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McKenzie to Remove Tree in Veterans Park

McKenzie to Remove Tree in Veterans Park

McKENZIE (October 5) — During the regular October meeting of the McKenzie City Council a bid from Bobby Knight was accepted for the removal a large dying tree in Veterans Park. Knight’s itemized bid of $2,400 included cutting the tree down, clean up and stump removal.

Under financial matters the council was informed of the purchase of a John Deere tractor by the Parks Department for $5,000. Traf-Mark was paid $3,687 for the painting of lines and stripes along Main Street in McKenzie. The Police Department purchased a computer for $2,1725.75. The Wastewater Treatment Plant paid two invoices from Jones Sales for $4,699.

In old business, Councilman Jason Martin will attend the state-mandated utility board training. According to MTAS, only city official elected/appointed in or after 2017 must complete the mandated 12 hours of training. Tree

The council heard department reports from Ricky Sawyers of the police department, Brian Tucker of the fire department and Johnny Mercer of the public works.

Closing out the 17-minute meeting, Mayor Jill Holland informed members of the board about the current situation surrounding Dr. Bryan Merrick. Holland said if members of the council felt inclined to help, they should reach out to federally elected officials (Representative Kustoff; Senators Alexander and Corker).

Councilperson Cassie Allen and Vice Mayor Gene Hale were not present.

The next regular meeting of the McKenzie City Council and Mayor isThursday, November 9 at 6 p.m.

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