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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

 
THE KNOX COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SHALL MEET IN AGENDA WORK SESSION MONDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2021 AT 5:00 P.M. IN THE MAIN ASSEMBLY ROOM OF THE CITY-COUNTY BUILDING, 400 WEST MAIN STREET. ALL AGENDA ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO VOTE.

 
 
             
I.   CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL (5:00 P.M.):
 
A.  Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag
          Commissioner Dasha Lundy
 
B.  Amendments to the Agenda
 
C.  Education Consent Calendar
 
D.  General Government Consent Calendar
 
E.  Honorary Resolutions
 
1. R-21-12-101   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee, honoring Judge Geoffrey P. Emery upon his retirement as Judge of the Knox County General Sessions Court, Division II.
(Commissioner Jay)
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F.  Presentations
 
2.    Presentation: Rural Metro monthly report by Jeff Bagwell.
(County Mayor)
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3. RLA-12845   Presentation: Knoxville Chamber of Commerce President Mike Odom.
(Commissioner Jay)
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G.  Public Forum - Agenda Items Only
 
H.  Approval of Minutes of Previous Meeting
 
I.  Drives and Roads
 
4. RLA-12848   Consideration of the Acceptance of New County Roads:
A) Island Creek Road located in Beals Creek, District 5.
B) Aries Lane located in Beals Creek, District 5.
C) Peake Lane located in Beals Creek, District 5.
D) Ely Park Lane located in Ely Park Phase 1, District N8.
E) Palace Green Road located in Ely Park Phase 1 & Unit 2 Phase 3, District N8.
F) Cambridge Reserve Drive located in Ely Park Phase 1, Unit 2 Phase 1, & Unit 2 Phase 3, District N8.
G) Honey Hill Road located in Ely Park Unit 2 Phase 1, District N8.
H) Lucky Leaf Lane located in Ely Park Unit 2 Phase 1, District N8.
I) Wild Ginger Lane located in Ely Park Unit 2 Phase 3, District N8.
J) Rocky Plains Lane located in Autumn Walk Unit 4, District E6.
K) Hidden Path Lane located in Autumn Walk Unit 4, District E6.
L) Cloud View Drive located in Copeland Heights Phase 1 Unit 1, District E6.
M) Day Valley Road located in Copeland Heights Phase 1 Unit 1, District E6.
N) Sky Top Lane located in Copeland Heights Phase 1 Unit 1, District E6.
(Engineering and Public Works)
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J.  Line Item Transfers
 
5. RLA-12854   Line Item Transfers - Total amount of $414,309.43
(Finance)
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K.  Budget Amendments
 
6. RLA-12853   Budget Amendments - Total amount of $5,279.93
(Finance)
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L.  Spread of Record
 
7. RLA-12866   Spread of Record the Order of the Knox County Mayor reappointing Nathan Butler, DVM to the Board of Commissioners of the West Knox Utility District.
(County Mayor)
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8. RLA-12899   Spread of Record the Law Director's Office election of Michelle Ellis to serve as its representative on the Knox County Employee Insurance Benefits Committee to complete an unfulfilled term expiring December 31, 2023.
(Law Director)
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9. RLA-12926   Spread of Record the District Attorney General's Office election of Nate Ogle to serve as its representative on the Knox County Employee Insurance Benefits Committee to complete an unfulfilled term expiring December 31, 2023.
(District Attorney)
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M.  Education Resolutions (non-consent)
 
10. R-21-12-201   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee, approving an ACT State Testing Program agreement for Spring 2022 administration of the ACT at a cost of $37.00 per student.
(Schools)
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11. R-21-12-202   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee, approving an ApplicationXtender Software Support Agreement with InStream, LLC for annual software renewal from November 14, 2021 to November 13, 2022 at a cost of $8,981.96.
(Schools)
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12. R-21-12-203   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee, approving a contract with Finchum Sports Floors, LLC for gym floor repair, refinish, and replacement services not to exceed a cost of $100,000.00 annually for a one-year term beginning January 1, 2022 which may be extended for an additional four (4) years.
(Schools)
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13. R-21-12-204   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee, approving a Fiscal Year 2021 Central Cafeteria Fund Balance Designation of close-out entries in the amount of $1,249,500.00 for the School Nutrition Program.
(Schools)
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14. R-21-12-205   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee, authorizing the acceptance of grant funds and donations for the Knox County Schools as shown on the attached list and in the total amount of $113,395.77.
(Schools)
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N.  General Government Resolutions (non-consent)
 
15. R-21-12-110   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee, appointing Commissioner _______________ to the Metro Drug Coalition Board of Directors. (Term of Office)
(Commissioner Beeler)
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16. R-21-12-111   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 John Duncan, 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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17. R-21-12-112   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee, appointing David Icove, Ph.D., P.E. to the Knox County Board of Construction Appeals. (Term expires December 31, 2028)
(Engineering and Public Works)
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18. R-21-12-113   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee, appointing/reappointing Commissioners __________ and __________ to serve on the Arena Use Committee. (Terms to expire December 31, 2023) (Current Commissioners are Schoonmaker & Dailey, terms expiring 12/31/21 and Durrett, expiring 12/31/22)
(Commissioner Beeler)
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19. R-21-12-114   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee, confirming the Knox County Mayor's reappointment of Justin Biggs and appointment of Brian Gard to the Knox County Emergency Communications District Board of Directors. (Terms expire January 1, 2026)
(County Mayor)
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20. R-21-12-206   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee, approving an ARPA grant contract in the amount not to exceed $48,328.00 with the Tennessee State Library and Archives to purchase IT and video conferencing equipment. (Requires a local match of $12,081.00)
(Library)
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21. R-21-12-301   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee, approving a contract with Sun Electric Company of TN for an Uninterruptable Power Rep Source (UPS) replacement for the Roger D. Wilson Detention Facility.
(Sheriff)
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22. R-21-12-302   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee, approving the CY 2022 Appalachia High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) overtime reimbursement agreement for the reimbursement of up to $95,000.00 in overtime expenses incurred by the Knox County Sheriff's Office.
(Sheriff)
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23. R-21-12-401   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee, approving Covenants for Permanent Maintenance of Stormwater Facilities and Best Management Practices with Mesana Investments LLC for property located at 0 Heritage Lake Blvd. (a portion of CLT Parcel # 154BG019) in Commission District 5.
(Engineering and Public Works)
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24. R-21-12-402   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee, approving Covenants for Permanent Maintenance of Stormwater Facilities and Best Management Practices with MAG Development, LLC for property located at 0 Poplar Grove Lane (a portion of CLT Parcel # 055-042) in Commission District 6.
(Engineering and Public Works)
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25. R-21-12-403   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee, approving Covenants for Permanent Maintenance of Stormwater Facilities and Best Management Practices with Everett Land Development, LLC for property located at 12650 Yarnell Road (a portion of CLT Parcel # 141-05003) for Phase 2A in Commission District 6.
(Engineering and Public Works)
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26. R-21-12-404   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee, approving Covenants for Permanent Maintenance of Stormwater Facilities and Best Management Practices with Everett Land Development, LLC for property located at 12650 Yarnell Road (a portion of CLT Parcel # 141-05003) for Phase 2B in Commission District 6.
(Engineering and Public Works)
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27. R-21-12-405   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 0 English Ivy Lane (a portion of CLT Parcel # 129-12601) in Commission District 6.
(Engineering and Public Works)
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28. R-21-12-406   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 Land Partners for properties located at 0 Hardin Valley Road (CLT Parcel # 117-027), 0 Hardin Valley Road (CLT Parcel # 117-02509), and 0 Hardin Valley Road (CLT Parcel # 117-02510) in Commission District 6.
(Engineering and Public Works)
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29. R-21-12-407   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee, approving Covenants for Permanent Maintenance of Stormwater Facilities and Best Management Practices with Powell Property Partners GP for property located at 7916 Conner Road (CLT Parcel # 047-03316) in Commission District 7.
(Engineering and Public Works)
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30. R-21-12-408   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee, approving a construction contract in the amount of $828,768.50 with Design and Construction Services, Inc. for Phase 1B of the South Northshore Greenway Project.
(Engineering and Public Works)
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31. R-21-12-409   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee, approving contracts with Bobcat of Knoxville, Inc. and Herc Rentals, Inc. for the provision of small and light equipment rental services as needed.
(Engineering and Public Works)
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32. R-21-12-410   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee, requesting the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) to approve a Local Interstate Connector (LIC) application for improvements to Watt Road/Everett Road and to officially ask TDOT to take the necessary steps to improve the adjacent interchange of Interstate 40 and Watt Road to alleviate traffic congestion in the immediate area and Hardin Valley.
(Engineering and Public Works)
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33. R-21-12-411   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee, approving a signal maintenance agreement with the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) for a traffic signal and associated warning devices for the intersection of Rutledge Pike (SR 1) and Roberts Road and Shipetown Road.
(Engineering and Public Works)
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34. R-21-12-501   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee, approving Amendment No. One to Contract No. 21-301 with SEEED, Inc. to provide Treasury Emergency Rental Assistance funds for community engagement services, which amendment increases the award amount from $50,000.00 to $100,000.00. (Federally funded through Treasury ERA program funds)
(Community Development)
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35. R-21-12-502   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee, approving Memorandum of Understanding and Agreement with Zoo Knoxville to provide $3,500,000.00 in Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery (SLFR) Funds for activities that aid in mitigating the negative economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Federally funded through Treasury SLFR Funds)
(Community Development)
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36. R-21-12-503   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee, approving the expenditures and projects funded through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP) as outlined in the 2021 Knox County Recovery Plan for State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds.
(Community Development) 
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37. R-21-12-504   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee, approving a Software as a Service (SaaS) Services Agreement with Benevate Inc. for the provision of software services to be utilized for the administration of local, state, and federally funded programs.
(Community Development)
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38. R-21-12-601   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee, approving Amendment Four to a Grant Contract with the Tennessee Department of Health for the provision of immunization services, which amendment increases the maximum liability of the State under the Contract by $3,261,883.00 to add COVID-19 POD Funding and extends the term of the Contract to June 30, 2022. (No Local Match Required)
(Health Department)
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39. R-21-12-602   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee, approving Amendment One to a Grant Contract with the Tennessee Department of Health for the provision of health promotion services, which amendment increases the maximum liability of the State under the Grant Contract by $203,700.00 and extends the term to June 30, 2024.
(Health Department)
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40. R-21-12-603   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee, approving a grant contract in the amount not to exceed $150,000.00 with the Tennessee Department of Health for the provision of Family Planning Services. (No Local Match Required)
(Health Department)
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41. R-21-12-701   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee, authorizing the acceptance of a donation of a Memorial Bench at the Point at Concord Park from Chuck and Virginia Pritchett in the amount of $1,600.00.
(Parks and Recreation)
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42. R-21-12-702   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee, authorizing the acceptance of a donation of a Memorial Bench at Admiral Farragut Park from Richard Sparks in the amount of $1,600.00.
(Parks and Recreation)
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43. R-21-12-703   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee, approving a Knox County Naming Rights Gift Agreement to allow donors to make monetary donations to the Legacy Parks Foundation for the use and benefit of Knox County for recreational facilities, park enhancements and/or development and to acquire naming rights to those facilities or parks, subject to the approval of the Knox County Commission.
(Parks and Recreation)
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44. R-21-12-801   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee, approving a Lease Agreement with John H. Daniel Company for property located at 1803 N. Central Street for a Construction Trades Academy for a base term of five (5) years and the option to renew the Lease for one (1) additional five (5) year term with an annual rental amount of $145,800.00 to be paid monthly in equal installments of $12,150.00 for lease years one (1) and two (2) with a 3% annual increase each year thereafter.
(Procurement)
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45. R-21-12-802   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee, approving a Sublease Agreement with Associated Builders and Contractors - Greater Tennessee for property located at 1803 N. Central Street for a Construction Trades Academy for a base term of five (5) years with the option to renew for one (1) additional five (5) year term with an annual rental amount of $6,000.00 to be monthly in the amount of $500.00 commencing on the first day of year 2 of the base term.
(Procurement)
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46. R-21-12-803   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee, approving contracts with Cumberland Securities Company, Inc. and PFM Financial Advisors LLC for the provision of financial advisory services.
(Finance)
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47. R-21-12-804   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee, approving a Master Equity Lease Agreement with Enterprise FM Trust for the option to lease vehicles for Knox County Government through the Sourcewell Cooperative Purchasing Program.
(Procurement)
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48. R-21-12-805   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee, approving an Amendment to Contract No. 20-674 with Fifth Asset, Inc., d/b/a DebtBook for the provision of a debt management system, which amendment provides for the term of the Agreement to be January 1, 2022 through December 31, 2024 and amends the pricing to add a component to monitor the County's lease agreements.
(Finance)
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49. R-21-12-806   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee to repeal Resolution R-98-10-104 which provided for non-partisan primary and general elections for members of the Knox County School Board.
(Law Director)
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50. R-21-12-901   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee, approving an update to the organizational chart of the Executive Branch of Knox County Government to include the designation of Stephanie Candler as Senior Director of Human Resources and Jenny Holden as Senior Director of Community Development.
(County Mayor)
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51. R-21-12-902   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee, approving an agreement in the estimated amount of $448,779.00 with HCC Life Insurance Company for Stop Loss Insurance for the period beginning January 1, 2022 and ending December 31, 2022.
(Benefits)
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52. R-21-12-903   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee, approving a Pilot Program for Tuition Assistance to be offered to Knox County Team Members under the Executive Branch.
(Human Resources)
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53. R-21-12-904   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee, authorizing the acceptance of a donation of two (2) web domain names for the Knox County Water Trail from Commissioner Larsen Jay to Knox County.
(Commissioner Jay)
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54. R-21-12-905   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee, directing the Knox County Sheriff's Department Employee's Merit Council to hire an attorney to represent them in all matters the council may deem necessary.
(Commissioner Durrett)
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55. R-21-12-906   Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee, approving a Contract with TeleCheck Services, LLC, a Fiserv company, for the provision of check guarantee services.
(County Clerk)
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O.  Ordinances on First Reading
 
P.  Ordinances on Second Reading
 
Q.  Public Forum - Open Topics
 
R.  Other Business
 
II.     ZONINGS:
 
A.      Zoning Requests
 
56. 11-B-21-RZ   Request of Susan M. Watson for rezoning from RA (Low Density Residential) to A (Agricultural).­ Property located at 7035 Elna Marie Drive / Parcel ID 61 K B 002. Planning Commission Recommendation: APPROVE A (Agricultural) zoning because it is consistent with the sector plan designation for this area, by a vote of 14-0 Consent.
(Commission District 8)
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57. 11-D-21-RZ   Request of Furrow Auction Company for rezoning from I (Industrial) to A (Agricultural). Property located at 7907 North Ruggles Ferry Pike and 0 North Wooddale Road / Parcel ID 61   060 and 051.   Planning Commission Recommendation: APPROVE A (Agricultural) zoning because it is consistent with the surrounding area, is an extension of A (Agricultural) zoning, and is compatible with the East County Sector Plan, by a vote of 14-0 Consent.
(Commission District 8)
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58. 11-C-21-SP   Request of Steve Larimer for Northwest County Sector Plan Amendment from AG (Agricultural) and HP (Hillside Protection) to LDR (Low Density Residential) and HP (Hillside Protection). Property located at 0 Hardin Valley Road / Parcel ID 129   12607.   Planning Commission Action:  APPROVE the Northwest County Sector Plan amendment to RR (Rural Residential) and HP (Hillside Protection) because it is consistent with the Growth Policy Plan, by a vote of 14-0.
(Commission District 6)
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59. 11-H-21-RZ   Request of Steve Larimer for rezoning from A (Agricultural) to PR (Planned Residential) up to 3 dwelling units per acre.  Property located at 0 Hardin Valley Road / Parcel ID 129   12607.   Planning Commission Recommendation:  APPROVE PR (Planned Residential) zoning up to 3 dwelling units per acre because there is a need for increased density to accommodate the growing population in the area and higher density allows the builder to increase amenities, by a vote of 8-6.
(Commission District 6)
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60. 11-D-21-SP   Request of Knoxville-Knox County Planning for South County Sector Plan Amendment from LDR (Low Density Residential) and HP (Hillside Protection) to MDR (Medium Density Residential) and HP (Hillside Protection). Property located at 9109 Chapman Highway / Parcel ID 150   020. Planning Commission Action:  APPROVE the South County Sector Plan amendment to MDR (Medium Density Residential) and HP (Hillside Protection) because of an error in the 2012 plan, by a vote of 14-0. 
(Commission District 9)
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B.      Zoning Appeals
 
C.     Amendments to the Knox County Zoning Ordinance 
 
D.     Other Business
 
E.      Adjournment
 

    

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