Presentations of Certificates of Elections were presented to four councilmen taking their Oaths of Office during the Cleveland City Council voting meeting Monday afternoon. District 3 Councilman and Vice Mayor Avery Johnson, District 4 Councilman David May, District 5 Councilman Dale Hughes and At Large Councilman George Poe were joined by their family and friends as they were sworn in separately by Cleveland City Mayor Tom Rowland.
The Oath reads: I, do solemnly swear that I will support the Constitution of the United States, and the Constitution of the State of Tennessee, and the Charter and the Ordinances of the City of Cleveland, Tennessee, and that I will faithfully discharge the duties of my office as Councilman of the said City of Cleveland, to which I have been duly elected and which I am now about to assume, to the best of my skill and ability according to law.
In New Business and Ordinances, a motion to reappoint Bill Moss as city judge for an additional two-year term passed unanimously followed by Mayor Rowland swearing him in as well.
A motion to reappoint John Kimball as city attorney for an additional two-year term also passed unanimously.
During reports from council members, Councilman Richard Banks made a motion to give the Cleveland City Police Department a vote of confidence. He said, “Sometimes our city gets some negative press. I’d like to take this opportunity to give our police department and Chief Snyder a vote of confidence.” The motion passed unanimously.
Final Passage of Ordinance No: 2012-19 amending Title 18, Chapter 1 of the Municipal Code relating to the Sewers and Sewage Disposal also passed unanimously.
At the conclusion of the meeting, refreshments were served in honor of the newly sworn in councilmen.
A joint work session meeting with the Utility Board to discuss SCOPE10 will be held on Monday, Sept. 24 at the Tom Wheeler Training Center at 11:30 a.m.
The Cleveland City Council will hold their next voting session meeting on Monday, Sept. 24 at 3 p.m.