A concerned citizen told Soddy Daisy Commissioners on Thursday night, “It’s the same old thing.” On Dayton Pike at Soddy Drive off of Highway 27 before getting to the lake, there is one lot where five rental properties are located. This location is known for having “a beautiful garbage pile in front of the duplexes.” It is week after week, year after year, he said.
The city has cited the residents there many times and improvements are seen for a short time, but it reverts back to the old situation quickly, said the city manager. The problem occurs when garbage bags are put out the night before pick-up, and during the night animals scatter it after which, no one picks it up. The mayor said that there is a lot of turnover there and then new tenants are unaware of past warnings. It was noted that the property now has a new owner and a discussion with him about the problem may produce results.
Commissioners voted to approve an amendment to an ordinance relating to the Soddy Daisy Industrial Park on second and final reading. If any business wants to locate there that is offensive to other tenants of the Industrial Park, review will no longer come before the city commissioners. The Soddy Daisy Planning Commission will now be the body that looks at and evaluates such matters.
City Manager Hardie Stulce informed the commissioners that Wiser Company, the engineering firm used by Soddy Daisy for road work, has split into two companies. The business is now known as Wiser Company, LLC, and Wiser Consultants, LLC. Mr. Stulce asked for and was given approval for Mayor Janice Cagle to have authority to amend the city’s agreement with the firm under their two new names. Wiser is currently working on four road projects for Soddy Daisy.
Commissioner Jim Adams told the board that his term as Soddy Daisy’s representative to the Hamilton County Water Quality program will soon be expiring. He said that a new resolution was needed in order to appoint another representative. He also volunteered to stay in that position for another term.
Christmas in the Park will be held Dec. 7 with a big crowd expected, said Commissioner Gene Shipley. He also announced that the Christmas parade will be held on Sunday, Dec. 1. Mayor Cagle recognized that Soddy Elementary School will hold its annual fall festival on Saturday, Nov.16.