Soddy Daisy Commission Continues Discussion About What To Do With North Parkway; Looking Into Fireworks Sales

Thursday, March 20, 2014 - by Hollie Webb

In response to ongoing discussions about the city abandoning a right of way on North Parkway, Soddy Daisy City Manager Hardie Stulce said during a commission meeting that some of the residents living along the road had requested the city move the road if it decided to abandon the right of way.

Several residents were unhappy with how the land would be divided if the right of way were abandoned as it is now.

Because the road was constructed with the intention of eventually making it into a double road, there is an extra 30 feet on one side of the road. If it is to be abandoned, some residents who live on the opposite side of the road say it would be more fair if the road was moved to the middle. 

However, Mayor Janice Cagle said, "I don't think it's feasible for us to move the roads down there."

Commissioner Gene Shipley pointed out that moving the road would be an expensive process, saying he did not think it would be fair to make the rest of the taxpayers pay for something only benefiting a few people. 

Mayor Cagle also said, "I think we've set a precedent of having the property owners pay for this and I think we should keep that precedent."

In previous discussions, other residents along the road did not want the right of way to be abandoned at all. 

Also discussed during the commission meeting was the prospect of making it legal to sell fireworks in Soddy Daisy. The city of East Ridge went through this same process, and City Attorney Sam Elliott said he would check to see how it was accomplished there.


Latest Hamilton County Jail Booking Report

Here is the latest jail booking report from Hamilton County: AKRIDGE, ANTONIO MARCELLOUS  1521 HICKORY VALLEY RD APT 505 CHATTANOOGA, 37421  Age at Arrest: 26 years old Arresting Agency: Hamilton County VIOLATION OF PROBATION (CRIMINAL TRESPASSING) --- ALLEN, DEQUISHA LASHALLE  1246 CYPRESS STREET COURT CHATTANOOGA, 37402  Age at Arrest: 26 ... (click for more)

Leaders Of Mayor’s Citizen Safety Coalition Condemn Killing Of Bianca Horton

In response to the murder of Bianca Horton, Bishop Kevin Adams and Dr. Charles Mitchell released the following statement: “Today there are four children without their mother. Bianca Horton, mother of four, was killed yesterday.  In a few weeks she was to testify in the shooting of her infant daughter.  This cycle of violence is unacceptable. "Bianca was standing ... (click for more)

Case Handled Like Any Other? - And Response

It is interesting that Chief Fletcher would deem the handling of the Mayor's encounter as typical or normal. Is the Chief asking the public to believe that all misdemeanor domestic violence arrests include a 4-hour taped interrogation, and delayed reporting after a visit to the Chief’s house. Of course, we believe that Chief Fletcher. April Eidson * * *  I ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: A Judge's Night Behind Bars

There is very little doubt that retired Army Sergeant Joe Serna has Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) after serving three tours as a Green Beret in Afghanistan. Once he barely avoided being blown up by a hidden IED and then there was another terrifying brush with a suicide bomber. But the worst was when a truck he was in slid off the roadway into a canal. “It was like ... (click for more)

Baylor Rolls Past St. Benedict In D-II Softball Opener

MURFREESBORO – The Baylor softball team had somewhat of a slow start here at McKnight Field No. 3 Wednesday morning as they began defense of their D-II state softball crown, but they finished on a strong note and that’s probably all that matters at this point. The Lady Red Raiders, improving to 35-4, needed just five innings to slide past St. Benedict as they scored at least ... (click for more)

Baylor Rocks GPS, 8-2, For Shot At 10th State Softball Championship

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – The magic number Baylor’s softball team has in mind now is 10. After polishing off bitter rival Girls Preparatory School – a seemingly constant opponent at TSSAA’s Spring Fling – by 8-2 Thursday in the Division II-AA winner’s bracket final, the Lady Red Raiders are zeroed in on a game that could produce their 10 th  state championship.  “It ... (click for more)