Red Bank Makes It Easier For Micro And Craft Breweries To Locate In The City

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - by Gail Perry

The Red Bank city code was amended Tuesday night by commissioners to allow micro and craft breweries in Red Bank to offer tasting rooms. A sampling will be limited to a maximum of 10 ounces per person per day.

This amendment is aimed at increasing the potential for commercial and wholesale business for a brewery. Big Frog Brewing Company, a craft beer brewery, is in the process of locating on Dayton Boulevard.

A special events beer license was given to the Red Bank council of the Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce for an annual fundraiser.

Proceeds from the event will go to help academic progress in the city’s schools.

This year a live auction of donated items and services will benefit the special education program at Red Bank Elementary School. The program helps children with mental or physical disabilities. The auction will take place on Saturday, May 3, from 6 to 10 p.m. at Play Dog Excellence. Mike Congdon, president of the Red Bank council, said that in addition to the auction, heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served along with beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages. Auction items will range from limo rides to locally produced art work.  

Another upcoming special event is the Red Bank Jubilee and New Moon Pie Festival scheduled for April 26. A parade will begin at 10 a.m. There will also be vendor booths and music. Mayor John Roberts and Commissioner Eddie Pierce will participate in a Moon Pie eating contest.

Preparations are being made for roadwork in two locations in the city. Commerce Street, an old road behind Verizon Wireless, will be reopened. A contract with Brown Brothers Construction was authorized by the commissioners for building an extension of the street.

Also approved was an agreement between Red Bank and Norfolk Southern Railway that was necessary in order to resurface Dayton Boulevard between Minor Drive and Greenleaf Drive. City Manager Randall Smith said when using federal funds for roads, certain guidelines must be met. In this case the railroad parallels the road that will be under construction so personnel will be needed at crossings in order to ensure that train traffic will continue to operate safely in the construction zone.

The purchase of property at 3116 and 3124 Elmore Ave. will add almost an acre to municipal land around city hall. The two adjacent properties will be used for expanding parking as well as other facilities. Commissioner Rick Causer commented that parking spaces are especially scarce on Monday during court hours.

Mayor Roberts said that retired employees with 30 years of service have given a lot of effort and they deserve health insurance benefits from the city. The commission voted unanimously to provide for payment of a health insurance premium supplement for those retirees under the age of 65. The city manager said this will cause only minimal costs for Red Bank, adding that if it ever becomes a burden in the future, this benefit will cease.

Two right-of-ways that were used during the construction of the new middle school were abandoned. These areas are the right-of-way on Old Tom Weathers Drive and a section on Old Morrison Springs Road that are no longer needed by the city.

Life-long resident of Red Bank Conagher Smith, a recent graduate of Red Bank High School, addressed the commissioners asking if they would consider funding a one-year college scholarship for a senior at the high school. He suggested it be based on strong academics and community service. 

City Manager Smith will be holding a public meeting April 24. Public participation is encouraged to give suggestions and comments for a new land use plan dealing with how the city should grow. It will be from 6-8 p.m. at the Red Bank Community Center on Tom Weathers Drive.

 


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