Bradley County Commission preview

By AUTUMN HUGHES
Posted 2/17/20

The Bradley County Commission is expected to approve a resolution declaring support for the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution during its voting session Tuesday.

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The Bradley County Commission is expected to approve a resolution declaring support for the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution during its voting session Tuesday.

The issue was introduced earlier this month when Commissioner Charlotte Peak noted that “in light of what we’ve seen happen in Virginia, along with efforts across the country, and even here in Tennessee, I can’t think of a better time to stand up in a show of support for our Second-Amendment rights.”

During last week’s work session, Peak said she is “fully aware that this resolution is largely symbolic.

“Despite that fact, I believe we have an obligation to express our support and show our stance on this issue to the elected representatives at the state and federal level,” she said. “Many of them share our own concerns and views when it comes to gun rights and the Second Amendment, so we may be preaching to the choir. I understand that, too.

“Passing this resolution and sharing our support with these elected officials also helps strengthen political will for them as they fight for these issues on our behalf,” Peak added.

Last week, Peak noted commissioners Tim Mason and Mike Hughes had also started working this type of resolution.

"There's a lot of commissioners up here who felt like this is something that needs to go forward," Peak said.

Commissioner Bill Winters said he has had several emails, asking why such a resolution is necessary because it is clearly outlined in the U.S. Constitution.

Other meeting agenda items include:

• Resolution in support of recommended 911 fee and SJR 836, presented by Commissioner Milan Blake.

• Resolution authorizing the county mayor to sign a proposal with the Tennessee Department of Transportation for Project No. State 06009-14, Federal NH-6- (13), presented by Commissioner Kevin Raper.

• Resolution appointing judicial commissioners, presented by Winters.

• Motion to approve Request for Qualifications for master plan for water and sewer services, presented by Commissioner Dennis Epperson.

In addition, Tuesday’s meeting agenda includes a report from Bradley County Mayor D. Gary Davis and reports from commissioners, as well as announcements and opportunities for anyone in the audience to bring items before the county commission.

The invocation will be given by Mark Williams, pastor of North Cleveland Church of God.

The Bradley County Commission meets at noon Tuesday in the County Commission Courtroom of the Courthouse. The meeting was moved from today because Bradley County government offices are closed in observance of Presidents’ Day.

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