Barrett Painter named city judge
by JOYANNA LOVE Banner Senior Staff Writer
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Barrett Painter
Barrett Painter

Attorney Barrett Painter has been named Cleveland Municipal Court judge to finish the term of the late Bill Moss.

Painter, who will be sworn in on Sept. 8, will serve a two-year term.

Painter was one of two local attorneys who applied for the position.

“I grew up here, watched my dad (Harlan Painter) be the city attorney forever and I wanted to give back to the city,” Painter said.

His father served as the city attorney for more than 40 years.

District 4 Councilman David May nominated Painter for the position during Monday’s voting session.

“I worked for my dad for eight years … and as part of that time I was the city prosecutor for the city of Cleveland, so I think I have the experience. Hopefully, we will be able to do a good job for the city and the people of Cleveland,” Painter said.

Since 2005, Painter has been an attorney with Chancey, Kanavos, Love & Painter.

“I’ve done mainly family law, divorces, child custody, parenting time issues … I do some disability Social Security, but mainly family law,” Painter said.

The city court deals with cases of city ordinance and environmental code violations.

Also during the meeting, the Cleveland City Council voted to buy a building next to the Webb building, which sits over the Taylor Spring, to convert the area into an historic site. Taylor Spring is the starting site of Cleveland’s history.

Rowland said the Tennessee Historical Commission will be coming to the site on Wednesday to discuss its historic significance and the city’s plans for the site.

Two resolutions were also approved:

n Authorizing the Chief Executive Officer Ken Webb of Cleveland Utilities to act on behalf of the City of Cleveland with respect to a loan application with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Loan Program for water meter replacements”

n Authorizing the financing of a water facilities project construction, including authorizing the execution of needed documentation.