Bradley County Commission Requests City To Honor All Preliminary And Final Plats

Monday, April 15, 2013 - by Tonya Brantley
During a short 15-minute voting session Monday afternoon, the Bradley County Commission unanimously passed a resolution requesting the city of Cleveland to honor all preliminary and final plats as approved by the Bradley County Inspections Office for all developments in proposed annexation areas approved by the Cleveland Municipal Planning Commission on March 26.
 
According to the resolution, pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated 6-51-102, the city of Cleveland may annex by ordinance areas located in the city’s urban growth plan.
The city has begun the process of annexation by ordinance of several areas within its growth plan which were approved for by the Municipal Planning Commission in March.
 
Developers have followed Bradley County procedure and regulations to obtain approval from the county inspections office for all on-going development in the proposed annexation areas.
 
The city of Cleveland has procedures and regulations for development that are different than those required by the county.
 
Requiring the developers of on-going developments in the proposed annexation areas to re-submit preliminary and final plats to the city of Cleveland for additional approval would place a monetary burden and time strain on these developments and would not be justified since prior approval was obtained from the county.
 
In other business, a motion to refer a data processing budget amendment request back to the Finance Committee also passed unanimously.
 
The newly-formed Lake Forest Study Ad Hoc Committee will meet Tuesday, April 16 at 4:30 p.m. in the mayor’s conference room. Commissioner Jeff Morelock said, “If we are going to get serious about cutting somewhere to fund Lake Forest, we need to take serious look at the commission line item. $50,000 for medical insurance for commissioners is a place to look at that may be cut back some.”
 
The Finance Committee will meet Wednesday at noon and the Workhouse Committee will meet the same day at 2 p.m. in the mayor’s conference room. The Road Department Anti-Litter Luncheon will be held Thursday at noon at the Mountain View Inn. The Delinquent Tax Committee will meet Friday at 9 a.m. in the mayor’s conference room and the Fire Board will meet April 23, at 6 p.m. at the Fire Hall.
 
The Bradley County Commission will hold its next work session meeting next Monday at 7 p.m.

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