Bradley Commission Considering 2 Additions To Commercial Zones

Monday, January 13, 2014 - by Hollie Webb
Bradley Commissioners
Bradley Commissioners
- photo by Hollie Webb

In a Monday afternoon work session, the Bradley County Commission discussed changing two locations to Highway Commercial Districts (C-3). 

The first is 2628 Dalton Pike, south of the nearby Walmart. Currently, this location is a General Commercial District (C-2). The second area is at 162 Helton Road SE. This location is a Forestry/Agriculture/Residential District (F.A.R.).  

Commissioner Jeff Yarber of District 5 said the effects of the change should first be considered. He also said residents who live near the two locations should be consulted. However, Commissioner Mel Griffith of District 6 said the differences in the three types of zones are minor.  

These resolutions will be voted on next Tuesday, during the voting session.  

Another issue discussed at the meeting was the problem of several deteriorating Bradley County roads and bridges.  

Commissioner Terry Caywood of District 1 said many Bradley County residents had been paying taxes for years that were supposed to fund these roads, but nothing had changed.  

He said in one area, people in a subdivision had even been promised a connecting road but, due to an oversight, it was never constructed. He said this was another road people had paid taxes for.  

Commissioner Adam Lowe of District 4 said it would not be practical to try to fix each problem area all at once; he suggested the Commission develop a system of prioritization for working on the different areas. 


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