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DR. DASHA LUNDY, 1ST DISTRICT
COURTNEY DURRETT, 2ND DISTRICT
RANDY SMITH, 3RD DISTRICT
KYLE WARD, 4TH DISTRICT
JOHN SCHOONMAKER, 5TH DISTRICT

TERRY HILL, 6TH DISTRICT
CHARLES BUSLER, 7TH DISTRICT
RICHIE BEELER, 8TH DISTRICT, CHAIRMAN
CARSON DAILEY, 9TH DISTRICT
LARSEN JAY, AT-LARGE SEAT 10
JUSTIN BIGGS, AT-LARGE SEAT 11, VICE-CHAIR
                  Suite 603, City County Building
400 West Main Street
Knoxville, Tennessee 37902
Phone (865) 215-2534
Fax (865) 215-2038

 

  NOTICE

 

TO:  MEMBERS OF THE KNOX COUNTY COMMISSION
  ALL DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES
  NEWS MEDIA
   
FROM:  Commissioner Richie Beeler, Chairman


 

THE CHAIRMAN OF THE KNOX COUNTY COMMISSION SHALL CONFIRM RECEIPT OF ITEMS AND SET THE FINAL NOVEMBER AGENDA OF THE KNOX COUNTY COMMISSION AT 1:30 P.M. ON WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2021 VIA EMAIL AND TELEPHONE CONFERENCE WITH THE COMMISSION OFFICE. 

PLEASE SUBMIT ANY REQUESTED AGENDA CHANGES, ADDITIONS, QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS TO THE COMMISSION OFFICE.

 


AGENDA
 
             
 
 
A.  Honorary Resolutions
 
1. RLA-12793   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee, honoring the Board of Directors of the Boys & Girls Club for being named the High Performance Board Team of the Year for the Southeast Region. 
(Commissioner Biggs)
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B.  Presentations
 
2.    Presentation of Rural Metro monthly report by Jeff Bagwell.
(County Mayor)
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C.  Drives and Roads
 
3. RLA-12754   Consideration of the Acceptance of New County Roads:
A) Broady Glen Lane locating in Broady Glen, District W6.
B) Free Range Lane located in Gray Bell Springs, District E6.
C) Hay Wagon Lane located in Gray Bell Springs, District E6.
D) Big Sky Lane located in Laurel Ridge, Phase II, District 6.
E) Jacobs Canyon Lane Laurel Ridge, Phase II, District 6.
F) Timber Highlands Lane Laurel Ridge, Phase II, District 6.
G) Blackberry Ridge Boulevard Laurel Ridge, Phase II, District 6.
H) Windjammer Lane Laurel Ridge, Phase II, District 6.
(Engineering and Public Works)
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4. RLA-12699   Consideration of the closure of the right of way adjacent to 7001 Cunningham Road at the corner of Maynardville Pike. (SECOND READING)
(Engineering and Public Works)
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D.  Line Item Transfers
 
5. RLA-12795   Line Item Transfers.
(Finance)
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E.  Budget Amendments
 
6. RLA-12794   Budget Amendments.
(Finance)
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F.  Spread of Record
 
7. RLA-12769   Spread of Record the Employee Handbook of the Knox County Property Assessor's Office.
(Property Assessor)
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G.  Resolutions
      (Education Consent Calendar and Resolutions not on the Education Consent Calendar)
 
8. RLA-12779   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee, approving an Amendment to Contract with Anlar, LLC for the provision of external evaluator services.
(Schools)
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9. RLA-12780   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee, approving a Master Services Agreement with Ellevation, Inc. for use of Ellevation's platform of servers, software, and related technology for a one-year term at a cost of $58,832.81.
(Schools)
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10. RLA-12781   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee, approving contracts with E. Luke Greene Company, Inc., Helton and Associates, Inc., and NEO Corporation for the provision of asbestos abatement and demolition services for the term of December 1, 2021 through November 30, 2022, which may be extended for four (4) additional years at a maximum cost of $500,000.00 annually.
(Schools)
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11. RLA-12782   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee, approving an increase of $85,200.07 to amount of construction contract with Merit Construction, Inc. for renovations and additions at Powell High School.
(Schools)
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12. RLA-12783   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee, approving an increase of $100,000.00 to amount of construction contract with Path Construction Northeast, Inc. for the Gibbs High School stadium replacement project.
(Schools)
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13. RLA-12784   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee, approving the schematic design for the new West High School Softball Facility by George Armour Ewart Architect.
(Schools)
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14. RLA-12786   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee, authorizing the acceptance of a Safe Schools Grant award for 2021-2022 from the Tennessee Department of Education in the amount of $1,306,422.31 with required matching funds in the amount of $474,950.00 that will be provided by in-kind services from the Knox County Sheriff's Office and Knoxville Police Department.
(Schools)
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15. RLA-12788   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee, authorizing the acceptance of a donation of 1.1 acres of land from Owner Roy Bryan Petett located at Clinton Highway, Powell, Tennessee with a tax appraisal of $52,700.00.
(Schools)
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16. RLA-12789   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee, authorizing the acceptance of grant funds for the Knox County Schools as shown on the attached list and in the amount of $58,981.00.
(Schools)
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H.  Resolutions
      (General Government Consent Calendar and Resolutions not on the General Government Consent Calendar)
 
17. RLA-12747   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee, approving the reappointment of Dr. Marcy Souza, DVM, MPH, DACVPM, DABVP (Avian) to the Knox County Advisory Board of Health.
(Health Department)
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18. RLA-12760   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee, accepting the resignation of Dianna Drake, Pharm.D. on the Knox County Advisory Board of Health and appointing Becky Herald-Hester, Pharm.D (nominated by the pharmaceutical society serving the County) to complete the unfulfilled term of Dianna Drake, Pharm.D. on the Advisory Board of Health, which term expires January 31, 2024.
(Health Department)
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19. RLA-12770   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee, approving the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF) FY2022 Overtime Agreement for reimbursement of up to $25,000.00 in overtime expenses incurred by the Knox County Sheriff's Office.
(Sheriff)
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20. RLA-12771   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee, authorizing the acceptance of a donation in the amount of $5,000.00 from Lowe's for the purchase of Flock cameras.
(Sheriff)
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21. RLA-12772   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee, approving a Memorandum of Understanding with the City of Knoxville for the administration of the 2021 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) award and authorizing the acceptance of the grant funding in an amount up to $46,595.00 as Knox County's portion of the grant award.
(Sheriff)
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22. RLA-12799   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee, approving Covenants for Permanent Maintenance of Stormwater Facilities and Best Management Practices with Aleksandr Botezat & Dana Botezat for properties located at 0 Cain Road (CLT Parcel # 092-102) and 5107 Cain Road (CLT Parcel # 092KK003) in Commission District 3.
(Engineering and Public Works)
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23. RLA-12797   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee, approving Covenants for Permanent Maintenance of Stormwater Facilities and Best Management Practices with Homestead Land Holdings, LLC for property located at 861 S. Gallaher View Road (CLT Parcel # 133-03101) in Commission District 5.
(Engineering and Public Works)
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24. RLA-12798   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee, approving Covenants for Permanent Maintenance of Stormwater Facilities and Best Management Practices with Beacon Park, LLC for property located at 0 Arcadia Peninsula Way (CLT Parcel # 163-03006) in Commission District 5.
(Engineering and Public Works)
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25. RLA-12694   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee, approving Covenants for Permanent Maintenance of Stormwater Facilities and Best Management Practices with Hardin Valley Medical Investors, LLC for property located at 2449 Reagan Road (CLT Parcel # 104-01105) in Commission District 6.
(Engineering and Public Works)
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26. RLA-12775   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee, approving Covenants for Permanent Maintenance of Stormwater Facilities and Best Management Practices with Dannaher MOB, LLC for property located at 7750 Dannaher Drive (CLT Parcel # 047-03329) in Commission District 7.
(Engineering and Public Works)
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27. RLA-12800   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee, approving Covenants for Permanent Maintenance of Stormwater Facilities and Best Management Practices with Turner Homes, LLC for property located at 0 Thomas Lane (CLT Parcel # 029-05405) in Commission District 7.
(Engineering and Public Works)
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28. RLA-12801   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee, approving Covenants for Permanent Maintenance of Stormwater Facilities and Best Management Practices with Denali, L.P. for properties located at 7409 Thomas Lane (CLT Parcel # 029-05409) and 7415 Thomas Lane (CLT Parcel # 029-05408) in Commission District 7.
(Engineering and Public Works)
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29. RLA-12796   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee, approving Covenants for Permanent Maintenance of Stormwater Facilities and Best Management Practices with Knoxville Habitat For Humanity for property located at 0 Strawberry Plains Pike (CLT Parcel # 073-172) in Commission District 8.
(Engineering and Public Works)
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30. RLA-12752   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee, approving five (5) agreements with the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) for safety improvements at the following highway-rail grade crossing locations: Candora Road, Foster Road, Jones Road, McCampbell Drive and Old Washington Pike.
(Engineering and Public Works)
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31. RLA-12773   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee, approving Amendment Number 4 to a contract with the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) for the widening of SR-131 (Lovell Road) from Cedardale Lane to Middlebrook Pike.
(Engineering and Public Works)
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32. RLA-12753   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee, approving a revised Agreement with The University of Tennessee for the operation of the Knoxville Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) to include an additional provision as required by State law.
(Community Development) 
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33. RLA-12728   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee, approving an amendment to a grant contract between the Tennessee Department of Health and the Knox County Government dba Knox County Health Department, for the provision of Child Fatality Review Services.  This amendment extends the end date to September 29, 2023 and increases the total contract amount to $25,000.00. (No Local Match Required)
(Health Department)
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34. RLA-12764   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee, approving a contract with the University of Tennessee for the provision of a Community Health Assessment.
(Health Department)
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35. RLA-12785   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee, approving an amendment to the contract with American Medical Response (AMR) to delete and replace the definition in Section 201 “ALS First Responder” and also add the definition “Quick Response Vehicle”.
(Health Department)
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36. RLA-12748   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee, approving a contract in the amount of $47,025.00 with Baker Tilly US, LLP for the provision of Executive Search Services. 
(Procurement)
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37. RLA-12768   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee, authorizing the use of the Omnia Partners, Sourcewell and MMCAP cooperative purchasing programs as allowed under the CARES Act with approval of the local legislative body.
(Procurement)
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38. RLA-12687   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee, approving contracts with T-Mobile USA, Inc. and Verizon Wireless to provide mobile solutions for Knox County. (DEFERRED FROM OCTOBER AT REQUEST OF SPONSOR)
(Procurement)
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39. RLA-12746   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee approving a contract with Bass, Berry, Sims, PLLC for the provision of Bond Counsel Services.
(Finance)
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40. RLA-12790   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee, approving the execution of an Interlocal Project Agreement (Multi-Use Stadium Project) with the City of Knoxville, Tennessee and the Sports Authority of the County of Knox and the City of Knoxville, Tennessee.
(County Mayor and Finance)
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41. RLA-12750   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee, approving a MERP enhancement to further encourage and assist eligible employees to save for their own retiree medical expenses by increasing the maximum annual Matching Employer Contribution from 50% of the first $416 to 50% of the first $832 contributed by the participant.
(Retirement and Pension)
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42. RLA-12751   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee, approving an Amendment to and Assignment of Knox County Contract 20-304 with Data Blue LLC, to Ahead, Inc., as a result of Data Blue, LLC assigning the contract to the newly named entity, Ahead, Inc.
(Information Technology)
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43. RLA-12776   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee, requesting the Knoxville-Knox County Planning Commission to recommend amendments to the Knox County Zoning Ordinance to reflect the name change of the Planning Commission by removing "Metropolitan" from the name in the Zoning Ordinance.
(Commissioner Jay)
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44. RLA-12777   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee, amending Rule V of the Knox County Commission Rules by adding a new Section S, Committee Reports, to require all committees on which one or more Commissioners serve to submit at least one (1) written report to the Commission Chair and Commission Office summarizing the work of the committee by August 1st of each year.
(Rules Committee)
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45. RLA-12778   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee, amending the Knox County Commission Rules to move Rule VI, Section I, Zoning Ordinances, to Rule VII and to provide for various amendments to Rule VII, Rezoning Requests and Appeals.
(Rules Committee)
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46. RLA-12791   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee, approving an Amendment to the Contract with Databank IMX, LLC for the implementation of an online document management system for the Knox County Fourth Circuit, Criminal Sessions and Criminal Courts, which amendment provides for the licensing model change to subscription basis on all new software module purchases going forward.
(Criminal, Criminal Sessions and Fourth Circuit Court Clerk)
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47. RLA-12092   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee, approving a Quitclaim Deed for the Acceptance of Property located in the Powell Community at 316 W. Emory Road (Parcel Number 056-12406) and known as Collier Preserve from the Legacy Parks Foundation to be used as a park. (DEFERRED FROM SEPTEMBER AT REQUEST OF SPONSOR) (previously deferred from May, June, July and August at request of sponsor)
(County Mayor and Commissioners Busler, Ward and Jay)
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I.  Ordinances on First Reading
 
48. RLA-12792   Consideration of an Ordinance of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee, amending Knox County Code, Chapter 42 by repealing Sections 42-51 through 42-66 and by adding a new Section 42-51 to adopt the provisions of Tenn. Code. Ann. § 8-8-401 et seq., known as the "County Sheriff's Civil Service Law of 1974" in order to bring Knox County into compliance with state law. (Ord. No. O-90-9-111, adopted 9-10-90; Ord. No. O-91-8-114, adopted 11-25-91; Ord. No. O-94-10-101, adopted 12-1-94; Ord. No. O-95-4-101, adopted 4-24-95; Ord. No. O-19-1-101, adopted 2-25-19; Ord. No. O-20-7-102, adopted 9-28-20; Ord. No. O-21-7-105, adopted 8-23-21; and Ord. No. O-21-7-106, adopted 8-23-21) (FIRST READING)
(Law Director)
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J.  Ordinances on Second Reading
 
49. RLA-12685   Consideration of an Ordinance of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee, to repeal and replace Knox County Code, Chapter 26, Article V entitled "Litter" to adopt updated regulations for litter control in Knox County. (Ord. No. O-96-4-101, adopted 5-28-96; Ord. No. O-96-11-102, adopted 12-23-96; and Ord. No. O-99-4-101, adopted 4-26-99) (SECOND READING)
(Commissioner Dailey)
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K.  Other Business
 
II.     ZONINGS:
 
A.  Zoning Requests
 
50. 10-D-21-RZ   Request of Ball Homes, LLC for rezoning from A (Agricultural) to PR (Planned Residential) up to 4 dwelling units per acre. Property located at 0 Andes Road / Parcel ID 105   02504 (part of), Commission District 6. Planning Commission Recommendation: APPROVE PR (Planned Residential) zoning up to 3 dwelling units per acre because it is consistent with the adjacent recently approved zoning  by a vote of 11-0. Click to View
 
51. 10-D-21-SP   Request of Grassy Creek, LLC for Northwest County Sector Plan Amendment from MU-SD, NWCO-10 (Mixed Use Special District-Schaad Road / Oak Ridge Highway) and HP (Hillside Protection) to GC (General Commercial) and HP (Hillside Protection). Property located at 6805 Ball Camp Pike and 0 Schaad Road / Parcel ID 79   050 and 03301, Commission District 6.  Planning Commission Action:  APPROVE the Northwest County Sector Plan amendment to GC (General Commercial) and HP (Hillside Protection) because it is a minor extension of existing commercial adjacent to the improved Schaad Road/Oak Ridge Highway intersection, by a vote of 11-0. Click to View
 
52. 10-E-21-RZ   Request of Grassy Creek, LLC for rezoning from A (Agricultural) to CA (General Business). Property located at 6805 Ball Camp Pike and 0 Schaad Road / Parcel ID 79   050 and 03301, Commission District 6.  Planning Commission Recommendation: APPROVE CA (General Business) zoning because it is a minor extension of the commercial node that has been established since 2017, by a vote of 11-0. Click to View
 
53. 10-F-21-SP   Request of Dominion Group for South County Sector Plan Amendment from LDR (Low Density Residential) to MDR/O (Medium Density Residential/Office). Property located at 3113 and 3117 Maloney Road, and 0 Jonathan Way / Parcel ID 135 G A 005, 00501 and 006, Commission District 9. Planning Commission Action:  APPROVE the South County Sector Plan amendment to MDR/O (Medium Density Residential/Office) land use classification because it provides a transitional land use between the highway corridor and the adjacent single family residential neighborhoods and based on improvements on Alcoa Highway and overall changing conditions, by a vote of 9-2. Click to View
 
54. 10-G-21-RZ   Request of Dominion Group for rezoning from RA (Low Density Residential) to PR (Planned Residential) up to 21 dwelling units per acre. Property located at 3113 and 3117 Maloney Road, and 0 Jonathan Way / Parcel ID 135 G A 005, 00501 and 006, Commission District 9. Planning Commission Recommendation: APPROVE PR (Planned Residential) zoning up to 21 dwelling units per acre because it is a minor extension of the medium density residential zoning, by a vote of 11-0. Click to View
 
55. 10-G-21-SP   Request of Jammie Davis for Northwest City Sector Plan Amendment from LDR (Low Density Residential) and HP (Hillside Protection) to GC (General Commercial) and HP (Hillside Protection).  Property located at 0 Oak Ridge Highway / Parcel ID 79 K A 31 (part of) and 31.01 (part of), Commission District 6. Planning Commission Action:  APPROVE the Northwest City Sector Plan amendment to GC (General Commercial) and HP (Hillside Protection) for all of Parcel 31 and the southern portion of Parcel 31.01 as shown on Exhibit A, because it is a minor extension and is consistent with existing development that borders Oak Ridge Highway, by a vote of 11-0. Click to View
 
56. 10-J-21-RZ   Request of Jammie Davis for rezoning from A (Agricultural) to CA (General Business). Property located at 0 Oak Ridge Highway / Parcel ID 79 K A 31 (part of) and 31.01 (part of), Commission District 6. Planning Commission Recommendation:  APPROVE CA (General Business) zoning for all of Parcel 31 and the southern portion of Parcel 31.01 as shown in Exhibit A, because it is an extension of existing CA zoning and is consistent with existing development that borders Oak Ridge Highway, by a vote of 11-0. Click to View
 
57. 10-M-21-SP   Request of Graham Corporation for Northwest County Sector Plan Amendment from LDR (Low Density Residential) and SP (Stream Protection) to GC (General Commercial) and SP (Stream Protection).  Property located at 7000 and 7038 Oak Ridge Highway / Parcel ID 78   13602 (part of) and 137 (part of), Commission District 6. Planning Commission Action:  APPROVE the Northwest County Sector Plan amendment to MU-CC (Mixed Use Community Commercial) and SP (Stream Protection) because of an error in the plan, by a vote of 11-0. Click to View
 
58. 10-S-21-RZ   Request of Graham Corporation for rezoning from A (Agricultural), PC (Planned Commercial) and OB (Office, Medical and Related Services) to CA (General Business).  Property located at 7000 and 7038 Oak Ridge Highway / Parcel ID 78   13602 (part of) and 137 (part of), Commission District 6. Planning Commission Recommendation:  APPROVE CA (General Business) zoning because it is a continuation of what is already there, by a vote of 11-0. Click to View
 
59. 10-B-21-UR   Request of Walt Hillis for expansion of an existing surface mine and mineral extraction operation in I (Industrial) District.  Property located at 3112, 3114, 3121 and 3207 Vaughn Lane, 2925 Asbury Road and 5510 South National Drive / Parcel ID 097 037 and 039, and 111 003, 00702, 011 and 014, Commission District 8. Planning Commission Recommendation:  APPROVE the request to expand the existing surface mining and mineral extraction operation as described in the Mining Plan of Operations (Amendment II) for BWI Forks of The River Quarry and as shown in Appendix C, Plan of Operations Map South, subject to 11 conditions, by a vote of 11-0 Consent. Click to View
 
60. 6-A-21-RZ   Request of Stephanie Walther for rezoning from I (Industrial) to A (Agricultural). Property located at 0 Amherst Road / Parcel ID 92   05802, Commission District 3. Planning Commission Recommendation:  APPROVE A (Agricultural) zoning because it is consistent with the Northwest County Sector Plan and surrounding zoning, by a vote of 15-0 Consent. (DEFERRED FROM OCTOBER DUE TO APPLICANT'S FAILURE TO ATTEND, CERTIFIED LETTER SENT) (previously deferred from August to October at request of applicant) (previously deferred from July at request of applicant) Click to View
 
B.  Zoning Appeals
 
C.  Amendments to the Knox County Zoning Ordinance 
 
D.  Other Business
 

    

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