County hears 6 minutes of reports
by JOYANNA WEBER, Banner Staff Writer
Oct 09, 2012 | 869 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Bradley County commissioners were quick and to the point during a decidedly short meeting Monday.

During the six-minute session, those present listened to reports from committees that had met recently.

First District Commissioner Terry Caywood presented information about a recent meeting held at the juvenile court facility.

“I want to brag on that department because they are doing some aggressive things,” Caywood said.

Caywood said the court is looking into partnering with the Bradley County Health Department to have a nurse come in a few hours a week to provide health services. These services could include some health education for the juveniles.

Juvenile court also partners with the Bradley County Schools to provide early intervention for elementary students struggling through behaviorial issues in the court’s Behaviorial Unit Day Treatment Center. Other partnerships make other intervention options possible.

Also during the meeting, 6th District Commissioner Mel Griffith confirmed that plans were moving forward to reduce the speed limit on Urbane Road from 45 mph to 35 mph.

“A traffic study will have to be done, but the process has been started. It will happen,” Griffith said.

Logs for the John Ross cabin, which are being stored until a suitable location to rebuild the cabin is found, have been moved to a new location in Charleston where they can be stored free of charge, according to 6th District Commissioner Robert Rominger.

Chairman Louie Alford said the building and committee meeting needed to meet soon to discuss finalizing the project.

No items were placed on the agenda for the next voting session.