Commissioners make preliminary plans for 2014 during short session
by CHRISTY ARMSTRONG  Banner Staff Writer
Jan 07, 2014 | 774 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print

The first Bradley County Commission meeting of 2014 had no agenda, but it served as an opportunity for commissioners to make some preliminary plans and welcome a new county employee.

On the heels of the Commission’s Dec. 17 passage of a resolution that finalized a decision for the county to partner with the SPCA of Bradley County for the county’s animal control services, Monday night saw commissioners beginning to work out some of the finer details.

While a final contract between the organization and the county government still needs to be drafted and approved, the Commission will also have to decide which of its members will be on the board for the new animal control entity.

“We need to now name two to that board,” said Commission Chairman Louie Alford.

Commissioner Adam Lowe proposed a resolution that would give Alford the authority to name two Commission members to that board once the contract is finalized, and it was passed with all in favor and two absent.

The decision of who will be named to that board was not made final at the meeting.

As commissioners gave their district reports one by one prior to that, most had no news to report. However, they did take the time to welcome the county mayor’s new executive assistant, Dr. Lindsay Hathcock.

Hathcock was recently chosen to take the spot left vacant by former assistant Dan Howell when he decided to run for the office of Tennessee state representative.

A former Bradley County commissioner and member of the Bradley County Planning Commission, Hathcock has joined the county mayor’s office after a longtime chiropractic career.

After what he called a “career-ending injury,” he most recently worked as an Internet manager and sales consultant at the Mullinax Lincoln car dealership, and was an adjunct anatomy, physiology and biology professor at Cleveland State Community College.

The Commission will hold its next meeting, a work session, on Monday, Jan. 13, at noon in the Bradley County Courthouse.