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Bradley County Commission Meeting 11-14-22


In an update from Bradley County Mayor, Gary Davis, Commissioners learned that the responsibilities of the Emergency Services Director will be split into two positions. 

The new positions will be Director of Bradley County EMS and Fire Chief. 

Both of these positions were combined into the Emergency Services Director position several years ago, but the Mayor feels splitting the position will give both departments the attention they need. The change goes into effect today. 

Shawn Fairbanks, the current Emergency Services Director will be the Fire Chief in Bradley County and Mike Geren, the current Operations Manager, has been promoted to Director of Bradley County EMS.

 The Mayor also discussed the use of $750,000 of ARP sewer funds that were set aside for septic tank repairs. Mayor Davis is proposing a grant process for any property owner in Bradley County that is experiencing a failure of an existing septic system to help offset the cost of repair. 

The proposed grant process would cover up to 70% of the cost of the repair. 

The Southeast Tennessee Resource Conservation Development Council was recommended to handle the grant process. 

The County Commission will have to approve the process and several Commissioners suggested changes to the proposal. 

County Commission Chairman, Tom Crye recommended setting up an ad hoc committee to explore the program.

11/14/22 – Bradley County Commission Work Session Agenda

Coverage of the 11/14/22 Bradley County Commission Work Session.
1 – Call to Order
2 – Invocation
3 – Pledge of Allegiance
4 – Report from County Mayor
5 – Report from Committees and/or Districts
A – United Way Ocoee Connect Program
B – Resolution to rezone from I-1 to FAR property located on Lead Mine Valley Road
C – Resolution to rezone from R-2 to C-2 property located on Francisco Road
D – Resolution to rezone from FAR to C-2 property located on Georgetown Road
7 – Communication from the audience
8 – Announcements
9 – Adjourn