Hiring New Veterans Service Officer, Disaster Cleanup Are Commission Meeting Highlights

NEW VETERANS SERVICE OFFICER WELCOMED: Jeff Tinch was unanimously chosen as the new Veterans Service Officer for Fentress County to replace retiring Bill Phipps at Monday night’s County Commission meeting.  VSO Tinch is shown being welcomed by commission members:  Left to right, front row:  County Executive J. Michael Cross, Veterans Service Officer Tinch, Kim Davidson, Justin Elvis Miller, and Larry Cooper.  Back row, left to right:  Donal Williams, Lester Gooding, Benny Hughes, Jeff Green, Jimmy Johnson, and Wade Matthews.

NEW VETERANS SERVICE OFFICER WELCOMED:
Jeff Tinch was unanimously chosen as the new Veterans Service Officer for Fentress County to replace retiring Bill Phipps at Monday night’s County Commission meeting. VSO Tinch is shown being welcomed by commission members: Left to right, front row: County Executive J. Michael Cross, Veterans Service Officer Tinch, Kim Davidson, Justin Elvis Miller, and Larry Cooper. Back row, left to right: Donal Williams, Lester Gooding, Benny Hughes, Jeff Green, Jimmy Johnson, and Wade Matthews.

The Fentress Co. Commission met Monday, March 16, 2015 in regular monthly session, and took action on a number of items of business.

Following the call to order by County Executive J. Michael Cross, the Pledge to the Flag, and opening prayer by Steve Boutelle of WCLC Radio,  the roll was called by County Clerk Marilyn Stephens, which showed all present except Second District Commissioner J.P. Reagan.

After approval of the Notary list and minutes of the February 23 meeting, the first order of business was recognition of Governor Star Volunteer Award honorees Mrs. Nita Colyer and Ethan Harvill (see related photos).

Fentress County photographer Nelson Matthews then presented a framed print of Pogue Creek Canyon to Executive Cross and the commission for their support of protecting the natural beauty of our area.  Accepting the print were Barbara Cross and Administrative Assistant Amanda Hicks.

Next, the commission approved a motion by Benny Hughes to pass a resolution for approval of the litter and trash collection grant, and accepted the fiscal confirmation letter for the Three Star program by Leann smith, which came on a motion by Lester Gooding.

On a motion by Donal Williams, the commission then authorized Sheriff Chucky Cravens to apply for a Walmart Community Grant.

On a motion by Jeff Green, they then accepted the low bid of $2,210 from G & S. Home Improvement, LLC for courthouse renovations, which included the opening of a doorway through a closet in the old Circuit Court Clerk’s office; a doorway through the back room wall in the Register of Deeds office, leading into the large back room of the Trustee‘s office, and constructing a wall to close off the hallway between the back room of Trustee’s office and front office area.

Read the rest of the story in this weeks Fentress Courier.