Red Bank To Vote To Cancel Red Light Camera Contract

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Red Bank Mayor Monty Millard said a vote is planned at the next City Commission meeting on canceling the contract for red light cameras in the city.

He noted that part of his platform in his term as mayor was doing away with the cameras that cause some motorists to bypass the city.

Mayor Millard said the first time the contract can actually be canceled is the first of next year. But he said the city must give a 90-day notice of its intent.

On another issue, Mayor Millard said some Red Bank residents, especially those at Paragon Place, have recently gotten letters from the Hamilton County Water and Wastewater Treatment Authority about planned sewer work in their yards.

He said an $8 per month fee was installed by the WWTA in May 2009 to pay for repairing private lateral lines going from the house to the street. That was a result of an edict from the EPA to the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation.

He said there has been some concern about WWTA requiring a 10-foot easement, but he said that just gives the utility access when it is needed.

The mayor said if the line ever is in need of repair in the future that the WWTA will do so without cost to the homeowner.

He said it was similar to a program the water company had. He said at his former home he paid several dollars per month on his bill for an "insurance policy" on his pipe from his house to the main water line.

Commissioner Floy Pierce said she did not see the necessity of the 10-foot easement. She said, "The water company didn't ask for 10 feet of your property."

She said, "Some peoples' lines are in their back yard. They will have like a road going through their back yard."

Mayor Millard also said a tour is planned next Tuesday of city officials with architect Vance Travis of the old Red Bank Middle School. Architect Travis is proposing that the city save the gym and auditorium.

The mayor said he wants to get a cost estimate from the architect and he wants to know the uses for the 1,200-seat auditorium. "I don't want to get into a money pit," he said.

He said the city earlier built a community center near Red Bank High and loses money on it though the rental rate was cut in half. He said it has seating for 125.

He said one aim is to eventually find a spot for a depiction of Red Bank history, including old photos and artifacts. He said the city has an active historical society that meets monthly with 25-30 people regularly attending.

The commission passed a resolution donating $2,500 to Allied Arts. Mayor Millard said the city will actually come out "$500 to the good" because the arts group plans a $3,000 donation to the city's art exhibit at its Kids Corner Park.

 

  

 


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