The Bradley County Commission met yesterday for a work session. In the Mayor’s report, Bradley County Mayor, Gary Davis said the tota
The Bradley County Commission met yesterday for a work session.
In the Mayor’s report, Bradley County Mayor, Gary Davis said the total bonds and loans outstanding amounted to $67,281,000. The Mayor pointed out that the debt decreased by a net amount of $7.43 million year over year and of the outstanding debt, $57.6 million is for education, $42 million in county debt, and $15 million in city debt.
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Perhaps the biggest story of the meeting was Mayor Davis telling commissioners that he would like to talk with the City of Cleveland about possibly merging the two local school systems.
Mayor Davis told WCLE in a statement after the meeting that quote “I should note, that this isn’t about who could run schools better. (the city or the county) I believe we have two wonderful sets of leadership in place. I only highlight the opportunity for discussion because I believe it could allow us to better serve the students and families of Cleveland and Bradley County.”
Mayor Davis also cited the merger as a possible way to make local government smaller.
6th District Commission Tim Mason spoke with commissioners about a TDOT Litter Grant and the amount of trash picked up off of local roadways. As of December 23rd, the grant was responsible for a total of 11,220 pounds of litter picked up and 650 pounds of waste recycled.
Local attorney, Jimmy Logan spoke to commissioners about possible opioid litigation that has developed in recent weeks. Logan is proposing a resolution to allow Logan Thompson Law Firm to represent Bradley County, along with around 10 other counties in the litigation.
The next meeting will be Tuesday, January 16th, at noon.