The Bartlett city board took steps at the Oct. 25 meeting to designate two historic landmarks, update fees in the Air Pollution Code, set a hearing on amending a planned development and deny a related industrial rezoning request.
The mayor and aldermen set a public hearing date for Nov. 22 on Resolution 14-16, amending the Richland Valley Planned Development, located to the north, adjacent to the Bartlett Logistic Center on Wolf Lake Road.
On a related matter, the board denied Ordinance 16-02 on first reading. It would have removed 5.1 acres from the Richland Valley Planned Development (on the north line of Wolf Lake Drive) and rezoned it from RS-15 to I-P. The Bartlett Planning Commission recommended denial.
The board also approved two historic designations on first reading and set hearing dates for Nov. 22:
- Ordinance 16-07 designates the Brunswick Rosenwald School at 4549 Brunswick Road as a historic landmark. It was established in 1923. After its use as a school, it served as Brunswick Headstart for 34 years and is currently used as a community gathering place.
- Ordinance 16-08 designates Cedar Hall at 3712 Broadway Road as a historic landmark. It was built in 1846 as a grand town home, the oldest still standing in Bartlett. It is listed as the John H. McFadden House on the National Historic Register.
Bartlett’s city board also approved Ordinance 16-09, amending Title 20, Chapter 1 (the Air Pollution Control Code). This updates permit and emissions fees as recommended in 2014 by the Memphis and Shelby County Air Pollution Board.
In other business, the board:
- Authorized the purchase of multiple right-of-way tracts for the widening of Old Brownsville Road. Purchases were for two tracts from Pearlie M. Porter for a total of $99,840, one tract from David and Lucinda Rolston for $20,185 and another tract from Henry & Patricia Taylor for a total of $7,508.
- Accepted the lowest bid for the Appling Road soccer field parking lot project from Wagner General for $74,000 plus a contingency amount of $8,000 for a total cost of $82,000. The project will provide a total of 88 parking spaces, including four reserved as handicap spaces.
- Accepted the lowest bid from Homer Skelton Ford to buy four Ford Explorer police pursuit vehicles at a total cost of $108,950.68 for the Bartlett Police Department.
- Accepted the bid from Accurate Law Enforcement to purchase 148 Sig Sauer P320 pistols, holsters, magazine pouches and stream lights at a total cost of $26,707.13 for the BPD.
- Accepted the only bid for a live-scan fingerprinting system for the BPD. The bid went to Data Works Plus at a cost of $18,500.
- Accepted the lowest bid for a Ford F-350 with a nine-foot utility crane bed from Golden Circle at a cost of $48,614.
- Accepted the lowest bid for a Ford F-350 pickup with a five-foot bed from Ford of Murfreesboro at a cost of $35,979.
- Accepted the lower bid to rebuild a city sanitation truck’s diesel engine. The bid went to Summit Truck Group at a cost of $25,502.12.
- Accepted the lowest bid for one riding mower with a 72-inch deck from Barton Equipment Co. at a cost of $13,300.
- Approved the special event permit for the One Less Orphan 5K Fundraiser. It will be 8-10 a.m. Nov. 12 at Faith Baptist Church, 3755 N. Germantown Road, Bartlett.
- Recognized Lifeblood’s 150 for 150 blood drive in honor of the city’s sesquicentennial.
Written by Carolyn Bahm, Express editor. Contact her at (901) 433-9138 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.