REPORT CARD

FIVE IMPORTANT ISSUES 

Accountability

Fiscal Responsibility

Good Stewardship of taxpayer money

Transparency

Miller, Gardin, Park, Duff, Brenda Bright-Arp assistant, Sue Boling new employee for Riley Wampler

Franke, Austin Shaver, Maples, Meers, Nancy Marcus

How do you grade your commissioner?

By: Pat Hunter

Do you want to be better informed about how your commissioner votes on issues? A lawmakers voting record will tell vital and useful information on each commissioner and an email link to contact each one with your thoughts. Remember democracy is a two way street!

Without a motion or 2nd any proposal will die so its important to let you know the names of the players and backers of a proposal or Resolution.

Are they a rubber stamp for the current  administration? Are they liberal spenders or fiscally conservative? Do they represent taxpayers or do they represent special interest? A voting record will show many things. Are they independent thinkers that base their vote on facts or do they follow like sheep and just go along?

Learning more about a politicians voting record will also provide a way to learn about local issues that affect your quality of life in our community.

There are a few good commissioners and school board members that vote on the side of taxpayers and students but more good people are still needed to help represent the interest of the people. There are advocates of good government, as well as, proponents of special interest feeding from the public troughs.

Commission holds a monthly business and workshop meeting. At monthly workshop meetings, they  share information but they may not vote or deliberate at these meetings.

At Commission's business meeting, commissioners vote on various issues, which impact your pocketbook. The meetings are held on the 1st Monday of each month at the Courthouse Annex basement meeting room, unless its a holiday, then meetings are held on the 2nd Monday of the month.

After meetings, I will share how your elected officials voted on these issues. Contact information will be readily available for you to voice your concerns to them.  In some instances, you will see videos with comments so you can see and hear your elected officials and how they act, speak and vote in public. These are your elected officials, they work for you, not the other way around! Please let me know how you like the Report Card format.

Recent Loudon County Commissioners' Vote

5 Important Issues 

November 3, 2008 Commission meeting

 

The commissioner's name that made the motion and second for the proposal. 

 

 

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A Motion is a formal proposal by a person.

After a Motion has been made, another person wishing it to be considered says, second (2nd).

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Description of proposal to be voted on.

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Commissioner's name,  district and contact information.

Motion Harold Duff

2nd Wayne Gardin

 

 

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Re-appoint Jimmy Matlock (State Rep.) & Gene Lambert (Loudon City councilman) to the Tellico Reservoir Development Agency TRDA Board.

Motion Bob  Franke

2nd Chris Park

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To Increase  Litigation Tax.

Motion 

Bob

Franke

2nd

Chris

Park

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To pay  total  assessment to LOGIC lawsuit settlement  $44,752

Motion Nancy Marcus

2nd

David

Meers

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General Purpose 101 transfer to increase the revenues and expenditures with a net effect of $10,000 decrease in the projected ending fund balance. (United Way to  Family Resource)

Motion

Chris

Park

2nd

Wayne

Gardin

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Payment in Lieu of a Tax to Industry X

TAX BREAK(Note: A Resolution was given to Commission prior to the meeting but  no mention of a Resolution on Agenda.)  

Nancy Marcus

D-1, Loudon, Seat A, Republican

300 Edwards School Rd.
Loudon, TN 37774
(865) 458-8581
kens300@aol.com

Retired county employee - teacher, school principal.

YES

YES

 YES

 YES

YES

David Meers

D-1, Loudon Seat B

Republican

645 Fort Hill Street
Loudon, TN 37774
(865) 458-2414
dmeers2414@charter.net

Loudon County employee

Highland Park Principal.

YES

YES

 YES

 YES -

Meers did not read his conflict of interest statement as required by state law before voting on a school board matter. 

 

YES

Earlena Maples

D-2, Lenoir City Seat A

Democrat

609 D Street
Lenoir City, TN 37771
(865) 986-6772
emaples@lcub1.com

LCUB employee

YES

YES

 NO

 NO

NO

Austin Shaver

D-2, Lenoir City, Seat B

Republican

276 Hardin Drive
Lenoir City, TN 37772
(865) 816-3298
austin_shaver@yahoo.com

Attorney - Kinnerly, Montgomery & Finley

NO

NO

 NO

 NO

NO

Bob Franke

D-3 Greenback Republican

100 Southcove Drive
Greenback, TN 37742
(865) 856-0303
rdfranke@msn.com

Retired military.

NO

YES

 YES

 YES

YES

Roy Bledsoe

Commission Chairman

D-4 Philadelphia Republican

800 Sunnyside Road
Philadelphia, TN 37846
(865) 458-2829

Career politician & farmer.

YES

YES

 YES

 YES

YES

Harold Duff

D-5, Eaton-Browder

Seat A Republican

132 Executive Meadows Dr.
Lenoir City, TN 37771
(865) 988-6647
superhbd@aol.com

Former Lenoir City Schools Superintendent.

Loudon County Juvenile dept. Contract employee.

YES

YES

 NO

 YES

YES

Chris Park

D-5, Eaton, Browder,

Seat B, Republican

3510 Hirst Circle
Lenoir City, TN 37772
(865) 986-1229 cwpark@cvs.com           CVS employee.

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

Wayne Gardin

D-6 Highland Park

Democrat

850 Cattleman's Drive
Lenoir City, TN 37772
(865) 988-4433
wgardin@aol.com

Fowler Furniture salesman & substitute teacher.

YES NO

 YES

 YES

YES

Don Miller

D-7 Tellico Village Republican

298 Cheestana Way
Loudon, TN 37774
(865) 458-0658
tvdrmiller@aol.com

Retired Exxon executive.

NO

YES

 YES

 YES

YES

 

 

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