Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Burchett to push for radio vote

Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett said he wants to force E-911 Board members into publicly discussing why they declined to approve a contract to replace the area's outdated emergency broadcasting system.

He also wants board members to explain just exactly how they selected a board chair and whether the process was legal.

“There is too much uncertainty about the position of chair and the fact that, after 18 months of work on the radio communications (bidding) process, the awarded contract was never discussed or voted on in a public meeting,” the mayor said. “I will attend the next E-911 board meeting to see that a new chair is properly elected and to move that the awarded contract for E-911 radio services be approved so there can be open discussion and an up-or-down vote. It is my hope that, this time, a member of the E-911 board will second the motion in order to allow for discussion.”

The board next meets April 15.

Again, if Burchett and Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero actually attended these meetings, this might not have been an issue.

Anyhoo, full story RIGHT SMACK HERE.

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