Elkins Says Bradley Commission Should Back School Board In Effort To Get Liquor Tax Funds

Monday, January 27, 2014 - by Hollie Webb

Bradley County Commissioner Ed Elkins told the Commission in their Monday night work session they should support the Bradley County School Board if the Board decides to proceed legally against the city of Cleveland.


He said they should create a resolution stating their support. However, he said they should check with the county attorney first to make sure this would not be considered any kind of conflict of interest.


The Bradley County School Board is trying to get approximately $700,000 from Cleveland's liquor  tax fund. According to state law, half of the money collected from this tax must go to education, but Cleveland has a school system as well.


Commissioner Charlotte Peak-Jones said, "To clear this up, we are not suing anyone, we are just supporting the School Board's decision to do whatever they want to do."


Also during the meeting, Museum Center at Five Points director Hassan Najjar gave an update on progress at the museum.


He said for the first time in 11 years, Tennessee History Day would not be held in Hamilton County but instead be held in Cleveland. He urged everyone to become members and support the museum's work in the community.


Commissioner Jeff Morelock said, "This museum is for everyone in Bradley County."


Also discussed was drafting a resolution to create some kind of buffer zone between the school on Michigan Avenue and the residential area. Commissioner Peak-Jones suggested they have some type of fence built.


The next meeting, a voting session, will be Feb. 3. 


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