County Commission approved a resolution for $1.4M capital outlay note for a new senior center and Oak Ridge General Sessions Division II court (DARC building) last week.
It is a package deal, county officials say, because it pays for expenses associated with the purchase price of the building and property at 205 Main Street in downtown Clinton for the senior center, and renovations to a county-owned building on Emory Valley Road in Oak Ridge for the Oak Ridge General Sessions Division II Court.
The Anderson County commission and Anderson County Mayor Terry Frank are currently at odds on an issue: who should serve on the county conservation board? There is currently one vacancy on the county conservation board, the five-member committee that oversees the county’s parks and recreation.
In a 15 - 0 vote, Monday, May 15, during Anderson County Commission’s monthly meeting, commissioners approved including an additional $15,000 in a purchase agreement they approved last month to buy local businessman Michael Farley’s building and property on 205 North Main Street for $600,000.
During the discussion of the senior center purchasing agreement, Commissioner Tracy Wandell (Dist. 1) asked for Anderson County Mayor Terry Frank’s opinion of the purchase before voting on the motion.