By Mike Steely
Senior Writer
Annexations and rezonings, housing and shelter, and transit and impound towing are on the Knoxville City Council agenda for Tuesday evening.
The meeting begins with an ordinance to move some duties from the Plans Review and Buildings Inspection director to the director of Public Service. The city code may be amended to authorize those duties.
The council then moves on to two requested annexations, one at 2920 Dresser and the other at 7624 Sabre Drive. The council may authorize $300,000 to the Community Development Corporation for administrative services to assist in the redevelopment of underutilized properties.
A community development block grant may go to the Community Action Committee to support its Emergency and Minor Home Repair Program.
Emergency Shelter/Services provided by Catholic Charities may get some funding and the Salvation Army may get some funding for its programs and homeless services as well. The City’s Housing Development Corporation may get $300,000 to develop 10 affordable rental housing units.
The council may vote for the city to apply for two grants for Knoxville Area Transit from state and federal governments for the area bus and bus facilities. KAT also requests applying for a Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement grant of $7.5 million to purchase more electric bus in-route charging systems.
Beer Board Chair Janet Testerman is asking for an ordinance to set fines for beer sales to underaged persons by clarifying where remedial plans are delivered and establishing a process for appeals.
The Public Service Department is asking for changes in the city codes authorizing the towing and impounding of vehicles violating certain codes.
Rezoning requests include a Central Avenue Pike property from Agricultural to RN-6, Multi-Family Residential, and a property at 517 Frank Gardner Lane from General Commercial to an Office designation.