County Mayor’s Notes – July 15th, 2019

You are likely aware of the events surrounding the need to replace one of the Sixth District County Commissioners.  The TCA, or state law, has specific requirements for filling a vacant seat.  The Commissioners have been given formal notice of the vacancy from the County Clerk.  Now, notice must be officially given in the paper of record, The Crossville Chronicle, by the Mayor’s Office.  That notice will go out soon.  A date and time for interested individuals to give written notice to the Mayor’s Office was set at tonight’s meeting.  Those interested should consider filing written notice by August 6,2019 at 4:00 PM in my office.  A cover letter is suggested and proof of residency in the district is required.  The vacant seat will be filled at the August 19, 2019 meeting of the full Commission.  Interested individuals may also come forward the night of the August 19, 2019 meeting for consideration.

The July 15th meeting of the full County Commission was held with all the current 17 Commissioners in attendance except Nancy Hyder, Charles Seiber, Jim Blalock, and John Patterson.

The first item on the agenda was to approve the process of filling the vacant Sixth District County Commission seat. A motion was made that the County fill the vacant Sixth District seat at the August 19, 2019 Commission meeting in accordance with County Commission rules.  Anyone interested in filling the vacant Sixth District County Commission seat should notify the County Mayor’s Office in writing by August 6, 2019 at 4:00 PM.  A cover letter is suggested, but not required, to be submitted at that time.  Those unable to notify the County Mayor’s Office may also be considered at the August 19, 2019 meeting of the full County Commission.  Verification of residency in the sixth district is required.  The motion was approved 13-0.

Resolutions
The following resolutions were approved (resolution sponsor in parenthesis):

RESOLUTION 07-2019-1 A resolution to accept offer of Dustin Swallows to purchase property owned by Cumberland County (Hyder).  The Delinquent Tax Committee recommended an offer of $321.70 for the purchase of one parcel.  This will return the property to the tax rolls after it had been removed due to property taxes not being paid for several years.  The resolution was approved unanimously.

RESOLUTION 07-2019-2 A resolution to accept offer of LaVerne C. Hotchkiss and Linda K. Marten to purchase property owned by Cumberland County (Hyder).  The Delinquent Tax Committee recommended an offer of $336.50 for the purchase of one parcel.  This will return the property to the tax rolls after it had been removed due to property taxes not being paid for several years.  The resolution was approved unanimously.

RESOLUTION 07-2019-3 A resolution to accept offer of Micheal Matthews to purchase property owned by Cumberland County (Hyder).  The Delinquent Tax Committee recommended an offer of $879.60 for the purchase of three parcels.  This will return the property to the tax rolls after it had been removed due to property taxes not being paid for several years.  The resolution was approved unanimously.

Financial Report
With the end of year work on financials and the early meeting date, there was no Financial Report.

Thank you for allowing me the honor of serving as your County Mayor.  It is a privilege.

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Sincerely
Allen Foster
Cumberland County Mayor
http://allenfoster.net

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