Mayor's Twenty Hour Work Week
Just Too Much

Apparently the grueling fifteen to twenty hour work week County Mayor, Doyle Arp has been putting in is just too much. On the January commission meeting agenda,  item number two under Arp's portion of the agenda to be discussed is changing commission meetings to day meetings. That way Arp would not be inconvenienced by having to attend those night meetings.

  Loudon County Commission
    January 7, 2008 6:00 pm

Reports of County Officials, Departments and Committees:
Loudon County Mayor Doyle Arp

        2. Consideration of Recommendation of Alternating the Time on Commission Meeting
between Day Meetings and Evening Meetings.

Not only would moving the commission meetings to day meetings help Arp hold down the number of hours he would have to be at work, it would also make it nearly impossible for the general public to attend the meetings and we all know how Arp feels about the public. Several commissioners also have jobs that could prevent them from attending day meetings. It could be a real win win for Arp.

Fortunately for the public and others, Rule #1 of the Loudon County Procedural Rules sets the day and time for commission meetings. Commissioners of the past obviously realized the importance of holding meetings that were public friendly.

If Mr. Arp doesn't want to attend the night time commission meetings, maybe he should stay at home. That could only be good for everyone. His attendance at the meetings tends to cost the tax payers a lot of money.