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Resolution on Unfunded Mandates Proposed

by Ashley Murphy

Monday, February 8, 2010

A request from Mayor D. Gary Davis will be voted on during the next commission meeting on February 15th at 10 a.m. Mayor Davis presented a resolution to ask the State of Tennessee to not pass down any unfunded mandates to local governments.

Commissioner Ed Elkins expressed his agreement with the resolution and requested that language be included to pass this on to other local governments so that they, too, could be included. Mayor Davis stated that this same resolution was already being presented and voted on by other commissions across the state of Tennesse.

Commissioner Howard Thompson even expressed interest in making sure that this resolution is sent to President Barack Obama, in hopes of insuring the mandate is taken seriously and made successful.

Thompson also presented a resolution commending the Bradley County Road Department for their response during the recent snow that came through Bradley County.

Commissioner Michael Plumley brought forth a recommendation to disband the Grievance Committee. This came directly from the Grievance Committee. Plumley stated that he will work with Legislative Assisstant Amy Moore and County Attorney Joe Byrd to come up with a policy for all county employees. The discussion will be brought up again, once these have been arranged.

Gary Farlow of the Bradley Cleveland Chamber of Commerce announced and invited commissioners to the Chamber on Saturday, February 13th at Noon. Lieutenant Governor Ron Ramsey will be present to discuss Wacker's coming to Cleveland. Also, on February 23rd at 2 p.m. there will be a meeting with Ocoee Region Mulitcultural Services and a representative from Volkswagen.