Doggy Deal Special Meeting

County Mayor Arp must really be feeling the heat from his old buddy in Blount County to start taking their animals. The mayor has called a special meeting of the commission to discuss the matter. The meeting will be Monday, February 19th, 6:00 pm (President's Day) at the Court House Annex. Back in January, Arp apparently made a deal to take Blount's animals after Blount County refused to continue to pay Maryville City for the service. The commission was not consulted on the deal till after the fact. At February's commission meeting, commissioners balked at the deal and the matter was to be reviewed at the next workshop on the 26th. Arp apparently intends to get the commission to vote to approve his deal on the 19th rather than waiting till the regular commission meeting March 5th.