AC Commission meets Tuesday February 21st

The Anderson County Commission will meet this evening (Tuesday February 21st) at 6:30 pm in room 312 of the Courthouse in Clinton, one day later than normal due to the Presidents’ Day holiday on Monday.

Among the items on the agenda for commissioners will be Trustee Rodney Archer’s appointment, for a second straight year, of Doyle “Trippy” Teno to serve as the county’s delinquent tax attorney. County Law Director Jay Yeager had served in that capacity for several years before last year, when Archer appointed Teno to the post.

The Commission will also consider a pair of leases on county-owned buildings. One is with the United Way of Anderson County and calls for that group to pay the county $400 per month for the space it uses in the Daniel Arthur Rehabilitation Center—or DARC—building on Emory Valley Road in Oak Ridge. That lease would be in effect from April 1st of this year through June 30th, 2022. The second lease to be considered is for the space used by the Emory Valley Center in the Arthur building and would have the center serving those with developmental disabilities pay the county $500 a month from July 1st of this year through June 30th, 2022. Both leases were recommended for approval by the county Operations Committee.

The Commission will also discuss the potential purchase of property for use as the new home of a Senior Center and the possible transfer of about three acres of land on Blockhouse Valley Road for a county animal shelter.

The Commission is also expected to approve a resolution recognizing the city of Clinton for its ongoing support of the monthly community-led Veterans Breakfasts, which are held on the second Saturday of each month at the city’s Community Center. A second resolution urges the state legislature to approve the Tennessee Broadband Accessibility Act, aimed at increasing access to high-speed internet services for all Tennesseeans, especially those in rural areas. A third resolution asks the state to consider widening a potion of State Highway 61 between Oliver Springs and Harriman.

The County Commission meets at 6:30 pm Tuesday February 21st in room 312 of the Courthouse in Clinton. If you cannot attend the meeting, it will be televised on ACTV, Comcast Cable channel 95.

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:30 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, and cats Oliver, Bow and Libby.

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