County Commission Update

On January 16 the Hamilton County Commission voted to approve a resolution to purchase a truck for the Parks & Recreation Department , to accept applications for Notary Public positions and to approve the selection of a firm for the design of an intersection  at Ooltewah/Ringgold Rd. and Mtn. View/Blanche Rd. They also approved the construction and operation of a firing range at the old more »

Technology In Schools

In its last week of 2012, the Hamilton County School Board held a special work session to discuss the topic of technology. Patty Kinsey, lead technology manager for the district, provided a presentation on the current state of technology support and computer equipment in the county’s schools. The discussion comes on the heels of several recent news stories and editorials more »

Hamilton County Commission Update

At yesterday’s Hamilton County Commission meeting a contract bid was accepted for a fleet of VW diesel sedans to be used by the county mayor and his staff during this calendar year.  Also approved was the purchase of fuel to run these and other county vehicles.  Tabled for later discussion was a resolution to spend $8,000 to retrofit a jury more »

Hamilton County Commission Update

This week the Hamilton County Commission held its last meeting before breaking for the holidays. A staple of the Commission’s business and ever-present on their agenda are items relating to zoning changes and requests by various departments for approval of expenditures. Today several resolutions were approved for unchallenged zoning variances and spending on insurance coverage. A resolution to amend the County Employee Handbook was passed more »

Hamilton County Commission Update

The Hamilton County Commission liaison team is working together to bring us the latest information from this governing body.  A recent County Commission meeting addressed the question of whether to allow operation of a distillery in the county. The issue has gone back to the state legislature for resolution. Additionally a number of minor zoning changes around the county were more »

Update from the School Board Team

One of the Political Liaison teams supporting this blog will focus on the Hamilton County School Board. This team hopes to encourage our local school board to provide even more transparency in its decision-making and replicate successful programs occurring in one or two schools to many more schools throughout the district. In general, the team will work to ensure that more »