The Red Boiling Springs City Council met in regular session on Thursday, January 09, 2014. Mayor Willie Brown, Vice Mayor Tom Fultz, legal representative for the council John Wells, Secretary Coby Knight and council members Joe Hill, Billy Joe Carver, Terry Newberry, Steve Newberry and George McCrary were present.
Based on a recommendation from county historian Randy East, the council approved a motion to rename the park across from the Palace ‘Civil War Park.’ They approved the purchase of a sign to denote the new name as well as the purchase of an addition 54 signs to indicate historial landmarks throughout the area.
The council approved the minutes of the December 12, 2013 meeting, conducted some zoning housekeeping and heard from each of the city’s departments. There was no new business regarding the Police, Utilities, Natural Gas, Sanitation, Park or Fire departments and nothing to discuss about Whitley Cemetery. Ordinance #13-17, amending the city’s zoning map to zone certain parcels containing multi-family structures to R-2 High Density Residential Districts, was approved on first reading as was Ordinance #13-18, amending the zoning map to include a definition of methadone clinics and regulations that govern their location. The latter, according to Paula Pippin from City Hall, was not introduced because Red Boiling Springs is planning to build a methadone clinic in the area, but to prevent such a clinic from being built without prior approval. “All cities are passing this to stop one from popping up,” she said. The council will arrange a public hearing on the zoning ordinances for February 13, 2014 at 6:45pm.
The meeting was recessed to January 16, 2014 to allow a representative from the Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System (TCRS) to address the council on the issue of retirement.