District 4 To Have Public Meeting On The FY2020 Budget

Friday, May 17, 2019
District 4 will hold a District 4 Community Budget Information Session for the public on Thursday, May 23.  The hour-and-a-half session will start at 5:30 p.m. at Orchard Knob Missionary Baptist Church. 

Commissioner Warren Mackey from District 4 will be at the meeting. Hamilton County Board of Education District 4 Board Member Tiffanie Robinson will not be able to attend because of a conflict with a meeting of the Board of Education.  However, representatives from Hamilton County Schools will be present at the meeting to provide information about the school district budget for the 2019-2020 school year.  The $443 million school budget includes a 5 percent raise for teachers and funds to hire more counselors, social workers, and staff to support teachers in the classroom by addressing social and emotional needs of children.  The proposed budget will also support special education teachers, and improve reading skills for children.
The FY 2020 approved budget includes providing at least five post-secondary courses or industry certifications for high school students and access to more STEM, arts, and innovative programming in the schools.  Improving school facilities is also a priority in the budget.
 
You can get more detailed information about the budget for Hamilton County Schools on the district’s website.  Click on “About Us,” then select “Budget.”  Details about the FY 2020 budget can be found under Budget Transparency on the Budget page.

Deadline To Apply For A Storm Debris Burning Permit Is June 9

Weekly Road Construction Report

Deadline For Storm Debris Pick-up Is June 1


The Chattanooga-Hamilton County Air Pollution Control Bureau extends its sympathy to residents who were affected by the tornado on Sunday, April 12. We have been issuing storm debris permits ... (click for more)

Here is the weekly road construction report for Hamilton County: I-24 Replacement of Belvoir Avenue Bridge over I-24 and I-24 bridges over Germantown Road near MM 183: Lane shifts are in place ... (click for more)

The June 1st deadline is approaching and property owners must register for storm debris picked up and hauled away by hired contractors. Hamilton County Office of Emergency Management officials ... (click for more)



Happenings

Deadline To Apply For A Storm Debris Burning Permit Is June 9

The Chattanooga-Hamilton County Air Pollution Control Bureau extends its sympathy to residents who were affected by the tornado on Sunday, April 12. We have been issuing storm debris permits free of charge for residents in Hamilton County who were directly impacted by the tornado. This allows anyone with a storm debris permit to burn through June 15 on approved burning days. Residents ... (click for more)

Weekly Road Construction Report

Here is the weekly road construction report for Hamilton County: I-24 Replacement of Belvoir Avenue Bridge over I-24 and I-24 bridges over Germantown Road near MM 183: Lane shifts are in place on I-24 EB and WB under the Belvoir Avenue Bridge, at North and South Terrace approaching the Belvoir Avenue Bridge, and on Germantown Road under the I-24 Bridge. Single interior lane closures ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Health Department Suspends Distribution Of Cloth Face Masks It Got From The Governor

The Hamilton County Health Department is suspending distribution of the cloth face masks that were distributed throughout the state by the Governor’s Unified Command Group. It has been reported that the cloth masks, manufactured by Renfro, are coated with Silvadur. Silvadur is an anti-microbial substance commonly applied to fabrics to reduce odor causing bacterial growth. ... (click for more)

Hamilton County Has One-Day Record 96 Coronavirus Cases; Hospitalizations (29) And Those In Intensive Care (17) Also At Record High

Hamilton County on Friday reported 96 more positive COVID-19 cases - the largest one-day total yet. That brings the total of confirmed cases in the county since the virus broke out in March to 939. There are 29 coronavirus patients in Chattanooga hospitals, which is the largest number yet. There are 17 coronavirus patients in Intensive Care in Chattanooga hospitals - also ... (click for more)

Opinion

A New Low For Bureaucratic Dysfunction - And Response

Forced emissions testing – a new low for bureaucratic dysfunction. In our old way of living, there were two certainties: Death and taxes. In our new world, the government is giving some relief from taxes but has chosen to substitute vehicle emissions testing. Now the two certainties are death and emissions testing. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, which is sickening ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Saturday Funnies

Erma Bombeck, surely one of the greatest newspaper columnists in our lifetime, once decreed, "When humor goes, there goes civilization." With a new spate of disappointing news this week, it is easy to see the sage Erma was right, and thus we welcome this week’s newest edition of The Saturday Funnies. As longtime readers are aware, the Funnies are a collection of the nameless missives ... (click for more)