The Bradley County Commission met last night. Commission Chairman, Tom Crye discussed Mayor Davis’ comments at the last County Commi
The Bradley County Commission met last night.
Commission Chairman, Tom Crye discussed Mayor Davis’ comments at the last County Commission meeting calling on officials to explore consolidating Cleveland City Schools and Bradley County Schools. Crye said he fully concurs with the Mayor’s suggestion and as elected officials, they should diligently explore every avenue to ensure that all residents of the community receive the best services and opportunities. He also cites the impact of the community’s growth on both systems – both are at or near capacity.
Mayor Gary Davis also gave Commissioners an update on the fire station negotiations with the City. The Mayor said there is now a draft of a legal agreement that is being reviewed.
7th District Commissioner and Chairman of the Legal and Legislative Committee, Bill Winters told Commissioners that the Committee met and discussed information previously provided to the commission by citizens regarding the election office— the Committee reviewed the Tennessee Code Annotated and determined with the help of the county attorney that the election commission holds oversight authority over the election office. The Committee voted unanimously to give the information provided to the election commission locally and the state election commission. Commissioner Winters made a motion to follow the Committee’s recommendation and placed the motion on the February 5th voting agenda.
4th District Commissioner, Scotty Gilbert thanked the county road department, city works, and TDEC for work on roads during the recent winter storms.
6th District Commissioner, Tim Mason thanked all the all the local first responders for their work during the storms.
5th District Commissioner, Cindy Slater, invited local attorney Jimmy Logan to speak to the Commission about an ongoing Opioid price-fixing litigation and a possible resolution for the County Commission to consider. The resolution would authorize the mayor to sign an agreement that provides that there will be no expenses to the county. Mr. Fuller and his group have agreed to front all expenses to take place in terms of litigation. The first lawsuit was filed in NY state which is the home of many of the manufacturers. Commissioner Slater placed the resolution on the February 5th voting agenda.
The next meeting of the Commission will be on Monday, February 5th at 7 pm.