February Update from Commissioner Bob Thomas

Here is your February Update for Knox County!

*****My wife Kim and I are in the tenth month of our “Faith Tour” visiting a different church service each week. Many people have invited us to their church and we have visited 40 so far. If you want us to visit your church please contact us at ElectBobThomas@yahoo.com!

***The February Ed and Bob NIGHT OUT in Knox County was at Love That BBQ on Old Maryville Pike. This was our 37th consecutive monthly community meeting in Knox County! Each month we hold a meeting so you can come out and talk with your Commissioners about any concerns. 

***The February Ed and Bob NIGHT OUT in Knox County was at Little Joe’s Pizza in Farragut. Many people came by and shared their thoughts with us.

***Join me at the annual O’Connor Senior Center Pancake Breakfast on Friday, March 2nd at the center on Winona Avenue. I will be flipping some pancakes starting at 8:00am!

In Commission news…

On Monday, February 26th 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 40 items. This month many of the items are from the School Board. There are 13 items from the School Board and 7 from Engineering and Public Works. School resolutions are merely a formality as they pass whether we vote for them or not. There are two First readings on ordinances this month and one final Second Reading on an ordinance. In zoning, there are 6 issues this month. Some resolutions that stand out are:

  1. Resolution approving the receipt of funds fro the TN Department of Education for a Learnign Center Grant of $108,000.
  2. Resolution approving the acceptance of $48,311 donation for the Central High School baseball and softball facility.
  3. Resolution approving the acceptance of twenty GPS systems from the Department of Defense for the Sheriff’s Department.


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