Commission Takes Action And No Action

At Monday's commission meeting, commissioners voted unanimously to send yet another resolution to the Tennessee Department Of Transportation  requesting that they (TDOT) take swift action to make much needed improvements at the intersection of Shaw Ferry Road and Hwy. 11. State representative, Jimmy Matlock has vowed to hand deliver the resolution to TDOT director, Gerald Nicely, if commission passed the resolution.

This is the third resolution passed by commission requesting TDOT's assistance with the project. In 2005 the commission voted to make the necessary 20% match of the projected $750,000.00 project. Commissioner Wayne Gardin with the help of several residents has collected more than a thousand signatures on petitions supporting the intersection improvements. Matlock will also take the petitions to TDOT with the resolution.

On another matter, commission postponed any action on a request from the City Of Loudon for a payment of $390,000.00 to help pay for a new road into the gated Tennessee National development. Loudon had committed 1.3 million dollars to build the developers a new road so that residents of the development would not have to drive by the landfill to get to their community. Loudon then asked the county to pay 30% of the cost based on an expired resolution from 2001. Commission is seeking legal advice to determine if they have any obligation to the city of Loudon.