Hamilton County Commission Elects New Chair & Chair Pro Tem

During The Hamilton County Commission Meeting Yesterday, September 1st, The Commission Nominated And Voted On The Commissioners To Fill The Roles Of New Chair And Chair Pro Tem.

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Hamilton County Sheriff’s Plea For Pay Increase Met With Opposition

During A Recent Hamilton County Commission Meeting, Sheriff Jim Hammond Renewed His Plea For A Pay Increase But Was Met With Opposition By Commissioners.

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James B. Walker Sworn In As New District 9 School Board Member

After Several Weeks Of District 9 Having Zero Representation On The Hamilton County School Board Due To The Resignation Of Steve Highlander From The School Board For His New Role As County Commissioner, The Hamilton County Commission Voted In James Brent Walker As The New District 9 School Board Member.

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Hamilton County Commission Approves New Property Tax Rate

On Wednesday, The Hamilton County Commission Voted To Approve A New Certified Tax Rate For Real And Personal Property In Hamilton County. The Commissioners Voted Unanimously To Approve The New Tax Levy For 2021.

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District 9 Lacks Representation On School Board For Another Week

In The Hamilton County Commission Regular Meeting Yesterday, The Commission Voted On The Nominees For District 9 School Board Member. However, They Did Not Reach The Required Five Votes Required To Make The Appointment.

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Commission Discusses Reducing Property Tax Rate, Maintaining Same Tax Revenue

Last Week, The Hamilton County Commission Heard, Upon First Reading, A Resolution To Adopt A New Tax Levy For 2021. The New Property Tax Levy Is A Culmination Of The County Tax Assessor’s 4-Year Reappraisal Process Where All Real And Personal Property Were Sifted Through And All Values Were Reassessed.

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Purchase Of New Manufacturing Hub Site Raises Concerns For Increased Infrastructure Needs

On Wednesday, The Hamilton County Commission Voted Unanimously To Approve The Purchase Of McDonald Farms At A Price Of 16 million dollars For 2,170 Acres To Be Used Mainly As A Manufacturing Hub. The Rapid Economic Expansion In The County Brought About Concerns For Increased Infrastructure.

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Commission Approves TDOT Litter Prevention And Trash Collection Grant

In Yesterday’s Hamilton County Commission Meeting, The Commission Unanimously Approved A Resolution That Authorizes Mayor Coppinger To Apply To The Tennessee Department Of Transportation And Accept A Litter Prevention And Trash Collection Grant.

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Commission Debates Hamilton County Funding Of Literacy Program

A Debate Arose Among The Commissioners About The Effectiveness Of A County-Funded Literacy Program And It’s Continued Funding When There Are Two State-Sponsored Programs That Provide The Same Services.

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Commission Appoints Steve Highlander As District 9 Commissioner

With The Hamilton County Commission Unable To Reach The Required Five Votes For Any Of The Three Nominated Candidates To Fill Commissioner Bankston’s Vacancy Last Week, They Voted Again Yesterday Adding Additional Nominations From The Eight Individuals Who Applied For The Position.

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