Commission returns amendment to group
by JOYANNA WEBER, Banner Staff Writer
Apr 16, 2013 | 587 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Additional information provided after a finance committee vote prompted committee chairman Ed Elkins to ask that an amendment be sent back to the committee for reconsideration.

“Subsequent to the finance committee meeting vote, there was additional information made available to some of us,” Elkins said.

The issue became the only voting agenda item during the Bradley County Commission meeting Monday when Elkins pulled it from the consent agenda.

The $800 amendment to the data processing budget for travel was originally approved by the committee at its last meeting. The additional money requested for travel compensation was set to come out of the department’s communication line.

The vote was unanimous to let the committee reconsider granting the amendment.

- As part of the consent agenda, the Commission passed a resolution asking “the city of Cleveland to honor all preliminary and final plats as approved by the Bradley County Inspections Office.” The Ocoee Regional Builder’s Association had asked for the resolution to be passed because of concerns of increased development costs if plats are annexed by the city.

- Progress is moving forward for Bradley County Fire-Rescue. Bradley County Mayor D. Gary Davis said the fire station on Minnis Road had been completed and the Georgetown location should be finished soon. Fire trucks needed for the new stations should be delivered this week, he said. Ted Gee was also appointed to the Fire Board during Monday’s meeting.

- The first meeting of the ad hoc committee to study options for funding renovations at Lake Forest Middle School has been scheduled for today. Third District Commissioner Jeff Morelock said the committee should look at cutting funding to the Commission line item to begin finding the needed revenue.

“We have $50,000 in this year’s budget for county commissioners that may be an item that could be cut back some,” Morelock said.

The committee has until May 1 to formulate options with the option to ask for an extention.