Mayor Lusk Cites Signal Mountain Accomplishments

Friday, September 05, 2014

Mayor Bill Lusk of the town of Signal Mountain said Friday, “Our Town Council has worked diligently for the last eight years to achieve certain goals, and I’m pleased to announce that we have realized significant milestones.”

"1.     We saved over $1 million dollars in interest by resolutely paying down the $7.3 million dollar loan to help fund the new middle/high school.

  The loan is on track now to be retired in 2016 rather than 2026.

"2.     Moody’s Investment Service recently awarded the town a bond rating of AA3." He said the Tennessee Municipal Bond Fund commented that “Out of the more than 25 cities and counties we have worked with, only two other cities have obtained a rating in the double A category.”  This rating reduces current borrowing costs as well as costs for any future borrowing.

"3.     After a recent evaluation of the town’s fire protection services, the Signal Mountain Fire Department achieved an ISO rating of 3 out of 10, with a 1 being the best.  As this rating is a significant improvement over the previous rating of 5, many residents could see a drop in their fire protection insurance premiums.

"4.     And, finally, these are just some of the reasons why Bloomberg Business Week rated Signal Mountain one of the best places in the nation to raise a family, and Movoto designated Signal Mountain as the Number One place to live in Tennessee."

Mayor Lusk said, "The Town Council of Signal Mountain, its employees, and all the volunteers who serve on its boards and committees deserve recognition for the many contributions that have made these achievements and the quality of life we enjoy a reality today and into the future."


Latest Hamilton County Jail Booking Report

Here is the latest jail booking report from Hamilton County: ADAMS, CHRISTOPHER STEPHEN 6912 GLEN EARL WAY CHATTANOOGA, 37412 34 Collegedale Booked for Previous Charges or Other Reason(s) ALLEN, BRANDON TERELL 3010 PEGGY LANE CHATTANOOGA, 37404 30 Chattanooga Booked for Previous Charges or Other Reason(s) AYALA, JOSE 3938 ARKWRIGHT ST CHATTANOOGA, ... (click for more)

Corker Statement On President Obama Signing Ukraine Freedom Support Act Into Law

Senator Bob Corker on Thursday issued the following statement after President Obama signed the Ukraine Freedom Support Act into law: “I am pleased the president signed our bill into law, and I hope he will do the hard work to convince the Europeans to adopt similar measures and stand with Ukraine against the ongoing threat of Russian aggression. This legislation passed with ... (click for more)

Please Don't Close The Piccadilly Cafeteria At Hamilton Place

Oh, no. The Piccadilly Cafeteria at Hamilton Place is closing.  Its last day is Christmas Eve.  I will miss the great food they have there but most of all I will miss their servers, cashiers and waitresses.  They are all so friendly and accommodating.  They make it like it’s a home-style restaurant. I sure wish there was some way that Hamilton Place and ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: God Bless Cathy & Co.

The secret to the whole thing is not getting caught but somebody at the Toys R Us store in Framingham, Mass., had a camera when Cathy O’Grady was very quietly paying off all the layaway balances at the popular location last week. The picture snaked its way onto social media sites and her friends quickly recognized the area’s most famous “layaway angel.” Then somebody in nearby ... (click for more)

Lewis Leads Silverdale Girls Past Boyd-Buchanan

Thursday   was a day of celebration for the Silverdale Lady Seahawks and junior sharp-shooter Megan Lewis. It took an overtime period, but the home-standing Lady Seahawks pulled out a heart-stopping 45-44 victory over the Lady Bucs in a battle for first place in District 5-A.  Lewis scored the game winner with two seconds to play after scoring her 1,000th point on ... (click for more)

Cleveland Wrestlers Whip Tullahoma, Alcoa

The Cleveland Blue Raiders won a pair of dual meets at Walker Valley Thursday night with a 66-12 romp over Alcoa and a more-competitive 34-28 win over Tullahoma. Walker Valley split with the same two teams, the Mustangs beating Alcoa 42-33 before losing to Tullahoma, 54-18. CLEVELAND 34, TULLAHOMA 28 106 -- Jayce Mullin (C) major dec over Will Moran, 8-0; 113 -- Cody ... (click for more)