A resolution supporting the naming of the State Veterans Home to be constructed in Cleveland/ Bradley County was placed on next week’s voting agenda during the Bradley County Commission work session meeting Monday evening.
Part of the resolution states the existing public homes for veterans "are not conveniently located in this part of the state and currently have long waiting lists for acceptance into the homes. It would be a service to the veterans in Southeast Tennessee to have a public home built for veterans in our community to serve the 43,000 veterans in Bradley and surrounding counties of Hamilton, Polk, McMinn, Meigs and Rhea."
With the $3 million anonymous donation, a commitment of $2,010,010 each from the city of Cleveland and Bradley County and donation of suitable land, officials said the project meets the requirement for the $7,020,020 35% match in order to be eligible for 65% federal funding.
The recommendation is that the public home for veterans be named Cleveland/Bradley County State Veterans Home and "dedicated to the men and women who have served our country."
Upon approval, the resolution "is to be sent to our state senator and representatives asking them to get legislation approved at the state level."
County Mayor D. Gary Davis said the $3 million donor wished to remain anonymous and therefore their name will not be included in the naming of the home.
An insurance committee recommendation and a debt management policy were also placed on next week’s agenda along with a rezoning request from the Bradley Veterinary Hospital to rezone 5527 Georgetown Road from Rural Residential (R-1) to Rural Commercial (C-1) to replace the existing facility it has now.
The Bradley County Commission will hold its next voting session meeting on Nov. 5 at 7 p.m.