Judge Bean Names Dalton Roberts To Oversee "Bird Court"

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

City Judge Russell Bean has named former County Executive Dalton Roberts to oversee the new "Bird Court."

He did so after Mr. Roberts expressed an interest in holding the post.

Judge Bean issued this order:

IN THE BIRD COURT OF CHATTANOOGA HAMILTON COUNTY, TENNESSEE

ORDER

            WHEREAS DALTON ROBERTS was the Hamilton County, Tennessee County Executive/Mayor from 1978 to 1994, and WHEREAS DALTON ROBERTS is a writer of stories and tales and further WHEREAS he is a poet of poems and prose, and is a Historian of the Chattanooga Hamilton County area and further WHEREAS DALTON ROBERTS is a singer of songs and an Entertainer and a Philosopher of life’s turns and tribulations and WHEREAS DALTON ROBERTS is a lover of the glories of nature and of the Birds that occupy God’s planet and is a lover of the beautiful trees which give us the breath of life and homage and shelter to our amazing flying creatures; and WHEREAS he has filed a written request to be Judge ruling over the Bird Kingdom;

            The Court hereby finds that DALTON ROBERTS is one of the most outstanding citizens in the history of Hamilton County, Tennessee and that through his philosophy, his writings, music and prose, he has touched the lives of many; graciously giving of his time and talents to fundraising events and to entertaining children, the sick and the elderly, and that he is the proper person to preside over the Avian Kingdom;

            Accordingly, it is hereby ORDERED, ADJUDGED AND DECREED that DALTON ROBERTS is hereby appointed Judge of the Bird Court and shall preside over the conduct, activities and actions of all birds (other than jailbirds) and shall have the authority to rule and punish for any illegal activities in the aforesaid Bird Kingdom.

            ENTER this ____ day of _________________, 2013.

                                                                        ______________________________________                                                                                                            JUDGE RUSSELL BEAN


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