November Update from Commissioner Bob Thomas

Here is your November Update for Knox County!

***Our campaign for Knox County Mayor is on the move across Knox County with our “County Caravans!” See all the pictures from our first two caravans at https://www.facebook.com/ElectBobThomasEvents/

*****My wife Kim and I are in the seventh month of our “Faith Tour” visiting a different church service each week. If you want us to visit your church please contact us at ElectBobThomas@yahoo.com!

***The November Ed and Bob NIGHT OUT in Knox County will be Wednesday, November 15th,  5-7p at Scott’s Place, 4700 Asheville Highway. This will be our 34th community meeting in Knox County! Come out and talk with your Commissioners and enjoy East Knoxville’s best burger and lots of conversation.

***The October Ed and Bob NIGHT OUT in Knox County was at E. B.’s Eats and Treats in Halls. It was a packed house as many in the community wanted to discuss some of their concerns. That’s what Ed and Bob Night Out is all about. Thank you to everyone who attended.

Here is your November Update for Knox County!

***Our campaign for Knox County Mayor is on the move across Knox County with our “County Caravans!” See all the pictures from our first two caravans at https://www.facebook.com/ElectBobThomasEvents/. We are in the seventh month of our “Faith Tour” visiting a different church service each week. If you want us to visit your church please contact us at ElectBobThomas@yahoo.com!

***The November Ed and Bob NIGHT OUT in Knox County will be Wednesday, November 15th,  5-7p at Scott’s Place, 4700 Asheville Highway. This will be our 34th community meeting in Knox County! Come out and talk with your Commissioners and enjoy lots of Eats and Treats!

***The October Ed and Bob NIGHT OUT in Knox County was at E. B.’s Eats and Treats in Halls. It was a packed house as the community had some concerns they wanted to talk about.


 Commissioners Thomas and Brantley with the crowd in Halls.


Commissioners Thomas and Brantley help lead the discussion.

 Commissioners Thomas and Brantley with Ed Hunter the owner of E. B.’s Eats and Treats

 

Knox County Commission will meet one week earlier in November and December due to the holidays.

In Commission news…

On Monday, November 13th at 5:00pm, the Knox County Commission will hold its regular monthly workshop followed at 6pm with a special meeting to hear citizen concerns over several new ordinances. These meetings will take place in the Main Assembly Room of the City County Building.

On Monday, November 20th at 1:30pm, the Knox County Pension and Retirement Board will meet on the 6th floor of the City County Building in the Commission Conference Room. The Beer Board will meet at 4:00pm. The regular Commission meeting will begin at 5pm followed by Zoning at 7pm. Beer Board, Commission and Zoning will take place in the Main Assembly Room of the City County Building.

The Commission agenda has approximately 60 items. This month many of the items are from the School Board. There are 20 items from the School Board and 11 from Engineering and Public Works. School resolutions are merely a formality as they pass whether we vote for them or not. Also scheduled are several readings of ordinances.  One is a first reading and one is a second reading. In zoning, there are 7 issues this month. Some resolutions that stand out are:

  1. Resolution approving a contract for School Bus locator software in the amount of $35,403.
  2. Resolution approving a Food for Kids Program Agreement for Powell MS to help feed children who are chronically hungry.
  3. Resolution approving up to $500,000 per year for fencing for schools.

 

Should you or any Knox County resident need assistance from Knox County government, please contact me at:

Bob.Thomas@KnoxCounty.org or 865-309-4364

Seat 10 At-Large Commissioner of Knox County Commission

Chairman, Knox County Cable TV Committee

Chairman, Knox County Disability Committee
Knox County Development Corp Board
Knox County Pension & Retirement Committee
Knox County Parks & Recreation Board
Metro Drug Coalition Board
Dogwood Arts Festival Board
Young-Williams Animal Center Board
American Cancer Society Board
Arts & Culture Alliance Board
Community Television Board
Thompson-Boling Arena Use Committee 

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