A recommendation came from the building and land committee to have three produce sellers and two commissioners serve on the committee.
The recommendation will be voted on at the voting session next week.
During a building and land committee meeting prior to the full Commission meeting, Commissioners Connie Wilson and Robert Rominger volunteered to serve on the committee. Jeff Shadden, Gloria Hayes and Robert Orr were suggested as the three community member representatives.
Commission Chairman Louie Alford said one of the produce vendors who is a member of the committee should be at the market each day. Potential produce sellers who attended the committee meeting hoped the market would be open from April to November. Plans are for the market to be open six days a week.
The committee also discussed having the committee be a subcommittee of the building and land committee. Building and land committee chairman Jeff Yarber said the Farmers Market should have its own committee.
In order to participate in the market, produce vendors will have to sign a contract and file an application.
Growers from outside the county may be allowed to participate if there are spots available, but Bradley County growers would be given precedence, according to Yarber.
The building and land committee also reviewed some general guidelines for operation of the Farmers Market. These will be looked at more by the Farmers Market committee meeting in the future.
Bradley County Farmers Market North is located in front of the recycling center on Urbane Road.
What will happen to the former site of Blue Springs Elementary School was a topic of discussion at both the building and land committee and Commission meetings. However, no official recommendation on whether to accept the land from the school system was made.
“What we would like to see done … is have a memorial for Blue Springs School, for the storm victims down there placed there,” Yarber said.
Several commissioners liked the idea of creating a memorial park on the site. Yarber said this could be a community project developed over time. Rominger said Director of Schools Johnny McDaniel would be sending a proposal to Commission legislative assistant Amy Moore officially giving the county the option to take the land.
Whether the gym should be kept on the site if the county accepts the land was also a topic of discussion.
Rominger asked if the Recreation department would be interested in using the gym.
Mayor D. Gary Davis said upkeep has been an issue in the past when school buildings have been given to the county.
“I don’t want another building just given to us with no money to address it,” Davis said.
The gym has some tornado damage the school system has estimated would cost more than $20,000 to repair. This does not include the cost of installing a septic system on the site, officials said.