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June 3, 2013

County to disband several committees, adopts new rules

CROSSVILLE — County commissioners approved a resolution to disband several committees that have either quit meeting, were temporary and have become obsolete, or have been replaced with newer committees.

Resolution 05-2013-12, to disband certain committees of the Cumberland County Commission was approved unanimously at the county's monthly commission meeting and was born out of several meetings of the rules committee.

Committees included to be disbanded include:

Crossville/Cumberland County Joint Projects Committee,

Pay Scale Appeals Committee,

Property Tax Freeze Implementation Committee,

Cumberland County Recreation and Parks Advisory Board,

Redistricting Committee,

Cumberland County/city of Crossville Tourism Task Force,

Vehicle Maintenance Committee,

Veteran's Affairs Committee,

Veteran Advisory Committee,

Veteran's Service Officer Committee

It was approved after a motion was made by Allen Foster, 4th District commissioner. Foster's motion was supported by Sonya Rimmer, 8th District commissioner.

Cumberland County commissioners also approved resolution 05-2013-11, a resolution to adopt the May 6, 2013 draft of the Cumberland County Commission rules.

The resolution states the rules committee has reviewed and approved the changes to the rules that were last changed in December 2009, and there have since been several new committees added to the county commission.

Some of the biggest changes include the order of the agenda for the monthly county commission meeting, having all meeting notices, agendas and minutes from committee meetings, and the full county commission meetings placed on the county's website and that county employees who serve as commissioners declare and read a conflict of interest statement during the committee meetings as well as during the county commission meeting, when voting on an issue could mean capital gain for him or herself.

Travel expenses and reimbursements for commissioners was also updated and increased in the rule changes.

The rule change resolution was approved unanimously after a motion by Rimmer was made. The motion was supported by Harry Sabine, 1st District commissioner.

In other areas, the county approved resolution 05-2013-7, a resolution to exempt the annexation of Satsuma Dr. from the moratorium placed on annexations that are not petitioned by the property owner.

The county consented to waive or exempt the annexation to agree to the annexation of the real estate into the city of Crossville.

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