Tue
Mar 23 2010
09:19 am

Here's a summary of yesterday's County Commission meeting:

We voted overwhelmingly to start the process of removing Scott Moore from the Board of Zoning Appeals. The required hearing is scheduled for next month, April 20th, 9:30 a.m. or immediately after intergovernmental committee meeting. I was the author of the motion, so most likely I will make the case for removal.

The Commission ignored my motion to begin the process of removing for cause Grace/Hillcrest as our Medicare/Medicaid nursing home contractor, and instead passed a substitute motion to give the group until July to clean up its act before we reconsider the idea. The vote was close, 10 to 9.

The East County Sector Plan, complete with the controversial Midway Business Park, was delayed 30 days to give time for a commission workshop on the matter.

The Public Safety Center next to Helen Ross McNabb (for persons picked up for public intoxication) also was given 30 days for community group discussions.

Legally we couldn't do much to help the New Covenant Baptist Church and their unusual tax problems, but we passed a resolution expressing sympathy and hoping other government bodies act in understanding of the strange circumstances.

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Tamara Shepherd's picture

Covenant Baptist

Legally we couldn't do much to help the New Covenant Baptist Church and their unusual tax problems, but we passed a resolution expressing sympathy and hoping other government bodies act in understanding of the strange circumstances.

This seems like a reasonable response. It sounded as if two parties locally were possibly to blame for the "strange circumstances," yet neither appeared intent on breaking the law.

And yes, Commission can't really intercede on anyone's behalf.

cway's picture

Thrown off the Knox County Commission

Its about time that Knox County dealt with the ugly truth about Scott Moore. The guy was found guilty by a judge and thrown off the Knox County Commission. The BZA seat should have been taken away from him at the same time. He only had that seat because he was a commissioner! Just seems crazy that he has been able to vote on anything after the trail. Who,except Lumpy, wants to trust him on the BZA? Knox County needs to get this guy out now. He cannot be trusted. Makes our town look real bad.

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