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Propostition for New Building Codes Comes Before Commission
by Ashley Murphy

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Chairman Louie Alford opened Monday night's County Commission meeting by commending members of the Bradley County Fire and Rescue. The BCFR was started in 1958 and has since grown to include 120 volunteers, as well as many full time employees who give their time and services to Bradley County.

Valley View Principal Sherrie Ledford came before the commission to express her gratitude for all of the efforts and funding put forth by members of the commission. Valley View recently had remodeling work done to help make the school a safer place for the children and many updates were added to bring the school up to modern times.

Several students, parents, school board members and school employees were present to also make their appreciation known.

County Building Inspector Tina Rice Bishop was present to request the commission to adopt several new codes and standards to supercede the same previously adopted codes and standards by the commission governing body. Copies of the codes for adoption by resolution will be on file for public review in the Building Inspector's Office beginning Tuesday, April 27, 2010. The copies will remain on file for a full 90 days. The resolution stating these code adoptions will be presented to the County Commission on July 26, 2010 and will be up for vote on August 2, 2010.

Mayor D. Gary Davis presented a resolution for next week's agenda that would commit the County to their portion of the northside of the I-75 Local Interstate Connector. During the LIC process, Tennessee Department of Transportation will commit up to $2 million for the entire project. The county and municipality contributing will be required to commit to half of the entire project and cover any costs over TDOT's $2 million. Bradley County and the City of Cleveland have agreed to commit up to $1 million each.

A request was made to dedicate a portion of Durkee Road to Mr. Franklin Hyberger. Mr. Hyberger has a lot influence and did much community work in the area of Oak Grove School. No streets or address changes would be necessary, the dedication would be a sign distinction only.

Items on next week's agenda will include: Resolution for the Application to TDOT for LIC funds; Resolution Designating Durkee Road as Hyberger Memorial Parkway; Rezoning Request on Dalton Pike at Falcon Drive from R-1 to C-2; Resolution to Adopt Minimum Firefighter Standards.

The County Commission will meet again on Monday, May 3, 2010 at 7 p.m. in the Bradley County Courthouse.

The Law Enforcement Committee will meet at 6 p.m. before the County Commission and the Finance Committee will meet immediately following adjournment of the County Commission.