County Commissioner Boyd Offers His Services To East Ridge As A "Management Consultant"

Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Tim Boyd
Tim Boyd

County Commissioner Tim Boyd has sent a letter to members of the East Ridge City Council, offering his services as a "management consultant" in leading the city government - in place of hiring a city manager at this time.

He said he would be willing to do so for $8,000 per month.

The council on Monday launched a search for a replacement for Tim Gobble, who resigned under pressure. But council members acknowledged that the pool of candidates is limited by a city charter requirement of having a bachelor's degree in public administration.

Eddie Phillips, the public safety director, is once again serving as interim city manager.

Commissioner Boyd, who was in the audience at Monday's meeting, said an examination of that required degree "shows that it has nothing to do with running a city.

" He said it has more to do with heading a private foundation. "Lyndhurst or Benwood would be looking for someone with that degree," he said.

The longtime East Ridge resident said, "East Ridge's track record of hiring city managers with that degree has been pretty terrible."

He stated, "If that is a point of contention, then it seems to me that the city would be better served hiring a management consultant with business experience."

Commissioner Boyd said he sees "a lot of opportunities out there" for East Ridge under a different style management.

He said he would be willing to serve if a majority of the five council members are interested in proceeding in that direction.

He said he would stay on the County Commission if he got the East Ridge management job. 

Mr. Gobble was paid $124,000.

 


Latest Hamilton County Jail Booking Report - And Mug Shots

Here is the latest jail booking report from Hamilton County: AKINS, NICKIE NELSON     4811 RANCO CIR CHATTANOOGA, 37363     30     Hamilton County          OPEN CONTAINER LAW BATTLES, WILLIAM JACOB     807 CALHOUN DRIVE ROSSVILLE, 00000     63     Hamilton ... (click for more)

Upcoming City Council Agendas

Here is the upcoming City Council agenda: I.    Call to Order. II.    Pledge of Allegiance/Invocation (Councilman Anderson). III.    Minute Approval.              IV.    Special Presentation. V.        Ordinances – Final Reading:   ... (click for more)

Better Plan For Walnut Street Hotel

Mitch Patel and his Vision Hospitality Group have unveiled a revised plan for a hotel on Walnut Street. It is much better than the one proposed two years ago. By having no curb cuts on Walnut Street, it makes that special block near the bridge more inviting and safer for pedestrians. Deliveries would be off Riverfront Parkway and hotel access (valet parking) would be off Aquarium ... (click for more)

Thanks For Making The Southern Brewers Festival A Success

Now that the dust has settled I'd like to thank Chattanooga for supporting the Southern Brewers Festival and making it yet another very successful event.    For those who do not know - the SBF benefits the Chattanooga chapter of Kids on the Block and the Chattanooga Community Kitchen.  As a partner helping the SBF with volunteers, sponsorships and the overall production ... (click for more)

Orr In On Four Touchdowns, Irish Defeat Pioneers, 34-20

Notre Dame’s Kareem Orr, one of the area’s top college prospects, showed his versatility Friday night while leading the Fighting Irish to a 34-20 non-district football victory over East Ridge at Raymond James Field. Orr caught three touchdown passes, threw for one and had 121 yards of offense as the Irish leveled their 2014 record at 1-1. The Irish play at Chattanooga Christian ... (click for more)

Baylor Comeback Swamps Webb, 34-7

Baylor lost a fumble on the third play of the game and the visiting Webb Spartans scored five plays later, but the Red Raiders came storming back to win their second-straight game, 34-7, over the D-II, Class A two-time defending state champions. Quarterback Nick Tiano, who has already committed to Mississippi State, hurled two touchdown passes and scored a third on a sneak from ... (click for more)