From Mayor Olen Parker

The Newbern Downtown Safe Room is now fully underway. Soil tests have been completed, Final Floor Plan is being developed in conjunction with the 911 Board. The final drawings are now being completed.

REGULAR MEETING

NEWBERN BOARD OF MAYOR AND ALDERMEN

Date: January 19, 2016

The Newbern Board of Mayor and Aldermen met in regular session in the Board Meeting Room at the Newbern Municipal Building. Mayor Olen K. Parker presiding. Aldermen present were Vice Mayor John Flatt, Robert Hart, Justin Wright, Daniel Watson, Kirby Ogden and Bradley Rogers. Also present were City Recorder Jason Roberts, Office Manager Cindy Reed, Chief of Operations Jim Richards and Police Chief Red Barnes.

This information being taken from a book written by Arahwana Hendren Ridens named the Dyer County and Newbern Tennessee, A history of the 39 earliest families in Dyer County. Part of this information was extracted from this publication, along with other documents and related stories and oral family histories. We continue with the entries of the McCorkle Diaries and what was entered about the from his perspective as a Newbern business owner. We pick up late in the year of 1880 and continue from our December 2015 issue.

newbern depotThe Newbern Depot Museum is in the process of a major refit of its HO-scale train, in the south room of the depot. The existing 12-by-6 foot train layout was demolished in January to make way for a newer, more functional setup. The original layout had major track issues, including problems with its underpinning. This made the track unlevel. Trains would often derail, or simply disconnect while running. It took a crew of two just to try and keep the board working during visitor hours.

This information being taken from a book written by Arahwana Hendren Ridens named the Dyer County and Newbern Tennessee, A history of the 39 earliest families in Dyer County. Part of this information was extracted from this publication, along with other documents and related stories and oral family histories. We continue with the entries of the McCorkle Diaries and what was entered about the from his perspective as a Newbern business owner. We pick up late in the year of 1880 and continue from our December 2015 issue.

Newbern Beautiful Christmas ContestThe winners of the annual Beautiful Christmas Contest were announced in the State Gazette on December 27. Congratulations to everybody and thank you for helping to make Newbern beautiful this season!

newbern depotThe Newbern Depot Museum has had a very good year in 2015. Approximately 1,500 people came through the museum over the course of 11 months (we remain closed in January), and 3,900 people used the depot to board Amtrak’s “City of New Orleans” trains during FY 2015.

REGULAR MEETING

NEWBERN BOARD OF MAYOR AND ALDERMEN

Date: October 20, 2015

The Newbern Board of Mayor and Aldermen met in regular session in the Board Meeting Room at the Newbern Municipal Building. Mayor Olen K. Parker presiding. Aldermen present were Vice Mayor John Flatt, Robert Hart, Justin Wright, Daniel Watson, Kirby Ogden and Bradley Rog-ers. Also present were City Recorder Jason Roberts, Office Manager Cindy Reed, Chief of Opera-tions Jim Richards and Police Chief Red Barnes.

Tri County Equipment.jpg On behalf of TVA, Mayor Parker presents a check to Tri County Equipment for an incentive for their participation in an energy-saving project at their location. This check is to help offset the costs of improving the property into a more energy-efficient environment. Congratulations to Tri-County Equipment for their involvement in conserving energy.

From Mayor Olen Parker

The Newbern Downtown Safe Room is now fully underway. Demolition of the old structure is complete; review of the floor plans will be done in the next week or so. Upon approval of the floor plan, soil borings will be done and the final foundation design will be completed. The Newbern Elementary School Safe Room is completed and we are waiting on some final small items to be completed and approved. There will hold a formal open house when items have been finished.

REGULAR MEETING

NEWBERN BOARD OF MAYOR AND ALDERMEN

Date: November 17, 2015

The Newbern Board of Mayor and Aldermen met in regular session in the Board Meeting Room at the Newbern Municipal Building. Mayor Olen K. Parker presiding. Aldermen present were Vice Mayor John Flatt, Robert Hart, Justin Wright, Daniel Watson, Kirby Ogden and Bradley Rogers. Also present were City Recorder Jason Roberts Office Manager Cindy Reed, Chief of Operations Jim Richards and Police Chief Red Barnes.