According to County Executive Doyle Gaines, many requests were made to speak on the matter of the Macon County Zoning Resolution number 7.
Gaines stated, "The only item that will be addressed first is the last item on the Budget Committee Meeting minutes." That item was a motion made by Tom Woosley and seconded by Floyd Ray Sullivan to accept and defer on to the regular commission meeting, the adoption of the Zoning Resolution and placed as first item on the agenda for the Monday, August 26, meeting.
Resolution number 7 states "The Resolution in pursuance of the authority granted by Sections 13-7-101 through 13-7-115 and 13-7-401, Tennessee Code Annotated regulates the location, height, bulk, number of stories and size of yards, courts, and other open spaces, the density and distribution of population, and the uses of buildings, structures and land for trade, industry, residence, recreation, agricultural, forestry, soil and water conservation, public activities and other purposes including areas subject to flooding; to provide for the orderly and reasonable uses of solar energy in the interest of public health, safety and general welfare; to provide methods of administration of this resolution, and to describe penalties for the violation thereof.
This Resolution shall become effective immediately following this publication in a newspaper of general circulation and shall be administered by the Codes Enforcement Officer and Board Zoning Appeals as appointed by the Macon County Legislative Body. Complete copies of this Resolution and further information may be obtained by contacting the Macon County Executive Office."
Commissioners Anna Dean Carter, Linda McDonald, Tom Woosley, Hollis McClard, Carolyn Whitaker, Floyd Ray Sullivan, Billy Bransford, Williard Shrum, Ruth Clark, Mavis Chamberlain, and Terry Marsh voted yes to approve the new zoning laws. Commissioners Ralph Doss, David Burton, Curtis Cookeson, and Larry Tucker passed on the vote. Commissioners Willie Andrews, Roger Roark, and Jerry Ray voted no. Commissioner Ronald Swindle was not present at the meeting.
Codes Enforcement Officer, Keith Scruggs, stated, "After a formal announcement has been made, hopefully next week in the Times the new zoning laws will go into effect."
The Commissioners voted to accept the submitted bid of $434,800 made by Macon County General Hospital with the following options: (1)MCGH will keep the current appropriations of $280,800 2002-2003 with three bases; (2)MCGH will purchase the five ambulances for $1 each from the county; (3)MCGH will purchase a new ambulance in this same year 2002-2003; (4)MCGH may possibly ask the county to purchase a new ambulance next year 2003-2004.
The Commissioners also voted to donate $500, only once, to the MCHS band from the General Fund once the MCHS band proves they have raised a matching $500.
The Commissioners accepted the total sale of the county property after expenses at $78,323.77.
Commissioners approved the adoption of all county budgets and tax rate. The tax rate shall be $2.59 per $100 of taxable property, which will provide revenue for each of the following funds: General Fund-$.87, Solid Waste/Sanitation-$0.04, Highway/Public Works-$.13, General Purpose School-$1.07, and General Debt Service-$0.48.
A Resolution was presented to Doyle Gaines, retiring County Executive, by Commissioner Billy Bransford recognizing and commending Gaines for his many years of dedicated service to Macon County.
Other Resolutions passed by the Commissioner were:
The County also voted to use $6000 from the Fund Balance to have a mural painted at the Justice Center. This motion was made by Commissioner Mavis Chamberlain.
The next regular scheduled meeting of the County Commissioners is scheduled for Monday, September 9th.
This will be the first meeting with the new County Executive, Glen Harold Donoho, and 12 brand new commissioners.