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					   HAMBLEN COUNTY
   GOVERNMENT
   Bill Brittain
   County Mayor

                                                                             “The People’s House”



June 7, 2011 
 
 
 
TO:           Hamblen County Legislative Body 
 
FROM:         Karen Rich, Executive Assistant 
              Office of the Hamblen County Mayor 
 
RE:           Committee Meeting Information – June 2011 
 
The committee meeting schedule for June 2011 is listed below.   
 
Monday, June 13, 2011 – Hamblen County Health Department Conference Room 
     
     Finance Committee –  Begins at 11:30 a.m. 
     
     Public Services Committee – Immediately following adjournment of Finance Committee 
 
     Budget Committee – Immediately following adjournment of Public Services Committee 
     
     Calendar and Rules Committee – Immediately following adjournment of Budget Committee 
 
Thank you. 
 
:kdr 




                        511 West Second North Street    Morristown, Tennessee 37814
                                           Office: 423- 586-1931
                                           Fax: 423-    585-4699
                                       Email: krich@co.hamblen.tn.us
Hamblen County Legislative Body
FINANCE COMMITTEE MEETING
Monday, June 13, 2011; 11:30 a.m.
Hamblen County Health Department Conference Room

Committee Members:
 Louis “Doe” Jarvis, Chairman     Larry Baker             Herbert Harville
 Tom Massey, Vice Chairman        Tim Dennison            Paul LeBel
 Stancil Ford, Ex-Officio         Tim Goins               Dana Wampler

                                                         AGENDA

   1. Call to Order

   2. Visitors Wishing to Address the Committee (Visitors will be allotted 5 minutes to speak)
          a. No Forms Submitted

   3. Recurring Business (NO Action Necessary)
         a. Operating Summaries – 5/31/2011 (for informational purposes only)
         b. Review of Monthly Checks Submitted by the Office of the Hamblen County Mayor

   4. Old Business
         a. Special Endowment Fund Resolution – Finance Director Joey Barnard

   5. New Business
         a. FY 2011-2012 Litter Grant Authorizing Resolution
         b. Spending Prioritization Policy – Finance Director Joey Barnard
         c. Transportation Agreement with Morristown EMS for Transport of Deceased Persons - County Mayor Bill Brittain
         d. Long Distance Rate Contract – Purchasing Director Shareè Long

   6. Budget Amendments
         a. Fund 101
                 i. Finance – Juvenile Vehicle ($20,000)
                ii. Finance – Endowment Fund Transfer ($1,035,500)
               iii. Finance – Reclassify Revenues ($522,509)
               iv. Finance – Reclassify Appropriations ($191,275)

          b. Fund 116
                 i. Solid Waste/Sanitation – Reclassify Appropriations ($11,310)

          c. Fund 131
                 i. Highway/Public Works – Reclassify Appropriations ($60,000)

          d. Fund 155
                 i. Hospital Debt Service Fund – Close Fund to General Fund ($3,181,850)

   7. Items of Interest (NO Action Necessary)
          a. County Attorney Invoices – May 2011
          b. Budget Amendments Approved by the County Mayor
                   i. Fund 101
                          1. Election Commission ($1,071)
                          2. Emergency Management ($1,500)
                          3. Circuit Court Clerk ($989)
                          4. General Sessions Judge ($700)
                          5. Mall Office ($1,125)
                          6. Trustee ($2,820)
                          7. Finance ($19,300)
                  ii. Fund 116
                          1. Solid Waste/Sanitation ($25,000)
          c. Trustee’s Report – April 2011
          d. Building Permits – May 2011
                                                                                        Hamblen County, Tennessee
                                                                                       10 Largest Property Taxpayers
   8. Adjournment
                                                                                                 2010 Tax Year
                                                                              Taxpayer                 Taxes      Assessment
                                                                          1   MAHLE                    $450,309   $27,457,838
                                                                          2   VIFAN USA                $387,561   $23,631,785
                                                                          3   JTEKT                    $371,591   $22,657,953
                                                                          4   Tuff Torq                $213,138   $12,996,179
                                                                          5   Norfolk Southern         $212,691   $11,883,836
                                                                          6   Morristown Utility       $205,759   (In lieu of tax pmts)
                                                                          7   Otics, USA               $192,818   $11,757,152
                                                                          8   CBL & Associates         $174,386   $10,633,280
                                                                          9   Appalachian Electric     $157,818   $8,551,355
                                                                         10   AT&T                     $133,985   $7,965,612
       RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING SUBMISSION OF AN APPLICATION
      FOR A LITTER AND TRASH COLLECTING GRANT FOR FY 2011-2012
        FROM THE TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
          AND AUTHORIZING THE ACCEPTANCE OF SAID GRANT


      WHEREAS, the Hamblen County Commission intends to apply                  for   the
aforementioned Grant from the Tennessee Department of Transportation and,

       WHEREAS, the contract for the Grant for FY 2011-2012 will impose certain legal
obligations upon Hamblen County.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED:

     1.   That Bill Brittain, County Mayor of Hamblen County is authorized to apply on
          behalf of Hamblen County for a Litter and Trash Collecting Grant for FY 2011-
          2012 from the Tennessee Department of Transportation.

     2.   That should said application be approved by the Tennessee Department of
          Transportation, then Bill Brittain of Hamblen County is authorized to execute
          contracts or other necessary documents, which may be required to signify
          acceptance of the Litter and Trash Collecting Grant by Hamblen County.

Approved at the regularly meeting of the Hamblen County Legislative Body held on the
_____day of ___________, 2011.




___________________________                          ___________________________
Chairman                                             County Mayor




ATTEST:


                                                            (Seal)


___________________________
County Clerk
                HAMBLEN COUNTY, TENNESSEE
              SPENDING PRIORITIZATION POLICY

PURPOSE

Hamblen County hereby establishes and will maintain a spending prioritization
policy as defined herein in accordance with Governmental Accounting Standards
Board Statement No. 54, Fund Balance Reporting and Governmental Fund Type
Definitions. This Policy shall apply to all of Hamblen County’s governmental funds.


SPENDING PRIORITIZATION PLAN

Hamblen County will reduce fund balance restricted amounts first when
expenditures are incurred for purposes for which both restricted and unrestricted
(committed, assigned, or unassigned) amounts are available.

Hamblen County reduces committed amounts first, followed by assigned amounts
and then unassigned amounts when expenditures are incurred for purposes for
which amounts in any of those unrestricted fund balance classifications could be
used.


DEFINITIONS

Fund Balance refers to the difference between assets and fund liabilities in the
governmental funds balance sheet and is referred to as fund equity. Fund balances
should be reported in the classification noted below:

      Non-Spendable Fund Balance – Amounts that are not in a spendable form
       such as inventory, prepaid amounts, and the long-term amounts of loans and
       notes receivable, or are required to be maintained intact.

      Restricted Fund Balance – Amounts that can be spent only for the specific
       purposes stipulated by external resource providers such as grantors or
       enabling legislations. Restrictions may be changed or lifted only with the
       consent of the resource providers.

      Committed Fund Balance – Amounts that can be used only for the specific
       purposes determined by a formal action of the County Commission, Hamblen
       County’s highest level of decision making authority. Commitments may be
       changed or lifted only by the County Commission taking the same formal
       action that imposed the constraint.

      Assigned Fund Balance – Amounts that Hamblen County intends to use
       for a specific purpose, but are not restricted or committed. The intent shall
        be expressed by the County Commission, or the finance director, which the
        County Commission has delegated the authority.

       Unassigned Fund Balance – The residual classification for the General
        Fund includes amounts that are not contained in the other classifications.
        Unassigned amounts are the portion of fund balance which is not obligated or
        specifically designated and is available for any purpose.

Approved by Hamblen County Commission, June 23, 2011.

Motion made by Commissioner ________________________________, seconded by

Commissioner ________________________________.

Aye:

Nay:

Absent:

Pass:

Abstain:




________________________________________
Chairman



________________________________________
County Mayor


                                                 Attest:



                                                 ________________________________
                                                 County Clerk
                      TRANSPORTATION AGREEMENT

THIS TRANSPORTATION AGREEMENT made and entered into this _______ day
of June, 2011, by and between Hamblen County, Tennessee, hereinafter referred to
as “County” and Morristown-Hamblen Emergency Medical Services, hereinafter
referred to as “EMS”.

                                  WITNESSETH:

      WHEREAS, County is under contract with University Pathologists, P.C. to
conduct and perform post-mortem examinations (autopsies) on behalf of the County;
and

      WHEREAS, County established a Transport Rotation System with local
funeral homes for transportation of bodies from Hamblen County to Knoxville for
post-mortem examinations; and

      WHEREAS, EMS has agreed to transport deceased persons from place of
death to Morristown-Hamblen Hospital; and

      WHEREAS, the County and EMS desire to reduce their agreement to
writing; NOW

  THEREFORE, in consideration of the above-stated premises, the County and
EMS hereby agree as follows:

   1. EMS will transport deceased persons from place of death to Morristown-
      Hamblen Hospital at the request of the County Coroner.

   2. Compensation will be paid by the County to EMS a rate equivalent to the
      Medicare reimbursement rate for transportation, with the rate being $205.40
      as of January 2011; the rate being typically set/reset in July annually.

   3. EMS will provide body bags.

   4. EMS is not included in the Transportation Rotation System to UT Medical
      Center for post-mortem examinations.

   5. EMS will provide vehicular and general liability insurance policies with
      Hamblen County named as an additional insured.

   6. EMS may withdraw from this Agreement by providing County with written
      notice thirty days (30) days prior to the effective date of such withdrawal.

   7. It is agreed and understood by EMS hereto that any body scheduled for
      autopsy is in the custody of the County Coroner until such time as the body is
      delivered to UT Medical Center, received and accepted by it. EMS, for all
      purposes under this Agreement, shall be considered an independent
      contractor for the purpose of transporting bodies to Morristown-Hamblen
      Hospital for post-mortem examinations.

This Agreement executed by the parties hereto shall be effective as of June ____,
2011.



                                                    Hamblen County, Tennessee



                                             By: _______________________________
                                                   Bill Brittain, County Mayor




                                Morristown-Hamblen Emergency Medical Services



                                             By: _______________________________
                                                   Danny Houseright, Director
  May      2011
 Permit    Date     Applicant          Type                     Address                Construction    Permit       SW      Plumbing     Mech.      Gas     Total      Tax Map Group     Parcel
 9692     5/3/11      Barnes          DWMH           2872 Sulpher Springs Road 37813                   350.00                                              $350.00       049             086.00
 9693     5/5/11     Ledford          SWMH           2767 Sulpher Springs Road 37813                   100.00                                              $100.00       049             088.02
 9694     5/3/11    Grosenbeck    Storage Building       835 Roddy Drive 37814            $2,500        40.00                                              $40.00       047D             052.00
 9695     5/3/11      Price            Deck               6776 Rex Drive 37877            $500          25.00                                              $25.00       047N    A        024.00
 9696     5/4/11      Coffey      Screened Porch      1012 E. Brentwood Drive 37814      $17,000        90.00                                              $90.00       040I    C        021.00
 9697     5/5/11     Warner           Carport           3868 Halifax Circle 37814         $1,000        25.00                                              $25.00       035A    A        001.00
 9698     5/11/11    Hoffman      Storage Building     3475 Cherokee Drive 37814          $4,000        64.00                                              $64.00        023             093.00
 9699     5/13/11     Carlyle         House              2056 Musick Road 37814          $70,000       576.40      $100       $85         $15              $776.40       018           pt of 013.00
 9700     5/12/11     Gann        Storage Building       2648 Harbin Circle 37814         $1,780        24.00                                              $24.00       024D    C        031.00
 9701     5/13/11      Lane           SWMH               3466 Hardy Road 37813           $15,800       100.00                                              $100.00       056            086.00A
 9702     5/13/11      Cole           Addition         1887 Lakeshore Road 37877         $30,000       440.00                                              $440.00       047            035.00A
 9703     5/16/11    Nesmith          DWMH              2052 Ruthena Circle 37814        $64,481       350.00                                              $350.00      035O    D        002.00
 9704     5/17/11     Gregg           Garage           2784 White Oak Grove 37813        $20,000       240.00                                              $240.00       056             028.01
 9705     5/17/11     Trenca     Above Ground Pool      5583 Carlyle Avenue 37860         $6,308        50.00                                              $50.00       018B    F        009.00
 9706                                  Void                                                                                                                 $0.00
 9707     5/17/11     Kragel       Inground Pool        1664 LeDean Drive 37814          $24,600        50.00                                              $50.00       032J    E        008.00
 9708     5/17/11   Andy's Mkt        Carport         251 Spencer Hale Road 37813         $600          25.00                                              $25.00        050            079.00P
 9709     5/17/11     Collins         SWMH               687 Custer Drive 37813          $43,253       100.00                                              $100.00       018             116.00
 9710     5/23/11      King      Covered Porches         150 Pinkney Circle 37860         $5,000       110.00                                              $110.00      019J    B        018.00
 9711     5/24/11     White        Covered Porch       411 Ravenwood Drive 37814         $10,800        79.00                                              $79.00       040O    C        004.00
 9712     5/24/11      Litz            Sign              2540 Old Hwy 25 E 3781                         35.20                                              $35.20        042            074.01P
 9713     527/11      Gibson          House             2375 Lawson Road 37814           $60,000       907.20      $100       $85         $15       $15   $1,122.20      018             006.07
 9714     5/27/11     Horton          Carport           3716 Halifax Circle 37814         $1,000        25.00                                              $25.00        035    A        019.00
 9715     5/27/11     Wilson          Garage         5648 Old White Pine Road 37890       $500         126.00                                              $126.00       062             028.03
 9716     5/27/11     Helton          Garage             3076 Helton Lane 37813          $50,000       336.00                                              $336.00       050             122.02
 9717     5/31/11    Blanken      Storage Building      1134 Little Mtn Road 37860        $2,000       100.00                                              $100.00
           Total        24                                        Total:                $431,122       $4,368      $200       $170        $30       $15    $4,783
Running    Total       207                                                              $6,355,951    $47,701.95   $2,325    $2,445       $380      $65   $52,916.95


                                                                                        Total No.      Amount                 Total
                                 Cell Tower Review     Copies and Miscellaneous                       $2,500.00             $2,500.00     May
                                                           Re-Zoning Request                           $75.00                $0.00       Grand
                                                           Variance Request                 1          $50.00                $50.00      Total:           $7,782.80
                                                              Plat Approval                 3          $150.00              $450.00
                     3 lots or         more          Land Disturbance/Development                      $100.00               $0.00      2010/2011
                                                             Use on Review                             $50.00                $0.00      Running
                                                                Refunds                                                      $0.00
                                                             Total Collected                                                $3,000.00    Total:           $62,300.50
                                                        Running Total Collected                                             $9,383.55
Hamblen County Legislative Body
PUBLIC SERVICES COMMITTEE MEETING
Monday, June 13, 2011; immediately following adjournment of Finance Committee Meeting
Hamblen County Health Department Conference Room


Committee Members:
Herbert Harville, Chairman             Tim Dennison                                Paul LeBel
Tom Massey, Vice-Chairman              Rick Eldridge                               Nancy Phillips
Stancil Ford, Ex-Officio               Doyle Fullington                            Howard Shipley


                                                     AGENDA

   1. Call to Order

   2. Visitors Wishing to Address the Committee (Visitors will be allotted 5 minutes to speak)
          a. No Forms Submitted.

   3. Old Business
         a. None Stated.

   4. New Business
         a. 3-Star Program 2011-2015 – County Mayor Bill Brittain
                 i. Resolution to Adopt the Strategic Economic Development Plan
                ii. Resolution to Affirm Compliance with Federal Title VI Regulations

           b. Stormwater Advisory Council – Planning Director Danny Young

           c. Dog Barking Issue – Commissioner Tim Goins

           d. Items to be Declared Surplus – County Mayor’s Office
                   i. (2) APC SmartUPS 3000 Power Supply/Battery Back-up Devices
                  ii. (1) Cisco Systems Catalyst 6500 Network Switch
                 iii. (1) TAB Model 2546-50 Check Burster

   5. Items of Interest (NO Action Necessary)
          a. Coroner’s Reports – May 2011

           b. Morristown-Hamblen Humane Society Report – April 2011

           c. Informational Memo from Comcast Cable



                                                                                      Hamblen County, Tennessee
                                                                                     10 Largest Property Taxpayers
                                                                                               2010 Tax Year
                                                                            Taxpayer                 Taxes      Assessment
                                                                        1   MAHLE                    $450,309   $27,457,838
                                                                        2   VIFAN USA                $387,561   $23,631,785
                                                                        3   JTEKT                    $371,591   $22,657,953
                                                                        4   Tuff Torq                $213,138   $12,996,179
                                                                        5   Norfolk Southern         $212,691   $11,883,836
                                                                        6   Morristown Utility       $205,759   (In lieu of tax pmts)
                                                                        7   Otics, USA               $192,818   $11,757,152
                                                                        8   CBL & Associates         $174,386   $10,633,280
                                                                        9   Appalachian Electric     $157,818   $8,551,355
                                                                       10   AT&T                     $133,985   $7,965,612
                  RESOLUTION TO ADOPT THE STRATEGIC
                     ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PLAN

WHEREAS, the Three-Star Program was developed to meet the needs and challenges of the
evolving economic environment in urban and rural communities and to partner with communities
to create opportunities for sustained economic growth; and

WHEREAS, communities seeking certification as a Three-Star community must meet certain
criteria, including the adoption of a five-year strategic economic development plan; and

WHEREAS, in achieving the mission of the Three-Star Program, the Department of Economic
and Community Development commits to assist communities in developing and implementing a
strategic economic plan;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the county legislative body of
_______________ County, Tennessee, meeting in regular session at __________________,
Tennessee, that:

SECTION 1. The legislative body of ________________ County declares that the county has
adopted a five-year strategic economic development plan to be updated annually.

SECTION 2. The strategic economic development plan includes the county’s economic goals in
promoting economic growth, a plan to accomplish those goals and a projected timeline in
achieving those goals.

SECTION 3. The strategic economic development plan addresses the county’s goals pertaining
to existing industry, manufacturing recruitment, workforce development, retail/service, tourism,
agriculture, infrastructure assessment and educational assessment.

Adopted this _____ day of _________________, 20____.


APPROVED:


____________________________________               ____________________________________
Chairman                                           County Mayor


ATTEST:


____________________________________
County Clerk
               RESOLUTION TO AFFIRM COMPLIANCE WITH
                   FEDERAL TITLE VI REGULATIONS

WHEREAS, both Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Civil Rights Restoration Act
of 1987 provide that no person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color or national
origin be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of or be subjected to
discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance; and

WHEREAS, the Tennessee Attorney General opined in Opinion No. 92.47 that state and local
governments are required to comply with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act in administering
federally funded programs; and

WHEREAS, the Community Development Division of the Tennessee Department of Economic
and Community Development administers the Three-Star Program and awards financial
incentives for communities designated as Three-Star communities; and

WHEREAS, by virtue of the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development
receiving federal financial assistance all communities designated as Three-Star communities
must confirm that the community is in compliance with the regulations of Title VI of the Civil
Rights Act of 1964 and the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the county legislative body of _____________
County, Tennessee, meeting in regular session at ____________________, Tennessee, that:

SECTION 1. The legislative body of _________________ County declares that the county is in
compliance with the federal Title VI regulations.

SECTION 2. The Department of Economic and Community Development may from time to
time monitor the county’s compliance with federal Title VI regulations.

SECTION 3. This Resolution shall take effect upon adoption, the public welfare requiring it.


Adopted this _____ day of _________________, 20___.


APPROVED:


____________________________________                 ____________________________________
Chairman                                             County Mayor


ATTEST:


____________________________________
County Clerk
              Three Star
Strategic Economic Development Plan
             2011-2015




            Sponsored by:
  The Hamblen County Government,
         City of Morristown &
Morristown Area Chamber of Commerce
                                              Table of Contents
Topic                                                             Page Number

Introduction                                                      3

5 Year Priority Areas                                             4

Strategic Plan                                                    5-14

        Existing Industry                                         5
        Manufacturing Recruitment                                 6
        Transportation and Infrastructure                         7
        Education and Workforce Development                       8
        Community Livability                                      9-10
        Tourism and Recreation                                    11-12
        Retail Development                                        13-14
        Agriculture                                               14

        2011-2012 Strategic Priorities                            15-16

Strengths and Obstacles                                           17

Community Timeline                                                18

Results of 2005 Newspaper Survey                                  19-21

Economic Profile Highlights                                       22-23

Planning Team Members and Participants                            24-25

2005-2011 Accomplishments                                         25-28

                                                                                2
                                                              Introduction
Hamblen County, Tennessee is participating in the Tennessee Three-Star Communities Program, administered by the Tennessee Department of
Economic and Community Development (ECD). This will be the sixth year Hamblen County has participated in the Three Star program. This
program is designed to ensure communities to meet criteria essential to achieving excellence in community and economic development.

One of the required elements of the program is a five-year strategic economic development plan, to be updated annually. This plan must include
goals, a plan to accomplish the goals, and a projected timeline for achieving the goals. The strategic plan must address agriculture, education,
existing industries, infrastructure, manufacturing recruitment, retail/services, tourism, and workforce development. Other areas may be addressed at
the discretion of the community.

The Morristown Area Chamber of Commerce is coordinating the continuance of the strategic planning process and the update and development of
the Economic Development plan in conjunction with the governments of Hamblen County and Morristown. A Planning Committee designed and
oversaw the planning process and TVA’s Community Development staff facilitated the initial process for preparing the original strategic plan.

A planning workshop was held with community leaders representing key sectors of the community and public input was gathered via chamber
newspaper and internet. The Planning Committee utilized the input from the workshop and the newspaper survey, along with their own knowledge
and insight, and prepared the goals and actions in this document. The original 2005 plan was presented to local governing officials and adopted and
the 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010 revisions were likewise presented..

This updated plan is not a feasibility study, an economic analysis or forecast, a marketing plan, or a comprehensive community development plan. It
is, however, a genuine attempt to determine key issues facing Hamblen County, and to outline an agenda for achieving a prosperous future. The
purpose has been to stimulate ideas, build consensus, and generate support for action by a variety of public and private entities. Detailed
implementation steps for the recommendations in this plan will have to be developed by the appropriate responsible entities. Also, this plan should
continue to be updated annually to monitor progress and identify new goals and actions. This plan should help local leaders to periodically ask: Are
we making progress?




                                                                                                                                                  3
                                                             Strategic Plan
The following strategic plan was developed from the ideas generated from 2005’s planning workshop and public input and reviewed and updated by
the Planning Committee in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010. It identifies target dates, and responsible parties. The plan, once adopted by elected
officials, serves as a guide for development in Hamblen County and will meet one of the key criteria of the Tennessee Three-Star Communities
Program. It will continue to be reviewed and updated annually.

From over seventy ideas suggested, the Planning Committee determined priority areas for five years.

Five Year Priorities:

    Make education the number 1 priority in our County. Build support for the public education system and work to
       enhance the value of education. Expect and demand high academic standards.
    Support existing industries to retain jobs and encourage expansion and investment.
    Develop the county and its business climate as a haven for manufacturing plants.
    Develop a strategy and appropriate resources to address the long-term infrastructure and transportation needs of the
       County.
    Seek ways to coordinate city and county services to eliminate duplication and increase cost savings.
    Encourage more involvement in the government process and in community affairs by residents and business leaders.
    Support and fund tourism activities in the County in proportion to the size of the market. Recognize tourism as an
       industry that provides $81.35 million benefit to local economy.
    Attract additional retail and restaurant establishments to the County.




                                                                                                                                                     4
Hamblen County 5 Year Strategic Plan                                        Existing Industry


Goals and Actions                                                           11   12   13   14   15   Primary Responsibility &
                                                                                                     Stakeholders
Support existing industries to retain jobs and                              X    X    X    X    X    Chamber of Commerce
                                                                                                     Industrial Development Board
encourage expansion and investment.                                                                  City and County governments
                                                                                                     Existing Industries
                                                                                                     Economic development partners
Suggested Actions:
     Support activities to further develop our healthcare infrastructure   X    X    X
      and to recognize healthcare as an industry.
     Strengthen relationships with corporate headquarters that have        X    X
      branch plants in the County.
     Work with existing employers to provide specialized technical         X    X    X    X    X
      training to encourage expansion.
     Survey the needs of the existing business base and identify           X    X
      opportunities for expansion and red flags about problems.
     Launch an awareness campaign with existing industries about the       X    X    X    X
      incentive program to encourage expansion activity.
     Reinvigorate and expand the Plant Managers Association.               X    X
     Provide small business technical assistance to encourage small        X    X    X
      locally owned businesses to grow.
     Host the industry appreciation event.                                 X    X    X    X    X
     Encourage business leaders to attend County Commission                X    X    X    X    X
      meetings and get involved in community affairs.




                                                                                                                                     5
Hamblen County 5 Year Strategic Plan                                         Manufacturing Recruitment
Goals and Actions                                                            11   12   13   14   15   Primary Responsibility &
                                                                                                      Stakeholders
Develop the county and its business climate as a                             X    X    X    X    X    Chamber of Commerce
                                                                                                      Industrial Development Board
haven for manufacturing plants.                                                                       City and County governments
                                                                                                      Existing Industries
                                                                                                      Economic development partners
Suggested Actions:
     Diversify the industrial base to include Data Centers and              X    X
      information technology companies..
     Improve and revitalize the east end industrial area.                             X    X    X
     Complete the East TN Progress Center.                                  X    X    X
     Diversify the types of industry represented in the County’s            X    X    X    X    X
      economic base.
     Investigate investment in a new spec building.                         X
     Develop a group of CEO Champions that can aid in recruitment           X    X
      efforts.
     Build relationships with economic development partners like            X    X    X    X    X
      TVA, RIDA, E &CD.
     Begin the process of identifying sites for the next industrial park.                  X    X
     Increase local government funding support for industrial                    X    X    X
      recruitment.
     Emphasize the manufacturing environment as an attractor for other      X    X    X    X    X
      manufacturing businesses.
     Host families of prospects to visit Morristown so quality of life      X    X
      can sell itself.
     Review and enhance incentives offered to new industries and                 X    X
      businesses locating in the County.




                                                                                                                                      6
Hamblen County 5 Year Strategic Plan                                     Transportation and Infrastructure

Goals and Actions                                                        11   12   13   14   15   Primary Responsibility &
                                                                                                  Stakeholders
Develop a strategy and appropriate resources to                          X    X    X    X    X    County and City governments
                                                                                                  Planning Departments
address the long-term infrastructure and                                                          Development District
transportation needs of the County.                                                               Utilities
                                                                                                  State and Federal partners
Suggested Actions:
     Develop a comprehensive master plan, covering the entire county,             X    X    X
      for future infrastructure development of the area.
     Complete Exit 8 interchange improvements.                          X    X
     Make improvements to US 25E corridor, including Interchange.       X    X
     Widen Hwy 11E to four lanes to Exit 23.                                      X    X    X
     Improve traffic flow in and around Morristown. Synchronize         X    X    X    X    X
      traffic lights to help with flow. (Moving with Ease)
     Build another east west route other than 11E (Veterans Parkway).        X    X
     Complete Exit 4 to Highway 160 Connector                           X    X    X
     Improve signage including Medical District and access roads.            X    X    X    X
     Construct a multi purpose Community Center.                                       X    X
     Develop a facility to host large meetings or conventions.                         X    X
     Coordinate radio transmissions and communication between ALL       X    X    X    X    X
      area public safety organizations.
     Make utility districts appear seamless to the consumer.                      X    X    X
     Revitalize the airport.                                            X    X
     Emphasize Regional approach to transportation needs through        X    X    X    X    X
      support of LAMPTO.



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Hamblen County 5 Year Strategic Plan                                           Education and Workforce Development

Goals and Actions                                                              11   12   13   14   15   Primary Responsibility &
                                                                                                        Stakeholders
Make education the number 1 priority in our County. X                               X    X    X    X    Board of Education
                                                                                                        Chamber of Commerce
Build support for the public education system and                                                       P-16 Council
work to enhance the value of education. Expect and                                                      County and City governments
demand high academic standards.                                                                         Citizens
     Increase funding for K-12 education by local government.                                          Existing Industry
                                                                                                        TN Technology Center
     Continue to support efforts of the P-16 Council and HC*EXCELL.
                                                                                                        Walters State Community College
     Re-establish the Teacher Extern program to enhance links
                                                                                                        HC*EXCELL Foundation
      between industry and education.
Suggested Actions:
     Improve minority participation and performance in the education          X    X    X
      system.
     Enhance the technology endowment of the school system.                        X    X    X    X
     Consider restructuring of high schools to increase efficiencies and      X    X    X
      productivity. (Finalize High School Location and capacity strategy.)
     Develop and offer a mandatory course for students on the real world of        X    X    X    X
      work.
     Work to attract more high quality teachers to the school system.         X    X    X    X    X
     Emphasize and focus on building science and math capabilities.           X    X    X    X    X
     Encourage a higher level of interaction between business leaders and     X    X    X    X    X
      schools.
     Expand trade training in the high schools. Expand apprenticeship         X    X    X    X    X
      programs
     Work with Walters State Community College to offer additional 4-year          X    X    X
      degree programs.
     Improve offerings for bi-lingual training. Develop programs to build     X    X    X    X    X
      the skill level of bi-lingual workers.
     Identify future workplace opportunities to develop programs to meet      X    X    X    X    X
      future needs. Monitor the accredited Youth Leadership program to
      ensure success.
     Raise awareness or educate the community of the importance and           X    X    X
      benefits of funding education.
Hamblen County 5 Year Strategic Plan                                           Community Livability and Human Infrastructure

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Goals and Actions                                                              11   12   13   14   15   Primary Responsibility &
                                                                                                        Stakeholders
1. Seek ways to coordinate city and county services to X                            X    X    X    X    County and City governments
eliminate duplication and increase cost savings.
        Explore feasibility and impact of implementing a consolidated
         government.
2.Encourage more involvement in the government                                 X    X    X    X    X    Civic organizations
                                                                                                        Chamber of Commerce
process and in community affairs by residents and                                                       Citizens
business leaders.                                                                                       Elected officials
        Encourage citizens to participate in government.
        Strive to elect a governing body reflective of the diversity of the
         population in age and gender.
        Encourage the continued education of elected officials by
         sponsoring participation in the CTAS and MTAS programs
         offered by UT.
Suggested Actions:
     Develop a network and forum for ongoing leadership development,           X    X
     especially for Leadership Morristown Alumni.
      Identify ways to transform leadership graduates into community          X
        leaders.
      Beautify and clean-up the county; strengthen appearance                 X    X    X    X    X
        standards.
      Redevelop Morris Boulevard in the City.                                 X    X
        Devote more resources to combat the illegal drug problem.             X    X    X    X    X
            o Develop clean-up certifications.
            o Establish a Community Drug Coalition.

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   Offer competitive salaries and benefits to retain and attract skilled   X   X
    and experienced government employees.
   Enforce codes stringently.                                              X   X
       o Restrict junk cars and poorly maintained mobile home
            parks.
       o Help protect property values of responsible owners.
   Establish, monitor and enforce limits of families in single family      X
    dwellings for safety purposes.
   Help Hispanic immigrants integrate into the local community.            X   X   X   X   X
       o Develop programs to encourage Hispanic home
            ownership.
       o Develop and offer a cultural awareness program for local
            residents.
   Build a new Post Office with more parking.                                  X
   Improve public transportation options.                                  X   X
   Develop more cooperative efforts with the 10-County Region.             X   X   X   X
    Work to address issues regionally.
   Expand health and medical services.                                     X   X   X   X   X
   Support KMHB and its mission.                                           X   X   X   X   X
   Enhance Crockett Tavern Museum.                                                 X
   Enhance Beautification through Zoning.                                      X
   Promote health and healthy lifestyles to the Community.                 X   X




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Hamblen County 5 Year Strategic Plan                                           Tourism & Recreation


Goals and Actions                                                              11   12   13   14   15   Primary Responsibility &
                                                                                                        Stakeholders
Support and fund tourism activities in the County in                           X    X    X    X    X    Chamber of Commerce
                                                                                                        County and city governments
proportion to the size of the market. Recognize
tourism as an industry that provides $68.08 million
benefit to local economy.
Other Suggested Ideas:
      Improve existing recreation and athletic facilities for local           X    X    X    X    X
       residents and as a tourism draw.
           o Develop a wading pool at Fred Miller
           o Add walking and biking trails at Cherokee Park.
           o Build par 3 golf course at Cherokee Park.
           o Seek more recreation tournaments.
      Improve and expand recreational infrastructure to attract more          X    X
       sports related tourism..
      Improve and promote Panther Creek State Park.                           X    X
      Enhance the Strawberry and International Festivals.                     X    X
      Achieve the Scenic By-Way designation.                                  X
      Improve signage to tourism attractions in the area.                     X    X
      Achieve Main Street status as an economic development tool..            X
      Promote the Citizen Tribune – Jefferson Federal Amphitheater.           X    X    X    X    X
      Continue to leverage Cherokee Lake as a tourism attraction.             X    X    X    X    X
      o Continue fishing tournaments.
      o Encourage more private development of hotel and restaurants on Lake.
      Promote increased “cultural: events and promote and publicize           X
       ALL events locally.
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   Develop an indoor concert hall or theatre.                 X   X   X
   Maintain stable lake levels.                       X   X   X   X   X
   Develop an auto museum.                                    X   X   X
   Preserve historic buildings and areas including:   X   X   X   X   X
        o Rose Center
        o Morristown College campus
        o Downtown district
        o Historic housing district
        o Crocket Tavern
        o St. Paul Bethesda Presbyterian Church
        o Longstreet House
        o Bethesda Cemetery
        o Bent Creek Cemetery
        o Hamblen County Court House
   Attract a first class hotel to the county.         X   X




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Hamblen County 5 Year Strategic Plan                                       Retail Development


Goals and Actions                                                          11   12   13   14    15   Primary Responsibility &
                                                                                                     Stakeholders
Attract additional retail and restaurant                                   X    X    X    X     X    Chamber of Commerce
establishments to the County.                                                                        County and City governments
Suggested Actions:
     Create and implement a public/private partnership to enhance              X    X
      retail & restaurant development.
     Attract and develop more dining options.                             X    X
          o Use 2008 passage of controlled beverage ordinances to
               encourage upscale dining options. Use 2009 Buxton
               Report to generate leads and identify possible matches.
     Diversify retail base to offer more shopping options for all price   X    X
      levels in County.
          o Identify retail needs of residents and develop strategy to
               fill the gaps.
          o Attend retail conventions and build relationships with
               retailers.
          o Attract more clothing retailers.
          o Attract a Target, Kohl’s, etc.
          o Promote retail establishments regionally.
          o Develop a structured program for retail prospects similar
               to industrial prospect handling.
     Continue to promote MSA status as leverage in attracting more        X    X    X
      retail establishments.
     Support redevelopment of the Lea Industries property.                X    X
     Support the redevelopment and transformation of Downtown, as a       X    X
      means to develop a destination for tourism and retail, into an
      entertainment, shopping and housing district.
          o Remove overhead sidewalks, or promote uniqueness
          o Turn railroad into bike or walking path.
          Tear down old telephone building.

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     Develop incentives to encourage retail development.                      X
     Improve South Cumberland retail area.                               X
     Get chains and big box stores involved and engaged in local         X    X
      community.




Hamblen County 5 Year Strategic Plan                                      Agriculture


Goals and Actions                                                         11   12   13   14   15   Primary Responsibility &
                                                                                                   Stakeholders
Continue to support farmers and the value they add                        X    X    X    X    X    County and City governments
to the local economy.
Suggested Actions:

     Enhance the local Farmers Market.                                        X    X
     Encourage local farmers to develop agritourism opportunities.       X
     Explore alternative crops for tobacco growers – soybeans for bio
      diesel.
     Talk with local farmers and find out what their issues and needs.   X
     Encourage the ingoing development of the East Tennessee             X    X
      Regional Agribusiness Authority.




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Hamblen County 5-Year Strategic Plan                                       2011-15 Priority Initiatives

Goals and Actions                                                          11   12   13    14   15    Primary Responsibility &
                                                                                                      Stakeholders
Make education the number 1 priority in our County. X                           X    X     X    X     Board of Education
Build support for the public education system and                                                     Chamber of Commerce
work to enhance the value of education. Expect and                                                    P-16 Council
                                                                                                      County and City governments
demand high academic standards.                                                                       Citizens
      Increase funding for K-12 education by local government.
      Continue to support the efforts of the P-16 Council and
                                                                                                      Existing Industry
       HC*EXCELL Foundation.                                                                          TN Technology Center
      Re-establish the Teacher Extern program to enhance links                                       Walters State Community
       between industry and education.                                                                College
                                                                                                      HC*EXCELL Foundation
Develop the county and its business climate as a                           X    X    X     X    X     Chamber of Commerce
haven for manufacturing plants.                                                                       Industrial Development Board
      Continue to diversify the types of industry represented in the                                 City and County governments
       County’s economic base                                                                         Existing Industries
       Complete the East TN Progress Center.                                                         Economic development
      Continue to build relationships with economic development                                      partners
       partners like TVA, RIDA, E & CD
   Continue to invest in the spec building program
Support existing industries to retain jobs and                             X    X    X     X    X     Chamber of Commerce
                                                                                                      Industrial Development Board
encourage expansion and investment                                                                    City and County governments
    Support activities to further develop our healthcare infrastructure                              Existing Industries
       and to recognize healthcare as an industry.                                                    Economic development partners




Goals and Actions                                                          11   12   13    14   15    Primary Responsibility &
                                                                                                      Stakeholders
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Attract additional retail and restaurant                              X   X   X   X   X
establishments to the County.                                                             Chamber of Commerce
                                                                                          County and City governments
    Attract and develop more dining options. Continue to promote the
      MSA as leverage in attracting more retail establishments

Support and fund tourism activities in the County in                X     X   X   X   X   Chamber of Commerce
proportion to the size of the market, recognizing                                         County and City governments
tourism as an industry that provides $68.08 million
benefit to local economy.




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                                                          Obstacles and Strengths
The obstacles and strengths listed below are from the initial community input meeting and the planning workshops. These lists provide an
assessment of the county’s current situation. These two questions were considered: What are the obstacles to progress in Hamblen County? What
are the strengths of the County?

                           STRENGTHS                                                                OBSTACLES

   Well rounded and diverse retail and industrial base                         Land mass – size of county
   Leadership that is unified when it comes to industrial development          Some citizens are reluctant to change
    and will act quickly and competitively to land the project                  County governing body reluctant to make investments for future
   Good education delivery system                                              Lack of value for education by older generations, some elected
   Strong health care delivery system                                           officials and some citizens
   TN Technology Center is one of best in the State                            Education level of citizens may not match skill sets of future jobs
   Walters State Community College                                             Visual appearance or first impression of some areas of the county
   Hamblen serves a hub to the regional economy                                No systematic structure for integrating non-native into local
   MSA status                                                                   community
   Our size allows us to be agile and change quickly but also can attract      No vision for the future. What comes after manufacturing?
    larger retail and industrial companies                                      Unwillingness of people to get involved in government
   Strong Chamber of Commerce                                                  No comprehensive regional vision
   Community spirit                                                            Proximity to Knoxville allows people to spend money there
   Central location – Interstate access                                        Not integrating non-native language speakers into the local
   Diversity of population                                                      culture
   Quality of life – lakes, mountains, recreation, no traffic
   Affordable cost of living and tax rates
   Work ethic of citizens
   Cooperation between full time officials and government employees




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                                               Timeline of Key Events in Hamblen County
The Planning Committee examined the county’s economic trends and conditions and prepared for the community input meeting. The group took a
historical look at Hamblen County through a community timeline exercise. Participants identified key events over the past 50 or so years that helped
shape Hamblen County and make it what it is today. The identified key events and happenings are as follows:

1950’s and Before                                      1960’s                                                   1970’s
        TVA provides electricity, flood control and           Plaza opens – first major retail development            Two high schools established
         recreation opportunities to the area                  East end industrial park established                    Miller Ditch – prison debated
        Cherokee Lake created                                 Housing development takes off                           Walters State Community College opens
        Women begin to enter the workforce                    Boys and Girls Club opens                               MAHLE opens
        Airport is established                                Housing Authority created                               Interstate 81 is completed
        Morristown is known as “Chicken Capital               Turkey Creek and urban renewal begins                   Interstate 40 completed to Knoxville
         of the World”                                         Overhead sidewalks built in downtown                    Rose Center opens
        WCRK goes on the air                                  Recreation opportunities expands
        Enka opens                                            Jefferson Federal Bank opens
        Gluck Bros. opens                                     Bank of Morristown opens
        Berkline opens                                        Citizen Tribune established
        Growth of furniture business in area                  TN Technology Center opens
        EMS and Rescue Squad opens                            Schools and recreation integrated
        County Club opens
        Waste water treatment plant opens
        First supermarket opens
        11E is completed from Morristown to
         Knoxville
1980’s                                                 1990’s                                                   2000 and Beyond
        School consolidation                                  HC & Excell created                                     Wal-Mart Super Center opens
        MAID opens on west end                                American Downtown 2000 designation                      Millennium Square project is completed
        Solid waste Board established                         Hwy 160 completed                                        downtown
        Chamber of Commerce created                           Health care expands and specialists increased           Lowes Super Center opens
        Leadership Morristown launched                        Morristown College closed                               Home Depot opens
        College Square Mall opens                             New Morristown City Hall completed                      Expansion of dining – Ruby Tuesday, Ryan,
        Manufacturing heyday                                  Millstone Golf course opens                              Zaxby’s, Chick-Fil-A
                                                               Increase in Hispanic population                         Plants close – Lea and Universal
                                                               Enka changes ownership and downsizes                    P-16 Council founded to promote value of
                                                                                                                         education
                                                                                                                        East TN Progress Center opens
                                                                                                                        Courthouse annex completed
                                                                                                                        Meth use and production grows
                                                                                                                        Merchant Green development begins on
                                                                                                                         west end

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                                  Results of 2005 Newspaper Survey
  FAVORITE THING ABOUT                WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO CHANGE IN                 WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO
           HAMBLEN                               HAMBLEN                                   SEE PRESERVED
 geographic location                                                                    Morristown College Campus
 volunteers                         more involvement of people in government           Historical buildings
 people                             more people running for public office              Crockett Tavern
 weekly trash pick-up               Progressive liquor laws                            Rose Center
 curb recycling                     City and County work closer together               Historic homes
 scenic beauty                      more variety in restaurants                        High lake levels
 Panther Creek Park                 offer more appreciation for teachers               Downto wn district
 Life style                         more empowerment for local teachers                Historic District
 community spirit                   more attractive entrances to County                Focus on industrial base for
 Cherokee Lake                      Get rid of junkyards                                 jobs
 Strong base of existing            willingness to fully fund and support public       Economic progress
    business and industry             education system                                   Continued effort to recruit
 Small town feel                  Consolidation of city and county governments           business and industry
 Progressive law enforcement      beautify entrances to county, especially on east     Community spirit
    agencies                          end of AJ Hwy.                                     TVA land on lakes
 no traffic congestion            enhanced education system                            Our values and work ethic
 Beautiful vistas                 property clean-up                                    Green space
 Great weather                    Stricter enforcement of codes and ordinances         St. Paul Bethesda Presbyterian
 Spiritual dimension of people    Airport revitalized                                    Church
 Small town feel with benefits    Improve Exit 8 interchange                           Bent Creek Cemetery
    of a large city                More retail development and broader choices          Spirit of giving and support for
 Cost of living                   Designated medical district                            non-profits
 Recreational opportunities       Improved signage for roads                           Diversity in the economy
    State Park                     Renewed emphasis on funding of public                Old Court House
    2 lakes                           education                                          Panther Creek State Park
    sports park                    Improved traffic flow                                The overhead sidewalks
 Safe community - low crime       Reduction in illegal drugs manufactured, sold        Curb side recycling
    rates                             and used in community
                                   Community festivals (like Kingsport’s Funfest)
                                   Removal of the wheel tax
                                   Cultural diversity awareness program
                                   Removal of overhead sidewalks
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                                                   "Good ole boy" methods of government
                                                   Improved access to high speed internet
                                                   More programs and activities for youth
                                                   Revitalize Cumberland area
                                                   Road systems are beginning to age and need
                                                     improvement
                                                   More and continued support for social service
                                                     agencies
                                                   Enforcement of immigration laws
                                                   More diversity in the hiring of teachers
                                                   Stricter zoning:
                                                     fewer trailers
                                                     junk vehicles
                                                   Synchronized traffic signals


                             WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE ACCOMPLISHED IN HAMBLEN COUNTY

   Turn railroad in downtown into a bike or walking path                      Completion of connecting Hwy 160 & 11E
   Tear down old telephone building                                           Complete Exit 4 interchange improvements
   Revitalize and preserve downtown                                           Cou nty-wide sewer
   Attract more shops to downtown                                             More upscale dining options
   Tear down overhead sidewalks                                               More clothing stores like Target, Kohls, etc.
   Preserve overhead sidewalks - makes us unique                              Improve cleanliness of movie theatre
   Completion of East TN Progress Center                                      Pass liquor by-the-drink
   Improve east end industrial area                                             Build Community / Recreation Center
   Increase spending for industrial recruitment                                  YMCA
   Recruit more jobs for people with disabilities                                facility large enough to host parties and weddings
   Recruit more high tech jobs                                                  Eliminate public eyesores
   Re-develop Lea Industries property                                            Main Street
                                                                                  Cumberland St.
   Establish a small business organization to provide:                          Establishment of a Community Drug Coalition
    networking
    educational info                                                             Enforce speed limits in neighborhoods
    financial information                                                        Better pay and benefits for law enforcement
    political support                                                            Enforce property codes
   Synchronize traffic lights to help with traffic flow                         Better zoning and planning for growth
   Widen Hwy 11E to 4 lanes                                                     Strengthen property protection codes

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 Control and monitor check cashing places and pawn shops              New central office for school system
 Unity between city and county                                        Increase funding for education
 More scrutiny of business hiring illegal immigrants                  Feasibility study for a first class hotel
 More diversity in government representatives                         Host monthly concert at Pavilion - let local people perform
 Encourage more people to run for public office                       Improved recreation facilities
 Positive changes in leadership of elected officials                  Fountain or kiddy pool at Fred Miller
 More cooperative efforts with Grainger and Jefferson Counties        Construct the Greenway that is always being talked about
 Build new post office with parking
                                                                       More programs for children:
 Preservation of historic assets
                                                                        reading
 More affordable housing for seniors                                   music
 Con solidated government                                              art
 Continue development of hospitals and medical services                etiquette
 More controlled lake development - residential and commercial         foreign language
                                                                        dealing with cultural differences
 Build a Veterans Memorial Park
 Beautify pond adjacent to Ingles on west end - it is an eyesore      Improve and expand Cherokee Park
    now                                                                 Install walking trails
                                                                        Build par 3 golf course
 Offer 4 year degrees at WSCC
                                                                     More family activities - family theme park, miniature golf
 Support efforts of P-16 Council
                                                                     Annual county-wide festival or event
 School uniforms
                                                                     Con cert venue
 Stop bullying of students by other students
                                                                     Attitude shift toward doing what is best for the future from
 Improved educational opportunity for Hispanic adults
                                                                        elected leaders
 Raise the expectations for the school system                       Integration of the Hispanic /Latino community
    we want more than an adequate system
                                                                     Treat poor and working people the same as those with money
 Increased trade training in high schools
 More cooperative programs between schools and industry
 One high school for 9&10 grades and one for 11&12 grade




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                                                                Economic Profile
The following are highlights of “A Profile of Hamblen County, Tennessee and its Labor Market Area.” The Labor Market Area (LMA) is defined to
include Hamblen, Cocke, Grainger, Greene, Hawkins, and Jefferson Counties in Tennessee.

      After growing 17 percent in the 1990s, Hamblen County’s population grew an additional 5.0 percent between 2000 and 2006 to an estimated
       61,026 people.

      Hamblen County’s population is expected to increase 26 percent between 2000 and 2020.

      Hamblen County’s population is older than those of the state and nation with a larger share of the total made up of persons 55 years of age
       and older.

      Hamblen County’s population is overwhelmingly white: While a fifth or more of the state and national populations are made up of racial
       minorities, this population subset accounts for less than nine percent of Hamblen County’s population.

      The Hispanic share of Hamblen County’s population is more than double that group’s share of the LMA and Tennessee populations, yet
       significantly lower than the national share.

      Hamblen County has a much larger share of its workers employed in manufacturing than is true of either the state or nation.

      Eighteen percent of the workers who reside in Hamblen County commute to other counties to work. Thirty-four percent of these out-
       commuters work in Jefferson County.

      Thirty-five percent of Hamblen County’s workforce commutes into the county. Jefferson County is home to 30 percent of these in-
       commuters. Grainger and Hawkins Counties are each home to an additional 18 percent of Hamblen’s workers.

      The unemployment rate in Hamblen County has tended to be lower than that of the LMA, yet higher than those of the state and nation, over
       the past decade.

      The 2004 unemployment rate for Hamblen County was 5.2 percent. This rate was lower than those of the LMA, state, and nation.
       Unemployment in Hamblen County as of January 2005 was up to 6.2 percent of the labor force.

      Per capita income in Hamblen County was $24,747 in 2002, compared with $22,451 for the LMA and $27,611 for Tennessee. In that year,
       Hamblen County’s per capita income was 90 percent as high as Tennessee’s and 80 percent of the U.S. value. In 1992, the relative shares

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    were 92 percent of Tennessee income and 82 percent of national income, indicating that per capita income in the county has grown more
    slowly than in the state and nation over the past decade.

   Manufacturing generates 44 percent of the earnings in Hamblen County versus around 18 percent in Tennessee and 13 percent in the nation.
    The differential is mainly due to the durable goods portion of the manufacturing sector.

   Hamblen County’s poverty rate is higher than those of the state and nation, yet lower than that of the LMA.

   The share of Hamblen County’s population with a high school diploma is lower than those of the state and nation, yet higher than the LMA
    rate. Between 1990 and 2000, the percentage of high school graduates in the county increased from 62 percent to 69 percent.

   Of students graduating from high school in 2001, 64 percent of Hamblen County residents planned to continue their education. That share
    was five percentage points below the rate for all Tennessee high school seniors.

   Thirteen percent of the Hamblen County population has earned a Bachelor’s degree. That percentage is lower than the state and national
    shares, yet higher than that of the LMA.

   Housing units in Hamblen County were much more likely to be occupied by owners than renters in 2000. The Hamblen County share of
    housing units occupied by renters was lower than the state and national percentages, yet higher than the LMA rate.

   Retail sales totaled $992 million in Hamblen County in 2003. Relative to their counterparts in the LMA, state, and nation, a larger share of
    Hamblen County retail sales was earned by motor vehicle dealers. In contrast, smaller shares were earned by food and beverage stores,
    building materials stores, and health and personal care stores.

   Retail sales in Hamblen County total 55 percent of county income. Comparable percentages for the LMA and state are 37 and 41 percent,
    respectively, suggesting retail sales in-leakage to the county.




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                                                                Participants

The following individuals participated in the 2005 strategic planning process by designing the process and developing recommended goals and
actions for this report. Jim Crumley, City of Morristown, David Purkey, County Mayor, Thom Robinson, Morristown Area Chamber of Commerce,
Chris Umberger, Lockwood Greene, Chuck Davis, Morristown Area Chamber of Commerce, Tish Jones, HC & Excell- HSL. Jodi Barnard,
Morristown Area Chamber of Commerce, Richard Clark, Morristown Hamblen Hospital, Andy Smith, Jefferson Federal Bank, John Cahill, Stanley
Snowden, Wallace Hardware, Debra Williams, Morristown Area Chamber of Commerce, Joe Swann, and Lynn Elkins, Tennessee Technology
Center.

The following individuals participated in the 2006 strategic planning update process by developing recommended 2006-07goals and actions for the
report. David Purkey, County Mayor , Jim Crumley, City of Morristown, Thom Robinson, Morristown Area Chamber of Commerce, Debra
Williams, Morristown Area Chamber of Commerce, and Jack Kennerly, Morristown Area Chamber of Commerce.

The following individuals participated in the 2007 strategic planning update process by developing recommended 2007-08 goals and actions for the
report. Nicole Buchanan, County Finance Director , Jim Crumley, City of Morristown, Breck Habegger, Morristown Area Chamber of Commerce
Thom Robinson, Morristown Area Chamber of Commerce, Debra Williams, Morristown Area Chamber of Commerce, and Jack Kennerly,
Metropolitan Planning Commission, Chris Umberger, IDB Consulting Engineer and Michael Fishman, area citizen.

The following individuals participated in the 2008 strategic planning update process by developing recommended 2008-12 goals and actions for this
report. The session was moderated by Matt Garland, E & CD representative. Attending were: Karen Rich, Hamblen County Mayor’s Office, Joe
Swann, Hamblen County Commissioner, Danny Young, Hamblen County Planning Director, Jim Crumley, City of Morristown, Alex Rom-Roginski,
Chairman, Morristown Area Chamber of Commerce, Thom Robinson, Morristown Area Chamber of Commerce, Richard Clark, Morristown
Hamblen Hospital, Don Lee, Healthstar Physicians Group, Debra Williams, Morristown Area Chamber of Commerce, Tish Jones, HC*Excell, Dr.
Dale Lynch, Hamblen Schools Superintendent, Dr. Wade McCamey, Walters State Community College President, Dr. Nancy Brown, WSCC
Director of Workforce Development, Lynn Elkins, Director of Tennessee Technology Center, and Roni Snyder and Michael Fishman, area citizens.

The following individuals participated in developing the 2009 strategic planning update with goals and actions for this report. The sessions were
attended by Matt Garland, E & CD representative. Attending were: Joe Swann, Hamblen County Commissioner, Danny Young, Hamblen County
Planning Director, Jim Crumley, City of Morristown, Lynn Elkins, 2009 Chair and Alex Rom-Roginski, Past Chairman, Morristown Area Chamber
of Commerce, Thom Robinson, Morristown Area Chamber of Commerce, , Don Lee, Healthstar Physicians Group, Debra Williams, Morristown
Area Chamber of Commerce, Tish Jones, HC*Excell, Dr. Wade McCamey, Walters State Community College President, Dr. Nancy Brown, WSCC
Director of Workforce Development, R, Jack Fishman, Chair, IDB of Morristown, and Michael Fishman, publisher of the Citizen Tribune.




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The following individuals participated in developing the 2010 strategic planning update with goals and actions for this report. The sessions were
attended by Matt Garland, E & CD representative, David Purkey, Hamblen County Mayor, Tony Cox, City Administrator, City of Morristown; Mike
Davidson, Chairman, Morristown Area Chamber of Commerce; Thom Robinson, Industrial Development Board of the City of Morristown; and
Debra Williams, Morristown Area Chamber of Commerce,

The following individuals participated in developing the 2011 strategic planning update with goals and actions for this report. The sessions were
attended by Matt Garland, E & CD representative, Bill Brittain, Hamblen County Mayor, Danny Young, Melissa Peagler, Planning Director, City of
Morristown,; Thom Robinson, Industrial Development Board of the City of Morristown; and Debra Williams, Morristown Area Chamber of
Commerce,


                                                       ACCOMPLISHMENTS
As the plan is reviewed annually, accomplishments will be recorded on these pages.
2005-06
    Establishment and Incorporation of the Lakeway Civil War Preservation Association
    Purchase for Preservation of the Longstreet Headquarters House
    Initial Meetings of Joint City-County Committee for consolidation of Garbage Services
    Institution of new semi-automated County garbage collection system (adopted same system as the City of Morristown purposely)
    Exit 8 Interchange Project Construction Announced
    Martin Luther King Parkway Project Construction Announced
    International Center to provide language and cultural skills to new residents formed and announced
    Completed paving of roads and trail-ways in county-owned, 71-acre Cherokee Park
    Completed the installation of new “Splash Pad” water feature at Fred Miller Park
    Announcement and beginning of construction for new 4-field soccer complex by City of Morristown
    Installation of two (2) new “repeaters” for county volunteer fire departments to improve emergency communications capabilities
    Announcement and initiation of new scholarship program by the City of Morristown to allow any graduate of Hamblen County schools to
     attend local Walters State Community College or Tennessee Technology Center
    Zoning regulations were amended to require that “grandfathered” junk yards be screened from view of public (county) roads. A three year
     timeframe was established for compliance. 
    ETHRA home grant ($500,000) received to be used by property owners in the “Sulphur Springs/Roe Junction” area to make needed
     improvements and/or replacements of sub-standard housing
2006-07
    Formation of a new arts organization: the ENCORE Theatrical Company.
    Martin Luther King Parkway construction begun.
    Veterans Parkway (Western Section) construction begun.

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     International Center to provide language and cultural skills to new residents construction begun.
     New annual festival/event begun: The Battle of Morristown (Civil War Reenactment).
     Completed the installation of pavilion at new “Splash Pad” water feature at Fred Miller Park
     Completed the installation of new “Frisbee Golf Course” at Wayne Hansard Park
     Completion of new 4-field soccer complex by City of Morristown
     Opening of new Martin Luther King, Jr. Park in Morristown in the City.
     Announcement and beginning of construction a new multi-purpose surface field at Burke-Toney Stadium.
     Opening of new Fire Station (#6) in the City.
     Formation of a new regional 5-county Chamber of Commerce Executives Group
     Construction and opening of new Arboretum at Walters State Community College.
     Announcement and Construction of new $65 million Colgate-Palmolive Toothpaste manufacturing facility
     Attraction and opening of new Kohl’s Department Store
     Announcement and initial construction of $33 million master plan for Sewer system rehabilitation in the City
     Acquisition of property for new West Hamblen County Fire Department satellite fire station
     Announcement and solicitation of funding for new phase of Horse Barns at the Smokey Mountain Expo Center
     Rebuild and reconstruction of East First North Street
     City of Morristown was granted approval to place an “Emergency Communication Tower” off Pine Brook Rd. (Statem Gap area) to improve
      mobile response coverage.
2007-08
     Martin Luther King Parkway construction completed, and opened.
     Veterans Parkway (Phase II - Western Section) construction continued.
     International Center to provide language and cultural skills to new residents opened.
     New annual festival/event, Year 2 successfully completed: The Battle of Morristown (Civil War Reenactment).
     Construction of new $65-million Colgate-Palmolive Toothpaste manufacturing facility completed and opened.
     Construction of a $72 + million expansion for the VIFAN USA manufacturing facility announced and begun.
     Opening of new Martin Luther King, Jr. Park in Morristown in the City.
     A new multi-purpose surface field at Burke-Toney Stadium installed.
     International Center to provide language and cultural skills to new residents opened.
     Addition of two counties to the new regional Chamber of Commerce Executives Group
     Attraction and opening of a new Veteran’s Health Clinic on Morris Blvd.
     Attraction and opening of additional new retail outlets on Morris Blvd.
     Construction and opening of a retail center near downtown Morristown, in a redeveloped, former mfg. building.
     Continuing work on the construction of $33 million master plan for Sewer system rehabilitation in the City
     A new phase of Horse Barns at the Smokey Mountain Expo Center developed and opened.
     Completion of the rebuild of East First North Street
     Completed the installation of pavilion at new “Splash Pad” water feature at Fred Miller Park
     Opened the new “Frisbee Golf Course” at Wayne Hansard Park.

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      Construction of a new 12-screen, state of the art, Theatre facility announced and begun.
     Announcement of a new General Aviation Terminal facility to be built at the local Airport
     Acquired additional land toward completion of the East Tennessee Progress center industrial district.
     Completed a new marketing DVD.
     Technology Center developed an entirely new machine shop.
     K-12 Education Indicators continued to improve
     WSCC graduated 151 new Registered Nurses in April ’08; Pass Rate on Nursing Exam for the program is 95%.
     A new regional basketball tournament was successfully hosted by WSCC.
     Continued to work for the Preservation and restoration of the Longstreet Headquarters House.
     West Hamblen County Volunteer Fire Department constructed and opened a “sub-station” on Kidwell Ridge Road.
     “Welcome Signs” were placed at major entrances (25-E and 11-E) into Morristown/Hamblen County.
     Hamblen County adopted updates to the local building code including the 2006 International Code Council (ICC) family of construction
      codes, including property maintenance.
2008-09
     Martin Luther King Parkway construction completed, and opened.
     Veterans Parkway (Phase II - Western Section) construction completed and opened.
     Passed progressive controlled beverage ordinances that will encourage development upscale dining options.
     Announcement of new $15 million Double H Plastics manufacturing facility
      Continued work on the preservation and restoration of the Longstreet Headquarters House, including a new roof for the House.
      Completion of a $72 + million expansion for the VIFAN USA manufacturing facility.
     Planning and implementation of a two-year special initiative project by the Chamber of Commerce to study and publish a community profile
      of demographic data and community lifestyle and infrastructure information.
      Secured funding for a new pavilion for Cherokee Park, and institution of various planned improvements to the park, including a
      reconstruction and upgrade of the park’s boat launch ramp.
     Attraction and opening of additional new retail outlets on Morris Blvd.
     Installation of 5 new traffic light photo-enhanced safety and enforcement cameras.
     New 12-screen, state of the art, Theatre facility completed and opened.
     Construction of an entry way and other enhance to the Morristown-Hamblen County Library begun.
     Construction of a new air terminal at the Murrell Field Airport planning begun., and interim facility opened.
     Opening of a new neo-natal unit (NICU) at the Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare Hospital.
     Completion and opening of a new private school facility (Cornerstone Academy, utilizing the Classical Model) with 100 + students.
     Second ETHRA home grant ($500,000) received and used by the same area property owners to make needed improvements and/or
      replacements of sub-standard housing.
     Sheriff announced the department’s litter pick-up program collected over one million pounds of trash from local roadways during the past
      year.
2009-10
   Northern extension of Martin Luther King Parkway planned and construction begun.
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   New $15 million Double H Plastics manufacturing facility opened and operations begun.
   Attraction and opening of a new manufacturing facility, Wellco Enterprises, to manufacture footwear for military and civilian use.
   Continued work on the preservation and restoration of the Longstreet Headquarters House, including inside renovation, and work to develop
    a caretaker apartment and welcome center, along with interior renovations and restorations begun.
   Opening and Ribbon Cutting for a new $72 + million expansion for the VIFAN USA manufacturing facility.
   Completion of work, and publishing, of a Community Profile Report of demographic data and community lifestyle and infrastructure
    information.
   Institution of various planned improvements to Cherokee Park, including a reconstruction and upgrade of the park’s boat launch construction
    of a new a new pavilion.
   Attraction and opening of additional new retail outlets on Morris Blvd.
   Completion of an entry way and other enhancements to the Morristown-Hamblen County Library.
   Construction of a new air terminal at the Murrell Field Airport begun.
   Hamblen County and four “neighbors” successful in having US 25E designated a National Scenic By-way after a 7-year effort.
   Designated a Tennessee Main Street Community.
   Construction of a new Student Services Complex begun at Walters State Community College.
   Third ETHRA home grant (approximately $330,000) received to be used county-wide for needed improvements and/or replacement of sub-
    standard housing.
   Agritourism business (Nolichucky Vineyard and outdoor concerts) located on Fish Hatchery Road and, “Ridin’ High” (therapeutic horse
    stable) relocated to Long Creek Road.
2010-11
   New $ 1.3 million Evelyn Bryan Johnson airport terminal at the Morristown Regional Airport completed and opened
   Completion of work, and publishing, of a Strategic Action Plan follow-up to the recently published Community Profile Report of
    demographic data and community lifestyle and infrastructure information
   Hamblen County has two sites designated on the new State of Tennessee Civil War Trails
   Two new State Scenic Driving Trails have routes and signage that are routed through Morristown and Hamblen County
   Martin Luther King Parkway (northern extension) completed
   Morristown and Hamblen County designated as 1 of 15 Primary Data Center sites by TVA
   Morristown, the Downtown Merchants, and the Crossroads Partnership continue improvements to the “Old Central Business District area
   Construction of 3 New Medical buildings for the area begun
   2 new major road projects announced for June 2011 Bid openings, a new US 25E Interchange and a rebuild of Exit 8 of Interstate 81.
   City of Morristown acquired 4 additional parcels of land in working to complete land purchases for the ETPC industrial district




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         DANIEL M. YOUNG
From The Office of:
HAMBLEN COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION
Administrative Bldg, 511 W. 2nd North St. Morristown, TN. 37814 - Phone: (423) 581-1373 / Fax:(423) 587-7089




                      MEMORANDUM
To: Public Services Committee

From: Daniel M. Young, Planning Director

Date: June 7, 2011

Re: County’s Stormwater Permit Coverage


Please find attached, a copy of the County’s recently issued Notice of Coverage, for its MS4 permit
#TN5077763. This permit sets forth several mandated requirements for the County to implement, maintain, and
modify, as well as improvements to be made to its Best Management Practices, in order to prevent water
pollution.

The first responsibility that must be developed and implemented, under coverage of the permit, is that
advertising, of public involvement opportunities for the program’s coordination be made. Elements of the
program include participation in local stormwater management work groups, posting meeting and public
hearing notices, recruiting volunteers, etc.

It is therefore recommended that a stormwater Advisory Council be formed. Members of the council should
encompass a wide variety of people with diverse backgrounds and talents. Membership recommendations are
that one person from each of the following groups be represented:

County Commission                         Planning Commission                                Mayor’s Office
Builders/Developers                       Local Engineers                                    Highway Department
Education Department                      Keep Morristown/Hamblen Beautiful                  Soil Conservation Services

Once established, the Council will hold a series of meetings which will be publicly announced, so that the
general public will be invited and allowed to participate. The goal will not only be to involve the public in the
process, but to educate the individual members in the overall permit responsibility. After these meetings are
held, recommendations will be made back to the entire County Commission for any required actions, needed to
be taken, so that the County will remain in compliance with all terms and conditions of the MS4 permit.


Attachments (2)
                              NPDES GENERAL PERMIT FOR DISCHARGES
                                              From
    SMALL MUNICIPAL SEPARATE STORM SEWER SYSTEM
                        (MS4)
                                 Tracking No. TNS077763

Under authority of the Tennessee Water Quality Control Act of 1977 (T.C.A. 69-3-101 et seq.) and
approval from the United States Environmental Protection Agency under the Federal Water Pollution
Control Act, as amended by the Clean Water Act of 1977 (33 U.S.C. 1251, et seq.) and the Water Quality
Act of 1987, P.L. 100-4, the following operator of a small municipal separate storm sewer system is
authorized to discharge stormwater runoff into the waters of the State of Tennessee in accordance with
the various eligibility criteria, administrative procedures, program requirements, reporting requirements,
etc. set forth in parts 1 through 7 of Tennessee small municipal separate storm sewer system NPDES
general permit, issued August 31, 2010:

Discharger:                      Hamblen County

is authorized to discharge:      stormwater runoff

from the Hamblen County separate storm sewer system located in: Hamblen County

to waters of the state, in accordance with the required program elements and other conditions set forth in
the Tennessee small MS4 general permit:

Coverage under this general permit shall become effective on:    May 23, 2011

and shall expire on              September 1, 2015

Notice of Coverage issued:       May 23, 2011



                                                                      Paul E. Davis, Director
                                                                      Division of Water Pollution Control


NPDES General MS4 Permit is located at http: http://tn.gov/environment/wpc/stormh2o/MS4II.shtml
CN-0759                                                                                      RDAs 2352 and 2366
                                     STATE OF TENNESSEE
                         DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT AND CONSERVATION
                                      401 CHURCH STREET
                                    L & C ANNEX 6TH FLOOR
                                      NASHVILLE TN 37243

May 23, 2011

Mr. Daniel M. Young
Director of Planning
Hamblen County
511 W. 2nd North St.
Morristown, TN 37814

Subject:          NPDES Tracking Number TNS077763
                  TN NPDES General Permit for Small Municipal Storm Sewer Systems
                  Hamblen County, Tennessee

Dear Mr. Young:

Thank you for submitting a Notice of Intent (NOI), received on December 28, 2010, as required
by Part 2 of the NPDES General Permit for Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems
(TNS000000). We have completed a review of the NOI for accuracy and completeness, and are
issuing the attached Notice of Coverage (NOC). Issuance of the NOC does not certify that the
NOI adequately provides for all requirements as specified in the MS4 permit. It is the
responsibility of the MS4 to implement, maintain, modify, and improve Best Management
Practices that are sufficient to prevent pollution and to remain in compliance with all terms and
conditions of the MS4 permit.

If you have questions, please contact the division at the Knoxville Environmental Field Office at
1-888-891-TDEC; or, at this office, please contact Mr. Paul Higgins at (615) 532-1178 or by E-
mail at Paul.Higgins@tn.gov.

Sincerely,



Vojin Janjić
Manager, Permit Section

CC/EC: DWPC, Permit Section & Knoxville Environmental Field Office
       Mr. Jim Riley, Contruction Inspector, Hamblen County Government, jriley@co.hamblen.tn.us
Hamblen County Legislative Body
BUDGET COMMITTEE MEETING
Tuesday, June 13, 2011; Immediately following adjournment of Public Services Committee
Hamblen County Courthouse, Third Floor Large Courtroom


Members
Larry Baker, Chair                      Doyle Fullington                            Rick Eldridge
Louis “Doe” Jarvis, Vice-Chair          Tilman Goins                                Tom Massey
Stancil Ford                            Tim Goins
Paul LeBel                              Howard Shipley
Nancy Phillips                          Tim Dennison
Dana C. Wampler                         Herbert Harville



                                                           AGENDA

    1. Call to Order – Larry Baker, Budget Committee Chairman


    2. Review of Budget Committee Meetings
              a. May 9, 2011
              b. May 12, 2011
              c. May 17, 2011
              d. May 19, 2011
              e. June 7, 2011
              f.   June 9, 2011


    3. Adjournment – Larry Baker, Budget Committee Chairman




                                                                                   Hamblen County, Tennessee
                                                                                  10 Largest Property Taxpayers
                                                                                            2010 Tax Year
                                                                         Taxpayer                   Taxes      Assessment
                                                                     1   MAHLE                      $450,309   $27,457,838
                                                                     2   VIFAN USA                  $387,561   $23,631,785
                                                                     3   JTEKT                      $371,591   $22,657,953
                                                                     4   Tuff Torq                  $213,138   $12,996,179
                                                                     5   Norfolk Southern           $212,691   $11,883,836
                                                                     6   Morristown Utility         $205,759   (In lieu of tax pmts)
                                                                     7   Otics, USA                 $192,818   $11,757,152
                                                                     8   CBL & Associates           $174,386   $10,633,280
                                                                     9   Appalachian Electric       $157,818   $8,551,355
                                                                    10   AT&T                       $133,985   $7,965,612
Hamblen County Legislative Body
BUDGET COMMITTEE MEETING
Monday, May 9, 2011; 11:30 a.m.
Hamblen County Health Department Conference Room


Members Present
Larry Baker, Chair                  Tilman Goins                             Herbert Harville
Louis “Doe” Jarvis, Vice-Chair      Howard Shipley                           Rick Eldridge
Stancil Ford                        Tim Dennison                             Tom Massey
Paul LeBel                          Nancy Phillips

Members Absent
Dana C. Wampler                     Tim Goins                                Doyle Fullington

Others Present
County Mayor Bill Brittain          Dr. Dale Lynch, Hamblen County Schools
Finance Director Joey Barnard       Traci Antrican, Hamblen County Schools
Purchasing Director Shareè Long     Assessor of Property Keith Ely
County Attorney Rusty Cantwell      Planning Director Danny Young
EMA Director Eric Carpenter         Cherokee Park Director Frank Parker
Road Superintendent Barry Poole     Bud Ridley
Trustee John Baskette               Larry Carter
Executive Assistant Karen Rich      Edna Greene
Captain Hugh Moore                  Frank Oakberg



                                                           MINUTES

    1. Call to Order
       Chair Larry Baker called the meeting to order at 11:32 a.m.

         Chairman Stancil Ford stated that the objective as commissioners work through the budget is to have the process
         complete by June 13, which is the date of June committee meetings. The County Commission will meet in special
         session on June 13 and pass the budget on first reading. The County Commission will meet in regular session on
         June 23 to pass the budget on the second and final reading.

         County Mayor Bill Brittain directed commissioners to the cover letter in the budget document which gives a
         summary of the budget process. Mayor Brittain stated that the County is in strong financial position as we enter the
         budget process; we have a strong credit rating; fund balances are healthy. Some expenditures have been moved to
         better reflect how each department operates, i.e., postage charges have been moved to the various departments to
         reflect actual charges per department. Mayor Brittain reminded everyone that the budget document is a fluid
         document that will change from meeting to meeting based on decisions made, but that a full explanation of all
         changes will be made.

    2. Update of Assessments
       Finance Director Joey Barnard offered an update of assessments. Assessor of Property Keith Ely continued the
       update by discussing three changes to assessments this year: 1. VIFAN; 2. JTEKT; and 3. Berkline. Mr. Ely stated
       that there is no growth in residential areas, as well as no new industries coming in right now.

    3. Overview of Estimated Revenues
       County Mayor Brittain offered an overview of estimated revenues. Current year property taxes are less budget-wise
       than the current year we are now in. FY2011-2012 will be a flat year on the revenue side. A new penny added to
       the tax rate on General Fund, Debt Service Fund, and General Purpose School Fund will equal $135,000. A new
       penny on the Garbage Fund rate will equal $52,000.
Budget Committee Meeting
May 9, 2011
MINUTES, page 2


4. Overview of Estimated Appropriations
   Finance Director Joey Barnard discussed estimated appropriations. Letters and budget worksheets were sent to all
   department heads. Mr. Barnard met with each department head on an individual basis, as well. Mr. Barnard thanked
   department heads for staying within their budget. Each department head has also funded 10% of health insurance
   charges from their budgets. The goal is not to grow, but to continue to provide services at an acceptable level.

5. Schedule Next Budget Hearing
   Thursday, May 12, 2011
   4 p.m.; Large Courtroom, Hamblen County Courthouse
   Agenda items include: all funds except General Fund, time permitting.

6. Adjournment
   There being no further business, Chair Baker adjourned the meeting at 11:45 a.m.
Hamblen County Legislative Body
BUDGET COMMITTEE MEETING
Thursday, May 12, 2011; 4 p.m.
Hamblen County Courthouse, Third Floor Large Courtroom


Members Present
Larry Baker, Chair                            Doyle Fullington                             Tim Dennison
Louis “Doe” Jarvis, Vice-Chair                Tilman Goins                                 Herbert Harville
Stancil Ford                                  Tim Goins                                    Rick Eldridge
Paul LeBel                                    Howard Shipley                               Tom Massey

Members Absent
Nancy Phillips
Dana C. Wampler

Others Present
County Mayor Bill Brittain                    Trustee John Baskette                        Stan Johnson, Citizen Tribune
Finance Director Joey Barnard                 Road Superintendent Barry Poole              Bud Ridley
Executive Assistant Karen Rich                Bob Gouge, Road Department                   Larry Carter



                                                                 MINUTES

    1.   Call to Order
         Chair Larry Baker called the meeting to order at 4 p.m.

    2.   Review of Fund Budgets
         Finance Director Joey Barnard presented the following funds for review.

              a.   Solid Waste/Sanitation Fund (#116)
                          Motion (S. Ford/R. Eldridge, all in favor to approve the FY 2011-2012 Solid Waste/Sanitation Fund budget
                          as presented (Draft 1).

              b. Drug Control Fund (#122)
                        Motion (S. Ford/Tilman Goins, all in favor) to approve the FY 2011-2012 Drug Control Fund budget as
                        presented (Draft 1).

              c.   Highway/Public Works Fund (#131)
                          Motion (T. Massey/H. Shipley, all in favor) to approve the FY 2011-2012 Highway/Public Works Fund
                          budget as presented (Draft 1).

              d. Highway Capital Projects Fund (#176)
                        Motion (S. Ford/H. Shipley, all in favor) to approve the FY 2011-2012 Highway Capital Projects Fund
                        budget as presented (Draft 1).

              e.   General Debt Service Fund (#151)
                           Motion (H. Harville/Tilman Goins, all in favor) to approve the FY 2011-2012 General Debt Service Fund
                           budget as presented (Draft 1).

              f.   Special Debt Service Fund (#154)
                           Motion (D. Jarvis/P. LeBel, all in favor) to approve the FY 2011-2012 Special Debt Service Fund budget as
                           presented (Draft 1).

    3.   Schedule Next Budget Hearing – Larry Baker, Budget Committee Chairman
              a.   Tuesday, May 17, 2011
                   4 p.m.; Large Courtroom, Hamblen County Courthouse
    4.   Adjournment
         There being no further business, Chair Baker adjourned the meeting at 4:17 p.m.
Hamblen County Legislative Body
BUDGET COMMITTEE MEETING
Tuesday, May 17, 2011; 4 p.m.
Hamblen County Courthouse, Third Floor Large Courtroom


Members
Larry Baker, Chair                          Doyle Fullington
Louis “Doe” Jarvis, Vice-Chair              Tilman Goins
Stancil Ford                                Tim Goins
Rick Eldridge                               Howard Shipley
Nancy Phillips                              Tim Dennison
Dana C. Wampler                             Herbert Harville

Absent
Paul LeBel
Tom Massey

Others Present
County Mayor Bill Brittain
Finance Director Joey Barnard
Sheriff Esco Jarnagin
Executive Assistant Karen Rich
Stan Johnson, Citizen Tribune



                                                               MINUTES

    1. Call to Order – Larry Baker, Budget Committee Chairman
       Chair Larry Baker called the meeting to order at 4 p.m.

    2. General Fund - Special Requests – Joey Barnard, Finance Director
       Sheriff’s Department/Jail
       Sheriff Esco Jarnagin addressed the Committee regarding his request for two (2) additional jailers.

                   Motion (L. Jarvis/S. Ford, all in favor) to approve the request from Sheriff Esco Jarnagin to add two (2)
                   additional jailer positions to the FY 2011-2012 Jail Budget.

         Helen Ross McNabb Center
         Finance Director Joey Barnard discussed the $5,000 new request from Helen Ross McNabb Center. The
         contribution is based on fees for service. Helen Ross McNabb Center will be providing the County with additional
         drug and alcohol services. Helen Ross McNabb works through the Court System, and is now working with the
         Youth Emergency Shelter. The contribution to Youth Emergency Shelter is based on fees for service, of which they
         have not been requesting the entire amount budgeted in the last few years.

                   Motion (H. Harville/N. Phillips, all in favor) to take $5,000 from the budget amount for Youth
                   Emergency Shelter and give that $5,000 to the Helen Ross McNabb Center.


         Juvenile Court Vehicle
         The transmission has been out of the vehicle for some time. Vehicles for Juvenile have all been third generation
         hand-me-downs from the Sheriff’s Department when the Sheriff’s Department gets a new fleet. Sheriff Jarnagin
         indicated that there are currently no vehicles available for Juvenile from the Sheriff’s Department fleet. Discussion
         followed regarding whether to perform maintenance on the current vehicle, to buy a used vehicle which would have
         no warranty, or to purchase a new vehicle. The vehicle cannot be marked and must have room for a cage to be
         installed in the back of the car.

                   Motion (L. Jarvis/H. Harville, all in favor) to approve $20,000 to purchase a vehicle for Juvenile Court.
Budget Committee Minutes
May 17, 2011
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   3. General Fund – Not for Profit Requests – Joey Barnard, Finance Director
      Not for Profit/Charitable Organization Requests
      A $500 line item appears for the Coroner for Office Supplies. During the year, a $500 budget amendment was
      approved for the Coroner for Office Supplies. The Coroner has not had any funding in his budget in the past for
      Office Supplies. No new monies required. The increase in the Soil Conservation line item is due to insurance costs
      for that employee. ETHRA/LAMTPO reflects an increase from $25,000 last year to $35,000 this year based on the
      average cost to the county for the past two years. Use of these transportation services has increased, which is
      reflected in the increase. Funds are distributed on an as-needed basis.

      Morristown Area Chamber of Commerce
      The Morristown Area Chamber of Commerce has asked for an additional $3,000 for industrial development and an
      additional $2,500 for tourism above the amounts they have been given in years past. Discussion followed regarding
      the amount of contributions to the Chamber of Commerce by the City of Morristown.

              Motion (S. Ford, Tim Goins) to fund the Chamber of Commerce at the FY 2010-2011 rate.

              Aye           Nay               Pass            Abstain       Absent
              L. Baker      D. Wampler                                      P. LeBel
              L. Jarvis     H. Shipley                                      T. Massey
              S. Ford
              N. Phillips
              D. Fullington
              Tilman Goins
              Tim Goins
              T. Dennison
              H. Harville
              R. Eldridge
              MOTION PASSES.

   4. General Fund - Open Items – Joey Barnard, Finance Director
      Volunteer Fire Departments
             Motion (HH/LB, all in favor) to approve funding for the four Volunteer Fire Departments at the FY
             2010-2011 amount of $45,000 per department (total funding $180,000).

      E-911 (Morristown-Hamblen Emergency Communications District
             Motion (Tim Goins/no second). Motion dies for a lack of second. Discussion will be carried over to the
             next regularly scheduled Budget Committee meeting.

      Hamblen County Health Department – Local Direct
            Motion (L. Jarvis/H. Harville, all in favor) to fund Hamblen County Health Department – Local Direct at
            the FY 2010-2011 amount of $65,000.

      Hamblen County Humane Society
            Motion (N. Phillips/S. Ford, all in favor) to fund Hamblen County Humane Society at the FY 2010-2011
            amount of $127,400.

      ALPS Services
            Motion (D. Wampler/H. Shipley, all in favor) to fund ALPS at the FY 2010-2011 amount of $2,000.
   Hamblen County Health Department – Children’s Special Services
         Motion (S. Ford/D. Wampler, all in favor) to fund Hamblen County Health Department – Children’s
         Special Services at the FY 2010-2011 amount of $6,242.

   Hamblen County Health Department – Tennessee Department of Health
         Motion (H. Harville/L. Jarvis, all in favor) to fund Hamblen County Health Department – Tennessee
         Department of Health at the FY 2010-2011 amount of $110,500.

   Aid to Dependent Children - CEASE
           Motion (D. Fullington/Tim Goins) to cut funding to CEASE by $4,000, making the total funding to
           CEASE $4,000.

           Aye           Nay               Pass           Abstain        Absent
           L. Baker      L. Jarvis                                       P. LeBel
           S. Ford       N. Phillips                                     T. Massey
           D. Fullington D. Wampler
           Tilman Goins H. Shipley
           Tim Goins     T. Dennison
           H. Harville   R. Eldridge
           MOTION TIES.

   Discussion of CEASE funding will be carried over to the next regularly scheduled Budget Committee meeting.

   Discussion of all other Not for Profit / Charitable Organization funding is moved to the next regularly
   scheduled Budget Committee meeting.

5. Schedule Next Budget Hearing – Larry Baker, Budget Committee Chairman
      a. Thursday, May 19, 2011
          4 p.m.; Large Courtroom, Hamblen County Courthouse

6. Adjournment – Larry Baker, Budget Committee Chairman
   There being no further business, Chair Baker adjourned the meeting at 5:09 p.m.
Hamblen County Legislative Body
BUDGET COMMITTEE MEETING
Thursday, May 19, 2011; 4 p.m.
Hamblen County Courthouse, Third Floor Large Courtroom


Members
Larry Baker, Chair                          Doyle Fullington
Louis “Doe” Jarvis, Vice-Chair              Tilman Goins
Stancil Ford                                Tim Goins
Rick Eldridge                               Howard Shipley
Nancy Phillips                              Tim Dennison
Dana C. Wampler                             Herbert Harville
Tom Massey

Absent
Paul LeBel

Others Present
County Mayor Bill Brittain
Finance Director Joey Barnard
Executive Assistant Karen Rich
Stan Johnson, Citizen Tribune



                                                               MINUTES

    1. Call to Order
       Chair Larry Baker called the meeting to order at 4 p.m.

    2. Non-Profit, Charitable, and Civic Organizations
       Finance Director Joey Barnard reviewed the changes that were made to non-profit, charitable, and civic
       organizations.

                   Motion (L. Jarvis/N. Phillips) to approve the FY 2011-2012 Non-Profit, Charitable, and Civic
                   Organization funding as presented.

                   Aye           Nay              Pass             Abstain     Absent
                   L. Baker      T. Massey                                     P. LeBel
                   L. Jarvis
                   S. Ford
                   N. Phillips
                   D. Fullington
                   Tilman Goins
                   Tim Goins
                   T. Dennison
                   H. Harville
                   R. Eldridge
                   D. Wampler
                   H. Shipley
                   MOTION PASSES.
3. General Fund – Joey Barnard, Finance Director

   Juvenile Court Vehicle
   Finance Director Barnard reviewed the changes made to the General Fund budget. Mr. Barnard suggested putting a
   budget amendment before the Finance Committee in June 2011 to fund the vehicle for Juvenile Court from the
   current year from unappropriated surplus.

           Motion (S. Ford/H. Harville, all in favor) to approve the purchase of a vehicle for Juvenile Court from
           the FY 2010-2011 budget from unappropriated surplus.

   General Fund
   Discussion was held regarding various funding methods to balance the General Fund budget.

           Motion (H. Harville/D. Jarvis) to balance the FY 2011-2012 General Fund budget using fund balance.

           Aye           Nay               Pass           Abstain        Absent
           L. Baker      N. Phillips                                     P. LeBel
           L. Jarvis
           S. Ford
           H. Shipley
           D. Fullington
           Tilman Goins
           Tim Goins
           T. Dennison
           H. Harville
           R. Eldridge
           T. Massey
           D. Wampler
           MOTION PASSES.

4. Schedule Next Budget Hearing – Larry Baker, Budget Committee Chairman
      a. Tuesday, June 7, 2011 // Budget Presentation from Hamblen County Schools
          4 p.m.; Large Courtroom, Hamblen County Courthouse

       b. Thursday, June 9, 2011 // Vote on Hamblen County Schools FY 2011-2012 Budget
          4 p.m.; Large Courtroom, Hamblen County Courthouse

5. Adjournment
   There being no further business, Chair Baker adjourned the meeting at 4:14 p.m.
Hamblen County Legislative Body
BUDGET COMMITTEE MEETING
Tuesday, June 7, 2011; 4 p.m.
Hamblen County Courthouse, Third Floor Large Courtroom


Members Present
Larry Baker, Chair                       Doyle Fullington
Louis “Doe” Jarvis, Vice-Chair           Tilman Goins
Stancil Ford                             Tim Goins
Rick Eldridge                            Howard Shipley
Nancy Phillips                           Tim Dennison
Dana C. Wampler                          Herbert Harville
Tom Massey

Absent
Paul LeBel

Others Present
County Mayor Bill Brittain               Dr. Dale Lynch, Director of Schools
Finance Director Joey Barnard            Traci Antrican, Hamblen County Schools
Executive Assistant Karen Rich           Principals, Vice-Principals, and Teachers from Hamblen County Schools
Trustee John Baskette
Stan Johnson, Citizen Tribune




                                                            MINUTES

    1. Call to Order
       Chair Larry Baker called the meeting to order at 4 p.m.

    2. Presentation of School System Budget
       Director of Schools Dr. Dale Lynch and Traci Antrican presented the FY 2011-2012 School System budget to the
       committee. Discussion followed. Chair Baker suggested that commissioners review the budget and continue
       discussion at the Budget Committee meeting on June 9, 2011.

    3. Schedule Next Budget Hearing
          a. Thursday, June 9, 2011
              4 p.m.; Large Courtroom, Hamblen County Courthouse

    4. Adjournment
       There being no further business, Chair Baker adjourned the meeting at 5:03 p.m.
Hamblen County Legislative Body
CALENDAR & RULES COMMITTEE MEETING
Monday, June 13, 2011; immediately following adjournment of Budget Committee Meeting
Hamblen County Health Department Conference Room


Members Present
Paul LeBel, Chairman                   Herbert Harville
Stancil Ford, Ex-Officio               Nancy Phillips
Louis “Doe” Jarvis                     Doyle Fullington



                                                          AGENDA

    1. Call to Order

    2. Review Consent Calendar Items

    3. Review Regular Calendar Items

    4. Open Floor Discussion

    5. Adjournment




                                                                                     Hamblen County, Tennessee
                                                                                    10 Largest Property Taxpayers
                                                                                              2010 Tax Year
                                                                           Taxpayer                 Taxes      Assessment
                                                                       1   MAHLE                    $450,309   $27,457,838
                                                                       2   VIFAN USA                $387,561   $23,631,785
                                                                       3   JTEKT                    $371,591   $22,657,953
                                                                       4   Tuff Torq                $213,138   $12,996,179
                                                                       5   Norfolk Southern         $212,691   $11,883,836
                                                                       6   Morristown Utility       $205,759   (In lieu of tax pmts)
                                                                       7   Otics, USA               $192,818   $11,757,152
                                                                       8   CBL & Associates         $174,386   $10,633,280
                                                                       9   Appalachian Electric     $157,818   $8,551,355
                                                                      10   AT&T                     $133,985   $7,965,612
HAMBLEN COUNTY
LEGISLATIVE BODY


CONSENT CALENDAR
   Thursday, June 23, 2011
           5 p.m.




    PREPARED UNDER THE DIRECTION OF
        CHAIRMAN STANCIL L. FORD
                        CONSENT ORDERS
                                           JUNE 23, 2011

Order                              Title                                 Placed From
 No.

        Approval of the Previous Month’s Minutes –
 1           May 19, 2011                                      Chairman Stancil Ford
 2      Approval of Notaries                                    County Clerk Linda Wilder
 3      Operating Summaries – 5/31/11                           Finance Committee
 4      County Attorney Invoices – May 2011                     Finance Committee
 5      Budget Amendments Approved by the County Mayor          Finance Committee
 6      Trustee’s Report – April 2011                           Finance Committee
 7      Building Permits – May 2011                             Finance Committee
 8      Coroner’s Reports – May 2011                            Public Services Committee
 9      Morristown-Hamblen Humane Society Report – April 2011   Public Services Committee
 10     Informational Memo from Comcast Cable                   Public Services Committee
HAMBLEN COUNTY
LEGISLATIVE BODY


REGULAR CALENDAR
   Thursday, June 23, 2011
           5 p.m.




    PREPARED UNDER THE DIRECTION OF
        CHAIRMAN STANCIL L. FORD
                                              Open Meeting – Sheriff Esco Jarnagin
                                              Call to Order – Chairman Stancil Ford
                                                    Prayer – To be determined
                                        Pledge of Allegiance – Commissioner Nancy Phillips
                                              Roll Call – County Clerk Linda Wilder
                                         Recognition of Visitors – Chairman Stancil Ford

                                                       REGULAR ORDERS
                                                          June 23, 2011
Order No.                                            Title                                                 Placed From
       1    Calendar and Rules Committee                                                            Chair Paul LeBel

                a.   Approval of Consent Calendar Items
                b.   Approval of Regular Calendar Items

       2    Approval of Consent Calendar                                                            Chairman Stancil Ford
                a.   Consent Calendar

       3    Approval of Public Official Bond                                                        Chairman Stancil Ford
                a.   Dr. Dale Lynch, Director of Schools

       4    Finance Committee                                                                       Chair Louis “Doe” Jarvis
                a.   Monthly Checks Submitted by the Office of the Hamblen County Mayor
                b.   Special Endowment Fund Resolution
                c.   FY 2011-2012 Litter Grant Authorizing Resolution
                d.   Spending Prioritization Policy
                e.   Transportation Agreement with Morristown EMS for Transport of Deceased
                     Persons
                f.   Long Distance Rate Contract
                g.   Budget Amendments
                         a. Fund 101
                                    i. Finance – Juvenile Vehicle ($20,000)
                                   ii. Finance – Endowment Fund Transfer ($1,035,500)
                                  iii. Finance – Reclassify Revenues ($522,509)
                                  iv. Finance – Reclassify Appropriations ($191,275)

                         b.   Fund 116
                                  i. Solid Waste/Sanitation – Reclassify Appropriations ($11,310)

                         c.   Fund 131
                                  i. Highway/Public Works – Reclassify Appropriations ($60,000)

                         d.   Fund 155
                                  i. Hospital Debt Service Fund – Close Fund to General Fund
                                      ($3,181,850)

       5    Public Services Committee                                                               Chair Herbert Harville
                a.    3-Star Program 2011-2015
                          a. Resolution to Adopt the Strategic Economic Development Plan
                          b. Resolution to Affirm Compliance with Federal Title VI Regulations
                b.   Stormwater Advisory Council
                c.   Dog Barking Issue
                d.   Items to be Declared Surplus
                          a. (2) APC SmartUPS 3000 Power Supply/Battery Back-up Devices
                          b. (1) Cisco Systems Catalyst 6500 Network Switch
                          c. (1) TAB Model 2546-50 Check Burster
       6   Budget Committee Report                                                                 Chair Larry Baker
               a.   Budget Committee Meeting – May 9, 2011
               b.   Budget Committee Meeting – May 12, 2011
               c.   Budget Committee Meeting – May 17, 2011
               d.   Budget Committee Meeting – May 19, 2011
               e.   Budget Committee Meeting – June 7, 2011
               f.   Budget Committee Meeting – June 9, 2011
       7   Presentation of FY 2011-2012 Budget Resolutions (2nd Reading)                           Chairman Stancil Ford

               a.   Resolution Fixing the Tax Levy in Hamblen County, Tennessee for Fiscal Year
                    Beginning July 1, 2011
               b.   Resolution Making Appropriations for the Various Funds, Departments,
                    Institutions, Offices and Agencies of Hamblen County, Tennessee for the Year
                    Beginning July 1, 2011 and Ending June 30, 2012
               c.   Resolution Making Appropriations to Nonprofit, Charitable and Civic
                    Organizations of Hamblen County, Tennessee for the Year Beginning July 1,
                    2011 and Ending June 30, 2012



                                            Adjournment – Chairman Stancil Ford

Indicates Roll-Call Vote Required

				
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