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Thursday, May 04, 2017

Board of Mayor & Aldermen - detailed agenda & voting results - May 2

  • None
  • 2017 Annual Action Plan for Community Development
  • Budget Adjustment Ordinance for FY17
    • $50,000 from Local Road/Sidewalks to Sullivan/Clay signal (at First Baptist)
    • $42,500 from Visitor’s Enhancement budget for new seating at Hunter Wright Stadium
    • $1,970 to Heritage Trail project to purchase signs/brochures
    • $50,000 from stormwater project to new office/lab furnishings (Konnarock Rd)
    • $40,000 from stormwater project to new office equipment (Konnarock Rd)
  • School budget increase for wireless internet access in lower elementary grades
  • Pedestrian access across Holston River and Sluice bridges on Wilcox Drive
  • Stream/wetland mitigation credits for new development near Aquatic Center
  • $269,110 replacement of one automated recycling truck
  • $50,259 replacement, two (2) cargo vans for Public Works
  • $650,100 architectural agreement for DBHS Science and Technology Building
  • $61,067 replacement, three 4X2 Extended Cab Pickup Trucks for Public Works
  • $87,439 replacement, four 4X4 extended cab pickup trucks for Public Works
  • $86,508 replacement, two cutaway cargo vans for Kingsport City Schools
  • $455,766 technology purchase for Kingsport City Schools
  • Authorize the 2017 HOME Consortium agreement for NE TN / SW VA
  • Rental fees for new 12x12 cabanas installed at Kingsport Aquatic Center
  • Easement and Right-of-Way for new sewer in Colonial Heights on Summit Oak
  • Easements and Right-of-Ways for sewer maintenance on Summit/Ridgeway
Kingsport is located on the Tennessee-Virginia border at the crossroads of I-81 and I-26 near the geographic center of the Eastern U.S. This city of 50,000 in a metro of 308,000, was planned by renowned American planner John Nolen in his office at Harvard Square. Located in the lush green foothills of the Tennessee Valley, it is surrounded by the Southern Highlands and mountain lakes. Kingsport is home to Marriott’s and thousands of acres of unique, natural amenities at Bays Mountain and Warriors Path Parks. The natural geography provides a temperate, well-balanced climate with four seasons and a natural shelter from extreme weather. Population growth has also been well-balanced, ensuring you will not outgrow your decision to relocate. With no personal property taxes, special assessments, or state income taxes on salaries/wages, you’ll find that Kingsport has a very low cost of living coupled with an exceptionally high quality of life (see for yourself at The regional airport (TRI) has direct flights to Atlanta, Charlotte, Orlando and St. Pete/Clearwater with easy access, parking, and virtually no security lines. The public education system was planned by Columbia University and Newsweek has repeatedly recognized the local high school as one of the best in America. Year in and year out our graduates go on to the top colleges and universities (and without costly private school tuition fees). Harvard also recognized Kingsport in 2009 with the Innovations in American Government Award for its higher education initiative. What are you waiting for? It’s time to leave the high costs, traffic jams, and stress behind and discover this hidden gem.