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Wednesday, October 17th

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In news today…

The Cleveland Police Department has recently promoted four veteran officers: Lt. Daniel Gibbs, Lt. Andy Ratcliff, Detective Kody Fox, and Detective Matt Landolt.

Lieutenant Daniel Gibbs came to the Cleveland Police Department in 2008 after working as a Chattanooga police officer for almost four years. He served as a patrol officer, a community officer, and most recently as a persons crime investigator. Gibbs has now been promoted to Lieutenant assigned to the Professional Standards Bureau.

Lieutenant Andy Ratcliff became a Cleveland Police officer in 1998. During his 20-year career, he has been a member of the CPD SWAT team, a K-9 handler, and a handled criminal interdiction. Ratcliff has now been promoted to Lieutenant and has been assigned to the Operations Bureau.

Detective Kody Fox is a seven-year veteran of the Cleveland Police Department. After two years as a patrol officer, he was selected to be a member of the SWAT team, where he served on the entry and sniper team. He also served as a Field Training Officer and School Resource Officer. He has been promoted to the Criminal Investigations Unit as a property crimes investigator.

Detective Matt Landolt came to the Cleveland Police Department after serving Bradley County citizens for five years as a deputy with the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office. He has served on the departments Crash Response Team and as a Master Patrol Officer for BRAVO Team. He has also been promoted to the Criminal Investigations Unit as a property crimes investigator.

From the Cleveland Daily Banner…

Autumn Hughes reports Bradley County and the city of Cleveland appear poised to move forward together on a solution to address a billing error related to the Bradley-Cleveland Senior Activity Center.

The billing error was initially discussed in an August meeting of the Bradley County Commission, when Commissioner Howard Thompson brought the issue to his fellow commissioners in the form of a letter from Cleveland Community Services Agency Executive Director Demetrius Ramsey, who was requesting help to pay a $5,065.58 bill.

Since that initial meeting, the issue has been discussed multiple times by commissioners, most recently last week when they agreed to draft a letter to communicate directly with the city about resolving the issue.

In addition, Commissioner Charlotte Peak formally requested the Cleveland Utilities tap fee be waived and to allow a sewer system connection for the ballpark bathrooms at Bradley County Recreational Park, adjacent to the Senior Center.

During Monday’s voting session, Commission Chairman Johnny Mull presented a response from Cleveland Mayor Kevin Brooks. The letter noted the Cleveland City Council’s appreciation of working with county officials “of resolving this issue.”

The letter also states the city is currently researching their options pursuant to the tap fee request and partnering on resolving the utility services billing issue.

Also in news today…

With winter coming, it is now time to start thinking about high energy bills. With that in mind, the Bradley/Cleveland Community Services Agency has begun accepting applications for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program. The purpose of the program is designed to assist elderly, handicapped, and low- income households to offset their heating and cooling expenses with a one-time payment to their energy source.

Anyone wishing to make an application may call Bradley/Cleveland Community Services Agency for an appointment. All applications will be taken by appointment; if the client is unable to come in they may have a representative come to the office for them. BCCSA’s central office is located at 155 6th St. S.E., in Cleveland.

Persons needing further information may contact Jacqueline Smartt-Westfield at 479-4111, ext. 101.

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program is funded in part by the Tennessee Housing Development Agency. The Bradley/Cleveland Community Service Agency does not discriminate on the basis of handicap, race, color, sex, age, or national origin.