE LOT IS 6,000 SQUARE FEET. BECAUSE THEY ARE GOING TO BUILD A BIGGER HOUSE, MAKE MORE MONEY OFF OF THAT LOT.

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I KNOW IT SEEMS THEY WON'T HAVE ENOUGH ROOM TO PLAY.

KIDS FIND WAYS TO PLAY. AT THE END OF THE DAY, THAT FAMILY CAN AFFORD A SINGLE FAMILY HOME WHEN THEY ARE READY TO BUY IT. IT MAY NOT BE THE BIGGEST HOUSE IN THE WORLD. BUT IT IS THEIRS.

THANK YOU. >> COUNCILPERSON RICHMOND

MONDAY. >> I WOULD LIKE TO CALL THE

QUESTION. >> NONDEBATABLE MOTION.

PROPER SECOND. WE ARE VOTING ON THE QUESTION WHICH IS TO CEASE DISCUSSION ON ORDINANCE 137.

GIVE THE CLERK A MOMENT. ALL MEMBERS CAST YOUR VOTE. EV ERY MEMBERS VOTED. ANY MEMBER WISH TO CHANGE THEIR? MADAM CLERK, TAKE THE VOTE. THIS IS A VOTE TO CEASE DISCUSSION.

>> 12 YES, ZERO NO, ZERO ABSTAIN.

>> THE MOTION TO CEASE DISCUSSION PASSES.

WE ARE NOW VOTING ON ORDINANCE 137.

GIVE THE CLERK A MOMENT. WE ARE READY TO VOTE.

ALL MEMBERS CAST YOUR VOT E.

EVERY MEMBERS VOTED. ANY MEMBER WISH TO CHANGE THEIR?

MADAM CLERK, TAKE THE VOTE. >> 10 YES, TWO KNOW, ZERO

ABSTAIN. >> ORDINANCE 137 PASSES.

COUNCILPERSON STREETMAN. >> RESOLUTION 69-2021-22, A RESOLUTION ACCEPTING THE PUBLIC IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM FOR FISCAL YEARS 2022-2023 THROUGH 2026-2027 COMPILED BY THE CITY OF CLARKSVILLE AND APPROVED BY THE CLARKSVILLE-MONTGOMERY COUNTY REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION.

THE BOTH RPC AND THE STAFF RECOMMENDED APPROVAL WITH NO COMMENTS. AND I SO MOVE.

>> MOTION HAS BEEN MADE AND PROPERLY SECONDED IN FAVOR OF RESOLUTION 69. ANY COMMENT OR QUESTION? SEEING NONE, HEARING NONE. ARE YOU READY TO VOTE? ALL MEMBERS CAST YOUR VOTE .

EVERY MEMBERS VOTED. ANY MEMBER WISH TO CHANGE THEIR?

MADAM CLERK, TAKE THE VOTE. >> 12 YES, ZERO NO, ZERO

ABSTAIN. >> RESOLUTION 69 IS ADOPTED.

COUNCILPERSON STREETMAN. >> THREE AND A HALF HOURS LATER,

THAT CONCLUDES MY REPORT. >> ALL RIGHT, WE WILL TAKE A TEN-MINUTE RECESS. ED ORDER NANSZ 1072022, SECOND READING.

[7) CONSENT AGENDA ]

THE RIGHT OF EMINENT DOMAIN TO REQUIRE EASEMENTS, PROPERTY AND RIGHTS OF WAY REQUIRED TO FACILITATE CONSTRUCTION FOR SPRING CREEK PARKWAY PROJECT. COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND GRANT FUNDS TO THE CITY OF CLARKSVILLE FROM THE UNITED STATES DECHTD HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT FOR EXPANSION OF DIXON PARK. ORDNANCE 1092021-22, SECOND READING.

AMEND SOMETHING THE SUNNYING ORDNANCE IN THE CITY OF CLARKSVILLE, APPLICATION OF RAYMOND SHEPHERD, MID STAY INVESTMENT AGENT, FOR ZONE CHANGE ON PROPERTY LOCATED AT THE INTERSECTION OF GRACIE AVENUE AND WOODLAND STREET FROM R-3 FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT

TO R-6 SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT. >> ORDNANCE 1102021-22 SECOND READING. AMENDING THE ZONING ORDNANCE AND MAPPING THE CITY OF CLARKSVILLE, APPLICATION OF WYNN JUNIOR AND ZONE CHANGE ON THE PROPERTY LOCATED AT TINY TOWN ROAD AND TOWER DRIVE. FROM R-1A SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT TO C-5, HIGHWAY AND ARTILLERY A DISTRICT AND R-4. 1122021-22, SECOND READING.

AMENDING THESONNING ORDNANCE AND MAP THE CITY OF CLARKSVILLE, APPLICATION OF ROBERT W CLARK, BILL MACE AND TODD HARVEY FOR ZONE CHANGE ON PROPERTY LOCATED AT THE WESTERN TEMPORARY

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TERMINAS FROM C-3 REGIONAL SHOPPING CENTER DISTRICT TO C-5, HIGHWAY AND ARTERIAL COMMERCIAL DISTRICT. ORDNANCE 1132021-22 SECOND READING, AMENDING THE ZONE, ORDNANCE AND MAP OF THE CITY OF CLARKSVILLE, APPLICATION FOR HABITAT FOR HUMANITY.

AGENT FOR ZONE CHANGE ON PROPERTY LOCATED AT AT THE INTERSECTION OF DUMIS DRIVE AND ELM HILL DRIVE FROM R-3, THREE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICTS TO R-6, SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL

DISTRICT. >>> ORDNANCE 114, 2021-22, SECOND READING.

AMENDING THE ZONING ORDINANCE AND MAPPING THE CITY OF CLARKSVILLE.

APPLICATION OF JASON SYMPHONY FOR ZONE CHANGE ON PROPERTY LOCATED AT THE INTERSECTION OF PROVIDENCE BOULEVARD AND OAK STREET FROM C-2 GENERAL COMMERCIAL DISTRICT TO C-5, HIGHWAY AND ARREST MATERIAL COMMERCIAL DISTRICT. ORDNANCE 115, 2021-22, SECOND READING, AMENDING THE ZONING ORDNANCE AND MAP OF THE CITY OF CLARKSVILLE, APPLICATION OF CODING TAYLOR DAHL, FOR ZONE CHANGE PROPERTY LOCATED AT THE INTERSECTION OF MADISON STREET AND CONWRIGHT AVENUE FROM R-4 FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT IN AGENT 1 TO OP, OFFICE AND PROFESSIONAL DISTRICT, AND H-1, HISTORIC OVERLAY DISTRICT. ORDNANCE 116, 2021-22, SECOND READING, AMENDING THE ZONING ORDNANCE TO MAP IN THE CITY OF CLARKSVILLE.

APPLICATION OF SOUTHERN HERITAGE PROPERTIES INCORPORATED, JONATHAN ROSS, PRESIDENT FOR ZONE CHANGE OR PROPERTY LOCATED AT THE INTERSECTION OF E STREET AND OAK STREET.

SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT. ORDNANCE 117, 2021-22, SECOND READING. AMENDING THE ZONING ORDNANCE AND MAPPING THE CITY OF CLARKSVILLE, APPLICATION ROY MILLER, MARK HALLMAN AGENT FOR ZONE CHANGE ON PROPERTY LOCATED AT INTERSECTION OF ASHLAND CITY ROAD AND GLENSTONE BOULEVARD FROM R-1 SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT TO R-5 RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT. ORDNANCE 1 18, 2021-22, SECOND READING. AN ORDNANCE ACCEPTING THE DOUGH NAIFTION CERTAIN REAL PROPERTY FROM BILLING MACE DOING BUSINESS AS BILL'S CONSTRUCTION COMPANY TO THE CITY OF CLARKSVILLE FOR THE PURPOSE OF SEWER PUMP STATION. RESOLUTION 64, 2021-22 APPROVING A RETAIL STORE CERTIFICATE OF COMPLIANCE FOR ACCOUNT LIQUORS LOCATED AT 1960 MADISON STREET SUITE MLL. RESOLUTION 66, 2021-22, A LESS LIEWTION APPROVING A RETAIL LIQUOR STORE HERE AND FOR SALES LIQUOR AT THE WINE CELLULAR -- WINE CELLAR AND HIDEAWAY.

RESOLUTION 67, 2021-22, A RESOLUTION FOR THE DEPARTMENT COMMISSION AND THANK YOU MARKED AM CLARK. WE'LL NEED A MOTION IN A SECOND ON THE AGENDA.

MOTION HAS BEEN MADE AND PROPERLY SEGMENTED. DO YOU RECOGNIZE IT?

>> YES, MAYOR. I NEED TO PULL ORDNANCE 1072021-22.

>> THANK YOU. WE'LL TAKE THAT UP. .

>> COUNCILPERSON SMITH, YOU'RE RECOGNIZED. >> 1092021-22.

>> ANYONE ELSE WISH TO BE RECOGNIZED ON THE SCENT AGENDA? SEEING I'M HEARING NONE, ARE YOU READY TO VOTE? ALL MEMBERS CAST YOUR VOTE ON THE CONSENT AGENDA.

EVERY MEMBER VOTED, EVERY MEMBER WISH TO CHANGE THEIR VOTE. MADAM CLERK.

[8) FINANCE COMMITTEE]

>> 12 YES, 0 NO, 0 ABSTAIN. >> REPORTER: THE CONSENT FOR THE AGENDA IS ADOPTED.

THANK YOU. CHAIRPERSON STREETMAN, YOU'RE RECOGNIZED.

>> THANK YOU, MAYOR. RESOLUTION 652021-22 A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF CLARKSVILLE TENNESSEE APPROVING AN ECONOMIC IMPACT PLAN FOR THE VOLCAN PLANT DEVELOPMENT AREA AND ADOPTING DESIGNATED DEVELOPMENT AREA POLICIES AND PROCEDURES, FINANCE COMMITTEE, RECOMMENDED APPROVAL. I HAVE MORE TO ADD TO THAT BUT FOR NOW I SO MOVE.

>> MOTION HAS BEEN MADE AND PROPERLY SECONDED IN FAVOR OF RESOLUTION 65.

COUNCILPERSON REYNOLDS I BELIEVE YOU HAVE AN AMENDMENT, YOU ARE RECOGNIZED.

>> YES, MAYOR. SO I -- I'VE HANDED OUT THE AMENDMENT WHICH WOULD INCLUDE AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND WOULD BE 15% OF THE HOUSING UNITS, WOULD BE AT THE 80%, BUT I'VE BEEN

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WORKING WITH MR. DILLINGER AND THE TEAM, AND WE ARE NOT QUITE READY WITH THE FINAL LANGUAGE.

SO WE WOULD LIKE TO DEFER. SO I'D LIKE TO MOVE TO DEFER THIS UNTIL NEXT MONTH.

>> MOTION BEEN MADE AND PROPERLY TO DEFER RESOLUTION 65 UNTIL THE JULY REGULAR SESSION.

OKAY. PROPERLY EGG ISED. PROPERLY SEGREGATED.

COUNCILPERSON, YOU'RE RECOGNIZED ON THE MOTION TO DEFER. OKAY.

ARE YOU READY TO VOTE ON THE MOTION TO DEFER? GIVE THE CLERK TIME TO PUT IT ON THE BOARD. AND EVERY MEMBER VOTE, WE'RE VOTING ON THE MOTION TO POSTPONE TO THE JULY REGULAR SESSION. EVERY MEMBER VOTED, ANY MEMBER WISH TO CHANGE THEIR VOTE.

MADAM CLERK, PLEASE TAKE THE VOTE. >> 12 YES, 0 NO, 0 ABSTAIN.

>> MOTION TO POST POSTPONE PASSES. CHAIRPERSON STREETMAN, YOU'RE

RECOGNIZED. >> THANK YOU, MAYOR. ORDNANCE 121- 2122, TO THE QUALIFIED VOTERS QUESTION WHETHER THE CITY SHOULD ADOPT HOME RULE SPONSORED BY BUTLER.

THE FINANCE COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED DISAPPROVAL. >> COUNCILPERSON BUTLER YOU'RE

RECOGNIZED AS THE SPONSOR. >> THANK YOU, MAYOR. SO I WANTED TO THANK THE ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR HELPING ME WITH THIS. AND PUTTING OUT ALL OF THE INFORMATION THAT WE GOT OVER THE LAST WEEK AND THEN LAST WEEK BEFORE THAT MEETING.

>> SORRY. WE KNOW A MOTION, PLEASE. >> I NEED TO MAKE IT FIRST.

OKAY. LET ME GET TO IT. ORDNANCE 121-21-22, AN ORDNANCE SUBMITTING THE QUALIFIED VOTERS IN THE CITY OF CLARKSVILLE THE QUESTION OF WHETHER THE CITY

SHALL ADOPT HOME RULE, I MOTION TO ACCEPT. >> MOTION BEEN MADE AND PROPERLY

SEGMENTED. NOW ARE YOU RECOGNIZED. >> SORRY.

ACT LIKE I'M NEW HERE. AND SO IN A SECOND I'M GOING TO ASK MR. BITNER TO COME UP AND I GUESS ESSENTIALLY JUST CONFIRM WHAT I'M ABOUT TO SAY. THERE'S BEEN A LOT BOTH ONLINE AND IN THESE CHAMBERS THAT HAS KIND OF PUT -- BLOWN THIS A LITTLE BIT OUT OF PROPORTION.

SO THERE ARE GENERAL NUANCES AND THINGS THAT YOU NEED TO THINK ABOUT WHEN CONSIDERING THIS SUCH AS VOTER TURN-OUT, SUCH AS WHAT DOES THIS MEAN IF THE CITIZENS CAN CALL FOR REFERENDUM TO PUT SOMETHING ON, WHAT IT MEANS TO HAVE THE ABILITY TO UPDATE OUR CHARTER EVERY TWO YEARS.

THOSE NUANCED ARGUMENTS, YES. HOWEVER THE BIGGEST ISSUE SITTING UP HERE THAT WE HAD LAST WEEK WAS, I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHAT THIS MEANS. SO I WENT AND FOUND YOU GUYS A 70-PAGE DOCUMENT THAT LIST THE PROS AND CONS, IT'S AN ACADEMIC DOCUMENT FROM M-PAS.

AND I ASKED THE CLERK TO SEND THAT OUT TO YOU GUYS. I JUST WANT TO POINT OUT EXACTLY WHAT THIS IS ASKING RIGHT NOW IS, THIS IS WHAT HOME RULE IS AND THIS IS FOR EVERYONE SITTING UP HERE AND THIS IS FOR THE PEOPLE AT HOME. HOMO OH CURRENTLY OUR CHARTER CAN ONLY BE AMENDED BY WE SET UP HERE, WE MAKE THE LEGISLATION TO AMEND IT, WE AGREE ON IT, WE VOTE ON IT. IT GETS SENT TO THE STATE TO APPROVE IT WHAT HOME RULE DOES IS CHANGES THAT PROCESS FOR THAT TO BE, WE WOULD PASS AN ORDNANCE TO CHANGE SOMETHING IN THE CHARTER AND THEN IT WOULD GO ON TO THE -- ON TO REFERENDUM AT THE NEXT CITY ELECTION.

THAT IS WHAT HOME RULE IS. THAT'S IT. THAT IS WHAT HOME RULE IS.

YES, THERE ARE NUANCED ARGUMENTS AROUND IT, BUT I WANT IT TO BE KNOWN THAT IT REALLY IS JUST THAT SIMPLE. WHO APPROVES THE CHARTER AMENDMENTS THAT THIS BODY MAKES, THE STATE OR THE CITIZENS THROUGH REFERENDUM. THAT'S THE DIFFERENCE.

>> MR. BITNER, ISTHING THAT YOU CAN ADD TO THAT, SIR? >> ARE YOU CALLING FOR

MR. BITNER TO -- >> YES. >> OKAY, WE'LL RECOGNIZE HIM

BRIEFLY. >> JUST TO CONFIRM WHAT I'M SAYING SO THAT THEY KNOW LEGALLY

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I'M NOT BLOWING SMOKE. >> OKAY. >> SO CURRENTLY WE HAVE THE PRIVATE ACT CHARTER WHICH YOU PASS YOUR ORDNANCE, WE HAND THAT TO YOUR LOCAL REPRESENTATIVE, HE TAKES IT TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY. IT'S PASSED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, SIGNED BY THE GOVERNOR AND BROUGHT BACK AND ADOPTED. THAT'S CORRECT.

THE HOME RULE WOULD BE ONE OF THE THREE ALTERNATIVES, YES, WOULD BE PASS AN ORDNANCE.

YOU THEN ADVERTISE THE ORDNANCE IN THE NEWSPAPER, AND THEN IT IS VOTED ON, THE AMENDMENT, WOULD BE VOTED ON AT THE NEXT GENERAL ELECTION WHICH WOULD BE 60 DAYS AFTER PUBLICATION.

OKAY. SO THE GENERAL ELECTION IS HELD EVERY EVEN-NUMBERED YEAR, WITH I WOULD RESTRICT REFERENDUM ON CHARTER CHANGES TO ONCE EVERY TWO YEARS, AND THEN IF A MAJORITY VOTE, OF THOSE VOTING ON THE QUESTION, PASS IT, THEN THE PROPOSED CHARTER WOULD PASS,

THE CHARTER AMENDMENT. >> THANK YOU VERY MUCH. >> THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

>> SO -- >> THANK YOU, MR. BITNER. >> SO THE ONLY OTHER THING THAT I WANT TO SAD THAT THE CITY CANNOT DO SOMETHING THAT IS AGAINST THE STATE GENERAL PROVISION. THAT'S JUST LIKE FYI. BECAUSE THAT'S ONE OF THE THINGS THAT I KNOW PEOPLE ARE CONCERNED WITH, THAT WE'RE GOING TO GO SCREWING STUFF UP, OR PUT SOMETHING ON THERE OR WHAT NOT. SO THERE ARE PROVISIONS FOR THAT.

AND AGAIN, THAT'S ALL IN THE 70-PAGE DOCUMENT THAT YOU GUYS GOT.

I HAVE BEEN HUGELY AGAINST POSTPONING THINGS UP HERE. THE LAST THING THAT WE VOTED ON WE POSTPONED THAT FOR GOOD REASON. THIS IS ONE OF THOSE THINGS THAT IF YOU GUYS BELIEVE THAT IT SHOULD BE POSTPONED, I'M NOT LIKE SUPER, SUPER AGAINST THAT.

IN ORDER TO GET IT ON THIS YEAR, WE CAN NOT POSTPONE IT LONGER THAN NEXT MONTH.

I JUST WANTED TO SAY THAT. AND THEN THE LAST THING THAT I WANT TO ADD BEFORE MOVING ON IS THAT THE PURPOSE BEHIND -- BECAUSE THIS IS SOMETHING THAT KEPT GETTING CALLED UP, PARTICULARLY ON SOCIAL MEDIA, IS WHY ON EARTH I WOULD BE DOING THIS.

SO I WANTED TO EXPLAIN THAT THE PURPOSE BEHIND THIS IS TO EMPOWER THE COMMUNITY AND EMPOWER THE VOTERS TO HAVE MORE OF A SAY IN WHAT GOES ON. AND IN REGARD TO VOTER TURN-OUT, BECAUSE THAT WAS SOMETHING THAT A LOT OF PEOPLE COMPLAINED ABOUT, I WOULD HOPE THAT SOMETHING LIKE THIS WOULD INSPIRE MAXIMUM PARTICIPATION FROM OUR CITIZENSRY.

THANK YOU GUYS. >> COUNCILPERSON, YOU ARE RECOGNIZED.

>> I WAS NOT HERE LAST WEEK, BUT I DID AFTER WATCHING THE MEETING ONLINE -- I DID REACH OUT TO M-TAF, AND I SPOKE TO MR. JERRY. HE DID SAY HE COULD HAVE A SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT COME UP HERE AND REALLY TELL US THE PROS AND CONS OF HOME RULE, REALLY TALK ABOUT WHAT ARE SOME ALTERNATIVES THAT WE CAN LOOK AT. I MEAN, BESIDES FROM THE INFORMATION WE GOT, HE WOULD BE THERE. NOT HIM, BUT HE HAS TWO SUBJECT AT MATTER EXPERTS THAT COULD COME OUT AND ACTUALLY SIT DOWN AND BRIEF US.

NOW, WITH THE BUDGET AND EVERYTHING LIKE THAT, WHICH HE WAS LIKE, WELL, I KNOW YOU GUYS ARE ON BUDGET, HE SAID THAT THAT WOULD TAKE PROBABLY ABOUT AN HOUR AND A HALF.

WE COULD HAVE IT IN BETWEEN OUR BUDGET MEETING AND OUR -- NOT IN BETWEEN, BUT LIKE BEFORE OUR EXECUTIVE SESSION OR AFTER THAT BUDGET MEETING OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT.

SO I WOULD LIKE TO MAKE A MOTION TO POSTPONE IT SO WE CAN GET THAT PRESENTATION FROM A SUBJECT

MATTER EXPERT SO WE ARE INFORMED BEFORE WE MAKE THAT DECISION. >> TO POSTPONE UNTIL WHEN?

>> THE NEXT MEETING. THE NEXT REGULAR SESSION. >> MOTION'S BEEN MADE AND PROPERLY SEGMENTED POSTPONE -- PROPERLY SECONDED, ANY DISCUSSION REGARDING THAT

POSTPONEMENT? >> COUNCILPERSON? >> I WILL WORK WITH MS. LISA AND I GUESS SHE'LL WORK WITH THE MAYOR TO MAYBE GET THAT SES UP SO WE CAN HAVE THAT WORKING GROUP PRESENTATION. I WILL TAKE THE LEAD ON THAT SINCE I HAVE BEEN THE ONE THAT REACHED OUT TO THEM, BUT I DO THINK BEFORE WE MAKE A DECISION THAT WILL CHANGE THE FACE OF OUR CITY, WE KNOW TO BE ABLE TO ASK QUESTIONS TO THE SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT THAT IMPLEMENTS THESE TYPE OF CHARTERS. SO THAT'S WHY I'M MAKING THIS MOTION TO POSTPONE.

>> THE MOTION HAS BEEN MADE TO POSTPONE. I HAVE THREE PEOPLE ON THE LIST.

STREETMAN, DO YOU WISH TO SPEAK TO THE MOTION TO POSTPONE? >> NO.

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>> COUNCILPERSON HOLMAN DO YOU WISH TO SPEAK TO THE MOTION TO POSTPONE?

>> I DO NOT. >> COUNCILPERSON BUTLER, THE MOTION TO POSTPONE?

YOU ARE RECOGNIZED. >> WHEN YOU GUYS VOTE ON THIS, I AGREE, I'M PERFECTLY FINE WITH TAKING THE TIME THAT WE KNOW TO MAKE THE DECISIONS THAT WE KNOW TO MAKE AND I THINK HAVING M-TES COME OUT AND EXPLAIN IT WOULD BE EXCELLENT. AGAIN, TIMELINE, I DO WANT TO SAY THIS IN REGARD TO WHAT THE PREVIOUS SPEAKER SAID, YES, JUNE IS CRAZY WHEN IT COMES TO BUDGETING AND STUFF, BUT WE BUDGET IN JUNE EVERY SINGLE YEAR.

THIS WOULD HAVE TO GET ON TO -- THE ORDNANCES WOULD HAVE TO PASS -- IS IT 75 DAYS? YEAH. I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE I DON'T SAY THE WRONG WORD.

>> ARE YOU ASKING MR. BITNER? >> YES. >> OKAY, MR. BITNER?

>> WE HAVE I THINK IT'S 75 DAYS UNTIL THE ORDNANCE -- >> YOU HAVE, ACCORDING TENNESSEE CODE, YOU HAVE 75 DAYS PRIOR TO ELECTION TO SUBMIT IT FOR THE PETITION TO THE ELECTION COMMISSION. YOUR DEADLINE IS RS-25, THAT'S WHEN IT HAS TO BE IN THEIR

HANDS. >> IN THEIR HANDS. >> THAT'S RIGHT.

>> THANK YOU. SO JUST FOR FUTURE REFERENCE, EVEN THOUGH THIS IS A LOT TO PUT INTO ONE MONTH, LIKE IT'S -- THAT'S HOW IT'S GOING TO BE, IF WE PUT THIS ON THERE, IT'S GOING TO HAVE TO BE WITHIN THAT AMOUNT OF TIME, SO THAT'S ALL I WANTED TO SAY, AND I SUPPORT THE

POSTPONEMENT. THANK YOU. >> OKAY.

ANYBODY ELSE WISH TO SPEAK TO THE MOTION TO POSTPONE? SEEING NONE, HEARING NONE.

ARE YOU READY TO VOTE ON THE MOTION TO POSTPONE? TO THE JULY REGULAR SESSION.

ALL MEMBERS CAST YOUR VOTE. EVERY MEMBER VOTED, ANY MEMBER WISH TO CHANGE THEIR VOTE . PGH

A MA'AM -- MADAM CLERK, TAKE THE VOTE. >> 6 YES, 6 NO, 0 ABSTAIN.

>> MOTION TO POSTPONE FAILS. WE ARE BACK ON THE ORDNANCE AS PRESENTED.

COUNCILPERSON STREETMAN, ARE YOU RECOGNIZED. >> THANK YOU, MAYOR.

I APPRECIATE THAT. AS I SPOKE LAST WEEK, I -- THIS IS NOT A CHANGE, I BELIEVE, WE KNOW TO MAKE FOR OUR CITY. I HAVE SPENT HOURS RESEARCHING THIS, AND I MEAN HOURS BEFORE LAST WEEK, HOURS SINCE LAST WEEK, READING INTO IT. HAD THERE WERE DIFFERENT THINGS THAT I FOUND THAT ABSOLUTELY CONCERNED ME. IN ONE INSTANCE, THEY HAD IT WHERE IT WAS ONE CITY, IT HAD TO BE PUT TO THE VOTERS FOR A REFERENDUM IN ORDER TO BE ABLE TO CREATE A COMMITTEE. ANOTHER ONE THAT WAS DEFINITELY MORE CONCERNING WAS THE FACT THAT THERE WAS ONE CITY -- AND THESE ARE ALL JUST IN VERY RECENT YEARS.

THERE WAS ONE THAT THEY HAD THREE DIFFERENT AMENDMENTS THAT THEY WERE MAKING TO THEIR HOME RULE CHARTER. AFTER IT GOT PUT TO WHERE IT WAS ALREADY GONNA BE ON THE BALLOT, THEN SOMEBODY ACTUALLY FILED A LAWSUIT AGAINST THAT CITY AND AGAINST THAT ELECTION COMMISSION. STATING THAT THEY WERE MISLEADING AND THEY WERE CONTRADICTORY TO ONE ANOTHER. SO IF BOTH PASS, THAT WAS GOING TO CREATE A LEGAL ISSUE IN ITSELF FOR THAT SITTING. THAT'S JUST INVITING AN OPPORTUNITY FOR, YOU KNOW, ADDITIONAL LAWSUITS. AND WE ALL KNOW THAT WIN, LOSE, OR DRAW, LAWSUITS COST MONEY.

THE OPPORTUNITY THE WAY WE HAVE IT NOW, IT'S PASSED BY SUPER MAJORITY HERE.

IT THEN MOVES FORWARD TO THE STATE. ONE OF OUR REPRESENTATIVES WOULD CARRY IT FORWARD. THEY WOULD SPONSOR IT. AND THEN AS LONG AS THERE WASN'T AN ISSUE AS FAR AS LEGALITY, IT'S LIKELY GOING TO BE APPROVED BY THE STATE AND COME BACK TO IT. IF IT GIVES US THAT OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE ANOTHER SET OF EYES THAT'S LOOKING AT IT EXPEN SURING WE'RE NOT DOING ANYTHING THAT'S GOING TO CREATE A LEGAL ISSUE FOR US, BEFORE IT COMES BACK TO US TO VOTE ON IT. WHEN IT'S JUST DONE THROUGH A ORDNANCE HERE OR, I KNOW, IT WAS ONLY STATED BY ORDNANCE AND AS MR. BITNER REFERENCED THAT THE PROCESS THAT THE SPONSOR MENTIONED THAT WAS ONE OF THE WAYS THAT THEY CAN GET ON THERE.

IT CAN ALSO BE DONE BY A CHARTER COMMITTEE. IT CAN ALSO BE DONE AS FAR AS WITH A PETITION, I BELIEVE. SO, YOU KNOW, THERE'S ACTUALLY VARIOUS DIFFERENT WAYS.

WE DON'T KNOW WHAT THIS IS GONNA LOOK LIKE ON THE BACKSIDE AND WHEN ALL YOU'RE DOING IS PUTTING OUT THE QUESTION OF, DO YOU WANT TO GO TO HOME RULE. I HAVE A LOT OF CONCERNS WITH US MAKING THIS MAJOR ARE OF A CHANGE AND US EVEN TALKING ABOUT THE NEED FOR HAVING TO HAVE SOMEBODY COME TALK TO US, YOU KNOW, EDUCATION ON WHAT IT'S GOING TO BE.

AGAIN, THAT'S JUST AN EDUCATION THAT'S GOING TO BE FOR US. WE'RE PAID TO SIT UP HERE AND

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MAKE THESE DECISIONS. WE GO OUT, WE ASK FOR PEOPLE TO VOTE FOR US, TO BE ABLE TO SET UP HERE AND TRY TO MAKE THE BEST DECISIONS FOR OUR CITY. I THINK WE SHOULD CONTINUE TO PROCESS AS WE HAVE. AS I SAID LAST WEEK, OUR GOVERNMENT HAS WORKED FESTIVELY AND EFFICIENTLY, AND ONE QUESTION I ALSO ASKED OF THE MAYOR DURING THE FINANCE COMMITTEE WAS, HOW OFTEN DID HE SEE DURING HIS TIME SERVING FOR THE STATE -- HOW OFTEN DID HE SEE CHARTER AMENDMENTS COME FORWARD THAT FAILED. AND SAID GENERALLY SPEAKING, THEY ONLY FAIL -- AS HE RECALLED, GENERALLY SPEAKING, THEY ONLY FAIL IF THERE WAS A LEGAL ISSUE IN THERE. I'VE HAD CONSTITUENTS REACH OUT TO ME FROM MY WARD.

I'VE ALSO HAD SOME REACH OUT TO ME FROM OTHER AREAS OF THE CITY, THAT DON'T BELIEVE THIS IS A DECISION WE KNOW TO MAKE. THEY STATED SOME THINGS IN REGARD TO, AGAIN, WHAT I SAID, ABOUT THE FACT THAT WE ARE ELECTED TO MAKE THESE DECISIONS AND I APOLOGIZE, LONG NIGHT, I'VE FORGOTTEN WHAT ONE OF THE OTHERS THAT IT WAS THAT HAD SAID IT COULD CREATE CONSTANT TURMOIL FOR OUR CITY GOVERNMENT, AND YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT EVERY TWO YEARS YOU'VE GOT DIFFERENT THINGS, ESPECIALLY IF YOU'VE GOT SOMETHING WHERE IT'S A CHARTER COMMITTEE THAT'S BRINGING THOSE FORWARD. EVERY TWO YEARS YOU HAVE SOMETHING THAT'S GOING ON THERE.

WHEN COMPANIES ARE LOOKING TO COME TO A COMMUNITY, ONE THING THAT THEY ARE LOOKING FOR IS CONSISTENCY. THEY DON'T LIKE THE UNKNOWN. IF WE CREATE A SITUATION WHERE IT'S UNKNOWN, WE DON'T KNOW WHAT IT'S GONNA BE LIKE IN TWO YEARS, WE DON'T KNOW WHAT IT'S GONNA BE LIKE TWO YEARS LATER, WE'RE LOOKING TO USE THE CHARTER TO MAKE OTHER DIFFERENT CHANGES, I THINK THAT COULD CREATE A HINDER ANCE FOR US AND TO BE ABLE TO RECRUIT MORE JOBS TO OUR AREA AND AS Y'ALL HAVE HEARD ME SAY BEFORE, SOMETHING THAT I THINK IS REALLY IMPORTANT FOR US TO BRING IN HERE IS I THINK WE KNOW TO BRING IN MORE WHITE COLLAR JOBS.

I WANT THOSE COMPANIES BRINGING THOSE JOBS HERE. FOR THOSE MANY REASONS, I WILL

BE VOTING AGAINST THIS. >> COUNCIL PERSON HOLMAN, ARE YOU RECOGNIZED.

>> THANK YOU, MAYOR. I'VE GOT QUITE A FEW CONCERNS ABOUT THIS.

FIRST OFF, THIS IS LIKE THE CLARKSVILLE CONSTITUTION. CAN YOU IMAGINE IF LIKE THE NATIONAL CONSTITUTION COULD BE CHANGED BY SIMPLE MAJORITY VOTE EVERY TWO YEARS? I MEAN, THAT'S PRETTY SERIOUS. LIKE WHY WOULD WE -- WE HAVE A WORKING SYSTEM, AND IT'S A SYSTEM THAT WE UTILIZE FOR YEARS AND YEARS AND YEARS, LIKE GUESS SINCE CLARKSVILLE WAS ORIGINALLY FOUNDED, I'M ASSUMING. BUT LIKE WHY WOULD WE TRY TO CHANGE THE SYSTEM WHEN WE KNOW THE IN AND OUTS OF OUR CURRENT SYSTEM, AND JUST TO GO WITH A NEW SYSTEM WHEN IT PROVIDES SO MANY DIFFERENT RISKS. YOU KNOW, LIKE I MEAN WHAT CAUSE ACTUALLY MORE PROBLEMS THAN IT SOLVES. RIGHT NOW, YOU KNOW, LIKE WAS SAID PLEFLY, WE DO HAVE TO GET APPROVAL FROM THE STATE. IT'S A PRETTY METICULOUS PROCESS.

YOU HAVE TO GET A SUPER MAJORITY UP HERE FIRST, AND THEN IT HAS TO GO TO THE STATE FOR APPROVAL.

SO THERE ARE CHECKS AND BALANCES, AND WHEN WE VOTE ON STUFF UP HERE, I KNOW FOR A FACT THAT A GOOD MAJORITY OF Y'ALL HAVE SAT THERE AT LEAST TWO MEETINGS REVIEWING THE SUBJECT MATERIAL, YOU KNOW. SO IF YOU LOOK AT IT, TALKING ABOUT VOTERS MAKING DECISIONS AND STUFF, WE SIT UP HERE THROUGH TWO MEETINGS, LENGTHY ONES AT THAT, JUST TO SIT HERE AND JUST STUDY THE MATERIAL, YOU KNOW. WHAT THIS DOES IS THIS LOOKS MORE LIKE THAT DIRECT DEMOCRACY. IF YOU LOOK AT IT, YOU GET DIRECT DEMOCRACY AND REPRESENTATIVE DEMOCRACY. PEOPLE VOTE FOR US, WE GO UP HERE AND STUDY THE MATERIAL AND WE COME ESSENTIALLY EXPERTS AT SOMETHING. THAT'S HOW OUR SYSTEM WORKS.

THAT'S HOW THE DEMOCRACY WORKS. BUT ONE OF MY BIGGEST CONCERNS IS, SO, LIKE, WE PUT THIS ON A REFERENDUM, SO THAT'S ONE. EVERY VOTER GONNA READ A 70-PAGE SNARL PROBABLY NOT.

BUT ON TOP OF THAT, SAY IF IT PASSES, LET'S THROW THREE, FOUR, I DON'T KNOW, 17 CHARTER CHANGES DOWN THERE. THEN YOU HAVE SEVEN CHARTER CHANGES FOR EVERY DAY VOTERS TO STUDY. SEVEN CHARTER CHANGES WHICH IS REALLY, REALLY DETAILED IN THE STRUCTURE, THE FOUNDATION OF OUR GOVERNMENT I GUESS -- I WAS GONNA DO A POWER POINT, BUT I FIGURE IT WOULD JUST BE A LITTLE BIT TOO LONG SO I WENT AHEAD AND PRINTED IT OFF AND JUST THINK ABOUT IT LIKE THIS. WE'RE HAVING TROUBLE UNDERSTANDING IT, JUST PEOPLE SITTING UP HERE AND WE WANT TO PUT IT ON A REFERENDUM VOTE WHEN WE DON'T FULLY CONTINUED.

THAT'S ALL I'VE GOT ON IT. THANK YOU. >> COUNCILPERSON ZACHARIAS YOU

ARE RECOGNIZED. >> THANK YOU, MAYOR. AS I SAID IN THE EXECUTIVE SESSION LAST WEEK, I'M NOT OPPOSED TO A HOME RULE CHARTER. WHAT I AM OPPOSED TO IS THE CURRENT TIMELINE THAT WE ARE ON WITH THIS ORDNANCE. I DON'T THINK WE HAVE TO LOOK

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FORWARD SEE A MODEL THAT'S WORTH EMULATING. WE'VE GOT THE REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION THAT POST SIGNS, THEY HOLD PUBLIC HEARINGS, GIVE PEOPLE THE OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK.

IF M-TES CAN PRODUCE A 70 PAGE DOCUMENT OF PROS AND CONS IT MIGHT NOT BE AS SIMPLE AS IT APPEARS AT FIRST GLANCE BUT TO SHOW THAT I AM SERIOUS ABOUT PUTTING THIS TO THE VOTERS, I HAVE PREPARED AN AMENDMENT, IT'S VERY SIMPLE. THE ONLY CHANGE TO THE EXISTING AMENDMENT WOULD BE TO CHANGE THE DATE THAT THIS BE PUT ON THE BALLOT FROM NOVEMBER 8TH, 2022, TO NOVEMBER 5TH, 2024, AT THE GENERAL ELECTION IN TWO YEARS.

>> THAT'S IN THE FORM OF A MOTION? >> THAT'S IN THE FORM OF A

MOTION. >> ALL RIGHT. THE MOTION HAS BEEN MADE AND PROPERLY SECONDED IN FAVOR OF THE ZACHARIAS AMENDMENT, EVERYBODY HAVE A COPY IN FRONT OF THEM? OKAY. WE'VE GOT PEOPLE ON THE LIST.

COUNCILPERSON, DID YOU WISH TO SPEAK ON THE AMENDMENT? COUNCIL PERSON ALLEN, DID YOU

WISH TO SPEAK ON THE AMENDMENT? >> NO. >> ANYBODY ELSE WISH TO SPEAK ON THE AMENDMENT? OKAY. WE ARE VOTING ON ZACHARIAS AMENDMENT THAT'S BEFORE US. ALL MEMBERS CAST YOUR VOTE. EVERY MEMBER VOTED.

ANY MEMBER WISH TO CHANGE THEIR VOTE? MADAM CLERK, TAKE THE VOTE, BE

SEVEN YES, FIVE NO, ZERO A TAIN. >> AMENDMENT IS ADOPTED. WE'RE NOW ON ORDNANCE 1 121 AS AMENDED. COUNCIL PERSON, DO YOU WISH TO SPEAK ON THE MOTION?

>> YOUR MIC'S NOT ON. >>> DID YOU WISH TO BE RECOGNIZED? I ASKED HIM AND HE SAID NEGATIVE. BACK ON THE MAIN MOTION AS AMENDED. HIS LIGHT IS NOT ON. COUNCILPERSON SHAKEENEN DID YOU WISH TO BE RECOGNIZED ON THE ORDNANCE AS AMENDED? OKAY.

YOU'RE UP. >> ALL RIGHT, SO SEVEN YES, FIVE NO, ZERO I LIKE THAT WE CHANGED IT TO 2024, BECAUSE I THINK IT GIVES US MORE TIMES TO EDUCATE AND MORE TIMES TO TO GET EDUCATED. WE DON'T FULLY UNDERSTAND IT, THAT'S WHY WE WERE GOING TO INVITE A SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT SO WE CAN FULLY UNDERSTAND IT. I DON'T THINK WE'RE CALLED AND I DON'T THINK THAT ANY CITIZEN OUT HERE EXPECTS FOR US TO BE SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTS ON EVERY SINGLE THING THAT WE DO UP HERE. I DO EXPECT THAT THEY WOULD WANT US TO GET EDUCATED ON IT BEFORE WE MAKE A DECISION. SO I THINK THIS IS -- I THINK THAT WE CAN VOTE ON IT, WE CAN GET EDUCATED ON IT, AND WE CAN GO FROM THERE. THANK YOU.

>> ANYONE ELSE WISH TO BE RECOGNIZED ON THE ORDNANCE AS AMENDED?

COUNCILPERSON SMITH, YOU'RE RECOGNIZED. >> MAYOR, THANK YOU.

AFTER READING THIS HOME RULE AMENDMENT -- >> COULD YOU SPEAK INTO YOUR MIC

JUST A LITTLE SO THEY CAN HEAR YOU IN THE BACK. >> AFTER READING THIS, I DID READ THE PROS AND CONS. AND THE CONS TO ME OUTWEIGH THE PROS.

AND I THINK THAT THIS IS MORE COMPLICATED THAN WE KNOW. BECAUSE AFTER READING IT, IT SAID THAT IT WAS COMPLICATED TO GET SOMETHING PASSED. THERE ARE SOME PEOPLE THAT DO NOT WANT TO VOTE. THEY WON'T GO. YOU CAN PUT IT ON THE REFERENDUM BUT YOU WON'T HAVE ENOUGH PEOPLE, THEN IT CAN EVOLVE INTO, YOU KNOW, A CERTAIN GROUP VOTE FOR IT AND A CERTAIN GROUP NOT VOTING FOR IT. SO I JUST THINK THAT WE KNOW TO REALLY CONTINUE TO LOOK INTO THIS, AND I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE SOME PEOPLE FROM ANOTHER CITY TO COME MEET AND SPEAK TO US ON WHAT THE CONS -- HOW THE CONS HAS AFFECTED THEM VERSUS THE PROS OR HOW THE PROS HAVE BEEN GOOD FOR THEM. I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE SOMEONE COME IN FROM ANOTHER CITY TO SPEAK TO THIS COUNCIL WHILE WE'RE GETTING EDUCATED BECAUSE I'M SURE THAT THEY DIDN'T DO THIS OVERNIGHT. THIS IS NOT SOMETHING YOU WANT TO TAKE LIGHTLY. THIS IS SOMETHING WE KNOW TO KNOW MORE ABOUT BECAUSE IF WE GONNA ALLOW THESE CITIZENS TO ALWAYS VOTE WHEN WE BRING SOMETHING FORWARD, IT'S GONNA BE A LOT OF TIME, A LOT OF USE AND WE'LL BE USING IT MORE OFTEN THAN USUAL.

SO THAT'S MY CONCERN. THANK YOU. >> COUNCILPERSON BUTLER, YOU'RE

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RECOGNIZED. >> THANK YOU, MAYOR. THE FIRST THING IS THAT'S ONE HECK OF A COMPROMISE, TWO YEARS. SO FOR EVERYONE WHO THOUGHT WE DIDN'T HAVE ENOUGH TIME TO LOOK OVER IT, WE NOW HAVE TWO YEARS TO LOOK OVER IT AND TELL OUR CONSTITUENTS ABOUT IT.

TO OTHER RESPONSES TO PREVIOUS SPEAKERS, SOMEONE SAID I HONESTLY DON'T REMEMBER WHO EITHER OF THESE WERE NOW -- WE DON'T KNOW WHAT THIS IS GONNA LOOK LIKE.

WE DO KNOW WHAT IT'S GONNA LOOK LIKE. OF THE FIVE TOP CITIES, BIGGEST CITIES IN TENNESSEE, THREE OF THEM HAVE THIS KIND OF CHARTER. SO WE DO KNOW WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE AND NOW WE HAVE TWO YEARS TO SEE WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE, AND AS THE PREVIOUS SPEAKER SAID, MAYBE HAVE THEM COME AND GIVE US THEIR OPINIONS. THE ONE THING THAT I WANT TO SAY, AND THIS HAS BEEN SAID AT BOTH OF THESE MEETINGS NOW, AND IT WAS SAID BY MORE THAN ONE PERSON HERE TONIGHT, THAT OUR GOVERNMENT WORKS EFFICIENTLY AND EFFECTIVELY, AND WHILE I CAN APPRECIATE THAT SENTIMENT FROM SOME PEOPLE, THERE IS A LARGE SWATHE OF PEOPLE IN THIS CITY THAT WOULD NOT AGREE. AND I THINK THAT THE LENGTH OF OUR MEETINGS, AND I THINK THE BREFFITY OF THE THINGS THAT WE HANDS UP HERE, WE SHOW THAT THERE ARE SOME ISSUES AND THAT

THINGS CAN CAN BE BETTER. THANK YOU. >> COUNCIL PERSON ALLEN, ARE YOU

RECOGNIZED. >> SO WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO ADD TO WHAT THE PREVIOUS SPEAKER SAID, OUR VOTERS ARE GOING TO BE VOTING WHETHER OR NOT WE SHOULD ADOPT A HOME ROOM CHARTER.

WE'RE ASKING THEM SHOULD WE DO THIS. WE'RE NOT MAKING THIS DECISION FOR THEM. WE'RE ASKING THEM. SO I KEEP HEARING A LOT OF PEOPLE SAY, IF WE SHOULD DO THIS, WE ARE NOT DOING ANYTHING BUT PUTTING IT ON THE BALLOT FOR OUR VOTERS TO TELL US WHETHER OR NOT THEY WANT THIS. AND NOW WE HAVE TWO YEARS FOR EVERYBODY TO GET EDUCATED. SO FROM HERE TO TWO YEARS FROM NOW, WE AS THE REPRESENTATIVES SHOULD BE EDUCATING THEM ON WHETHER OR NOT THAT IS. SINCE THEY'RE THE ONES THAT'S GOING TO MAKE THE DECISION, NOT US. THANK YOU.

>> COUNCILPERSON MARQUE YOU'RE RECOGNIZED. >> THANK YOU, MAYOR.

I JUST WANT TO SAY THAT IN MY RESEARCH I ACTUALLY REACHED OUT TO SOME OF THESE CITY'S COUNCILMEMBERS WHO DO HAVE HOME RULE. AND IN PARTICULAR REGARDING WRITING LAWS, ONE TOLD ME THAT IT IS NOT AN EASY PROCESS WHEN CREATING NEW LAW.

THEY HAVE A LEGISLATION COMPONENT WHICH ACTUALLY ADDED TO CHAPTER 38.

IT TOOK OVER A YEAR AND A HALF INCLUDING ENGINEERS, M-TES, A COUPLE OF ATTORNEYS, BOTH PUBLIC AND OUTPUT POSITION, AND AT THE END OF RUT, THEY CREATED MATHEMATIC CAN -- THE POINT IS THAT THIS PARTICULAR LAW THAT VOTERS HAD TO VOTE ON TOOK A YEAR AND A HALF TO PUT TOGETHER WITH SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTS BEFORE I CAME TO THE BALLOT. AND IT'S WE'RE NOT PUTTING EVERYTHING SINGLE THING THAT'S COME BEFORE US ON THE BALLOT. IT'S ONLY IF IT'S CHANGING OUR CHARTER OR KR CONSTITUTION. THAT'S GOING TO THE BALLOT. OTHERWISE YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE YOUR REGULAR ZONING REQUEST TO THE COUNCIL, YOUR REGULAR ORDNANCES THAT DON'T CHANGE.

AND LOOKING AT THE COUNCIL MEETINGS ALSO WHICH ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE.

THEY SEEM TO OPERATE AT A VERY MORE EFFICIENT TIMELINE THAN WE DO.

INDIVIDUAL. VERY HORRIFIED TO MOW THAT WE'RE SITTING HERE FOR LIKE SIX HOURS AFTER A TIME WHEN THEY OBVIOUSLY WERE THERE FOR ME EVERY 30 MINUTES TO AN HOUR.

AND THEY GET A LOT OF THIS STUFF DONE. AND THEY SEEM TO HAVE A VERY GOOD CONNECTION WITH -- RELATIONSHIP WITH THE MAYOR AND WITH THE RESIDENCE, SEEM TO FEEL LIKE THEIR VOICES ARE HEARD MORE BECAUSE OF HOW THEY ARE SET UP IN THAT REGARD.

BUT AS JUST WANT TO SAY THAT THEY -- THE OTHER MEMBERS TEAM TO FEEL THAT IT GIVES A LOT MORE PUBLIC INPUT AND THEY'RE REAL QUICK LOOKING AT THE NUMBERS OF WHAT WAS GOING ON BETWEEN COMPARING US TO LIKE CHATTANOOGA AND KNOXVILLE AND MEMPHIS, THE OTHER THREE CITIES THAT DO HAVE HOME ROUTE. THEY -- KNOXVILLE ADOPTED IT IN 1954.

MEMPHIS 1963, AND CHATTING INTO GA 1972. SO THEY'VE HAD IT FOR A VERY, VERY LONG TIME, AND OF THAT THAT I COULD ONLY FIND. CHATTANOOGA HAS 12 AMENDMENTS,

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MEMPHIS WAS 58, BUT WHEN YOU LOOK AT ALL OF THEM IT WAS A LOT OF STUFF THAT THEIR ORIGINAL CHARTER DIDN'T HAVE THAT EVERYBODY ELSE ALREADY ARE HAD TO BEGIN WITH.

SO THEY WERE JUST PRETTY MUCH CATCHING UP. MEMPHIS WASP 2012.

IT'S NOT A PHENOMENON THAT HAPPENS EVERY SINGLE GENERAL ELECTION AND BECAUSE IT JUST TAKES SO LONG TO WRITE LEGISLATION. AND THAT'S PRETTY MUCH WHAT I WANT TO SAY. WE HAVE TWO YEARS TO GET THE PROFESSIONALS IN HERE TO TALK TO US TO GET OUR CONSTITUENTS UP TO BASE, AND I WOULD ENCOURAGE EVERYBODY ON COUNCIL TO REACH OUT TO YOUR CONSTITUENTS BECAUSE MANY PEOPLE SAY THAT THEY DON'T HEAR FROM US ACTUALLY, AND SOMETHING THAT MANY PEOPLE DON'T KNOW IS THAT WE HAVE ACCESS TO NEWS WRITING THABILITY GOES OUT TO THE PUBLIC. SEVERAL OF US DO USE IT, SOME OF US DON'T.

YOU I WOULD ENCOURAGER TO USE IT. THANK YOU.

ONE TALKING ABOUT THAT OTHER CITIES DON'T THINK WE'RE EFFECTIVE BECAUSE WE MEET FOR SO MANY HOURS. WE'VE BEEN UNDER THE PRIVATE ACT CHARTER FOR A VERY LONG TIME NOW. AND IN ENACT, PRIOR TO TWO YEARS AGO, MOST OF THE TIME OUR MEETINGS WERE ABOUT AN HOUR LONG. SO I DON'T KNOW THAT THE CHARTER HAS ANYTHING TO DO WHETHER IT'S A PRIVATE RULE -- A PRIVATE ACT OR A HOME RULE.

I DON'T THINK THAT HAS ANYTHING TO DO WITH THE LINK OF THE ACTUAL COUNCIL MEETINGS.

I WANT TO CLEAR UP THAT I JUST STATED A MOMENT AGO ABOUT SOME OF THE THINGS THAT WENT TO REFERENDUM TO BE VOTED ON FOR OTHER CITIES AND IT ACTUALLY CAME -- I WAS LOOKING AT THE TOP THREE CITIES BECAUSE TRYING TO COMPARE TO US A CITY WITH A POPULATION OF LESS THAN 5,000 WASN'T LESS THAN SOMETHING I THOUGHT WOULD BE COMPARABLE TO DO.

THE ONES I LOOKED AT OCCURRED IN 2018 AND 2020. AND ANOTHER ONE THAT I VAW WAS THEY SURELY HAD 26 AMENDMENTS ON THEIR ONE QUESTION WAS VOTE UP OR DOWN AND THAT ALSO THERE'S APPARENTLY LOOK HE A STATE STATUE THAT LIMITS THE AMOUNT OF WORDS YOU CAN USE.

THERE TO EXPLAIN I THINK IF IT'S GOING TO BE 300, THEY HAVE TO DO IT IN A SUMMARY OF 200 WORDS OR LESS. SO TRYING TO PUT 200 WORDS OR LESS ON 26 ANTICIPATES IS NOT VERY MUCH TO BE ABLE TO TELL EVERYBODY EVERYTHING THAT NEEDS TO GO ON THERE.

SO THE OTHER OPTION WOULD HAVE BEEN THEY COULD HAVE DIVIDED ALL OF THOSE UP.

BUT I DO WANT TO POINT OUT THAT THOSE WEREN'T WERE NOT ON THERE OVER THE NS LAST FEW YEARS.

WHETHER THEY WERE VOTED BY THE PUBLIC TO APPROVE IT, I THINK MAYBE THE DIFFERENT NUMBERS THAT WE ARE SEEING MIGHT HAVE BEEN THOSE THAT WERE APPROVED WHICH IS THE DIFFICULTY OF TRYING TO GET THINGS DONE IN EVERYTHING IS HAVING TO GO TO THE CHARTER, TO TO THE PUBLIC TO BE VOTED BECAUSE OF THE FACT THAT RIGHT NOW, AGAIN, WE'RE ABLE TO WORK TOGETHER, CREATE WHAT WE KNOW TO CREATE AND STHEABLED TO THE STATE, AND THEN AGAIN IT COMES BACK FOR US TO BE ABLE TO VOTE ON AGAIN. AND THAT ALLOWS US TO BE ABLE TO MAKE CHANGES THAT WE KNOW TO

MAKE AND FOR THE BENEFIT OF OUR CITY. >> ANYONE ELSE? SEEING NONE, ARE YOU READY TO VOTE ON ORDNANCE 121 AS AMENDED? ALL MEMBERS CAST YOUR VOTE.

EVERY MEMBER VOTED, ANY MEMBER WISH TO CHANGE THEIR VOTE. MADAM CLERK.

>> SEVEN YES, FOUR NO, ONE ABSTAINING. >> ORDNANCE 2021 IS ADOPTED FIRST READING. CHAIRPERSON STREETMAN, YOU'RE RECOGNIZED.

>> ORDNANCE 138, 2021-22, FIRST READING. NEGLECTED -- DESIGNATED AND CONDUCT NEGOTIATIONS AND ENTER AGREEMENT FOR PURCHASE AND ACQUISITION OF EASEMENT AND FOR PROPERTY RIGHTS FOR THE GREENWOOD AVENUE SIDEWALK PROJECT.

FINANCE COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED APPROVAL AND I SO MOVE.

>> MOTION MADE AND PROPERLY SECONDED AND FAVORITE... >> IT'S I KNOW I HAD SOMEONE REACH OUT TO ME IN REGARD TO WHICH SIDE OF THE ROTE THAT THIS WAS GOING TO GO ON.

THEY WERE CONCERNED IT WAS GOING TO BE ON THE SAME SIDE OF THE ROAD AS THE CEMETERY WHICH THE CONSTRUCTION OF BUILDING THAT COULD CREATE ISSUES WITH THE SIMPLY TEAR WALL BEING THAT IT'S BEEN THERE A VERY, VERY LONG TIME. AND THEY WERE CONCERNED NOR IT TO BE THERE ARE COULD CAUSE DAMAGE OR FOR IT TO FALL IN ALL TOGETHER.

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SO IT'S THE OPT SIT SIDE OF THE ROAD ON GREEN GREENWOOD THAT IT WOULD BE ON AND CONTINUES ON TO THE SIDE THAT IT'S ALREADY ON. AND WHEN IT CONTINUES ON TO THE NEXT ROAD, IT DOES SWITCH OVER AND THAT'S BECAUSE THE FACT THAT WE ALREADY HAD SOME SHAW THERE. BUT IT IT WILL NOT AFFECT THE

CEMETERY. >> ANY COMMENT OR QUESTION REGARDING THIS ORDNANCE.

>> MARQUE, YOU RECOGNIZE. >> I JUST WANT TO MAKE IT CLEAR FOR THE PUBLIC BECAUSE THERE WAS A LITTLE CONCERN. THIS IS JUST NEGOTIATIONS, THIS IS NOT LIKE EMINENT DOMAIN IS JUST ALLOWING THE STREETS, GO TO HUH TO HOMEOWNERS ABOUT AN EASEMENT AND COMING TOGETHER ON AN AGREEMENT. AND I WOULD LIKE MY FELLOW COUNCILMEMBERS TO VOTE IN FAVOR FOR THIS BECAUSE WE'LL HAVE SIDEWALKS. THERE IS NORMAN SMITH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL THAT IS ON THAT ROAD WITH THE SCHOOL SYSTEM EXPANDING THEIR PARENTAL RESPONSIBILITIES PICKUP. HAVE TO HAVE THIS WALK TO SCHOOL AND OUTSIDE WILL HELP.

THE KIDS GET SAFER TO SCHOOL. >> COUNCIL AMERICAN SHAQUINON, YOU'RE RECOGNIZED.

>> EVERYBODY NEEDS TO VOTE IN FAVOR THIS AND THIS IS SOMETHING THAT WE KNOW TO DO CITY WIDE.

COUNCILMEMBER MENTIONED A COUPLE OF MEETINGS GO WE'RE IN A DILEMMA WITH THE IMAGE OF DOMAIN BECAUSE THE PEOPLE THAT CAME FORWARD US DIDN'T HAVE IT DONE. WE HAVE THE LAND OWNERS BEFORE STRUCTURES ARE BUILT, ON THOSE PARTICULAR PLORTS TO PREVENT THE SITUATION THAT WE HAVE HAD THE SPRING CREEK PARKWAY. I THANK YOU. I JUST ASK ALL OF US TO DO OUR DUE DILIGENCE, TO LOOK AT THE MAJOR ROADS, WE HEARD THE PEOPLE TONIGHT TALKING ABOUT THE INFRASTRUCTURE, THAT'S THEIR CONCERN, THAT'S WHAT THEY WANTS US TO FIX.

SO WE KNOW TO BE PROACTIVE AND WITHIN OUR PARTICULAR WARDS, BRING MORE TO THE TABLE.

THANK YOU. >> THANK YOU. ANYONE ELSE? ARE YOU READY TO VOTE ON ORDNANCE 138? ALL MEMBERS CAST YOUR VOTE.

[7)1. ORDINANCE 107-2021-22 (Second Reading) Authorizing the exercise of the right of eminent domain to acquire easements, property and rights of way required to facilitate construction of the Spring Creek Parkway project.]

>> I'M GOING TO PASS OUT AN AMENDMENT TO EVERYONE. WE ARE MEETING JUST TO MAKE SOME CHANGES TO THIS. CURRENTLY AS WAS DISCUSSED ONE OF THE REASONS FOR GOING ABOUT DOING THIS WAS TO MAKE THE PROCESS EASIER IN NEGOTIATING WITH THE MORTGAGE COMPANIES WHO CAN CONSIDERABLY DELAY THINGS FROM BEING ABLE TO GET ACCOMPLISHED.

WELL, ACTUALLY NOW FOUR OF THE PROPERTIES THAT WERE ORIGINALLY ON THERE HAVE BEEN TAKEN CARE OF. WE HAVE MOVED THE ORDNANCE OFF AND ADD ONE MORE ON THERE THAT IT WAS RECOGNIZED THAT WE KNOWED TO HAVE ON THERE AS WELL, THE ONE THAT HAS BEEN ADDED IS NOT -- IT IS JUST A SLOPE AND CONSTRUCTION EASEMENT ONLY, SO THAT MEANS THAT EIGHT OF THE PROPERTIES THAT ARE INCLUDED ON HERE ARE ONLY EASE MENTS THAT WE ARE GETTING ON THE PROPERTY.

AND AGAIN AS DISCUSSED BEFORE, THIS IS WHERE WE'RE NOT TAKING THE PROPERTY FROM THEM, WE ARE PURCHASING THE PROPERTY OR THE EASEMENT FOR THE PROPERTY. SO I WOULD MAKE MAKE A MOTION

FOR APPROVAL TO ACCEPT THIS AMEND TO ORDNANCE. >> MOTION BEEN MADE AND PROPERLY SECONDED IN FAVOR OF THE AMENDMENT. I'VE HEARD THE EXPLANATION OF THE AMENDMENT. ANY QUESTION FROM COUNCIL REGARDING THE AMENDMENT TO ORDINANCE 107. SEEING NONE, ARE YOU READY TO VOTE ON THE AMENDMENT? ALL MEMBERS CAST YOUR VOTE. MADAM CLERK, PLEASE TAKE THE VOTE.

>> 9 YES, THREE NO, 0 ABSTAIN. >> THE AMENDMENT IS ADOPTED AND WE'RE NOW BACK ON THE ORDNANCE 107 AS AMENDED. ANY COMMENT OR QUESTION REGARDING 107 AS AMENDED? SEEING NONE, ARE YOU READY TO VOTE? ALL MEMBERS CAST YOUR VOTE.

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EVERY MEMBER VOTED, ANY MEMBER WISH TO CHANGE THEIR VOTE. MADAM CLERK, TAKE THE VOTE.

>> 9 YES, 3 NO, 0 ABSTAIN. >> 107 AS AMENDED IS ADOPTED. SECOND READING.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH. IS. >> THAT CONCLUDES MY REPORT,

[9) GAS & WATER COMMITTEE]

MAYOR. >> THANK YOU. WE'RE NOW READY FOR THE GAS AND WATER COMMITTEE, I BELIEVE COUNCILPERSON ALLEN HAS THAT REPORT.

YOU'RE RECOGNIZED. >> THE GAS AND WATER COMMITTEE HAS TWO EXCITING AND IMPORTANT ITEMS TO REPORT. THE TOTAL COST OF INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS RELATED TO THE HAZELWOOD SEWER ASSESSMENT AREA BEING 2.727 MILLION... HAS BEEN RECOVERED IN FULL THROUGH THE ASSOCIATED 1500 PER RESIDENTIAL EQUIVALENT UNITY, THEREFORE PER CITY CODE FROM THIS POINT FORWARD THE FEE WILL CEASE TO EXIST. ALSO AS PREVIOUSLY REPORTED, THE IMPASSE DEPARTMENT PROACTIVELY LOCKED IN PRICES FOR FUTURE NATURAL GAS USE AN WELL BELOW THE CURRENT PRICING. THE UPDATE TO REPORT IS THAT TO DATE, THESE EFFORTS HAVE RESULTED IN OVER $1 MILLION IN SAVINGS TO NATURAL GAS CUSTOMERS.

THANK YOU. AND THAT DESERVE AS ROUND OF APPLAUSE.

[10) NEIGHBORHOOD & COMMUNITY SERVICES COMMITTEE]

OKAY, WE ARE NOW READY FOR THE NEIGHBORHOOD AND COMMUNITY SERVICES COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON

STREETMAN, YOU'RE RECOGNIZED. >> THANK YOU, MAYOR. RESOLUTION 62, 2021-22, A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING MAYOR PITTS TO FILE WITH THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT, THE CITY OF CLARKSVILLE, FISCAL YEAR 2022/2023, DANIEL ACTION PLAN AND APPLICATION FOR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT FUNDS AND HOME INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM FUNDS. THE NEIGHBORHOOD AND COMMUNITY SERVICES COMMITTEE REPRESENTED

APPROVAL AND I SO MOVE. >> MOTION BEEN MADE AND PROPERLY SECONDED IN FAVOR OF THIS RESOLUTION. ANY COMMENT OR QUESTION? SEEING NONE, ARE YOU READY TO VOTE? ALL MEMBERS CAST YOUR VOTE. EVERY MEMBER VOTED, ANY MEMBER

WISH TO CHANGE THEIR VOTE MARKED AM CLERK, PLEASE TAKE THE VOTE. >> 11 YES, 0 NO, 1 ABSTAIN.

>> IT'S ADOPTED. CHAIRPERSON STREETMAN. >> THANK YOU, MAYOR.

I'D LIKE TO TELL EVERYONE ABOUT A RIBBON CUTTING THAT I ATTENDED YESTERDAY FOR COMMON GROUNDS.

IT IS A NEW CAFE THAT'S LOCATED OVER IN VETERANS PLAZA THAT IS -- HAS BEEN OPEN BY PROGRESSIVE DIRECTIONS, AND THAT WAS ACTUALLY ONE THAT WE GAVE MONEY TO THROUGH THE CDBGCV FUNDS FORKED POEM THAT WERE AFFECTED BY THE SHUTDOWN AND -- FOR PEOPLE THAT WERE AFFECTED BY THE SHUTDOWN AND COVID AND CLIENTS WHO HAVE SPECIAL NEEDS AND THEY WERE DEFINITELY AFFECTED DURING THE SHUTDOWN AND THE TIME AFTER THAT, AND BEING ABLE TO GO OUT AND FIND EMPLOYMENT.

SO THIS WAS AN IDEA THAT THE DIRECTOR DIRECTOR HAD TO START FOR PEOPLE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS AND THEN BE ABLE TO GO OUT INTO THE CLARKSVILLE COMMUNITY AND BE ABLE TO TAKE THOSE SKILLS THAT THEY LEARNED AND COMMON GROUND AND GO OUT AND BE ABLE TO WORK IN OUR COMMUNITY.

SO THIS WAS A GREAT THING, AND REALLY GOOD WAY FOR US TO BE ABLE TO SUPPORT OUR COMMUNITY USING THOSE FUNDS, AND I WOULD ENCOURAGE EVERYONE TO PLEASE GO VISIT, I BELIEVE, THE GRAND

OPENING DATE IS JUNE 6TH. >> COUNCILPERSON ALLEN, HAD YOU A QUESTION OR COMMENT REGARDING

THAT REPORT? >> YES, I JUST HAVE A QUESTION FOR THE PREVIOUS SPEAKER.

IF YOU COULD JUST TELL PEOPLE WHAT CBDGCV MEANS SO THAT THEY WILL NOW.

>> COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT FUNDS AND THESE WERE THE COVID FUNDS.

SO THAT'S WHERE THE CV COMES IN, AND THAT WAS SPECIFIC TO -- THEY HAD TO BE UTILIZED TO HELP THOSE

AFFECTED BY COVID. >> COUNCILPERSON STREETMAN, YOU'RE RECOGNIZED.

[11) PARKS & RECREATION COMMITTEE]

>> THAT COMPLETES MY REPORT, MAYOR. >> THANK YOU.

WE ARE NOW READY FOR PARKS AND RECREATION COMMITTEE. CHAIRPERSON, HOW ARE YOU

RECOGNIZED. >> THANK YOU, MAYOR. EVERYTHING IS GEARING UP FOR SUMMER OVER AT PARKS AND REC. MAYOR, SUMMER NIGHT LIGHTS GOING IN FULL SWING.

WE'VE GOT SEVERAL PARKS THAT WE'RE GONNA HAVE THAT EVENT AT AT THIS MONTH.

AT THE DOWNTOWN MARKET, WE'VE GOT CORNY COB DAY JUNE 11TH. THAT SOUNDS LIKE A LOT OF FUN.

JUST A LOT OF EVENTS, JUST LOOK ONLINE IF YOU'RE INTERESTED IN COMING TO ANY OF THEM, WE'D LOVE

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TO HAVE YOU OUT THERE, REALLY GOOD COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT. JOB OPPORTUNITIES, WE ARE STILL HIRING. I KNOW I PUSH THIS EVERY MONTH, BUT RIGHT NOW WE GOT 84 SEASONAL POSITIONS OPEN AND 17 PART-TIME. THIS IS JUST IN PARKS AND REC. WHETHER IT'S EMERGENCY SERVICES OR PARKS AND RECREATION, JUST APPLY. WE KNOW SOME GOOD WORKERS AND GET OPPORTUNITIES TO OPEN UP. SO WE'RE GOING TO MOVE ON. I'VE GOT A BIG ANNOUNCEMENT TO MAKE FOR COY LACEY. PARKSS AND RECREATION AS WELL AS I HAVE, WE'VE BEEN WORKING PRETTY HARD TO GET A GRANT AND TRY TO GET SOME NEW PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT.

I'M GONNA PASS THESE OUT. THIS IS JUST SOME PICTURES OF THE CONCEPTS LET'S SEE.

YOU CAN JUST TAKE A LOOK AT THAT. I DON'T KNOW WHEN THE LAST TIME THAT THE PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT WAS CHANGED, BUT SPEAKING WITH SOME OF THE RESIDENTS, SOME OF THE PEOPLE THAT PLAYED ON THAT PLAYGROUND WOMEN WHEN THEY WERE CHILDREN AND SO IT'SES -- IT'S FAIRLY -- IT NEEDS SOME UPDATING, THAT'S FOR SURE. THE PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT IS IN DISREPAIR. I DON'T KNOW. DO WE WANT TO HAVE THEM SCAN

THAT AND ADD THAT OR -- >> JUST GAVE A COPY TO THE CLERK.

>> OKAY, COOL. I'M GOING TO SHOW IT TO THE CAMERA BE JUST SOME CONCEPTS, I THINK IT'S SOME NICE PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT. GOING TO BE REALLY, REALLY EXCITING FOR THE NEIGHBORHOOD. WE'RE REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO IT.

IT'S GONNA BE REALLY COOL. BUT THAT CONCLUDES MY REPORT FOR PARKS AND RECREATION.

>> THANK YOU, CHAIRPERSON HOLMAN. I WANT TO SAY THANK YOU ALSO TO THE ROTARY CLUBS OF CLARKSVILLE. THEY WERE INSTRUMENTAL IN SECURING THAT GRANT THAT WILL COMPLETELY RENOVATE THE PLAYGROUND AT THE COY LACEY PARK THERE IN THE BEACH HAVEN SUBDIVISION OFF MADISON STREET, SO THAT'S AN EXCITING DEVELOPMENT AND GREAT THANKS TO THE CLARKSVILLE COMMUNITY HEALTH FOUNDATION FOR SUPPLYING THAT GROUND.

COUNCILPERSON ALLEN, HAD YOU A COMMENT OR QUESTION. >> I JUST HAVE A QUESTION.

I SEE THAT IT'S A BALANCE PLAYGROUND, THEY ADDING ANY AUDITORY AND SENSORY EQUIPMENT

INTO THIS PLAYGROUND? >> WE'VE BEEN TAKING -- I DON'T AS FAR AS AUDITORY PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT GOES. THEY ARE ADA COMPLIANT, SOME OF THE PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT.

IF YOU LOOK AT SOME OF THE PICTURES, ONE OF THEM IS LIKE WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE.

>> YES. >> SO AS FAR AS ADA GOES, THAT'S THE EXTENT OF MY KNOWLEDGE ON

THAT. >> OKAY. I'LL JUST ADD IT TO THE NEXT

MEETING. THANK YOU. >> YEP.

[12) PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE]

>> OKAY. THANK YOU VERY MUCH, WE'RE NOW READY FOR THE PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE REPORT. CHAIRPERSON HOLMAN YOU ARE RECOGNIZED.

>> ALL RIGHTY, MOVING ON TO PUBLIC SAFETY. ORDNANCE 120, 2021-22 FIRST READING, AN ORDNANCE AMENDING TITLE 2 OF THE OFFICIAL CITY CODE TO DELETE SUBPARAGRAPH 3 UNDER SECTION 2-108 AND DELETE SUBPARAGRAPHS 2 AND 3 UNDER SECTION 2-208.

MAKE A MOTION FOR APPROVAL. >> MOTION BEEN MADE AND PROPERLY SECONDED IN FAVOR OF ORDNANCE 120. COUNCILPERSON HOLMAN, YOU'RE RECOGNIZED.

>> BASICALLY WHAT THIS DOES IS IN OUR CITY CODE, YOU HAD TO RESIDE IN THE CITY IN ORDER HAVE LIKE A BEER OR LIQUOR LICENSE TO SELL ALCOHOL, AND THAT'S THAT'S NOT KOSHER.

SO WE'RE GONNA GET RID OF THAT, AND IF YOU LOOK AT ACTUAL ORDNANCE, I THINK IT JUST SAYS YOU'LL BE IN PLACE WITH THE WORD COLD RESERVE. AND WHAT THAT MEANS IS THEY JUST

TOOK OUT THE WORDING. >> YOU'VE HEARD THE QUESTION WITH THIS ORDNANCE.

ANY COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS REGARDING THIS ORDNANCE? ALL MEMBERS PLEASE CAST YOUR VOTE. ANY MEMBER WISH TO CHANGE THEIR VOTE?

MADAM CLERK, PLEASE TAKE THE VOTE. >> 12 YES, 0 NO, 0 ABSTAIN.

>> ORDNANCE 120 IS ADOPTED, CHAIRPERSON HOLMAN YOU'RE RECOGNIZED.

>> MOVING ON TO SOME REPORTS, CPD. CRIMES REPORTED FOR LAST MONTH, 13,077. THAT IS UP, SO WE HAVE SEEN AN INCREASE.

WE DO NEED GOOD POLICE OFFICERS. PLEASE APPLY, IF Y'ALL ARE INTERESTED.

MOVING ON TO THE FIRE RESCUE. TOTAL CALLS, I GOT 1, 415 CALLS. 73.6 BE 7%.

THIS IS RESCUE AND MEDICAL CALLS. 7 FIRE STRUCTURES IN MAY WITH AN

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ESTIMATED OF $60,000 IN DAMAGE WITH $837,000 OF PREINCIDENT VALUE.

SO THAT'S SOME PRETTY BIG LOSSES. ONE OF THE COOL THINGS THAT THE FIRE DEPARTMENT HAS DONE, THEY RAISED $5,500. IT'S CALLED SAFE SOLDIERS.

AND WHAT IT IS, IT'S A NONPROFIT THAT PROVIDES BOTH THE MILITARY FAMILIES MILITARY EMERGENCY SERVICES AS WELL AS THEIR FAMILIES, FREE MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING.

SO THE FIRE DEPARTMENT RAISED $5,500 FOR THAT. SO THAT'S A REALLY GOOD WORK FOR OUR COMMUNITY AND APPRECIATE THE FIRE DEPARTMENT. MOVING ON TO BUILDINGS AND CODES. BUILDINGS AND CODES HAD A BUSY TONIGHT IN MAY.

CONSTRUCTION DIVISION, 3,189 TOTAL INSPECTIONS. CODE ENFORCEMENT DIVISION 473 NEW CASES. THE ABATEMENT DIVISION, 64 WORK ORDERS.

IN THE ADMIN DIVISION, WE HAVE SINGLE FAMILY PREMISES ISSUED, 101.

THAT'S REALLY, REALLY HIGH JUST BASED ON AVERAGES. THAT'S PRETTY HIGH FOR THE SINGLE FAMILY PERMITS. MULTIFAMILY PERMITS ISSUED WERE 12.

COMMERCIAL PERMITS ISSUED WERE 31. A LOT OF TIMES YOU SEE THE SINGLE FAMILY PERMITS WILL SPIKE, THE NUMBER THAT WILL SPIKE, AND THEN A FEW MONTHS LATER THE COMMERCIAL PROSPECTS WILL SPIKE. SEEMS TO BE THE PATTERN.

THAT CONCLUDES MY REPORT. >> THANK YOU VERY MUCH. ANY COMMENT OR QUESTION REGARDING THE PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE? SEEING NONE, WE'RE READY NOW FOR

[13) TRANSPORTATION-STREETS-GARAGE COMMITTEE]

THE TRANSPORTATION STREETS AND GARAGE COMMITTEE, CHAIRPERSON SMITH, ARE YOU RECOGNIZED.

>> THANK YOU, MAYOR. >> THE REPORTS ARE AS FOLLOWS, FOR TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE -- FOR THE TRANSPORTATION CHAIRPERSON REPORT JUNE 2ND. GEES SUCCESS, IT'S TIME TO GO HOME. CTS TRANSPORTED 37,000 PASSENGERS FOR THE MONTH OF MAY 2022. SENIOR CITIZENS TOTAL FOR MONTH OF MAY WAS 6-300.

THE TOTAL RESPONSE FOR THE MONTH OF MAY WAS 3,065. JOAN THE FIRST WAS CTS35TH ANNIVERSARY. WE HAD FREE RIDERS ALL DAY. CTS CARRIED 1,900 PASSENGERS FOR THAT DAY AND IT WAS THE HIGHEST DAY FOR THAT YEAR. HOORAY.

THANK YOU FOR SPOFFING CTS FOR 35 YEARS. AND DON'T FORGET THAT YOU CAN NOW PURCHASE YOUR FARE FROM YOUR SMARTPHONE. DOWNLOAD THE TOKEN TRANSIT APP TODAY. THAT CONCLUDES MY TRANSPORTATION REPORT.

WE WOULD NOW MOVE ON TO THE STREET DEPARTMENT FOR THEIR REPORT FOR THE MONTH OF MAY.

THE STREET DEPARTMENT HAS COMPLETED 223 WORK ORDERS. THE 2023 PAVING CONTRACT BIDDING OPENED JUNE THE 2ND OF 2022. ALSO, PAVING HAS BEEN COMPLETED AT OAKLAND HILLS SUBDIVISION AND SUMMER HILL -- SUMMERHAVEN SUBDIVISION AS WELL. NEXT WEEK, LET'S SEE, PAYMENT WILL START ON LITTLE BARK WET LANE. FOR THE NEW CONNECTION TO FOLLY BEACH. THAT CONCLUDES THAT REPORT FOR THE STREET DEPARTMENT.

LET'S MOVE ON NOW TO THE CITY GARAGE. MY REPORT FOR MAY.

THE TOTAL WORK ORDERS FOR THE CITY GARAGE WAS 354. I'M GOING TO MOVE ON DOWN TO THE UNLEADED GAS, WHICH WAS $4.16 PER GALLON. IT WAS AN INCREASE FROM $3.42 IN APRIL. ALSO THE DIESEL COST GASPER GALLON WAS $4.45.

THERE WAS AN INCREASE FROM $3.97. THIS CONCLUDES MY REPORTS, THANK

YOU, MAYOR. >> THANK YOU. ANY COMMENT OR QUESTION

[14) NEW BUSINESS]

REGARDING THIS COMMITTEE REPORT? SEEING NONE, WE'RE NOW READY FOR NEW BUSINESS.

RESOLUTION ITEM 1, RESOLUTION 63, 2021-22, A RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION STUDY THE MANNER IN WHICH TOW-IN LOTS AND REC SURFACES ARE HANDLED IN THE ZONING CODE AND RETURNED FOR CONSIDERATION BY THE COUNCIL. ZACHARIAS, YOU ARE THE SPONSOR

AND YOU ARE RECOGNIZED. >> I'D LIKE TO MAKE A MOTION THAT WE PASS RESOLUTION 63,

2021-22. >> MOTION BEEN MADE AND PROPERLY SECONDED IN FAVOR OF RESOLUTION

63. COUNCILPERSON ZACHRIAS. >> THANK YOU.

AS I EXPLAINED LAST WEEK, I'M REQUESTING THAT THE REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION TAKE A LOOK AT THE CONDITIONS UNDER WHICH TOW-IN LOTS AND WRECKER SERVICES ARE ABLE TO RATED A JAYS ENTER TO RESIDENTIAL AREAS. CHAPTER 5 OF THE ZONING ORDNANCE SAYS BECAUSE OF THE NATURE AND CHARACTER OF THEIR OPERATION AUTOMOBILE WRECKING AND SALVAGING YARDS AND JUNKYARDS

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AND SIMILAR USE OF CLANKED HAVE A DECIDEDLY DETRIMENTAL EFFECT ON PROPERTIES CREATING PROBLEMS OF NOISE, DUST, AND HEALTH HAZARDS AND MAY ADVERSELY AFFECT PROPERTY VALUES BY THEIR GENERAL APPEARANCE. THE ZONING ORDNANCE -- THE PLIK CABILITY MUST ALSO IMMEDIATE THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENT, AND THEN THE ORDNANCE GOES ON TO LIST SEVERAL REQUIREMENTS THAT MUST BE MET, WHICH INCLUDES A PROHIBITION OF A WRECKING YARD OR WRECKER SERVICES WITHIN OPERATING 500 FEET WITHIN A RESIDENTIAL ZONE OR A DISTRICT PURPORTING RESIDENTIAL USE.

A TOE-IN LOT HOWEVER IS PERMITTED WITHIN 500 FEET OF RESIDENTIAL AREAS, DESPITE POSSESSING MANY OF THE SAME CHARACTERISTICS AS A WRECKER SERVICE.

THE CITY CODE SEEMS TO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THESE TWO TYPES OF BUSINESSES POSSESS THE SAME CHARACTERISTICS BECAUSE IT HAS A LOT OF THE SIMILAR REQUIREMENTS FOR SCREENING AND STUFF LIKE THAT. FOR A TOE-IN LOT AS IT DOES FOR A WRECKER SERVICE.

SO I WOULD JUST LIKE THE RPC TO TAKE A LOOK AT THAT AND SEE IF MAYBE THAT 500 FOOT RESTRICTION OR BUFFER ZONE SHOULD NOT ALSO APPLY TO TOW-IN SERVICES AS WELL.

>> YOU'VE HEARD THE EXPLANATION. ANY COMMENT OR QUESTION REGARDING THIS RESOLUTION? SEEING NONE, ARE YOU READY TO VOTE. ALL MEMBERS CAST YOUR VOTE.

THERE WE ABOUT. EVERY MEMBER VOTED, ANY MEMBER WISH TO CHANGE THEIR VOTEED A -- MADAM CLERK. RESOLUTION 63 IS ADOPTED. WE'RE NOW READY FOR ITEM 2 UNDER NEW BUSINESS, ORDNANCE 119, 2021-22. AN ORDNANCE AMENDING THE OFFICIAL CODE OF THE CITY CITY OF CLARKSVILLE RELATIVE TO SHORT-TERM RENTALS.

COUNCILPERSON BUTLER YOU ARE THE SPONSOR AND RECOGNIZED. >> THANK YOU, MAYOR.

I MOTION THAT WE ACCEPT ORDNANCE 119-2021-22. >> MOTION BEEN MADE AND PROPERLY SECONDED IN FAVOR OF ORDNANCE 119. COUNCIL PERSON BUTLER.

>> EVERYBODY KNOWS WHAT THIS IS. THIS IS TO REPEAL THE RELATIVELY NEW SHORT-TERM RENTAL ORDNANCE.

IT JUST DELETES THE WHOLE THING IN ITS ENTIRETY. I HAVE NOTHING ELSE TO ADD.

THANK YOU. >> COUNCILPERSON STREETMAN, YOU'RE RECOGNIZED.

>> THANK YOU, MAYOR. I WOULD JUST LIKE TO TELL EVERYBODY AGAIN, YOU KNOW, ONE OF THE BIGGEST REASONS THIS WAS DONE WAS FOR SAFETY AND THEN FOR THE ABILITY FOR CITIZENS TO BE ABLE TO DEAL WITH ANY ISSUES THAT WERE GOING ON IN THEIR NEIGHBORHOOD.

THIS WAS FIRST PASSED IN 2020. THEN EARLY 2021 THIS SAME EXACT ORDNANCE WAS BROUGHT FORWARD TO REPEAL IT, AND THAT WAS VOTED DOWN BY THE COUNCIL. IT WAS THEN ANOTHER ANSWER WAS BROUGHT FORWARD TO MAKE CHANGES TO IT, WHICH THE COUNCIL VOTED ON THAT, AND NOW HERE WE ARE YET AGAIN. SO IN THIS RELATIVELY NEW ORDNANCE THAT WE HAVE IN PLACE, WE ARE NOW DEALING WITH THIS FOR A THIRD TIME, AND THAT'S ON TOP OF THE MANY HOURS THAT WERE SPENT WORKING OUT A COMPROMISE WITH THE COUNCIL THAT WASES IN PLACE ACROSS TWO DIFFERENT MEETINGS IN ORDER TO BE ABLE TO GET THIS IN PLACE FOR THE BENEFIT OF OUR COMMUNITY ONE BIG FACTOR TO CONSIDER IN THIS IS THERE ARE RULES WITH THE STATE THAT IF WE DO REPEAL THIS AND TAKE IT OFF THE BOOKS, UNTIL IT EVER GOES BACK ON THE BOOKS AS AN ORDNANCE, THEN ANYBODY BEFORE THAT WILL BE GRANDFATHERED IN JUST AS ANYBODY WAS GRANDFATHERED IN BEFORE THIS WENT INTO PLACE WHEN IT WAS FIRST PUT ON THERE. SO I'M JUST ASKING THAT YOU PLEASE VOTE AGAINST THIS, LET'S LEAVE THIS ON THERE. LET LET IT DO ITS JOB AND TRY TO TAKE CARE OF OUR COMMUNITY AND HELP THOSE THAT ARE VISITING YOU ARE COMMUNITY AND THOSE A THAT

ARE LIVING IN OUR COMMUNITY. THANK YOU. >> COUNCILPERSON SMITH, YOU'RE

RECOGNIZED. >> GLEE WHAT THE LAST SPEAKER JUST SAID.

I THINK IT WOULD BE VERY HARMFUL IF WE TAKE THIS OFF THE BOOKS. AND I'M SPEAKING FROM EXPERIENCE. LIVING NEXT DOOR TO SHORT-TERM RENTAL OWNERS, IT IS NOT GOOD.

THEY HAVE BROKEN EVERY LAW THAT THEY CAN THINK OF TO BREAK. SOMEONE HAS EVEN MOVED MY PENS FOR MY LOT LINE. THEY HAVE EVEN PUT THEIR TRASH CAN IN FRONT OF MY HOUSE ON MY LOT LINE. THEY HAVE PARKED CARS IN FRONT OF MY HOUSE, ALL SEVEN, EIGHT

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CARS, FOR A THREE BEDROOM HOME, NEXT TO ME. IF WE DIDN'T HAVE SOME REGULATIONS OR SOME POLICIES TO CONTROL THE BEHAVIOR OF THE OWNERS, WE WOULD BE IN TROUBLE.

I HAD TO PUT UP "NO PARKING" SIGNS BECAUSE OF THE BEHAVIOR THE PERSON THAT'S ON THE RENTAL PROPERTIES. AND I'M NOT AGAINST PEOPLE HAVING RENTAL PROPERTIES.

I'M FOR IT. BUT WHEN YOU ABIDE BY THE LAWS THAT ARE PUT IN PLACE.

EVERYBODY SHOULD ABIDE BY LAWS. NOBODY SHOULD BE EXEMPT FROM THE LAW.

NOT EVEN ME. AND I'M NOT AGAINST PEOPLE MAKING MONEY.

BUT THERE COMES A TIME AND SEASON IN LIFE WHERE WE KNOW TO REALIZE THAT WE KNOW RULES WHEN WE ALLOW PEOPLE TO HAVE RUN OF PROPERTIES, BECAUSE SOMETIMES PEOPLE GET MONEY AND THEY FORGET ABOUT THE PRIVACY, AND THEY FORGET ABOUT RESPECTING THE PEOPLE THAT LIVE NEXT DOOR TO THEM. AS A MATTER A FACT, JUST YESTERDAY I HAD A LADY SITTING ON MY PROPERTY WITH HER BABY. THE WEEK BEFORE THAT I HAD A WOMAN WITH HER DOG WALKING ON MY PROPERTY USING THE BATHROOM. AND YOU KNOW WHAT I DO? YOU BE SO NICE TO THEM.

I SAID YOU KNOW WHAT, HOW YOU DOING? WHERE YOU FROM.

YOU KNOW, YOU SITTING ON MY PROPERTY, YOU KNOW YOUR DOG IS USING THE BATHROOM ON MY PROPERTY. OH, I DIDN'T KNOW THAT. SHE DON'T EVEN TELL THEM THAT THAT IS NOT THEIR PROPERTY. I GET THIS EVERY WEEK. BECAUSE THEY TRENT OUT ALMOST EVERY DAY OR WEEKLY OR MONTHLY, AND SO WHAT I'M SAYING IS THIS, PLEASE, DO NOT REPEAL THIS LAW.

AND I KNOW THAT STACEY WORKED HARD ON THIS, BECAUSE I WISH I KNEW MORE ABOUT THIS BEFORE I VOTED. I'M STILL SAD THAT WE WANT TO REPEAL SOMETHING TO KEEP CIVILIZATION FOR THE ONES THAT OWN THESE PROPERTIES, THAT'S MAKING MONEY.

I'M NOT AGAINST PEOPLE MAKING MONEY. BUT DO IT DECENT AND IN ORDER OR HAVE RESPECT FOR OTHERS. DON'T MISTREAT AREA NEIGHBORS, JUST BECAUSE YOU CAN MEANT OUT -- RENT OUT A HOME EVERY WEEK OR EVERY DAY. AND THERE IS NO SLEEP BECAUSE AT THROW IN THE MORNING, THEY MAY COME IN AND PARK, 1:00 IN THE MORNING, YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT TIME THEY GONNA COME IN. BUT I HEARD DOORS SLAMMING EVERY NIGHT.

AND I THINK THIS WOULD BE VERY HARMFUL FOR OTHER CITIZENS WHO ARE DEALING WITH THIS TYPE OF BEHAVIOR. FROM THOSE WHO OWN RENTAL PROPERTIES.

THANK YOU. >> COUNCILPERSON REYNOLDS, YOU'RE RECOGNIZED.

>> I'D LIKE TO SAY WHAT I SAID LAST WEEK IS WE'RE IN FILLING AND BUILDING CLOSER AND CLOSER, OUR LOT SIZES ARE GETTING SMALLER AND SMALLER, AND I WOULD WANT TO KNOW WHAT'S RIGHT NEXT DOOR TO ME, ESPECIALLY IF I HAVE A VERY SMALL LOT OR AN APARTMENT.

I ALSO WILL SEND THE MESSAGE CLEAR IS THAT I WILL NOT EVEN CONSIDER AUXILLARY DWELLING UNITS WHICH ARE BEING DISCUSSED IF WE GET RID OF -- IF WE DO NOT HAVE A SHORT TERM RENTAL

ORDNANCE. >> COUNCILPERSON HOLMAN, YOU'RE RECOGNIZED.

>> THANK YOU, MAYOR. I'M JUST GONNA EXPLAIN IT TO CLARKSVILLE.

SO THE PEOPLE THAT HAVE CONTACTED ME WITH COMPLAINT BESIDE SHORT TERM RENTAL IF THIS PASSES, THEY'LL BE GRANDFATHERED IN. EVEN IF WE GO BACK AND TRY TO REGULATE IT, THEY ARE ESSENTIALLY PROTECTED LOOK AT NUMBER OF HOUSES, ALL OF THE PEOPLE MOVING IN. THAT NUMBER HAS BEEN INCREASING SUBSTANTIALLY.

YOU SEE A LOT OF COMPANIES FROM OUT OF STATE BUYING PROPERTIES RIGHT NOW, AND WHAT THEY'RE DOING IS THEY'RE TURNING THEM INTO RENTALS. WHETHER THAT'S SHORT TERM OR LONG TERM. YOU SEE IT ACROSS THE BOARD. SO THE NUMBER OF SHORT TERM RENTALS IS JUST GOING TO KEEP INCREASE INCREASING. AND THAT'S A GIVEN.

THAT'S A FACT. IF WE GOT RID THIS RIGHT NOW, THAT WOULD BE DISASTROUS FOR ALL OF THE RESIDENTS OF CLARKSVILLE. YOU KNOW, THINK ABOUT HOW MANY PEOPLE OWN MORE THAN ONE HOME, AND ON TOP OF THAT THE PEOPLE THAT OWN MORE THAN ONE HOME, THE PEOPLE THAT UTILIZE SHORT-TERM RENTALS. YOU KNOW. SO JUST THAT'S ALL I'VE GOT.

THANK YOU. >> KAY. ANYONE ELSE? SEEING NONE, ARE YOU READY TO VOTE? ALL MEMBERS CAST YOUR VOTE.Y MER

WISH TO CHANGE YOUR VOTE. MADAM CLERK, TAKE THE VOTE. >> 3 YES, 9 NO, 0 ABSTAIN.

>> ORDNANCE 119 FAILS. WE ARE NOW ON THE NEXT ITEM UNDER NEW BUSINESS.

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WHICH IS ITEM 3, RESOLUTION 68, 2021-22. THE RESOLUTION TO REPEAL, RESOLUTION 51,-2020-21 EXPRESSING THE SENSE OF THE COUNCIL IN REGARD TO LANCE BAKER IN HIS POSITION AS CITY ATTORNEY FOR THE CITY OF CLARKSVILLE. COUNCIL PERSON BUTLER, YOU ARE

THE SPONSOR AND YOU ARE RECOGNIZED. >> THANK YOU, MAYOR.

I MOTION THAT WE APPROVE RESOLUTION 68-2021-22. >> MOTION BEEN MADE AND PROPERLY SECONDED AND FAVOR OF RESOLUTION 68. YOU ARE RECOGNIZED.

>> THANK YOU, MAYOR. WE DID IT. LET'S TAKE IT BACK.

THANK YOU. >> COUNCILPERSON SMITH, YOU ARE RECOGNIZED.

>> THANK YOU, MAYOR. I THINK WE'RE MAKING A BIG MISTAKE TO BRING SOMETHING FORTH AGAINST A PERSON TO SAY HE HAS DONE SOMETHING AND THEN TURN AROUND AND TAKE IT BACK.

BECAUSE WHAT WE'RE DOING IS SETTING OURSELVES UP FOR TORT LAWSUIT.

FOR DEFAMATION OF CHARACTER. WHEN YOU SAY HE DONE SOMETHING AND THEN YOU WANT TO TAKE IT BACK, WHERE DO WE STAND? HE CAN SUE US. THE MAYOR HAS DONE HIS PART.

HE DID WHAT HE WAS SUPPOSED TO DO. BASED UPON WHAT WE WROTE, AND HE TOOK CARE OF IT. I SEE THE CHANGE. AND MR. BAKER, I THINK THAT THIS IS THE WORST THING THAT WE CAN DO, WE PUT FORTH THE LAW AND YOU MEAN IT, YOU NEED TO STAND ON IT. BECAUSE WHAT YOU'RE DOING IS SETTING US UP FOR A LAWSUIT,.

YOU CAN BE SUED, THE WHOLE COUNCIL COULD BE SUED. WHY WOULD YOU PUT FORTH SOMETHING AND THEN YOU GONNA TAKE IT BACK? THAT DON'T MAKE SENSE TO ME.

I'M AFRAID TO MESS WITH THIS. THANK YOU. >> COUNCIL PERSON ALLEN, YOU'RE

RECOGNIZED. >> I THINK WHEN WE CAME ON THE COUNCIL THERE WERE DEFINITELY SOME ISSUES, DEFINITELY SOME ISSUES WITH THE INFORMATION THAT WE KNOWED, DEFINITELY SOME ISSUES WITH A LOT OF DIFFERENT THINGS AND THAT'S NOT TO SAY THAT THOSE THINGS ARE HAPPENING RIGHT NOW, BUT AT THAT POINT IN OUR CITY COUNCIL, THERE WERE SOME THINGS HAPPENING.

AND WE JUST CAN'T SAY, OKAY, LET'S TAKE IT BACK BECAUSE THEY REALLY DIDN'T HAPPEN.

I KNOW, I SENT MY STATEMENT INTO THE MAYOR. SO NOT THAT THINGS HAVE NOT GOTTEN BETTER BUT WHY REPEAL SOMETHING WHEN THE PROBLEM DID EXIST.

THANK YOU. >> COUNCILPERSON BUTLER, YOU ARE RECOGNIZED.

>> THANK YOU. MAYOR. I ACTUALLY KIND OF FORGOT WHAT I WAS GOING TO SAY, BUT JUST TO CLARIFY BECAUSE IT MIGHT BE QUESTIONABLE BY A PREVIOUS STATEMENT, I ACTUALLY WAS NOT THE ONE THAT ORIGINALLY PUT THIS RESOLUTION FORWARD.

I JUST WANTED TO CLARIFY THAT. MR. BITNER, SIR, CAN I ASK YOU DOES THIS LEAVE US OPEN TO A

TORT LIABILITY CLAIM? >> MR. BITNER? BRIEFLY.

>> THE RESOLUTION THAT WAS PASSED BACK IN THE DAY I DON'T BELIEVE THAT THE STATEMENTS IN THE ORIGINAL RESOLUTION ARE EXTREME ENOUGH TO JUSTIFY A DEFAMATION OF CHARACTER LAWSUIT, BUT I WILL STATE THAT ANYBODY CAN BE SUED ON ANY DAY FOR ANYTHING.

BUT, AGAIN, I DON'T BELIEVE THIS PARTICULAR INSTANCE WOULD JUSTIFY IT.

>> THANK YOU, COUNCILPERSON BUTLER, YOU HAVE THE FLOOR. >> AND YOU REMINDED ME WHAT I WAS GONNA SAY. YOU'RE GOOD MR. BITNER, THANK YOU.

WE HAVE IMMUNITY, I JUST WANTED TO POINT THAT OUT. WHAT IS IT CALLED? AH, IT IS LATE. QUALIFIED IMMUNITY. THANK YOU.

HALLELUJAH, PRAISE -- THANK YOU, GUYS. >> COUNCILPERSON ALLEN, YOU'RE

RECOGNIZED. >> I HAD A QUESTION FOR MR. BITNER.

>> WE'LL ALLOW IT, ONE MORE. >> SORRY. >> IT'S MY LAST TIME ANYWAY.

SO I GUESS MY QUESTION WOULD BE, WHEN WE POUT IN THIS RESOLUTION, THE MAYOR DID SOME THINGS, WE DON'T KNOW WHAT HE DID, BECAUSE THAT'S MR. BAKER'S HR. SO NOW WE TAKE IT BACK.

I'M NOT SAYING THAT THERE COULD BE A LAWSUIT OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT.

BUT WE TAKE IT BACK. BASICALLY WHEN WE TAKE IT BACK, IT'S LIKE IT NEVER HAPPENED.

BUT AT THE END OF THE DAY, IT DID HAPPEN, AND WE DID SEND -- I MEAN, ME BEING ONE THAT SENT IN

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MY STATEMENT, I DON'T WANT TO REPEAL IT BECAUSE I SENT IN A FORMAL STATEMENT AND IF I TAKE

IT BACK THAT FORMAL STATEMENT DON'T MATTER NO MORE. >> WELL, I BELIEVE MR. BAKER WAS

INVESTIGATING, AND I BELIEVE HE WAS FOUND TO BE -- >> THAT WAS DIFFERENT.

THAT WAS DIFFERENT. >> THAT'S NOT THE SAME INCIDENT? >> THAT'S NOT THE SAME INCIDENT.

>> OABLG. SO -- OKAY. >> SO CAN YOU TELL ME YOUR

QUESTION AGAIN? >> I GUESS MY QUESTION WOULD BE, IF WE REPEAL THIS, IT'S LIKE

TAKING BACK OUR STATEMENTS, RIGHT? >> THAT'S CORRECT.

BUT THE ORIGINAL RESOLUTION WOULD STAY ON THE RECORD, THAT IS WOULD BE A CORRECT STATEMENT, AND THEN THIS ONE WOULD ALSO BE FILED. SO YES YOU WOULD BE TAKING YOUR STATEMENTS BACK BUT THE ORIGINAL RESOLUTION THAT YOU DID, IF I'M NOT MISTAKEN, WILL CONTINUE TO

STAY ON THE REQUISITE. >> RESOLUTION 68... >> WE'RE VOTING TO CEASE DISCUSSION ON RESOLUTION 68. ALL MEMBERS CAST YOUR VOTE. EVERY MEMBER VOTED, EVERY MEMBER WISH TO CHANGE YOUR VOTE. MADAM CLERK, PLEASE TAKE THE VOTE.

>> OH, DARN IT. 12 YES, 0 NO, 0 ABSTAIN. >> QUESTION IS CALLED FOR.

WE ARE NOW VOTING ON RESOLUTION 68. >> WE'RE NOW VOTING ON RESOLUTION 68. AND REMEMBER, PLEASE CAST YOUR VOTE.

>> WE ARE READY FOR ITEM 4 WHICH IS TODAY TO ITEM 5 UNDER NEW BUSINESS IN ORDER TO TAKE UP RESOLUTION 70, WE'LL HAVE TO HAVE A MOTION TO CONSIDER, RESOLUTION 70.

AND THIS HAS BEEN SPONSORED BY COUNCILPERSON SMITH, AND ITEM 4 IS CONSIDERATION OF RESOLUTION 70-2021-22. A RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION TO INITIATE, COMPARE AND CONSIDER AN ORDNANCE TO PREPARE A MINIMUM LOCK AREA FROM 2500 SQUARE FEET TO 5,000 SQUARE FEET. COUNCILPERSON SMITH YOU ARE THE SPONSOR IS RECOGNIZED FOR THE

MOTION FOR CONSIDERATION ONLY. >> YEAH, I'LL JUST MAKE A MOTION.

MOTION'S BEEN MADE, AND PROPERLY SECONDED TO CONSIDER RESOLUTION 70.

ANY MEANT OR QUESTION REGARDING THE CONSIDERATION OF RESOLUTION 70.

SEEING NONE, ARE YOU READY TO VOTE HAD? IT REQUIRES 3 FOURTHS MAJORITY, WHICH IS 9 OF US. ALL MEMBERS CAST YOUR VOTE ON CONSIDERATION OF RESOLUTION 70.

EVERY MEMBER VOTED, EVERY MEMBER WISH TO CHANGE THEIR VOTE. MADAM CLERK, TAKE THE VOTE.

>>> 8 YES, 4 NO, 0 ABSTAIN. >> HE'D LIKE TO INVITE YOU ALL IF YOU HAVE TIME TO THE REGIONAL

[15) MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEMBER COMMENTS]

COMMITTEES THE LAST TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH. A LOT OF WHAT YOU SAW TODAY YOU WILL SEE IT THERE AT THE MEETING THAT WILL GIVE YOU MORE LEAD TIME AND LOOK AT THE ISSUES AND BE BETTER INFORMED WHEN YOU COME TO THIS MEETING AND THAT MAY HELP WITH TIME AND HOW MUCH TIME IT TAKES US TO GET THINGS DONE. ANOTHER THEN COMING UP, WE HAVE A BUG ON THE 10TH OF MAY, THE 11TH OF MAY AND THE 12TH OF MAY. WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT THE

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CITIZENS. CAN THINGS BE BETTER? YES, THINGSS CAN BE BETTER.

WE HAVE TO GIVE A LITTLE BIT MORE, YOU KNOW, INSTEAD OF JUST WAITING TO COME HERE TO THIS PARTICULAR PLATFORM AND SHOW OUT. WE HAVE TO GO TO THOSE MEETINGS AND MAKE THOSE EXTRA SACRIFICES FOR THE BEHALF OF THE PEOPLE. THANK YOU.

>> COUNCILPERSON MARQUE, YOU'RE RECOGNIZED FOR COMMENTS.

GET SNACKS AND FREE BOOKS FOR THE CHILDREN AT 10:15-AM, ROTE REA PARK, THANK YOU.

>> YOU HAD ME AT SNACKS. COUNCILPERSON SMITH, YOU'RE RECOGNIZED.

>> THANK YOU, MAYOR. I'M GONNA READ WHAT I WAS GOING TO USE FOR THE ZONING FOR R-6, AND THE REASON WHY I PROPOSE THAT. FROM 2000 TO 5,000 SQUARE FEET TO COPY DATE THE ADDED ACCESSORIES FOR CHILDREN TO PLAY FOR FAMILY USE WHICH WE THE VOTED ON TONIGHT IN FAVOR TO ADD AMENITIES TO RC. FATHER, INCREASING IT FROM 2.5 SQUARE FEET IS NOT INTENDED IN NO WAY TO KILL OUR SICK ZONES. HOWEVER, IT IS INTENDED TO IMPROVE THE LAND USE, INCREASE PROPERTY VALUE, ACCOMMODATE FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN, DECREASE OVERCROWDING AND TO MAKE IT A BETTER ZONE TO UTILIZE FOR CONTRACTORS AND REALTORS.

AN INFIELD LOT WITH MANY HOMES ON A 2.5 SQUARE FOOT LOT. I HAVE RECEIVED A FEW EMAILS FROM A COUPLE OF PEOPLE THAT BOAST CONCERNS THAT R6 WAS NOT THE BEST FIT FOR AFFORDABLE HOMES AND BELIEVE THAT R2A IS BETTER. AND THIS CAME FROM SOME RELATIVES. THIS MAKES GOD SENSE BASED ON THE ADDED ACCESSORIES TO COPY DATE THE LAND USE FOR FAMILIES. THANK YOU, AND Y'ALL HAVE A BLESSED DAY.

OR NIGHT. BLESSED NIGHT. >> COUNCILPERSON ALLEN, YOU'RE

RECOGNIZED. >> I WOULD JUST LIKE TO SAY THAT THIS MONTH IS -- WE WILL BE THE CELEBRATING THE JUNE IS LGBTQIA MONTH, PRIDE MONTH, AND GET OUT THERE SHOW YOUR SUPPORT EVEN IF YOU'RE NOT IN THAT COMMUNITY, GO OUT THERE IS SHOW YOUR SUPPORT BECAUSE EVERYBODY DESERVES A

DIVERSIFIED COUNTRY. THANK YOU. >> I'LL CALL YOUR ATTENTION TO THE REPORT ON DEBT OBLIGATION LISTED ON YOUR AGENDA. ANYTHING ELSE? WITHOUT OBJECTION, I'LL ENTERTAIN A MOTION FOR ADJOURN AM.

>> NOW WITHOUT OBJEC

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