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.

From Days Past 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 1878 and continue from our November 2015 issue.

raise awareness for Breast CancerTo raise awareness for Breast Cancer, a few of the City’s men were asked to show off in their pink tutus! Listed left to right, Police Chief Red Barns, Electric Supervisor Sandy Hill, Mayor Olen Parker, Underground Utilities Supervisor Casey King, Street Supervisor, Steve Dodds, and City Recorder Jason Roberts. Looking good, guys! Pink is definitely your color.

City Hall In honor of Thanksgiving, the State Gazette went around and asked citizens what they were thankful for. They made a stop at City Hall and a few of the staff there were happy to share what they were thankful for this year. Shown, left to right (top) Gail Bailey, Kay Rule, (bottom) Norease Mayberry, Lauren Bohannon.

newbern depot The Newbern Depot Museum is getting ready for several Christmas showings, including a new event - A Depot Christmas Marketplace, on Dec. 3rd, Thursday, from 5-9 pm. On this night, the same night as the Newbern Christmas Parade, the depot's large freight room will house around 15 vendors inside, selling a variety of holiday items. Santa will also be present on this day, from 5-7 pm, and on Dec. 6th, from 1-3 pm.

From Mayor Olen Parker

Depot Days was a great success with over 3,000 in attendance. Would like to thank all those involved for it success. I want to also thank all the departments for their help. Many volunteered personal time to make our City Festival a great success.

The Newbern Downtown Safe Room is now fully underway. Demolition of the old structure is complete, the topographical survey has been completed and the design drawings should be completed within the next few weeks.

Please choose from the list below and drop off donations at Highlands and note them for JoAnn Parker.

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 1878 and continue from our October 2015 issue.