May City Council Update

Council’s next regular  meeting is scheduled for Monday, May 11th at 7:00p.m. at the Municipal Building. Significant items include:

  • Resolution awarding a contract to Knox Blount Maintenance for janitorial services for city facilities – $214,935
  • Resolution extending the lease on the Daniel Arthur Building for the purposes of operating the senior center
  • Ordinance repealing and replacing rules and regulations regarding distribution of electric power within the city
  • Final adoption of Zoning Ordinance amendments allowing for mixed use within the commercial core of the city

See the agenda packet here for complete details. Results from the April regular meeting are found here

Additionally, council will hold a work session tomorrow, May 5th at 5:00 p.m. at the Municipal Building Training room to discuss the MTAS investigation. The agenda for that meeting is found here. Developments regarding the ORPD investigation since my last update email are discussed in the following links:

Finally, on Friday, May 8th, council will hold another work session at from 10-11:30a.m. in the Municipal Building Training room to receive a draft community impact assessment from the Ferguson group presumably on the recently proposed DOE land fill. That agenda is located here.

Though I am not always able to respond to every communication, I welcome your questions and feedback. Feel free to share these updates with anyone who may be interested in staying abreast of city issues.

1 Comment

  1. When is the city going to remove the now invalid signs from the city parks restricting handgun carry permit holders from the parks and recreational areas. TN Public Act 250 2015 (HB0995) has removed those signs from state law and forbids local posting of parks. Around 90% of the parks and recreational areas (state and federal) in TN have been open to permit holders for over 4 years. Crime in these areas has dropped. It is time for the same benefit to Oak Ridge parks.
    Besides , if you look carefully at the Oak Ridge park posting resolution it exempts permit holders anyhow and has been invalid since it was written, It specifically exempts persons carrying per TCA 39-17-1351 … that is every permit holder.

    Steve Mead
    County Commissioner

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